The World Champs may be over, but the racing isn't. Over the weekend the Queensland Triathlon Series had is first race for the series down at Robina over the fast and flat course. Distances included the Olympic Distance (1.5/40/10), Sprint (750/24/5), Enticer (300/8/2.5) and rounded it out with the Kool Kids (100/2/500)
There may have been a small contingent of Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes competing but that didn't stop the podium express or results. There were a few backing up from World Champs, but there were also some athletes making their first race for the season as well.
In the Olympic Distance we had 3 race and walked away with 3 wins in their respective categories. All 3 were backing up from Worlds. Michael Woodcock led the charge with a win in the 45-49 Males and 12th Overall. Pauline Ashley won the 45-49 Females and was 9th Female overall, while Brett Stalley took out the 55-59 Males.
The Sprint Distance had an extra 4km on it due to the road configuration. Nicholas Hull hit the ground running taking out 30-34 Male and 5th Overall. Lucy Bowden backing up from World Champs pushed the bike hard to take 2nd 25-29 Female and 2nd Female Overall. As always in a very competitive age group Ryan Marsh did what he could do to take 7th 14-15 Years Male. Some very close racing in that age group.
While in the Teams, Tara Partridge and Tania Gover needed a longer warm up so they decided to ride from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast on the Saturday and team up with Kelly Enright on race day. Must of work as they landed on the top of podium with the win in the Female Teams. While Dad and Daughter team of Jordan and Evy Gover Teamed up in the mixed teams to finish 5th.
Mia Davis just missed the podium in the Kool Kids with a 4th 7-9. The rest of the Juniors of Heidi Craig, Carter Davis, Scott Marsh and Oscar Starr Thomas all performed well in the respective categories and distances. On the Saturday they had an Open Water Swim with Ryan Marsh 2nd 500m and Jordan Gover 2nd 1000m landing both on the podium.
The Annual Twilight Bay Run was held on Saturday afternoon at Wynnum where Chloe Turner lined up in the 5km dash with her finishing 5th Female Overall and 2nd 18-39. The previous weekend Cycling Queensland held their State Individual Time Trial Championships. Scott Marsh had a great ride to finish 3rd U/15 while older Bro Ryan Marsh was 5th U/17
Well done to all that raced. Full Results Below QTS # 1 - Robina - 23.09.18 Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10 Michael Woodcock - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - 12th Overall Pauline Ashley - 1st Place 45-49 Years Female - 9th Female Overall Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male
Sprint Distance - 750/24/5 Nicholas Hull - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - 5th Overall Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Ryan Marsh - 7th Place 14-15 Years Male Sprint Teams Tania Gover / Tara Partridge / Kelly Enright - 1st Place Female Teams Jordan Gover / Evy Gover - 5th Place Mixed Teams
Enticer - 300/8/2.5 Zoe Davis - 22nd U/14 Years Female Oscar Starr Thomas - 31st Place U/14 Years Male Scott Marsh - 40th Place U/14 Years Male
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Mia Davis - 4th Place 7-9 Years Female Heidi Craig - 16th Place 10-11 Years Female Carter Davis - 22nd Place 7-9 Years Male
Queensland Cycling ITT State Championships - 17.09.18 Scott Marsh - 3rd Place U/15 Years Junior Male Ryan Marsh - 5th Place U/17 Years Junior Male
What an amazing job the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes did over the 5 days at the World Triathlon Championships on the Gold Coast with the Age Group Sprint Distance on Thursday the 13th, ITU Junior on Saturday 15th and the culmination of Sunday the 16th with Age Group Olympic Distance and WTS Men. The action was fast and furious at all levels of competition and can't believe the results that unfolded.
The count 20 Athletes 2 x Places - Both 2nd 9 Athletes in the Top 10 - 2 x 2nd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th, 2 x 6th, 1 x 7th, 1 x 8th, 1 x 10th 14 Athletes in Top 15 - 1 x 12th, 1 x 13th, 2 x 14th, 1 x 15th
With racing there are always the ups and downs. A few seconds quicker here, a transition a little quicker, the 1 Percenters, change the outcome of the performances. We had so many close to the podium, that a few things that went the athletes way we could of seen a few more on the podium. But that is racing and the crew did an amazing job with some unbelievable results. The early morning starts when it was dark cold and gloomy to the late arvo's finishing in the dark. The hard work was rewarded and I couldn't have asked any more of you all.
In the Sprint distance on the Thursday, some amazing racing. We had 9 toe the line over the draft legal format. For some this was their first race in a draft legal format. It was on from the start and the swim held the key to setting up the race for each of the athletes. Matt Wolstencroft and Jordan Gover ripped it up in the 45-49 years to lead off the bike with the initial winner. Matt went on to finish 2nd while Jordan was 6th.
Chloe Turner just missed running down the 3rd place girl by a matter of seconds to finish 4th. Michael Hooper was 7th which saw him 20 secs off the podium. Gary Turner had a great race to take 13th, with Maddi Dutton and Maureen Cummings both 14th. Tania Gover, does it with a smile each time, but serious you are one tough cookie. You epitomise what the sport is about and to finish 15th....Legend!!! Emma Dann rounded out the 9 with 35th. Not the best prep with Grade 12 exams and overall school pressure but you race well with the limited training you were able to do.
Sunday morning greeted the Olympic Distance Athletes with a call the night before to ban disc wheels based on the weather forecast. It did cause a few dramas and fortunately the wind didn't pick up as expected. A massive kudos to the Race Organisers as if that wind had of turned up earlier there could of been some carnage. I know they copped a lot of flack over it, but the right call was made based on the predicted forecast.
We had another 9 athletes toe the line, with Matt Wolstencroft backing up from the Sprint distance and silver medal. Matt went on to take 6th. Kate Schultz you are one very determined and tough cookie. With limited running you led off the bike and struggled your way thru to hit the podium in 2nd place. Well done to You and Brodie Gardner. Lucy Bowden, now you may not had the performance that we were searching for, but you fought your way with determination to a great position in 8th Place. Still a great result and I know there was nothing left in the tank. Tasha Heikkila rounded out our top 10's with a 10th Place. Another determined performance with the pressures of Grade 12 but you dug deep for that.
The ever consistent Brett Stalley aka "Guns". Another one interrupted preparations, but you moved thru the field after the swim to continue to catch one at a time to finish in 12th. In an extremely competitive age group, Michael Woodcock, along with his hectic workload, did an amazing job. The way you finished that run off shows the hard work is paying off with a 38th. The Doc, Charlotte Durand, had a stint of night shifts leading into the race which wasn't ideal but had no choice and got on with her business with a 10 min PB in 39th. Pauline Ashley battled her way to the end, with an interrupted prep, to finish 54th. While Sandii Rixon has improved immensely since joining SCTA, as a FIFO worker its not easy balancing it all but you raced well to finish off with a 58th and a smile on the face.
Romy Wolstencroft lined up in the ITU Junior Female on the Saturday. This was a journey that started 3.5 years ago. From that first initial talk at Moreton Bay Tri to lining up against the Worlds best Juniors. I know I didn't get to finish the journey, but it was great to see you mix it up with them and take them on. You have come a long way in that 3.5 years and to finish 5th, Awesome. Well done on the result and best of luck with your future in this sport
Finally Ryan Fisher, backing up from World 70.3 and mixing it up in the WTS Finale. Performed well to come away with a 27th Place Elite Male
Well done to all that raced. Full results below World Triathlon Championships – 12-13.09.18 – Gold Coast Sprint Distance – 750/20/5 Matthew Wolstencroft – 2nd Place 45-49 years Male Chloe Turner – 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Jordan Gover – 6th Place 45-49 years Male Michael Hooper – 7th Place 20-24 Years Male Gary Turner – 13th Place 70-74 Years Male Maddison Dutton – 14th Place 20-24 Years Female Maureen Cummings – 14th Place 55-59 Years Female Tania Gover – 15th Place 40-44 Years Female Emma Dann – 35th Place 16-19 Years Female
Olympic Distance – 1.5/40/10 Kate Schultz – 2nd Place 35-39 years Female Matthew Wolstencroft – 6th Place 45-49 years Male Lucy Bowden – 8th Place 25-29 Years Female Anastasia Heikkila – 10th Place 18-19 Years Female Brett Stalley – 12th Place 55-59 Years Male Michael Woodcock – 38th Place 45-49 Years Male Charlotte Durand – 39th Place 25-29 Years Female Pauline Ashley – 54th Place 45-49 years Female Sandii Rixon – 58th Place 30-34 Years Female
ITU Junior - 750/20/5 - Draft Legal Romy Wolstencroft – 5th Place Junior Female
WTS – 1.5/40/10 – Draft Legal Ryan Fisher – 27th Place Elite Male
Just a small contingent that raced on the weekend at the 70.3 World Championships at Port Elizabeth Bay in South Africa over the 1.9km Swim, 90km Cycle and 21.1km Run.
With a beach swim that had a few waves, a cycle course that had some challenging hills and headwinds and a flat run course that produced some amazing times. SCTA had 2 athletes racing. With the females racing on the Saturday and Men on the Sunday.
Marion Tuin led the charge in the 30-34 years female. After her recent bronze medal at the World Long Course she made the trip to Australia for the final prep leading into her major race in south Africa. She had a solid swim and a great ride to hit the run course in 3rd place and in touch with the leaders. Unfortunately her run legs didn't come to the party and she battled on to record a 10th place in her category and 20th Female Age Group overall. Still not a bad performance with times and placing.
That's part of racing. Sometimes it goes to plan and other times it doesn't. It gives us a chance to reflect and better prepare for the next race.
SCTA Club Member Ryan Fisher toed the line with a Stellar Pro Men's field. Weather wasn't kind to the Men with wet roads and showers. Ryan lead out of the water with the front group of 8. Onto the bike he rode with the front pack for the first half of the ride and slipped away to exit the bike just out of the top 10. Fishman ran strongly to average under 4min /km for the half marathon to finish in 22nd place. Ryan will be a starter at the World Triathlon Champs on the Gold Coast on 16th September.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below World 70.3 Championships - South Africa - 1-2.09.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - 10th Place 30-34 Years Female Ryan Fisher - 22nd Place Professional Male
A massive weekend for racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Australian Cross Country Champs on Saturday and on Sunday at Sunshine Coast 70.3 and Ballina Triathlon.
On one of the hardest courses going around at the Maleny Golf Course, SCTA had 3 juniors lining up in the Australian Cross Country Championships. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig put the perfect race together to claim the National U/14 Years Male Title. He ended up with 3 Gold Medals with the Individual Title, Team Title and Relay Title over 2 days of fast and furious racing.
