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
What a weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at Queensland Schools Athletics Championships in Brisbane, Queensland All Schools Triathlon Championships at Lake Kawana, Trex Cross Triathlon and Trail Run Australia at Ewen Maddock Dam. Some great results across the board.
Very warm and humid conditions greeted the athletes competing in the Queensland All schools Run by Triathlon Queensland at Lake Kawana. The Aquathlon Races were up first and all the SCTA juniors Raced extremely well in very competitive fields and big numbers of competitors. Well done to, Jake and Zak Hammond, Pipi Barlow, Heidi Craig, Zoe Davis and Ava Foreman
In the Triathlon in all the races there were 2 waves of competitors with Sunshine Coast Region I the 2nd wave. Wave one had most of the Brisbane athletes in there and were most of the major competition was, so it was hard to get a gauge how they were going up against them. All of the SCTA Juniors performed remarkably well and have all qualified for the Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs that will be held at Hervey Bay next March.
Leading the charge was SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder, Peyton Craig with a 3rd Junior Male. Fellow SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Macey Roberts was 9th Senior Female. Ella Wooldridge just missed the podium in Senior Girls with a 4th. Ryan Marsh raced well for his 7th Intermediate Male amongst very competitive field. Erin Wooldridge rounded out the top 10 with a 9th Intermediate Female. Jack Dann was having a great race riding thru on the cycle leg, until a puncture on the bike ended his race.
For the rest of the SCTA Juniors, Mia Wooldridge, Jericho Pogany, Kayleigh Foster, Jorja Matthews, Oscar Starr - Thomas and Scott Marsh all raced well in their respective age categories.
Brisbane was the venue for the Queensland Schools Athletics Championships held over 4 days starting on the Thursday. Ella Wooldridge took 3rd 16 Years 2000m Steeple (her first Qld Medal since relocating from NSW). Peyton Craig was 5th in a very competitive 13 years 800m that saw seconds separating the 3rd - 5th. Ryan Marsh ran strongly in the 15 Years 3000m with a 7th while Erin Wooldridge was 8th 15 Years 2000m Steeple.
The Trex Cross Triathlon (Doubling as the Queensland Cross Triathlon Champs) was held at Ewen Maddock Dam on Saturday over the 1km Swim / 19km Mt Bike / 7km Trail Run. SCTA had 3 athletes in action and was great to see Intune Sports and Health Owner Brodie Gardner take out the OPEN Male Race Win with his Partner and Massage Therapist at Intune Sports Kate Schultz take out the OPEN Female Race Win. Nicholas Hull raced his first ever off road Tri to take 5th place OPEN Male
On Sunday, Ewen Maddock was also the Venue for Trail Run Australia Sunshine Coast, where some of the SCTA Juniors took on the 5km Trail Run in the 10-11 Years Female. Libby Latimer and Amber Faherty were joint winners as they dead heated, while Summer Latimer was 2nd and Kiah Cox 3rd. Well done Girls. Great running
Well done to all that Raced. Full results below Queensland All Schools Triathlon - 28.10.18 Senior - 750/20/5 Ella Wooldridge - 4th Place Senior Female Macey Roberts - 9th Place Senior Female Intermediate - 500/15/4 Ryan Marsh - 7th Place Intermediate Male Erin Wooldridge - 9th Place Intermediate Female Kayleigh Foster - 18th Place Intermediate Female Jorja Matthews - 25th Place Intermediate Female Jericho Pogany - 38th Place Intermediate Male Junior - 300/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 3rd Place Junior Male Mia Wooldridge - 14th Place Junior Female Oscar Starr - Thomas - 37th Place Junior Male Scott Marsh - 52nd Place Junior Male Primary School Aquathlon - 1km Run /200m Swim /1km Run Jake Hammond - 29th Place Primary School Male Pipi Barlow - 31st Place Primary School Female Heidi Craig - 37th Place Primary School Female Zoe Davis - 45th Place Primary School Female Kids Aquathlon - 500m Run /100m Swim /500m Run Zak Hammond - 18th Place Kids Aquathlon Male Ava Foreman - 50th Place Kids Aquathlon
Trail Run Australia Sunshine Coast - 28/10/18 21km Trail Run Olivia Latimer - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Female - 5th Place Overall 5km Trail Run Libby Latimer - 1st Place 10-11 Years Female - Dead heat Amber Faherty - 1st Place 10-11 Years Female - Dead heat Summer Latimer - 2nd Place 10-11 Years Female Kiah Cox - 3rd Place 10-11 Years Female
Queensland Schools Athletics Championships - 25-28/10/18 Ella Wooldridge - 3rd Place 16 Years Girls 2000m Steeplechase Peyton Craig - 5th Place 13 Years Boys 800m Ryan Marsh - 7th Place 15 Years Boys 3000m Erin Wooldridge - 8th Place 15 Years Girls 2000m Steeplechase
Trex Cross Triathlon Sunshine Coast - 27.10.18 - 1000/19/7 Brodie Gardner - 1st Place OPEN Male - Race Winner / Queensland Champion Kate Schultz - 1st Place OPEN Female - Race Winner / Queensland Champion Nicholas Hull - 5th Place OPEN Male
A big weekend of racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that raced at Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 1, Blackall 100 and Primary Schools Queensland Athletics Championships in Cairns.
