Great racing from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members in action at Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon and Goondiwindi Hell of the West.
We were greeted with perfect conditions for the Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon, which meant fast and furious racing. Starting off the proceedings was the Oceania Cup Triathlon with automatic qualification for the Winners for Commonwealth Games. Sophie Burger lined up for her first ever Elite Female Race at this level. the pace was on from the get go and a great swim set up the opportunity to get in with some good riders in the pack over the draft legal format, that saw her come off the bike with the leading females. Sophie ran strongly to finish a credible 24th. An amazing experience that Sophie will gain confidence from for future racing.
In the Age Group racing it doubled as the Triathlon Queensland Sprint Championships as well. Kim Alexander 1st (50-54) and Greg Bush 1st (65-69) both crowned State Champions. 2nd Place to Jordan Gover (50-54) and Brett Stalley (55-59) both silver State Medalists. Receiving Bronze Medals in the Qld Champs was Kyle Wallis (16-17), Angela Vinnicombe (40-44) and Pauline Ashley (45-49).
In the Enticer, which also doubled as the U/14 Qld Sprint Champs saw Addison Houslip continued her great form to take the Overall Female Line honours, U/14 Title and State Champion.
Lauren Murphy took the 5hr road trip out the the annual Goondiwindi Hell of the West which saw the swim leg moved to the duck pond due to the recent flooding that saw the McIntyre River too dirty to swim in. The format was 2km Swim, 3.2km Run, 80km Cycle and then a 16.8km Run. Lauren had a strong swim to set a good position that she could build on during the race. We are in the first steps of her build to Cairns Ironman so it was a good indication to see where we are at with the training. She had a good day out where she came away with a 3rd 40-44 and 25th Female Overall. Well done to all that Raced. Full Results Below Luke Harrop Memorial Gold Coast Triathlon - 03.04.22 Oceania Triathlon Cup - Elite Female Brittany Dutton - 18th Place Elite Female Sophie Burger - 24th Place Elite Female Oceania Triathlon Cup - Elite Male Ryan Marsh - 33rd Place Elite Male Sprint Distance - Queensland Championships Kim Alexander - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - QLD Champion Greg Bush - 1st Place 65-69 Years Male - QLD Champion Jodan Gover - 2nd Place 50-54 Years Male - 2nd QLD Champs Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male - 2nd QLD Champs Pauline Ashley - 4th Place 45-49 Years Female - 3rd QLD Champs Angela Vinnicombe - 5th Place 40-44 Years Female - 3rd QLD Champs Emma McInnes - 6th Place16-19 Years Female Rachel James - 8th Place 35-39 Years Female Kyle Wallis - 9th Place 16-19 Years Male - 3rd QLD Champs John Sheridan - 10th Place 50-54 Years Male Robert Simms - 11th Place 40-44 Years Male Ben Cook - 26th Place 35-39 Years Male Josh Christie - 32nd Place 35-39 Years Male Enticer - 300/6.7/2.5 Addison Houslip - 1st Place U/14 Years Female - QLD Champ - 1st Female Overall Jayden James - 5th Place U/16 Years Male Emily Simms - 9th Place U/14 Years Female
Goondiwindi Hell of the West Triathlon - 03.04.22 - 2km Swim / 3.2km / 80km Cycle / 16.8km Run Lauren Murphy - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female