Some amazing results from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that have been action over the past 2 weekends with Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon, Taupo 70.3, Yamba Triathlon, Australian Athletics Championships and QTS # 4 at Raby Bay. 28 Athletes racing with 16 podiums and a World 70.3 Qualification. Well done Team SCTA!!
The Christmas Round at the QTS # 4 was at Raby Bay with sweltering heat on the Saturday with a slightly cool change and wind on race morning which was a welcomed change. It still warmed up throughout the morning but not the 37 degrees that we had the day before.
In the Long Course Lucy Bowden made it 4 straight podiums in the OPEN Female with a 3rd place. Taking out Age wins were Matt Billington (25-29) and Jordan Gover (45-49) while Brett Stalley was 3rd (55-59). Just missing the podium in 4th were Paul Marchant (OPEN Male) and Alana Park (25-29) with Rebecca Howell 5th (25-29)
Super Sprint was dominated by SCTA Athletes. In the ladies we had 3 in the top 4 overall, while in the Males we had 2 in the top 10. With the Juniors racing Race # 1 of the National Junior Series on the Thursday, we went in with some speed change up to suit what we needed for the major racing coming in 5 days time. Age group wins to Margo Mackintosh (35-39) and fastest female and 7th Overall amongst the men. SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Ella Wooldridge (16-19) and 2nd Female and 10th Overall, Chloe Turner (25-29) and Gary Turner (70-74). In 2nd Place was SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Ryan Marsh (16-19) and 4th Overall, Peyton Craig (14-15) and 8th Overall in 3rd Places to Erin Wooldridge (16-19) and 4th Female Overall and Jericho Pogany (14-15). Mia Wooldridge (U/14) took Fastest Female and 4th Overall in the Enticer
Matthew Wolstencroft headed to the annual Yamba Triathlon over the sprint distance, where he lined up in the OPEN Males to just miss the podium with a 4th Place
Mackenzie Ofield went to the West for the Australian Athletics Champs where they were greeted with heat wave temperatures. Macca lined up in the 3000m Walk where she claimed a PB and 8th Place U/ 16 Girls
In Taupo for the 70.3 on the Worlds Course for 2020, where the water temp was nudging 14 degrees at the start of the week warmed up a bit to around 18 degrees on race morning. Conditions were tough with a strong headwind blowing up for the last 20km of the bike. A tough undulating run course took the sting out of the legs. Mick Woodcock claimed the last 70.3 Worlds Selection Spot in the biggest age group field in the 45-49 with a 13th place. Tania Gover 19th (40-44), Kelly Enright 24th (35-39) and Tara Partridge 27th (45-49) all had strong races.
Chloe Glover headed to Canberra to compete in the Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon which also doubled as a draft legal sprint distance and Worlds Qualifier. Chloe had a strong race to finish 2nd 30-34
The crazy cats of Tania Gover and Tara Partridge headed over to Taupo to compete in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge of 320km or 2 laps around the lake with it being quite undulating and a start time of 1.30am in the morning in very cool conditions. Both ladies did a lot of riding into the event and that showed with them both winning their respective age categories and finishing tied 2nd female overall.
Well done to all that Race. Full results below QTS # 4 - Raby Bay Triathlon - 08.12.19 Long Course - 900/25/6 Matt Billington - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 3rd Place OPEN Female Brett Stalley - 3rd Place 55-59 Years Male Paul Marchant - 4th Place OPEN Male Alana Park - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Rebecca Howell - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Margo Mackintosh - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female - Fastest Female Overall Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall Chloe Turner - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Male - 4th Overall Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 14-15 Years Male - 8th Overall Erin Wooldridge - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Jericho Pogany - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male Jorja Matthews - 8th Place 16-19 Years Female Enticer - 200/5/2 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place U/14 Years Female - Fastest Female / 5th Overall Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Billie Elsum - 26th Place 7-9 Years Female
Yamba Triathlon - 08.12.19 - 750/20/5 Matthew Wolstencroft - 4th Place OPEN Male
Australian Athletics Champs - Perth 06-08.12.19 Mackenzie Ofied - 8th Place U/16 Girls 3000m Walk
Taupo 70.3 - 07.12.19 Simon Hearn - 9th Place PROFESSIONAL Male Mick Woodcock - 13th Place 45-49 years Male - Qualified for 70.3 World Champs Tania Gover - 19th Place 40-44 Years Female Kelly Enright - 24th Place 35-39 Years Female Tara Partridge - 27th Place 45-49 years Female
Jackie Fairweather Memorial Tri - Canberra - 30.11.19 - 750/20/5 Chloe Glover - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge - 30.11.19 - 320km Cycle Tania Gover - 1st Place 35-44 Years Female - Tied 2nd Female Overall Tara Partridge - 1st Place 45-54 Years Female - Tied 2nd Female Overall