Another successful weekend for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at Western Sydney 70.3, Kingscliff Triathlon and National schools Athletics Championships.
Firstly at Kingscliff where we saw father and daughter with Matt and Romy Wolstencroft competing in the Open category. This was to be Romy's first ever Olympic Distance race and the bet was to combine the swim and run times to see who would take the Wolstencroft title. Matty held Romy off by 38 sec. Malin Olsson was just behind Romy in the end to finish 5th Open.
While in the Sprint distance, Jordan Gover continued his winning way (1st 45-49) and in the process was 3rd Male across the line. Mitch Baker also continued his podium finishes with 1st (25-29).
In the Tempta distance SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship recipient, Ryan Marsh, took out the Race title and 13 Years Title. The hard work being laid in the pool is paying off which saw him exit not far off the lead, but a blistering bike leg saw him lead off the bike and was never trouble from there taking out the race win from 127 competitors of all ages. Joshua Nixon had another solid race with a 7th place (13 Years)
Rounding out the Kids race was Matthew Nixon (8th) and Scott Marsh (14th) both in the 10-12 Years. Well done boys and all that raced at Kingscliff.
Down at Penrith for the Western Sydney 70.3, saw Kirra Seidel and Katy Duffield lining up in the Professional Female category. With defending champion Annabel Luxford leading the charge it was always going to be a tough day in the office. Both girls had solid swim and bikes but it was in the run that saw Kirra Seidel move to 2nd place and Katy Duffield in 5th. While Jaryd Hamilton (6th 25-29) had a strong bike that moved him thru the field.
Just around the corner in Sydney, Peyton Craig was lining up in the National Schools Athletics at Homebush stadium where he ran extremely well in tough competition to finish 2nd place 11 years Male 800m in a new PB of 2:17. Well down Bushie.
Kingscliff Triathlon - 27.11.16 - 1.5/40/10 Romy Wolstencroft - 4th Place Open Female Malin Olsson - 5th Place Open Female Matt Wolstencroft - 9th Place Open Male Sprint - 750/20/5 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 years Male - 3rd Overall Mitch Baker - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male Tempta - 300/10/2.5 Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 13 Years Male - RACE WINNER Joshua Nixon - 7th Place 13 Years Male Kids - 200/6/1 Matthew Nixon - 8th Place 10-12 Years Male Scott Marsh - 14th Place 10-12 Years Male
Western Sydney 70.3 - 27.11.16 - Penrith 1.9/90/21.1 Kirra Seidel - 2nd Place Professional Female Katy Duffield - 5th Place Professional Female Jaryd Hamilton - 6th Place 25-29 Years Male
National Schools Athletics Championships - 27.11.16 - Sydney Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 11 Years Male 800m
It was great to see Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athlete Brodie Gardner reach is ultimate goal of representing Australia in the Green and Gold at an Elite level. He lined up in the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships at Lake Crackenback with fellow SCTA member Tania Gover. As part of the Tre-X series we saw Kate Schultz with brothers Ryan and Scott Marsh race in the affiliated events at the World Championships weekend
The course for the World Champs was very tough with some strong technical aspects to it on the bike and run legs. With a water temp of 14 degrees it was going to be a wetsuit swim. Leading into the Race Brodie had a slight hip niggle and Tania had broken ribs so just getting to the start line was a mission in itself.
Both had solid races in tough fields. Brodie finished with a 12th place in the Elite Men's while Tania recorded 12th Place 40-44 Years Female. Brodie lined up in the Team Relay format on the Sunday where they joined 2 Elite and 2 Age Groupers together. Brodie anchored his team to a 3rd place behind the Australia 1 team and New Zealand.
In the affiliated sprint distance race in associatio0n with the World Champs Race weekend, we saw Kate Schultz line up. She had a great day out crossing the line as the Female Race Winner. While on the same day Ryan and Scott Marsh lined up in the Junior Race which saw both boys take 2nd place in the respective age categories.
ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships 18-20.11.16 - Lake Crackenback Brodie Gardner - 14th Place Elite Male Brodie Gardner - 3rd Place Team Relay (4 in a team) Tania Gover - 12th Place 40-44 Years Female Sprint Cross Triathlon - 20.11.16 Kate Schultz - 1st Place Years Female and 1st Overall Female Junior Cross Triathlon - 20.11.16 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 12-13 Years Male Scott Marsh - 2nd Place 10-11 Years Male
We will see SCTA athletes in action at Western Sydney 70.3 and at the Queensland Olympic Distance Champs at Kingscliff. Good luck to all racing
What a weeekend by Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes at Queensland Aquathlon Champs, QTS # 3 Kawana Triathlon, Malaysia Ironman, Challenge Shepparton and Hervey Bay 100 along with SCTA Juniors at Triathlon Queensland Junior Development Camp.
