A massive weekend for racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Australian Cross Country Champs on Saturday and on Sunday at Sunshine Coast 70.3 and Ballina Triathlon.
On one of the hardest courses going around at the Maleny Golf Course, SCTA had 3 juniors lining up in the Australian Cross Country Championships. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig put the perfect race together to claim the National U/14 Years Male Title. He ended up with 3 Gold Medals with the Individual Title, Team Title and Relay Title over 2 days of fast and furious racing.
Not to be outdone Mia Wooldridge was 10th in the 12 Years Girls having a great run where 60 seconds separated the first 10. Ella Wooldridge ran very well against a quality field and girls a year older than her in the U/18 Female and a NZ team, where she finished 67th
The weather gods didn't shine on the Sunshine Coast 70.3 this year. With predictions of torrential rain and storms. Fortunately the storms stayed away but the rain came in bursts throughout the event which made it cooler with light winds and fast times.
SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn had a great race where he was crowned the fastest age Grouper on the course and winning the 25-29 Years. The Team of Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis were the first Team home taking out the Male Teams as well.
There were plenty of SCTA Athletes out in action and all performed extremely well. Tara Partridge and Kelly Enright both produced PB over the distance and had amazing races. Was great to see SCTA Sponsor Grant Elliot from Stratton Finance Mooloolaba out there racing as well. well done to all that raced in the 70.3
While done in Ballina, there was a bit of fine tuning for the upcoming World Champs over the sprint distance. Brett Stalley had a sprint finished and was just pipped out on the category win. Matt Wolstencroft (45-49) took bragging rights over Romy Wolstencroft (18-19) with both 2nd in their respective categories while Pauline Ashley (45-49) was 3rd.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 26.08.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - Fastest AG Michael Hooper / Michael Woodcock / Jason Shortis - 1st Place Male Teams - Fastest Team Overall Paul Marchant - 7th Place 25-29 Years Male Emily Baker / Ange Brearley - 9th Place Female Teams Kierra Sansome - 10th Place Professional Female Zsolt Dallos - 12th Place 35-39 Years Male Mitch Baker - 12th Place 25-29 Years Male Stuart Louth / Kev Hammond / Dean Saunders - 15th Place Male Team Erin Reid - 17th Place 40-44 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 19th Place Professional Male Kelly Enright - 20th Place 30-34 Years Female Tara Partridge - 26th Place 45-49 Years Female Norm Marsh - 26th Place 50-54 Years Male Sarah Pye - 26th Place 35-39 years Female Kerry Barlow - 32nd Place 45-49 Years Female Grant Elliot - 102nd Place 45-49 Years Male Luke Jensen - 130th Place 40-44 Years Male
Ballina Triathlon - 26.08.18 - 750/20/5 Brett Stalley - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male Romy Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 18-19 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female
Australian Cross Country Championships - Maleny - 25.08.18 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - 3km - National Champion Peyton Craig - 1st Place Individual Team U/14 Years Male 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place Team Relay U/14 Years Male Mia Wooldridge - 10th Place 12 Years Girls 3km Mia Wooldridge - 2nd Place Individual Team 12 Years Female 3km Mia Wooldridge - 3rd Place Team Relay 12 Years Female Ella Wooldridge - 67th Place U/18 Years Girls 4km