A massive weekend for racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Australian Cross Country Champs on Saturday and on Sunday at Sunshine Coast 70.3 and Ballina Triathlon.
On one of the hardest courses going around at the Maleny Golf Course, SCTA had 3 juniors lining up in the Australian Cross Country Championships. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig put the perfect race together to claim the National U/14 Years Male Title. He ended up with 3 Gold Medals with the Individual Title, Team Title and Relay Title over 2 days of fast and furious racing.
Not to be outdone Mia Wooldridge was 10th in the 12 Years Girls having a great run where 60 seconds separated the first 10. Ella Wooldridge ran very well against a quality field and girls a year older than her in the U/18 Female and a NZ team, where she finished 67th
The weather gods didn't shine on the Sunshine Coast 70.3 this year. With predictions of torrential rain and storms. Fortunately the storms stayed away but the rain came in bursts throughout the event which made it cooler with light winds and fast times.
SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn had a great race where he was crowned the fastest age Grouper on the course and winning the 25-29 Years. The Team of Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis were the first Team home taking out the Male Teams as well.
There were plenty of SCTA Athletes out in action and all performed extremely well. Tara Partridge and Kelly Enright both produced PB over the distance and had amazing races. Was great to see SCTA Sponsor Grant Elliot from Stratton Finance Mooloolaba out there racing as well. well done to all that raced in the 70.3
While done in Ballina, there was a bit of fine tuning for the upcoming World Champs over the sprint distance. Brett Stalley had a sprint finished and was just pipped out on the category win. Matt Wolstencroft (45-49) took bragging rights over Romy Wolstencroft (18-19) with both 2nd in their respective categories while Pauline Ashley (45-49) was 3rd.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 26.08.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - Fastest AG Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis - 1st Place Male Teams - Fastest Team Overall Paul Marchant - 7th Place 25-29 Years Male Emily Baker / Ange Brearley - 9th Place Female Teams Kierra Sansome - 10th Place Professional Female Zsolt Dallos - 12th Place 35-39 Years Male Mitch Baker - 12th Place 25-29 Years Male Stuart Louth / Kev Hammond / Dean Saunders - 15th Place Male Team Erin Reid - 17th Place 40-44 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 19th Place Professional Male Kelly Enright - 20th Place 30-34 Years Female Tara Partridge - 26th Place 45-49 Years Female Norm Marsh - 26th Place 50-54 Years Male Sarah Pye - 26th Place 35-39 years Female Kerry Barlow - 32nd Place 45-49 Years Female Grant Elliot - 102nd Place 45-49 Years Male Luke Jensen - 130th Place 40-44 Years Male
Ballina Triathlon - 26.08.18 - 750/20/5 Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 18-19 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female
Australian Cross Country Championships - Maleny - 25.08.18 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - 3km - National Champion Peyton Craig - 1st Place Individual Team U/14 Years Male 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place Team Relay U/14 Years Male Mia Wooldridge - 10th Place 12 Years Girls 3km Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place Individual Team 12 Years Female 3km Mia Wooldridge - 3rd Place Team Relay 12 Years Female Ella Wooldridge - 67th Place U/18 Years Girls 4km
The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes were out in force on home turf for the Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival and in Townsville for their annual Triathlon Festival.
On the Saturday Ryan Marsh lined up in the Townville Triathlon Festival over the Sprint Distance where he had a great race and learning more how to race over this distance. He finished 7th Overall and took 3rd Place 14-19 Years against some older competitors.
On the Sunshine Coast for the Marathon Run festival, athletes were greeted with cool conditions that were perfect for running. As the day went on the predicted westerly wind came thru and was quite strong in gusts.
Jason Shortis (45-49) lead the charge in the Marathon with a category win and 8th overall. Gary Binet (50-54) who, with a few others are credited with getting this event off the ground and supporting the Ronald McDonalds charity house, decided to run this year instead of running around sorting out the course. He wanted to beat his personal best that he set 5 years ago and came up 17 secs short. A great effort and secured his category win and 9th overall. Kate "Doc" Gazzard (35-39) had another solid run with a 6th place. Awesome work from Wade Scougall who was one of the pacers giving up his time to guide the athletes around the course.
