Another big weekend of racing that was very successful by the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes.
Moreton Bay Triathlon doubled as the Oceania Championships for the Elite and U/23 Athletes while in the OD it was the Queensland Championships. For the Clubs it was Club Championships as well. Lucy Bowden continued her dominate with 2 wins from 2 races with both being the first female Overall home. She took out the State Championships 25-29. Other State Champions included Peyton Craig (U/14), Brett Stalley (55-59).
In the Sprint Distance Jazi Coventry (16-19 and Fastest Female), Rebecca Howell (20-24) and Ron Craig (Clydesdale 90-99) all landed on top of the dais with Category wins. Just missing the podium was Ella Wooldridge (16-19 and 6th Female Overall) and Ryan Marsh (14-15) with 4th places.
SCTA Club Members in the OTU Oceania Championships saw Kelly Ann Perkins take out the Race Win and Oceania Elite Title, while Brittany Dutton claimed the U/23 Oceania Title and 6th place in the Elite.
Round # 2 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series was held at Ben Bennet Park. Michael Hooper claimed 3rd place (U/40) with Jessica Lee 5th (U/40 Female) in the 10km, while Maddi Dutton 6th (U/40 Female) in the 6km.
Down at Challenge Melbourne, Paul Marchant had a strong race to finish 13th (25-29) while SCTA Club Member Kierra Sansome lined up in the ELITE Female to claim 10th Place
SCTA Members dominated the Triathlon Queensland State Series Point score with Age Category wins to Peyton Craig, Ryan Marsh, Ella Wooldridge with 2nd Places to Jazi Coventry, Romy Wolstencroft and Paul Marchant while with 3rd Places to Mia Wooldridge
Congratulations to Coach Toby Coote, for being named Triathlon Queensland Junior Coach of the Year 2018-19. Well done to all that competed. Full results below Moreton Bay Triathlon - 14.04.19 Olympic Distance 1.5/40/10 - OTU Oceania Championships - Elite / U/23 Kelly Ann Perkins - 1st Place ELITE Female - Oceania Champion Brittany Dutton - 1st Place U/23 Years Female - Oceania Champion Romy Wolstencroft - 6th Place U/23 Years Female Jake Hynes - 34th Place U/23 Years Male
Olympic Distance 1.5/40/10 - Queensland Championships Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - First Female Overall - Queensland Champion Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male - Queensland Champion
Sprint Distance 750/20/5 Jazi Coventry - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 1st Female Overall Rebecca Howell - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female Ron Craig - 1st Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Male Ella Wooldridge - 4th Place 16-19 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Ryan Marsh - 4th Place 14-15 Years Male Erin Wooldridge - 10th Place 14-15 Years Female Lance Weatherburn - 10th Place 35-39 years Male Jorja Matthews - 15th Place 14-15 Years Female
Enticer - 300/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - 1st Overall - Queensland Champion Mia Wooldridge - 9th Place U/14 Years Female Finn Barlow - 20th Place U/14 Years Female Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Pipi Barlow - 11th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 17th Place 7-9 Years Female
Allez Sport Cross Country Race # 2 Ben Bennet Park - 14.04.19 Michael Hooper - 3rd Place 10km U/40 Years Male Jessica Lee - 5th Place 10km U/40 Years Female Maddison Dutton - 6th Place 6km U/40 Years Female Mark Corocoran - 16th Place 40-49 Years Male
Challenge Melbourne - 1.9/90/21.1 - 14.04.19 Kierra Sansome - 10th Place ELITE Female Paul Marchant - 13th Place 25-29 Years Male
Triathlon Queensland Junior Coach of the Year 2018-19 Toby Coote
Triathlon Queensland State Series Point score Peyton Craig - 1st Place 12-13 Years Male Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-17 Years Female Jazi Coventry - 2nd Place 16-17 Years Female Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 18-19 Years Female Paul Marchant - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Mia Wooldridge - 3rd Place 12-13 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female Kaya Shults - 4th Place 16-17 Years Female Gary Turner - 4th Place 70-74 Years Male Macey Roberts - 5th Place 16-17 Years Female Tania Gover - 7th Place 40-44 Years Female Pipi Barlow - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Finn Barlow - 8th Place 12-13 Years Female Brett Stalley - 8th Place 55-59 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 10th Place 25-29 Years Female Wade Scougall - 10th Place 40-44 Years Male Heidi Craig - 11th Place 10-11 Years Female Jake Hynes - 11thy Place 18-19 Years Male Chloe Turner - 11th Place 25-29 years Female
Another massive weekend and awesome results from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon with both the Australian Sprint and Aquathlon Championships, Xterra Rotorua and Cliff to Club Swim.
