A very successful weekend for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes at the Byron Bay Triathlon. Over the 3 different distances of Olympic (1.5/40/10) Sprint (750/20/5) and Tempta (300/10/2.5), saw all put one athlete on the podium.
It was windy with some rainy showers that converged on the race start but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the SCTA Crew. If anything it worked into their favour.
The sprint distance was SCTA most successful campaign with 5 Athletes and 1 Team, we saw the Little Pocket Rocket Romy Wolstencroft not only take out 16-17 Years Female, but also the overall race win beating in the Males as well. Not a bad 18th birthday present.
Not to be outdone, Kate Shultz won 30-34 Years Female as well and was 2nd overall (male and female) behind Romy. In fact we had 4 athletes in the top 6 overall with Matt Wolstencroft (Romy takes bragging rights till next year) winning his 45-49 Years Male and 5th Overall followed by Michael Hooper in 6th Overall and 20-24 Years Male winner. Rachel James had a great race to finish 2nd behind Kate in 30-34 Years Female.
We even saw the Coach, Toby Coote (Swim) team up with Brodie Gardner (Cycle) and Drew Westbrook (Run) to take out the Teams with a 12-minute win. Shorty AKA Kayleigh Foster had a great race in the Tempta to take out12-13 Years Female and place 5th overall and 2nd Female
Onto the Olympic Distance and we saw Jake Hynes line up in a very competitive Open Men’s Field won by Josh Amberger where he finished 12th while Ty Harding battle his way thru to take 2nd place 40-44 Years Male. A great hit out for him leading into Cairns 70.3. Well done to all that raced.
Byron Bay Triathlon – 13.05.17 Olympic Distance – 1.5/40/10 Ty Harding – 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Jake Hynes – 12th Place Open Male
Sprint Distance – 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft – 1st Place 16-17 Years Female – Overall Race Winner and 1st Female Kate Shultz – 1st Place 30-34 Years Female – 2nd Overall and 2nd Female Matt Wolstencroft – 1st Place 45-49 Years Male – 5th Overall Michael Hooper – 1st Place 20-24 Years Male – 6th Overall Toby Coote / Brodie Gardner / Drew Westbrook – 1st Open Male Teams Rachel James – 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female
Tempta – 300/10/2.5 Kayleigh Foster – 1st Place 12-13 Years Female – 5th Overall and 2nd Female
Big weekend of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at Port Macquarie Ironman and 70.3, Queensland Athletics All Schools X Country Championships, Race # 3 of Allez Sport Sunshine Coast X Country Series and the announcements of the Australian Age Group Teams for World Championships.
At Port Macquarie for the Australian Ironman Champs and & 70.3, the athletes couldn't have asked for better conditions. With cool light breeze and mid 20's temperature we were going to see some fast racing.
Tahlia Paskin took the charge in her first ever Ironman and snuck in just over the 12hr mark with a 12.08.42 and 8th place 25-29 and 56th female overall. While in the 70.3 we were represented by Jen (25th) and Scott (36th) Shults, Greg Rehbock (30th), John Simpson (47th) and Kevin Hammond (60th). Well done to all that raced down there some great results.
In contrast to the conditions at Port Mac IM, at both the Queensland Athletics All Schools Cross Country Champs and at Race # 3 of Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series saw wet conditions which is perfect for cross country running.
At QA Cross Country Champs all the SCTA juniors ran extremely well as they are up against pure runners that only train for that. Meg Roberts led the charge with a 10th, Ryan Marsh 15th, Jazzy Shults 17th and Macey Roberts 19th. Most of these categories had in excess of 60 runners so have done a great job.
At Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 3 we saw Toni Deutzmann take out the win 40-49 10km, with Olivia Latimer 3rd, Parker Deuztmann 3rd as well with Jazzy Shults running her 3rd cross country in 3 days to take out 10th.
Congratulations to the following SCTA athletes that have gained selection in the Australian Team for the World Multi Sport Triathlon Championships to be held in Penticton Canada 18th-27th August Brodie Gardner - Elite Male Cross Triathlon (Auto Selection for winning National Champs) Rebecca Ungermann - 25-29 Years Female Long Course Zsolt Dallos - 35-39 Years Male Long Course Tania Gover - 40-44 Years Female Aquathlon Jordan Gover 45-49 Years Male Aquathlon and Aquabike
And who have qualified for the Rotterdam World Triathlon Championships in Netherlands on 14th-17th September Rebecca Ungermann - 25-29 Years Female Standard distance Tania Gover - 40-44 Years Female Sprint Distance Jordan Gover - 45-49 Years Male Standard distance
Race Results Australian Ironman Championships Port Macquarie - 07.05.17 - 3.8/180/42.2 Tahlia Paskin - 8th Place 25-29 Years Female
Port Macquarie 70.3 - 07.05.17 - 1.9/90/21.1 Jen Shults - 25th Place 40-44 Years Female Greg Rehbock - 30th Place 30-34 Years Male Scott Shults - 36th Place 40-44 Years Male John Simpson - 47th Place 50-54 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 60th Place 35-39 Years Male
Queensland Athletics All Schools Cross Country Championships - 06.05.17 Meg Roberts - 10th Place 17 Years Girls 4km Ryan Marsh - 15th Place 14 Years Boys 4km Jazzy Shults - 17th Place 13 Years Girls 3km Macey Roberts - 19th Place 15 Years Girls 4km
Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 3 - 07.05.17 Toni Deutzmann - 1st Place 40-49 Years Female 10km Olivia Latimer - 3rd Place U/40 Years Female 10km Parker Deutzmann - 3rd Place U/10 Years Male 1km Jazzy Shults - 10th Place U/14 Years Female 3km
Good luck to all racing Byron Bay Triathlon this weekend