A very successful weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action over the weekend.
Maleny was the scene for Race # 4 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series. A very tough and hilly course where all the athletes are tested. Ella Wooldridge (U/18 4km) and Mia Wooldridge (U/14 3km) took out the wins in their respective categories. Ryan Marsh (U/18 6km) was 3rd on the podium.
The end of season trip to Byron Bay for their annual Triathlon saw a small contingent of athletes head down. Lucy Bowden (OPEN Female) continued her great racing being 2nd Female Overall and some pocket money in the Olympic Distance.
In the Sprint Distance, both Jorja Matthews (14-15) and Rebecca Howell (20-24) landed on the podium with 2nd places, while birthday Boy Ron Craig (40-44) just miss the podium in 4th Place. Peyton Craig (Cycle + Run) Teamed up with the Coach Toby Coote (Swim) where they took out the Male Teams and overall win.
At the recent QA All Schools Cross Country and Short Course Cross Country Champs on 4th May, saw some great performances from Mia Wooldridge 4th (13 Girls), Chloe Turner 10th (Open Female), Ryan Marsh 15th (16 Boys). Erin Wooldridge 16th (16 Girls) and Macey Roberts 22nd (17 Girls).
At Wide Bay District Cross Country Jericho Pogany was 2nd (16 Male)
SCTA Club Members in action over the weekend included Carrie Lester Race Winner Gulf Coast 70.3 in Panama City, while in Chengdu China for the ITU World Cup Brittany Dutton was 12th and Romy Wolstencroft 20th in ELITE Female
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Allez Sport Cross Country Series Race # 4 - Maleny Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place U/18 Years Female 4km Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place U/14 Years Female 3km Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place U/18 Years Male 6km Erin Wooldridge - 6th Place U/18 Years Female 4km Jericho Pogany - 8th Place U/16 Years Male 4km
Byron Bay Triathlon - 11.05.19 Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10 Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place OPEN Female Sprint Distance - 750/20/5 Toby + Peyton - 1st Pace Male Teams - 1st Team Overall Jorja Matthews - 2nd Place 14-15 Years Female Rebecca Howell - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Female Ron Craig - 4th Place 40-44 Years Male
Chengdu ITU World Cup - 11.05.19 Brittany Dutton - 12th Place ELITE Female Romy Wolstencroft - 20th Place ELITE Female
Wide Bay district Cross Country - 08.05.19 Jericho Pogany - 2nd Place 16 Years Male
QA All Schools Cross Country Champsand Short Course Cross Country Champs - Yatala 04.05.19 Mia Wooldridge - 4th Place 13 Years Girls 3km Chloe Turner - 10th Place OPEN Female Ryan Marsh - 15th Place 16 Years Male 4km Erin Wooldridge - 16th Place 16 Years Girls 4km Macey Roberts - 22nd Place 17 Years Girls 4km
Been a very hectic 2 weeks of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at World ITU Multisport World Championships in Spain, National Schools Triathlon Championships at Lake Kawana, Port Macquarie and Busselton 70.3, Challenge Riccione, Milne Bay Run Challenge, Allez Sport Cross Country series race # 3, WTS Bermuda, Gladstone Harbour Festival Run and Sunshine Coast District School Cross Country.
At the World Championships in Spain, we had 2 athletes racing. One in the Duathlon, Margo Mackintosh and one in the Aquathlon and Aquabike, Jordan Gover. Margo had a great day out in the Sprint distance Duathlon 5/20/2.5 where she was the fastest female on the day and taking the World Title in the 35-35 Years Female. Unfortunately for Jordan he torn his calf while being a guide in Para Tri Milan World Cup the week before the race, but was able to get to that start line to finish 9th 45-49 Years Male. The winner of his race was 2nd overall. Jordan lined up in the aquabike, but unfortunately 2 punctures put him out of action and his day was over early into the bike leg.
On home Turf the SCTA Juniors used the home ground advantage to take on the other juniors from around the country at the National Schools Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships at Lake Kawana. From a coaching point when it comes together it is great tom see. All 3 of them executed their races to the best of their ability. After 16 years of athletes at the National Schools Champs, we not only got 1, but 2 National Schools Titles. We had gone close before with 6 podiums.
Peyton Craig led the charge with the first race of the day and set the proceedings for a ripper start. A great swim had him 2nd onto the bike and a small group rode together and were eventually caught by the 2nd pack. So the front pack contained about 8 riders. It was going to come down to a run race and we knew we had done the work and had the speed on the opposition. Once onto the run Peyton stamped his authority and went straight to the front. Established a 10 sec lead and controlled the race from there taking out the National Title as the current SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder. well done Peyto
Both Jazi Coventry and Ella Wooldridge lined up in the Senior Female race. 2 contrasting athletes where Jazi is a dominate swimmer and Ella the swim her weakest leg. Jazi went straight to front and led the swim. Ella had a good start but got caught up in a bit of turbulence with other swimmers and got out of the water 1.15 behind Jazi.
Onto the bike and Jazi was controlling out in front. She was joined by a Victorian and the 2 of them worked really good over the 5 lap technical bike course to exit together with a lead over the 2nd pack.
Ella had to make up and push the bike course. After the first lap she was 40 secs down to Jazi and only 20 sec off the 2nd pack. She was taking time out of all the riders on the course. Unfortunately she came down just after the start of the 2nd lap. Just pushed it too hard and paid the consequences. At this stage she was in 13th spot. In true Ella style back on the bike and continued to chase hard.
Onto the run and both Jazi and Ella had great runs. Jazi had the fastest run of the day to consolidate her lead and was never in trouble out the front and went on to take out the National Title. Ella had the 2nd fastest run, only 3 sec behind Jazi, to end up in a sprint finish to take out 6th place. Well done Jazi and Ella
In the Mixed Team Relays, Peyton added another National Title with a win in the Junior Mixed Team, while Jazi 2nd All Age Mixed Team and Ella 3rd Senior Mixed Team. In the Aquathlon Mixed Team Relay, Heidi Craig was 12th.
It was great to see so many SCTA athletes and families come down and support Peyton, Jazi and Ella. it made a huge difference for them out racing. I am very fortunate to have a great culture within SCTA where they came down and support each other. Yes it is an individual sport but these results are from the support and help, not just from the sidelines, but also from the training environment. A massive Thanks from the Coach
Massive weekend of racing for the 70.3 athletes with them at 3 different races with Port Mac 70.3 where Zsolt Dallos had a great race to claim 8th 35-39 and Scott Gross 32nd 30-34. Over at Busso for the Australian 70.3 Champs saw SCTA Club Member Kierra Sansome take on a quality field to come away with 7th Pro Female, while Marion Tuin lined up at Riccione where the day had a bit of everything with Sun, cold temps and a Hail storm in the mix where she came away with 11th Pro Female in a very strong European Field
At the Milne Bay 7km Run Challenge, SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Macey Roberts took the charge for the females to take out the win on a very tough course where she was 2nd overall. In the Teams challenge, Macey's Team finished 3rd Overall
The rain fell for the Bermuda WTS where SCTA Club Member Ryan Fisher finished 19th in a very competitive field.
At the QUT 5km Classic Run, Chloe Turner lined up against a very talented female field to record one of her fastest 5km since resuming back racing to finish 6th Elite Female in 19.22
Ewen Maddock Dam was the venue for Race # 3 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series. Michael Hooper continued his strong running with a 2nd U/40 10km, while the birthday Girl Maddi Dutton was 5th U/40 6km and Jessica Lee was 7th U/40 10km.
Over the Easter weekend the Craig Family went back to Gladstone for Easter and competed in the Gladstone Harbour Festival Fun Run over the 3km distance. Coach Toby set a handicap time with Heidi getting a 2.5 min time allowance. Peyton took the race win out with a 9.47, which meant Heidi needed to run faster than a 13.17 in which she did 12.57 to take out 1st Sub Junior Female and 3rd Female overall. Heidi has the bragging rights till next years run.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below World ITU Multisport Championships - 28.04.19 - 05.05.19 Duathlon Sprint - 5km Run / 20km Cycle / 2.5km Run Margot Mackintosh - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female - Fastest Female Overall - WORLD CHAMPION Aquathlon - 1km Swim / 5km Run Jordan Gover - 9th Place 45-49 Years Male
National Schools Triathlon Championships - Lake Kawana - 03.05.29 - 06.05.19 Senior Female - 750/20/5 Jazi Coventry - 1st Place Senior Female - National Champion Ella Wooldridge - 6th Place Senior Female Junior Male - 300/10/2 Peyton Craig - 1st Place Junior Male - National Champion Mixed Team Relays Peyton Craig - 1st Place Junior Mixed Team - National Champion Jazi Coventry - 2nd Place All Age Mixed Team Ella Wooldridge - 3rd Place Senior Mixed Team Heidi Craig - 12th Place Aquathlon Mixed Team
Challenge Riccione - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - 11th Place ELITE Female
Port Macquarie 70.3 - 1.9/90/21.1 - 05.05.19 Zsolt Dallos - 8th Place 35-39 Years Male Scott Gross - 32nd Place 30-34 Years Male
Busselton 70.3 - 1.9/90/21.1 - 05.05.19 Kierra Sansome - 7th Place PROFESSIONAL Female
District Schools Cross Country Champs - 28.04.19 - 03.05.19 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place 13 Years Girls 3km Erin Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16 Years Girls 4km Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 16 Years Boys 4km Ella Wooldridge - 3rd Place 17-19 Years Girls 4km Kayleigh Foster - 4th Place 16 Years Girls 4km Thomas Clarke - 5th Place 17-19 Years 6km
Milne Bay 7km Run Challenge - 28.04.19 Macey Roberts - 1st Place Female - 2nd Overall Macey Roberts - 3rd Place Teams Challenge
Gladstone Harbour Festival 3km Fun Run - 19.04.19 Peyton Craig - 1st Place Junior Male - RACE WINNER Heidi Craig - 1st Place Sub Junior Female - 3rd Female Overall
QUT 5km Classic Run - 28.04.19 Chloe Turner - 6th Place ELITE Female
WTS Bermuda - 28.04.19 - 1.5/40/10 Ryan Fisher - 19th Place ELITE Male
Allez Sport Cross Country Series Race # 3 - 28.04.19 Michael Hooper - 2nd Place U/40 Years Male 10km Maddison Dutton - 5th Place U/40 Years Female 6km Jessica Lee - 7th Place U/40 Years Female 10km
Another big weekend of racing that was very successful by the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes.
