Well done to all that raced over the weekend at Round 2 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Raby Bay and at the Hawaiian Ironman World Champs in Kona. Some great results form the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes.
At Raby Bay for Round # 2 of QTS saw a storm and rain the day before cool the water to 18 degrees on race morning. Some decided to wear wetsuits and some different. In the long Course, Lucy Bowden led the charge in the OPEN Females with another podium with 3rd place. In the Open Males we saw Paul Marchant (9th) and SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Ryan Marsh (11th) step up to the OPEN MALE for the first time. They gained some valuable experience that will be taken into future races. Nicholas Hull was 7th Open Male.
Both Alana Park 2nd (25-29) and Pauline Ashley 2nd (45-49) both had great races to land back on the podium again, while Rebecca Howell 4th (25-29) just missed the podium.
In the Super Sprint, SCTA / PA Junior scholarship Holder Ella Wooldridge led the charge with the fastest Female and winner 16-19, while it had been a hard week for the Turner Family with Michelle passing away last weekend. With the Memorial service on Saturday, it was going to be hard for them to attend their first Triathlon without Michelle there supporting. But both had great races to make Michelle proud , and taking top spots on the podium with Gary 70-74 winner and Chloe 25-29 Winner. Erin Wooldridge 4th (16-19) just missed the podium and Jorja Matthews 9th (16-19) in the top 10. It was awesome to see a huge PB to Jericho Pogany and Scott Marsh finishing off strongly both in the 14-15 Years.
In the Enticer, Mia Wooldridge had a great race to not only win her category (U/14 Female) but was the fastest female and 4th overall amongst the boys and Zoe Davis is improving all the time. In the Kool Kids we saw improvements in their races from Heidi Craig, Mia Davis and Billie Elsum.
While over in Kona, Mitch Baker has been doing some open water swimming leading up to the big dance. Mitch had a solid day out where he finished 71st in a time of 9:39:30. SCTA Club Member Carrie Lester was in the mix for most of the day in the top 5 coming off the bike. She lost her nutrition early into the race and that cost her in the back end of the run. She went on to finish 8 in Professional Female in a time of 8:58:40
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 2 Raby Bay Triathlon - 13.10.19 Long Course - 900/25/6 Lucy Bowden - 3rd Place OPEN Female - 23rd Overall Alana Park - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Female Pauline Ashley - 2nd Place 45-49 years Female Rebecca Howell - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Nicholas Hull - 7th Place OPEN Male Paul Marchant - 9th Place OPEN Male Ryan Marsh - 11th Place OPEN Male Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 1st Female Overall Chloe Turner - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Erin wooldridge - 4th Place 16-19 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Jorja Matthews - 9th Place 16-19 Years Female Jericho Pogany - 14th Place 14-15 Years Male Scott Marsh - 30th Place 14-15 Years Male Enticer 200/5/2 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place U/14 Years Female - Fastest Female - 4th Overall Zoe Davis - 15th Place U/14 Years Female Kool Kids 100/2/500 Heidi Craig - 9th Place 10-11 Years Female Mia Davis - 12th Place 10-11 Years Female Billie Elsum - 28th Place 7-9 Years Female
Hawaiian Ironman World Champs - 13/10/19 - 3.8/180/41.2 Carrie Lester - 8th Place PROFESSIONAL Female Mitch Baker - 71st 30-34 Years Male