The first round of the Queensland Triathlon Series brought to you by The Event Crew was held at Robina on 27th September.
Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes were in action across all 4 distances with a new long course format and cycle course change to mix it up for the first race of the series.
Under perfect conditions for racing we saw some fast swimming with a wetsuit swim, and very fast ride for the flat and slightly technical new bike course and the normal flat run. It was great to see everyone back out racing for the series and for me joining with my partner in crime Noel Phillips on the microphone for commentary. Always fun times
The "Big Dog" finally got on the podium in the 90-99kg division and took out a very convincing win. Well done Kevin Hammond - the hard work and consistency is paying off. Jess Corliss is finding her way back with a win in the 16-19 years. Jemma Hynes was on the podium in the Kool Kids with a 2nd as to Josh Nixon Melly Charlton found herself on the podium once again for 3rd 30-34 years.
Kevin Hammond - 1st 90-99kg Clydesdale Long Course Jessica Corliss - 1st 16-19 years Female - Short Course Jemma Hynes - 2nd 7-9 Years Female - Kool Kids Joshua Nixon - 2nd 10-11 Years Male - Kool Kids Mel Charlton - 3rd 30-34 Years Female - Long Course Savannah Wayner - 5th Open Female - Long Course Lachlan Sinclair - 5th 14-15 Years Male - Short Course Matthew Nixon - 6th 7-9 Years Male - Kool Kids Elliot Gray - 8th 14-15 Years Male - Short Course Paris Shield - 9th 14-15 Years Female - Short Course Claudio Cellie - 9th 14-15 Years Male - Short Course Benn Seiler - 9th U/12 Years Male - Enticer Brodie Gardner - 11th Open Male - Long Course Paige Hynes - 13th 7-9 Years Female - Kool Kids Jessica Lee - 13th 30-34 Years Feamle - Long Course Jake Hynes - 15th Open Male - Long Course