Another weekend of action for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia athletes competing at New Zealand Ironman, Tweed Coast Enduro and the Mooloolaba Mile Swim.
Down at Tweed Heads we had Malin Olsson competing over the 70.3 distance which she has qualified for World 70.3 Champs to be held at Mooloolaba later this year. Malin had a great race with a swim that is slowing getting faster, road strongly and finally paced out a very strong half marathon to take out her category win and 2nd female overall.
Across the ditch in New Zealand we saw Peter (Pilot Pete) Schultz and Shane Costa on the start line. Both probably hadn't down all the training they wanted and Shane headed into the race with the flu. It wasn't an easy day for either of them but with one foot in front of the other they got to the finish line with Shane (11:57:53) and Peter (12:50:34) well done boys.
At home on Mooloolaba Beach there was the Mile swim as a prelude to all the action this weekend at the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival. Bringing home the bacon was Stuart Louth (35-39) and Swede Amanda Bohlin (25-29) with category wins. Just missing the winners dais with 2nd places was Chris George (30-34) and Bob Haller (20-24). Rachel James 4th (30-34) and Kevin Hammond 5th (35-39) just missed the podium.
New Zealand Ironman - 05/03/16 - 3.8/180/42.2 Peter Schultz - 50th Place 50-54 Years Male Shane Costa - 97th Place 40-44 Years Male
Tweed Coast Enduro - 05/03/16 - 1.9/90/21.1 Malin Olsson - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall
Mooloolaba Mile Ocean Swim - 06/03/16 1600m Amanda Bohlin - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Stuart Louth - 1st Place 35-39 Years Male Chris George - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Male Bob Haller - 2nd Place 20-24 Years Male Rachel James - 4th Place 30-34 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 5th Place 35-39 Years Male Rachael Cullen - 15th Place 30-34 Years Female Mark Corcoran - 18th Place 40-44 Years Male 800m Tahlea Corcoran - 6th place 13-16 Years Female 300m Jake Hammond - 14th Place 8-12 Years Male
Good luck to all racing in the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival and to Brodie Gardner heading to Xterra Saipan and Drew Williams (Zimbabwe) heading to South African Triathlon Champs for World Junior Championships Selection