Another successful weekend of racing by Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at the Kingscliff Triathlon doubling as the Queensland Olympic Distance Champs and at Rottnest Channel Swim.
Firstly to Kingscliff Triathlon which saw perfect conditions for racing. Which saw Jordan Gover continue his great form in taking out the Qld title (45-49) and 16th overall. Melissa Charlton took out the 35-39 title and 6th female overall but not being a member of TA means she is ineligible for the State title unfortunately as she has been in great form over the past couple of months. Zsolt Dallos battled sickness this week and took its toll on him but still managed to have a great race to take out 2nd (35-39) and also in Qld Champs and 22nd overall. Rounding out the podium finishers in the Qld champs was Rebecca Ungermann who took 3rd (25-29), as too Mitch Baker (25-29). Jessica Lee had another strong showing taking out 11th (30-34)
In the sprint distance, Tania Gover had another great race taking out the 40-44 title and 8th female overall, while Kelly Enright was 6th (30-34). In a very competitive Tempta distance, where a lot of the Junior Boys selected in the Qld team for Nationals were racing, saw SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Ryan Marsh perform extremely well to finish 3rd (12-13) and 3rd overall. Rounding out the other podium finish was Parker Deutzmann in 3rd (7-9). Scott Marsh had another solid race with 17th (10-12).
On to the 25km Rottnest Channel Swim where Peter Schultz did the solo challenge in 8hr 40 min. With the goal of completing the English Channel this is the first steps of many to get there. A few may not know but Pete has relocated to Sydney to get the cold water swimming needed to prepare for the Channel swim. And by the looks of how he went in Rotto he is on the way to achieving his goal. Great work Pete.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below
Kingscliff Triathlon - Queensland Olympic Distance Champs - 26.03.17 Jordan Gover - 1st place 45-49 Years Male - QLD Champion Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female Zsolt Dallos - 2nd Place 35-39 Years Male - 2nd Qld Champs Rebecca Ungermann - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female - 3rd Qld Champs Mitch Baker - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Male - 3rd Qld Champs Jessica Lee - 11th Place 30-34 Years Female Sprint Distance - 750/20/5 Tania Gover - 1st Place 40-44 Years Female - 8th Female Overall Kelly Enright - 6th Place 30-34 Years Female Tempta - 300/10/2.5 Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 12-13 Years Male - 3rd Overall Big Kids - 200/6/1 Scott Marsh - 17th Place 10-12 Years Male Juniors - 100/3/500 Parker Deutzmann - 3rd Place 7-9 Years Male
Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium athletes were in action at Twilight Run Festival in Brisbane and Xterra Saipan over the weekend.
Firstly to Xterra Saipan where Brodie Gardner lined up as the defending champion. Brodie's day started well with a great swim putting him around the minute behind the lead swimmers. Out onto the Mt Bike course and a nail pierced his wheel where he lost valuable time fixing it. Once up and going he rode and ran himself in contention for the podium but he suffered with cramping to the lower back that halted his progress and finished 8th place. A great job considering he lost valuable time with the puncture.
While down in Brisbane under grey and rainy skies, Mark and Selena Corcoran lined up in the twilight half marathon. Both ran great times to finish 46th and 13th place respectively. Well done
Twilight Run Brisbane - 19.03.17 - 21.1km Selena Corcoran - 13th Place 30-39 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 46th Place 40-49 Years Male
Xterra Saipan - 18.03.17 - 1.5/30/12 Brodie Gardner - 8th Place Professional Male
A massive weekend of racing with the 25th running of the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival and National Masters Swimming Championships on the Gold Coast. Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes recorded some great results over the weekend.
The 25th running of the Mooloolaba Triathlon put on a show once again with light winds but warm and humid conditions. We saw a lot of great bike times due to the light winds but the warm conditions on the run leg took its toll. With Australian Olympic Distance Medals on the line, SCTA athletes walked away with 3 of them (4 if Mel had of been a TA member)
Leading the Australian Medal haul was Jake Hynes 2nd Tri Australia / 3rd 15-19 Years, while both Zsolt Dallos (35-39) and Maureen Cummings (55-59) both finished 3rd Tri Australia and Category. Melissa Charlton had a great race with 2nd 35-39 Female.
Michael Hooper just missed the podium with a 4th place 20-24. Also placing in the top 10 in their respective categories were, Belinda Seccombe 7th 40-44, Rebecca Ungermann 8th 25-29 and Rachel James 10th Open Female. Well done to all the SCTA athletes that raced.
SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship holder, Kaya Shults, took out the 1000m Ocean Swim in the Open Female and claimed $450 for her troubles in an M shape course with some swell. Peyton Craig claimed the win in the U/13 Males as well.
While at the Twilight Run on the Friday, under perfect conditions for running, we saw a great turnout from the SCTA Crew with Chloe Turner taking out the 20-29 title, podium places for 3rd went to Meg Roberts (16-19) and Jazzy Shults (U/16) with Macey Roberts (U/16) just missing the podium in 4th.
It was great to see Sam Penny pick up a few medals (1 x Gold, 3 x Silver and 3 x Bronze) and some PB's at the National Masters Swimming Champs on the Gold Coast. Hard to believe that a few years back Sam had some chronic back pain and turned to swimming to strengthen and relieve the pain. Fast forward and he has some bling to show for the hard work.
Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival - 10-12.03.17 Mooloolaba Triathlon - Doubling as the Australian Olympic Distance Championships Melissa Charlton - 2nd Place 35-39 Years Female Jake Hynes - 3rd Place 15-19 Years Male - Australian Champs - 2nd Place Zsolt Dallos - 3rd Place 35-39 Years Male - Australian Champs - 3rd Place Maureen Cummings - 3rd Place 55-59 Years Female - Australian Champs - 3rd Place Micheal Hooper - 4th Place 20-24 Years Male Belinda Seccombe - 7th Place 40-44 Years Female Rebecca Ungermann - 8th Place 25-29 Years Female Rachel James - 9th Place Open Female Ron Craig - 10th Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Wade Scougall - 13th Place 40-44 Years Male Brad Teys - 18th Place 50-54 Years Male Kelly Enright - 19th Place 30-34 Years Female Jen Shults - 20th Place 40-44 Years Female Scott Shults - 25th Place 40-44 Years Male Jessica Lee - 29th Place 30-34 Years Female Greg Rehbock - 44th Place 30-34 Years Male Drew Walker - 65th Place 40-44 Years Male Norm Marsh - 76th Place 50-54 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 83rd Place 35-39 Years Male Russell Mason - 86th Place 50-54 Years Male Chris Parks - 98th Place 30-34 Years Male Ross Cross - 111th Place 50-54 Years Male Warren Venaglia - 133rd Place 50-54 Years Male Ross Calder - 181st Place 40-44 Years Male
1000m Ocean Swim - 11.03.17 Kaya Shults - 1st Place Open Female - RACE WINNER Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/13 Years Male
5km Twilight Run - 10.03.17 Chloe Turner - 1st Place 20-29 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 3rd Place U/16 Female Meg Roberts - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female Macey Roberts - 4th Place U/16 Years Female Peyton Craig - 6th Place U/16 Years Male Kaya Shults - 7th Place U/16 Years Female Amelia Fleischfresser - 18th Place U/16 Years Female
National Masters Swimming Championships - Gold Coast 8-11.03.17 Sam Penny - 1 x Gold / 3 x Silver / 3 x Bronze
Another big weekend for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at New Zealand Ironman, Australian Junior Series Race # 4 in Perth, The finale of the Bribie Island Triathlon Series with Race # 4 and Mooloolaba Mile Swim.
Over in the West, Ryan Marsh - SCTA / Protector Aluminium Scholarship holder, was in action at Race # 4 of the National Junior Series. With a 6th, 3rd and a 2nd in the series so far, Race # 4 was double points and end of the series. After a strong swim Ryan was in the 2nd pack on the cycle leg but couldn't close the gap to Series Leader Col Curry (QLD).
Ryan had been running well in the previous races he has been in and today was no exception. Once the Mizuno run shoes were on he left the group behind and started chasing Col down. Unfortunately he ran out of road to finish 2nd place in ITU Youth B and take out 2nd place in the series as well.
Mooloolaba Beach was the perfect setting for the Annual Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim. With a small wave to make the swim in interesting Peyton Craig led the charge taking out the win 8-12 Years 800m, while Kevin Hammond continued his recovery from shoulder operation lining up in the mile with a 10th place finish 35-39 Years.
At Bribie Island Tri for the finale of the 4 race series, under perfect conditions for racing, Marilyn Shrapnel led the charge amongst the results taking out the win in 65-69 years, While Jessica Lee has podium in all 4 races with 3rd yesterday in 30-34 Years (series tally of 2 x 2nd and 2 x 3rd places). While in the Open Categories Chris George (4th Male) and Rebecca Ungermann (5th Female) rounded out he results from SCTA Athletes.
Lastly the series results are up from the QTS with SCTA athletes securing 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd and 3 x 3rd. Also SCTA as a club finished in 6th place behind clubs that had a larger number of participants than we did. So as a whole I am very happy with the QTS series and athlete performances from 2016-17 Season.
Well done to all that raced. See below full results from the weekend's racing
Bribie Island Triathlon Race # 4 - 05.03.17 750/20/5 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 65-69 Years Female Jessica Lee - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Chris George - 4th Place Open Male Rebecca Ungermann - 5th Place Open Female
Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim - 05.03.17 Peyton Craig - 1st Place 8-12 Years Male 800m Junior Giants Kevin Hammond - 10th Place 35-39 Years Male Mile
Australian Junior Series Race # 4 Perth - 04.03.17 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place ITU Youth B and 2nd in the Series
New Zealand Ironman - 04.03.17 3.8/180/42.2 Tania Gover - 11th 40-44 Years Female - 13:47:29
2016-17 Queensland Triathlon Series Result from 7 races Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 13 Years Male Tania Gover - 1st Place 40-44 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 2nd Place 13 Years Female Kelly Enright - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female Jordan Gover - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Male Jazzy Shults - 3rd Place U/14 Female Enticer Parker Deutzmann - 3rd Place 7-9 Years Male Kool Kids Matthew Nixon - 5th Place 10-11 Years Male Kool Kids Emmna Dann - 7th Place 14-15 Years Female Rachel James - 8th Place 30-34 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 8th Place 55-59 Years Female Jemma Hynes - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Kool Kids Zsolt Dallos - 9th Place 35-39 Years Male Kaya Shults - 10th Place 14-15 Years Female
Well done to all that raced and best of luck to all competing in the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival