What a tough weekend of racing for Round # 5 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Robina. Very hot and humid conditions greeted the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes. Water temp of 29.5 degrees, outside temp nudging 36 degrees made for some hot, fast and furious racing with athletes trying to gain valuable points for the Olympic Distance Australian Age Group Team for the World Championships.
In the Open's we had SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Jake Hynes up against some seasoned Professionals which was going to make it tough racing. Every race he gains valuable experience that he will take into rounds 2, 3 and 4 of the National Junior Series. A 3rd place today and some play money for the effort. Kirra Seidel had a great race return from injury where she took out line honours in the Open Female. Wins in their respective age groups and maximum points went to Lucy Bowden (25-29), Brett Stalley (55-59) and Brodie Gardner (30-34), while Anastasia Heikkila (16-19) and Kate Schultz (30-34) just miss the win with 2nd places. Just missing the podium was Matt Wolstencroft 4th (45-49) with other top 10 results to Olivia Latimer 6th (35-39), Pauline Ashley 7th (45-49) and Sharlene Leeson 9th (40-44). All in all nearly every athlete that raced in the Olympic Distance gained points towards selection.
In the Super Sprint, SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Romy Wolstencroft, continued her great form with the overall Female Race Win, 16-19 years win and finishing 22nd overall amongst the Males. It was a building race for Romy leading into Race # 2 of the National Junior Series in Adelaide on 3rd/4th February. Tania Gover 1st (40-44) had another great race and warmed up cheering all the crew on in the OD. The Turner family had a run of 2nd's with both Chloe (25-29) and Gary (65-69) on the podium. While it was great to see Kaya Shults 3rd (16-19) back racing with some form and coming home strongly in the run.
It was a great day out for all the SCTA Juniors of Ryan Marsh, Kayleigh Foster, Jazzy Shults, Emma and Jack Dann, that raced in the Super Sprint with most of them building for Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs which are to be held in 5 weeks time. Some great results and a learning experience for the major race in a few weeks.
On Saturday we saw the Enticer and Kool Kids along with open water swims. In the Enticer we saw Scott Marsh 19th (U/14 Male) and Zoe Davis 25th (U/14 Female) continue to grow and develop with their racing. Always hard racing up against older athletes but the skills and development is coming which is great to see.
While in the Kool Kids, Finn Barlow (10-11) and Parker Duetzmann (7-9) continued their dominance of their respective categories with race wins. Finn was the fastest female overall in the Kool Kids and 10th place outright amongst the boys, One place in front of Parker who finished 9th overall. Pipi Barlow had another great race for 5th (7-9). Bonnie Cathcart, Maddison and Hugo Cattle all had strong races.
Mia Davis had a race to forget. Her front wheel punctured 3 times before the event. We finally got it to stay up with a few patches as the spare tube they had punctured as well. Once she got out onto the bike the wheel went down, but she continued to push on and finish the race in 39th Place (7-9). A true display of not giving up and getting to the finish line. Well done Mia
while in the Open Water swim on the Saturday afternoon Ryan Marsh lined up in the 500m and narrowly missed the win with a 2nd place overall.
Well done to all that raced and full Results Below
QTS # 5 - Robina Triathlon - 13-14.01.18 - 1.5/40/10 - Australian Team Selection Race Lucy Bowden – 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Brett Stalley – 1st Place 55-59 Years Male Brodie Gardner – 1st Place 30-34 Years Male Kirra Seidel – 1st Place OPEN Female Race Winner Kate Schultz – 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female Anastasia Heikkila – 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female Jake Hynes – 3rd Place OPEN Male Matt Wolstencroft – 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Olivia Latimer – 6th Place 35-39 Years Female Pauline Ashley – 7th Place 45-49 Years Female Sharlene Leeson – 9th Place 40-44 Years Female Mitch Baker – 11th Place 25-29 Years Male Michael Woodcock – 12th Place 45-49 Years Male Timmy Hortz – 14th Place 30-34 Years Male Charlotte Durand – 15th Place 25-29 Years Female Wade Scougall – 19th Place 40-44 Years Male Jessica Lee – 24th Place 35-39 Years Female Scott Shults – 33rd Place 40-44 Years Male
Super Sprint – 400/16/4 Romy Wolstencroft – 1st Place 16-19 Years Female Race Winner Tania Gover – 1st Place 40-44 Years Female Chloe Turner – 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner – 2nd Place 65-69 Years Male Kaya Shults – 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female Ryan Marsh – 6th Place 14-15 years Male Kayleigh Foster – 7th Place 14-15 Years Female Emma Dann – 9th Place 16-19 Years Female Jack Dann – 20th Place 14-15 Years Male
Enticer – 200/5/2 Scott Marsh – 19th Place U/14 Years Male Zoe Davis – 25th Place U/14 Years Female
Kool Kids – 100/2/500 Finn Barlow – 1st Place 10-11 Years Female Parker Duetzmann – 1st Place 7-9 Years Male Pipi Barlow – 5th Place 7-9 Years Female Bonnie Cathcart – 24th Place 7-9 Years Female Maddison Cattle – 30th Place 7-9 Years Female Hugo Cattle – 30th Place 10-11 Years Male Mia Davis - 39th Place 7-9 Years Female