Moreton Bay Triathlon doubled as the Oceania Championships for the Elite and U/23 Athletes while in the OD it was the Queensland Championships. For the Clubs it was Club Championships as well. Lucy Bowden continued her dominate with 2 wins from 2 races with both being the first female Overall home. She took out the State Championships 25-29. Other State Champions included Peyton Craig (U/14), Brett Stalley (55-59).
In the Sprint Distance Jazi Coventry (16-19 and Fastest Female), Rebecca Howell (20-24) and Ron Craig (Clydesdale 90-99) all landed on top of the dais with Category wins. Just missing the podium was Ella Wooldridge (16-19 and 6th Female Overall) and Ryan Marsh (14-15) with 4th places.
SCTA Club Members in the OTU Oceania Championships saw Kelly Ann Perkins take out the Race Win and Oceania Elite Title, while Brittany Dutton claimed the U/23 Oceania Title and 6th place in the Elite.
Round # 2 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series was held at Ben Bennet Park. Michael Hooper claimed 3rd place (U/40) with Jessica Lee 5th (U/40 Female) in the 10km, while Maddi Dutton 6th (U/40 Female) in the 6km.
Down at Challenge Melbourne, Paul Marchant had a strong race to finish 13th (25-29) while SCTA Club Member Kierra Sansome lined up in the ELITE Female to claim 10th Place
SCTA Members dominated the Triathlon Queensland State Series Point score with Age Category wins to Peyton Craig, Ryan Marsh, Ella Wooldridge with 2nd Places to Jazi Coventry, Romy Wolstencroft and Paul Marchant while with 3rd Places to Mia Wooldridge
Congratulations to Coach Toby Coote, for being named Triathlon Queensland Junior Coach of the Year 2018-19. Well done to all that competed. Full results below Moreton Bay Triathlon - 14.04.19 Olympic Distance 1.5/40/10 - OTU Oceania Championships - Elite / U/23 Kelly Ann Perkins - 1st Place ELITE Female - Oceania Champion Brittany Dutton - 1st Place U/23 Years Female - Oceania Champion Romy Wolstencroft - 6th Place U/23 Years Female Jake Hynes - 34th Place U/23 Years Male
Olympic Distance 1.5/40/10 - Queensland Championships Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - First Female Overall - Queensland Champion Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male - Queensland Champion
Sprint Distance 750/20/5 Jazi Coventry - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 1st Female Overall Rebecca Howell - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female Ron Craig - 1st Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Male Ella Wooldridge - 4th Place 16-19 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Ryan Marsh - 4th Place 14-15 Years Male Erin Wooldridge - 10th Place 14-15 Years Female Lance Weatherburn - 10th Place 35-39 years Male Jorja Matthews - 15th Place 14-15 Years Female
Enticer - 300/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - 1st Overall - Queensland Champion Mia Wooldridge - 9th Place U/14 Years Female Finn Barlow - 20th Place U/14 Years Female Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Pipi Barlow - 11th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 17th Place 7-9 Years Female
Allez Sport Cross Country Race # 2 Ben Bennet Park - 14.04.19 Michael Hooper - 3rd Place 10km U/40 Years Male Jessica Lee - 5th Place 10km U/40 Years Female Maddison Dutton - 6th Place 6km U/40 Years Female Mark Corocoran - 16th Place 40-49 Years Male
Challenge Melbourne - 1.9/90/21.1 - 14.04.19 Kierra Sansome - 10th Place ELITE Female Paul Marchant - 13th Place 25-29 Years Male
Triathlon Queensland Junior Coach of the Year 2018-19 Toby Coote
Triathlon Queensland State Series Point score Peyton Craig - 1st Place 12-13 Years Male Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-17 Years Female Jazi Coventry - 2nd Place 16-17 Years Female Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 18-19 Years Female Paul Marchant - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Mia Wooldridge - 3rd Place 12-13 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female Kaya Shults - 4th Place 16-17 Years Female Gary Turner - 4th Place 70-74 Years Male Macey Roberts - 5th Place 16-17 Years Female Tania Gover - 7th Place 40-44 Years Female Pipi Barlow - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Finn Barlow - 8th Place 12-13 Years Female Brett Stalley - 8th Place 55-59 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 10th Place 25-29 Years Female Wade Scougall - 10th Place 40-44 Years Male Heidi Craig - 11th Place 10-11 Years Female Jake Hynes - 11thy Place 18-19 Years Male Chloe Turner - 11th Place 25-29 years Female
Another massive weekend and awesome results from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon with both the Australian Sprint and Aquathlon Championships, Xterra Rotorua and Cliff to Club Swim.
On Sunday, Perfect Conditions greeted the athletes at The Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon doubling as the Triathlon Australia Australian Sprint Champs. The Ladies dominated proceedings with 3 in the top 4 Overall with Lucy Bowden Fastest Female, Jazi Coventry 3rd Female Overall and Ella Wooldridge 4th Female Overall. National champions included Lucy Bowden (25-29), Jazi Coventry (16-19), SCTA / PA Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig (U/14 Enticer Race Winner) Picking up Silver medals to Ella Wooldridge (16-19) , Mia Wooldridge (U/14 Enticer), Brett Stalley (55-59) and Bronze medal to Paul Marchant (25-29) and Gary Turner (70-74). Ron Craig (Clydesdale 90-99Kg) was 3rd but not a championships category.
Erin Wooldridge (14-15) was unlucky again to just miss the podium with 4th. SCTA / PA Junior Scholarship Holder Macey Roberts (16-19) had a very strong race to take 6th place.
Jake Hynes missed a start in the OTU draft legal but turned that into a positive to take out the OPEN Male title. SCTA Club Members Kelly-Ann Perkins Elite Female Champ taking out the OTU Oceania Sprint Cup and Romy Wolstencroft Bronze Medal Elite Female finishing 5th Overall.
On Saturday SCTA Athletes lined up in the Triathlon Australia National Aquathlon Championships with newly crowned Australian Champions to Jazi Coventry (16-19) and SCTA / PA Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig (U/14 Enticer). Silver Medals to Lucy Bowden (25-29), Ella Wooldridge (16-19), Mia Wooldridge (U/14 Enticer) and Rebecca Howell (20-24) with a bronze. Both Erin Wooldridge (14-15) and Heidi Craig (10-11) both in 4th places just missing the podium.
Great job from the SCTA crew with tally from the weekend with 6 x Australian Champions, 5 x Silver Medals and 5 x Bronze Medals. From a coaching perspective I couldn't have asked for better performances than what we saw over the weekend. The hard work and consistency over the past months have paid off. and we have seen the results from the weekend. A few more races to go till end of the season. Keep up the great work and well done to each of you all.
At the Cliff to Club Swim, Janelle McCosker lined up in the 2.5km Swim where she had a great race to come away with 2nd 50-59 Years Female.
Across the ditch in NZ, Brodie Gardner was lining up for his 2nd race within a week at Xterra Rotorua . The travel took its toll from Taiwan last week back to Australia and then out to NZ. He didn't have the best of races but battle his way to finish in the Top 10 in 10th Spot in the Elite Men.
Monday saw fast and furious short course Mixed Team Relays on the Gold Coast post Luke Harrop Memorial. 16 teams lined up in 2 heats of 8, with 8 teams in the "A" Final and 8 teams in the "B" Final for their second race. Distance of 300m Swim, 7km Cycle and 1500m Run. Chloe Turner was in Team Australia Blue while Jazi Coventry was in Team X-Border. Chloe's team made the "A" Final where they finished 8th. While Jazi's Team won the "B" Final
On Friday Night The Event Crew launched the Luke Harrop Foundation. SCTA Coach Toby Coote and Junior scholarship Holders Macey Roberts and Peyton Craig were in attendance supporting the initiative from The Event Crew. While on Sunday Night at the Triathlon Australia Awards Night Mia Wooldridge was awarded Youth B Female Series Champion while Peyton Craig was awarded Silver Youth B Male Series
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial 06-07.04.19 OTU Oceania Sprint Cup - Doubling as Australian Elite Championships Kelly Ann Perkins - 1st Place ELITE Female - Australian Champion Romy Wolstencroft - 5th Place ELITE Female - Bronze Australian Champion Brittany Dutton - 13th Place ELITE Female Chloe Turner - 43rd Place ELITE Female Australian Sprint Championships - 750/20/5 Jake Hynes - 1st Place OPEN Male - Race Winner Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - Australian Champion - Female Race Winner Jazi Coventry - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - Australian Champion - 3rd Female Overall Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female - Silver Australian Champion - 4th Female Overall Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male - Silver Australian Champion Paul Marchant - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Male - Bronze Australian Champion Gary Turner - 3rd Place 70-74 Years Male - Bronze Australian Champion Ron Craig - 3rd Place 90-99kg Clydesdale Macey Roberts - 6th Place 16-19 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 7th Place 14-15 Years Male Jorja Matthews - 7th Place 14-15 Years Female Rebecca Howell - 7th Place 20-24 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 7th Place 25-29 Years Female Enticer 300/6.7/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Australian Champion - Race Winner Pauline Ashley - 1st Place 45+ Years Female Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female - Silver Australian Champs Kool Kids 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 12th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 17th Place 7-9 Years Female
Australian Aqauthlon Championships - 750m Swim / 5km Run Jazi Coventry - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - Australian Champion - Female Race Winner Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female - Silver Australian Champion - 5th Female Overall Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female - Silver Australian Champion - 7th Female Overall Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 20-24 Years Female - Bronze Australian Champion Erin Wooldridge - 4th Place 14-15 Years Female Enticer 300m Swim / 2.5km Run Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Australian Champion - Race Winner Mia Wooldridge - 4th Place U/14 Years Female - Bronze Australian Champs Kids Aquathlon - 100m Swim / 500m Run Heidi Craig - 4th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 5th Place 7-9 Years Female
Mixed Team Relay Invitational Gold Coast - 07.04.19 Chloe Turner - 8th Place "A" Final Jazi Coventry - 1st Place "B" Final Xterra Rotorua - 06.04.19 - 1/26/11 Brodie Gardner - 10th Place ELITE Male
Cliff to Club - 07.04.19 - 2.5km Swim Janelle McCosker - 2nd Place 50-59 Years Female
Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium athletes were racing at Kingscliff Triathlon, Battle on the Balonne, ITU World Cup New Plymouth, Wishlist Charity Run and Allez Sport Cross Country # 1.
