Great work from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action over the weekend.
At Queensland All Schools Championships on home soil at Lake Kawana we had 15 Juniors lining up. Very warm conditions and a strong breeze meant a tough bike ride on a very technical course that is hard to get any rhythm on.
SCTA Junior Scholarship holders Ella wooldridge let the charge with a strong ride and run to take out 2nd Senior Female and Ryan Marsh had a strong swim to be up there but pushed the bike a little to hard to hit the bitumen on the bike. He got back up to finish off strongly with a 8th Senior Male.
In the Senior FemalesErin Wooldridge (6th), Kayleigh Foster (10th) and Jorja Matthews (14th) went up a category as well while Macey Roberts (11th). All girls will take out positives from the race that they will implement in future races.
In the Intermediate Boys Peyton Craig went up a category racing boys a year older and had a strong swim and run to finish 5th. Both Jericho Pogany (24th) and Scott Marsh (48th) showed improvements from last season race here and take valuable experience in this development.
In the Junior Female for the first time was Finn Barlow (15th) and Zoe Davis (1 lap short on bike). In a very completive field. It is great experience that they will take to State Schools in Hervey Bay next February.
There were some big numbers in the Primary schools Aquathlon for both the Boys and Girls with 120 and 111 competitors respectively. In the Boys Jake Hammond (36th) and Zak Hammond (89th) and in the Girls Pipi Barlow (29th) and Mia Davis (56th). While in the Kids Aquathlon Girls, Billie Elsum had a great race to finish 35th.
On Saturday the Queensland Cross Triathlon Champs was held in Brisbane over 1km Swim, 22.5km Mt Bike and 6km Trail Run. Its been a huge 2 weeks for Brodie Gardner and partner Kate Schultz welcoming the birth of their first Child Ollie, Brodie put a performance in that didn't see his rivals get close to him taking the OPENQueensland Championship Title convincingly. Unfortunately a mechanical on the Mt Bike course saw Jade Ingram have to withdraw from the race.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs - Lake Kawana 27.10.19 Senior - 750/20/5 Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place Female Erin Wooldridge - 6th Place Female Ryan Marsh - 8th Place Male Kayleigh Foster - 10th Place Female Macey Roberts - 11th Place Female Jorja Matthews - 14th Place Female Intermediate - 500/15/4 Peyton Craig - 5th Place Male Jericho Pogany - 24th Place Male Scott Marsh - 48th Place Male Junior Female - 300/10/2.5 Finn Barlow - 15th Place Female Primary School Aquathlon - 1km Run/200m Swim/1km Run Pipi Barlow - 29th Place Female Jake Hammond - 36th Place Male Mia Davis - 56th Place Female Zak Hammond - 89th Place Male Kids Aquathlon - 500m Run/100m swim/500m Run Billie Elsum - 35th Place Female
Queensland Cross Triathlon Championships - Redlands - 26.10.19 - 1/22.5/6 Brodie Gardner - 1st Place OPEN Male - Queensland Champion
Another successful weekend of results for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that raced at Queensland Athletics Champs in Cairns, Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 1, Challenge Mallorca Half Distance, Challenge China Full Distance and Tongyeong ITU World Cup.
State Athletics Champs where held in Cairns from Saturday to Tuesday. Peyton Craig was convincing in his wins in both the 3000m and 1500m qualifying for the National Champs 14 Years Male to be held in Perth. Also securing her spot for Nationals was Mackenzie Ofield who took out the 15 Years Female 3000m Walk. Jazi Coventry finished 4th 17 Years Female 800m and 1500
A small contingent went to Bribie Island to compete. In the Sprint Distance Jake Hynes exited the water in front fine tuning for Noosa Tri in 2 weeks. He lost some time on the bike and finished off strongly on the run for 3rd OPEN Male. Jessica Lee (35-39) and Jade Ingram (Athena) both landed on the podium with a 3rd place each. While in the Short Course, the ever consistent Marilyn Shrapnel took line honours in the 70-74 Female
while at Burleigh Heads on the weekend, Janelle McCosker lined up in their 2km Open water swim event where she just missed the podium in 4th 50-59. She is looking forward to moving up an age group next year.
