A massive weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members in action at Queensland Aquathlon Champs and Queensland All Schools Champs at Lake Kawana, Bribie Island Triathlon # 1, Sunshine Coast MTB Festival and Trail Run Australia. Well done to all that competed.
Queensland Aquathlon champs were held under stormy skies, with a storm front rolling thru and having the kids Aquathlon Champs being cancelled due to it. SCTA had 16 representatives walking home with 8 x Wins / 3 x 2nd Place / 3 x 3rd Places - 14 on the podium. State Champions went to Rebecca Howell (25-29), Rachel James (35-39), Toby Coote (45-49), Gary Turner (70+) and Jayden James (10-13). Silver Medals to Chloe Turner (25-29), Chris George (35-39) and Maureen Cummings (55-59). Filling 3rd spot were Ben Cook (35-39), Martin Anderson (45-49) and Jan Harvey (55-59). Just missing the podium with 4th places Kevin Hammond (40-44) and Ingi Doyle (50-54)
SCTA Club Members both taking line honors, State Champions in their respective categories were former SCTA Junior scholarship Holders Ryan Marsh (16-17) and Ella Wooldridge (18-19). while Taylor Elms State Champion (30-34) and 2nd Overall
Queensland All schools at Lake Kawana saw some cloudy cover from the storms the night before and some light winds on the bike course. It is also a selection race for a few of the regions for the State School Champs to be held at Hervey Bay in February. Some fast and furious racing in amongst all the competitors. These races act as a good build into the rest of the season and allows the athletes to put some measures in place that they will use and learn from in future races. Apart form the Senior Waves, the rest are divided into 2 separate waves so it is always tough understanding where you are in each respective race.
in the Intermediate Female, Sophie Burger (4th) had another solid performance while Ella Crawford (12th) both girls will take a lot from this race that will be put into use in future races while in the Males a relatively new comer to Triathlon, Saul Nicol-Rann (31st) had a strong debut at this event that he will learn from for future races. In the Senior Male Nicholas Morley (19th) had a strong bike / run combo with his swim a work in process at the moment, while in the females, Torah Rose (13th) had a strong swim / cycle combo as she builds her run fitness after arriving from NSW in last school holidays and Jorja Matthews (18th) is slowly building back. In the Junior Male and Female all relatively newcomers raced well and enjoyed the experience that they will learn from and implement into future races with Sam McClarron (36th), Jake Hammond (44th), Tabitha Fraser (56th) and Mackenzie Matthews (64th)
SCTA Club Members in Action included in the Senior Female Erin Wooldridge (4th), In the Intermediate Male Peyton Craig (1st), Ethan Close (2nd) and Callum Close (4th), Intermediate Female Mia Wooldridge (10th) while in the Intermediate Female Grace Brimelow (35th).
At Bribie Island Triathlon for Race # 1 of the series saw SCTA Club Members Marilyn Shrapnel 1st (70+ Enticer), Lachlan Kerin 2nd (Open Male) and Lucy Bowden 6th (Open Female)
At the Sunshine Coast MTB Festival at Ewen Maddock Dam, SCTA Club Member Brodie Gardner had a hard fought race to take 2nd Elite Male 47.5km. In conjunction with the event was the Trail Run Australia that saw SCTA Sponsor Allez Sport Mooloolaba Owner David Chick 5th (50-59) along with Norm Marsh 8th (50-59)
Well done to all that raced. Full Results below Queensland All schools Championships - Lake Kawana 25.10.20 Senior - 750/20/5 Erin Wooldridge - 4th Place Female Torah Rose - 13th Place Female Jorja Matthews - 18th Place Intermediate - 500/16/4 Peyton Craig - 1st Place Male Ethan Close - 2nd Place Male Sophie Burger - 4th Place Female Callum Close - 4th Place Male Mia Wooldridge - 10th Place Female Ella Crawford - 12th Place Female Junior - 300/10/2.5 Grace Brimelow - 35th Place Female Sam McClarron - 36th Place Male Jake Hammond - 44th Place Male Tabitha Fraser - 56th Place Female Mackenzie Matthews - 64th Place Female
Bribie Island Triathlon Race # 1 - 25.10.20 - 750/20/5 Lachlan Kerin - 2nd Place Open Male Lucy Bowden - 6th Place Open Female Enticer - 300/10/3 Marilyn Shrapnel - 1st Place 70+ Female
Triathlon Queensland Aquathlon Champs 24.10.20 Sprint Aquathlon - 750m swim - 5km Run Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 16-17 Years Male - Race Winner Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female - Female Race Winner Rebecca Howell - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - State Champion Taylor Elms - 1st Place 30-34 Years Male - State Champion Rachel James - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female Toby Coote - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - State Champion Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Male - State Champion Chloe Turner - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Chris George - 2nd Place 35-39 Years Male Maureen Cummings - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Female Ben Cook - 3rd Place 35-39 Years Male Martin Anderson - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Male Jan Harvey - 3rd Place 35-39 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 4th Place 40-44 Years Male Ingi Doyle - 4th Place 50-54 Years Female Enticer - 300m Swim 2.5km Run Jayden James - 1st Place 10-13 Years Male - 2nd Overall
Sunshine Coast MTB Festival - 25.10.20 - 47.5km MTB Brodie Gardner - 2nd Elite Male
Trail Run Australia - 25.10.20 - Half Marathon David Chick - 5th Place 50-59 Years Male Norm Marsh - 8th Place 50-59 Years Male