Some great results from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that have been in action over the past 3 weeks at QTS # 1 Robina Triathlon, Berlin Marathon, Sydney Half Marathon, Glasshouse Trail Run, ITU Osaka Asian Sprint Cup, ITU Weihai World Cup and Ventouxman.
We kicked off the first round of the QTS at Robina in perfect conditions for racing. An optional wetsuit swim, light winds on the bike and run which heated up over the morning. SCTA had 21 athletes competing that saw 15 podium results. But the most pleasing was as a Coach was one of the SCTA athletes collapsed on the run leg and quite a few stopped their own races to help her out. Once she was sorted and look after they resumed their races and still managed to podium. Great sportsmanship amongst the SCTA Crew. Very Proud Coach.
In the Olympic Distance, Lucy Bowden lead the charge in the Open Female category that saw her take out 2nd Place and some pocket money. Landing on the top of the Podium in the Age Group Categories were Paul Marchant (25-29 Male) and Alana Park (25-29 Female). Matt Billinghton (25-29 Male) and Michael Woodcock (45-49 Male) both with 2nd, while 3rd places went to Rebecca Howell (25-29 Female) in her first ever OD race, Tania Gover (40-44 Female) and Tara Partridge (45-49) with a massive PB. Kevin Hammond (40-44 Male) Just missed the podium in 4th but had a huge PB as well.
In the Sprint Distance of 750/24/5 we saw 2nd places to Peyton Craig (14-15 Male), SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Ella Wooldridge (16-19 Female), and Pauline Ashley (45-49 Female). While in 3rd place went to Jazi Coventry (16-19 Female) and Kelly Enright (35-39 Female).
In the Enticer we had Chloe Turner take the win (25-29 Female) while "Ratbag" Mia Wooldridge was 2nd (U/14 Female). Rounding out the podiums was Jayden James from SCTA sister Club Kavieng in PNG in the Kool Kids Mini Mates. Over in Berlin, The Binet Family, Gary, Lisa, Cameron, Ben and Jenna all lined up the famous Berlin Marathon. Its been a long prep for most of them and at times a few niggles. But they all got to the finish line in the end with Gary taking bragging rights with the fastest time of 2:47:41 Jake Hynes embarked on his first ITU Asian Sprint Cup at Osaka Castle. With 70 Men on the start line the swim start was very important. He got belted at the first can which put him back and in ITU style racing its a matter of seconds between making packs and riding out the back. Unfortunately Jake was out the back and was with a pack of riders that didn't work well together losing valuable time. He went on to finish 52nd
SCTA Club Members where in action in a few races with Carrie Lester lining up at Ventouxman as the defending champion she stomped her authority again to take out the Win and onto her final prep for World Ironman Champs in Kona, while Brittany Dutton lined up in the ITU Weihai World Cup in China over the OD. Brittany had a good race to take out 23rd.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 1 Robina Tri - 29.09.19 Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10 Paul Marchant - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male Alana Park - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place OPEN Female - 2nd Female Overall Matt Billington - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Rebecca Howell - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female Tania Gover - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female Tara Partridge - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 4th Place 40-44 Years Male Sprint - 750/24/5 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 14-15 Years Male Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Female Jazi Coventry - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female Kelly Enright - 3rd Place 35-39 Years Female Jericho Pogany - 12th Place 14-15 Years Male Enticer - 300/8/2.5 Chloe Turner - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female Scott Marsh - 11th Place U/16 Years Male Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Jayden James - 2nd Place Mini Mates
Berlin Marathon - 29.09.19 - 42.2km Run Gary Binet - 18th Place Senior Male Cameron Binet - 433rd Place Master Male Jenna Binet - 1281st Master Female Ben Binet - 1411th Place Master Male Lisa Binet - 1507th Place Senior Female
ITU Osaka Asian Sprint Cup - 22.09.29 - 750/20/5 Jake Hynes - 52nd Place ITU Male
ITU Weihai World Cup - 22.09.19 - 1.5/40/10 Brittany Dutton - 22nd Place ITU Female
Glasshouse Trail Run - 15.09.19 - 33km Tania Gover - 6th Place Female Jessica Lee - 22nd Place Female
Ventouxman - 15.09.19 - 2/90/20 Carrie Lester - 1st Place Professional Female - RACE WINNER
Sydney Half Marathon - 15.09.19 Tara Partridge - 399th 45-49 Years Female
2 big weekends of Racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the World Triathlon Champs in Lausanne, Hawaii North Shore 5km Open Water Swim, Sunshine Coast 70.3 , Run Forest Run Hondsrug and the World 70.3 Champs in France.
