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