Another couple of big race weekends for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 2 at Ben Bennet Park and Race # 3 at Maleny Golf Course, Ironman Port Macquarie and 70.3, Queensland All Schools Cross Country at Yatala, Island Charity Swim, Mallorca 70.3, Lesley Thompson Memorial Crit, Ultraman Australia and Byron Bay Triathlon.
Byron Bay Triathlon was held in windy conditions with a choppy swim, a windy bike on a 10km loop, and run leg along the front of Byron Bay Beachfront. It has always been a happy hunting ground for SCTA athletes. In the Olympic Distance, Nicholas Hull led the charge with a 6th (OPEN) while Erin Reid 6th (40-44).
In the sprint distance Michael Hooper claimed the bragging rights with a win (20-24) and 4th overall. Romy Wolstencroft took out the 18-19 title, 2nd Female and 5th overall just edging out her Dad, Matt Wolstencroft 1st (45-49) and 5th Overall with only 17 seconds separating all 3. Not to be outdone Kayleigh Foster win (14-15) and 4th Female Overall.
Mallorca 70.3 was a good hunting ground for Marion Tuin (30-34) where she took out her category, the overall fastest female (Age Group only race) on the day and Qualified for the World 70.3. Nice Work Marion
For Rounds 2 and 3 of the Allez Sport Cross Country Series, SCTA athletes have performed extremely well with 5 x wins, 1 x 2nd and 6 x 3rd. Peyton Craig took out a course record on the weekend at Maleny Golf Course.
Island Charity Swim is a 11km swim from Mudjimba, around Old Woman Island and then to Mooloolaba. Both Angelique Brearley and Emily Baker both took on the event as individual swimmers. Perfect conditions greeted them and they both swam extremely well with Ange just under the 3hr mark and Emily in 3hrs 8 mins. In the process they raised much needed funds that go towards the Nambour and Currimundi Special Schools. Well done Ladies.
Port Macquarie Ironman and 70.3 where held in very good conditions and doubled as the Australian Ironman Champs. Mitch Baker was 5th (25-29) and Qualified for Kona for the World Ironman Champs, while Dan MacPherson was 6th (30-34). In the 70.3 Amy MacPherson was 4th (25-29) with Timmy Hortz 7th (30-34)
Queensland All Schools Cross Country was held at Yatala, where Peyton Craig continued his great running form with a 2nd, while Emma Dann, Macey Roberts and Heidi Craig all ran well.
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 3 - Maleny Golf Course - 13.05.18 10km Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 years Female Jake Hynes - 5th Place U/40 Years Male Josh Corcoran - 7th Place U/40 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 9th Place 40-49 Years Male 6km Chris George - 3rd Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 6th Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 8th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male - Course Record Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 2km Heidi Craig - 5th Place U/12 Years Female
Mallorca 70.3 - 1.9/90/21.1 - 12.05.18 Marion Tuin - 1st Place 30-34 Years Female - 1st Female Overall / Qualified for World 70.3
Byron Bay Triathlon - 12.05.18 1.5/40/10 Nicholas Hull - 6th Place OPEN Male Erin Reid - 6th Place 40-44 Years Female 750/20/5 Kelly Ann Perkins - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 2nd Overall / Female Race Winner Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 4th Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female - 5th Overall / 2nd Female Overall Kayleigh Foster - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female - 4th Female Overall Matt Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - 6th Overall
Port Macquarie Ironman - Australian Championships - 3.8/180/42.2 - 06.05.18 Mitch Baker - 5th Place 25-29 Years Male - Qualified for Kona Daniel MacPherson - 6th Place 30-34 Years Male Michelle Clarke - 28th Place 50-54 Years Female 70.3 Amy MacPherson - 4th Place 25-29 years Female Timmy Hortz - 7th Place 30-34 Years Male Luke Jensen - 85th Place 40-44 Years Male
Queensland All Schools Cross Country Championships - Yatala - 05.05.18 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13 Years Male Emma Dann - 12th Place 17 Years Female Macey Roberts - 23rd Place 16 Years Female Heidi Craig - 33rd Place 10 Years Female
Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series Race # 2 - Ben Bennet Park - 29.04.18 10km Olivia Latimer - 1st Place 40-49 years Female Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 years Female Josh Corcoran - 5th Place U/40 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 6th Place 40-49 Years Male 6km Chloe Turner - 1st Place 18-39 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male Julia Turner - 3rd Place 18-39 Years Female Jan Harvey - 3rd Place 50-59 Years Female Chris George - 4th Place 18-39 Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 4th Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 5th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Meg Roberts - 1st Place 14-29 Years Female