Not to be outdone Mia Wooldridge was 10th in the 12 Years Girls having a great run where 60 seconds separated the first 10. Ella Wooldridge ran very well against a quality field and girls a year older than her in the U/18 Female and a NZ team, where she finished 67th
The weather gods didn't shine on the Sunshine Coast 70.3 this year. With predictions of torrential rain and storms. Fortunately the storms stayed away but the rain came in bursts throughout the event which made it cooler with light winds and fast times.
SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn had a great race where he was crowned the fastest age Grouper on the course and winning the 25-29 Years. The Team of Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis were the first Team home taking out the Male Teams as well.
There were plenty of SCTA Athletes out in action and all performed extremely well. Tara Partridge and Kelly Enright both produced PB over the distance and had amazing races. Was great to see SCTA Sponsor Grant Elliot from Stratton Finance Mooloolaba out there racing as well. well done to all that raced in the 70.3
While done in Ballina, there was a bit of fine tuning for the upcoming World Champs over the sprint distance. Brett Stalley had a sprint finished and was just pipped out on the category win. Matt Wolstencroft (45-49) took bragging rights over Romy Wolstencroft (18-19) with both 2nd in their respective categories while Pauline Ashley (45-49) was 3rd.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 26.08.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - Fastest AG Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis - 1st Place Male Teams - Fastest Team Overall Paul Marchant - 7th Place 25-29 Years Male Emily Baker / Ange Brearley - 9th Place Female Teams Kierra Sansome - 10th Place Professional Female Zsolt Dallos - 12th Place 35-39 Years Male Mitch Baker - 12th Place 25-29 Years Male Stuart Louth / Kev Hammond / Dean Saunders - 15th Place Male Team Erin Reid - 17th Place 40-44 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 19th Place Professional Male Kelly Enright - 20th Place 30-34 Years Female Tara Partridge - 26th Place 45-49 Years Female Norm Marsh - 26th Place 50-54 Years Male Sarah Pye - 26th Place 35-39 years Female Kerry Barlow - 32nd Place 45-49 Years Female Grant Elliot - 102nd Place 45-49 Years Male Luke Jensen - 130th Place 40-44 Years Male
Ballina Triathlon - 26.08.18 - 750/20/5 Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 18-19 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female
Australian Cross Country Championships - Maleny - 25.08.18 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - 3km - National Champion Peyton Craig - 1st Place Individual Team U/14 Years Male 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place Team Relay U/14 Years Male Mia Wooldridge - 10th Place 12 Years Girls 3km Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place Individual Team 12 Years Female 3km Mia Wooldridge - 3rd Place Team Relay 12 Years Female Ella Wooldridge - 67th Place U/18 Years Girls 4km
The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes were out in force on home turf for the Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival and in Townsville for their annual Triathlon Festival.
On the Saturday Ryan Marsh lined up in the Townville Triathlon Festival over the Sprint Distance where he had a great race and learning more how to race over this distance. He finished 7th Overall and took 3rd Place 14-19 Years against some older competitors.
On the Sunshine Coast for the Marathon Run festival, athletes were greeted with cool conditions that were perfect for running. As the day went on the predicted westerly wind came thru and was quite strong in gusts.
Jason Shortis (45-49) lead the charge in the Marathon with a category win and 8th overall. Gary Binet (50-54) who, with a few others are credited with getting this event off the ground and supporting the Ronald McDonalds charity house, decided to run this year instead of running around sorting out the course. He wanted to beat his personal best that he set 5 years ago and came up 17 secs short. A great effort and secured his category win and 9th overall. Kate "Doc" Gazzard (35-39) had another solid run with a 6th place. Awesome work from Wade Scougall who was one of the pacers giving up his time to guide the athletes around the course.
The Half Marathon saw Kaya Shults (15-17) take 3rd in her category, while both Meegan Walker and Ange Brearley had solid runs as well.
In the 10km, Jake Hynes (18-20) led the charge with a solid run taking the category win and 9th overall. The girls had a field day out there as well with Romy Wolstencroft (18-20) led the charge of the Females with the overall 10km title and category win.Clare Rickards (21-24) taking the category win and 6th female overall. Marion Tuin (30-34) in her final preps of World 70.3 Champs in South Africa, finished 2nd in her category and 7th female overall.
The 5km event was another dominate display from the SCTA Crew with Michael Hooper (21-24), 4th overall, SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holders Peyton Craig (15-17), 6th Overall and Macey Roberts (15-17), 5th Female overall. Maddi Dutton (21-24), 10th Female overall, Drew Walker (40-44) and Drew Westbrook (45-49) all finished 2nd in their respective categories.
While in the 2km Run we saw Heidi Craig (5-10) continue her great running with a 10th Female overall and 7th in her category.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival - 19.08.19 Marathon Jason Shortis - 1st Place 45-49 years Male - 8th Overall Gary Binet - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - 9th Overall Kate Gazzard - 6th Place 35-39 Years Female Half Marathon Kaya Shults - 3rd Place 15-17 Years Female Meegan Walker - 34th Place 35-39 Years Female Ange Brearley - 42nd Place 30-34 Years Female 10km Jake Hynes - 1st Place 18-20 years Male - 9th Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-20 Years Female - Female Race Winner Clare Rickards - 1st Place 21-24 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Marion Tuin - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female - 7th Female Overall 5km Michael Hooper - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Male - 4th Overall Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 11-14 Years Male - 6th Overall Macey Roberts - 2nd Place 15-17 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Maddison Dutton - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Female - 10th Female Overall Drew Walker - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Drew Westbrook - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male 2km Heidi Craig - 7th Place 5-10 Years Female - 10th Female Overall
Townsville Triathlon - 18.08.19 - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 14-19 Years Male - 7th Overall
With the World Triathlon Championships in 4.5 weeks time on the Gold Coast, The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes were in fine tune mode to put into place the procedures that will take place for their major race. For others it was change to have a hit out prior to the start of the season. The Rainbow Beach double Triathlon was the setting for the weekend. Two races over 2 days with a sprint distance on the Saturday arvo and back up again for the Sunday morning over the same distance and fine tune the performance from the day before.
It was a very successful outing for the SCTA Squad with some great performances that including the first 2 Males and first 3 females overall with Race Wins to Brodie Gardner and Romy Wolstencroft. Both in 2nd Place were Lucy Bowden and Nicholas Hull while Marion Tuin was 3rd Female Overall. The most successful part of the weekend is the Team Spirit and Culture with everyone cheering each other on and getting a buzz out of everyone going well. This is the 3rd time we have gone up there and each year the buzz amongst the squad grows each time.
When both times were added from both days of racing the overall titles were crowned. Category wins went to Brodie Gardner (30-34), Romy Wolstencroft (17-19), Lucy Bowden (25-29), Marion Tuin (30-34), Matthew Wolstencroft (45-49). Finishing in 2nd place were Nicholas Hull (30-34), Tania Gover (40-44), Pauline Ashley (45-49), Michael Woodcock (45-49) and Brett Stalley (55-59). Sandii Rixon (30-34) was 3rd and Charlotte Durand was 4th.
Over the weekend we had some athletes that just raced once in the individual races and on the Sunday combined to do some teams. On Saturday we had finishing with Category wins to Ella Wooldridge (15-16), Maddi Dutton (20-24) and Gary Turner (70-74). 2nd on the podium went to SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig (13-14) and Erin Wooldridge with Julia Turner (30-34) and Clare Rickards (25-29) both Placing 3rd. Chloe Turner (25-29) was 5th. On Sunday Maureen Cummings won (55-59).
In the Active Kids we had Mia Wooldridge, Heidi Craig and Ava Foreman and in the Active First Timers was Scott Foreman. No results have been posted yet but all raced extremely well.
On Sunday Maureen Cummings won 55-59 while Team Goat (Julia Turner / Maddi Dutton / Clare Rickards) won the Female Teams. In the Mixed Teams made up of Juniors (Peyton Craig / Ella and Mia Wooldridge) beat the older guys and girls in to take out the win.
In Sydney, Drew Westbrook lined up with 67000 other runners to compete in the annual 14km City to Surf Fun Run. Westy had a great run done there at this prestigious event where he fi wished 781st in 40-49.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon - 11-12.08.18 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 17-19 Years Female - Race Winner Brodie Gardner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 years Male Nicholas Hull - 2nd 30-34 Years Male - 2nd Overall Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Feamle Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Sandii Rixon - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female
Sunday - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 17-19 Years Female - Race Winner Brodie Gardner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 years Male Maureen Cummings - 1st Place 55-59 years Female Julia / Maddi / Clare - 1st Place Female Teams Peyton / Ella / Mia - 1st Place Mixed Teams Nicholas Hull - 2nd 30-34 Years Male - 2nd Overall Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Feamle Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Sandii Rixon - 4th Place 30-34 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female
Saturday - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 17-19 Years Female - Race Winner Brodie Gardner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 15-16 Years Female Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male Maddi Dutton - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 years Male Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-75 Years Male Nicholas Hull - 2nd 30-34 Years Male - 2nd Overall Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13-14 Years Male Erin Wooldridge - 2nd Place 15-16 years Female Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Feamle Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Clare Rickards - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female Julia Turner - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Chloe Turner - 5th Place 25-29 years Female Sandii Rixon - 5th Place 30-34 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 6th Place 25-29 Years Female Kelly Enright - 7th Place 30-34 Years Female
Active Kids - 200/6/2 Mia Wooldridge - No results Yet - 12-13 Years Female Heidi Craig - No results Yet - 10-11 Years Female Active Kids - 100/3/500 Ava Foreman - No results Yet - 6-9 Years Female
City to Surf Fun Run - 12.08.18 - 14km Drew Westbrook - 781st 40-49 Years Male
Another weekend of racing from Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium athletes that were in action at Queensland Athletics Cross Country Champs at Maleny, Brisbane Marathon Run Festival and Alpe D'heuz Triathlon.
Saturday saw the running of the Queensland Cross Country Champs at Maleny, the venue for the National Champs on 25th August. SCTA Junior Scholarship Holders, Peyton Craig and Macey Roberts had their first outings as this years recipients. Both raced well with Peyton 9th and Macey 13th.
The other Juniors of Mia Wooldridge (5th), Heidi Craig (8th), Ryan Marsh (14th) And Erin Wooldridge (14th) all ran very well on a very hilly and tough course. With an afternoon start time the temps hit around the 28 degree mark making the conditions even tougher.
On Sunday Orla Gallagher lined up in the Half Marathon as part of the Brisbane Marathon Run Festival. She took out bragging rights beating her fellow work colleagues across the line with a 26th Place 30-39. In the 10km we had Selena Corcoran finish in 42nd Place 40-49.