Bribie Island Triathlon held its first race of the series on the weekend over the sprint distance 750/20/5. Swimmers were greeted with Jellyfish in the water. Apart from that it was perfect conditions for racing. Age Category wins went to Jorja Matthews (15-16), Marilyn Shrapnel (70-74) with Team Squirrel, consisting of Tara Partridge (swim), Kelly Enright (cycle) and Tania Gover (run) the Female Teams. While in 2nd place were Ryan Marsh (15-16) and 9th Overall, Michael Woodcock (45-49) and the Team Squirrel Kids, Emily Baker (swim + Cycle) Female Teams, while rounding out the podium finishers in 3rd place was Jericho Pogany (13-14).
Just missing the podium was Scott Marsh 4th (13-14) and Jan Harvey 5th (55-59). While SCTA Club Member and former SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder, Romy Wolstencroft took out the Female Race Win
Kate Gazzard likes a challenge and lined up for the Blackall 100 - which is 100km of running out the back of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. A very undulating course with some nice little climbs. She had a great day out where she won 30-39 Years Female and was 9th Female Overall.
Lastly the juniors 10-12 Years were in Cairns for the Queensland Primary Schools Athletics Championships. I am waiting for the results to be posted but well done to all that competed. Mia Wooldridge, Finn and Pipi Barlow, Rhiannon Corcoran, Kiah Cox and Kasey Peters
Well done to all that raced. Full Results Below Blackall 100 - 20.10.18 Kate Gazzard - 1st Place 30-39 Years Female - 9th Female Overall
Bribie Island Triathlon Series Race # 1 - 21.10.18 750 / 20 / 5 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place OPEN Female - Race Winner Jorja Matthews - 1st Place 15-16 Years Female Tara Partridge / Kelly Enright / Tania Gover - 1st Place Female Teams Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 15-16 Years Male - 9th Overall Michael Woodcock - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Emily Baker - 2nd Place Female Teams Jan Harvey - 5th Place 55-59 Years Female Jessica Lee - 12th Place 35-39 Years Female Ange Hammond - 18th Place 40-44 Years Female Toni Weller - 19th Place 40-44 Years Female
300 / 10 / 3 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female Jericho Pogany - 3rd Place 13-14 Years Male Scott Marsh - 4th Place 13-14 Years Male
A very successful weekend by the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes racing over the weekend at Round # 2 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Raby Bay in very trying conditions with the torrential rain continuing to fall over South East Queensland.
SCTA had 23 athletes race over the Long Course, Super Sprint , Enticer and Kool kids. We had 12 podium finishers that included 6 Category Wins. Not bad for a small contingent that raced. In the Long Course 6 athletes were in the top 36 overall. In the Super Sprint we had 6 in the top 50 and amongst the female we had 7 of them in the top 50 Female. So as you can see the racing was fast and furious and the SCTA Athletes were amongst it.
