Another successful weekend for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at ITU Pacific Islands Championships in Fiji, Hong Kong Aqua Terra and at Wynnum for their annual Twilight run
In Fiji, Rachel James took a contingent of Athletes from PNG for their annual assault on the ITU Pacific Island Championships. Not only racing in the Elite Female Category, but also there as a Coach for the future and development of the PNG athletes, with most coming from SCTA's sister Club New Ireland Triathlon Academy (NITA).
Rachel was the defending champion from last year and continued her dominance at this regional event where the Pacific Island athletes get to compete against their peers from this region only, with Rachel taking the win. It gives a chance for the local indigenous athletes of the Pacific Region to come together and further developed the sport in these developing nations. They all have the same factors affecting development with limited resources, funding and equipment so it helps to level out the playing field. It also creates opportunities that these athletes don't normally get exposed to.
The rest of the PNG Team had some great results with Jayden James (1st U/12 Boys), Mesah Arua (2nd U/16 Male), Piwen Kutan (3rd 18+ Female), Seth James (3rd U/16 Boys), Kristine Kutan (3rd U/16 Female), Olsen Mange (4th 18+ Male), Zony Tuan (5th 18+ Male) and Skye James (5th U/16 Female). Well done to the Team.
At Wynnum, SCTA was represented by Chloe Turner (Elite Female) and Josh Corcoran (18-39 Male) over the 5km event. In very warm and blustery conditions both ran extremely well and posted some good times. Chloe was 2nd Elite Female just missing the win by 15 seconds, while Joshwon his category and was 6th place overall.
And in Hong Kong, Kate Gazzard was trying to escape the Typhoon by competing in the Aqua Terra event that comprised of a 1km swim and 10km Trail Run that included 6000 steps of climbing!! Kate does find the challenging events, but had a great day out racing where she finished 5th Female Overall.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below.
ITU Pacific Island Championships Fiji - 23.09.17 Rachel James - 1st Place Elite Female - 2nd Year in a row Jayden James - 1st Place U/12 Junior Boys Mesah Aura - 2nd Place U/16 Years Super Sprint Male Seth James - 3rd Place U/16 Years Super Sprint Male Kristine Kutan - 3rd Place U/16 Years Super Sprint Female Piwen Kutan - 3rd Place 18 Years + Sprint Female Olsen Mange - 4th Place 18 Years + Sprint Male Zony Tuan - 5th Place 18 Years + Sprint Male Skye James - 5th Place U/16 Years Super Sprint Female
Wynnum Twilight Run - 5km - 23.09.17 Chloe Turner - 2nd Place Elite Female Josh Corocran - 1st Place 18-39 Years Male - 6th Overall
Aqua Terra Hong Kong - 1km Swim / 10km Trail Run - 23.09.17 Kate Gazzard - 5th Place Open Female
What a great weekend of racing by Sunshine Coast triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes at Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 1 at Raby Bay. With 21 athletes in action we saw 13 athletes on the podium including 9 wins. We had overall wins from Romy Wolstencroft (Sprint), Jazzy Shults (enticer) and Finn Barlow (Kool Kids). Over in Rotterdam we had 3 athletes in action at the World Triathlon Championships as well. Amazing Effort by the whole SCTA Team.
SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Romy Wolstencroft led the charge at Raby Bay with a strong swim and cycle that saw her about 30 seconds behind the leader coming into T2. That is where she stamped her authority to lead after the first lap and was never headed to take out the race win and finish 14th overall.
It was a strong showing also from Lucy Bowden, not only taking out her category win (25-29) but also 4th Female overall. Also to land on top of the winners podium where Maureen Cummings (55-59) and Gary Turner (65-69). Hannah Blanchett (25-29) was 3rd in her category and was 10th Female overall. Also landing on the 3rd place dais was Ryan Marsh (14-15) and Orla Gallagher.
The Enticer was held over a 200/5/2 and saw Jazzy Shults (U/14) dominate all the female by taking out the overall win and finishing 8th overall amongst the males. Peyton Craig (U/14) was 3rd amongst some strong competition in his category that saw him 3rd overall amongst all the males. Jack Dann took out the win (U/16) and is showing great improvement each time he races. Was great to see Mackenzie Cathcart, Zoe Davis and Scott Marsh also continue to improve with each race
In the Kool Kids over a 100/2/400, Finn Barlow (10-11) continued her strong showing with a win in her category and the fastest female overall and 5th overall amongst the boys. While Parker Dueztmann (7-9) winner and was 7th overall amongst the older competitors. Pipi Barlow, Bonnie Cathcart and Ava Foreman are showing great progress from their training.