The Half Marathon saw Kaya Shults (15-17) take 3rd in her category, while both Meegan Walker and Ange Brearley had solid runs as well.
In the 10km, Jake Hynes (18-20) led the charge with a solid run taking the category win and 9th overall. The girls had a field day out there as well with Romy Wolstencroft (18-20) led the charge of the Females with the overall 10km title and category win.Clare Rickards (21-24) taking the category win and 6th female overall. Marion Tuin (30-34) in her final preps of World 70.3 Champs in South Africa, finished 2nd in her category and 7th female overall.
The 5km event was another dominate display from the SCTA Crew with Michael Hooper (21-24), 4th overall, SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holders Peyton Craig (15-17), 6th Overall and Macey Roberts (15-17), 5th Female overall. Maddi Dutton (21-24), 10th Female overall, Drew Walker (40-44) and Drew Westbrook (45-49) all finished 2nd in their respective categories.
While in the 2km Run we saw Heidi Craig (5-10) continue her great running with a 10th Female overall and 7th in her category.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival - 19.08.19 Marathon Jason Shortis - 1st Place 45-49 years Male - 8th Overall Gary Binet - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - 9th Overall Kate Gazzard - 6th Place 35-39 Years Female Half Marathon Kaya Shults - 3rd Place 15-17 Years Female Meegan Walker - 34th Place 35-39 Years Female Ange Brearley - 42nd Place 30-34 Years Female 10km Jake Hynes - 1st Place 18-20 years Male - 9th Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-20 Years Female - Female Race Winner Clare Rickards - 1st Place 21-24 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Marion Tuin - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female - 7th Female Overall 5km Michael Hooper - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Male - 4th Overall Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 11-14 Years Male - 6th Overall Macey Roberts - 2nd Place 15-17 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Maddison Dutton - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Female - 10th Female Overall Drew Walker - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Drew Westbrook - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male 2km Heidi Craig - 7th Place 5-10 Years Female - 10th Female Overall
Townsville Triathlon - 18.08.19 - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 14-19 Years Male - 7th Overall
With the World Triathlon Championships in 4.5 weeks time on the Gold Coast, The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes were in fine tune mode to put into place the procedures that will take place for their major race. For others it was change to have a hit out prior to the start of the season. The Rainbow Beach double Triathlon was the setting for the weekend. Two races over 2 days with a sprint distance on the Saturday arvo and back up again for the Sunday morning over the same distance and fine tune the performance from the day before.
It was a very successful outing for the SCTA Squad with some great performances that including the first 2 Males and first 3 females overall with Race Wins to Brodie Gardner and Romy Wolstencroft. Both in 2nd Place were Lucy Bowden and Nicholas Hull while Marion Tuin was 3rd Female Overall. The most successful part of the weekend is the Team Spirit and Culture with everyone cheering each other on and getting a buzz out of everyone going well. This is the 3rd time we have gone up there and each year the buzz amongst the squad grows each time.
When both times were added from both days of racing the overall titles were crowned. Category wins went to Brodie Gardner (30-34), Romy Wolstencroft (17-19), Lucy Bowden (25-29), Marion Tuin (30-34), Matthew Wolstencroft (45-49). Finishing in 2nd place were Nicholas Hull (30-34), Tania Gover (40-44), Pauline Ashley (45-49), Michael Woodcock (45-49) and Brett Stalley (55-59). Sandii Rixon (30-34) was 3rd and Charlotte Durand was 4th.
Over the weekend we had some athletes that just raced once in the individual races and on the Sunday combined to do some teams. On Saturday we had finishing with Category wins to Ella Wooldridge (15-16), Maddi Dutton (20-24) and Gary Turner (70-74). 2nd on the podium went to SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig (13-14) and Erin Wooldridge with Julia Turner (30-34) and Clare Rickards (25-29) both Placing 3rd. Chloe Turner (25-29) was 5th. On Sunday Maureen Cummings won (55-59).
In the Active Kids we had Mia Wooldridge, Heidi Craig and Ava Foreman and in the Active First Timers was Scott Foreman. No results have been posted yet but all raced extremely well.