The Long Course was over the 900/25/6 format, a weird distance but was great to see the crew get amongst it. Michael Hooper led the charge with a win (20-24) and 12th Overall. He is starting to find that form and is improving on from his World Champs Campaign. Jordan Gover took the win as well in the 45-49 despite having an argument with the road where the road came out on top. Pauline Ashley had another strong performance to land on the podium in 3rd 45-49. Lucy Bowden stepped up into the Open Female for this round and was with the placegetters on the bike. She went on to finish 6th Open and 6th Female overall. SCTA Club Members competing Rio Olympian Ryan Fisher who was 3rd Overall and Paul Marchant who won 25-29.
In the Super Sprint, Chloe Turner (25-29) 9th Female Overall, Tania Gover (40-44) 20th Female Overall and Gary Turner (70-74) all had great races to land on top of the winning dais in their respective categories. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig was 25th Overall and took out 2nd U/13, while Ella Wooldridge (16-19) 8th Female Overall and Kelly Enright (30-34) both got 3rd places on the podium. In the Kool Kids Mia Davis (7-9) raced extremely well to land her first ever podium with a 3rd.
On the weekend of 30th September, SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig raced the Agnes Waters Triathlon where he not only took out his category win U/16 Male but also winning the Enticer Overall.
During the recent Schools holidays Anastasia Heikkila participated in the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships and the Australian Orienteering Championships from 29th September to the 2nd October.
Her is Tasha's race report "On the 28th of September, I flew to Adelaide as a part of the Queensland Schools Orienteering Team with 20 other orienteers. We competed in a 9-day carnival which consisted of two sprint orienteering races approximately 3km in distance each, two middle distance orienteering races approximately 5km in distance each, three long distance orienteering races approximately 7km in distance each and two orienteering relay races approximately 5km in distance each.
I finished 14th overall in the senior girl’s category and 11th out of the Australian girls. It was an exhausting yet fun 9 days of racing which saw the Queensland team finish 4th overall behind New Zealand, ACT and Tasmania". Well done Tash
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 2 Raby Bay Triathlon - 14.10.18 Long Course - 900/25/6 Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 12th Overall Paul Marchant - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - 19th Overall Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Ryan Fisher - 3rd Place OPEN Male Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 6th Place OPEN Female - 6th Female Overall
Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Chloe Turner - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 9th Female Overall Tania Gover - 1st Place 40-44 Years Female - 20th Female Overall Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Peyton Craig - 2nd Place U/13 Years Male Ella Wooldridge - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female - 8th Female Overall Kelly Enright - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 6th Place 14-15 Years Female - 11th Female Overall Renee Craig - 9th Place 40-44 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 12th Place 14-15 years Female Jorja Matthews - 15th Place 14-15 Years Female Jack Dann - 21st Place 14-15 Years Male Jericho Pogany - 24th Place 14-15 Years Male
Enticer - 200/5/2 Mia Wooldridge - 7th Place U/14 Years Female - 8th Female Overall Zoe Davis - 15th Place U/14 Years Female
Kool kids - 100/2/500 Mia Davis - 3rd Place 7-9 Years Female Heidi Craig - 26th Place 10-11 Years Female Carter Davis - 31st place 7-9 Years Male
Australian Schools Orienteering Championships- Adelaide - 02-04.10.18 Anastasia Heikkila - 7th Place Senior Girls Team Relay Anastasia Heikkila - 14th Place Senior Girls 6100m Long Course Anastasia Heikkila - 22nd Place Senior Girls 3000m Sprint
Australian Orienteering Championships - Adelaide - 29-30.09.18 Anastasia Heikkila - 10th Place U/20 years Female Teams Relay Anastasia Heikkila - 25th Place U/20 years Female Long Course
Agnes Waters Triathlon - 30.09.18 Enticer - 375/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/16 Years Male - 1st Male Overall
The World Champs may be over, but the racing isn't. Over the weekend the Queensland Triathlon Series had is first race for the series down at Robina over the fast and flat course. Distances included the Olympic Distance (1.5/40/10), Sprint (750/24/5), Enticer (300/8/2.5) and rounded it out with the Kool Kids (100/2/500)
There may have been a small contingent of Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes competing but that didn't stop the podium express or results. There were a few backing up from World Champs, but there were also some athletes making their first race for the season as well.