Sunshine Coast 70.3 and a home ground advantage saw some amazing results over the weekend. Its been a long winter for a lot of the athletes and with World 70.3 slots on the line, there was a lot at stake. we had 4 SCTA Athletes / Members secure World Champs slots for 2020 Taupo World Champs and SCTA secured 3rd place in the TriClub Podium where they took the best 5 results against every Club/Group competing.
Lucy Bowden executed her race to a tee which saw her take the 25-29 Years Female Win and 9th Female overall. Michael Hooper secured his World Spot with a 5th Place 25-29 Years Male. Matt Billington 19th (25-29) is forever improving and we saw the hard work repaid. The ever consistent Zsolt Dallos was 10th (35-39) and forgone his spot at World 70.3 and Ron Craig 91st (40-44).
Team 260 consisted of Stuart Louth (Swim), Kev "Big Dog" Hammond (Cycle) and Mick Woodcock (Run) teamed up on Friday and entered and took out 3rd Male Teams.
SCTA Club Members were in action and it was Great to see Simon Hearn stepping up in the Pro Males for the first time at Sun Coast. A great swim had him with the lead pack off the bike and a strong run set a podium position in 3rd place. Matt Wolstencroft took out the 50-54 Title and secured his spot at the 70.3 World Champs. As did Meg Hawkins with a 2nd (25-29 Female). Kierra Sansome batted a tough day in the Pro Female to finish 8th. Great racing from Mel McNiff 32nd (30-34 Female) and Luke Polkinghorne 95th (25-29).
At the World Triathlon Champs in Lausanne we had SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior scholarship holder Ryan Marsh, line up in the 16-19 Years Sprint Draft legal race. As the youngest competitor in the Australian Team and possibly the World at this race, he lined up against Males up to 4 years older than him. He had a great swim and transition to position himself in the 2nd pack on the bike. A hilly and technical course suited him and had a very strong run to finish in 9th place and 3rd Aussie across the line. He was less than 50 secs off 3rd place and 1min 40 secs off the winner. In a post race phone conversation I ask how it was and he said he was on the line with guys with beards and tattoos. Well done Rhino
Janelle McCosker headed over to Hawaii to compete in the North Shore 5km Open water swim and the Waikiki Rough Water Swim. First swim was the Rough water Swim at Waikiki and it lived up to its reputation with strong currents that saw even the Pro Swimmers at least 40 min slower than the year before. Janelle battle the currents where at times the swimmers were actually going backwards. Unfortunately Janelle was unable to finish and wasn't alone recording a DNF.
She turned that disappointment into a winning result at the North shore 5km Open Water 6 days later having a great swim and learning the currents and tides, where Janelle took out the 55-59 Years Title, 12th Female and 23rd Overall. A great way to finish off and awesome result.
Over in the Netherlands, they run a series Called the Run Forest Run and this time was held at Hondsrug. Its a race but more emphasis is getting out and running on trails. Marion Tuin had a great run to take out the first Female across the line
Over in France for the World 70.3 Champs, Carrie Lester lined up the Pro Female against a quality field and a very tough course. She had a great race to finish 27th. She will now set herself up for a tilt at Hawaiian Ironman World Champs in Kona
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 08.09.19 - 1.9/90/21.1 Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 9th Female Overall Qualified for 70.3 Worlds Matt Wolstencroft - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - Qualified for 70.3 Worlds Megan Hawkins - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female - Qualified for 70.3 Worlds Simon Hearn - 3rd Place PROFESSIONAL MALE Stu Louth / Kev Hammond / Mick Woodcock - 3rd Place Male Teams Michael Hooper - 5th Place 25-29 Years Male - Qualified for 70.3 Worlds Kierra Sansome - 8th Place PROFESSIONAL Female Zsolt Dallos - 10th Place 35-39 Years Male Matt Billington - 19th Place 25-29 Years Male Mel McNiff - 32nd Place 30-34 Years Female Ron Craig - 91st 40-44 Years Male Luke Polkinghorne - 95th Place 25-29 Years Male
Hawaii North Shore 5km Open Water Swim - 07.09.19 Janelle McCosker - 1st Place 55-59 Years Female - 11th Female and 23rd Overall
World 70.3 Champs France - 07.09.19 - 1.9/90/21.1 Carrie Lester - 27th Place PROFESSIONAL Female
WTS Lausanne Grand Final - 01.09.19 - 1.5/40/10 Ryan Fisher - 35th Place ELITE Male
Run Forest Run Hondsrug - 01.09.19 - 28km Run Marion Tuin - 1st Place Female
World Triathlon Sprint Champs Lausanne - 31.08.19 - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 9th Place 16-19 Years Male