Arguably one of the toughest races on the circuit the famous Alpe D'heuz Triathlon was held on Thursday over a 2.2km sim, 118km Cycle - including the famous Alpe D'huez hill climb and finish off with a 20km run. SCTA Club Member Carrie Lester used it as a final hit out before EmbrunMan on 15th august. Carrie had a great day out with a 3rd Place in Pro Female.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Brisbane Marathon Run Festival - 05.08.18 Half Marathon Orla Gallagher - 26th Place 30-39 years Female 10km Run Selena Corcoran - 42nd Place 40-49 Years Female
Queensland Athletics Cross Country Champs - Maleny - 04.08.18 Mia Wooldridge - 5th Place U/13 Years Girls 3km Heidi Craig - 8th Place U/11 Years Girls 2km Peyton Craig - 9th Place U/14 Years Boys 4km Macey Roberts - 13th Place U/17 Years Girls 4km Ryan Marsh - 14th Place U/16 Years Boys 4km Erin Wooldridge -1 4th Place U/16 Years Girls 4km
Alpe D'heuz Long Course Triathlon - 02.08.18 - 2.2/118/20 Carrie Lester - 3rd Place Professional Female
A massive weekend of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at NSW Schools Cross Country Champs, Yeppoon Triathlon festival, Zurich 5150 Triathlon, Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships, Sydney Harbour 5km Fun Run, Glasshouse Trail Series and WTS Edmonton.
Up at Yeppoon for the annual Triathlon Festival saw athletes greeted with heavy fog, that made the swim leg interesting trying to locate the turning buoys. There was along course of 2/80/20 and a 750/205/5 to choose from
In Europe we had Romy Wolstencroft line up in her first 5150 (OD for the Old School) in Zurich. It was her last race before heading home to concentrate on the World Champs in September. A few storms rolled thru that delayed the start, but she toed the line with World IM Champion Daniella Ryf. Romy had a solid day out for her first OD finishing 5th Pro. Safe travels home.
SCTA Club Members, Kelly Ann Perkins and Ryan Fisher lined up at the WTS Edmonton Sprint Distance over the weekend. The worlds best toeing the line and neither of them disappointed. KP was 21st in Professional Female, while Ryan Fisher 22nd in the Men's.
The Finders Tour took place on the weekend as part of the Glasshouse Trail Series. A choice of 52km and 26km trail Runs. Kate Gazzard took the challenge on in the 52km event where she finished 2nd Female and 15th Overall. Tim Jarrold lined up in the 26km event. You all know Tim loves his training and went in super fresh for this and performed extremely well to finish in 40th Place
Anastasia Heikkila was in action at the Queensland schools Orienteering Championships over the weekend that saw her take out a Bronze Medal Senior Girls and backed up in the Senior Teams to take a Silver Medal. Its been a hectic few weekends for Tash after the Kokoda Challenge, Qld Schools Cross Country Champs and now with the orienteering.
Down at Eastern Creek in NSW, the NSW Cross Country Champs were being held with the Wooldridge Sisters in action. Both Mia and Ella had already qualified for National Cross Country thru Athletics NSW, so it was Erin's last chance to qualify for NSW. Erin had a strong run but wasn't able to get in that top 6 finishing 29th in a very competitive 15 Years Girls (She has a chance to qualify this weekend at Qld Athletics Cross Country Champs at Maleny on Saturday). Next up was Ella in the 16 Years Girls and she had a great race to finish 13th. The little pocket rocket Mia "aka Ratbag" finished the day off in style with a strong sprint finish that saw her overtake the 2 girls in front to take out the NSW State Title in the 13 years girls.
Ella Wooldridge lined up on the Sunday in the Sydney Harbour 5km Fun Run where she did a PB 5km breaking the 20 min barrier in 19.56. She won her category (16-19) and was 2nd Female overall / 32nd Overall amongst the boys.
Yeppoon Triathlon Festival - 29.07.18 - 2/80/20 Simon Hearn - 1st Place OPEN Male - RACE WINNER Zsolt Dallos - 2nd Place 30-39 Years Male Nicholas Hull - 5th Place OPEN Male Kierra Sansome - 5th Place OPEN Female
Sprint 750/20/5 Ron Craig - 1st Place 40-49 Years Male Enticer 300/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place 12-13 Years Male - RACE WINNER Aquathlon Heidi Craig - Waiting for results
Sydney Harbour 5km Run - 29.07.18 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall
Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships - 29.07.18 - 5100m Course Anastasia Heikkila - 3rd Place Senior Girls Anastasia Heikkila - 2nd Place Qld Schools Team
Glasshouse Trail Series - Flinders Tour - 29.07.18 Kate Gazzard - 2nd Place 56km Female - 15th Overall Tim Jarrold - 40th Place 26km Male
Zurich 5150 Triathlon - 28.07.18 - 1.5/40/10 Romy Wolstencroft - 5th Place Professional Female
WTS Edmonton - 27.07.18 Kelly Ann Perkins - 21st Place Professional Female Ryan Fisher - 22nd Place Professional Male
NSW Schools Cross Country Championships - 27.07.18 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place 12-13 Years Girls - 3km Ella Wooldridge - 13th Place 16 Years Girls - 4km Erin Wooldridge - 29th Place 15 Years Girls - 4km
Big 2 weekends of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes at were in action at the ITU World Multisport Championships in Denmark, Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast, Queensland Schools Cross Country Championships, Velothon Sunshine Coast and Queensland Duathlon Championships.
While at the Queensland Schools Cross Country Champs, Peyton Craig led the charge with a 2nd Place in 13 Years Boys and selection into the Qld Team for the National Champs on 25th August. Anastasia Heikkila backed up from her 96km Kokoda Challenge the week before to finish 14th 18-19. Stella Green was 14th in the 10 Years Girls only 28 seconds from the winner. Ryan Marsh backed up from Qld Duathlon Champs in the morning and ran in the 15 years Boys in the arvo to finish 33rd, while Macey Roberts had a solid run to finish 34th in 16 Years Girls
Springfield turned on the racing heat, but not the temperatures for the Queensland Duathlon Championships. Always a cold start to the day and this was no exception. we had 8 athletes racing with 4 State Champions and a bronze. Some fast and furious racing and a few of them up in distances and at bottom of the age categories. All great experience for the athletes. In the Long Course, Nicholas Hull took out the 30-34 Years State Title. While in the Sprint Distance, Ella and Erin Wooldridge took out State Titles in their respective categories while Ryan Marsh got a bronze medal. Kelly Enright had a great day out with a 5th.
In the Enticer, Mia Wooldridge took out the State Title and Female Race Winner with Finn Barlow stepping up an age group this season and distance to claim a 6th. While in the Kids, Pipi Barlow also went up an Age Category and distance this year for a 6th Place as well.
Rainbow Beach was the scene for the Run Queensland Rainbow Beach Fun Run. Where competitors run on sand and all terrains, it is a tough course for all competitors over the Marathon, Half Marathon and 11km distances. Both Jen Shults and Courtney Akrigg ran well in the Marathon. In the Half, Josh Corcoran took out his category and the overall Race Win. While Jazzy Shults and Erin Reid were both 2nd in their respective categories. Scott Shults was 6th. while in the 11km Kaya Shults won her category and 4th female overall.
Over in Denmark for the ITU World Multisport Championships, Marion Tuin led the charge in the Long Course World Champs, 3km swim, 120km cycle and 30km run where she had a solid swim and bike combo but paced out the run very well to finish off strongly with a bronze medal on the podium. The 30-34 category that she was in all finished in the top 5 Females overall.
While a few days earlier, Tania Gover lined up in the Aquathlon World Champs over a 1km Swim 5km Run combo where the local jellyfish came out to greet all the swimmers. It hasn't been an ideal prep for Tania but she got in there and gave it a red hot go to finish 12th 40-44 and on the way was 2nd Aussie overall amongst all the categories.
While in the Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast where we had Anastasia Heikkila and Ron Craig competing over the 96km course on the Gold Coast where temperatures really plummeted overnight. On a course thru the Gold Coast hinterland and finishing at the Nerang Velodrome. Anastasia Team took out the School Challenge in a record time.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Queensland Schools Cross Country Championships - 22.07.18 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13 Years Boys - Selected into QLD Team Anastasia Heikkila - 14th Place 18-19 Years Girls Stella Green - 14th Place 10 Years Girls Ryan Marsh - 33rd Place 15 Years Boys Macey Roberts - 34th Place 16 Years Girls
Queensland Duathlon Champs - Springfield - 22.07.18 Long Course - 10km Run / 40km Cycle / 5km Run Nicholas Hull - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - QLD Champion - 6th Overall Sprint Course - 5/20/2.5 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-17 Years Female - QLD Champion - 3rd Female Overall Erin Wooldridge - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female - QLD Champion - 5th Female Overall Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male - 3rd QLD Championships Kelly Enright - 5th Place 30-34 Years Female Enticer Course - 1.5/8/1.5 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place 12-13 Years Female - QLD Champion - Female Race Winner Finn Barlow - 6th Place 12-13 Years Female Kids Course - 1.5/6/1.5 Pipi Barlow - 6th Place 10-11 Years Female
Run Queensland Rainbow Beach Fun Run - 22.07.18 Marathon Courtney Akrigg - 10th Place 30-39 Years Female Jen Shults - 11th Place 40-49 Years Female Half Marathon Josh Corocran - 1st Place 19-29 Years Male - RACE WINNER Erin Reid - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place 19-29 Years Female Scott Shults - 6th Place 40-49 Years Male 11km Kaya Shults - 1st Place 19-29 years Female - 4th Female Overall
World Long Course Championships - Denmark - 12.07.18 - 3/120/30 Marion Tuin - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female - 5th Female Overall
World Aquathlon Championships - Denmark - 12.07.18 - 1km Swim 5km Run Tania Gover - 12th Place 40-44 Years Female
Even though it is the off season, there is still plenty of racing around that Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes have been competing in and gaining some amazing results. This 3 weeks hasn't been any different. We had athletes in action at Holten ETU Junior Cup in Netherlands, Gold Coast Marathon Festival, Sunshine Coast Winter Solstice Ocean Swim at Alexandra Headlands, the Caloundra Foreshore run and Ironman France.
Over in Europe for the Holten ETU Junior Cup, where we had Romy Wolstencroft (her last race as SCTA Junior scholarship Holder) line up in the last race that would count towards the Australia Junior Team Selection for Worlds on the Gold Coast. And she didn't disappoint with a very strong Cycle / Run Combo that saw her move thru the field to finish in 9th place, 47 seconds off the winner. In finishing 9th she was the first Australian Home
While on the same day in the Elite Category at ITU Holten ETU Premium Cup, SCTA Club Member Kelly Ann Perkins (who is coached by Cam Watt at the Hills District) gained a podium position in 2nd place behind the current ITU World Ranked # 5. Its been a long journey back for KP, but looks like she is back on track and performing well.
