Another busy weekend for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Asia Pacific Ironman Championships in Cairns, Cairns 70.3 and the finale of the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series at Elizabeth Daniels Park.
Cairns Ironman put on perfect weather for fast times in the Ironman and 70.3 races. The 70.3 straight swim with current and chop behind them, while the Ironman had a bit of current and chop to contend with in the first half of the 3.8km swim, but came home fast with the current and chop behind them.
Once out onto he bike the tailwind was there, but by the time they turn the wind had dropped out. For the 70.3 this was ideal as the wind back to Cairns was very slight. In the Ironman the wind played nicely and only saw the last 30km straight with a slight wind, that was hitting the face that we had seen in years gone by.
The cooler temperatures throughout the day help with fast run times and we saw both Male and female Professional winners breaking the race records.
All 4 of the SCTA athlete in the Ironman had great days out. They had all done the work leading into he race and we saw that rewarded with some great performances from the all. Leading the charge finishing in 11:51:05 was Paul McDonald (80th 35-39). Rebecca Sheppard with 12:20:21 (15th 40-44) not far behind was Tara Baker in 12:28:42 (16th 40-44) and rounding out the team was Sarah Pye in 13:16:33 (24th 35-39).
In the 70.3 race we saw some great performances from the crew. Lucy Bowden (25-29) had a great day out apart from losing her water bottles on the the first speed bump right in front of the Coach, but she got thru the setback to finish 4th and 12th Female overall. Ty Harding had a solid day out on the course with a 5th place in a very competitive 40-44 years to place 33rd overall. Norm Marsh (50-54) was back after his knee surgery with a 18th place. Chris Pye (30-34) had a good showing in 28th while it was great to see the Big Dog Kev Hammond out having another crack with 48th 35-39.
Finally at the Allez Sport Cross Country Series Race # 6, we saw Toni Deutzmann (40-49 10km) continue her dominance with another win, the consistent Olivia Latimer (U/40 10km) 2nd place as too Jazzy Shults (U/14 3km). Claiming 3rd places were Chris George (U/40 10km) and Chloe Turner (U/40 6km). Jan Harvey (50-59 10km) just missed the podium in 4th, while Kaya Shults (U/40 6km) was 6th.
Over the 6 races we saw Chris George (U/40 10km) and Toni Deutzmann (40-49 10km) were Series Winners in their respective categories. Runner Ups went to Olivia Latimer (U/40 10km) and Jazzy Shults (U/14 3km). Jen Shults (40-49 10km), Chloe Turner (U/40 6km) and Jan Harvey (50-59 6km) all recorded 3rd Places.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below.
Asia Pacific Ironman Championships - 11/06/17 - 3.8/180/42.2 - Cairns Rebecca Sheppard - 15th Place 40-44 Years Female - 12:20:21 Tara Baker - 16th Place 40-44 Years Female - 12:28:42 Sarah Pye - 24th Place 35-39 Years Female - 13:16:33 Paul McDonald - 80th Place 35-39 Years Male - 11:51:05
Cairns 70.3 - 11/06/17 - 1.9/90/21.1 Lucy Bowden - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female - 12th Female Overall Ty Harding - 5th Place 40-44 Years Male - 33rd Overall Norm Marsh - 18th Place 50-54 Years Male Chris Pye - 28th Place 30-34 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 48th Place 35-39 Years Male
Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 6 - 11/06/12 - Elizabeth Daniels Park Toni Deutzmann - 1st Place 40-49 Years Female 10km Olivia Latimer - 2nd Place U/40 Female 10km Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female 3km Chris George - 3rd Place U/40 Male 10km Chloe Turner - 3rd Place U/40 Female 6km Jan Harvey - 4th Place 50-59 Years Female 6km Kaya Shults - 6th Place U/40 Female 6km
Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series - 6 races Chris George - Series Winner U/40 Male 10km Toni Deutzmann - Series Winner 40-49 Years Female 10km Olivia Latimer - 2nd Place U/40 Female 10km Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place U/14 Years Female 3km Chloe Turner - 3rd Place U/40 Female 6km Jan Harvey - 3rd Place 50-59 Years Female 6km Jen shults - 3rd Place 40-49 Years Female 10km