In the Olympic Distance we had 3 race and walked away with 3 wins in their respective categories. All 3 were backing up from Worlds. Michael Woodcock led the charge with a win in the 45-49 Males and 12th Overall. Pauline Ashley won the 45-49 Females and was 9th Female overall, while Brett Stalley took out the 55-59 Males.
The Sprint Distance had an extra 4km on it due to the road configuration. Nicholas Hull hit the ground running taking out 30-34 Male and 5th Overall. Lucy Bowden backing up from World Champs pushed the bike hard to take 2nd 25-29 Female and 2nd Female Overall. As always in a very competitive age group Ryan Marsh did what he could do to take 7th 14-15 Years Male. Some very close racing in that age group.
While in the Teams, Tara Partridge and Tania Gover needed a longer warm up so they decided to ride from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast on the Saturday and team up with Kelly Enright on race day. Must of work as they landed on the top of podium with the win in the Female Teams. While Dad and Daughter team of Jordan and Evy Gover Teamed up in the mixed teams to finish 5th.
Mia Davis just missed the podium in the Kool Kids with a 4th 7-9. The rest of the Juniors of Heidi Craig, Carter Davis, Scott Marsh, Thomas Beaney and Oscar Starr Thomas all performed well in the respective categories and distances. On the Saturday they had an Open Water Swim with Ryan Marsh 2nd 500m and Jordan Gover 2nd 1000m landing both on the podium.
The Annual Twilight Bay Run was held on Saturday afternoon at Wynnum where Chloe Turner lined up in the 5km dash with her finishing 5th Female Overall and 2nd 18-39. The previous weekend Cycling Queensland held their State Individual Time Trial Championships. Scott Marsh had a great ride to finish 3rd U/15 while older Bro Ryan Marsh was 5th U/17
Well done to all that raced. Full Results Below QTS # 1 - Robina - 23.09.18 Olympic Distance - 1.5/40/10 Michael Woodcock - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - 12th Overall Pauline Ashley - 1st Place 45-49 Years Female - 9th Female Overall Brett Stalley - 1st Place 55-59 Years Male
Sprint Distance - 750/24/5 Nicholas Hull - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - 5th Overall Lucy Bowden - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Ryan Marsh - 7th Place 14-15 Years Male Sprint Teams Tania Gover / Tara Partridge / Kelly Enright - 1st Place Female Teams Jordan Gover / Evy Gover - 5th Place Mixed Teams
Enticer - 300/8/2.5 Zoe Davis - 22nd U/14 Years Female Oscar Starr Thomas - 31st Place U/14 Years Male Scott Marsh - 40th Place U/14 Years Male
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Mia Davis - 4th Place 7-9 Years Female Heidi Craig - 16th Place 10-11 Years Female Thomas Beaney - 18th Place 7-9 Years Male Carter Davis - 22nd Place 7-9 Years Male
Queensland Cycling ITT State Championships - 17.09.18 Scott Marsh - 3rd Place U/15 Years Junior Male Ryan Marsh - 5th Place U/17 Years Junior Male
Twilight Bay Run - Wynnum - 22.09.18 - 5km Chloe Turner - 2nd 18-39 Years Female - 5th Female Overall
What an amazing job the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes did over the 5 days at the World Triathlon Championships on the Gold Coast with the Age Group Sprint Distance on Thursday the 13th, ITU Junior on Saturday 15th and the culmination of Sunday the 16th with Age Group Olympic Distance and WTS Men. The action was fast and furious at all levels of competition and can't believe the results that unfolded.
The count 20 Athletes 2 x Places - Both 2nd 9 Athletes in the Top 10 - 2 x 2nd, 1 x 4th, 1 x 5th, 2 x 6th, 1 x 7th, 1 x 8th, 1 x 10th 14 Athletes in Top 15 - 1 x 12th, 1 x 13th, 2 x 14th, 1 x 15th
With racing there are always the ups and downs. A few seconds quicker here, a transition a little quicker, the 1 Percenters, change the outcome of the performances. We had so many close to the podium, that a few things that went the athletes way we could of seen a few more on the podium. But that is racing and the crew did an amazing job with some unbelievable results. The early morning starts when it was dark cold and gloomy to the late arvo's finishing in the dark. The hard work was rewarded and I couldn't have asked any more of you all.
