Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival didn't disappoint and never did the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes either that were in action over the weekend. While the weather wasn't particularly kind to the weekend, the racing was still fast and furious with Australian Titles on the line and double points for selection.
Sunday saw a wind change and the surf had dropped with calm and glassy conditions. However the bike course had a tailwind / cross wind out and a headwind back home which played havoc out on the course. There were some awesome performance right across the board with some first timers racing and the seasoned athlete amongst the SCTA crew.
Podium positions went to Kate Schultz (30-34) and Brodie Gardner (30-34) with 2nd places. Ron Craig rounded out the podium in 3rd (Clydesdale) . Just missing the podium in 4th was Anastasia Heikkila (15-19) and Lucy Bowden (25-29). Matt Wolstencroft was 5th (45-49). In 7th Place Jordan Gover (45-49) and Brett Stalley (55-59). SCTA Club Member Melissa Charlton took out the Australian Title in the 35-39 Years Female
Saturday morning saw the Supakidz changed to a duathlon due to the water and they were greeted with rain. They actually got the worse of the conditions over the weekend. But that didn't deter them with all the kids racing extremely well. Well done to Zoe Davis, Thomas Beaney, Max Penny, Bonnie Cathcart, Heidi Craig, and Ava Foreman.
Saturday Afternoon saw Rachel James PNG line up in the ITU World Cup, this was one of her last races in preparations for the Commonwealth Games. For the past 3 years she has based herself down here on the Sunshine Coast, self funded, so it is always hard going up against athletes that are funded within their specific federations.
Race arvo rolled around and with some swell, chop and a wade it was going to suit her opposed to the Europeans and Asian athletes. 2 years ago she raced and was lapped out on the 3rd lap. This time Rachel made it to the 4th lap and missed out on running due to the run lap cross over rule. Always hard riding by yourself against the girls sitting in the pack. The wind wasn't kind with a great tailwind out and a massive headwind home that she had to negotiate.
It kicked off Friday Afternoon for the 5km Twilight run. SCTA was well represented with a 2 lap course that saw a great tailwind out and a headwind home. All raced well with 2nd places to Peyton Craig, Simon Hearn and Gary Binet. Ryan Marsh was 3rd. Kirra Seidel was 4th Open Female, while Josh Corcoran and Julia Turner was 5th.
Triathlon Australia have just released the final point score of the Sprint distance selection for season 2017-18. With the best 3 races counting towards the points. 11 SCTA Athletes have provisionally been selected into the Australian Team with the final team announced on 2nd April. Romy Wolstencroft gained automatic selection with a win at Australian Sprint Champs while Jordan Gover (2nd) and Tania Gover (3rd) also gain automatic selection with finishing top 3 in the series. Other Athletes selected include Maureen Cummings (4th), Matthew Wolstencroft (4th), Michael Hooper (7th), Chloe Turner (8th), Gary Turner (9th), Lucy Bowden (16th), Kelly Enright (17th) and Maddison Dutton (21st). Well done
Lastly the Series points are in from the QTS over 7 races for season 2017-18. SCTA finished 3rd on Club point score behind 2 bigger clubs of Reddog and Sharks Triathlon Clubs. We had only a small race at the last race where it was double points. With so much racing elsewhere was going to be hard to hold onto 2nd place. Still a massive achievement with a small contingent that race each race in the series. A big thanks to all that raced and gained points for SCTA.
