A busy few weeks for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members in Action over the weekend at Moreton Bay Triathlon and Multisport Festival, Brisbane Run Festival and Hawaii 70.3 and the past month at Noosa Runaway and Swim and previously at Australian Kayak Champs, Honolulu Triathlon, Qld All Schools Cross Country Champs and Byron Bay Triathlon.
At Moreton Bay saw very chilly conditions on both Sunday for the Triathlon and Saturday for the Run. On the Sunday we had a very successful day out with performances from the Squad. As with any race there is always learning experiences to come away with and the end of the season for racing for a lot of the athletes, they wanted to go out on a winning note. That they did.
In the Classic Brett Stalley 1st (55-59) had a strong race despite pulling a crown out of his mouth while taking in some nutrition. spent some time on the side of the road finding and then went on to dominate his category and Josh Christie 7th (35-39) had a strong day out. Margo Mackintosh teamed up with Steve Miller to take out the Mixed Teams.
Club Distance with 4 athletes saw 4 podiums with Sophie Burger sealing the Overall Female title over this distance for the 2nd successive year and 1st (16-19), while Emma McInnes 2nd (16-19) finished of her season strongly. Edward Hayes-Wood 2nd (25-29) performed strongly and improves with each performance, while Kyle Wallis 3rd (16-19) rounded out a great season with a podium in his first attempt at this longer distance.
In the Enticer strong racing from the crew netted a few podiums with Tania Gover 1st (45+), Addison Houslip 2nd (U/14) and Jemma Britton 2nd (20-24) ran strongly to give her some confidence as she will now build for Noosa Triathlon, Millan Power 3rd (U/14) and Wade Wallis 5th (U/14) saw both boys finish off a great season of racing.
In the Kids race bragging rights goes to Marcello Power 1st (10-11) with a lead from start to finish to take his first podium and win in his category, while Billie Elsum 3rd (10-11) performed well while not 100%.
On Saturday in the run we saw Chloe Turner line up to take the Overall Female win in the 5km and her category (30-39)
Over in Hawaii we saw Greg Bush Line up in the 70.3, where slots for the Hawaiian IM were on offer. It was an adventure for Greg with his bike and bags arriving on race eve not allowing much time to get things sorted that saw a broken front derailleur. When exiting the swim on race day he stubbed his toes and broke two of them. He had a strong, but painful, day out that saw him secure the Win 70-74 and his spot for Hawaiian IM. well done Greg
Brisbane Run Festival saw Keith Campbell 7th (35-39) line up for Team Mizuno in the Half Marathon that saw Keith run a PB on a very tough and hilly course in a time of 1:22:08
Last weekend at Noosa for the Runaway Noosa Marathon and Swim, saw the blue skies open up for a magic weekend of racing. In the Half Marathon Elke Madlener 1st (16-17) with strong runs to Courtney Akrigg 21st (35-39) and Alex Forrest 81st (30-34). Next day for the Swim saw a variety of distances. In the 3.8km Brodie Gardner 1st (Wetsuit Male) builds towards Carins IM, Jake Hammond 1st (14-15) and Andrew Schmidt 9th (30-39). In the 2km Zak Hammond 4th (11-12), Prabakar Kuppusamy 6th (Wetsuit Male) and Duanne Cannell 10th (Open Male). While in the 500 Dash both Jake Hammond 1st (14-15) and Zak Hammond 1st (11-12) backed up for a 2nd swim, while the McHugh brothers had great swims with Flynn 2nd (9-10) and Will 4th (9-10)
South Australia was the Venue for the Australian Kayaking Championships that saw Elke Madlener come away with an Australian Bronze medal in the U/16 K4 500 and 6th K2 500.
On a tough Toogoolawah Cross Country Course for the Queensland All Schools Championships saw Addison Houslip claim a bronze medal (13 Years).
The Annual Byron Bay Triathlon saw Greg Bush (65-69) and Kim Alexander (50-54) take their respective Age Group Wins in the Sprint Distance.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Moreton Bay Multisport Festival - 04-04.06.22 Triathlon Classic Distance - 2/60/15 Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Margo Mackintosh / Steve Miller - 1st Place Mixed Teams Josh Christie - 7th Place 35-39 Years Male Club Distance - 1/30/7.5 Sophie Burger - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 1st Female Overall Emma McInnes - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Edward Hayes-Woods - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Kyle Wallis - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Male Enticer - 300/10/2.5 Tania Gover - 1st Place 45+ Female Addison Houslip - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female Jemma Britton - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Female Millan Power - 3rd Place U/14 Years Male Wade Wallis - 5th Place U/14 Years Male Kids - 100/2/500 Marcello Power - 1st Place 10-11 Years Male Billie Elsum - 3rd Place 10-11 Years Female Run Festival - 5km Chloe Turner - 1st Place 30-39 Years Female - 1st Female Overall
Brisbane Half Marathon - 05.06.22 Keith Campbell - 7th Place 35-39 Years Male
Hawaii 70.3 - 05.06.22 - 1.9/90/21.1 Greg Bush - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male - Qualified for Hawaiian IM
Runaway Noosa + Swim Noosa - 28-29.05.22 Half Marathon Elke Madlener - 1st Place 16-17 Years Female Courtney Akrigg - 21st Place 35-39 Years Female Alex Forrest - 81st Place 30-34 Years Male Swim - 3.8km Brodie Gardner - 1st Place Wetsuit Male Jake Hammond - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Andrew Schmidt - 9th Place 30-39 Years Male Swim - 2km Zak Hammond - 4th Place 11-12 Years Male Prabakar Kuppusamy - 6th Place Wetsuit Male Duanne Cannell - 10th Place Open Male' Swim - 500m Jake Hammond - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Zak Hammond - 1st Place 11-12 Years Male Flynn McHugh - 2nd Place 9-10 Years Male Will McHugh - 4th Place 9-10 Years Male
Australian Kayak Champs - 21-22.05.22 Elke Madlener - 3rd Place U/16 Years K4 500m Elke Madlener - 6th Place U/16 Years K2 500m
Honolulu Triathlon - 15.05.22 - 750/20/5 Ben Cook - 1st Place 35-39 Years Male - 6th Place Overall
Queensland All schools Cross Country Champs - 07.05.22 Addison Houslip - 3rd Place 13 Years Female Millan Power - 11th Place 14 Years Male Jude Brimelow - 19th Place 13 Years Male
Byron Bay Triathlon - 07.05.22 - 750/20/5 Kim Alexander - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male Greg Bush - 1st Place 65-69 Years Male