It just doesn't stop for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes with 10 athletes on the start line at the World Swim Series at Mooloolaba Beach. 9 of the athletes were on the podium with 4 Age category wins.
SCTA / HCAUS Junior Scholarship recipient Jake Hynes lead the change with 4th overall in the 2km and category win (Youth Male). Also on the winning podium in the 1km was Elliot Gray (13-16) and Sam Penny (40-44). Sam backed up from the 2km where he was beaten by the Coach Toby Coote (40-44) to take out the 1km title.
On Sunday Drew Williams competed in his first race since World ITU Sprint Championships with the first selection race of the Zimbabwean National team for next years World Champs. Drew dominated in the swim to exit first. The pack caught him at the 13km mark and they all came off together. On the run leg Drew covered all the attacks from fellow competitors to surge away with the Category win and overall Race Title.
It was a very successful outing for the SCTA crew. Results below
World Swim Series - Mooloolaba Beach 24.10.15 Jake Hynes - 1st 2km Youth Male - 4th Overall Toby Coote - 1st 2km 40-44 Years Male Elliot Gray - 1st 1km 13-16 Years Male Sam Penny - 1st 1km 40-44 Years Male Taj Jones - 2nd 2km Youth Male Rachel James - 2nd 2km 30-34 Years Female Malin Olson - 2nd 35-39 Years Female Sam Penny - 2nd 2km 40-44 Years Male Claudio Cellie - 3rd 2km Youth Male Kevin Hammond - 3rd 2km 35-39 Years Male Amelia Fleischfresser - 10th 1km 13-16 Years Female
Zimbabwe Sprint Triathlon Selection Race 25.10.15 Drew Williams - 1st 18-19 Years Male - RACE WINER
This weekend we have athletes competing at Noosa Triathlon Festival and World Xterra Championships in Maui. Good luck to all racing.
Another massive weekend of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes competing at World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide and Bribie Island Tri series race # 1
At World Duathlon Championship we had SCTA / Hybrid Concepts Australia Junior scholarship recipient Savannah Wayner lined up in the ITU Junior Female category. After racing on this course a year ago Savannah knew what to expect and how to attack it to get the best performance out of her. She started off well being the dominant runner in the first 5km setting the pace and slowly dropping the girls off the back. Heading into T1 there were 4 girls together, South African, Kiwi, Japanese and Savannah. Once agin she made all the right moves to lead onto the bike.
Unfortunately the girls didn't work well together and were eying each other off. Due to this being Savannah's first World Champs in the ITU Junior she did too much work on the bike. Heading into T2 she lead the charge in and out. It was obvious the eventual winner, South African, had the better leg speed and went on to win the race. With about 1500m the Japanese girl passed Savannah and she could't respond. 55 seconds separated the first 4 girls.
Savannah's qualifying race to be selected in the Australia Team was held on the same course where she went 1:09:03 with the Kiwi girl beating her by 3 mins and finishing 4th (3rd Aussie) this time around Savannah was 6 mins quicker and was 35 seconds behind the kiwi and first Aussie across the line. Couldn't ask for anything more. She gave it her all and finished with a smile. The preparation was ideal with a few health issues that restricted her training but we were able to do what we could and got the result of 4th in the World.
Also a huge thanks to Sue Brown who was part of the ITU Officials for the weekend of racing at the World Duathlon Champs. Her help and sup[port of all the athletes and coaches doesn't go unnoticed. Always smiling and loving what she does. Well done Sue
Onto Bribie Island Tri # 1 we had several SCTA athletes line up in the Long and Short Course events. Kirra Siedel continued her great form with another Race Win in the Opens and finished 9th overall. Also on the podium in the Open Females was Junior Jess Corliss in 3rd place. Great to see Jess back racing and continuing to improve each week as she gets back to training. Melissa Charlton continued her dominance of the 30-34 category with another win as to Marilyn Shrapnel in 65-69 years. It was great to see Olivia Latimer back racing after the birth of her daughter Lakey 5 months ago with a 2nd place 35-39 while Jaryd Hamilton was also 2nd 25-29 years. BJ Brown just missed the podium with a 4th place in 16-17 Years
World Duathlon Championships 17.10.15 5km Run / 20 km Cycle / 2.5km Run Savannah Wayner - 4th Place ITU Junior Female
Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 1 18.10.15 750 / 20 / 5 Kirra Siedel - Race Winner Open Female Melissa Charlton - 1st 30-34 Years Female Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st 65-69 Years Female Short course Olivia Latimer - 2nd 35-39 Years Female Jaryd Hamilton - 2nd 25-29 Years Male Jessica Corliss - 3rd Open Female BJ Brown - 4th 16-17 Years Male Jessica Lee - 8th 30-34 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 8th 12-15 Years Male Short course
Another Weekend of Racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes with Queensland Tri Series # 2, World Ironman Championships in Kona and Sunshine CoastCycle Fest.