In the Sprint distance on the Thursday, some amazing racing. We had 9 toe the line over the draft legal format. For some this was their first race in a draft legal format. It was on from the start and the swim held the key to setting up the race for each of the athletes. Matt Wolstencroft and Jordan Gover ripped it up in the 45-49 years to lead off the bike with the initial winner. Matt went on to finish 2nd while Jordan was 6th.
Chloe Turner just missed running down the 3rd place girl by a matter of seconds to finish 4th. Michael Hooper was 7th which saw him 20 secs off the podium. Gary Turner had a great race to take 13th, with Maddi Dutton and Maureen Cummings both 14th. Tania Gover, does it with a smile each time, but serious you are one tough cookie. You epitomise what the sport is about and to finish 15th....Legend!!! Emma Dann rounded out the 9 with 35th. Not the best prep with Grade 12 exams and overall school pressure but you race well with the limited training you were able to do.
Sunday morning greeted the Olympic Distance Athletes with a call the night before to ban disc wheels based on the weather forecast. It did cause a few dramas and fortunately the wind didn't pick up as expected. A massive kudos to the Race Organisers as if that wind had of turned up earlier there could of been some carnage. I know they copped a lot of flack over it, but the right call was made based on the predicted forecast.
We had another 9 athletes toe the line, with Matt Wolstencroft backing up from the Sprint distance and silver medal. Matt went on to take 6th. Kate Schultz you are one very determined and tough cookie. With limited running you led off the bike and struggled your way thru to hit the podium in 2nd place. Well done to You and Brodie Gardner. Lucy Bowden, now you may not had the performance that we were searching for, but you fought your way with determination to a great position in 8th Place. Still a great result and I know there was nothing left in the tank. Tasha Heikkila rounded out our top 10's with a 10th Place. Another determined performance with the pressures of Grade 12 but you dug deep for that.
The ever consistent Brett Stalley aka "Guns". Another one interrupted preparations, but you moved thru the field after the swim to continue to catch one at a time to finish in 12th. In an extremely competitive age group, Michael Woodcock, along with his hectic workload, did an amazing job. The way you finished that run off shows the hard work is paying off with a 38th. The Doc, Charlotte Durand, had a stint of night shifts leading into the race which wasn't ideal but had no choice and got on with her business with a 10 min PB in 39th. Pauline Ashley battled her way to the end, with an interrupted prep, to finish 54th. While Sandii Rixon has improved immensely since joining SCTA, as a FIFO worker its not easy balancing it all but you raced well to finish off with a 58th and a smile on the face.
Romy Wolstencroft lined up in the ITU Junior Female on the Saturday. This was a journey that started 3.5 years ago. From that first initial talk at Moreton Bay Tri to lining up against the Worlds best Juniors. I know I didn't get to finish the journey, but it was great to see you mix it up with them and take them on. You have come a long way in that 3.5 years and to finish 5th, Awesome. Well done on the result and best of luck with your future in this sport
Finally Ryan Fisher, backing up from World 70.3 and mixing it up in the WTS Finale. Performed well to come away with a 27th Place Elite Male
Well done to all that raced. Full results below World Triathlon Championships – 12-13.09.18 – Gold Coast Sprint Distance – 750/20/5 Matthew Wolstencroft – 2nd Place 45-49 years Male Chloe Turner – 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Jordan Gover – 6th Place 45-49 years Male Michael Hooper – 7th Place 20-24 Years Male Gary Turner – 13th Place 70-74 Years Male Maddison Dutton – 14th Place 20-24 Years Female Maureen Cummings – 14th Place 55-59 Years Female Tania Gover – 15th Place 40-44 Years Female Emma Dann – 35th Place 16-19 Years Female
Olympic Distance – 1.5/40/10 Kate Schultz – 2nd Place 35-39 years Female Matthew Wolstencroft – 6th Place 45-49 years Male Lucy Bowden – 8th Place 25-29 Years Female Anastasia Heikkila – 10th Place 18-19 Years Female Brett Stalley – 12th Place 55-59 Years Male Michael Woodcock – 38th Place 45-49 Years Male Charlotte Durand – 39th Place 25-29 Years Female Pauline Ashley – 54th Place 45-49 years Female Sandii Rixon – 58th Place 30-34 Years Female
ITU Junior - 750/20/5 - Draft Legal Romy Wolstencroft – 5th Place Junior Female
WTS – 1.5/40/10 – Draft Legal Ryan Fisher – 27th Place Elite Male
Just a small contingent that raced on the weekend at the 70.3 World Championships at Port Elizabeth Bay in South Africa over the 1.9km Swim, 90km Cycle and 21.1km Run.
