Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes have been in action over the past 2 weeks at varying events including Runaway Noosa Marathon and Noosa Swim, Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 4 at Ewen Maddock Dam, UWA Half Marathon, Ultraman Australia, Sunshine Coast Cycling Club ITT Race # 1 at North Arm, Gold Coast Junior Cycle Tour, Anzac 25 Cycle Race and Ipswich Festival Criterium.
At Ewen Maddock Dam for round 4 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series saw category wins to Gary Turner (6km) while on the podium in 2nd was Chris George (6km) and Jessica Lee (10km) in 3rd place was Macey Roberts (4km) and Pipi Barlow (2km).
The Noosa Swim saw a large contingent of SCTA athletes having a swim over the varying distances of 3.8km, 2km, 1km and 500m. Category winners included Zak Hammond (500m) and Jake Hammond (500m), while 2nd places went to Peyton Craig (2km) and Jayden James (500m).
At the Runaway Noosa Marathon Festival we had a few lining up over several distances with Courtney Akrigg on the podium in 3rd over the 31.6km distance, while Jason Shortis was a pace runner in the half marathon for the 1hr 30min mark. Kelly Enright, Toni Duetzmann and Emma Hogan all ran well.
Lucy Bowden lined up in the first race of the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club ITT series on the weekend where she was the fastest female and 7th overall amongst the boys.
Last few weekends we have seen Ryan Marsh compete in a few cycle races in SE Queensland. Performing well in the U/17 Male Category. Tahlia Paskin also lined up in the Ipswich Criterium where she finished 2nd in A Grade Women SCTA Club Member Carmen Atkinson lined up in Ultraman Australia where she exercised a few of her demons from last years event where she crashed out. She went on to finish 5th Female over the 3 day journey.
Swim Noosa - 27/05/18 3.8km Rachel James - 7th Place 30-39 Years Female Greg Rehbock - 10th Place 30-39 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 27th Place 40-49 Years Male 2km Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13-15 years Male Kitouli Wood - 10th Place OPEN Female Angie Hammond - 28th Place 40-49 years Female 500m Jake Hammond - 1st Place 9-10 Years Male Zak Hammond - 1st Place 7-8 Years Male Jayden James - 2nd Place 9-10 Years Male Andrew Olsen - 8th Place 17+ Years Male Sunshine Coast Cycling Club ITT Race # 1 - North Arm - 27.05.18 Lucy Bowden - 1st Place B Grade Women - First Female - 7th Place Overall
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country series Race # 4 - 27/05/18 10km Jessica Lee - 2nd Place U/40 Years Female Josh Corocran - 5th Place U/40 Years Male 6km Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male Chris George - 2nd Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 4th Place U/18 Years Female 2km Pipi Barlow - 3rd Place U/12 Years Female
Runaway Noosa - 26/05/18 31.6km Courtney Akrigg - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Toni Duetzmann - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female Half Marathon Kirra Seidel - 5th Place OPEN Female Jason Shortis - 8th Place 45-49 years Male - Pace Runner 1:30 Kelly Enright - 10th Place 30-34 Years Female Emma Hogan - 29th Place 35-39 Years Female
Ultraman Australia - 11-13/05/18 Carmen Atkinson - 5th Female and 22nd Overall
Anzac 25 Cycle Criterium - 25/4/18 Ryan Marsh - 7th Place U/17 Junior Male
Ipswich Festival Criterium - 21/04/18 Tahlia Paskin - 2nd Place Women's A Grade Ryan Marsh - 14th Place U/17 Junior Male
Another couple of big race weekends for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 2 at Ben Bennet Park and Race # 3 at Maleny Golf Course, Ironman Port Macquarie and 70.3, Queensland All Schools Cross Country at Yatala, Island Charity Swim, Mallorca 70.3, Lesley Thompson Memorial Crit, Ultraman Australia and Byron Bay Triathlon.
