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