Another big weekend for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at New Zealand Ironman, Australian Junior Series Race # 4 in Perth, The finale of the Bribie Island Triathlon Series with Race # 4 and Mooloolaba Mile Swim.
Over in the West, Ryan Marsh - SCTA / Protector Aluminium Scholarship holder, was in action at Race # 4 of the National Junior Series. With a 6th, 3rd and a 2nd in the series so far, Race # 4 was double points and end of the series. After a strong swim Ryan was in the 2nd pack on the cycle leg but couldn't close the gap to Series Leader Col Curry (QLD).
Ryan had been running well in the previous races he has been in and today was no exception. Once the Mizuno run shoes were on he left the group behind and started chasing Col down. Unfortunately he ran out of road to finish 2nd place in ITU Youth B and take out 2nd place in the series as well.
Mooloolaba Beach was the perfect setting for the Annual Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim. With a small wave to make the swim in interesting Peyton Craig led the charge taking out the win 8-12 Years 800m, while Kevin Hammond continued his recovery from shoulder operation lining up in the mile with a 10th place finish 35-39 Years.
At Bribie Island Tri for the finale of the 4 race series, under perfect conditions for racing, Marilyn Shrapnel led the charge amongst the results taking out the win in 65-69 years, While Jessica Lee has podium in all 4 races with 3rd yesterday in 30-34 Years (series tally of 2 x 2nd and 2 x 3rd places). While in the Open Categories Chris George (4th Male) and Rebecca Ungermann (5th Female) rounded out he results from SCTA Athletes.
Lastly the series results are up from the QTS with SCTA athletes securing 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd and 3 x 3rd. Also SCTA as a club finished in 6th place behind clubs that had a larger number of participants than we did. So as a whole I am very happy with the QTS series and athlete performances from 2016-17 Season.
Well done to all that raced. See below full results from the weekend's racing
Bribie Island Triathlon Race # 4 - 05.03.17 750/20/5 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 65-69 Years Female Jessica Lee - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Chris George - 4th Place Open Male Rebecca Ungermann - 5th Place Open Female
Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim - 05.03.17 Peyton Craig - 1st Place 8-12 Years Male 800m Junior Giants Kevin Hammond - 10th Place 35-39 Years Male Mile
Australian Junior Series Race # 4 Perth - 04.03.17 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place ITU Youth B and 2nd in the Series
New Zealand Ironman - 04.03.17 3.8/180/42.2 Tania Gover - 11th 40-44 Years Female - 13:47:29
2016-17 Queensland Triathlon Series Result from 7 races Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 13 Years Male Tania Gover - 1st Place 40-44 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 2nd Place 13 Years Female Kelly Enright - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female Jordan Gover - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Male Jazzy Shults - 3rd Place U/14 Female Enticer Parker Deutzmann - 3rd Place 7-9 Years Male Kool Kids Matthew Nixon - 5th Place 10-11 Years Male Kool Kids Emmna Dann - 7th Place 14-15 Years Female Rachel James - 8th Place 30-34 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 8th Place 55-59 Years Female Jemma Hynes - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Kool Kids Zsolt Dallos - 9th Place 35-39 Years Male Kaya Shults - 10th Place 14-15 Years Female
Well done to all that raced and best of luck to all competing in the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival