Another weekend of action for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes that competed in Queensland Triathlon Champs and Australia Age Group Selection Race at Kingscliff, the finale of the Bribie Island Triathlon series and Karri Valley Triathlon doubling as World Long Course Age Group selection Race in Western Australia.
At Kingscliff the Standard distance of 1.5/40/10 also doubled as the Queensland Championships. Zsolt Dallos backed up his 2nd place at Mooloolaba Tri taking out the State Champion Title with a win (35-39) and 17th Male overall. In the sprint distance Jordan Gover had a strong race to take 2nd (40-44) and 11th overall. While in the Big Kids, Joshua Nixon continued his podium finishes with a 3rd (10-12) and in the Junior Kids, Finn Barlow continued her run of wins taking out the 7-9 Years Female.
Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 4 was the finale for the 2015-16 series and there was some fast and furious racing going on. Romy Wolstencroft toed the line in the Open Female to come away with 3rd while her father Matt if stated in the Open Men's would of tied for the overall win having the same time as the Overall Male winner to take out 45-49 years.
Melissa Charlton continued her dominating form winning (30-34) and great to see good mate and training buddy Jessica Lee on the podium in 3rd (30-34). Just missing the podium was Jordan Wilkes (16-17) and Matilda Barrett (Open) in 4th while Chris George was 5th (Open).
In the Short Course it was great to see Emma Mares back racing taking out 20-24 and Josh Corcoran taking out 18-19. It was also good to see Marilyn Shrapnel back racing after a hip injury to take 2nd 65-69.
Over in the West, Courtney Potts was competing in the Karri Valley Tri which also doubled as World Long Course Qualifier which saw Courtney have a very solid race taking out the race win 18-24.
Kingscliff Triathlon - 1.5/40/10 - 19.03.16 Zsolt Dallos - 1st Place35-39 Years Male - State Champion
Sprint Distance - 750/20/5 Jordan Gover - 2nd Place40-44 Years Male Big Kids - 200/6/1 Joshua Nixon - 3rd Place10-12 Years Male Junior Kids - 100/3/500 Finn Barlow - 1st Place7-9 Years Female Matthew Nixon - 5th Place 7-9 Years Male Pipi Barlow -16th 7-9 Place Years Female
Karri Valley Triathlon - 1.5/60/12 - 19.03.15 Courtney Potts - 1st Place 18-24 Years Female
Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 4 - 750/20/5 - 20.03.16 Matt Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female Romy Wolstencroft - 3rd Place Open Female Jessica Lee - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Jordan Wilkes - 4th Place 16-17 Years Male Matilda Barrett - 4th Place Open Female Chris George - 5th Place Open Male Short Course - 300/10/3 Emma Mares - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female Josh Corcoran - 1st Place 18-19 Years Male Marilyn Shrapnel - 2nd Place 65-69 Years Female Tahlea Corcoran - 6th Place 12-15 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 9th 12-15 Years Male
Another great weekend of results for Team SCTA. Well done to all that competed. Have a great and safe Easter. There is some training on so make sure you check out the coaching timetable.
A huge weekend for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia athletes with them in action at Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival, Xterra Saipan and African ATU Junior Championships and results from the Caloundra Triathlon the weekend before.
Its been a whirlwind month for Professional Off Road Triathlete Brodie Gardner with his first podium in an Xterra event at Xterra Philipines, gaining selection in the Australia Elite team for World Cross ITU Triathlon Champs and then on the weekend he took out his first ever Xterra Title winning Xterra Saipan.
After some travel dramas which saw him land 4 hours before race start, then getting lost on the run, Brodie held his nerves together to take out the over a 1.5km swim / 30km Mt Bike and a 12km run to win by 1 min 30 sec. Awesome job Brodie under very trying conditions. Brodie currently lies 2nd on the Xterra Asia - Pacific Tour Elite Men Series.
Friday night saw the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival open with the Twilight 5km Run along the Esplande. It started off with a 4 lap 5km Elite Male and Female Race with Romy Wolstencroft lining up against a quality field where she ended up 5th place in a time of 17:19.
Next was the 2 lap 5km run which saw Josh Corcoran take 2nd (20-29) with Jazzy Shults just missing the podium with 4th (U/16) while Meg Roberts 5th (U/16) and Macey Roberts 7th (U/16).
Super Saturday was a massive day starting with our Super Kids Triathlon with Jake and Zak Hammond, Finn and Pipi Barlow, Liam Wallace, Millie Meredith and Hugo Cattle. As there were no results for the a Super Kids all the SCTA juniors raced extremely well in overcast and a passing shower.
Next up was the Ocean Swim over a M-shaped 1km swim. This year with some surf it was always going to be interesting. Stuart Louth led the way with the Open Male swim title in a sprint finish. Later he thought he was sprinting for 3rd place so to take the $450 win he was pretty happy. Kaya Shults took the title (13-15) and 4th female overall, while younger sister Jazzy Shults 2nd (U/13) with Chris George 3rd (30-39).
To round out Super Saturday the ITU Male and Female World Cup in which we saw PNG and SCTA athlete Rachel James take the line in her first World Cup and for her country ever!! Rachel was stepping up against some of the worlds best females. She held on till her 3rd lap on the bike riding solo but learnt and gained valuable experience that will be used in future races. SCTA had some ITU athletes join in on some of the training session in the lead up to the World Cups. Amanda Bohlin (36th), Adrian Briffod (36th) and Bob Haller (45th)
Mooloolaba Triathlon was a happy hunting ground for 2016 with 7 podiums (4 x wins) and a few first timers over the standard distance of 1.5/40/10. Leading the charge win category wins were Jake Hynes (15-19 / 15th Overall / First Standard distance Tri), Malin Olsson (35-39 / 17th Female overall), Kevin Hammond (Clydesdale 90-99kg) and Open Female Team Called Muppets (Kaya Shults and Romy Wolstencroft).
Just missing the winners dais with 2nd places were Kirra Seidel ( Elite Female) Michael Hooper (20-24 / 11th Overall) and Zsolt Dallos (35-39 / 19th Overall). Taj Jones 5th in his first Standard distance Tri (15-19) with Melissa Charlton 7th (30-34 Years) and Team SCTA 2 Mares and a Filly 7th Club Mix ( Trudi Jones / Ange Hammond / Angie Windsor). A great effort from another first timer Jordan Wilkes 11th (15-19)
Sam Penny was in action at the Queensland Masters Swimming Championships at Chandler over the weekend where his haul included 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal. Nice work Sambo
At Caloundra on the weekend of 6th March, we had quite a few head down to do the Just Tri It at Bulcock Beach. In the long course race we had Rachael Cullen take a 2nd (30-39) and 5th Female overall.
In the short course we saw Elliot Gray dominate not only his category but also take out the overall race win. Hot on his heels was Ryan Marsh 2nd overall and category and to make it a SCTA clean sweep, Joshua Nixon was 3rd overall and category. Well done to Patrick Geoghegan who competed in his first ever triathlon to finish 5th (12-15) and 7th overall.
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival - 11th - 13th March Twilight Run - 11/03/16 - 5km Josh Corcoran - 2nd 20-29 Years Male Jazzy Shults - 4th U/16 Years Female Romy wolstencroft - 5th Elite Female Meg Roberts - 5th U/16 Years Female Macey Roberts - 7th U/16 Years Female Kaya Shults - 9th U/16 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 12th U/16 Years Male Ocean Swim - 12/03/16 - 1km Swim Stuart Louth - 1st Open Male - Race Winner Kaya Shults - 1st 13-15 Years Female - 4th Overall Jazzy Shults - 2nd U/13 Female Chris George - 3rd 30-39 Years Male Tahlea Corcoran - 7th 13-15 Years Female Ryan Marsh -13th 13-15 Years Male
ITU World Cup - 12/03/16 - 750/20/5 Amanda Bohlin - 35th ITU Female Adrian Briffod - 36th ITU Male Bob Haller - 45th ITU Male Rachel James - lapped out on 3rd lap
Mooloolaba Triathlon - 13/03/16 - 1.5/40/10 Jake Hynes - 1st 15-19 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 1st Clydesdale 90-99kg Malin Olsson - 1st 35-39 Years Female Kirra Seidel - 2nd Elite Female Michael Hooper - 2nd 20-24 Years Male Zsolt Dallos - 2nd 35-39 Years Male Taj Jones - 5th 15-19 Years Male Maddison Dutton - 6th 20-24 Years Female Melissa Charlton - 7th 30-34 Years Female Jordan Wilkes - 11th 15-19 Years Male Rachel James - 13th Elite Female Brendan Batzloff - 19th 40-44 Years Male Wade Scougall - 20th 40-44 Years Male Rachael Cullen - 20th 30-34 Years Female Matt Cole - 22nd 30-34 Years Male Robert Wilson - 35th 40-44 Years Male Jessica Lee - 37th 30-34 Years Female Drew Walker - 44th 35-39 Years Male Trent Raddatz - 54th 30-34 Years Male David Lanskey - 66th 40-44 Years Male James Loane - 100th Mates Wave
Teams Team Muppet ( Kaya Shults / Romy Wolstencroft) - 1st Open Female Team SCTA 2 Mares and a Filly (Trudi Jones / Ange Hammond / Angie Windsor) - 7th Mixed Club Xterra Saipan - 12/03/16 - 1.5/30/12 Brodie Gardner- 1st Elite Male - Race Winner
Bloemfontein ATU Junior African Championships - 12/03/16 - 750/20/5 Drew Williams - 26th ITU Junior Male
Queensland Masters Swimming Championships Sam Penny - 4 x Gold, 4 x Silver and 1 Bronze Medal
Bendigo Bank Just Tri It Caloundra - 06/03/16 Short Course - 300/10/3 Elliot Gray - 1st 12-15 Years Male - Race winner Ryan Marsh - 2nd 12-15 Years Male - 2nd Overall Joshua Nixon - 3rd 12-15 Years Male - 3rd Overall Patrick Geoghegan - 5th 12-15 Years Male
Long Course - 600/20/6 Rachael Cullen - 2nd 30-39 Years Female
Well done to all that raced and good luck to all racing this weekend at Kingscliff Triathlon, Bribie Island Triathlon
Another weekend of action for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia athletes competing at New Zealand Ironman, Tweed Coast Enduro and the Mooloolaba Mile Swim.