Byron Bay Triathlon was held in windy conditions with a choppy swim, a windy bike on a 10km loop, and run leg along the front of Byron Bay Beachfront. It has always been a happy hunting ground for SCTA athletes. In the Olympic Distance, Nicholas Hull led the charge with a 6th (OPEN) while Erin Reid 6th (40-44).
In the sprint distance Michael Hooper claimed the bragging rights with a win (20-24) and 4th overall. Romy Wolstencroft took out the 18-19 title, 2nd Female and 5th overall just edging out her Dad, Matt Wolstencroft 1st (45-49) and 5th Overall with only 17 seconds separating all 3. Not to be outdone Kayleigh Foster win (14-15) and 4th Female Overall.
Mallorca 70.3 was a good hunting ground for Marion Tuin (30-34) where she took out her category, the overall fastest female (Age Group only race) on the day and Qualified for the World 70.3. Nice Work Marion
For Rounds 2 and 3 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series, SCTA athletes have performed extremely well with 5 x wins, 1 x 2nd and 6 x 3rd. Peyton Craig took out a course record on the weekend at Maleny Golf Course.
Island Charity Swim is a 11km swim from Mudjimba, around Old Woman Island and then to Mooloolaba. Both Angelique Brearley and Emily Baker both took on the event as individual swimmers. Perfect conditions greeted them and they both swam extremely well with Ange just under the 3hr mark and Emily in 3hrs 8 mins. In the process they raised much needed funds that go towards the Nambour and Currimundi Special Schools. Well done Ladies.
Port Macquarie Ironman and 70.3 where held in very good conditions and doubled as the Australian Ironman Champs. Mitch Baker was 5th (25-29) and Qualified for Kona for the World Ironman Champs, while Dan MacPherson was 6th (30-34). In the 70.3 Amy MacPherson was 4th (25-29) with Timmy Hortz 7th (30-34)
Queensland All Schools Cross Country was held at Yatala, where Peyton Craig continued his great running form with a 2nd, while Emma Dann, Macey Roberts and Heidi Craig all ran well.
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 3 - Maleny Golf Course - 13.05.18 10km Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 years Female Jake Hynes - 5th Place U/40 Years Male Josh Corcoran - 7th Place U/40 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 9th Place 40-49 Years Male 6km Chris George - 3rd Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 6th Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 8th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Course Record Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 2km Heidi Craig - 5th Place U/12 Years Female
Mallorca 70.3 - 1.9/90/21.1 - 12.05.18 Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 1st Female Overall / Qualified for World 70.3
Byron Bay Triathlon - 12.05.18 1.5/40/10 Nicholas Hull - 6th Place OPEN Male Erin Reid - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female 750/20/5 Kelly Ann Perkins - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Overall / Female Race Winner Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 4th Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female - 5th Overall / 2nd Female Overall Kayleigh Foster - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Matt Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - 6th Overall
Port Macquarie Ironman - Australian Championships - 3.8/180/42.2 - 06.05.18 Mitch Baker - 5th Place 25-29 Years Male - Qualified for Kona Daniel MacPherson - 6th Place 30-34 Years Male Michelle Clarke - 28th Place 50-54 Years Female 70.3 Amy MacPherson - 4th Place 25-29 years Female Timmy Hortz - 7th Place 30-34 Years Male Luke Jensen - 85th Place 40-44 Years Male
Queensland All Schools Cross Country Championships - Yatala - 05.05.18 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13 Years Male Emma Dann - 12th Place 17 Years Female Macey Roberts - 23rd Place 16 Years Female Heidi Craig - 33rd Place 10 Years Female
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 2 - Ben Bennet Park - 29.04.18 10km Olivia Latimer - 1st Place 40-49 years Female Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 years Female Josh Corcoran - 5th Place U/40 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 6th Place 40-49 Years Male 6km Chloe Turner - 1st Place 18-39 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male Julia Turner - 3rd Place 18-39 Years Female Jan Harvey - 3rd Place 50-59 Years Female Chris George - 4th Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 4th Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 5th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Meg Roberts - 1st Place 14-29 Years Female