Some great results from Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the 35th running of the Noosa Triathlon and the previous weekend at Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs at Lake Kawana and at Auckland Marathon last weekend
Perfect conditions greeted all athletes for the 35th Noosa Triathlon and celebration and memory of the late Garth Prowd. A man that had a vision and that led to this event being the biggest Olympic Distance Triathlon in the World. Head Coach Toby Coote was fortunate to have the support of Garth and the Team at USM Events when he was a junior and then professional. Without that support and guidance, who knows what he would be doing today. Also another reason why he is part of the commentary team as well at selected Ironman events in Australia. To that I am thankful to all he efforts that Garth has done for sport and Triathlon, not only on the Coast, but Australia wide.
To the racing and SCTA crew did an amazing job. The culmination of points from the registered athletes that selected SCTA as their club, made the way for SCTA to take out Division 5 Club Champion at Noosa Triathlon. Awesome effort Team. Some Age categories had up to 5 waves so massive numbers and super competitive as well.
Maureen Cummings (55-59) led the charge with 2nd place, our only podium over the weekend. Some recorded PB's and some just missed the podium. Mick Woodcock (45-49) was 4th once again. We will crack that podium mate. Another PB on that course on way to WA Ironman in 4 weeks. We had Lucy Bowden (25-29) and Grant Davis (25-29) both record 5th places, while Dean Saunders (Clydesdale 100kg+) was 7th. Both Ron Craig (Clydesdale 90-99kg) and Zsolt Dallos (35-39) recorded 8th places.
In the Teams, Kaya Shults (Swim) and Romy Wolstencroft (Run) teamed up with Alexandra Martin Wallace to take out the Open Female Teams and finish 15th overall. Not bad for a bunch of Juniors. And in the process got some spending money.
A massive congratulations to Courtney Akrigg who completed her first ever Olympic Distance Triathlon, while remembering and honouring the great mentor and friend that Garth Prowd was. GP would of been proud to see you Courtney finish your first ever OD Triathlon.
The 1000m Ocean swim on the Friday was held in perfect conditions with a bit of chop, a wade and a few waves, which made for some exciting racing. Simon Hearn (20-29) took out the win, with Jazzy Shults (13-15) in 10th place, Mitch Baker (20-29) 12th place and the little squirt Jake Hammond (U/13) in 21st place.
Lake Kawana was the venue for the annual All Schools Triathlon Champs which also doubles as the selection race for the Sunshine Coast Region for Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs in February. Jazzy Shults was the only podium place getter with a 2nd place Junior Female. All Categories had strong competitive fields and all of our juniors gained selection for the Old Schools Champs.
In the Aquathlon, Parker Duetzmann took out 2nd place, while Pipi Barlow was 7th in the kids category, while in the Primary Schools category all competed well in very competitive fields.
While in Auckland, Emma Hogan lined up in her first marathon where she had a strong run to finish 32nd place 35-39
Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival - 05.11.17 - 1.5/40/10 Kaya Shults / Alex Martin Wallace / Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female Teams Maureen Cummings - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female Grant Davis - 5th Place 25-29 Years Male Dean Saunders - 7th Place Male Clydesdale 100kg+ Ron Craig - 8th Place Male Clydesdale 90-99kg Zsolt Dallos - 8th Place 35-39 Years Male Ty Harding - 10th Place 40-44 Years Male Lindsay Keating - 10th Place 35-39 Years Female Scott Shults - 11th Place 40-44 Years Male Gary Turner - 11th Place 65-69 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 13th Place Male Clydesdale 90-99kg Amy Wisby - 17th Place 25-29 Years Female Tara Baker - 44th Place 40-44 Years Female Rob Symmons - 48th Place 40-44 Years Male Kelly Enright - 49th Place 30-34 Years Female Jessica Lee - 58th Place 35-39 Years Female Greg Rehbock - 67th Place 30-34 Years Male Norm Marsh - 72nd Place 50-54 Years Male Warren Venaglia - 94th Place 55-59 Years Male Courtney Akrigg - 157th Place 30-34 Years Female
Noosa 1000m Ocean Swim - 03.11.17 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 20-29 Years Male Jazzy Shults - 10th Place 13-15 Years Female Mitch Baker - 12th Place 20-29 Years Male Jake Hammond - 21st Place U/13 Male
Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs - 29.10.17 Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place Junior Female - 400/12/3 Meg Roberts - 12th Place Senior Female - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 12th Place Intermediate Male - 600/16/4 Peyton Craig - 13th Place Junior Male - 400/12/3 Macey Roberts - 21st Place Intermediate Female - 600/16/4 Summer Rolston - 21st Place Junior Female - 400/12/3 Kayleigh Foster - 25th Place Intermediate Female - 600/16/4 Jack Dann - 45th Place Intermediate Male - 600/16/4 Scott Marsh - 64th Place Junior Male - 400/12/3
Queensland All Schools Aquathlon Champs - 29.10.17 Parker Duetzmann - 2nd Place Male Kids Aquathlon Pipi Barlow - 7th Place Female Kids Aqauthlon Finn Barlow - 13th Place Female Primary Aquathlon Oscar Starr Thomas - 14th Place Male Primary Aquathlon Xennex Holstrom - 34th Place Male Primary Aquathlon Zoe Davis - 63rd Place Female Primary Aquathlon Libby Latimer - 64th Place Female Primary Aquathlon Liam Wallace - 69th Place Male Primary Aquathlon
Auckland Marathon - 28.10.17 - 42.2km Emma Hogan - 32nd Place 35-39 Years Female
A hectic 2 weekends of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action Maleny Mountain Run Challenge, Queensland schools Athletics Championships, Yarrawonga Multisport Festival, Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 1 and Great Barrier Reef Marathon.
Round 1 of the Bribie Island Triathlon series was held on Sunday and there were some great results for the SCTA crew over the Sprint distances, Melissa Charlton continued her great form taking out the 35-39 Years Female and 7th Female overall. Gary Turner (65-69) was also on the podium with 3rd, while Josh Corocran just missed the podium with a 5th (20-24).
In the Short Course is was great to see both Chloe and Julia Turner back racing with Chloe taking the honours with a 1st and Julia 4th in 25-29.
On the border of NSW and Victoria the Yarrawonga Multisport Festival which doubled as a selection race for the Australian Team for the 2018 World Champs for both the Sprint and Olympic Distances. SCTA had 3 ladies down there racing and pick up some valuable points for selection with Pauline Ashley 5th (45-49 OD), Tania Gover 6th (40-44 Sprint) and Kelly Enright 7th (30-34 Sprint). Well done Ladies
In a very spectacular part of Australia, Dan Collins lined up in the Great Barrier Reef Marathon in Cairns. In warm and humid conditions, Dan ran extremely well to finish 4th (40-49) and 6th Overall.
Down in Brisbane for the Queensland Schools Athletics Championships saw 5 SCTA athletes in action. Peyton Craig came away with 2 x 2nd places in 12 Years Boys 800m and 1500m where he was selected in the Qld Team for the National Athletics Champs in December. Finn Barlow lined up in the Tetrathon (100m, 800m , Long Jump and Shot Put) and finished 8th Place. Meg and Macey Roberts along with Ryan Marsh who all ran strongly in the heats of their respective races.
On a very hilly run course, athletes raced in the Maleny Mountain Run Challenge where Romy Wolstencroft stamped her authority in the Female by taking out the race win. Josh Corcoran took out 3rd Male overall.
Well Done to all that raced. Full results below.
Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 1 - 750/20/5 - 23.20.17 Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female Gary Turner - 3rd Place 65-69 Years Male Josh Corcoran - 5th Place 20-24 Years Male Warren Venaglia - 6th Place 55-59 Years Male Jessica Lee - 10th Place 35-39 Years Female Short Course - 300/10/3 Chloe Turner - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Julia Turner - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female
Great Barrier Reef Marathon - 42.2km - 23.10.17 Dan Collins - 4th Place 40-49 Years Male - 6th Place Overall
Yarrawonga Multisport Festival - 21.10.17 (Australian Team Selection Race) Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10 Pauline Ashley - 5th Place 45-49 Years Female Sprint Distance - 750/20/5 Tania Gover - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female Kelly Enright - 7th Place 30-34 Years Female
Queensland Schools Athletics Championships - 12-15.10.17 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 12 Years Male 800m Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 12 Years Male 1500m Finn Barlow - 8th Place Tetrathon (100m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot Put) 10 Years Female
Maleny Mountain Run Challenge - 15.10.17 - 10km Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Female - Race Winner Josh Corcoran - 3rd Place Male Selena Corcoran - 20th Place Female Mark Corcoran - 23rd Place Male Kevin Hammond - 27th Place Male Angie Hammond - 34th Place Female
Round 2 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Robina saw Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action over the Olympic, Sprint, Enticer and Kool Kids distances. SCTA had 24 athletes in action on the Sunday's Triathlon and 6 athletes in the Open Water swim on the Saturday.