Also a massive thanks to all the Volunteers that helped at Triathlon Pink Sunshine Coast. 10 came and supported the event by giving up their time and the donation that SCTA will gain from it goes back into equipment for the Squad. A big thanks to Lucy Bowden, Rebecca Howell, Tania Gover, Anna Eaton, Jan Wanklyn, Wooldridge Family and Matthews Family.
Down at Kingscliff for the Triathlon where they had Olympic Distance and the Sprint Distance which doubled as the Queensland Sprint Champs where we had Ryan Marsh compete in the 13-15 Years where he took out 2nd place and was 5th Overall. Leading into the race Ryan was leading the Triathlon Queensland State Series in his category. In the Olympic Distance Brie Murphy had a great race to take out her category win in 25-29 Female.
In Taiwan, Brodie Gardner headed over for the Xterra Asia Pacific Championships. On a very tough course, Brodie had a great race to come away with 8th Place Elite Battle on the Balonne saw the return of SCTA Club Member Kierra Sansome for her first race in a while and she put it out there and had a great race to take the Female Race Title and some cash with a 7th Overall.
The first round of the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country was run at the Corbould Park where the recent rain made it a true cross country with muddy and slippery conditions. Both Jericho Pogany and Jessica Lee had solid runs. While at the Wishlist 5km Run Charlotte Durand took the category win in senior Female and 2nd Female overall.
Across the ditch in NZ for the ITU World Cup New Plymouth saw SCTA Club Members Kelly Ann Perkins 11th Elite Female while Ryan Fisher was 16th Elite Male
Well done to all that raced. Full Results below Kingscliff Triathlon - 31.03.19 Olympic Distance Brie Murphy - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Sprint Distance - Queensland Champs Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 13-15 Years Male - 5th Overall
Xterra Asia Pacific Championships - 1.5/26/10 - 30.03.19 Brodie Gardner - 8th Place ELITE Male Battle on the Balonne - 1.5/40/10 - 31.03.19 Kierra Sansome - 1st Place OPEN Female - 7th Overall
ITU World Cup New Plymouth - 750/20/5 - 31.03.19 Kelly Ann Perkins - 11th Place ELITE Female Ryan Fisher - 16th Place ELITE Male
Sunshine Coast Cross Country # 1 - 31.03.19 Jericho Pogany - 5th Place U/16 Years Male 4km Jessica Lee - 8th Place U/40 Years Female 10km
Wishlist 5km Run - 31.03.19 Charlotte Durand - 1st Place Senior Female - 2nd Female Overall
Another weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action over the weekend with the Finale of the Bribie Triathlon Series # 4, Queensland Little Athletics Championships in Townsville and at The Super League Qualifier in Bali.
At Bribie perfect conditions for racing greeted the athletes. Only a small contingent racing with SCTA Club Member Romy Wolstencroft taking out the OPEN Female Title and 3rd overall. Jessica Lee continued her consistency at these events with another top 5 in her category with 5th.
In the Just Tri It Thomas Clarke took another win in the 15-16 as did Marilyn Shrapnel in the 70-74. Jorja Matthews took out the Female 1500m swim win the day before.
Up in Townsville for the Queensland Little Athletics Championships saw Jericho Pogany PB in both his medal events where he finished 3rd in the 1500m and 800m.
SCTA Club Member Ryan Fisher headed to Bali for the Super League Qualifier in Bali. Some hot, humid conditions and the racing was explosive. Ryan won both days of racing and cemented his spot in the Super League Series.
The points were added to the National ITU Junior / Youth Series for 2018-19 where Mia Wooldridge took the win ITU Youth B Female Series, while SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig was 2nd ITU Youth B Male Series
In the Queensland Triathlon Series point score for 2018-19 saw Ella Wooldridge (16-19), Michael Hooper (20-24) and Paul Marchant (25-29) take out their respective category wins. 2nd places went to Jazi Coventry (16-19) and Gary Turner (70-74). Just missing the podium with 4th was Rebecca Howell (20-24) and Mia Wooldridge (U/14 Enticer). Well done to all that raced the series. Some great results throughout the year. SCTA finished 6th Place in the Clubs Point score.
Well done to all that Raced. Full results below Bribie Triathlon Series Race # 4 - 24.03.19 Long Course 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place OPEN Female Jessica Lee - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Short Course 300/10/3 Thomas Clarke - 1st Place 15-16 Years Male Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female Open Water Swim - 1500m Jorja Matthews - 1st Place Female
Queensland Little Athletics Championships - Townsville - 22-24.03.19 Jericho Pogany - 3rd Place 1500m Jericho Pogany - 3rd Place 800m
Super League Triathlon Series Qualifier Bali - 23-24.03.19 Ryan Fisher - Day 1 Race Winner Ryan Fisher - Day 2 Race Winner - Qualified for the Super League Series
Triathlon Australia Junior / Youth Series 2018-19 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place ITU Youth B Female Peyton Craig - 2nd Place ITU Youth B Male Ella Wooldridge - 9th Place ITU Junior Female Jazi Coventry - 11th Place ITU Junior Female Ryan Marsh - 11th Place ITU Youth A Male Erin Wooldridge - 17th Place ITU Youth B Female
Queensland Triathlon Series 2018-19 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male Paul Marchant - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male Jazi Coventry - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female Gary Turner - 2nd Place 70-74 Years Male Rebecca Howell - 4th Place 20-24 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 5th Place 14-15 Years Female Brett Stalley - 5th Place 55-59 Years Male Peyton Craig - 6th Place U/13 Years Male Ron Craig - 6th Place 90-99kg Clydesdale Jordan Gover 6th Place 45-49 Years Male Ryan Marsh - 7th Place 14-15 Years Male Kaya Shults - 7th Place 16-19 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 8th Place 25-29 Years Female Chloe Turner - 9th Place 25-29 Years Female Tania Gover - 10th Place 40-44 Years Female Jorja Matthews - 10th Place 14-15 Years Female Enticer Mia Wooldridge - 4th Place U/14 Years Female Peyton Craig - 7th Place U/14 Years Male
The 27th running of the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival had everything over the weekend with fast and furious racing, Australian Titles on the line, storms and heavy rain and hot and humid conditions. It had it all.
The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium athletes raced extremely well with a new Australian Champion with Jordan Gover taking out the 45-49 Years. We added another 3 Australian silver medals as well to the Honour Board making it 81 Australian Championships Medals with Michael Hooper 20-24 (First Sunshine Coast Local Home), Nicholas Hull 30-34 and Brett Stalley 55-59.
Carol Wooldridge in her first Mooloolaba and OD race took 2nd Athena's, but unfortunately there is no Australian Medals for this category. Lucy Bowden just missed the podium in 25-29 with a 4th. Not bad as she had to change her tyre due to a puncture and could of possibly have been on that podium. SCTA took out 2nd place Tri Podium Point score where they took your best 5 results. Awesome job from the Team.
While SCTA Club Members Romy Wolstencroft was 3rd Open Elite Female and in the ITU World Cup Kelly Ann Perkins was 8th in the Female while Ryan Fisher was 15th in the Men. Kaya Shults was 4th 15-19
The addition of the Sprint Distance Draft Legal Triathlon was successful for not only the race, but SCTA Athletes with Tania Gover 1st 41-50, Chloe Turner 2nd 21-30 and 3rd places to Pauline Ashley 41-50 and Gary Turner 61+. 5th places to Mick Glover 31-40 and Rebecca Howell 21-30.
The 1km Titan Ocean Swim was run in perfect conditions with a few waves but a lot of running. There were a handful of SCTA athletes swimming with SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Peyton Craig 7th Open Male. SCTA Club Members Romy Wolstencroft 1st Junior Female while Brittany Dutton 6th Open Female.
On the Friday a lot of the SCTA Juniors were laced up to run the 5km Twilight run, but a massive storm hit prior to the run start and the race had to be cancelled due to safety reasons. The right call was made as it didn't clear for hours afterwards.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival - Australian Age Group Championships - 15 - 17.03.19 ITU World Cup - 750/20/5 Kelly Ann Perkins - 8th Place Female Ryan Fisher - 15th Place Male Mooloolaba Triathlon - 1.5/40/10 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - Australian Champion Michael Hooper - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Male - First Sunshine Coast Male / Silver Australian Champs Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male - Silver Australian Champs Nicholas Hull - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Male - Silver Australian Champs Carol wooldridge - 2nd place Athena's SCTA - 2nd Place Tri Club Podium Point score Romy Wolstencroft - 3rd Place Open Elite Female - First Sunshine Coast Female Lucy Bowden - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Kaya Shults - 4th Place 15-19 Years Female Ella Wooldridge - 5th Place Mixed Teams Kitouli Wood - 8th Place 15-19 Years Female Ron Craig - 9th Place Premium Mates Wave Maddison Dutton - 11th Place 20-24 Years Female John Maunder - 13th Place 25-29 Years Male Janelle McCosker - 13th Place Female Teams Wade Scougall - 17th Place 40-44 Years Male Jake Hynes - 18th Place Open Elite Male Norm Marsh - 28th Place 50-54 Years Male Grant Elliot - 33rd Place Premium Mates Wave Jessica Lee - 41st Place 35-39 Years Female Greg Rhebock - 52nd Place 30-34 Years Male Drew Walker - 63rd Place 40-44 Years Male Lance Weatherburn - 76th Place 35-39 years Male Ella Craig - 76th Place Mixed Teams Mark Corcoran - 106th Place 45-49 Years Male Sprint Distance - 750/20/5 Draft Legal Tania Gover - 1st Place 41-50 Years Female Chloe Turner - 2nd Place 21-30 years Female - 5th Female Overall Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 41-50 Years Female Gary Turner - 3rd Place 60+ Years Male Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 21-30 Years Female Mick Glover - 5th Place 31-40 Years Male Toni Weller - 7th Place 41-50 Years Female
Mooloolaba 1km Ocean swim - 16.03.19 Peyton Craig - 7th Place OPEN Male Ron Craig - 19th Place Legend Male
The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Juniors have been going to the Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships for the past 15 years, where we have had at least 1 athlete be selected for the Qld Team each year. Prior to this weekend 49 had been selected. In the 16th Year, SCTA had 3 more athletes added to the Honour Board of making the Qld Team.
During the night a massive downpour occurred at Hervey Bay, but we woke to dry roads, a light breeze and cloudy conditions. The Senior Male and Female were up first starting at 8:00am followed by the Intermediates and then the Juniors. SCTA had 12 racing which included the Junior Scholarship Holders of Macey Roberts and Peyton Craig.
