A massive weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members that were in action at Round # 1 of the Queensland Triathlon Series doubling as the Triathlon Queensland Club Championships and up in Cairns for the Asia Pacific Champs Cairns Ironman and 70.3.
Cairns turn on perfect swimming conditions for this Years Ironman and 70.3. The water was a warm 27 degrees and humidity was thru the roof. The cycle leg this year was 3 laps that included climbing Rex Lookout 6 times instead of the normal 4 times, along with the normal headwind for the last 30km of riding thru the cane fields back to town. the 4 lap run was quiet warm in sun and the shade. It was a tough day out for all.
Tara Partridge 5th (45-49) lined up for her 9th IM and grinded her way to the finish in 13:55:13. She had a great entourage with the craziness from Tania Gover and Margo Mackintosh dressing up as Luigi and Mario. It was a very funny night.= as they followed Tara around on the course
SCTA Club Members Simon Hearn 6th (Pro) and Brodie Gardner 8th (Pro) both lined up in their debut Ironman and performed very well in a strong Male field, while Debbie Thorley was 6th (45-49).
In the 70.3, Margo Mackintosh 1st (35-39) had a very strong race to take the Fastest Female Overall and 12th place outright. Angela Vinnicombe 2nd (40-44) was backing up from the Sunshine Coast 70.3 and had another very strong performance. Jordan Gover (Swim + Run) Michael Woodcock (Cycle) join forces in a Team to take 2nd (Male Teams) and 4th overall.
SCTA Club Member Paul Marchant 2nd (25-29) and 6th Overall after a last minute decision to head north and race post Sunshine Coast 70.3
Perfect conditions greeted the SCTA contingent that raced at Moreton Bay over the Olympic Distance, Sprint, Enticer and Kool Kids. In the OD, Rebecca Howell 4th (25-29) had a strong day out racing and a PB 10km time off the bike with under 50 mins for the first time.
SCTA Club Members Michael Hooper 1st (25-29) with Rio Olympian Ryan Fisher 2nd (OPEN Male) and Brittany Dutton 4th (OPEN Female)
In the Sprint Distance, Lucy Bowden 2nd (25-29) back racing after her foot injury that saw her 4th Female overall. Sophie Burger 2nd (14-15) and 8th Female overall had another solid performance, while Ella Crawford 8th (14-15) continues to grow with each race and learn from the experience. Little Pocket Rocket Billie Elsum 7th (7-9 Years) in the Kool Kids
SCTA Club Members Peyton Craig (14-15) and Georgie Fredricks (16-19) both take category wins with 2nd places to Gary Turner (70-74 ) and Ethan Close (14-15) and Callum Close 3rd (14-15). In the Enticer we saw Mia Wooldridge (U/16) take out the win
Well done to all that Raced. Full Results Below
Cairns Ironman - 27.09.20 - 3.8/180/42.2
Tara Partridge - 5th Place 45-49 Years Female
Simon Hearn - 6th Place PROFESSIONAL Male - Debut IM
Debbie Thorley - 6th Place 45-49 Years Female
Brodie Gardner - 8th Place PROFESSIONAL Male - Debut IM
Cairns 70.3 - 1.9/90.21.1
Margo Mackintosh - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female - Fastest Female Overall
Angela Vinnicombe - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female
Paul Marchant - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male
Jordan Gover (Swim + Run) / Michael Woodcock (Cycle) - 2nd Place Male Teams
Moreton Bay Triathlon - Triathlon Queensland Club Championships - 27.09.20
Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10
Michael Hooper - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male
Ryan Fisher - 2nd Place OPEN Male
Rebecca Howell - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female
Brittany Dutton - 4th Place OPEN Female
Sprint Distance - 750/20/5
Peyton Craig - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male
Georgie Fredericks - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female
Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female
Sophie Burger - 2nd Place 14-15 Years Female
Ethan Close - 2nd Place 14-15 Years Male
Gary Turner - 2nd Place 70-74 Years Male
Callum Close - 3rd 14-15 Years Male
Erin wooldridge - 7th Place 16-19 Years Female
Ella Crawford - 8th Place 14-15 Years Female
Ryan Marsh 8th Place 16-19 years Male
Ella Wooldridge - 10th Place 16-19 Years Female
Jorja Matthews - 16th Place 16-19 Years Female
Enticer - 200/10/2.5
Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place U/16 Years Female
Kool Kids - 100/2/500
Billie Elsum - 7th Place 7-9 Years Female
A big weekend of racing on home turf at the Sunshine Coast 70.3, saw some great results from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members.
Weather conditions made for some interesting conditions out on the course, especially the cycle leg, when the rain scuds hit, made visibility very hard to see in front of you, wet roads and strong winds at times. when the sun came out, so did the humidity. But all Athletes and Club Members were strong across the board and we did see some great results.