Round 3 of the Queensland Triathlon Series was run on SCTA Athletes home turf at Lake Kawana and the athletes didn't disappoint. With a storm rolling thru on Saturday afternoon it was always gonna make it extremely hot an humid for the race, especially when the sun came out.
Romy Wolstencroft had a strong swim and cycle to be only 1 min behind the Lead girls which included Australian Junior Rep and a World Aquathlon Champion and a Professional Female athlete. Romy sizzled up the run course to real all of them in on first 2km except for the lead female in which she did in the next 1km. She went on to claim her maiden win in a QTS race and $250 richer.
While fellow Junior, Jake Hynes, had a great swim to be in contention on the cycle leg. Towards the end Jake dropped from the lead pack. Once onto the run he found his legs pretty quickly and reeled in all but 2 of them to claim 3rd place and some cash.
In the age groups there were some great results with Kate Gazzard (Mates Wave Female), Mellissa Charlton (35-39) and Tahlea and Selena Corocoran (Female Team) claim 1st Place. Also taking the Race win in the Enticer being 1st Female overall, Jazzy Shults raced extremely well to claim the title. SCTA Junior Scholarship Recipients, Ryan Marsh 2nd (U/13) and Kaya Shults 3rd and 8th Female Overall (14-15) showed that after 2 days of racing that they still performed extremely well under tired bodies.
Mitch Baker was 2nd (25-29) along with Jordan Gover (40-44). While in 3rd place on the podium was Kayleigh Foster (U/13), Matthew Nixon (10-11). In the Open category Michael Hooper and Rachel James were both 7th place each. It was very pleasing to see the juniors of Jemma Hynes, Jake Hammond and Millie Meredith race extremely well and are seeing that progression with 6th and 7th's. Well done to Tim Jarrold also completing his first ever triathlon. Well done.
Hervey Bay 100 served up some terrible conditions by reports from the athletes with a choppy and wind affected swim, the cycle leg saw sections of the road that were ripped up and a no pass zone enforced (plenty of punctures - Olivia Latimer succumbed to one) and a very hot and humid run leg made for a tough day in the office.
Leading the charge was Katy Duffield - 3rd Open Female, in which she has steadily come back from a leg injury, saw that with some consistent run km's in her legs is making improvements each week. The big Fella, Zsolt Dallos had a great day to take out the race win (35-39) and be 5th Male Overall. While not in peak form, Katie Kenny had another strong showing with 2nd (40-44). Wade Scougall while battling a shoulder complaint raced well to just miss the podium in 4th (40-44)
In Victoria, Challenge Shepparton was on with Sarah Pye taking out 8th Place (35-39) while Husband Chris lined up in the Challenge Sprint to finish 8th Overall and 5th (26-29).
In Hervey Bay, The Roberts Girls lined up in the Wide Bay Regional Triathlon Trials in which we saw both be selected with Macey Taking out the Intermediate Female Win and Meg with 4th in Senior Girls.
At the Triathlon Queensland Aquathlon Champs we saw Jake Hynes lead the charge with 2nd Male overall and taking out the 16-17 Year State Title. Also claiming Qld Champ was Jordan Gover (45-49). Claiming Silver Medals were, Jazzy Shults (12-13), Kaya Shults (14-15), Rachel James (30-34) and Tania Gover (40-44). Just missing the podium in 4th was Ryan Marsh (12-13)
Finally in Malaysia for the Ironman in which always sees very warm and humid conditions. Jason Cook had a strong Swim and Cycle and faded in the run leg due to the conditions. Still broke the 12 hour mark with a 11:45:48. Well done Cookey
Well done to all that raced. Results below
Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 3 Kawana - 13.11.16 - 400/16/4 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female - Race Winner Jake Hynes - 3rd Place Open Male Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female Kate Gazzard - 1st Place Mates Wave Female Chubby Cheeks (Tahlea and Selena Corcoran) - 1st Place Female Teams Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place U/13 Years Male Mitch Baker - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Jordan Gover - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Kayleigh Foster - 3rd Place U/13 Years Female Kaya Shults - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Female Michael Hooper - 7th Place Open Male Rachel James - 7th Place Open Female Greg Rehbock - 11th Place 30-34 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 13th Place 45-49 Years Male Angie Hammond - 13th Place Mates Wave Female Tim Jarrold - 33rd Place Mates Wave Male Enticer - 200/7.5/2 Jazzy Shults - 1st Place U/14 Female - Race Winner Dakohta Soden - 22nd Place U/14 Male Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Matthew Nixon - 3rd Place 10-11 Years Male Jake Hammond - 6th Place 7-9 Years Male Millie Meredith - 7th Place 7-9 Years Female Jemma Hynes - 7th Place 10-11 Years Female Clare Mcculloch - 14th Place 10-11 Years Female Paige Hynes - 18th Place 10-11 Years Female Rhianna Corcoran - 27th Place 10-11 Years Female Zak Hammond - 32nd Place 7-9 Years Male
Hervey Bay 100 - 13.11.16 - 2/80/18 Katy Duffield - 3rd Place Open Female Zsolt Dallos - 1st Place 35-39 Years Male - 5th Male Overall Katie Kenny - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Wade Scougall - 4th Place 40-44 Years Male Jessica Lee - 12th Place 30-34 Years Female Ross Cattle - 12th Place 40-44 Years Male Jeremy Eddes - 43rd Place 40-44 Years Male
Challenge Shepparton - 13.11.16 - 1.9/90/21.1 Sarah Pye - 8th Place 35-39 Years Female Challenge Sprint - 700/30/7 Chris Pye - 5th Place 26-29 Years Male
Queensland Aquathlon Championships - 12.11.16 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - Queensland Champion Jake Hynes - 1st Place Place 16-17 Years Male - Queensland Champion - 2nd Overall Male Kaya Shults - 2nd Place Place 14-15 Years Female - 7th Female Overall Rachel James - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place 12-13 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 4th Place 12-13 Years Female Jake Hammond - 7th Place 7-9 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 7th Place 45-49 Years Male Finn Barlow - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Matthew Nixon - 9th Place 10-11 Years Male Scott Marsh - 12th Place 10-11 Years Male Zak Hammond - 16th Place 7-9 Years Male Pipi Barlow - 17th Place 7-9 Years Female
Lake Kawana Open Water Swim - 12.11.16 Rachel James - 2nd Place 1500m Female Ryan Marsh - 5th Place 500m Male Tahlea Corcoran - 10th Place 1000m Female
Wide Bay Regional Triathlon Trials - 12.11.16 Macey Roberts - 1st Place Intermediate Female Meg Roberts - 4th Place Senior Female
Malaysia Ironman - 12.11.16 - 3.8/180.41.2 Jason Cook - 24th Place 40-44 Years Male
A big weekend for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Junior Athletes at the Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs at Lake Kawana. It was the selection race for the Sunshine Coast Region to select a team to compete at the Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs in February next year.
SCTA Junior Athletes dominated the selection in the Triathlon with our juniors being the 1st Sunshine Coast Athlete in 4 of the 6 categories. One of those categories we didn't have an athlete and in the Senior Female unfortunately Romy Wolstencroft punctured early in the cycle leg after a great swim and would pressed hard for the race win. But that's racing.
It was a great hit out for the athletes to see where they are at the start of the season. With major races not till December and with athletes still in heavy training it was great to see how they would race in a tired presence. All in all they handled themselves very well and have taken some valuable experience that they will take into the coming races.
Peyton Craig (Aquathlon Male) took out the race win and a state title at the same time. Kayleigh Foster (Junior Female) had a great race set up by a strong swim to take 2nd place. Jake Hynes backed up well from Noosa Triathlon a week earlier to be pressing up the front but the legs were still a little heavy from the race. He finished 5th (Senior Male). Jazzy Shults showed great determination to take 6th (Junior Female).