At the World Triathlon Championships, Simon Hearn was guide for Jonathon Goerlach in the PTVI Para Triathlon. Under grey skies and wet roads, the boys came out of the water in around 10th place and started to move the competitors in the cycle leg. A strong run moved them up into 6th place overall. Jordan Gover (Sprint 45-49) and Rebecca Ungermann (Olympic 25-29) where both backing up from the World Multisport Championships where they both medalled. There was very strong competition in both categories with Jordan finishing 7th and Rebecca 50th. Both had great races and put every on the line. Nice work. Full results below QTS # 1 Raby Bay Triathlon - 17.09.17 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female - Female Race Winner / 14th Overall Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Emma Dann - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 1st Place 55-59 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 65-69 Years Male Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male Hannah Blanchett - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female Orla Gallagher - 3rd Place 35-39 Years Female Ross Cattle - 11th Place 45-49 years Male Ron Craig - 13th Place 40-44 Years Male
Enticer - 200/5/2 Jazzy Shults - 1st Place U/14 Years Female - Female Race Winner / 8th Overall Jack Dann - 1st Place U/16 Years Male Peyton Craig - 3rd Place U/14 Years Male - 3rd Overall Mackenzie Cathcart - 17th Place U/14 Years Female Zoe Davis - 23rd Place U/14 Years Female Scott Marsh - 28th Place U/14 Years Male
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Finn Barlow - 1st Place 10-11 Years Female - Female Race Winner / 5th Overall Parker Duetzmann - 1st Place 7-9 Years Male - 7th Overall Pipi Barlow - 7th Place 7-9 Years Female Bonnie Cathcart - 9th Place 7-9 Years Female Ava Foreman - 24th Place 7-9 Years Male.
World Triathlon Championships 17.09.17 Rotterdam Jonathon Goerlach / Simon Hearn (Guide) - 6th Place Par Triathlon PTVI Jordan Gover - 7th Place 45-49 Years Male Sprint Rebecca Ungermann - 50th Place 25-29 Years Female Olympic
A massive weekend of action for Sunshine Coast triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at Sunshine Coast 703, World 70.3 Championships in America and Beijing International Triathlon.
A huge weekend at the Sunshine Coast 70.3. Under perfect conditions for racing there were some epic battles out there, some hard luck stories and lots of fun. Well done to all that competed on our backdoor. SCTA had 23 athletes in action where we saw some great results and PB's on the course.
Matthew Duncan lead the way with a win in 25-29 and was 3rd Age grouper overall and 19th place overall amongst the Pro's. He has relocated from Western Australia to train over here. The MOFO's 2.0team which consisted of Romy Wolstencroft (Swim), Jake Hynes (Cycle) and Simon Hearn (Run) took out the Mixed Team Win and in the process was the fastest team overall. Not bad from the 2 SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship holders and Simon who flew out Sunday night to be a guide at the World Para Triathlon Champs on Thursday in Rotterdam. Kate Schultz had a very strong showing to take 3rd place on the podium (30-34) and 7th Female overall amongst the Pro's
Of the other SCTA athletes Mel Charlton (35-39) and Katie Kenny (40-44) had great races to finish 5th place in their categories, along with Kirra Seidel 7th (Pro), Michael Woodcock 8th (45-49), Hannah Blanchett 11th (25-29), Olivia Latimer 12th (35-39), Mitch Baker 14th (25-29) and Nicholas Hull 18th (Pro)
2016 Rio Olympian Ryan Fisher lined up in the Beijing International Triathlon overt he Olympic distance event. He was in catch up mode after the swim chasing down early leader and Rio Olympic Bronze medallist Henri Schoeman. After a strong ride where Ryan had the fastest split he was in front on the run but just got run down in the end to finish 2nd place 25 seconds behind the winner.
At World 70.3 in Chattanooga, we had Lindsay Keating competing in the 35-39 Years Female category which had 228 competitors where she finished 115th. On a very tough and demanding course, Lindsay put her all in on the day. Not bad for someone that has only been in the sport for a very short period of time. The experience that she will gain from this race will help the development in the future.
Full Race Results below. Well done to all that raced.
Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 10.09.17 - 1.9/90/21.1 Matthew Duncan - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - 3rd Age Grouper Overall Romy Wolstencroft / Jake Hynes / Simon Hearn - 1st Place Mixed Teams - 1st Team Overall Kate Schultz - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Melissa Charlton - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Katie Kenny - 5th Place 40-44 Years Female Kirra Seidel - 7th Place Professional Female Michael Woodcock - 8th Place 45-49 Years Male Hannah Blanchett - 11th Place 25-29 years Female Olivia Latimer - 12th Place 35-39 Years Female Mitch Baker - 14th Place 25-29 Years Male Nicholas Hull - 18th Place Professional Male Jen Shults - 32nd Place 40-44 Years Male Warren Venaglia - 36th Place 55-59 Years Male Jessica Lee - 39th Place 35-39 Years Male Adam Dubberley - 42nd Place 30-34 Years Male Greg Rhebock - 62nd Place 30-34 Years Male Scott Shults - 74th Place 40-44 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 78th Place 35-39 Years Male Rob Cross - 86th Place 50-54 Years Male Paul McDonald - 95th Place 35-39 Years Male Dean Saunders - 126th Place 40-44 Years Male
Beijing International Triathlon - 10.09.17 - 1.5/40/10 Ryan Fisher - 2nd Place Professional Male
World 70.3 Championships Chattanooga - 09.09.17 - 1.9/90/21.1 Lindsay Keating - 115th Place 35-39 Years Female
Amazing results from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon over the weekend.
