A very busy weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members in action over the weekend.
At Lake Kawana on Saturday we had the Triathlon Queensland Aquathlon Championships in warmer and humid conditions. with an afternoon start time. SCTA had 7 Athletes in the Sprint distance of 750m Swim / 5km Run and ran away with 5 x State Champions and 2 x 2nd Places. State Champions to Rebecca Howell (25-29), Jordan Gover (50-54), Gary Turner (70-74) with Club Members Paul Marchant (25-29) and Damian Bulters (35-39). 2nd places to YoYo Hung (25-29) and Lauren Murphy (40-44).
Also on Saturday at Ewen Maddock Dam was the scene for the Triathlon Queensland State Cross Triathlon Champs where we saw State Champions to Margo Mackintosh (40-44) with SCTA Club Members Brodie Gardner 1st (Open Male) and Ashleigh Hunter 2nd (Open Female). Both Brodie and Ashleigh backed up in the Dirt Masters which combined the Cross Tri withe a MTB race on the Sunday that saw Brodie take out the Title and Ashleigh 4th Place.
Sunday we were back at Lake Kawana for the Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs that was also doubling as Regional Trials for the Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs to be held in Hervey Bay in February 2022. Hot conditions with slight breeze made for some fast racing. In the Seniors racing over the sprint distance saw Ethan Close 4th and Sophie Burger 7th.
Racing doesn't always go to plan but for the rest of the SCTA Athletes they will take away some valuable lessons that will be used in future races. In the Seniors, Callum Close, Kyle Wallis and Ruby Blue Weepers. In the Intermediates Saul Nicol Rann, Jayden James, Tabitha Fraser and Club Member Grace Brimelow. for the Juniors Eva Nicol Rann, Millan Power, Wade Wallis and Club Member Jude Brimelow Lachlan Vasniak. In the Primary Aquathlon Billie Elsum. Some athletes from the Mov3 Program that competed included Meadow Sutherland, Flynn McHugh, Will McHugh, Harrison Jefferies and Harvey Hoolihan.
First Race of the Bribie Island Triathlon Series was taking place as well with Steve Miller 6th (60-64 Long Course) while Marilyn Shrapnel 1st (70-74 Short Course)
At Burleigh Heads for the Burleigh 2km Open water swim saw Janelle McCosker 3rd (60+) while Nicole Kelly 4th (50-59).
Well done to all that raced. Full Results below Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs - 24.10.21 Senior - 750/20/5 Ethan Close - 4th Place Male Sophie Burger - 7th Place Female Ruby Blue Weepers - 26th Place Female Kyle Wallis - 27th Place Male Intermediate - 500/15/4 Saul Nicol Rann - 17th Place Male Grace Brimelow - 33rd Place Female Tabitha Fraser - 47th Place Female Jayden James - 48th Place Male Junior - 400/10/2.5 Millan Power - 17th Place Male Eva Nicol Rann - 24th Place Female Jude Brimelow - 30th Place Male Wade Wallis - 44th Place Male Lachlan Vasniak - 73rd Place Male
Bribie Triathlon Race # 1 - 24.10.21 Long Course Steven Miller - 5th Place 60-64 Years Male Short Course Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70-74 Years Female
Burleigh 2km Swim - 24.10.21 Janelle McCosker - 3rd Place 60+ Female Nicole Kelly - 4th Place 50-59 Years Female
Queensland Aquathlon Champs - 23.10.21 Sprint - 750m Swim / 5km Run Rebecca Howell - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - QLD Champ Paul Marchant - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - QLD Champ Damian Bulters - 1st Place 35-39 Years Male - QLD Champ Jordan Gover - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - QLD Champ Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male - QLD Champ YoYo Hung - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Lauren Murphy - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Enticer - Chloe Turner - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female Primary Aquathlon - 1km Run / 200m Swim / 1km Run Billie Elsum - 39th Place Female Flynn McHugh - 58th Place - Male Kids Aquathlon - 500m Run / 100m Swim / 500m Run Will McHugh - 10th Place Male Harrison Jefferies - 25th Place Male
Queensland Cross Triathlon Champs - 23.10.21 Long Course - 1500/28.5/10.5 Brodie Gardner - 1st Place OPEN Male - QLD Champ Margo Mackintosh - 1st Place 40-44 Years Female - QLD Champ Ashleigh Hunter - 2nd Place OPEN Female Brodie Gardner - 1st Place Dirt Masters Ashleigh Hunter - 4th Place Dity Masters