At Challenge Mallorca over the half distance saw Marion Tuin back racing in the Professional Female. A rough swim as met when the gun went. Once out of the water Marion had a solid day on the bike and run to finish 12th
SCTA Club Members in action saw Kierra Sansome take 4th Place Professional Female at Challenge China, while in Tongyeong for the ITU World Cup saw Ryan Fisher 16th and first Aussie while Kelly Ann Perkins was 24th and 2nd Aussie. Both are lining up in Miyazaki World Cup this weekend.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Queensland Athletics Championships Cairns - 19-22.10.19 Peyton Craig - 1st Place 3000m 14 Years Male - Qualified for Nationals Peyton Craig - 1st Place 1500m 14 Years Male - Qualified for Nationals Mackenzie Ofield - 1st Place 3000m Walk 15 Years Female - Qualified for Nationals Jazi Coventry - 4th Place 800m 17 Years Female
Bribie Island Triathlon - 20.10.19 - 750/20/5 Jake Hynes - 3rd Place OPEN Male Jessica Lee - 3rd Place 35-39 years Male Jade Ingram - 3rd Place Athena Short Course - 300/10/3 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female
Burleigh Heads Ocean swim - 20.10.19 - 2km Janelle McCosker - 4th Place 50-59 Years Female Challenge Peguera - Mallorca - 19.10.19 - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - 12th Place PROFESSIONAL Female
Challenge Anhui China - 20.10.19 - 3.8/180/42.2 Kierra Sansome - 4th Place PROFESSIONAL Female
Tongyeong ITU World Cup - 19.10.19 - 750/20/5 Ryan Fisher - 16th ITU Male Kelly Ann Perkins - 24th Place ITU Female
Well done to all that raced over the weekend at Round 2 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Raby Bay and at the Hawaiian Ironman World Champs in Kona. Some great results form the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes.
At Raby Bay for Round # 2 of QTS saw a storm and rain the day before cool the water to 18 degrees on race morning. Some decided to wear wetsuits and some different. In the long Course, Lucy Bowden led the charge in the OPEN Females with another podium with 3rd place. In the Open Males we saw Paul Marchant (9th) and SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Ryan Marsh (11th) step up to the OPEN MALE for the first time. They gained some valuable experience that will be taken into future races. Nicholas Hull was 7th Open Male.
Both Alana Park 2nd (25-29) and Pauline Ashley 2nd (45-49) both had great races to land back on the podium again, while Rebecca Howell 4th (25-29) just missed the podium.
In the Super Sprint, SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Ella Wooldridge led the charge with the fastest Female and winner 16-19, while it had been a hard week for the Turner Family with Michelle passing away last weekend. With the Memorial service on Saturday, it was going to be hard for them to attend their first Triathlon without Michelle there supporting. But both had great races to make Michelle proud , and taking top spots on the podium with Gary 70-74 winner and Chloe 25-29 Winner. Erin Wooldridge 4th (16-19) just missed the podium and Jorja Matthews 9th (16-19) in the top 10. It was awesome to see a huge PB to Jericho Pogany and Scott Marsh finishing off strongly both in the 14-15 Years.
In the Enticer, Mia Wooldridge had a great race to not only win her category (U/14 Female) but was the fastest female and 4th overall amongst the boys and Zoe Davis is improving all the time. In the Kool Kids we saw improvements in their races from Heidi Craig, Mia Davis and Billie Elsum.
While over in Kona, Mitch Baker has been doing some open water swimming leading up to the big dance. Mitch had a solid day out where he finished 71st in a time of 9:39:30. SCTA Club Member Carrie Lester was in the mix for most of the day in the top 5 coming off the bike. She lost her nutrition early into the race and that cost her in the back end of the run. She went on to finish 8 in Professional Female in a time of 8:58:40
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 2 Raby Bay Triathlon - 13.10.19 Long Course - 900/25/6 Lucy Bowden - 3rd Place OPEN Female - 23rd Overall Alana Park - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 years Female Rebecca Howell - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Nicholas Hull - 7th Place OPEN Male Paul Marchant - 9th Place OPEN Male Ryan Marsh - 11th Place OPEN Male Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 1st Female Overall Chloe Turner - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Erin wooldridge - 4th Place 16-19 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Jorja Matthews - 9th Place 16-19 Years Female Jericho Pogany - 14th Place 14-15 Years Male Scott Marsh - 30th Place 14-15 Years Male Enticer 200/5/2 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place U/14 Years Female - Fastest Female - 4th Overall Zoe Davis - 15th Place U/14 Years Female Kool Kids 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 9th Place 10-11 Years Female Mia Davis - 12th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 28th Place 7-9 Years Female
Hawaiian Ironman World Champs - 13/10/19 - 3.8/180/41.2 Carrie Lester - 8th Place PROFESSIONAL Female Mitch Baker - 71st 30-34 Years Male