Like many races before, as a Coach, I like to support the regional races. Phil Hungerford (Race Director) and myself go back to my first race at Bribie Island back in 1992 and have tried to support him in the past and also into the future. This is one race on the calendar that works in well as a first race for the season trip away for the squad. It adds a bit of a team bonding atmosphere even tho we are an individual sport. The way that all the athletes embraced this concept and welcomed a few new faces into the fold, was done extremely well.
It also doubled up as a Triathlon Queensland, Sunshine Coast / Wide Bay Region style camp / race situation which included Juniors from SCTA, Race Pace Coaching, Hervey Bay Tri Club (HAT), B-Mee Multisport and Bargara Triathlon Club.
2 days of racing over a sprint distance format with a Saturday 3.30pm Start and a Sunday 7.30am Start. Conditions for both days of racing were magnificent and couldn't have asked for better. Some athletes were going for the double tri while some did sprint on the Saturday and then team events on the Sunday.
From a Coaches perspective, there were a few things that needed to be implemented from race # 1 to race # 2 and I couldn't have been more prouder by the way the athletes embraced what I said and then went ahead and implemented it into race # 2.
All men went together with all female 3 minutes behind and another 3 minutes to the Teams. It was a tough tussle in the men's race which saw SCTA Junior Scholarship holder, Jake Hynes (3rd overall both days), lead out the swim both days, with Simon Hearn (Overall race winner both days) and Nicholas Hull (2nd overall both days) chasing Jake and a few other junior boys down. It was some fast and furious racing on a flat 20km cycle leg (some decided they didn't want to turn at the turn around point and do extra on the bike...I won't name names but they know who they are) and the run is quite a hard one with a hill that they run up 4 times on a 2 lap run course.
Female SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder, Romy Wolstencroft, stamped her authority on both days of racing taking the wins by sizeable margins. Its a good pre season hit out to see where they are at with a great winter block behind. The season is looking very promising for both Jake and Romy in their last season as an ITU Junior.
Great racing from the entire SCTA crew up there most were on the podiums and hitting some great results for the start of the season. A chance to blow out some cobwebs. well done to Kayleigh Foster, Meg and Macey Roberts, Lucy Bowden, Hannah Blanchett, Charlotte Durand, Ryan Marsh, Peyton Craig, Chris George, Ron Craig, Drew Westbrook and Grant Davis.
There are no results up yet for the junior kids from Saturday's race but well done to Scott Marsh, Heidi Craig and Ava Foreman who all raced extremely well.
A big thanks to the parents that helped out over the weekend as well. Greatly appreciated.
Well done to all that Raced. Full results below. Rainbow Beach Double Triathlon - 2/3.09.17 Overall - 2 days of Racing Simon Hearn - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - Race Winner Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female - Race Winner Nicholas Hull - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - 2nd Place Overall Jake Hynes - 1st Place 18-19 Years Male - 3rd Place Overall Kayleigh Foster - 1st Place 13-15 Years Female Hannah Blanchett - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Chris George - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male Ron Craig - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Drew Westbrook - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male
Simon Hearn - Day 1 + Day 2 - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 1st Overall both days Romy Wolstencroft - Day 1 + Day 2 - 1st Place Open Female - 1st Overall both days Nicholas Hull - Day 1 + Day 2 - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - 2nd Overall both days Jake Hynes - Day 1 + Day 2 - 1st Place 18-19 Years Male - 3rd Overall both days Kayleigh Foster - Day 1 + Day 2 - 4th + 1st Place 13-15 Years Female Hannah Blanchett - Day 1 + Day 2 - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Chris George - Day 1 + Day 2 - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male Ron Craig - Day 1 + Day 2 - 3rd + 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Drew Westbrook - Day 1 + Day 2 - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Ryan Marsh - Day 1 - 1st Place 13-15 Years Male Meg Roberts - Day 1 - 1st Place 16-17 Years Female Lucy Bowden - Day 1 - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Peyton Craig - Day 1 - 4th Place 13-15 Years Male Macey Roberts - Day 1 - 5th Place 13-15 Years Female Teams - Day 2 Meg Roberts / Lucy Bowden / Macey Roberts - 1st Place Female Team Harry King / Ryan Marsh (Cycle + Run) - 2nd Place Male Teams Charlotte Durand (Swim + Run) / Grant Davis - 4th Place Mixed Teams