Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes have been performing well over the past 2 weeks at Straddie Salute, PNG National Triathlon Champs and at Triathlon Queensland Series Awards for 2015-16 Season
Brodie Gardner has kept his streak of Race wins for this season taking out the Straddie Salute title last weekend. In a strong showing Brodie broke away on the bike and was never headed on the run winning by nearly 4 minutes. It caps of a stellar season which saw him officially named in the Australia Elite team for the ITU World Cross Triathlon Champs that will be held at Lake Crackenback in October. Well done Brodie an awesome season and a well deserve break.
At the Triathlon Queensland Awards Afternoon it was great to see 3 SCTA members rewarded for their great results throughout the year with Finn Barlow and Jake Hynes taking out their respective category wins. It was great to see Sue Fairweather Brown rewarded for her tireless work as a Technical Official in taking out the Technical Official of the Year. Sue is and always is a bright shining light at races for all SCTA athletes and is always there to help no matter how small the problem is. Very well deserved Sue.
In Port Moresby, PNG Triathlon Federation had their National Champs, where we saw Rachel James have a very strong showing entering T2 in the lead with the males. After a short stint in Vanuatu for work, where she has had limited opportunities to train, Rachel performed remarkably well considering this finishing 4th overall and taking out the National Title. Well done Rachel.
Straddie Salute 15.06.16 - Brodie Gardner - 1st Place Open Male - Race Winner
Triathlon Queensland Series Awards for 2015-16 Season Finn Barlow - 7-9 Years Female Series Winner Jake Hynes - 16-17 Years Male Series Winner Sue Fairweather Brown - Technical Official of the Year
PNG National Championships - 15.06.15 Sprint Distance - 750/20/5 Rachel James - 1st Place Open Female - National Champion Chris Hagan - Open Male Super Sprint Distance - 300/5/2 Piwan Kutan - 1st Place Open Female - National Champion Skye James - 2nd Place Open Female Olsen Mange - 2nd Place Open Male Seth James - 5th Place Open Male Zony Tuan - Open Male Aquathlon - 300/2 Noel Sharples - 1st Place Open Male - National Champion Jayden James - Open Male
Well done to all that raced and good luck to all racing Noosa Ultimate Festival this weekend.
Byron Bay Triathlon and Xterra Malaysia in Langkawi were happy hunting grounds for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes with some awesome results from the weekend of racing.
Brodie Gardner headed to Xterra Malaysia which saw him highly place in the Asia Pacific Xterra Tour standings and a good race here guaranteed points to lift him into the Tour rankings. A very hot and humid day greeted the athletes. Brodie had a solid swim and was in chase mode on the bike and run. In a very strong field, Brodie battled his way to 5th place and secured some more points on the Tour which saw him just missed 3rd place by 2 points to be 4th on the Tour which saw him get his first win and podium spots this year.
It’s been a very long season for Brodie with training full time and running his business Intune Sports and Health. In a season that saw a lot of first with the race win and podiums in the Xterra off road triathlons, and securing a place on the Elite team for ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs. Enjoy the rest Brodie. Well-deserved after a very successful season.
There were 13 SCTA athletes toe the line at the Byron Bay triathlon were some great results were recorded. Weather was perfect for the afternoon race which saw the first wave hit the water at Noon.
Leading the charge in the Olympic Distance was Michael Hooper (20-24) who was 4th across the line overall and taking out his category. Also taking out the Category Wins were Matt Wolstencroft (45-49) 12th Overall, Alexandra Barnes (16-19), Malin Olson (Open) was 5th and Kevin Hammond (35-39) rounded the results out with a 6th place.
In the Sprint Distance, Romy Wolstencroft (16-17) dominated the female field to take out overall female line honours and the win in her category, it was great for the Coach Toby Coote (40-44) to get out have a bit off fun in the Old Man Category with 2nd place while Angie Hammond (35-39) was in 10th place.
In the Tempta Distance, Kayleigh Foster (12-13) rounded out the 2nd Overall Female Race win for the day for the SCTA girls taking the Race title and category win, while Ryan Marsh (12-13) was 2nd and 4th overall.
While the Aquathlon wasn’t timed but the 2 Hammond Amigo’s (Jake and Zak) lined up to race extremely well. It was a great weekend for all that raced.
Xterra Malaysia - 07/05/16 – Brodie Gardner – 5th Place Professional Male
Xterra Asia Pacific Tour Rankings 2015-16 Brodie Gardner – 4th Place Professional Male
Byron Bay Triathlon – 07/05/16 – 1.5/40/10 Michael Hooper – 1st Place 20-24 Years Male – 4th Overall Alexandra Barnes – 1st Place 16-19 Years Female Matt Wolstencroft – 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Malin Olson – 5th Place Open Female Kevin Hammond – 6th Place 35-39 Years Male
Sprint Distance – 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft – 1st Place 16-17 Years Female – Overall Female Race Winner Toby Coote – 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Angie Hammond – 10th Place 35-39 Years Female
Tempta Distance – 300/10/2.5 Kayleigh Foster – 1st Place 12-13 Years Female – Overall Female Race Winner Ryan Marsh – 2nd Place 12-13 Years Male – 4th Overall
Another big weekend for Sunshine Coast Tri Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes that competed at Ironman Australia and 70.3 at Port Macquarie, Busselton 70.3 and Queensland All Schools Cross Country Champs at Kedron.
At the Queensland All Schools Cross Country Champs we saw Romy Wolstencroft take out 2nd place just behind the national 3000m champion and in the process qualified herself for the National Cross Country Champs, Emma Dreyzin Howell as got a 2nd place, while older sister Lara was 5th. All the Juniors that competed had solid runs especially as they are up against pure runners. Well done SCTA Juniors.
A tough day out in the office at Port Macquarie for both the Ironman and 70.3 events. The rain started from about 11am and kept going for the duration of the event with most of the Ironman riding and running in the rain. Some of the 70.3 were spared the rain on the bike but got it on the run. The wind picked up just before the rain came and made the already demanding bike course even tougher.
Peter Schultz went in underdone but having a goal of getting to the finish line and he did this yet again with a 25th place and 11:16:01. In the 70.3 Brett Stalley was having a solid race and always with a smile on his face to record a 5th place in 4:55:16, while Brendan Batzloff had a strong showing for a 24th Place in 4:50:20.
While over in the West at Bussleton, Katie Kenny was chasing a World 70.3 slot and just came up short with a 6th Place in 4:56:28
Queensland All Schools Cross Country Championships - 30/04/16 4000m Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 17 Years Girls - Qualified for National Championships Meg Roberts - 16th Place 16 Years Girls Macey Roberts - 25th Place 14 Years Girls Elliot Gray - 25th Place 15 Years Boys Kaya Shults - 50th Place 15 Years Girls 3000m Lara Dreyzin Howell - 5th Place 11 Years Girls Jazzy Shults - 34th Place 12 Years Girls Ryan Marsh - 37th 13 Years Boys 2000m Emma Dreyzin Howell - 2nd Place 10 Years Girls Ironman Australia - 01/05/16 - 3.8/180/42.2 Peter Schultz - 25th Place 50-54 Years Male
Port Macquarie 70.3 - 01/05/16 - 1.9/90/21.1 Brett Stalley - 5th Place 50-54 Years Male Brendan Batzloff - 24th Place 40-44 Years Male
Busselton 70.3 - 01/05/16 - 1.9/90/21.1 Katie Kenny - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female