The annual Gold Coast Marathon Festival was held over the weekend and we had numerous SCTA athletes running around the streets of the Gold Coast. In the Marathon, Courtney Akrigg continued her great running with a very quick run time for her with a 3:44:52. In the Half Marathon we had both Jason Shortis (4th) and Gary Binet (7th) in the 45-49 years. Both boys are fine tuning for the Marathon at the Sunshine Coast on the 19th August. Cameron Binet continued his build back from an ankle injury with a solid run in 22nd (21-24) while the ever consistent Emma Hogan ran well in her category.
On the weekend of the 24th June we saw swimmers in the Sunshine Coast Winter Solstice Swims over the 3km Sam Penny 3rd (Adult Male) in the 2km Gary Latimer 2nd (Adult Male) while Jake Hammond took out the win (U/12 Male).
Over in France SCTA Club Member and Professional, Carrie Lester lined up in Ironman France as the defending champion. Carrie had a great swim that set her up near the front and finished with a very strong Cycle / Run combo to take out 2nd place in a time of 9:27:30 which has some epic climbs on the cycle course.
The Caloundra Foreshore Run was held on the 17th June which starts at Golden Beach and follows the undulating foreshore around the Kings Beach to Moffat Beach and surrounds. It is a tough course which saw Kirra seidel (4th), Anastasia Heikkila (6th) and Toni Duetzmann (22nd).
Well done to all that raced Full results below ITU Holten ETU Junior Cup - 29.06.18 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 9th Place ITU Junior Female
ITU Holten ETU Premium Cup - 29.06.18 - 750/20/5 Kelly Ann Perkins - 2nd Place ELITE Female
Gold Coast Marathon Festival - 30.06.18 Marathon - 41.2km Courtney Akrigg - 41st Place 30-34 Years Female Half Marathon - 21.1km Jason Shortis - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Gary Binet - 7th Place 45-49 Years Male Cameron Binet - 22nd Place 21-24 Years Male
Sunshine Coast Winter Solstice Ocean Swim - 24.06.18 3km Swim Sam Penny - 3rd Place Adult Male 2km Swim Gary Latimer - 2nd Place Adult Male 1km Jake Hammond - 1st Place U/12 Years Male
Ironman France - 24.06.18 - 3.8/180/41.2 Carrie Lester - 2nd Place Professional Female
Caloundra Foreshore Run - 17.06.18 - 10km Kirra Seidel - 4th Place OPEN Female Anastasia Heikkila - 6th Place JUNIOR Female Toni Duetzmann - 22nd Place OPEN Female
Another 2 weeks of action for Sunshine Coast triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at Allez Sport Cross Country Series Race # 5 and # 6, Dutch 70.3 Championships, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, Sunshine Coast Regional Cross Country, Queensland Mountain Running Championships, ITU Osaka Asian Cup Sprint and Cairns Ironman (Asia Pacific Champs) and Cairns70.3
Cairns Ironman doubled as Asia Pacific Championships. Fast a furious racing with the added bonus of Kona slots was always going to make this race an important one. A choppy swim that saw slower times, a strong wind on the bike meant it was going to be a good slog for the last 60km home from Port Douglas and a humid run made it interesting.
SCTA had 3 representatives in the big race. Leading the charge was Tahlia Paskin with a strong cycle time that saw her leading the 25-29 years off the bike. A tough run saw her hold onto 3rd spot. With 2 slots on offer both girls in front took their place for Kona. Tahlia finished in 10:20:17 and 19th Female Overall.
SCTA Club Members Hannah Blanchett had a strong debut at an Ironman finishing off with a strong run saw her pass a few competitions to finish 5th 25-29 in a time of 11:03:38 along with Timmy Hortz that saw a very competitive 30-34 category that he lined up against but powered to the finish line in a time of 9:45:32 and 14th.
In the Cairns 70.3, the charge was led by SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn, who didn't just win the 25-29 Years, but recorded the fastest overall time. Erin Reid had a solid day out with a 8th (40-44) along with Dan Collins 10th (40-44) while Grant Elliot had a strong race with 71st (45-49).
While in Japan, SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Romy Wolstencroft, lined up in her debut Elite ITU race at the Osaka Asian Cup race. Over the draft legal format she led the 2nd pack off the bike and posted the fastest run on the day to finish 8th Elite Female.
The SCTA Juniors had a day out in the Sun at the recent Sunshine Coast Regional Schools Cross Country Trials. With 6 being taken from each age category to compete at the Queensland Cross Country Championships to be held on the same venue as the Regionals at the Maroochydore Cricket Fields.
Race wins went to Ryan Marsh (15 Years), Anastasia Heikkila (18-19 Years) and Peyton Craig (13 Years) and rounding out selection in the team was Mackenzie Ofield with a 4th (14 Years). Great runs also just missing out on selection in very competitive fields were Kayleigh, Tommy, Pipi, Heidi and Romana. Well done Juniors
Race # 5 and # 6 of the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series saw some great results from the SCTA crew. Peyton Craig continued his dominance with race wins in both races over the 3km, Olivia Latimer claimed 1st and 2nd at both races, Jessica Lee continued her great running with a 2nd and 5th. The ever consistent Macey Roberts took 4th and a 3rd while Ron Craig 5th and 8th.
From Race # 6, Gary Turner had a win in 6km, with Meg Roberts 2nd in 3km while Selena Corcoran was 3rd in 10km. Mackenzie Ofield 4th in 4km with Heidi Craig 5th in 2km
In the 6 Race Series we had Peyton Craig Series Winner U/14 Male. 2nd Places went to Jess Lee (U/40), Olivia Latimer (40-49), Gary Turner (70+) and Meg Roberts (14-29). Macey Roberts 3rd (U/18) Well done to all that competed over the series.
At the Queensland Mountain Running Champs, Nicholas Hull's last minute entry paid dividends with him taking 3rd overall and 2nd in OPEN Males, competing over 13.3km course.
Marion Tuin was backing up from her overall win at Mallorca 70.3, competing at the Dutch National 70.3 Championships. A solid race saw her finish 5th Female overall behind a few Professional Female
One of the hardest races on the Calendar was staged at San Francisco with the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. With freezing cold waters, hilly bike course and sand running and the infamous sand ladder climb, SCTA Club Member Ryan Fisher took part. Unfortunately a puncture put him out of contention but went on to finish 11th Professional Male.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Cairns Ironman - 10.06.18 - 3.8/180/41.2 - Asia Pacific Championships Tahlia Paskin - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female - 10:20:17 Hannah Blanchett - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female - 11:03:38 Timmy Hortz - 14th Place 30-34 Years Male 9:45:32
Cairns 70.3 - 10.06.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - Overall Race Winner Erin Reid - 8th Place 40-44 Years Female Dan Collins - 10th Place 40-44 Years Male Grant Elliot - 71st Place 45-49 Years Male
Allez Sport Cross Country 6 Race Series Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male 3km Jessica Lee - 2nd Place U/40 Years Female 10km Gary Turner - 2nd Place 70+ Years Male 6km Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 3km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female 4km
Allez Sport Cross Country Race # 6 - Sun Coast Uni - 10.06.18 10km Olivia Latimer - 1st Place 40-49 Years Female Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 Years Female Jessica Lee - 5th Place U/40 Years Female Ron Craig - 8th Place 40-49 years Male Mark Corcoran - 13th Place 40-49 years Male 6km Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 4th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 2km Heidi Craig - 5th Place U/12 Years Female
Osaka ITU Asian Cup - 10.06.18 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 8th Place Elite Female
Sunshine Coast Regional Cross Country Champs - 05.06.18 Anastasia Heikkila - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 15 Years Male Peyton Craig -1st Place 13 Years Boys Mackenzie Ofield - 4th Place 14 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 8th Place 15 Years Female Tommy - 8th Place 16 Years Male Pipi Barlow - 16th Place 10 Years Female Heidi Craig - 19th Place 10 Years Female
Queensland Mountain Running Championships - 03.06.18 - 13.3km Nicholas Hull - 2nd Place OPEN Male - 3rd Overall
Allez Sport Cross Country Race # 5 - Ben Bennett Park - 03.06.18 10km Jessica Lee - 2nd Place U/40 Years Female Olivia Latimer - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Female Ron Craig - 5th Place 40-49 years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 4th Place U/18 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male 1km Ava Foreman - 9th Place U/10 Years Female
Dutch 70.3 Championships - 03.06.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - 5th Place OPEN Female
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon - 03.06.18 - 2.4/28.8/12.8 Ryan Fisher - 11th Place Professional Male
Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes have been in action over the past 2 weeks at varying events including Runaway Noosa Marathon and Noosa Swim, Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 4 at Ewen Maddock Dam, UWA Half Marathon, Ultraman Australia, Sunshine Coast Cycling Club ITT Race # 1 at North Arm, Gold Coast Junior Cycle Tour, Anzac 25 Cycle Race and Ipswich Festival Criterium.
At Ewen Maddock Dam for round 4 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series saw category wins to Gary Turner (6km) while on the podium in 2nd was Chris George (6km) and Jessica Lee (10km) in 3rd place was Macey Roberts (4km) and Pipi Barlow (2km).
The Noosa Swim saw a large contingent of SCTA athletes having a swim over the varying distances of 3.8km, 2km, 1km and 500m. Category winners included Zak Hammond (500m) and Jake Hammond (500m), while 2nd places went to Peyton Craig (2km) and Jayden James (500m).
At the Runaway Noosa Marathon Festival we had a few lining up over several distances with Courtney Akrigg on the podium in 3rd over the 31.6km distance, while Jason Shortis was a pace runner in the half marathon for the 1hr 30min mark. Kelly Enright, Toni Duetzmann and Emma Hogan all ran well.
Lucy Bowden lined up in the first race of the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club ITT series on the weekend where she was the fastest female and 7th overall amongst the boys.
Last few weekends we have seen Ryan Marsh compete in a few cycle races in SE Queensland. Performing well in the U/17 Male Category. Tahlia Paskin also lined up in the Ipswich Criterium where she finished 2nd in A Grade Women SCTA Club Member Carmen Atkinson lined up in Ultraman Australia where she exercised a few of her demons from last years event where she crashed out. She went on to finish 5th Female over the 3 day journey.
