It was another great year from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members for 2020-21 Season. There were a lot of uncertainties with races being cancelled / postponed, States being lockout and lockdowns, but here in Queensland we were still able to get the job done with racing.
We held our annual End of Season Awards Afternoon at Scrub Turkey last weekend and a great time was had by all. We also crowned the Senior Athlete of the Year - Margo Mackintosh Junior athlete of the Year - Sophie Burger Most Improved - Ingi Doyle and Keith Campbell SCTA Club Spirit - Rebecca Howell
There were a few random draw prizes courtesy of PREP, CLIF Bar Australia, Vorgee, Mizuno Running Australia and Ironman Oceania.
Breakdown of results for season 2020-21 by SCTA Athletes and Club Members Race Wins (Overall) 15 x 1st / 12 x 2nd / 3 x 3rd
Age Group Results 100 x 1st / 59 x 2nd / 37 x 3rd
Australian Championship Events 3 x Australian Champions / 3 x 2nd / 3 x 3rd
Queensland Championship Events 13 x Queensland Champions / 3 x 2nd / 3 x 3rd
Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships 6 selected into Queensland Team
As you can see a very successful year by the SCTA Team. A big thanks for the support shown by the Athletes and Families during a very tough year. It is greatly appreciated.
Massive thanks to the Sponsors supporting the SCTA. Without you, it just doesn't happen. Protector Aluminium Vorgee CLIF Bar Australia Mizuno Running Australia Cannibal Australia McDonalds (Maroochydore / Kuluin / Sippy Downs / Coolum / Noosa / Nambour) Davey and Associates Optometrist Allez Sport PREPD Felt Bicycles Australia Rydges Hotels and Resorts Rackley Swimming / Kawana Aquatic Centre Tara Leanne Nutrition Ultimo Giro Custom Cycle Shoes The Event Crew Ironman Oceania
A big weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members in action at Cairns for the Ironman and 70.3, Gold Coast Oceania Cup, Mackay Marina Run and Brisbane Marathon Run Festival. The week Prior at the Sunshine Coast Trail Run
Up in Cairns for the IM and 70.3 saw so tough conditions with the wind whipping up in true Cairns fashion that saw a block headwind from the turnaround point back into town. Temperatures where ideal for great racing. Both Emily Barrett 5th (18-24) and Angela Vinnicombe 7th (40-44) both were lining up in their debut Ironman and both had great days out with both sub 12hr races. Zsolt Dallos 2nd (40-44) had a blinder of a race and showed the hard work had paid off with a sub 9hr. while to 2 amigos of Tara Partridge and Tania Gover had a fun day out dressed as "where is Wally". Margo Mackintosh did a run leg in the 70.3 Teams to take out the Female Title and 8th Team overall.
Up in Mackay for their running festival, Emily Donker was 3rd (OPEN Female) in the 8km while in Brisbane for the Running Festival saw in the Half Marathon both Keith Campbell and Ingi Doyle with PB's. In the 5km Sophie Burger 1st (14-15) broke the 20 min barrier with a 19.23 for the first time and Addison Houslip 1st (U/13) with a 17.33 and fastest female. The week prior, Margo Mackintosh 1st (40-49) and first Female Overall in the Sunshine Coast Trail Run.
SCTA Club Members had some great races as well with Simon Hearn continuing his improving performances with a 4th (Pro Male) against a stellar Male Field in the Ironman Asia Pacific Championships. In the 70.3 Romy Wolstencroft 1st (18-24) and Matt Wolstencroft 1st (50-54) had awesome performances that saw Matt get bragging rights over Romy. Down at the Gold Coast Brittany Dutton was 7th (Pro Female) in the Gold Coast Oceania Cup.In Brisbane we saw Taylor Elms 2nd (30-39) 10km Run
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Cairns Ironman - 3.8/180/42.2 - 06.06.21 Zsolt Dallos - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Simon Hearn - 4th Place Professional Male Emily Barrett - 5th Place 18-24 Years Female Angela Vinnicombe - 7th Place 40-44 Years Female Tania Gover - 27th Place 45-49 Years Female Tara Partridge - 28th Place 45-49 Years Female Cairns 70.3 - 1.9/90/21.1 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-24 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male Margo Mackintosh (Run) - 1st Place Female Teams
Mackay Marina Run - 8km - 06.06.21 Emily Donker - 3rd Place OPEN Female
Brisbane Marathon Festival - 06.06.21 Half Marathon - 21.1km Keith Campbell - 15th Place 35-39 Years Male Ingi Doyle - 21st Place 50-54 Years Female 10km Taylor Elms - 2nd Place 30-39 Years Male Rebecca Howell - 63rd Place 20-29 Years Female 5km Sophie Burger - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female Addison Houslip - 1st Place U/13 Years Female Chloe Turner - 26th Place 18-39 Years Female
Gold Coast Oceania Cup - 06.06.21 Brittany Dutton - 7th Place PROFESSIONAL Female
Sunshine Coast Trail Run - 21.1km - 29.05.21 Margo Mackintosh - 1st Place 40-49 Years Female - 1st Female Overall