In the Age Group titles, Series winners went to Parker Duetzmann, Finn Barlow, Jazzy Shults and Lucy Bowden. With 2nd places were Gary Turner, Peyton Craig and Tania Gover while in 3rd went to Ryan Marsh, Kayleigh Foster and Romy Wolstencroft.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival - 09-11.03.18 Mooloolaba Triathlon - 1.5/40/10 - Australian Championships Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female (Club Member) Kate Schultz - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Male Ron Craig - 3rd Place Clydesdale 90-99kg Anastasia Heikkila - 4th Place 15-19 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 4th Place 25-29 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 5th Place 45-49 Years Male Jordan Gover - 7th Place 45-49 Years Male Brett Stalley - 7th Place 55-59 years Male Dean Saunders - 12th Place Clydesdale 100kg + Sharlene Leeson - 12th Place 40-44 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 13th Place 45-49 Years Male Amy Macpherson - 15th Place 25-29 Years Female Timmy Hortz - 19th Place 30-34 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 20th Place 45-49 Years Female Charlotte Durand - 23rd Place 25-29 years Female Ange Brearly - 23rd Place 30-34 Years Female Wade Scougall - 24th Place 40-44 Years Male David Gray - 29th Place 50-54 Years Male Jen Shults - 34th Place 40-44 Years Female Lindsay Keating - 39th Place 35-39 Years Female Scott shults - 47th Place 40-44 Years Male Sarah Pye - 48th Place 35-39 Years Female Norm Marsh - 54th Place 50-54 Years Male Jessica Lee - 59th Place 35-39 Years Female Trent Raddatz - 77th Place 35-39 Years Male Courtney Akrigg - 78th Place 30-34 Years Female Anna Eaton - 81st Place 35-39 Years Female Drew Westbrook - 107th Place 45-49 Years Male Grant Cunning - 114th Place 30-34 Years Male Grant Elliot - 138th Place 45-49 Years Male Luke Jensen - 141st Place 35-39 Years Male
1km Ocean Swim Sam Penny - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Male Jake Hynes - 4th Place OPEN Males Kaya Shults - 5th Place OPEN Female Kitouli Wood - 6th Place 16-19 Years Female 5km Twilight Run - 09.03.18 Peyton Craig - 2nd Place U/16 Years Male Simon Hearn - 2nd Place 20-29 Years Male Gary Binet - 2nd Place 40-49 years Male Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place U/16 Years Male Kirra Seidel - 4th Place OPEN Female Julia Turner - 5th Place 30-39 Years Female Josh Corcoran - 5th Place 20-29 years Male Jazzy Shults - 6th Place U/16 Years Female Chloe Turner - 7th Place OPEN Female Mackenzie Ofield - 9th Place U/16 Years Female Macey Roberts - 12th Place U/16 Years Female
Triathlon Australian Sprint Distance World Selection Point score - 2017-18 Romy Wolstencroft - 16-19 Years Female - Automatic Qualification Jordan Gover - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male - Automatic Qualification Tania Gover - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Female - Automatic Qualification Maureen Cummings - 4th Place 55-59 Years Female Matthew Wolstencroft - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Michael Hooper - 7th Place 20-24 Years Male Chloe Turner - 8th Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner - 9th Place 70-74 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 16th Place 25-29 Years Female Kelly Enright - 17th Place 30-34 Years Female Maddison Dutton - 21st Place 20-24 years Female All have been provisionally selected into the Australian Sprint Distance Team
Queensland Triathlon Series - 7 Races 2017-18 SCTA - 3rd Place Club Point score Parker Duetzmann - 1st Place 7-9 Years Male Kool Kids Finn Barlow - 1st Place 10-11 Years Female Kool Kids Jazzy Shults - 1st Place U/14 Years Female Enticer Lucy Bowden - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female Gary Turner - 2nd Place 65-59 Years Male Peyton Craig - 2nd Place U/14 Years Male Enticer Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Male Kayleigh Foster - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Female Romy Wolstencroft - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female Pipi Barlow - 4th Place 7-9 Years Female Kool Kids Emma Dann - 5th Place 16-19 Years Female Orla Gallagher - 5th Place 35-39 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 5th Place 55-59 Years Female Brodie Gardner - 6th Place 30-34 Years Male Jack Dann - 6th Place U/16 Male Enticer Kate Schultz - 7th Place - 30-34 Years Female Jake Hy6nes - 7th Place 16-19 Years Male Pauline Ashley - 8th Place 45-49 years Female Mick Woodcock - 9th Place 45-49 years Male Chloe Turner - 9th Place 25-29 Years Female Hannah Blanchett - 10th Place 25-29 Years Female Kaya Shults - 11th Place 16-19 Years Female