Swim Noosa - 27/05/18 3.8km Rachel James - 7th Place 30-39 Years Female Greg Rehbock - 10th Place 30-39 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 27th Place 40-49 Years Male 2km Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13-15 years Male Kitouli Wood - 10th Place OPEN Female Angie Hammond - 28th Place 40-49 years Female 500m Jake Hammond - 1st Place 9-10 Years Male Zak Hammond - 1st Place 7-8 Years Male Jayden James - 2nd Place 9-10 Years Male Andrew Olsen - 8th Place 17+ Years Male Sunshine Coast Cycling Club ITT Race # 1 - North Arm - 27.05.18 Lucy Bowden - 1st Place B Grade Women - First Female - 7th Place Overall
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country series Race # 4 - 27/05/18 10km Jessica Lee - 2nd Place U/40 Years Female Josh Corocran - 5th Place U/40 Years Male 6km Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male Chris George - 2nd Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 4th Place U/18 Years Female 2km Pipi Barlow - 3rd Place U/12 Years Female
Runaway Noosa - 26/05/18 31.6km Courtney Akrigg - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Toni Duetzmann - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female Half Marathon Kirra Seidel - 5th Place OPEN Female Jason Shortis - 8th Place 45-49 years Male - Pace Runner 1:30 Kelly Enright - 10th Place 30-34 Years Female Emma Hogan - 29th Place 35-39 Years Female
Ultraman Australia - 11-13/05/18 Carmen Atkinson - 5th Female and 22nd Overall
Anzac 25 Cycle Criterium - 25/4/18 Ryan Marsh - 7th Place U/17 Junior Male
Ipswich Festival Criterium - 21/04/18 Tahlia Paskin - 2nd Place Women's A Grade Ryan Marsh - 14th Place U/17 Junior Male
Another couple of big race weekends for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 2 at Ben Bennet Park and Race # 3 at Maleny Golf Course, Ironman Port Macquarie and 70.3, Queensland All Schools Cross Country at Yatala, Island Charity Swim, Mallorca 70.3, Lesley Thompson Memorial Crit, Ultraman Australia and Byron Bay Triathlon.
Byron Bay Triathlon was held in windy conditions with a choppy swim, a windy bike on a 10km loop, and run leg along the front of Byron Bay Beachfront. It has always been a happy hunting ground for SCTA athletes. In the Olympic Distance, Nicholas Hull led the charge with a 6th (OPEN) while Erin Reid 6th (40-44).
In the sprint distance Michael Hooper claimed the bragging rights with a win (20-24) and 4th overall. Romy Wolstencroft took out the 18-19 title, 2nd Female and 5th overall just edging out her Dad, Matt Wolstencroft 1st (45-49) and 5th Overall with only 17 seconds separating all 3. Not to be outdone Kayleigh Foster win (14-15) and 4th Female Overall.
Mallorca 70.3 was a good hunting ground for Marion Tuin (30-34) where she took out her category, the overall fastest female (Age Group only race) on the day and Qualified for the World 70.3. Nice Work Marion
For Rounds 2 and 3 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series, SCTA athletes have performed extremely well with 5 x wins, 1 x 2nd and 6 x 3rd. Peyton Craig took out a course record on the weekend at Maleny Golf Course.
Island Charity Swim is a 11km swim from Mudjimba, around Old Woman Island and then to Mooloolaba. Both Angelique Brearley and Emily Baker both took on the event as individual swimmers. Perfect conditions greeted them and they both swam extremely well with Ange just under the 3hr mark and Emily in 3hrs 8 mins. In the process they raised much needed funds that go towards the Nambour and Currimundi Special Schools. Well done Ladies.
Port Macquarie Ironman and 70.3 where held in very good conditions and doubled as the Australian Ironman Champs. Mitch Baker was 5th (25-29) and Qualified for Kona for the World Ironman Champs, while Dan MacPherson was 6th (30-34). In the 70.3 Amy MacPherson was 4th (25-29) with Timmy Hortz 7th (30-34)
Queensland All Schools Cross Country was held at Yatala, where Peyton Craig continued his great running form with a 2nd, while Emma Dann, Macey Roberts and Heidi Craig all ran well.
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 3 - Maleny Golf Course - 13.05.18 10km Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 years Female Jake Hynes - 5th Place U/40 Years Male Josh Corcoran - 7th Place U/40 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 9th Place 40-49 Years Male 6km Chris George - 3rd Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 6th Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 8th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Course Record Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 2km Heidi Craig - 5th Place U/12 Years Female
Mallorca 70.3 - 1.9/90/21.1 - 12.05.18 Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 1st Female Overall / Qualified for World 70.3
Byron Bay Triathlon - 12.05.18 1.5/40/10 Nicholas Hull - 6th Place OPEN Male Erin Reid - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female 750/20/5 Kelly Ann Perkins - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Overall / Female Race Winner Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 4th Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female - 5th Overall / 2nd Female Overall Kayleigh Foster - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Matt Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - 6th Overall
Port Macquarie Ironman - Australian Championships - 3.8/180/42.2 - 06.05.18 Mitch Baker - 5th Place 25-29 Years Male - Qualified for Kona Daniel MacPherson - 6th Place 30-34 Years Male Michelle Clarke - 28th Place 50-54 Years Female 70.3 Amy MacPherson - 4th Place 25-29 years Female Timmy Hortz - 7th Place 30-34 Years Male Luke Jensen - 85th Place 40-44 Years Male
Queensland All Schools Cross Country Championships - Yatala - 05.05.18 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13 Years Male Emma Dann - 12th Place 17 Years Female Macey Roberts - 23rd Place 16 Years Female Heidi Craig - 33rd Place 10 Years Female
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 2 - Ben Bennet Park - 29.04.18 10km Olivia Latimer - 1st Place 40-49 years Female Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 years Female Josh Corcoran - 5th Place U/40 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 6th Place 40-49 Years Male 6km Chloe Turner - 1st Place 18-39 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male Julia Turner - 3rd Place 18-39 Years Female Jan Harvey - 3rd Place 50-59 Years Female Chris George - 4th Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 4th Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 5th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Meg Roberts - 1st Place 14-29 Years Female
A big 2 weeks of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector aluminium Athletes that were in action at Moreton Bay Triathlon (including Qld Sprint Championships), Triathlon Pink Sunshine Coast, and Dirt Master, National Schools Triathlon Championships at Penrith, Xterra Danao doubling as the Asia Pacific Championships, Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 1 and Caloundra Just Tri It Triathlon.
Moreton Bay was the backdrop for the Queensland Sprint Distance Championships with side races of Olympic, Enticer and Kool Kid distances. It was a great day of results for the SCTA squad with 16 athletes racing with 12 podiums that consisted of 9 x 1st Places (3 x State Champions) 2 x 2nd Places (Silver State Medals) and 1 x 3rd Place.
Race wins went to Romy Wolstencroft (State Champ 16-19), Lucy Bowden (State Champ 25-29), Jordan Gover (State Champ 45-49), Brett Stalley (55-59), Pauline Ashley (45-49), Melissa Charlton (35-39), Ron Craig (Clydesdale), Finn Barlow (10-11) and the Girls team with Kelly Enright and Tania Gover (1st Overall Sprint Team).
In 2nd Place we had Jake Hynes (16-19) and Matthew Wolstencroft (45-49) while Pipi Barlow snuck on the podium with a 3rd (7-9). It was a great day where SCTA finished 2nd in the Club Championships for the Medium Clubs.
Out at Ewen Maddock Dam, the TreX Off Road Triathlon and Dirt Master was held. Brodie Gardner lined up in the Open Males to finish in 2nd, while Ron Craig took out the win 40-49 in the sprint distance with Scott Marsh 5th Place in the Junior Race.
Brodie backed up that after to run in the Half Marathon Trail Run where he took the overall win by 18 mins and took out the 50km Mountain Bike ride to round out the Dirt Master Champion with the Overall win which included the Off Road Triathlon as well.
Anna Eaton was our sole competitor at the Triathlon Pink Sunshine Coast where she did the Ultra distance on 600/16/6 to finish 4th Overall.
In Penrith for the National Schools Triathlon Championships saw Kaya Shults line up in her 4th and last time at these championships, while Jazzy Shults was lining up for her 2nd appearance. Race day saw conditions change throughout the day and the wind was up and down and changing directions.
First up was Jazzy in the Junior Female over the 400/10/3 distance. She had a blinder of a swim to lead out of the water and first on the bike. A group of 5 formed out the front where the lap around the regatta centre saw a tailwind out of transition, a headwind on the back straight. Jazzy exited out of T2 just off the back of the front pack. She ran tough but just couldn't bridge the gap to finish in 6th spot. A tough age category where we have seen so much growth and development against the girls. Looking good for future Jazzy.
Kaya Shults was later in the day over the 750/20/5, and the race plan was to attack the swim nd try and get away on the bike. A lead out of the water with a Victorian Girl saw a 30 sec lead. Unfortunately for the girls a pack of 8 formed behind that worked well together and finally catch the girls at the 10km mark. The group of 10 rode together for the next 10km and it was a runners race. Nat what we wanted, but Kaya never gave in and ran well to finish in 9th Place. She had a go at getting away, but thats draft legal racing.
Both girls lined up in the Mixed Team Relays the following morning with 2 Females and 2 males in the team. Both girls teams won to take Gold. Jazzy Junior Team and Kaya All Age Relay. Queensland went on to win the Individual and Team trophies which also meant the Overall title for the 13th Year in a row.
The Asia Pacific Championships off Road Triathlon was part of Xterra Danao in the Phillipines where we had Brodie Gardner line up in a very competitive field and a very hard and demanding race venue. Brodie had a great race to finish 6th Place Professional.
The first race of the Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series was held at Corbould Park where we had 14 athletes line up over the 10km, 6km, 4km, 3km and 2km distances where we had 8 land on the podium. Age winners went to Olivia Latimer, Chloe Turner, Gary Turner and Peyton Craig. 2nd places went to Chris George, Macey Roberts and Meg Roberts, while in 3rd place was Jake Hynes and Jan Harvey.