In the Junior Female (36 athletes) over the distance of 750/20/5 Jazi Coventry led the swim out and had a strong bike to come off with the leader, while Ella Wooldridge had a strong swim by her behalf and rode thru the field to come off the bike in 3rd. Ella ran well to take 2nd place with Jazi in 3rd place only 12 seconds behind. SCTA Junior scholarship holder Macey Roberts (Darling Downs) had a strong day out finishing off with a very strong run to move herself into 11th Place.
The progression from last year to this year saw all 3 girls move into the Seniors from Intermediate Jazi Coventry - 2017 3rd Place Intermediate Female / 2018 3rd Place Senior Female Macey Roberts - 2017 16th Place Intermediate Female / 2018 11th Place Senior Female Ella Wooldridge - 2017 - NSW / 2018 2nd Place Senior Female
In the Intermediate Males (68 athletes) was held over the 500/15/4 and was a very competitive field. Anyone of 10 athletes could have taken the title out on their respective day. And we saw that that with a large group coming off the bike together. Ryan Marsh had a good swim and had one the fastest rides to put himself in contention with the top 8 off the bike. On exiting the run he ripped his shoe slightly open. He had been battling a chest infection for the past 2 weeks which has happened his breathing. He finished off in 10th. Jack Dann (Darling Downs) put a strong swim and cycle together and ran strongly for him to hold on to 29th place, while Jericho Pogany (Wide Bay) who does a lot of his training at home via a program made his debut at this level with a strong showing to finish 36th and learnt some valuable lessons as well.
The progression from last year to this year Ryan Marsh - 2017 17th Place Intermediate Male / 2018 10th Place Intermediate Male Jack Dann - 2017 45th Place Intermediate Male / 2018 29th Place Intermediate Male Jericho Pogany - 2018 36th Place Intermediate Male
The Intermediate Females (69 athletes) was no different to the Males. A very competitive field and some very close racing. Erin Wooldridge led the charge in the girls and was riding well to be up there in the front, however was done for drafting which meant a 3 min penalty!! She put it behind and ran extremely well to finish 10th. Kayleigh Foster had a great swim and run to finish 27th, while Jorja Matthews rode well and worked thru the run to finish 31st.
The progression from last year to this year Erin Wooldridge - 2017 NSW - 2018 10th Place Intermediate Female Kayleigh Foster - 2017 13th Place Intermediate Female / 2018 27th Place Intermediate Female Jorja Matthews - 2017 38th Place Intermediate Female / 2018 31st Place Intermediate Female
In the Junior Male (85 athletes) over the 300/10/2, SCTA Junior scholarship Holder Peyton Craig had a strong swim and then fastest run to take the title after being 30 seconds down off the bike. He turned the tide on the 2 competitors that beat him the week before. Scott Marsh battle his way to the end after a recent operation on his nose and just getting some fitness back to finish 84th. The progression from last year to this year Peyton Craig - 2017 8th Place Junior Male / 2018 1st Place Junior Male Scott Marsh - 2017 67th Place Junior Male / 2018 84th Place Junior Male
While in the Junior Female (74 athletes) Mia Wooldridge racing girls a year older than her, had a strong swim for her, worked her way on the bike and then had the fastest run overall, with only 2 Junior Boys running faster than her. She ran herself into 10th place. This was her first year being able to compete in the Triathlon
We had 3 Primary School Juniors that lined up in the Aquathlon with a 1km Run / 200m Swim / 1km Run . In the Females (85 Athletes) Heidi Craig had a great race to take out 43rd and 4th Sunshine Coast while Zoe Davis was 75th. In the Males (86 Athletes) Jake Hammond was 54th and was 5th Sunshine Coast.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships - Hervey Bay 08-09.03.19 Senior Female - 750/20/5 Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place - Qualified for Queensland Team Jazi Coventry - 3rd Place - Qualified for Queensland Team Macey Roberts - 11th Place Intermediate Male - 500/15/4 Ryan Marsh - 10th Place Jack Dann - 29th Place Jericho Pogany - 36th Place Intermediate Female - 500/15/4 Erin Wooldridge - 10th Place Kayleigh Foster - 27th Place Jorja Matthews - 31st Place Junior Male - 300/10/2 Peyton Craig - 1st Place - Qualified for the Queensland Team Scott Marsh - 84th Place Junior Female - 300/10/2 Mia Wooldridge - 10th Place Aquathlon Primary School Male - 1km Run / 200m Swim / 1km Run Jake Hammond - 54th Place Aquathlon Primary School Female - 1km Run / 200m Swim / 1km Run Heidi Craig - 43rd Place Zoe Davis - 75th Place
A massive weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes racing in various parts of Australia and across the Ditch in NZ
Devonport was the backdrop for the Oceania Elite, U/23 and Junior Sprint Championships and was the Australian Sprint Championships for Youth "A" and "B" and the finale of the Australian Junior and Youth National Series. Under perfect conditions for racing on the Apple Isle, SCTA had 6 athletes competing and 3 SCTA Club Members.
Mia Wooldridge is SCTA newest Australian Champion taking out the Youth "B" Female Title. SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig didn't have the best of races to come away 4th Youth "B". Ryan Marsh was under the weather with a chest infection, but fought on the bike to pull the second pack up to the front pack to give himself a chance and be in the mix. He struggled to breath on the run course but dug deep to come away with 9th place only 50 seconds off the winner in Youth "A"
Erin Wooldridge was having a great race in Youth "A" and bridging the gap to the front girls when she punctured on the last lap the furthest part away from transition and was unable to finish. Ella Wooldridge raced in her firstOceania Junior Champs and giving up experience and strength to girls up to 3 years older than her. She finished ion 12th place and 8th Australian. Future looking good to all the SCTA Juniors that raced in Devonport as we turn our eyes to the Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs in Hervey Bay on Friday.
In the Elite Female we had Chloe Turner back for her first race at the Elite level after a few years away from the sport and finished 28th Female. SCTA Club members in the mix included Ryan Fisher 5th Elite Male, Romy Wolstencroft 6th U/23 and 10th Elite and Brittany Dutton 10th U/23 and 15th Elite
Under heavy skies and rain, Jake Hynes and Lucy Bowden made the trip down to Coffs Harbour for their annual Triathlon. Lucy had a great race to take the win in 25-29 and 4th Female overall behind 3 professional female. Jake Hynes took out 2nd place 16-19 and 10th overall in a very competitive Male field.
Raby Bay was the finale of the Queensland Triathlon Series held over 7 races. With so much racing on this weekend numbers were down, but the results were just as good with 9 athletes racing, 8 were on the podium with 4 category wins. Wins went to Alana Park (20-24 LC), Brett Stalley (55-59 LC), Thomas Clarke (16-19 SS) and Gary Turner (70-74 SS). 2nd Places went to Jorja Matthews (14-15 SS and 4th Female Overall) and Paul Marchant (25-29 LC) while rounding out the podium with 3rd was Rebecca Howell (20-24 LC) and Pauline Ashley (45-49 SS). They did announce the Series winners but hasn't been posted on the website yet. Will update once I get results.
Across the ditch for the New Zealand Ironman and 70.3, SCTA had 3 athletes racing. In the IM was Tara Partridge and Kevin Hammond. In the 70.3 was Angie Hammond. It was a cool swim for the athletes and the first part of the bike was quiet chilly. As the day progress the temps increased slightly around the 20 degrees. The wind did its usual self over the there and swung around throughout the ride leg. It was a tough day out there for all the athletes. Kevin was home first in 59th 40-44 and 11:51:16 and Tara was 15th 45-49 and 13:10:38. Angie had a solid day out in the 70.3 to finish 8th 40-44 and 6:02:00
Mooloolaba was the scene for the World Swim Series. The Saturday's race was shortened due to the waves and chop. Was supposed to be 2.5km but ended up being around the 1200m where Gary Latimer was 8th 35-39. Next day saw the 1600m swim where Janelle McCosker took out the win 55-59.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Coffs Harbour Triathlon - 03.03.19 - 1.5/40/10 Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Jake Hynes - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Male - 10th Overall QTS # 7 Raby Bay Triathlon - 03.03.19 Long Course - 900/25/8 Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Alana Park - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female Paul Marchant - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Rebecca Howell - 3rd Place 20-24 Years Female Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Thomas Clarke - 1st Place 16-19 Years Male Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Jorja Matthews - 2nd Place 14-15 Years Female - 4th Female overall Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Billie Elsum - 36th Place 7-9 Years Female
Australian Youth Championships - 02.03.19 - 400/14/3 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place ITU Youth "B" Female - National Champion Peyton Craig - 4th Place ITU Youth "B" Male Ryan Marsh - 9th Place ITU Youth "A" Male Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place Mixed Team Relays - Youth
ITU Oceania Sprint Champs - 02.03.19 - 750/20/5 Ryan Fisher - 5th Place ITU Elite Male Romy Wolstencroft - 6th Place ITU U/23 + 10th ITU Elite Female Brittany Dutton - 10th Place ITU U/23 + 15th ITU Elite Female Ella Wooldridge - 12th Place ITU Junior Female Chloe Turner - 28th Place ITU Elite Female
New Zealand Ironman 02.03.19 - 3.8/180/42.2 Tara Partridge - 15th Place 45-49 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 59th Place 40-44 Years Male 70.3 - 1.9/90/21.1 Angie Hammond - 8th Place 40-44 Years Female
Mooloolaba World Swim Series - 02-03.03.19 Janelle McCosker - 1st Place 55-59 Years Female Mile Gary Latimer - 8th Place 35-39 Years Male 2.5km
Over the weekend we have had Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy Athletes in action at Bribie Triathlon # 3, Husky Triathlon and the previous weekend we had at Tweed Coast Enduro.
Over the weekend the imminent threat of Cyclone Oma threw a lot of scenarios out from the BOM. But fortunately we were spare apart from very strong gusty winds and huge surf which saw all beaches closed which also included the Pumicestone Passage. Due to this the swim was cancelled for the Bribie Triathlon which saw the format as run cycle run.
The long Course at Bribie was held over a 3km Run / 30km Cycle / and 8km Run while the short course consisted of 2km Run / 10 km Cycle / 3km Run. SCTA had a small contingent of athletes racing. Leading the Charge with category wins included Ron Craig (Clydesdale LC), Brett Stalley (55-59 LC) and Marilyn Shrapnel (70-74 SC). 2nd place on the podium went to Jessica Lee (35-39 LC) and Alana Park (20-24 LC) and in 3rd place was Pauline Ashley (45-49 SC).