Firstly to Hawaii for the big dance at the World Ironman Champs and from all reports was a tough hot day. SCTA's smiling assassin Kate Gazzard, lined up in her first ever attempt at Kona after several year's of near misses trying to qualify. All the hard work had been done and she was up for the fight but unfortunately it wasn't to be. With Nausea and cramps which started in the swim it was going to put Kate to the test. It went from racing to survival and getting to the end and the famous finishing Shute on Ali Drive. And in true Kate Style she toughed it out to get there in a time of 12:19:08 in 72nd place and 1491 overall. Well done done Kate and all here at SCTA are proud of what you achieved.
Dave Chick form Allez Sport ( SCTA Sponsor) returned to the big Island after 20 years and had great day out in the Lava Fields finishing in 10:15:34, 41st in his category and 484th overall. Well done Chicka.
The second round of the Queensland Triathlon Series was held at Raby Bay over the short course format 400 / 15 / 4. SCTA was well represented with Kev "Big Dog" Hammond taking out his 2nd win for the season in the 90-99kg Clydesdale. It was welcome back to 2 of the SCTA Stalwarts with Drew Westbrook (40-44) and Maureen Cummings (50-54) both taking out 2nd places on the podium. Jemma Hynes made it two podiums in a row with a 3rd (7-9 Kool Kids). Paris Shield is improving all the time with another solid race with a 5th (14-15) while Jake Hynes has stepped up ingot he Open Males this season (still a junior) and has started to improve with this calibre of racing. He had another great experience and is always learning from racing the top guys with an 8th overall.
Taj Jones lined up in the KOM Sunshine Coast Cycle Fest climb up Montville on Saturday. He was 3rd U/20 and 7th Overall.
Well done to all that raced.
Hawaiian Ironman Results Dave Chick - 41st 45-49 Years Male Kate Gazzard - 72nd 35-39 Years Female
QTS # 2 - Raby Bay Results Kevin Hammond - 1st 90-99kg Clydesdale Jessica Ahlund - 1st 20-24 Years Female Drew Westbrook - 2nd 40-44 Years Male Maureen Cummings - 2nd 50-54 Years Female Jemma Hynes - 3rd 7-9 Years Female Kool Kids Paris Shield - 5th 14-15 Years Female Jake Hynes - 8th Open Male Ryan Marsh - 8th U/12 Years Male Enticer Matthew Nixon - 8th 7-9 Years Male Kool Kids Lachlan Sinclair - 9th 14-15 Years Male Elliot Gray - 10th 14-15 Years Male Claudio Cellie - 13th 14-15 Years Male Scott Marsh - 13th 10-11 Years Male Kool Kids Hugo Cattle - 17th 7-9 Years Male Kool Kids Paige Hynes - 18th 7-9 Years Female Kool Kids
Sunshine Coast Cycle Fest Taj Jones - 3rd KOM U/20 Years Male
Next weekend sees SCTA Athletes in action at Port Mac 70.3 and World Duathlon Champs in Adelaide.
The first round of the Queensland Triathlon Series brought to you by The Event Crew was held at Robina on 27th September.
Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes were in action across all 4 distances with a new long course format and cycle course change to mix it up for the first race of the series.
Under perfect conditions for racing we saw some fast swimming with a wetsuit swim, and very fast ride for the flat and slightly technical new bike course and the normal flat run. It was great to see everyone back out racing for the series and for me joining with my partner in crime Noel Phillips on the microphone for commentary. Always fun times
The "Big Dog" finally got on the podium in the 90-99kg division and took out a very convincing win. Well done Kevin Hammond - the hard work and consistency is paying off. Jess Corliss is finding her way back with a win in the 16-19 years. Jemma Hynes was on the podium in the Kool Kids with a 2nd as to Josh Nixon Melly Charlton found herself on the podium once again for 3rd 30-34 years.
Kevin Hammond - 1st 90-99kg Clydesdale Long Course Jessica Corliss - 1st 16-19 years Female - Short Course Jemma Hynes - 2nd 7-9 Years Female - Kool Kids Joshua Nixon - 2nd 10-11 Years Male - Kool Kids Mel Charlton - 3rd 30-34 Years Female - Long Course Savannah Wayner - 5th Open Female - Long Course Lachlan Sinclair - 5th 14-15 Years Male - Short Course Matthew Nixon - 6th 7-9 Years Male - Kool Kids Elliot Gray - 8th 14-15 Years Male - Short Course Paris Shield - 9th 14-15 Years Female - Short Course Claudio Cellie - 9th 14-15 Years Male - Short Course Benn Seiler - 9th U/12 Years Male - Enticer Brodie Gardner - 11th Open Male - Long Course Paige Hynes - 13th 7-9 Years Female - Kool Kids Jessica Lee - 13th 30-34 Years Feamle - Long Course Jake Hynes - 15th Open Male - Long Course