At the Caloundra Just Tri it, the juniors had a great outing with Finn and Pipi Barlow taking out race wins with Poppi Mendes 2nd and Maggie Mendes in 3rd. Parker Duetzmann was 5th. Well Done to all that Raced. Full results below Moreton Bay Triathlon - 29/4/18 Olympic Distance 1.5/40/10 Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 1st Place 45-49 Years Female Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 years Female Luke Polkinghome - 6th Place 25-29 Years Male Jessica Lee - 7th Place 35-39 Years Female Sprint Distance - Queensland Sprint Champs 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - State Champion - 3rd Female OA Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - State Champion - 5th Female OA Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - State Champion - 10th OA Ron Craig - 1st Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Tania Gover / Kelly Enright - 1st Place Female Teams - 1st Team OA Jake Hynes - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Male Matthew Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 45-49 years Male Ryan Marsh - 5th Place 14-15 Years Male Enticer - 200/5/2 Peyton Craig - 5th Place U/14 Years Male Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Finn Barlow - 1st Place 10-11 Years Female - 1st Female and 2nd Overall Pipi Barlow - 3rd Place 7-9 Years Female
Triathlon Pink Sunshine Coast - 29/4/18 Ultra - 600/16/6 Anna Eaton - 4th Place Overall
TreX Off Road Triathlon - 28/4/18 - 1.5/25/10.5 Brodie Gardner - 2nd Place Open Male Sprint - 400/8/3.5 Ron Craig - 1st Place 40-49 Years Male Junior - 150/4/1 Scott Marsh - 4th Place 12-13 Years Male Dirt Master - Brodie Gardner Open Male 2nd Place - Off Road Triathlon 1.5/25/10.5 1st Place - Trail Run Half Marathon 1st Place - 50km Mountain Bike 1st Place - Dirt Master Champion Male
National Schools Triathlon Championships - 26-27/4/18 Jazzy Shults - 6th Place Junior Female 400/10/3 Kaya Shults - 9th Place Senior Female 750/20/5 Mixed Team Relays - 4 Members 2 x male / 2 x Female Kaya Shults - 1st Place All Age Team Jazzy Shults - 1st Place Junior Team
Xterra Danao - Asia Pacific Champs - 22/4/18 - 1.5/28/8 Brodie Gardner - 6th Place Professional Male
Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 1 - 22/4/18 10km Olivia Latimer - 1st Place 40-49 Years Female Jake Hynes - 3rd Place U/40 Years Male Ron Craig - 7th Place 40-49 Years Male Jessica Lee - 8th Place U/40 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 9th Place 40-49 Years Male 6km Chloe Turner - 1st Place 18-39 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male Chris George - 2nd Place 18-39 Years Male Jan Harvey - 3rd Place 50-59 Years Female Julia Turner - 6th Place 18-39 Years Female 4km Macey Roberts - 2nd Place U/18 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 2km Heidi Craig - 15th Place U/12 Years Female
Caloundra Just Tri It Triathlon - 22/4/18 200/5/1 Finn Barlow - 1st Place 10-12 Years Female Parker Duetzmann - 5th Place 10-12 Years Male 100/2.5/3 Pipi Barlow - 1st Place 7-9 Years Female Poppi Mendes - 2nd Place 7-9 Years Female Maggie Mendes - 3rd Place 7-9 Years Female
It has been a busy couple of weeks for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector aluminium Athletes and Coaches. This is a combination of races from the past 3 weeks plus the naming of the preliminary Australian Age Group Team for the upcoming World Championships on the Gold Coast in September for the Olympic and Sprint Distance events.
The Commonwealth Games lived up to all expectations and more. With SCTA athlete Rachel James (PNG) and Coach Toby Coote in attendance. While it was very hectic in the lead up to the race and opening ceremony, it was also a great experience. Race day started with a 5.45am bike drop off for the truck, then some breakfast and a bus ride to the race venue at Southport Broadwater.
The females got the perfect conditions for racing opposed to the rain that greeted the Males. Rachel had all her warm up procedures done and then it was race time. Rachel nailed the start and hit the water first. She had a good swim to exit the water not far from a few other athletes. She rode a few down and after the 3rd lap she knew she wasn't going to get caught and fist pumped the crowd to which she got a massive applause.
Out onto the run, it took a lap for her to get going but once she did Rachel finished it off well. A nice sprint finish with the lady from Trinidad and Tobago saw her get the applause form the crowd and finish in 20th spot. To think 4 years ago she got lapped out of the race. There was a no lapping rule in this race but if it was in place, she would of made it out onto the run leg. a lot of hard work and sacrifices has gone in to getting this result. Well done Rach.
It was a great arvo on Saturday where we had the SCTA end of Season get together and Season Awards. A massive thankyou to all that came and help celebrate a very successful 2017-18 Season. With a massive 2018-19 coming up it was a chance for everyone to get together and have a relaxing afternoon at Pier 33. All award recipients are below in the Full results.
Over the Easter Weekend we had the endurance athletes take on the Wild Horse Mountain Criterium Run in very wet and muddy conditions which made for a very fun day indeed. With distances of 11km, 22km, 33km and 55km to choose from. Tania Gover (1st 40-49) took on the 55km to finish 4th overall, while Overall Race wins went to Kate Gazzard in 33km and Josh Corcoran in the 11km. Erin Reid (2nd 40-49) was 3rd overall female in the 22km. Tara Partridge and Mark Corcoran had great runs as well.
Well done to Jessica Lee for taking out the series win in the 35-39 Years at the Bribie Island Triathlon Series. Consisting of 4 races, Jess had a great season to be crowned the winner.
Well done to the 21 SCTA athletes that were named in the Australian Preliminary Team for the Gold Coast World Triathlon Championships for the Sprint and Olympic Distance. Always a great honour being named in the Team especially when its a home Worlds. It was very competitive throughout the selection races and great to see so many named in the Team. All names below.
Speaking of the Australian Team. In the Selection races your best 3 races counted towards the point score. Jordan Gover finished 2nd (45-49) along with Tania Gover (40-44) and Anastasia Heikkila (16-19) both in 3rd place. Well done
Full results Below. Well done to all that raced and received awards and series places Commonwealth Games Triathlon - 05.04.18 - 750/20/5 Rachel James - 20th Place Professional Female
SCTA End of Season Awards Athletes Athlete Award – Lucy Bowden Athlete of the Year Male – Jordan Gover Athlete of the Year Female – Romy Wolstencroft Crazy Athlete – Tania Gover Most Improved – Anna Eaton Encouragement Award - Jessica Lee Hard Worker / Training ethic – Jazzy Shults Squad Clown / Hardship Award – Jake Hynes Performance of the Year Male - Peyton Craig Performance of the Year Female – Kaya Shults
St Kilda Triathlon World OD Selection Race - 08.04.18 - 1.5/40/10 Michael Woodcock - 9th Place 45-49 years Male Charlotte Durand - 10th Place 25-29 years Female
Wild Horse Mountain Criterium Run - 31.03.18 Tania Gover - 1st Place 40-49 Years Female 55km Kate Gazzard - 1st Place 30-39 years Female 33km - Female Race Winner Josh Corcoran - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male 11km - Male Race Winner Erin Reid - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Female 22km - 3rd Female Overall Tara Partridge - 5th Place 40-49 years Female 22km Mark Corcoran - 6th Place 40-49 Years Male 11km
Triathlon Australia Selection Race Point score - Best 3 races Olympic Distance Anastasia Heikkila - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female Sprint Jordan Gover - 2nd Place 45-49 years Male Tania Gover - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female
Bribie Island Triathlon Series - 4 Races Jessica Lee - Series Winner 35-39 Years Female
Australian Age Group Triathlon worlds Team Selection - Preliminary Olympic Distance Anastasia Heikkila - 18-19 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 25-29 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 25-29 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 30-34 Years Male Kate Schultz - 35-39 Years Female Pauline Ashley - 45-49 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 45-49 Years Male Matthew Wolstencroft - 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 55-59 Years Male Wade Scougall - Reserve # 2 40-44 Years Male
Sprint Distance Emma Dann - 16-19 Years Female Maddison Alexandra - 20-24 Years Female Michael Hooper - 20-24 Years Male Chloe Turner - 25-29 Years Female Tania Carmody Gover - 40-44 years Female Jordan Gover - 45-49 Years Male Matt Wolstencroft - 45-49 Years Male Maureen Cummings - 55-59 Years Female Gary Turner - 70-74 Years Male Jack Hawke - Reserve # 2 25-29 Years Male Julia Turner - Reserve # 5 30-34 Years Female
Another Very Successful weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that raced at the ITU Junior Oceania Championships at New Plymouth NZ, Queensland Cross Triathlon Champs and the Race # 4 of the Bribie Island Triathlon Series.
Over the ditch, for the Oceania Junior Championships at New Plymouth. With some extreme weather the day before the race, we didn't know what race day was going to produce. With both the SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holders Jake Hynes and Romy Wolstencroft toeing the line.
At race brief, the forecast said earlier morning shower then fine. It was right on the money. The early morning shower started as the Female got on their bikes. A tough hilly course with some technical section was going to make it interesting and just staying upright on the bike!!
Romy Wolstencroft had a great swim to exit in the 2nd pack. The first pack consisted of a Canadian (Comm Games Competitor) and 2 Kiwis (one finished 5th at World Juniors) so it was going to be hard to ride down the front 3.
Romy was in a pack that had the main Australian Girls she was locked in a battle for the World Junior Berth. (This race doubled as the only automatic selection-based world junior policy. The aim - had to be first Australian and in top 3 across the line).
Romy's pack finished the bike leg together a minute behind the leaders. She was going to need one of her blistering runs if she was to take any time out of the girls. For the first time this series, she struggled off the bike. The rain and cool temps contributed to this with her not being about to feel her feet. Transition was terrible and she was in chase mode. Something she has done all this year. About halfway into the run she got her rhythm and was able to make some inroads picking up each Aussie she was in a battle with. She was able to real them in and nearly got the Korean to which she ended up 5th / 3rd Oceania Champs / 1st Australian with 2 kiwis, a Canadian and a Korean in front of her. Now we wait to see if she has gain a spot on the Australian Team for the World Champs in September.
Jake Hynes started 1hr after Romy's finished and witnessed how well she went. It was now Jakes turn to put it all on the line and see what he could do. After our cycle course familiarisation on the Friday, Jake was so excited to hit the course. It was a course that suited him. We had a discussion on what he wanted to do in the race and game up with a game plan.
Unfortunately racing doesn't go the way you want sometimes. A very physical swim saw him exit a lot further down than he normally does. A quick transition and he was off and in a great spot. A dropped chain as he was getting back into the big ring after the climb was terrible timing and missed the pack and rode solo for the majority of the ride.
What you do in adversity shows the true character of the athlete. Could have been easy to sit back and just go thru the motions. But Jake wanted to finish off this race in style. I gave him a few encouraging words as he was coming off the bike, lets show them how we run. And run he did. Off the bike in around 40th place to finish 22nd overall and 11th Aussie, shows the true grit and determination. Very proud of what you did today in that race Jake. You have come a long way in this season and a true role model for the younger athletes to look up to. Well done mate.
From the photos I saw of the bikes and bodies post Queensland Cross Triathlon Champs covered in mud, showed that it would have been a fun race. Hard but Fun. With the recent rain we have been having would have added another element to deal with during the race. Which you all took on extremely well. The Dynamic Duo of Brodie Gardner and Kate Schultz saw both of them take out the Open Male and OpenFemale Race Wins, while Ryan Marsh (14-15) gain another Qld Medal with a Bronze. Scott Marsh (12-13) always toils hard with a gutsy 5th place.
At Bribie Island for the finale of the 4-race series, saw some very fast racing over the sprint distance format. We had 4 age group winners, Jordan Gover (45-49), Pauline Ashley (45-49), Brett Stalley (55-59) and Marilyn Shrapnel (70-74) while in 2nd was Tania Gover (40-44) and Jan Harvey (50-54) with both Gary Turner (65-69) and Kelly Enright (30-34) in 3rd place.