Down at Husky Triathlon we had 3 athletes . In the 70.3 Simon Hearn lined up against some quality men in the Professional field. Simon finished 5th while Hannah Blanchett was 4th 25-29 years Female while Margo Mackintosh lined up in the 1/60/10 where she won 30-39 Years Female, was 1st Female and 8th Place Overall.
The previous weekend saw the Tweed Coast Enduro on where Nicholas Hull got some redemption from a puncture at Hell of the West. Nic lined up in the OPEN Males to finish 5th in a very competitive field. Also backing up from HOTW was Paul Marchant as well where he went 2 places better to land on the podium in the 25-29 with a 2nd Place. In the Enduro Teams where a team consisted of 3 members that did the full distance and times added together where we had Gyuhwang Lee have a great race coming in 14th place. In the Sprint Distance we had SCTA Club Member Kelly Anne Perkins dominate the female field to take the overall win and finish 4th overall.
Well done to all that Raced Bribie Triathlon Series # 3 - 24.02.19 Long Course 3km R / 30km C / 8km R Ron Craig - 1st Place Clydesdale Male Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Jessica Lee - 2nd Place 35-39 Years Female Alana Park - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Female
Short Course 2km R / 10 km C / 3km R Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female
Husky Triathlon - 24.02.19 70.3 Simon Hearn - 5th Place Professional Male Hannah Blanchett - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Classic 1/60/10 Margo Mackintosh - 1st Place 30-39 Years Female - 1st Female Overall
We had a small group of Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes head out to Goondiwindi for the Annual Hell of the West Triathlon over 2/80/20 and doubling as the Triathlon Queensland Long Course Championships.
The day before a sand storm rolled in followed by a thunderstorm just to let you know it is the Hell of the West. Race day was hot and humid and the racing was fast and furious.
SCTA Club Members Simon Hearn and Nicholas Hull lined up in the OPEN category chasing the $2500 winners cheque. Simon had a great day to just miss the podium in 4th place. Nicholas not so lucky after just getting on the bike he got a puncture and was forced to DNF
In the Age Group Paul Marchant (25-29) was another to just miss the podium in 4th but gained 3rd in Qld Long Course Title. Bragging rights in the Mr and Mrs Big Dog title went to the Mrs with Angie Hammond 6th (40-44) and Kevin Hammond 9th (40-44). Grant Cunning 25th (30-34) had a fun time out in his race. The emphasis is a little different these days for GC where he went out and enjoyed the experience with the family. Waving and high fives on the course to his girls.
The day before saw the Big Dog Pups in action in the Kids race. Both Jake and Zak Hammond had some fun out on the course. No results for them just a participation event for them.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Hell of the West - 10.02.19 - 2/80/20 Queensland Long Course Champs Simon Hearn - 4th Place OPEN Male Paul Marchant - 4th Place 25-29 Years Male - 3rd Qld Long Course Angie Hammond - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 9th Place 40-44 Years Male Grant Cunning - 25th Place 30-34 Years Male
A great weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at Noosa World Series Swim, Cradle Mountain 85km Ultra Run and at QTS # 6 at Caloundra.
1200 athletes converged on Caloundra for Round # 6 of the Queensland Triathlon Series. The wind was blowing, we had a few rain scuds come thru during the race and we had sunshine. Anyone thought we were in Melbourne!!
SCTA had a very strong showing in the races and dominated quite a few of the Age Categories. There was no Open Field in this round so the Open Competitors were back in their respective categories. SCTA recorded 6 x Age Group Wins / 2 x 2nd / 1 x 3rd / 3 x 4th / 4 x 5th. First 3 Overall Females and 6th and 10th Male. 5 female in top 20 and 2 male in top 20.
Leading the charge with Age Group wins went to Lucy Bowden (25-29 / 3rd Female Overall), Vicki Woodrow (60-64), Gary Turner (70-74) Team of Tania Gover, Emma Hogan, Kelly Enright (Female Team and 3rd Team Overall) and SCTA Club Members Romy Wolstencroft (16-19 / 1st Female Overall) Brittany Dutton (20-24 / 2nd Female Overall).
On the podium in 2nd was Chloe Turner (25-29) and Kitouli Wood (16-19 Enticer) while in 3rd was Maddison Dutton (20-24). Best Overall Male went to Michael Hooper in 6th place and 4th (20-24) just showing how strong his category was. Just missing the podium with 4th Places as well went to Ron Craig (90-99 Clydesdale) and Jan Harvey (55-59). 5th places went to Jake Hynes (16-19 / 10th Overall), Rebecca Howell (20-24), Orla Gallagher (35-39) and Heidi Craig (10-11 Kool Kids).
Top 10 finishes went to Norm Marsh 6th (Caloundra Tri Club), Ella Wooldridge 7th (16-19), Carol Wooldridge 7th (45+ Enticer), Erin Wooldridge 8th (14-15) and Angie Hammond 10th (40-44).
While in Tasmania, Kate Gazzard took on the Cradle Mountain 85km Ultra Run. It was going to be touch and go with the fire outbreak in Tasmania, but the weather gods came good and they were allowed to run. Kate said it was a tough slog with a cloud / mist cover and the course itself wasn't conducive to being able to run for a majority of the trail. Kate still soldiered on to finish 6th female and 24th overall in a time of 11:58.
Over the weekend we had a few Athletes at Noosa Main Beach for the World Series Swim Events over a variety of distances. Ryan Fisher took out the 2km 25-29. Other podium performances in 2nd were Janelle McCosker (3km 35-39), Jake Hammond (300 10-14) and Sam Penny (5km 45-49) with 3rd place to Zak Hammond (300 10-14).
On Saturday Night the Shults Family hit up Beerwah for the Beerwah @ Night Trail Run. Jazzy Shults was 2nd Female in the 10km, while in the Half Marathon Jen Shults was 10th Female and Scott Shults was 23rd Male.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 6 Caloundra Tri - 03.02.19 - 750/20/5 Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 3rd Female Overall Brittany Dutton - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 1st Female Overall Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Vicki Woodrow - 1st Place 60-64 Years Female Tania Gover / Emma Hogan / Kelly Enright - 1st Female Teams - 3rd Team Overall Chloe Turner - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Maddison Dutton - 3rd Place 20-24 Years Female Michael Hooper - 4th Place 20-24 Years Male - 6th Overall Jan Harvey - 4th Place 55-59 Years Female Ron Craig - 4th Place 90-99kg Clydesdale Jake Hynes - 5th Place 16-19 Years Male - 10th Overall Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 20-24 Years Female Orla Gallagher - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Norm Marsh - 6th Place Caloundra Tri Club Ella Wooldridge - 7th Place 16-19 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 8th Place 14-15 Years Female Angie Hammond - 10th Place 40-44 Years Female Emma Dann - 12th Place 16-19 Years Female Macey Roberts - 13th Place 16-19 Years Female Jack Dann - 14th Place 14-15 Years Male Jessica Lee - 15th Place 35-39 Years Female Toni Weller - 16th Place 40-44 Years Female Tahlea Corcoran - 17th Place 16-19 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 17th Place 45-49 Years Male Jorja Matthews - 18th Place 14-15 Years Female Grant Elliot - 18th Place 45-49 Years Male Jericho Pogany - 20th Place 14-15 Years Male Kayleigh Foster - 20th Place 14-15 Years Female Lance Weatherburn - 24th Place 35-39 Years Male
Enticer - 300/10/2 Kitouli Wood - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female Carol Wooldridge - 7th Place 45+ Female Mia Wooldridge - 14th Place U/14 Years Female
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 5th Place 10-11 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Jake Hammond - 12th Place 10-11 Years Male Zak Hammond - 14th Place 7-9 Years Male Mia Davis - 38th Place 7-9 Years Male
Cradle Mountain 85km Ultra Run - 02.02.19 Kate Gazzard - 6th Place Female - 24th Overall
Noosa World Series Swim - 02.02.19 5km Sam Penny - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male 3km Janelle McCosker - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Female Gary Latimer - 6th Place 35-39 Years Male 2km Ryan Fisher - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male Angie Hammond - 14th Place 40-44 Years Female 1km Jake Hammond - 4th Place 10-14 Years Male Zak Hammond - 6th Place 10-14 Years Male 300m Jake Hammond - 2nd Place 10-14 Years Male Zak Hammond - 3rd Place 10-14 Years Male
Beerwah @ Night Trail Run - 02.02.19 Half Marathon Jen Shults - 10th Place Female Scott Shults - 23rd Place Male 10km Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place Female
What a great weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Junior Athletes that were in action at Round # 2 of the Australia Junior / Youth Triathlon series held in Canberra.
It was 2 x super sprints with about 2hr gap between races. Juniors competed over the 250/9.3/1.2 and Youth A + B 200/6.2/1.2 and the winner was the one with the quickset overall time from both races. Juniors went in their category while the Youth A and B were combined together.
Friday for Course Familiarisation was 42 degrees Saturday was a cool morning with cloud cover but by the time race 2 came around it was around the 35 degrees. The Sunday the temp was the same for the Mixed Team Relays.
Leading the charge was SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior scholarship Holder Peyton Craig, racing in the Youth B category took out race 1 beating all the Youth A's in gaining maximum time. Race 2 saw the strength of the older competitors take over and the bike pace was on. Peyton missed the lead the pack and fought hard to finish 13th. In Youth B Peyton took the win in both races securing 1st Place Youth B for the 2nd consecutive race.
Mia Wooldridge fought well against girls at least 3 years older with he combination of Youth A and B. You know what your gonna get out of her and that was fight to the end. She may be one of the last out of the water but she chases these girls down like a lion on the prowl. Her ability to listen, learn and implement shows experience above her age. She may be the smallest on the line but has the biggest heart. Race 1 - 31st and Race 2 - 31st, which secured her 5th Place Youth B
Ryan Marsh fought well all day. The confidence he gained from Round # 1 continued into the 2 race format here at Canberra. The bike course was hilly and technical which was right up his alley. He made the moves he needed to to get himself into he right positions. He finished race 1 in 7th and the same for race 2 securing him 6th place in Youth A. Progressing extremely well and will welcome the longer bike and run in the next race.
Ella Wooldridge in her first year in the Juniors shows the fight and desire to mix it with the top Junior Girls. The swim is improving all the time and is slowly bridging that gap to the top girls. Her run splits in both races were just off the top girls. We are slowly edging closer to them with each race we do. Race 1 - 14th and Race 2 - 9th, which secured 10th Place Junior.
