Big 2 weekends of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes at were in action at the ITU World Multisport Championships in Denmark, Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast, Queensland Schools Cross Country Championships, Velothon Sunshine Coast and Queensland Duathlon Championships.
While at the Queensland Schools Cross Country Champs, Peyton Craig led the charge with a 2nd Place in 13 Years Boys and selection into the Qld Team for the National Champs on 25th August. Anastasia Heikkila backed up from her 96km Kokoda Challenge the week before to finish 14th 18-19. Stella Green was 14th in the 10 Years Girls only 28 seconds from the winner. Ryan Marsh backed up from Qld Duathlon Champs in the morning and ran in the 15 years Boys in the arvo to finish 33rd, while Macey Roberts had a solid run to finish 34th in 16 Years Girls
Springfield turned on the racing heat, but not the temperatures for the Queensland Duathlon Championships. Always a cold start to the day and this was no exception. we had 8 athletes racing with 4 State Champions and a bronze. Some fast and furious racing and a few of them up in distances and at bottom of the age categories. All great experience for the athletes. In the Long Course, Nicholas Hull took out the 30-34 Years State Title. While in the Sprint Distance, Ella and Erin Wooldridge took out State Titles in their respective categories while Ryan Marsh got a bronze medal. Kelly Enright had a great day out with a 5th.
In the Enticer, Mia Wooldridge took out the State Title and Female Race Winner with Finn Barlow stepping up an age group this season and distance to claim a 6th. While in the Kids, Pipi Barlow also went up an Age Category and distance this year for a 6th Place as well.
Rainbow Beach was the scene for the Run Queensland Rainbow Beach Fun Run. Where competitors run on sand and all terrains, it is a tough course for all competitors over the Marathon, Half Marathon and 11km distances. Both Jen Shults and Courtney Akrigg ran well in the Marathon. In the Half, Josh Corcoran took out his category and the overall Race Win. While Jazzy Shults and Erin Reid were both 2nd in their respective categories. Scott Shults was 6th. while in the 11km Kaya Shults won her category and 4th female overall.
Over in Denmark for the ITU World Multisport Championships, Marion Tuin led the charge in the Long Course World Champs, 3km swim, 120km cycle and 30km run where she had a solid swim and bike combo but paced out the run very well to finish off strongly with a bronze medal on the podium. The 30-34 category that she was in all finished in the top 5 Females overall.
While a few days earlier, Tania Gover lined up in the Aquathlon World Champs over a 1km Swim 5km Run combo where the local jellyfish came out to greet all the swimmers. It hasn't been an ideal prep for Tania but she got in there and gave it a red hot go to finish 12th 40-44 and on the way was 2nd Aussie overall amongst all the categories.
While in the Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast where we had Anastasia Heikkila and Ron Craig competing over the 96km course on the Gold Coast where temperatures really plummeted overnight. On a course thru the Gold Coast hinterland and finishing at the Nerang Velodrome. Anastasia Team took out the School Challenge in a record time.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Queensland Schools Cross Country Championships - 22.07.18 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 13 Years Boys - Selected into QLD Team Anastasia Heikkila - 14th Place 18-19 Years Girls Stella Green - 14th Place 10 Years Girls Ryan Marsh - 33rd Place 15 Years Boys Macey Roberts - 34th Place 16 Years Girls
Queensland Duathlon Champs - Springfield - 22.07.18 Long Course - 10km Run / 40km Cycle / 5km Run Nicholas Hull - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - QLD Champion - 6th Overall Sprint Course - 5/20/2.5 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-17 Years Female - QLD Champion - 3rd Female Overall Erin Wooldridge - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female - QLD Champion - 5th Female Overall Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male - 3rd QLD Championships Kelly Enright - 5th Place 30-34 Years Female Enticer Course - 1.5/8/1.5 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place 12-13 Years Female - QLD Champion - Female Race Winner Finn Barlow - 6th Place 12-13 Years Female Kids Course - 1.5/6/1.5 Pipi Barlow - 6th Place 10-11 Years Female
Run Queensland Rainbow Beach Fun Run - 22.07.18 Marathon Courtney Akrigg - 10th Place 30-39 Years Female Jen Shults - 11th Place 40-49 Years Female Half Marathon Josh Corocran - 1st Place 19-29 Years Male - RACE WINNER Erin Reid - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place 19-29 Years Female Scott Shults - 6th Place 40-49 Years Male 11km Kaya Shults - 1st Place 19-29 years Female - 4th Female Overall
World Long Course Championships - Denmark - 12.07.18 - 3/120/30 Marion Tuin - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female - 5th Female Overall
World Aquathlon Championships - Denmark - 12.07.18 - 1km Swim 5km Run Tania Gover - 12th Place 40-44 Years Female