The SCTA Junior Scholarship recipients both had solid days out racing with Kaya Shults 7th (Intermediate Female) with Ryan Marsh 11th (Junior Male) both came across as 1st Sunshine Coast region, While Meg Roberts 9th (Senior Female) continued her strong racing. Well done to the "Old Boy" Sam Penny who lined up in the Masters Pan Pac Swimming titles on the Gold Coast over the weekend where he bagged 3 medals with a win in the 50m Back and 3rd in 100m Breast and 200m Free. Nice Work Sam
Queensland All Schools Triathlon Championships - Lake Kawana - 06/11/16 Senior Male + Female - 750/20/5 Intermediate Male + Female - 600/16/4 Junior Male + Female - 400/12/3 Aquathlon Male + Female - 1/200/1 Kids Aquathlon Female - 500/100/500
Peyton Craig - 1st Place Aquathlon Male - State Champion Kayleigh Foster - 2nd Place Junior Female - 1st Sunshine Coast Region Jake Hynes - 5th Place Senior Male - 1st Sunshine Coast Region Jazzy Shults - 6th Place Junior Female - 2nd Sunshine Coast Region Kaya Shults - 7th Place Intermediate Female - 1st Sunshine Coast Region Meg Roberts - 9th Place Senior Female - 2nd Wide Bay Region Ryan Marsh - 11th Place Junior Male - 1st Sunshine Coast Region Emma Dann - 16th Place Intermediate Female - 1st Darling Downs Region Pipi Barlow - 18th Place Kids Aquathlon Female Macey Roberts - 26th Place Intermediate Female - 1st Wide Bay Region Finn Barlow - 40th Place Aquathlon Female Josh Nixon - 41st Place Junior Male - 4th Sunshine Coast region Tahlea Corcoran - 42nd Place Intermediate Female - 5th Sunshine Coast region Matthew Nixon - 48th Place Aquathlon Male Jemma Hynes - 66th Place Aquathlon Female Paige Hynes - 87th Place Aquathlon Female Scott Marsh - 96th Place Aquathlon Male Masters Pan Pac Swimming Champs - 04-06/11/16 Sam Penny - 1st 50 Back / 3rd 200m Free + 100 Breast
Another massive weekend of racing coming this weekend for SCTA Athletes in action at Queensland Aquathlon Championships, QTS # 3 Kawana Triathlon, HB 100 (which also doubles as the Wide Bay Schools Triathlon selection race) and Malaysian Ironman. Good luck to all racing
The 34th Edition of the Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival has been run and The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes recorded some great results. The Noosa Triathlon is the biggest Triathlon in the World and in some of the categories there are 400+ athletes on the start line.
Under perfect conditions with little wind and glassy conditions for the swim, it set up for some fast racing which was reflected in the times. The later the start time they had a bit of wind to contend with out on the course. The run leg became hotter as the day went along and if you were in one of those later waves it did take its toll on the athletes.
Jake Hynes led the charge in taking out the 15-19 title in his 3rd ever olympic distance race making it 2 wins from 3. Olivia Latimer dominated the Athenas to take out the win, While SCTA Junior scholarship recipient, Kaya Shults, along with Romy Wolstencroft and Alexandra Martin Wallace, called Team Muppets, took out the Open Female Teams and recorded 13th Overall Team. Michael Hooper had another great race at Noosa to be 2nd (20-24) and 25th Overall. Maureen Cummings just missed the podium in 4th (55-59) with Zsolt Dallos 5th (35-39).
Kirra Seidel (8th) and Rachel James (15th) both lined up in the Professional female field, in which I believe was stronger field than the mens race, and performed remarkably well in that company. The 40-44 Years Male and Female fields were extremely competitive and massive numbers in that category which saw the Shults duo of Scott (33rd) and Jen (37th) lead the charge.
Kaya Shults led the charge in the 1000m Ocean swim with 6th (13-15) with Sam Penny 14th (40-49) more noted for his 50m speed the 1000m was always going to be a stretch for him. Jazzy Shults had a great race in the Run swim Run on Wednesday which saw her 10th Overall Female and 6th in her category.
Well doen to all that raced. Results below.
Noosa Triathlon 30.10.16 - 1.5/40/10 Jake Hynes - 1st Place 15-19 Years Male - 35th Overall Olivia Latimer - 1st Place Athenas Team Muppets Kaya Shults / Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female Teams - 13th Team Overall Michael Hooper - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Male - 27th Overall Maureen Cummings - 4th Place 55-59 Years Female Zsolt Dallos - 5th Place 35-39 Years Male Kirra Seidel - 8th Place Professional Female Rachel James - 15th Place Professional Female Scott Shults - 33rd Place 40-44 Years Male Jen Shults - 37th Place 40-44 Years Female Robert Wilson - 39th Place 40-44 Years Male Teresa Soden - 43rd Place 40-44 Years Female Mitch Baker - 44th Place 25-29 Years Male Matt Carman - 48th Place 30-34 Years Male Ross Cattle - 77th Place 40-44 Years Male David Lanskey - 83rd Place 40-44 Years Male Jessica Lee - 84th Place 30-34 Years Female Greg Rehbock - 88th Place 30-34 Years Male Paul McDonald - 114th Place 35-39 Years Male Russell Mason - 125th Place Mates Wave James Loane - 214th Place 45-49 Years Male Ross Calder - 253rd Place 40-44 Years Male Jeremy Eddes - 389th Place 40-44 Years Male
1000 Ocean Swim Kaya Shults - 6th Place 13-15 Years Female Sam Penny - 14th Place 40-49 Years Male
Run Swim Run 26.10.16 - 2.5/1/2.5 Jazzy Shults - 6th Place 8-13 Years Female - 10th Female Overall
Well done to all that raced. Good luck to all the SCTA Juniors competing at All Schools Triathlon Champs this weekend at Lake Kawana and Sam Penny competing at Masters Pan Pacs Swimming.