Erin Wooldridge lined up in the Youth A and was dominate on the bike all weekend chasing the faster girls out of the swim. Her runs off the bike were strong and helped produced some great results. In race 1 - 11th and race 2 she finished 12th which secured her 11th place Youth A. Improving all the time.
Jazi Coventry also a first time into the juniors this year is on a steep learning curve like Ella. She has the weapon of the swim that gets her in front. She has had a few bike crashes that sees her being timid on the bike which was reflected on this course in race #1 race # 2 saw a more aggressive ride that saw her in the 2nd pack. Slowly improving each race. Race 1 - 19th and Race 2 - 18th, which secured 18th Place Junior
Jorja Matthews lined up in the Youth A and this was a defining moment for her. She knows where she is at in her training and this was a good kick up the butt she needed. Her first race lacked the intensity and drive needed to perform well at that level. In the second race it gave her an opportunity to address what she wasn't doing and we saw a different athlete. Race 1 - 33rd and Race 2 - 32nd, which saw her finish 27th Place Youth A
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Australian Junior / Youth Triathlon Series # 2 - Canberra 19-20.01.19 Peyton Craig - 1st Place Youth B Male Mia Wooldridge - 5th Place Youth B Female Ryan Marsh - 6th Place Youth A Male Ella Wooldridge - 10th Place Junior Female Erin Wooldridge - 11th Place Youth A Female Jazi Coventry - 18th Place Junior Female Jorja Matthews - 27th Place Youth A Female
The start of the 2019 racing has started with Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at the QTS # 5 Robina Triathlon.
Always a very warm and humid race and this year was no exception with a light southerly wind to start the day off with. As the morning progress the wind stayed relatively the same but the heat and humidity did rise as the morning went on.
SCTA had 20 athletes race across the four distances of OD, Sprint, Enticer and Kool Kids with 8 podiums including 3rd Open Female with Lucy Bowden.
Category winners included Michael Hooper (20-24 OD & 5th Overall), Ryan Marsh (14-15 Sprint), Jasyme Coventry (16-19 Sprint & 2nd Female Overall) and SCTA Junior scholarship Holder Peyton Craig (Enticer U/14 & 2nd Overall). Ella Wooldridge was 2nd (16-19 Sprint & 6th Female Overall) while in 3rd we had Paul Marchant (25-29 OD) and Jason Palmada (45-49 OD).
Just missing the podium with 4th places were Jake Hynes (16-19 Sprint & 7th Overall), Kaya Shults (16-19 OD), Ron Craig (Clydesdale 90-99kg Sprint) and SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Macey Roberts (16-19 Sprint)
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 5 Robina Triathlon - 13.01.19 Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10 Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 5th Overall Lucy Bowden - 3rd Place OPEN Female - 3rd Female Overall Paul Marchant - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Male Jason Palmada - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Male Kaya Shults - 4th Place 16-19 Years Female Hannah Blanchett - 8th Place 25-29 Years Female
Sprint Distance - 750/24/5 Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Jasyme Coventry - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Jake Hynes - 4th Place 16-19 Years Male - 7th Overall Macey Roberts - 4th Place 16-19 Years Female Ron Craig - 4th Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Rebecca Howell - 6th Place 20-24 Years Female Anna Eaton - 9th Place 35-39 Years Female Jack Dann - 12th Place 14-15 years Male
Enticer - 300/8/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - 2nd Overall Mia Wooldridge - 7th Place U/14 Years Female Scott Marsh - 30th Place U/14 Years Male Oscar Starr Thomas - 32nd Place U/14 Years Male
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 20th Place 10-11 Years Female
A huge weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminum Junior Athletes that were racing at the Super Sprint Race Weekend for Round # 1 of the Triathlon Australian Junior / Youth Series.
It was held over 4 days with racing on each day with Youth B competing in 5 races over 3 days. Youth A competing in 5 races over 4 days and Juniors competing in 6 races over 4 days. The aim is to gain as many points as possible to try a and make the "A" Final in each category. They take the top 16 into that final. Then there is a "B" Final and "C" Final
Day # 1 was 1500m Track run for all categories.
Day # 2 consisted of for Youth A + B Hyper Sprint 200 / 4 / 800, while Juniors did Ultra Sprint 300 / 6 / 1.2 and Aquathlon. Youth B 200 / 800 while Youth A + Juniors did 400 / 1.2
Day # 3 Started off with Mixed Relay Format with Junior 300 / 6 / 1.2 and Youth A + B over 200 / 4 / 800. Juniors had Hyper Sprint Tri over 200 / 4 / 800. The Day ended with the Finals for the Youth B
Day # 4 were the Finals for the Youth A and Juniors.
From a coaching point of view I love this weekend as it gives us a chance to watch, identify areas of improvements and then implement into the next race. The way all of the SCTA athletes took on my advice and worked on those little changes in each race, I couldn't have asked for anything more. The commitment and determination in each race could not have been faulted. I am very proud to Coach each one of you all.
SCTA Junior Scholarship Male Holder Peyton Craig had a dominate weekend of racing with 4 x 1st Places and a 4th Place and taking out Round # 1. Leading into the final, not much had gone wrong and he improved on each race. Out of all his races, the last one was the toughest. He had to dig deep into this one to come away with the win. He had had a battle with Ethan Close for the whole weekend. But what I thought was the best moment of the weekend was when one of Peyton's competitors that was sitting in the top 3at the start of the final lost his bike shoe and crashed on the course, the gesture from Peyton and a few of his competitors to console him after the race and walk him in shows true sportsmanship above the their ages. Well done Bushie a credit to yourself, your family and proud to have you as an ambassador for the Scholarship program. 2017 - Result - 7th Pointscore / 7th "A" Final 2018 - Result - 1st Pointscore / 1st "A" Final
SCTA Junior Scholarship Female Holder Macey Robertsthis year has had a few changes with new school, but the way in which you conduct yourself in training, around the squad and in competition I couldn't ask for a better role model of the scholarship program. Macey has been a training with SCTA for 4-5 years and the growth and development we see each year is due to her determination and commitment. She is the most talented out there, but one of the hardest workers I have seen. You do it with a smile and appreciation for what the program is about and what your family does for you. Keep up the great work Macey. 2017 - Result - 33rd Pointscore / 1st "C" Final Youth A 2018 - Result - 25th Pointscore / 6th "B" Final Junior
Ryan Marsh what a difference a year makes in growth and development. For the first time we are starting to see that aggression that we have been searching for. In a very competitive age group that has you chasing in each race, is not easy, but you embraced it this year and we saw the vast improvements from the year before. You did everything right in that final. You chased the whole way and gave yourself the opportunity to get into that race. Could not be more prouder of the effort shown. Keep up the great work. It is coming and it is being rewarded. 2017 - Result - 30th Pointscore / 9th "B" Final Youth A 2018 - Result - 10th Pointscore / 10th "A" Final Youth A
Ella Wooldridge what an amazing weekend of results and development in a short period of time since moving up and joining SCTA. The way you conduct yourself in and out of the competition arena is a credit to yourself and your family. The sister bond you have with Erin and Mia shows how close nit you all are. You do it with a smile and love of what you do. Once again you found yourself in by yourself in that final and fought your way thru the back end of the field. The swim changes put in motion and the improvement we have seen will only keep moving forward. In your first year in Juniors and to Make the "A" Final shows the work ethic you have. Exciting times ahead 2017 - Result - 12th Point score / 11th "A" Final Youth A 2018 - Result - 10th Point score / 10th "A" Final Junior
Erin Wooldridge another great experience and learning curve. There are a lot of good things to come out of the weekend. With a massive improvement in the swim putting you closer to the front girls, it will only be a matter of time till we are knocking on the door. The way you listened, implemented and then executed what we were searching for is a credit to the mental toughness you have. The confidence is coming back and you are starting to grow into your body since that growth spurt. Keep up the great work and learn from those experiences. 2017 - Result - 18th Point score / 3rd "B" Final Youth A 2018 - Result - 16th Point score / 14th "A" Final Youth A
Kayleigh Foster gutsy is one word to describe your never give up attitude out there in each race. The way you listened and took on advice in each race and implemented it in the next. I could not have asked anything more from you. I knew what I was getting. But its the supporting of your fellow competitors and the excitement that you show for each of them shows your true character. You are a pleasure to have in the squad and competitive arena. That smile shown thru all weekend. well done Shorty 2017 - Result- 31st Point score / 10th "B" Final Youth A 2018 - Result - 33rd Point score / 8th "B" Final Youth A
Jorja Matthews it wasn't the ideal prep leading into the is race with house moving, changing squads and schools. The good thing about the weekend is we have identified what we need to work on and have a platform to build from. It will come in time and we will see that progression in a years time when you go back into this race format. You listened after each race and implemented the changes needed over the weekend. Same with Shorty, your enthusiasm for your fellow team mates doesn't go unnoticed. Keep up the great work and the results will flow. 2017 - Result- 39th Point score / 7th "C" Final Youth A 2018 - Result - 45th Point score / 11th "C" Final Youth A
Jazi Coventry while you don't train with SCTA, but come under the SCTA Banner it was great to be able to help and guide you over the weekend in each race. There is huge potential here with you and still plenty of work to come. Never easy like Ella moving up form Youth A into the Juniors. The way you embraced the advice I gave you in each race and see you grow and implement in each race is a credit to yourself. When you relaxed and enjoyed yourself we saw the results flow. Well done and look forward to seeing the growth in the future. 2017 - Result - 6th Pointscore / 8th "A" Final Youth A 2018 - Result - 4th Pointscore / 6th "A" Final Junior
Mia Wooldridge I wanted to leave you last here. Otherwise known as Ratbag. This little gutsy pocket rocket just blows me away in everything she does. Her first attempt at this race weekend and it didn't overwhelm her at all. She fought against girls twice as big as her in height and development, but rest assure your heart is bigger than any one of them. Her attitude and swagger may throw a few, but being your Coach the way in which you embrace what I tell you, the way you implement what I have asked you to do and the way in which you pick up the skills I teach you blows me away. For such a youngster you show qualities way above your age. You are so raw in your ability, but embrace the challenge each time. A little champion in the making but doing it with smile, enjoying the fun and experience. Keep up the great work Ratbag. First Attempt - 2018 - Result - 6th Pointscore / 11th "A" Final Youth B
Full results from the weekend below. Well done to all that raced Super Sprint Race Weekend - Australian Junior / Youth series - Race # 1 - 13-16/12/18 Jazi Coventry - 4th Place ITU Junior Female Race # 1 - 1500m - 1st Place Race # 2 - Ultra Sprint Tri - 8th Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 1st Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 6th Place Race # 5 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 6th Place Race # 6 - "A " Final - 6th Place Ella Wooldridge - 10th Place ITU Junior Female Race # 1 - 1500m - 4th Place Race # 2 - Ultra Sprint Tri - 9th Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 20th Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 10th Place Race # 5 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 11th Place Race # 6 - "A " Final - 10th Place Macey Roberts - 25th Place ITU Junior Female Race # 1 - 1500m - 21st Place Race # 2 - Ultra Sprint Tri - 24th Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 22nd Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 24th Place Race # 5 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 23rd Place Race # 6 - "B " Final - 6th Place Ryan Marsh - 12th Place ITU Youth A Male Race # 1 - 1500m Run - 10th Place Race # 2 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 7th Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 16th Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 10th Place Race # 5 - "A" Final 12th Place Erin Wooldridge - 16th Place ITU Youth A Female Race # 1 - 1500m Run - 16th Place Race # 2 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 13th Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 33rd Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 13th Place Race # 5 - "A" Final 14th Place Kayleigh Foster - 33rd Place ITU Youth A Female Race # 1 - 1500m Run - 37th Place Race # 2 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 28th Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 24th Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 25th Place Race # 5 - "B" Final 8th Place Jorja Matthews - 45th Place ITU Youth A Female Race # 1 - 1500m Run - 49th Place Race # 2 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 43rd Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 45th Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 43rd Place Race # 5 - "C" Final 11th Place Peyton Craig - 1st Place ITU Youth B Male - Overall Winner Race # 1 - 1500m Run - 1st Place Race # 2 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 1st Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 1st Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 4th Place Race # 5 - "A" Final 1st Place - Race Winner Mia Wooldridge - 6th Place ITU Youth B Female Race # 1 - 1500m Run - 2nd Place Race # 2 - Hyper Sprint Tri - 11th Place Race # 3 - Aquathlon - 6th Place Race # 4 - Mixed Relay - 8th Place Race # 5 - "A" Final 11th Place
Another big weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action over the weekend at QTS # 4 Raby Bay, National Schools Athletics Champs in Cairns, Challenge Daytona, Indian Springs 70.3, GC 30km and Beerwah @ Daybreak Run.
Marion Tuin lined up at Challenge Daytona, where bad weather changed the start time and distances where amended to accommodate the conditions. In her 2nd Pro race, Marion had a solid day to go top 10 once again with a 7th place.
Round 4 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Raby Bay was a happy hunting ground for the crew. Cooler conditions with a windy cycle course did see some fast times. With 4 distances to choose from. In the Long Course we had wins to Michael Hooper (20-24 and 6th Overall) and Paul Marchant (25-29). Jordan Gover rounded out the other podium with 2nd (45-49). Chloe Turner stepped up into the OPEN category for this round to finish 4th.
Super Sprint saw wins to Ella Wooldridge (16-19 and 2nd Female Overall), Erin Wooldridge (14-15 and 4th Female Overall) and Gary Turner (70-74). Maddi Dutton just missed the win with 2nd (20-24) with 3rd places to Jorja Matthews (14-15), Carol Wooldridge (45-49). Just missing the podium in 4th was Rebecca Howell (20-24).
In the Enticer, Mia Wooldridge continued her podium performances with a 2nd (U/14 and 2nd Female Overall).
Cairns was the venue for the Australian Schools Athletics Champs. Conditions were quite windy and rainy. Jazi Coventry lined up in the U/18 1500m where she finished 4th.
Marion Tuin lined up at Challenge Daytona, where bad weather changed the start time and distances where amended to accommodate the conditions. In her 2nd Pro race, Marion had a solid day to go top 10 once again with a 7th place.
There were a few run events on the weekend with Toni Weller lining up in the GC 30km Run where she was 5th (40-49) and 15th Female overall. On the same day, the Beerwah @ Daybreak was held in muddy conditions. In the Half Marathon the Shults family had a run with Scott 2nd (40-49), Jazzy 7th (U/29) and Jen 8th (40-49) while Erin Reid lined up in the 10km to finish 2nd (40-49) and 4th Female overall. SCTA Club member Carrie Lester lined up at the Indian Wells 70.3 in her last race of the year. She had a solid raced that landed her in 3rd spot on the podium in Professional Females.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 4 Raby Bay - 09.12.18 Long Course - 900/25/6 Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 6th Place Overall Paul Marchant - 1st Place 25-59 Years Male Jordan Gover - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Chloe Turner - 4th Place OPEN Female Jason Palmada - 6th Place 45-49 Years Male Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Erin Wooldridge - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Maddison Dutton - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Female Jorja Matthews - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Female Carol Wooldridge - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female Rebecca Howell - 4th Place 20-24 Years Female Jericho Pogany - 7th Place 14-15 Years Male Enticer - 200/5/2 Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Kool Kids - 200/2/500 Jayden James - 26th Place 10-11 Years Male Thomas Beaney - 27th Place 7-9 Years Male
Moana Triathlon South Australia - 09.12.18 - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 1st Place U/19 Years Male - 7th Overall
Australian All schools Athletic Champs - Cairns - 07-09.12.18 Jazi Coventry - 4th Place 1500m U/18 Years Female
Challenge Daytona - 09.12.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - Place Professional Female
Indian Wells 70.3 - 09.12.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Carrie Lester - 3rd Place Professional Female
GC30 - 30km Run - 09.12.18 Toni Weller - 5th Place 40-49 Years Female
Beerwah @ Daybreak 2018 - 09.12.18 21.1km Run Scott Shults - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Male Jazzy shults - 7th Place U/29 Years Female Jen Shults - 8th Place 40-49 Years Female 10km Run Erin Reid - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Female - 4th Female Overall
Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes were action in the West and South of the border with the Western Australian Ironman + 70.3 and Kingscliff Triathlon.
Over in the West we had a contingent of 10 athletes make to trip across the continent to compete in the 15th running of the Busselton Ironman. As with any Ironman the IronKids start the proceedings and the little pups (not so little) of Jake and Zak Hammond led the charge and had some great races. Nice work boys.
Race day came and not without any hiccups for a few of the crew, they were greeted with perfect conditions for racing with a new swim course. Kevin Hammond lined up in his first Ironman and had a great day out in the office. Just missing the 11hr mark he finished with a time of 11:00:56 and 42nd 40-44. Well done mate let the recovery holiday begin.
Tara Partridge was to be the other to race the IM. A hard decision needed to be made and she did it on Friday. With a severe case of bronchitis that she contracted the weekend before the race. Sher has her sights on Taupo IM on 3rd March.
In the 70.3, Mick Woodcock led the charge with a great race despite picking up a vomiting and diarrhea bug the afternoon before the race. So to finish just missing the podium with 4th 45-49 and 42nd Overall made this performance even more remarkable. Tania Gover was 5th 40-44 and 28th Female overall, This lady does it with a smile and doesn't whinge. The crazy schedule she has with work and travel and a dodgy body at best, the way she gets in and gets it done. Awesome effort.
Norm Marsh was 11th 50-54 had a strong race while Kelly Enright topped it off with a 15th 30-34. Emily Baker took on a Team event where she did the swim and her first ever 90km ride. She had a great day out to record 8th Mixed Team called BUS (Broke Uni Students).
To round out the crew in her first ever 70.3 Angie Hammond took on a challenge head on to finish 34th 40-44. During the lead up, Angie questioned herself numerous times and I know she loved the 5.15am Swim starts, but the hard work paid off and you got the result you were looking to achieve.
At Kingscliff over the Olympic Distance, we had a small crew head south for this annual event. Kaya Shults led the way with a 2nd place on the podium in 16-19, while Mitch Baker was 4th 25-29 and Jessica Lee rounded out the positions with a 14th 35-39.
Well done top all that raced. Full results below. Western Australia Ironman - 02.12.18 - 3.8/180/42.2 Kevin Hammond - 42nd Place 40-44 Years Male - First IM 70.3 Mick Woodcock - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Tania Gover - 5th Place 40-44 Years Female Emily Baker - 8th Place Mixed Teams Relay Norm Marsh - 11th Place 50-54 Years Male Kelly Enright - 15th Place 30-34 Years Female Angie Hammond - 34th Place 40-44 Years Female - First 70.3
Another successful weekend of competition for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes over the weekend at Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon in Canberra, Western Sydney 70.3 at Penrith, Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 2 and at Australian Primary Schools Athletics Championships in Melbourne.
At Bribie Island for round # 2 of their series saw a small but very competitive crew head down. Kate Schultz took a 2nd Place OPEN Female with her first race back since World Champs. Jordan Gover continued his good form winning 45-49 and 12th Overall. Marilyn Shrapnel 1st (70-74 short course) 2nd places went to Tania Gover (40-44) and Jorja Matthews (15-16 short course) with Jan Harvey filling the podium with a 3rd (55-59)
Very fast and furious racing in Penrith for the Western Sydney 70.3. 2 SCTA Athletes in action with Zsolt Dallos 5th (35-39) and a 2 min PB on that course and Paul Marchant 6th (25-29) in very competitive age groups. Nice work boys
A very chilly Canberra greeted both Chloe Turner and Ryan Marsh that were competing in the Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon over the draft legal format of 750/20/5. Both had solid races in the OPEN Male and Female Waves. Chloe was 7th while Ryan was 10th.
While in Melbourne, Rhianna Corcoran was competing at the Australian Primary School Athletics Championships. The weather was horrendous to start off with but got better over the days of competition. Rhianna competed in 5 events and walked away with 3 x Gold (800m, 200, 100), 1 x Bronze (4 x 100 relay) and a 4th place (discuss) in the 12 Years Girls Multi Class Category. A very impressive haul. Well done
Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 2 - 25.11.18 - 1/30/8 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Kate Schultz - 2nd Place OPEN Female Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Jan Harvey - 3rd Place 55-59 Years Female Jessica Lee - 7th Place 35-39 Years Female Toni Weller - 9th Place 40-44 Years Female Short Course - 300/10/2.5 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female Jorja Matthews - 2nd Place 15-16 Years Female
Western Sydney 70.3 - Penrith 25.11.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Zsolt Dallos - 5th Place 35-39 Years Male Paul Marchant - 6th Place 25-29 Years Male
Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon - Canberra 24.11.18 - 750/20/5 Draft Legal Chloe Turner - 7th Place OPEN Female Ryan Marsh - 10th Place OPEN Male
Australian Primary Schools Athletics Championships - Melbourne 24-26.11.18 Rhianna Corcoran 1st Place 12 Years Multi Class Female 800m - National Champion 1st Place 12 Years Multi Class Female 200m - National Champion 1stPlace 12 Years Multi Class Female 100m - National Champion 3rd Place 12 Years Multi Class Female 4 x 100m Relay 4th Place 12 Years Multi Class Female Discus
A massive weekend of action for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at QTS # 3 and Triathlon Queensland Aquathlon Championships at Lake Kawana, Hamilton Island Triathlon, Hervey Bay 100 and Wide Bay Schools Trials, Challenge Taiwan - Asia Pacific Championships and Ironman Arizona.