I am astounded by the amazing results that the SCTA athletes are producing week in and week out. The hard work that goes into these results doesn't go unnoticed. The comradery, the laughs and the good times at training and racing is a major reason. The self-belief and the wanting to be better athletes and pushing the boundaries is a vital reason for the great success that we have received over this season as individuals and as a Club. This Coach is very proud of the results, the attitude to getting the job done and the belief in what I do as a Coach. It is a major reason why I am enjoying the Coaching again.
The year ahead is going to be massive with the upcoming World Championships. I look forward to weaving some magic and seeing that honour board with your names on it post World Champs. Well done Team SCTA
Well done to all that raced. Full results below ITU Oceania Junior Triathlon Champs - NZ 25.03.18 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 5th Place ITU Junior Female / 3rd Place Oceania Champs / 1st Australian Jake Hynes - 22nd Place ITU Junior Male / 11th Place Australian
Queensland Cross Triathlon Champs - Back to Back Enduro 24.03.18 350/10/4 x 2 Brodie Gardner - 1st Place OPEN Male - Race Winner Kate Schultz - 1st Place OPEN Female - Race Winner Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male Scott Marsh - 5th Place 12-13 Years Male
Bribie Island Triathlon Race # 4 - 25.03.18 750/20/5 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 years Male - 6th Overall Pauline Ashley - 1st Place 45-49 Years Female - 7th Female Overall Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Jan Harvey - 2nd Place 50-54 Years Female Gary Turner - 3rd Place 65-69 Years Male Jessica Lee - 5th Place 35-39 years Female Jane Simpson - 5th Place 40-44 Years Female Short Course - 300/10/3 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female Kelly Enright - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female
It seems every weekend there are Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in Action. This weekend was no different with the Queensland Olympic Distance Championships at Kingscliff, Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney and the Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships at Maroochydore.
Kingscliff Triathlon doubled as the Queensland OD Distance Champs. We had Erin Reid (40-44) where she just missed the podium with a 4th Place. The Sprint Distance, Big Kids and Junior Kids all counted as Qld championships events for those age categories. Ryan Marsh just missed the podium in a very strong age group with 4th place 12-13 Years Male. Finn Barlow finished 2nd 10-12 Years but she was the first Qld home so she took out the State Championships title while Pipi Barlow was 5th 7-9 Years Female. Scott Marsh lined up in the Tempta to finish 18th 12-13 Years Male
While in Sydney, Mackenzie Ofield was in action at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships where she walked her way into 5th place in the 3000m U/15 Years female Walk.
At Mooloolaba and then moved back to Maroochydore over the weekend Stuart Louth was in action at the Qld Surf Life Saving Champs where he finished 2nd Ironman and 3rd in the Ski race. Well done to all that raced. Full results below Kingscliff Triathlon - Qld OD Championships - 18/03/18 Erin Reid - 4th Place 40-44 Years Female Sprint 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 4th Place 13-15 Years Male Tempta 300/10/2.5 Scott Marsh - 18th Place 12-13 Years Male Big Kids 200/6/1 Finn Barlow - 2nd Place 10-12 Years Female - State Champ Juniors 100/3/500 Pipi Barlow - 5th Place 7-9 Years Female
2018 Australian Junior Athletics Championships - Sydney - 14-18/03/18 Mackenzie Ofield - 5th Place U/15 Years 3000m Walk
Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships - 16-18/03/18 Stuart Louth - 35-39 Years Male 2nd Place Ironman / 3rd Place Ski / 5th Place Surf Swim
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival didn't disappoint and never did the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes either that were in action over the weekend. While the weather wasn't particularly kind to the weekend, the racing was still fast and furious with Australian Titles on the line and double points for selection.
Sunday saw a wind change and the surf had dropped with calm and glassy conditions. However the bike course had a tailwind / cross wind out and a headwind back home which played havoc out on the course. There were some awesome performance right across the board with some first timers racing and the seasoned athlete amongst the SCTA crew.
Podium positions went to Kate Schultz (30-34) and Brodie Gardner (30-34) with 2nd places. Ron Craig rounded out the podium in 3rd (Clydesdale) . Just missing the podium in 4th was Anastasia Heikkila (15-19) and Lucy Bowden (25-29). Matt Wolstencroft was 5th (45-49). In 7th Place Jordan Gover (45-49) and Brett Stalley (55-59). SCTA Club Member Melissa Charlton took out the Australian Title in the 35-39 Years Female
Saturday morning saw the Supakidz changed to a duathlon due to the water and they were greeted with rain. They actually got the worse of the conditions over the weekend. But that didn't deter them with all the kids racing extremely well. Well done to Zoe Davis, Thomas Beaney, Max Penny, Bonnie Cathcart, Heidi Craig, and Ava Foreman.
Saturday Afternoon saw Rachel James PNG line up in the ITU World Cup, this was one of her last races in preparations for the Commonwealth Games. For the past 3 years she has based herself down here on the Sunshine Coast, self funded, so it is always hard going up against athletes that are funded within their specific federations.
Race arvo rolled around and with some swell, chop and a wade it was going to suit her opposed to the Europeans and Asian athletes. 2 years ago she raced and was lapped out on the 3rd lap. This time Rachel made it to the 4th lap and missed out on running due to the run lap cross over rule. Always hard riding by yourself against the girls sitting in the pack. The wind wasn't kind with a great tailwind out and a massive headwind home that she had to negotiate.
It kicked off Friday Afternoon for the 5km Twilight run. SCTA was well represented with a 2 lap course that saw a great tailwind out and a headwind home. All raced well with 2nd places to Peyton Craig, Simon Hearn and Gary Binet. Ryan Marsh was 3rd. Kirra Seidel was 4th Open Female, while Josh Corcoran and Julia Turner was 5th.
Triathlon Australia have just released the final point score of the Sprint distance selection for season 2017-18. With the best 3 races counting towards the points. 11 SCTA Athletes have provisionally been selected into the Australian Team with the final team announced on 2nd April. Romy Wolstencroft gained automatic selection with a win at Australian Sprint Champs while Jordan Gover (2nd) and Tania Gover (3rd) also gain automatic selection with finishing top 3 in the series. Other Athletes selected include Maureen Cummings (4th), Matthew Wolstencroft (4th), Michael Hooper (7th), Chloe Turner (8th), Gary Turner (9th), Lucy Bowden (16th), Kelly Enright (17th) and Maddison Dutton (21st). Well done
Lastly the Series points are in from the QTS over 7 races for season 2017-18. SCTA finished 3rd on Club point score behind 2 bigger clubs of Reddog and Sharks Triathlon Clubs. We had only a small race at the last race where it was double points. With so much racing elsewhere was going to be hard to hold onto 2nd place. Still a massive achievement with a small contingent that race each race in the series. A big thanks to all that raced and gained points for SCTA.
In the Age Group titles, Series winners went to Parker Duetzmann, Finn Barlow, Jazzy Shults and Lucy Bowden. With 2nd places were Gary Turner, Peyton Craig and Tania Gover while in 3rd went to Ryan Marsh, Kayleigh Foster and Romy Wolstencroft.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival - 09-11.03.18 Mooloolaba Triathlon - 1.5/40/10 - Australian Championships Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female (Club Member) Kate Schultz - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Male Ron Craig - 3rd Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Anastasia Heikkila - 4th Place 15-19 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 5th Place 45-49 Years Male Jordan Gover - 7th Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 7th Place 55-59 years Male Dean Saunders - 12th Place Clydesdale 100kg + Sharlene Leeson - 12th Place 40-44 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 13th Place 45-49 Years Male Amy Macpherson - 15th Place 25-29 Years Female Timmy Hortz - 19th Place 30-34 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 20th Place 45-49 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 23rd Place 25-29 years Female Ange Brearly - 23rd Place 30-34 Years Female Wade Scougall - 24th Place 40-44 Years Male David Gray - 29th Place 50-54 Years Male Jen Shults - 34th Place 40-44 Years Female Lindsay Keating - 39th Place 35-39 Years Female Scott shults - 47th Place 40-44 Years Male Sarah Pye - 48th Place 35-39 Years Female Norm Marsh - 54th Place 50-54 Years Male Jessica Lee - 59th Place 35-39 Years Female Trent Raddatz - 77th Place 35-39 Years Male Courtney Akrigg - 78th Place 30-34 Years Female Anna Eaton - 81st Place 35-39 Years Female Drew Westbrook - 107th Place 45-49 Years Male Grant Cunning - 114th Place 30-34 Years Male Grant Elliot - 138th Place 45-49 Years Male Luke Jensen - 141st Place 35-39 Years Male
1km Ocean Swim Sam Penny - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Male Jake Hynes - 4th Place OPEN Males Kaya Shults - 5th Place OPEN Female Kitouli Wood - 6th Place 16-19 Years Female 5km Twilight Run - 09.03.18 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place U/16 Years Male Simon Hearn - 2nd Place 20-29 Years Male Gary Binet - 2nd Place 40-49 years Male Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place U/16 Years Male Kirra Seidel - 4th Place OPEN Female Julia Turner - 5th Place 30-39 Years Female Josh Corcoran - 5th Place 20-29 years Male Jazzy Shults - 6th Place U/16 Years Female Chloe Turner - 7th Place OPEN Female Mackenzie Ofield - 9th Place U/16 Years Female Macey Roberts - 12th Place U/16 Years Female
Triathlon Australian Sprint Distance World Selection Point score - 2017-18 Romy Wolstencroft - 16-19 Years Female - Automatic Qualification Jordan Gover - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male - Automatic Qualification Tania Gover - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female - Automatic Qualification Maureen Cummings - 4th Place 55-59 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Michael Hooper - 7th Place 20-24 Years Male Chloe Turner - 8th Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner - 9th Place 70-74 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 16th Place 25-29 Years Female Kelly Enright - 17th Place 30-34 Years Female Maddison Dutton - 21st Place 20-24 years Female All have been provisionally selected into the Australian Sprint Distance Team
Queensland Triathlon Series - 7 Races 2017-18 SCTA - 3rd Place Club Point score Parker Duetzmann - 1st Place 7-9 Years Male Kool Kids Finn Barlow - 1st Place 10-11 Years Female Kool Kids Jazzy Shults - 1st Place U/14 Years Female Enticer Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner - 2nd Place 65-59 Years Male Peyton Craig - 2nd Place U/14 Years Male Enticer Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male Kayleigh Foster - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Female Romy Wolstencroft - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female Pipi Barlow - 4th Place 7-9 Years Female Kool Kids Emma Dann - 5th Place 16-19 Years Female Orla Gallagher - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 5th Place 55-59 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 6th Place 30-34 Years Male Jack Dann - 6th Place U/16 Male Enticer Kate Schultz - 7th Place - 30-34 Years Female Jake Hy6nes - 7th Place 16-19 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 8th Place 45-49 years Female Mick Woodcock - 9th Place 45-49 years Male Chloe Turner - 9th Place 25-29 Years Female Hannah Blanchett - 10th Place 25-29 Years Female Kaya Shults - 11th Place 16-19 Years Female
Another extremely successful weekend of racing by the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes over the weekend. We had athletes in action at Australian Junior / Youth Triathlon Championships in Perth, New Zealand Ironman and 70.3, QTS # 7 Raby Bay Triathlon, Coffs Harbour Triathlon, Queensland Athletics Meet and at the Queensland Youth Surf Championships.
