Was great to see the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action over the past 2 weekends at Rainbow Beach for the Double Triathlon and the Beach Trail Run plus the Queensland All schools Cross Country Series Race # 1.
The Annual Double Triathlon over the Sprint Distance with a Saturday / Sunday Race at Rainbow Beach is an event that is always on the calendar for the SCTA Athletes. we have been going back up there for the past 5 years. With COVID and restrictions the number of Athletes were smaller than in previous years, but the racing was more competitive with a lot of Professional Male and Females lining up.
Day 1 - 3.30pm Race Start makes for a cruise morning and then the preparations start to ramp up by the afternoon. Good conditions for racing which saw some fast times. The cycle course saw a headwind out and a tailwind home and the run is always tough with either going up or going down on Hills.
SCTA Athletes had a great day out with Brett Stalley (55-59) taking his category win. 2nd Places went to Jorja Matthews (17-19) and Toby Coote (45-49) , 3rd place Ella Crawford (12-14), 4th Place Sophie Burger (15-16), Rebecca Howell (25-29) 5th place while Ben Cook (35-39) was 11th.
The name of the game post 1st race is recovery and the crew had access to PREPD Hydration and CLIF Bar Australia recovery measures plus compression Boots.
Day 2 saw perfect conditions for fast racing. it was a lot cooler with the westerly change that came thru during the night. Swim conditions were ideal, on the bike it was a tailwind out headwind back and by the time the run leg came out the temperature started to rise but still saw a majority of athletes running faster from Day 1 to Day 2.
SCTA Athletes raced well with Category Wins to Brett Stalley (55-59) and Toby Coote (45-49). 2nd Places went to Ella Crawford (12-14), 3rd Place to Sophie Burger (15-16) and Rebecca Howell (25-29) was 4th.
Overall Results from the 2 days of Racing saw Brett Stalley and Toby CooteWin their Category with Sophie Burger and Ella Crawford both finishing 3rd respectively. It was noted that both Ella and Sophie competed in their first ever Sprint Distance events and handled the occasion like seasoned competitors. Rebecca Howell was 4th in a very competitive 25-29 years female category.
SCTA Club Members had some great results with Simon Hearn (25-29) taking the overall wins on both days to take the Rainbow Beach Triathlon Title. Peyton Craig (15-16) 1st both days in his category to take the overall win. Lachlan Kerin was 2nd both days (25-29) to take 3rd Overall. Paul Marchant (25-29) was 4th both days to finish 4th in his category.
While down in Brisbane, Sam McClarron (12 Years Boys) lined up in the Queensland All Schools Cross Country Series Race # 1 where he landed on the Podium in 3rd Place
Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival is one of those tough runs with it all on the sand thru the dunes and Beach of the famous Rainbow Beach. SCTA had 3 athletes line up in the Half Marathon (21.1km) with Rheanna Dawn (Open Female) Jan Wanklyn (60+ Female) both taking the win in their respective Age Groups, while Belinda Symes (40-49 Female) taking 5th Place.
Well done to all that raced. Full Results Below Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon - 8-9.08.20 - 750/20/5 Overall Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - RACE WINNER Peyton Craig - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Toby Coote - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Lachlan Kerin - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Ella Crawford - 3rd Place 12-14 Years Female Sophie Burger - 3rd Place 15-16 Years Female Paul Marchant - 4th Place 25-29 Years Male Rebecca Howell - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Day 1 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - RACE WINNER Peyton Craig - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Lachlan Kerin - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Toby Coote - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Jorja Matthews - 2nd Place 17-19 Years Female Ella Crawford - 3rd Place 12-14 Years Female Sophie Burger - 4th Place 15-16 Years Female Paul Marchant - 4th Place 25-29 Years Male Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female Ben Cook - 11th Place 35-39 Years Male Day 2 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - RACE WINNER Peyton Craig - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Toby Coote - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Ella Crawford - 2nd Place 12-14 Years Female Lachlan Kerin - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Sophie Burger - 3rd Place 15-16 Years Female Paul Marchant - 4th Place 25-29 Years Male Rebecca Howell - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female
Queensland All Schools Cross Country series Race # 1 - 08.08.20 Sam McClarron - 3rd Place 12 Years Boys 3km
Rainbow Beach Trail Run - 01.08.20 - 21.1km Rheanna Dawn - 1st Place Open Female Jan Wanklyn - 1st Place 60+ Female Belinda Symes - 5th Place 40-49 Years Female