Round # 3 of the Queensland Triathlon Series was held on Sunday at Lake Kawana. With a storm that rolled thru the night before and a southerly change, conditions were totally different from the day before at the Aquathlon Champs, in which we had 11 athletes backing up. SCTA had 30 athletes racing with 9 podiums, 15 in the top 5 in their respective categories. In the Sprint Distance, we had 5 females in the top 20 females, and in the Males, 3 in the top 13.
SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holders Peyton Craig and Macey Roberts were in action. Macey had 2 great days of racing with a 4th 16-17 Aquathlon and on Sunday was 7th 16-19 years. Peyton Craig made it 2 wins from 2 races taking out the Enticer Overall win and in U/14 Years
Lucy Bowden continued her strong showing in the OPEN females with a 4th place in a very competitive field, while Jake Hynes had his first race back from shin soreness with a 5th OPEN males. Gary Turner made up from the disappointment at Noosa with a broken chainring to take out the 70-74 title. Rebecca Howell in her first ever Triathlon took out the 20-24 Enticer, Tania Gover made it 2 x 2nd Places 40-44 over the weekend. While Ryan Marsh filled the podium with a 3rd 14-15 and 13th Overall.
We had a few that just missed the podiums with 4th place to Ella Wooldridge (16-19) and in 5th place we had Kaya Shults (16-19), SCTA Sponsor Stratton Finance Mooloolaba's Grant Elliot (Clydesdale), Mia Wooldridge (U/14). While in 6th Place we had Emma Hogan (35-39), Pipi Barlow (10-11) and Mia Davis (7-9).
SCTA Club members at QTS # 3 in action included Romy Wolstencroft who won her 2nd Title at Kawana in 3 years wining the Female race. Brodie Gardner landed on the podium with 3rd Open Males while Paul Marchant taking out the 25-29 category and Jasmyne Coventry was 2nd 16-19
Challenge Taiwan incorporating the Asia Pacific Champs, saw Marion Tuin line up for her debut Professional Race. Up against some of the best Female Pro's running around, Marion had a solid debut race in very warm and humid conditions to finish 4th Pro Female
ON a very fast and flat course in Arizona for the Ironman, SCTA Club Member Carrie Lester led off the bike and halfway thru the Marathon before being overtaken by the eventual winner. Carrie finished 2nd Professional Female and was 14th Overall amongst the Pro Male.
The Hervey Bay 100 saw SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn take the Race Title in the OPEN Males, while Katie Kenny (40-44) took out her category win.
In Langkawi for the 70.3, Michaella Trigg had a great day out taking out the 50-54 Years Female and 22nd Female Overall
Lake Kawana was the venue for the Triathlon Queensland Aquathlon Champs where SCTA recorded 6 medalists with 3 of them being crowned State Champions. In very warm and humid conditions all the crew performed extremely well. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig, took out the State title in the U/14 Years Male along with Romy Wolstencroft (18-19) and Jasmyne Coventry (16-17). With Silver Medals was Ella Wooldridge (16-17), Chloe Turner (25-29) and Tania Gover (40-44).
In Hervey Bay, the Wide Bay Schools Region trials for the Triathlon that will be competing at the Qld Schools Triathlon Champs in Hervey Bay on 7th-9th March 2019. Jericho Pogany continues to improve with each race as a relative newcomer to Triathlon where he finished 4th Place Intermediate Male
SCTA Club Member and 2016 Olympian Ryan Fisher led from start to finish to claim the annual Hamilton Island Triathlon.
The pervious weekend saw Kate Gazzard and Tim Jarrold head to Byron Bay for the Freedom Trail Run. Kate lined up in the 50km event where she took the Female Title out and was 5th Overall. Tim lined up in the 13km event to finish 17th Open Male.
Also in action was Ryan Marsh at Kurnell Triathlon that was a selection race for the Australian Age Group Sprint Team. Ryan went looking for some points and gained a few in the process in winning the 14-15 Years.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 3 Kawana Triathlon - 18.11.18 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place OPEN Female - Female Race Winner Paul Marchant - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Jasmyne Coventry - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 3rd Place OPEN Male Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 years Male Lucy Bowden - 4th Place OPEN Female Ella Wooldridge - 4th Place 16-19 years Female Jake Hynes - 5th Place OPEN Male Kaya Shults - 5th Place 16-19 Years Female Grant Elliot - 5th Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Emma Hogan - 6th Place 35-39 Years Female Macey Roberts - 7th Place 16-19 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 7th Place 14-15 Years Female Anna Eaton - 7th Place 35-39 Years Female Angie Hammond - 9th Place 40-44 Years Female Jorja Matthews - 11th Place 14-15 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 12th Place 14-15 Years Female Enticer - 300/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Race Winner Rebecca Howell - 1st Place 20-24 Years Female Mia Wooldridge - 5th Place U/14 Years Female Finn Barlow - 11th Place U/14 Years Female Zoe Davis - 19th Place U/14 Years Female Oscar Starr Thomas - 24th Place - U/14 Years Male Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Pipi Barlow - 6th Place 10-11 Years Female Mia Davis - 6th Place 7-9 Years Female Heidi Craig - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Jake Hammond - 9th Place 10-11 Years Male Zak Hammond - 20th Place 7-9 Years Male
Ironman Arizona - 18.11.18 - 3.8/180/42.2 Carrie Lester - 2nd Place Professional Female
Challenge Taiwan - Asia Pacific Champs - 18.11.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - 4th Place Professional Female
Hervey Bay 100 - 18.11.18 - 2/80/18 Simon Hearn - 1st Place OPEN Male - Race Winner Katie Kenny - 1st Place 40-44 Years Female
Queensland Aquathlon Championships - Lake Kawana - 17.11.18 - 2.5/1/2.5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female - Female Race Winner - State Champion Jasmyne Coventry - 1st Place 16-17 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall - State Champion Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - State Champion Ella Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-17 Years Female - Silver State Champs Chloe Turner - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female - Silver State Champ Tania Gover - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female - Silver State Champ Macey Roberts - 4th Place 16-17 years Female Erin Wooldridge - 5th Place 14-15 Years Female Mia Wooldridge - 5th Place U/14 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 7th Place 14-15 Years Male Finn Barlow - 7th Place U/14 Years Female Thomas Beaney - 8th Place 7-9 Years Male Pipi Barlow - 10th Place 10-11 Years Female
Wide Bay Schools Triathlon Selection Race - Hervey Bay - 17.11.18 Jericho Pogany - 4th Place Intermediate Male
Hamilton Island Triathlon - 17.11.18 - 750/20/5 Ryan Fisher - 1st Place OPEN Male - RACE WINNER
Kurnell Triathlon - 10.11.18 Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 14-15 Years Male Freedom Trail Run Byron Bay - 11.11.18 50km Kate Gazzard - 1st Place OPEN Female - Female Race Winner - 5th Overall 13km Tim Jarrold - 17th Place OPEN Male
Another Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival has been run and won. Some great results from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that raced over the weekend. A typical Noosa Greeted the athletes with very warm temperatures, an early northerly wind that added the chop to the swim which made for trying conditions. On the run it was a tailwind out and a heavy push back into the wind.
Matt Wolstencroft took the bragging rights in the Open Masters with the win. Kate Gazzard had a strong win in the Premium Mates wave. Maureen Cummings raced her 20th Noosa and took a 3rd place in the Legends Female Wave. Lucy Bowden had a strong race with 5th Open Female and 16th Female Overall. As too Jordan Gover 5th in a very competitive Open Masters Wave. In the big boys we were represented by Kevin Hammond who was 6th 90-99kg and Michael Woodcock rounded out the top 10 with 9th 45-49 Males.
It was great to see Jake Hynes be awarded the Garth Prowd Scholarship. For myself as a Junior growing up on the Sunshine Coast, The Prowd family and USM were great supporters of myself and my brother. I had learnt a lot from Garth over the years with the commentary and being apart of the Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlon and various other events in their portfolio. It is a great honour for one of my athletes be awarded this prestigious award.
SCTA Club Members in the Elite Waves were Ryan Fisher 4th, Romy Wolstencroft 8th and Brittany Dutton 9th.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Noosa Triathlon – 04.11.18 - 1.5/40/10 Matthew Wolstencroft – 1st Place Masters Male Kate Gazzard – 1st Place Premium Mates Female Maureen Cummings – 3rd Place Legends Wave Ryan Fisher – 4th Place Professional Male Lucy Bowden – 5th Place Open Female Jordan Gover – 5th Place Masters Male Kevin Hammond – 6th Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Romy Wolstencroft – 8th Place Professional Female Brittany Dutton – 9th Place Professional Female Michael Woodcock – 9th Place 45-49 Years Male Olivia Latimer – 11th Place 40-44 Years Female Norm Marsh – 24th Place 50-54 Years Male Tara Partridge – 33rd Place 45-49 Years Female Jen Shults – 40th Place 40-44 Years Female Grant Elliot – 78th Place Charity Hero Wave Jessica Lee – 83rd Place 35-39 Years Female Trent Raddatz – 91st Place 35-39 Years Male
Garth Prowd Scholarship Jake Hynes - Was awarded the Male recipient Noosa 5km Bolt – 03.11.18 Romy Wolstencroft – 11th Place Elite Female Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim – 02.11.18 Anastasia Heikkila – 5th Place 16-19 Years Female Jake Hammond – 7th Place Mates and Family Male Kevin Hammond – 8th Place Mates and Family Male Jorja Matthews – 12th Place 13-15 Years Female Romy Wolstencroft – 13th Place OPEN Female Sam Penny – 16th Place 40-49 Years Male