On Sunday Maureen Cummings won 55-59 while Team Goat (Julia Turner / Maddi Dutton / Clare Rickards) won the Female Teams. In the Mixed Teams made up of Juniors (Peyton Craig / Ella and Mia Wooldridge) beat the older guys and girls in to take out the win.
In Sydney, Drew Westbrook lined up with 67000 other runners to compete in the annual 14km City to Surf Fun Run. Westy had a great run done there at this prestigious event where he fi wished 781st in 40-49.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon - 11-12.08.18 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 17-19 Years Female - Race Winner Brodie Gardner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 years Male Nicholas Hull - 2nd 30-34 Years Male - 2nd Overall Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Feamle Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Sandii Rixon - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female
Sunday - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 17-19 Years Female - Race Winner Brodie Gardner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 years Male Maureen Cummings - 1st Place 55-59 years Female Julia / Maddi / Clare - 1st Place Female Teams Peyton / Ella / Mia - 1st Place Mixed Teams Nicholas Hull - 2nd 30-34 Years Male - 2nd Overall Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Feamle Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Sandii Rixon - 4th Place 30-34 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female
Saturday - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 17-19 Years Female - Race Winner Brodie Gardner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 15-16 Years Female Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male Maddi Dutton - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 years Male Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-75 Years Male Nicholas Hull - 2nd 30-34 Years Male - 2nd Overall Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13-14 Years Male Erin Wooldridge - 2nd Place 15-16 years Female Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Feamle Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Clare Rickards - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female Julia Turner - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Chloe Turner - 5th Place 25-29 years Female Sandii Rixon - 5th Place 30-34 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 6th Place 25-29 Years Female Kelly Enright - 7th Place 30-34 Years Female
Active Kids - 200/6/2 Mia Wooldridge - No results Yet - 12-13 Years Female Heidi Craig - No results Yet - 10-11 Years Female Active Kids - 100/3/500 Ava Foreman - No results Yet - 6-9 Years Female
City to Surf Fun Run - 12.08.18 - 14km Drew Westbrook - 781st 40-49 Years Male
Another weekend of racing from Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium athletes that were in action at Queensland Athletics Cross Country Champs at Maleny, Brisbane Marathon Run Festival and Alpe D'heuz Triathlon.
Saturday saw the running of the Queensland Cross Country Champs at Maleny, the venue for the National Champs on 25th August. SCTA Junior Scholarship Holders, Peyton Craig and Macey Roberts had their first outings as this years recipients. Both raced well with Peyton 9th and Macey 13th.
The other Juniors of Mia Wooldridge (5th), Heidi Craig (8th), Ryan Marsh (14th) And Erin Wooldridge (14th) all ran very well on a very hilly and tough course. With an afternoon start time the temps hit around the 28 degree mark making the conditions even tougher.
On Sunday Orla Gallagher lined up in the Half Marathon as part of the Brisbane Marathon Run Festival. She took out bragging rights beating her fellow work colleagues across the line with a 26th Place 30-39. In the 10km we had Selena Corcoran finish in 42nd Place 40-49.
Arguably one of the toughest races on the circuit the famous Alpe D'heuz Triathlon was held on Thursday over a 2.2km sim, 118km Cycle - including the famous Alpe D'huez hill climb and finish off with a 20km run. SCTA Club Member Carrie Lester used it as a final hit out before EmbrunMan on 15th august. Carrie had a great day out with a 3rd Place in Pro Female.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Brisbane Marathon Run Festival - 05.08.18 Half Marathon Orla Gallagher - 26th Place 30-39 years Female 10km Run Selena Corcoran - 42nd Place 40-49 Years Female
Queensland Athletics Cross Country Champs - Maleny - 04.08.18 Mia Wooldridge - 5th Place U/13 Years Girls 3km Heidi Craig - 8th Place U/11 Years Girls 2km Peyton Craig - 9th Place U/14 Years Boys 4km Macey Roberts - 13th Place U/17 Years Girls 4km Ryan Marsh - 14th Place U/16 Years Boys 4km Erin Wooldridge -1 4th Place U/16 Years Girls 4km
Alpe D'heuz Long Course Triathlon - 02.08.18 - 2.2/118/20 Carrie Lester - 3rd Place Professional Female