Over in the West, 2 days of racing that saw SCTA Scholarship Holders Romy Wolstencroft and Jake Hynes in the Junior along with Ryan Marsh in Youth “A”. All Athletes had to race 2 Super Sprint races of 300m Swim, 12km Cycle and a 2.5km Run. Heat and final format with an “A” and “B” Final with 8 progressing in the Junior Female, 14 progressing in Junior Male and 12 progressing in the Youth “A”.
Romy Wolstencroft didn’t have an ideal heat, where she had to chase pretty hard on the bike to bring back some time and catch the leading females. She needed to work a bit harder in the run to bridge the gap and to make sure we progressed to the final. Which she did in 3rd.
The final saw another gutsy performance where she had to work hard again on the bike to bridge the gap. This time she did and was in the first pack with the leading females. Off onto the run leg and she stamped her authority. She was up against a gutsy and tenacious Charlotte Derbyshire. They ran neck and neck for the whole 2.5km with 1 sec separating them in a sprint finish for the Australian Championship. Romy walked away with the silver medal and running 2nd in the series.
Jake Hynes first heat started off well with a great start in the swim to lead to the first exit of the water then had to run down the pier and jump back in the water. He exited the water in a good spot and was with the lead pack on the bike. There was a chase pack that had to work hard but they held off the pack to start the run. Due to the nature of the heat to progress to the final it was a cat and mouse to see who could save energy for the final. Jake progressed to the ”A” Final with a 3rd place
The final was a cracker and it was on again in the swim. The start was pretty frantic and there was a lot of bargey where quite a few got catch up in it including Jake. He finished the swim and just missed the leading pack. They had a strong group that held to within 20 sec of the leading pack. Jake suffered with some cramping and his normal fast run was negated. He back the pace off and then got his rhythm going again. He finished of strongly to place 12th
Ryan Marsh biggest challenge was to get into the “A” Final racing against boys that are a year older and some of them with a lot more strength. Once again it is a great learning experience for Ryan and he swam hard to just miss the pack. The 2 other Queenslanders that were with him formed a pack and rode strongly to stay in front of the other boys that were chasing him. Off the bike and Ryan held onto his position and finish in the top 12 to progress to the ”A “ Final in which he was 10th.
Once again, the pace was on from the out stead and Ryan just lacked that top end speed to stay in touch with them. He battled on strongly and rode solo while the rest were in a pack. Never easy but he battled to the end to finish 12th. With another year in that category it will be interesting to see the progressive for next year.
In New Zealand we had Tara Partridge in the Ironman and Tania Gover in the 70.3. As usual these 2 crazy cats had a lot of fun out there on the race course. In cool and tough conditions. Tania had a great race to take out 3rd place on the podium in the 40-44. Tara had a great day out in the office where she had a great preparation going into the event. She smiled her way thru the race to finish in 13 hours 3 minutes and 49 sec to finish 19th place 40-44 years.
At the Queensland Youth Surf Championships, we had Peyton Craig, Jazzy Shults and Finn Barlow competing. Peyton took out the U/13 boys 1km beach run and was 3rd in Flags. Jazzy was 2nd U/14 female 1km beach run and 8th in beach sprint. Finn had a great day out with wins in U/12 Female Beach Relay and Board Relay, 2nd in Cameron and Board Relay and 8th in beach sprint.
Mackenzie Ofield lined up in the Queensland Athletics Meet in Brisbane where she did a PB by 30 secs in the 3000m walk. In the process her time she walked was 11sec faster than the “A” Squad qualifying time (“A” Squad – Australia’s Top 8) Let’s say she was very happy with her performance.
While the last race of the Queensland Triathlon Series was held at Raby Bay. This was the 7th Race in the series and was double points towards the Club Championships Point score in which SCTA was 2nd heading into the round. Michael Woodcock and Kevin Hammond took out category wins, while Brodie Gardner was 3rd OPEN Male. In the Super Sprint Chloe Turner 2nd and Kayleigh Foster 6th
While in Coffs Harbour for an Olympic Distance Qualifier for the World Championships we saw Brett Stalley 2nd, Pauline Ashley 6th and Wade Scougall 11th
Well done to all that raced. Full Results Below Australian ITU Junior / Youth Championships / National Junior Series Race # 3 - 03-04.03.18 Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place Junior Female Jake Hynes - 12th Place Junior Male Ryan Marsh - 12th Place Youth A Male Romy / Jake - 2nd Place Junior Mixed Team Relay
New Zealand Ironman - 03.03.18 - 3.8/180/42.2 Tara Partridge - 19th Place 40-44 Years Female - 13:03:49 70.3 Tania Gover - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female
QTS # 7 - Raby Bay Triathlon - 04.03.18 - 900/25/6 Michael Woodcock - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 1st Place 90-99kg Clydesdale Brodie Gardner - 3rd Place OPEN Male Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Chloe Turner - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 6th Place 14-15 Years Female Angie Hammond - 11th Place 40-44 Years Female Kool Kids 100/2/400 Parker Duetzmann - 2nd Place 7-9 Years Male Jake Hammond - 10th Place 7-9 Years Male Zak Hammond - 36th Place 7-9 Years Male
Coffs Harbour Triathlon - 04.03.18 - 1.5/40/10 - Australian OD Team Selection Race Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 6th Place 45-49 Years Female Wade Scougall - 11th Place 40-44 Years Male Michelle and Maddi Clarke - 27th Place Mixed Team
Just Tri It - Caloundra Tri - 04.03.18 Metsure Insurance Brokers - 1st Place Short Course Teams
Queensland Youth Surf Life Saving Championships - 02-04.03.18 - Alex Headlands Peyton Craig - U/13 Years Male 1st Place - 1km Beach Run / 3rd Place - Flags Finn Barlow - U/12 Years Female 1st Place - Beach Relay / 1st Place - Board Relay 2nd Place - board Rescue / 2nd Place - Cameron Relay 8th Beach Sprint Jazzy Shults - U/14 Years Female 2nd Place - 1km Beach Run / 8th Place - Cameron Relay
Queensland Athletics Meet - Brisbane - 01.03.18 Mackenzie Ofield - 1st Place U/15 Years Female 3000m Walk
It was a drama packed weekend due to the weather that caused a few surprises, but was great to see the resilience of the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and how they got on with the job at hand. We had athletes in action at the Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon doubling as the Australian Sprint Champs and the final selection race on the sprint distance for the Australian age Group Team, Bribie Island Triathlon Race # 3 and at Queensland Junior Athletics Championships
With the amount of rain that fell prior to the Australian Sprint Champs, it was always going to be touch and go for a swim at the Luke Harrop Memorial - Gold Coast Triathlon. I got the call Saturday evening that no go on the water and it would now be a Duathlon with a 2.5km run to start the proceedings opposed to the schedule 750m swim.
It wasn't ideal for a lot of the SCTA athletes, but hey that is racing and you have to be adaptable to move on with the process and change the mindset. Being on the commentary I was able to get the information first hand and then able to process with all the athletes and set up for race day.
Sunday morning rolled around and hot and humid conditions greeted all the athletes. If you were an early starter it was perfect conditions for racing. Later in the day it got tougher. Being the Australian Champs, racing was fast and furious across all age categories and SCTA were dominate across most of them. We had 19 athletes race, to which we had 13 finish 10th or better to which 9 of them were 5th or better. It was a great performance right across the board from all the athletes to which this Coach is very happy and proud of.
SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder, Romy Wolstencroft, led the proceedings with a National Title in 16-19 Years and 3rd Female overall. While her Father Matthew was the other podium holder with a 2nd 45-49 Years. Great performances were also recorded from the following that just missed the podium in 4th place with Michael Hooper (20-24), Lucy Bowden (25-29) and Jordan Gover (45-49). In 5th Place was Michael Woodcock (45-49) and Gary Turner (65-69). Top 10 finishers went to Chloe Turner 7th (25-29), Tania Gover 9th (40-44), Emma Dann 10th (16-19) and Jack Dann 10th (13-15).
In the Open Category, which wasn't an Australian Title, Nicholas Hull landed on the podium in 3rd place in the men's, while Commonwealth Games Bound PNG Athlete Rachel James was 5th in the Females. SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn, was a guide for Jonathan Goerlach, who he teamed up with for the World Para Triathlon Championships last year, took out the Australian Sprint Title in the PTV1.
Peyton Craig produced another stellar performance with 2nd U/14 Enticer and was 2nd overall, while little sister Heidi Craig had a great race in the supakidz to finish 6th 9 years
At Bribie Island for Race # 3 of their series, the ever consistent Jessica Lee just missed the podium with a 4th place, while in the Enticer Marilyn Shrapnel took out 2nd place.
On Thursday Night in atrocious conditions, Mackenzie Ofield lined up in the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships 3000m Walk where she was up against girls 2 years older than her. She nearly pulled off a PB and in the meantime walked away with the Qld U/15 Title. Well done to all that raced. Full results below Luke Harrop Memorial - Gold Coast Triathlon 25.02.18 - 750/20/5 Australian Sprint Champs Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - Australian Champion Matthew Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male - Silver Medal Australian Champs Nicholas Hull - 3rd Place OPEN Male Michael Hooper - 4th Place 20-24 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Jordan Gover - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Michael Woodcock - 5th Place 45-49 Years Male Gary Turner - 5th Place 65-69 Years Male Rachel James - 5th Place OPEN Female Chloe Turner - 7th Place 25-29 Years Female Tania Gover - 9th Place 40-44 Years Female Jack Dann - 10th Place 13-15 Years Male Emma Dann - 10th Place 16-19 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 11th Place 55-59 Years Female Kaya Shults - 12th Place 16-19 Years Female Maddison Dutton - 16th Place 20-24 Years Female Julia Turner - 33rd Place 25-29 Years Female Drew Westbrook - 47th Place 45-49 Years Male Ron Craig - 49th Place 40-44 Years Male Enticer - 200 / 10 / 2.5 Peyton Craig - 2nd U/14 Years Male - 2nd Overall Supakidz - 100 / 2 / 400 Heidi Craig - 6th Place 9 Years Female
Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 3 - 25.02.18 - 1/30/8 Jessica Lee - 4th Place 35-29 Years Female Enticer - 300/10/3 Marilyn Shrapnel - 2nd Place 70-79 Years Female
Queensland Junior Athletics Championships - 22.02.18 Mackenzie Ofield - 1st Place U/15 3000m Walk - State Champion