A massive weekend of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at Queensland Schools Athletics Champs, Queensland Open Water Champs, Summer Swim Sunshine Coast, Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 1, Rachel James at PNG Leadership Summit on the Gold Coast and Head Coach Toby Coote presenting at Triathlon Qld Level 1 Coaching Course.
Round # 1 of the Bribie Island Tri Series saw SCTA Athletes greeted to rain, wind and cool conditions for the Triathlon. Bribie is a tough race in the dry but when you throw the rain into makes for an interesting bike course with all the corners and in and outs of the streets. Romy Wolstencroft and Chris George led the Charge in the Female and Male Open category respectively with both finishing 5th Place.
The super competitive Melissa Charlton (35-39) topped the dais, as to Marilyn Shrapnel (65-69) in taking out their respective category wins. SCTA Junior Schoalrship Recipient, Ryan Marsh, had a solid race to come away with 2nd (12-13). The ever consistent Jessica Lee (30-34) made the podium with a 3rd place. Just missing the podium was Tahlea Corcoran (14-15) in 4th while Chris Pye (30-34) was 5th. Sarah Pye (35-39) 12th and Mark Corcoran (45-49) rounded out the results with 13th.
Mooloolaba Beach turned on favourable conditions for the Spring Swim Sunshine Coast. Under cloudy but calm conditions athletes took to the water in 3 different distances. Kayleigh Foster had a great day out with 2nd Overall Female in the 1.25km and Female Race Winner in the 300m Dash, while SCTA Junior Scholarship Recipient, Kaya Shults, showed off the hard work being laid in the pool with 2nd Female overall in the 2.5km.
Brodie Gardner took the race win in the 30-34 and 4th male overall in the 2.5km showing he is on target with ITU World Cross Triathlon Champs next month. Jessica Foster was 2 spots behind her sister in the 300 dash in 3rd and 4th female overall and 5th Place 1.25km. Rounding out day was Jazzy Shults who was 5th (8-12). Well done Team SCTA
On home soil at Lake Kawana, Kayleigh Foster had a great swim to take 2nd place in the 5km Queensland Open Water Swimming Champs. It topped a great weekend for the pocket rocket in the water.
At Queensland School Athletics we saw Peyton Craig dominate the 800m where he finished 2nd and qualified for National Championships. Finn Barlow unfortunately missed out by 1 place to progress to the semi finals of the 100m but got 5th place in the Tetrathlon (4 events consisting of 800m, 100m, long Jump and Shot Putt) and in the 4 x 100m Relay. While Macey Roberts ran superbly to get a PB in the 3000m. Nice Work Juniors
Bribie Island Triathlon Race # 1 23.10.16 - 750/20/5 Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female - 8th Female Overall Jessica Lee - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Chris George - 5th Place Open Male Romy Wolstencroft - 5th Place Open Female Chris Pye - 5th Place 30-34 Years Male Sarah Pye - 12th Place 35-39 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 13th Place 45-49 Years Male
Short Course 300/10/2.5 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 65-69 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 12-13 Years Male Tahlea Corcoran - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female
Spring Swim Sunshine Coast 23.20.16 - Mooloolaba 2.5km Brodie Gardner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - 4th Male Overall Kaya Shults - 2nd Place Youth Female - 2nd Female Overall 1.25km Kayleigh Foster - 2nd Place 13-16 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Sam Penny - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Male Jazzy Shults - 5th Place 8-12 Years Female Jessica Foster - 5th 13-16 Years Female 300m Kaleigh Foster - 1st Place 13-16 Years Female - Female Race Winner Jessica Foster - 3rd Place 13-16 Years Female - 4th Female Overall
Queensland Open Water Swimming Championships 22.10.16 - Lake Kawana Kayleigh Foster - 2nd Place 12-13 Years Female 2.5km
Queensland School Athletics Championships 19-22.10.16 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 11 Years Males 800m - Qualified for National Champs Finn Barlow - 5th Place 10 Years Female Tetrathlon (4 events) + 4 x 100m Relay Macey Roberts - 17th Place 14-15 Years 3000m - PB time
Well done to all that raced and good luck to all the SCTA athletes lining up in the Noosa Triathlon and Multisport Festival events on this weekend.
A great weekend of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes racing at Round 2 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Robina and Chicago Marathon.
Firstly to Robina for Round 2 of the QTS which saw 4 different races and distances over Olympic, Super Sprint, Enticer and Kool Kids. The weather the day before was very warm and humid with a light breeze. Total contrast to the next day with the wind picking up at around 4am which made for a tough bike course for all competitors with a solid 30-40km/hr headwind out.
Former SCTA Junior Scholarship recipient Jake Hynes led the charge in the Olympic distance race with 6th Open and breaking the 2hr barrier for a 1:58:57. On a tough day it was a great result in his 2nd attempt at this distance. The ever competitive Zsolt Dallos had a solid day in the office to land on the podium in 2nd place. Jessica Lee 14th and Scott Shults had solid races to finish 14th and 16th respectively.
The SCTA Juniors dominated the Super Sprint with some amazing results with Ryan Marsh (SCTA Junior Scholarship Recipient) and Jordan Gover both 2nd in their categories, Romy Wolstencroft had a blistering run to take out 3rd place and 6th Female Overall, while Kaya Shults (SCTA Junior Scholarship Recipient), Kayleigh Foster and Tania Gover just missing the podium with 4th places respectively in their categories.
In the Enticer Jazzy Shults recorded one of the fastest bike splits to finish 2nd in her category and 3rd Female outright and 14th overall. Kerry Barlow had strong day to take out 3rd place
While in the Kool kids, the juniors did an amazing job with most of them moving up in age category. Finn Barlow lead the charge with a 5th place with Matthew Nixon 9th and Jemma Hynes 10th. The ever improving Pipi Barlow 15th along with Paige Hynes 21st.
While in Chicago we had the Binet clan, Gary, Cameron and Ben, going head to head over the marathon distance. All 3 boys had been putting the work in over the last couple of months and was a bit of banter going around to see who would come out on top. Dubbed "Youth" vs "Experience". Well experience came out out on top with Gary claiming bragging rights over Cameron and then Ben. Well done boys. enjoy the recovery before heading home.
Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 2 - Robina - 09.10.16 Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10 Zsolt Dallos - 2nd Place 35-39 Years Male Jake Hynes - 6th Place Open Male Jessica Lee - 14th Place 30-34 Years Female Scott Shults - 16th Place 40-44 Years Male
Super Sprint - 400/16/4 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 13 Years Male Jordan Gover - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Romy Wolstencroft - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female Kaya Shults - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 4th Place 13 Years Female Tania Gover - 4th Place 40-44 Years Female
Enticer - 200/8/2 Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place U/14 Female Kerry Barlow - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Finn Barlow - 5th Place 10-11 Years Female Matthew Nixon - 9th Place 10-11 Years Male Jemma Hynes - 10th Place 10-11 Years Female Pipi Barlow - 15th Place 7-9 Years Female Paige Hynes - 21st Place 10-11 Years Female
Chicago Marathon - 09.10.16 - 42.2km Ben Binet - 8th Place 16-19 Years Male - 3:17:55 Gary Binet - 36th Place 45-49 Years Male - 2:54:10 Cameron Binet - 45th Place 20-24 Years Male - 2:57:31
Well done to all that raced. Next weekend we have Rachel James competing at ITU Hong Kong Asian Cup race.