A massive weekend of action for Sunshine Coast triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes in action at Sunshine Coast 703, World 70.3 Championships in America and Beijing International Triathlon.
A huge weekend at the Sunshine Coast 70.3. Under perfect conditions for racing there were some epic battles out there, some hard luck stories and lots of fun. Well done to all that competed on our backdoor. SCTA had 23 athletes in action where we saw some great results and PB's on the course.
Matthew Duncan lead the way with a win in 25-29 and was 3rd Age grouper overall and 19th place overall amongst the Pro's. He has relocated from Western Australia to train over here. The MOFO's 2.0team which consisted of Romy Wolstencroft (Swim), Jake Hynes (Cycle) and Simon Hearn (Run) took out the Mixed Team Win and in the process was the fastest team overall. Not bad from the 2 SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship holders and Simon who flew out Sunday night to be a guide at the World Para Triathlon Champs on Thursday in Rotterdam. Kate Schultz had a very strong showing to take 3rd place on the podium (30-34) and 7th Female overall amongst the Pro's
Of the other SCTA athletes Mel Charlton (35-39) and Katie Kenny (40-44) had great races to finish 5th place in their categories, along with Kirra Seidel 7th (Pro), Michael Woodcock 8th (45-49), Hannah Blanchett 11th (25-29), Olivia Latimer 12th (35-39), Mitch Baker 14th (25-29) and Nicholas Hull 18th (Pro)
2016 Rio Olympian Ryan Fisher lined up in the Beijing International Triathlon overt he Olympic distance event. He was in catch up mode after the swim chasing down early leader and Rio Olympic Bronze medallist Henri Schoeman. After a strong ride where Ryan had the fastest split he was in front on the run but just got run down in the end to finish 2nd place 25 seconds behind the winner.
At World 70.3 in Chattanooga, we had Lindsay Keating competing in the 35-39 Years Female category which had 228 competitors where she finished 115th. On a very tough and demanding course, Lindsay put her all in on the day. Not bad for someone that has only been in the sport for a very short period of time. The experience that she will gain from this race will help the development in the future.
Full Race Results below. Well done to all that raced.
Sunshine Coast 70.3 - 10.09.17 - 1.9/90/21.1 Matthew Duncan - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - 3rd Age Grouper Overall Romy Wolstencroft / Jake Hynes / Simon Hearn - 1st Place Mixed Teams - 1st Team Overall Kate Schultz - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Melissa Charlton - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Katie Kenny - 5th Place 40-44 Years Female Kirra Seidel - 7th Place Professional Female Michael Woodcock - 8th Place 45-49 Years Male Hannah Blanchett - 11th Place 25-29 years Female Olivia Latimer - 12th Place 35-39 Years Female Mitch Baker - 14th Place 25-29 Years Male Nicholas Hull - 18th Place Professional Male Jen Shults - 32nd Place 40-44 Years Male Warren Venaglia - 36th Place 55-59 Years Male Jessica Lee - 39th Place 35-39 Years Male Adam Dubberley - 42nd Place 30-34 Years Male Greg Rhebock - 62nd Place 30-34 Years Male Scott Shults - 74th Place 40-44 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 78th Place 35-39 Years Male Rob Cross - 86th Place 50-54 Years Male Paul McDonald - 95th Place 35-39 Years Male Dean Saunders - 126th Place 40-44 Years Male
Beijing International Triathlon - 10.09.17 - 1.5/40/10 Ryan Fisher - 2nd Place Professional Male
World 70.3 Championships Chattanooga - 09.09.17 - 1.9/90/21.1 Lindsay Keating - 115th Place 35-39 Years Female