On Sunday, Perfect Conditions greeted the athletes at The Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon doubling as the Triathlon Australia Australian Sprint Champs. The Ladies dominated proceedings with 3 in the top 4 Overall with Lucy Bowden Fastest Female, Jazi Coventry 3rd Female Overall and Ella Wooldridge 4th Female Overall. National champions included Lucy Bowden (25-29), Jazi Coventry (16-19), SCTA / PA Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig (U/14 Enticer Race Winner) Picking up Silver medals to Ella Wooldridge (16-19) , Mia Wooldridge (U/14 Enticer), Brett Stalley (55-59) and Bronze medal to Paul Marchant (25-29) and Gary Turner (70-74). Ron Craig (Clydesdale 90-99Kg) was 3rd but not a championships category.
Erin Wooldridge (14-15) was unlucky again to just miss the podium with 4th. SCTA / PA Junior Scholarship Holder Macey Roberts (16-19) had a very strong race to take 6th place.
Jake Hynes missed a start in the OTU draft legal but turned that into a positive to take out the OPEN Male title. SCTA Club Members Kelly-Ann Perkins Elite Female Champ taking out the OTU Oceania Sprint Cup and Romy Wolstencroft Bronze Medal Elite Female finishing 5th Overall.
On Saturday SCTA Athletes lined up in the Triathlon Australia National Aquathlon Championships with newly crowned Australian Champions to Jazi Coventry (16-19) and SCTA / PA Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig (U/14 Enticer). Silver Medals to Lucy Bowden (25-29), Ella Wooldridge (16-19), Mia Wooldridge (U/14 Enticer) and Rebecca Howell (20-24) with a bronze. Both Erin Wooldridge (14-15) and Heidi Craig (10-11) both in 4th places just missing the podium.
Great job from the SCTA crew with tally from the weekend with 6 x Australian Champions, 5 x Silver Medals and 5 x Bronze Medals. From a coaching perspective I couldn't have asked for better performances than what we saw over the weekend. The hard work and consistency over the past months have paid off. and we have seen the results from the weekend. A few more races to go till end of the season. Keep up the great work and well done to each of you all.
At the Cliff to Club Swim, Janelle McCosker lined up in the 2.5km Swim where she had a great race to come away with 2nd 50-59 Years Female.
Across the ditch in NZ, Brodie Gardner was lining up for his 2nd race within a week at Xterra Rotorua . The travel took its toll from Taiwan last week back to Australia and then out to NZ. He didn't have the best of races but battle his way to finish in the Top 10 in 10th Spot in the Elite Men.
Monday saw fast and furious short course Mixed Team Relays on the Gold Coast post Luke Harrop Memorial. 16 teams lined up in 2 heats of 8, with 8 teams in the "A" Final and 8 teams in the "B" Final for their second race. Distance of 300m Swim, 7km Cycle and 1500m Run. Chloe Turner was in Team Australia Blue while Jazi Coventry was in Team X-Border. Chloe's team made the "A" Final where they finished 8th. While Jazi's Team won the "B" Final
On Friday Night The Event Crew launched the Luke Harrop Foundation. SCTA Coach Toby Coote and Junior scholarship Holders Macey Roberts and Peyton Craig were in attendance supporting the initiative from The Event Crew. While on Sunday Night at the Triathlon Australia Awards Night Mia Wooldridge was awarded Youth B Female Series Champion while Peyton Craig was awarded Silver Youth B Male Series
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial 06-07.04.19 OTU Oceania Sprint Cup - Doubling as Australian Elite Championships Kelly Ann Perkins - 1st Place ELITE Female - Australian Champion Romy Wolstencroft - 5th Place ELITE Female - Bronze Australian Champion Brittany Dutton - 13th Place ELITE Female Chloe Turner - 43rd Place ELITE Female Australian Sprint Championships - 750/20/5 Jake Hynes - 1st Place OPEN Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - Australian Champion - Female Race Winner Jazi Coventry - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - Australian Champion - 3rd Female Overall Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female - Silver Australian Champion - 4th Female Overall Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male - Silver Australian Champion Paul Marchant - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Male - Bronze Australian Champion Gary Turner - 3rd Place 70-74 Years Male - Bronze Australian Champion Ron Craig - 3rd Place 90-99kg Clydesdale Macey Roberts - 6th Place 16-19 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 7th Place 14-15 Years Male Jorja Matthews - 7th Place 14-15 Years Female Rebecca Howell - 7th Place 20-24 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 7th Place 25-29 Years Female Enticer 300/6.7/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Australian Champion - Race Winner Pauline Ashley - 1st Place 45+ Years Female Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female - Silver Australian Champs Kool Kids 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 12th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 17th Place 7-9 Years Female
Australian Aqauthlon Championships - 750m Swim / 5km Run Jazi Coventry - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - Australian Champion - Female Race Winner Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female - Silver Australian Champion - 5th Female Overall Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female - Silver Australian Champion - 7th Female Overall Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 20-24 Years Female - Bronze Australian Champion Erin Wooldridge - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female Enticer 300m Swim / 2.5km Run Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Australian Champion - Race Winner Mia Wooldridge - 4th Place U/14 Years Female - Bronze Australian Champs Kids Aquathlon - 100m Swim / 500m Run Heidi Craig - 4th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 5th Place 7-9 Years Female
Mixed Team Relay Invitational Gold Coast - 07.04.19 Chloe Turner - 8th Place "A" Final Jazi Coventry - 1st Place "B" Final Xterra Rotorua - 06.04.19 - 1/26/11 Brodie Gardner - 10th Place ELITE Male
Cliff to Club - 07.04.19 - 2.5km Swim Janelle McCosker - 2nd Place 50-59 Years Female
Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium athletes were racing at Kingscliff Triathlon, Battle on the Balonne, ITU World Cup New Plymouth, Wishlist Charity Run and Allez Sport Cross Country # 1.
Also a massive thanks to all the Volunteers that helped at Triathlon Pink Sunshine Coast. 10 came and supported the event by giving up their time and the donation that SCTA will gain from it goes back into equipment for the Squad. A big thanks to Lucy Bowden, Rebecca Howell, Tania Gover, Anna Eaton, Jan Wanklyn, Wooldridge Family and Matthews Family.
Down at Kingscliff for the Triathlon where they had Olympic Distance and the Sprint Distance which doubled as the Queensland Sprint Champs where we had Ryan Marsh compete in the 13-15 Years where he took out 2nd place and was 5th Overall. Leading into the race Ryan was leading the Triathlon Queensland State Series in his category. In the Olympic Distance Brie Murphy had a great race to take out her category win in 25-29 Female.
In Taiwan, Brodie Gardner headed over for the Xterra Asia Pacific Championships. On a very tough course, Brodie had a great race to come away with 8th Place Elite Battle on the Balonne saw the return of SCTA Club Member Kierra Sansome for her first race in a while and she put it out there and had a great race to take the Female Race Title and some cash with a 7th Overall.
The first round of the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country was run at the Corbould Park where the recent rain made it a true cross country with muddy and slippery conditions. Both Jericho Pogany and Jessica Lee had solid runs. While at the Wishlist 5km Run Charlotte Durand took the category win in senior Female and 2nd Female overall.
Across the ditch in NZ for the ITU World Cup New Plymouth saw SCTA Club Members Kelly Ann Perkins 11th Elite Female while Ryan Fisher was 16th Elite Male
Well done to all that raced. Full Results below Kingscliff Triathlon - 31.03.19 Olympic Distance Brie Murphy - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Sprint Distance - Queensland Champs Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 13-15 Years Male - 5th Overall
Xterra Asia Pacific Championships - 1.5/26/10 - 30.03.19 Brodie Gardner - 8th Place ELITE Male Battle on the Balonne - 1.5/40/10 - 31.03.19 Kierra Sansome - 1st Place OPEN Female - 7th Overall
ITU World Cup New Plymouth - 750/20/5 - 31.03.19 Kelly Ann Perkins - 11th Place ELITE Female Ryan Fisher - 16th Place ELITE Male
Sunshine Coast Cross Country # 1 - 31.03.19 Jericho Pogany - 5th Place U/16 Years Male 4km Jessica Lee - 8th Place U/40 Years Female 10km
Wishlist 5km Run - 31.03.19 Charlotte Durand - 1st Place Senior Female - 2nd Female Overall