With a beach swim that had a few waves, a cycle course that had some challenging hills and headwinds and a flat run course that produced some amazing times. SCTA had 2 athletes racing. With the females racing on the Saturday and Men on the Sunday.
Marion Tuin led the charge in the 30-34 years female. After her recent bronze medal at the World Long Course she made the trip to Australia for the final prep leading into her major race in south Africa. She had a solid swim and a great ride to hit the run course in 3rd place and in touch with the leaders. Unfortunately her run legs didn't come to the party and she battled on to record a 10th place in her category and 20th Female Age Group overall. Still not a bad performance with times and placing.
That's part of racing. Sometimes it goes to plan and other times it doesn't. It gives us a chance to reflect and better prepare for the next race.
SCTA Club Member Ryan Fisher toed the line with a Stellar Pro Men's field. Weather wasn't kind to the Men with wet roads and showers. Ryan lead out of the water with the front group of 8. Onto the bike he rode with the front pack for the first half of the ride and slipped away to exit the bike just out of the top 10. Fishman ran strongly to average under 4min /km for the half marathon to finish in 22nd place. Ryan will be a starter at the World Triathlon Champs on the Gold Coast on 16th September.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below World 70.3 Championships - South Africa - 1-2.09.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - 10th Place 30-34 Years Female Ryan Fisher - 22nd Place Professional Male
A massive weekend for racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Australian Cross Country Champs on Saturday and on Sunday at Sunshine Coast 70.3 and Ballina Triathlon.
On one of the hardest courses going around at the Maleny Golf Course, SCTA had 3 juniors lining up in the Australian Cross Country Championships. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig put the perfect race together to claim the National U/14 Years Male Title. He ended up with 3 Gold Medals with the Individual Title, Team Title and Relay Title over 2 days of fast and furious racing.
Not to be outdone Mia Wooldridge was 10th in the 12 Years Girls having a great run where 60 seconds separated the first 10. Ella Wooldridge ran very well against a quality field and girls a year older than her in the U/18 Female and a NZ team, where she finished 67th
The weather gods didn't shine on the Sunshine Coast 70.3 this year. With predictions of torrential rain and storms. Fortunately the storms stayed away but the rain came in bursts throughout the event which made it cooler with light winds and fast times.
SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn had a great race where he was crowned the fastest age Grouper on the course and winning the 25-29 Years. The Team of Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis were the first Team home taking out the Male Teams as well.