Max Quirk 3rd (18-24) had a great race for his first 70.3, Angela Vinnicombe 6th (40-44) had a solid day out in the conditions, with Norm Marsh 11th (55-59) was happy to get to the start line after a broken collar bone saw him out for several months. In the Teams Zsolt Dallos (Cycle) and Margo Mackintosh (run) combined in the Mixed Teams to be the fastest Team overall and also secured the Mixed Team Win, while Janelle McCosker (Swim) was 9th in Mixed Teams.
SCTA Club Members had some great performances with Matthew Wolstencroft 1st (50-54), Michael Hooper 3rd (25-29), Paul Marchant 4th (25-29) and Lachlan Kerin 7th (Pro Male)
On Saturday 5th September Sam McClarron lined up in the Queensland Athletics Cross Country Championships where he finished 5th 12 Years Boys 3000m
Well done to all that raced. Full results below
Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 13.09.20 - 1.9/90/21.1
Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male
Zsolt Dallos (Cycle) Margo Mackintosh (Run) - 1st Place Mixed Teams - 1st Team Overall
Max Quirk - 3rd Place 18-24 Years Male
Michael Hooper - 3rd Place 25-29 years Male
Paul Marchant - 4th Place 25-29 Years Male
Angela Vinnicombe - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female
Lachlan Kerin - 7th Place PRO Male
Janelle McCosker (swim) - 9th Place Mixed Teams
Simon Hearn - 11th Place PRO Male
Norm Marsh - 11th Place 55-59 Years Male
Mel McNiff - 11th Place 30-34 years Female
Kierra Allen - 14th Place PRO Female
Debbie Thorley - 19th Place 45-49 Years Female
Grant Elliot - 45th Place 50-54 Years Male
Chris McClarron - 68th Place 40-44 Years Male
Queensland Athletics Cross Country Champs - 05.09.20
Sam McClarron - 5th Place 12 Years Boys 3000
A Busy weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members in action at Bribie Island Triathlon and Rounds 1 and 2 of the Queensland All schools Cross Country Series.
At Bribie Island Triathlon on the Saturday, SCTA Athlete Sophie Burger lining up in her first Pro Draft Legal event as a first time in the ITU Junior ranks this season where she finished 16th and 2nd Junior. Sophie took a lot of positives out of the race and the have seen some real progression since starting with SCTA at the last school holidays.
SCTA Club Members in action in the Elite Males included Race Winner and Olympian Ryan Fisher, Peyton Craig 9th (1st Junior), Ethan Close 18th, Ryan Marsh 19th and Callum Close 20th. While in the Elite Females Kelly Ann Perkins 5th, Brittany Dutton 10th, Georgia Fredricks 15th (1st Junior).
Also competing well in the Active Kids on the Saturday prior to the Elite Racing, where no results are formulated, both Mackenzie Matthews and Billie Elsum had great races in the respective categories.
On Sunday SCTA Athlete Ella Crawford finished 2nd 13-14 where she is improving week by week with her training and was great to see her land on the podium and finish 13th Female Overall.
SCTA Club Members in action included Gary Turner 1st (70-74), Ella Wooldridge 2nd (OPEN Female), Erin Wooldridge 3rd (OPEN Female) and in the Short Course, Marilyn Shrapnel 1st (70-74) and Mia Wooldridge 3rd (13-14)
The Queensland All Schools Cross Country Series has been in full swing with SCTA Athlete Sam McClarron in race # 1 on 8.8.20 finish 3rd 12 Years Boys 3km. In Race # 2 on 29.08.20 SCTA Club Members Peyton Craig 1st 15 Years Boys 4km and Mia Wooldridge 5th 14 Years Girls.
Well done to all that Raced. Full Results Below
Bribie Island Triathlon 5.09.20 / 06.09.20
Elite Female - 750/20/5 Draft Legal
Kelly Ann Perkins - 5th Place Elite Female
Brittany Dutton - 10th Place Elite Female
Georgia Fredricks - 15th Place Elite Female
Sophie Burger - 16th Place Elite Female
Elite Male - 750/20/5 Draft Legal
Ryan Fisher - 1st Place Elite Male - Race Winner
Peyton Craig - 9th Place Elite Male
Ethan Close - 18th Place Elite Male
Ryan Marsh - 19th Place Elite Male
Callum Close - 20th Place Elite Male
Long Course - 750/20/5
Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male
Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place OPEN Female
Ella Crawford - 2nd Place 13-14 Years Female
Erin Wooldridge - 3rd Place OPEN Female
Short Course - 300/10/3
Marilyn shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female
Mia Wooldridge - 3rd Place 13-14 Years Female
Billie Elsum + Mackenzie Matthews - No Places
Cunningham Classic Cycle Race - 05.09.20 - 96km
Michael Woodcock - 1st Place Masters C2 Men
Queensland All Schools Cross Country Series Race # 2 - 29.08.20
Peyton Craig - 1st Place 15 Years Boys 4km
Mia Wooldridge - 5th Place 14 Years Girls 4km
Queensland All Schools Cross Country Series Race # 1 - 08.08.20
Sam McClarron - 3rd Place 12 Years Boys 3km