For the Triathlon we had perfect conditions for fast racing on the flat Robina circuit. With a slight cloud cover, light winds, but we had humid conditions and when the sun poked out it was quite warm. We had some great performances with 9 on the podium dais at presentations.
The first Olympic distance for the season in south east Qld saw Simon Hearn put together a great race behind some seasoned professionals to take out 3rd place Overall behind Sam Betten and Matthew Slee. His swim is coming along nicely and we are see that in his overall position. Having been on the Coast for several months since moving to Qld from Victoria, watch this name in the future.
Melissa Charlton had a great race that saw her after a slow swim move her way thru the field to take out her category win (35-39) while Lucy Bowden continued her strong racing with a solid swim bike combo and struggled a little in the heat of Robina to take out 2nd (25-29). Great to see Mitch Baker back racing well with a 3rd (25-29). Just missing the podium in 4th places where Hannah Blanchett (25-29) and Jessica Lee (35-39)
It wasn't the normal sprint distance with an extra 4km on the bike which suited a few of the athletes. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship holder Romy Wolstencroft took out the Race win, fastest female and 13th overall. While the win is very pleasing, from a coaching point of view the fact that she implemented a few changes in the way she raced it set up for a very fast 5km run that saw her put 1min - 2min into most of her female rivals. It was great to see Ryan Marsh (14-15) back to back 3rd places from 2 QTS races, beating some of his major rivals. Orla Gallagher had another strong performance with a 5th (35-39) and Ron Craig 9th (40-44).
The Enticer, Jazzy Shults (U/14) had a 3 way sprint finish to just miss the win for the 2nd race in a row, with a 2nd place. With 4 seconds separating the first 3. She was 2nd Female overall on the day. Peyton Craig was 7th (U/14) in a competitive male field and 7th overall, while we saw improvement again from Scott Marsh, Mackenzie Cathcart and Zoe Davis.
In the Kool Kids, Parker Dueztmann (7-9) continued his winning form making it 2 from 2 with a the category win and 8th overall. Bonnie Cathcart (7-9) continued to improve in a very competitive field.
Saturday afternoon saw 6 athletes take on the Open Water Swim at Robina over the 500m, 1000m or 1500m distance. a bit of wind around make it a little choppy in the lake but all the athletes swam well. Jake Hynes took up the charge and won the 1500m. Emma Dann (1000m) and Peyton Craig (500m) both claimed 2nd places.
Full race results below. Well done to all that raced
QTS # 2 Robina Triathlon - 08.10.17 Olympic Distance - 1.5 / 40 / 10 Simon Hearn - 3rd Place OPEN Male - 3rd Place Overall Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Mitch Baker - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Male Hannah Blanchett - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Jessica Lee - 4th Place 35-39 Years Female
Sprint Distance - 750 / 24 / 5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - Female Race Winner & 13th Overall Maureen Cummings - 1st Place 55-59 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male Orla Gallagher - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Ron Craig - 9th Place 40-44 Years Male Kayleigh Foster - 11th Place 14-15 Years Female Emma Dann - 12th Place 16-19 Years Female Matthew Wrath - 15th Place 14-15 Years Male Jack Dann - 16th Place 14-15 Years Male
Enticer - 200 / 5 / 2 Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female- 2nd Female Overall Peyton Craig - 7th Place U/14 Years Male Mackenzie Cathcart - 30th Place U/14 Years Female Zoe Davis - 41st Place U/14 Years Female Scott Marsh - 42nd Place U/14 Years Male
Kool Kids - 100 / 2 / 500 Parker Duetzmann - 1st Place 7-9 Years Male Bonnie Cathcart - 19th Place 7-9 Years Female
Open Water Swim - 07.10.17 Jake Hynes - 1st Place Male 1500m Emma Dann - 2nd Place Female 1000m Peyton Craig - 2nd Place Male 500m Jack Dann - 5th Place Male 500m Toby Coote - 5th Place Male 1000m Matthew Wrath - 6th Place Male 1000m