Down at Tweed Heads we had Malin Olsson competing over the 70.3 distance which she has qualified for World 70.3 Champs to be held at Mooloolaba later this year. Malin had a great race with a swim that is slowing getting faster, road strongly and finally paced out a very strong half marathon to take out her category win and 2nd female overall.
Across the ditch in New Zealand we saw Peter (Pilot Pete) Schultz and Shane Costa on the start line. Both probably hadn't down all the training they wanted and Shane headed into the race with the flu. It wasn't an easy day for either of them but with one foot in front of the other they got to the finish line with Shane (11:57:53) and Peter (12:50:34) well done boys.
At home on Mooloolaba Beach there was the Mile swim as a prelude to all the action this weekend at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival. Bringing home the bacon was Stuart Louth (35-39) and Swede Amanda Bohlin (25-29) with category wins. Just missing the winners dais with 2nd places was Chris George (30-34) and Bob Haller (20-24). Rachel James 4th (30-34) and Kevin Hammond 5th (35-39) just missed the podium.
New Zealand Ironman - 05/03/16 - 3.8/180/42.2 Peter Schultz - 50th Place 50-54 Years Male Shane Costa - 97th Place 40-44 Years Male
Tweed Coast Enduro - 05/03/16 - 1.9/90/21.1 Malin Olsson - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall
Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim - 06/03/16 1600m Amanda Bohlin - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Stuart Louth - 1st Place 35-39 Years Male Chris George - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Male Bob Haller - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Male Rachel James - 4th Place 30-34 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 5th Place 35-39 Years Male Rachael Cullen - 15th Place 30-34 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 18th Place 40-44 Years Male 800m Tahlea Corcoran - 6th place 13-16 Years Female 300m Jake Hammond - 14th Place 8-12 Years Male
Good luck to all racing in the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival and to Brodie Gardner heading to Xterra Saipan and Drew Williams (Zimbabwe) heading to South African Triathlon Champs for World Junior Championships Selection
Its just doesn't stop for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes, with Brodie Gardner lining up at the Triathlon Australia Cross Triathlon Championships and selection race for the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships both being held at Lake Crackenback NSW.
Brodie was coming off a 3rd place at Xterra Philippines where he recorded his first ever podium as 3rd Elite. To gain selection into the World Championships Elite team for Australia, Brodie needed to finish top 3 overall. Brodie had a great race to take silver and book his berth on the Australia Elite Team for the World Championships, and be a part of his first ever champagne shower on the podium.
With working full time in his newly opened business, Intune Sports and Health, and the demands of trying to train as a Professional athlete while working full time, It is an awesome achievement to firstly to finish 2nd, secondly gain selection into the World Champs. Well done Brodes, very well deserved indeed. Keep up the great work.
Last weekend Drew Williams (Zimbabwean athlete I Coach) was selected into the Zimbabwean Junior Elite Team for the South African Triathlon Championships which is the selection race for the African nations for the ITU Junior World Championships that will be in Mexico later in the year. Best of luck Drew who will race on 13th March.
Also the Queensland Triathlon series wrapped up last weekend with SCTA having quite a few winners and podiums in the 7 race series. The best 5 races counted. Jemma Hynes and Kevin Hammond took out Series Wins, with podium places to Taj Jones, Angie Hammond, Zsolt Dallos, Stephanie Keenan and Joshua Nixon. From the 7 race series SCTA athletes recorded 1st Places x 21, 2nd Place x 16 and 3rd Place x 14. Well done on an awesome series team.
Australian Cross Triathlon Championships Lake Crackenback - 28/02/16 - 1.5/30/10 Brodie Gardner - 2nd Elite Male - World Championships Qualification
Queensland Triathlon Series - 7 races Season 2015/16 Kevin Hammond - Winner 90-99kg Clydesdales Jemma Hynes - Winner 7-9 Years Kool Kids Female Taj Jones - 2nd Place 14-15 Years Male Angie Hammond - 3rd Place Athena Zsolt Dallos - 3rd 35-39 Years Male Stephanie Keenan - 3rd Place U/14 Years Enticer Female Joshua Nixon - 3rd Place 10-11 Years Kool Kids Male
Zimbabwean ITU Junior Team for SA Championhsips Drew Williams
Well done to all that raced. Next weekend we see SCTA / HCAUS Athletes in Action at NZ Ironman and World Series Swim at Mooloolaba. Good luck to all racing.