There were plenty of SCTA Athletes out in action and all performed extremely well. Tara Partridge and Kelly Enright both produced PB over the distance and had amazing races. Was great to see SCTA Sponsor Grant Elliot from Stratton Finance Mooloolaba out there racing as well. well done to all that raced in the 70.3
While done in Ballina, there was a bit of fine tuning for the upcoming World Champs over the sprint distance. Brett Stalley had a sprint finished and was just pipped out on the category win. Matt Wolstencroft (45-49) took bragging rights over Romy Wolstencroft (18-19) with both 2nd in their respective categories while Pauline Ashley (45-49) was 3rd.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 26.08.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - Fastest AG Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis - 1st Place Male Teams - Fastest Team Overall Paul Marchant - 7th Place 25-29 Years Male Emily Baker / Ange Brearley - 9th Place Female Teams Kierra Sansome - 10th Place Professional Female Zsolt Dallos - 12th Place 35-39 Years Male Mitch Baker - 12th Place 25-29 Years Male Stuart Louth / Kev Hammond / Dean Saunders - 15th Place Male Team Erin Reid - 17th Place 40-44 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 19th Place Professional Male Kelly Enright - 20th Place 30-34 Years Female Tara Partridge - 26th Place 45-49 Years Female Norm Marsh - 26th Place 50-54 Years Male Sarah Pye - 26th Place 35-39 years Female Kerry Barlow - 32nd Place 45-49 Years Female Grant Elliot - 102nd Place 45-49 Years Male Luke Jensen - 130th Place 40-44 Years Male
Ballina Triathlon - 26.08.18 - 750/20/5 Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 18-19 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female
Australian Cross Country Championships - Maleny - 25.08.18 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - 3km - National Champion Peyton Craig - 1st Place Individual Team U/14 Years Male 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place Team Relay U/14 Years Male Mia Wooldridge - 10th Place 12 Years Girls 3km Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place Individual Team 12 Years Female 3km Mia Wooldridge - 3rd Place Team Relay 12 Years Female Ella Wooldridge - 67th Place U/18 Years Girls 4km
The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes were out in force on home turf for the Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival and in Townsville for their annual Triathlon Festival.
On the Saturday Ryan Marsh lined up in the Townville Triathlon Festival over the Sprint Distance where he had a great race and learning more how to race over this distance. He finished 7th Overall and took 3rd Place 14-19 Years against some older competitors.
On the Sunshine Coast for the Marathon Run festival, athletes were greeted with cool conditions that were perfect for running. As the day went on the predicted westerly wind came thru and was quite strong in gusts.
Jason Shortis (45-49) lead the charge in the Marathon with a category win and 8th overall. Gary Binet (50-54) who, with a few others are credited with getting this event off the ground and supporting the Ronald McDonalds charity house, decided to run this year instead of running around sorting out the course. He wanted to beat his personal best that he set 5 years ago and came up 17 secs short. A great effort and secured his category win and 9th overall. Kate "Doc" Gazzard (35-39) had another solid run with a 6th place. Awesome work from Wade Scougall who was one of the pacers giving up his time to guide the athletes around the course.
The Half Marathon saw Kaya Shults (15-17) take 3rd in her category, while both Meegan Walker and Ange Brearley had solid runs as well.
In the 10km, Jake Hynes (18-20) led the charge with a solid run taking the category win and 9th overall. The girls had a field day out there as well with Romy Wolstencroft (18-20) led the charge of the Females with the overall 10km title and category win.Clare Rickards (21-24) taking the category win and 6th female overall. Marion Tuin (30-34) in her final preps of World 70.3 Champs in South Africa, finished 2nd in her category and 7th female overall.
The 5km event was another dominate display from the SCTA Crew with Michael Hooper (21-24), 4th overall, SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holders Peyton Craig (15-17), 6th Overall and Macey Roberts (15-17), 5th Female overall. Maddi Dutton (21-24), 10th Female overall, Drew Walker (40-44) and Drew Westbrook (45-49) all finished 2nd in their respective categories.
While in the 2km Run we saw Heidi Craig (5-10) continue her great running with a 10th Female overall and 7th in her category.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival - 19.08.19 Marathon Jason Shortis - 1st Place 45-49 years Male - 8th Overall Gary Binet - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - 9th Overall Kate Gazzard - 6th Place 35-39 Years Female Half Marathon Kaya Shults - 3rd Place 15-17 Years Female Meegan Walker - 34th Place 35-39 Years Female Ange Brearley - 42nd Place 30-34 Years Female 10km Jake Hynes - 1st Place 18-20 years Male - 9th Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-20 Years Female - Female Race Winner Clare Rickards - 1st Place 21-24 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Marion Tuin - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female - 7th Female Overall 5km Michael Hooper - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Male - 4th Overall Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 11-14 Years Male - 6th Overall Macey Roberts - 2nd Place 15-17 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Maddison Dutton - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Female - 10th Female Overall Drew Walker - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Drew Westbrook - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male 2km Heidi Craig - 7th Place 5-10 Years Female - 10th Female Overall
Townsville Triathlon - 18.08.19 - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 14-19 Years Male - 7th Overall