A massive weekend of racing for the 37th edition of the Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival for the Sunshine Coast triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action.
Testing swim conditions for both the 1000 Ocean swim on the Friday and on Race day saw some very strong rips, currents and undertows which made for some interesting conditions. A roiling swim start opposed tot eh mass wave starts made it interesting as well. Noosa Tri saw the swim shortened due to these conditions and saw a long run from the swim to transition area. It was warm and humid as the day went on and saw some stressed athletes crossing the line. A typical Noosa Tri as we say.
There were some great performances across the board. Lucy Bowden made it 2 years of 4th's in the OPEN Female. Gary Turner 8th (70-74) had a great race. Maureen Cummings lined up for her 21st Noosa in the Legends Female wave to take 9th. After a long road to get back from a freak injury that happened at school, she got there in the end, while Carol Wooldridge 10th (Athenas) rounded out the top 10 competitors.
We had some first time competitors at Noosa and they all performed well with Matt Billington 12th (25-29), Rebecca Howell 21st (25-29) and Angie Hammond 55th (40-44). In the Teams we saw Janelle McCosker take out the Masters Female Teams as the swimmer while Matt Wolstencroft won the Masters Male Teams as the cyclist.
SCTA Club Members had a great day out with Ryan Fisher 5th (Pro Male) and Simon Hearn 10th (Pro Male) getting some cash, while Brittany Dutton was 11th (Pro Female). The fields in the Pro Male and Female were some of the best we have seen for a while.
On Friday we had a few line up in the Titan 1000 Ocean Swim. Kayleigh Foster was 2nd (16-19) and Chloe Turner 3rd (20-29). In the Mates / Family Wave there was a bet waged between the Hammond Family with the Loser of Kevin and Jake to have to do the macarena dance on the finish line. Kev took the honours and bragging rights over Jake.
Noosa is one of those iconic races that you have to do if you haven't and will be back time and time again. Great work from the SCTA Team. Some great stories from the race and the 4th leg.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Noosa Triathlon - 03.11.19 - 1.5/40/10 Lucy Bowden - 4th Place OPEN Female Ryan Fisher - 5th PROFESSIONAL Male Gary Turner - 8th Place 70-74 Years Male Maureen Cummings - 9th Place LEGEND Female Carol Wooldridge - 10th Place Athenas Simon Hearn - 10th Place PROFESSIONAL Male Brittany Dutton - 11th PROFESSIONAL Female Matt Billington - 12th Place 25-29 Years Male Paul Fleming - 14th Place 55-59 Years Male Tania Gover - 19th Place 40-44 Years Female Rebecca Howell - 21st Place 25-29 Years Female Mick Woodcock - 22nd Place 45-49 Years Male Jake Hynes - 25th PROFESSIONAL Male John Maunder - 26th Place 25-29 Years Male Tara Partridge - 32nd Place 45-49 Years Female Kelly Enright - 49th Place 35-39 Years Female Angie Hammond - 55th Place 40-49 Years Female Jessica Lee - 63rd Place 35-39 Years Female Shaun Morris - 177th Place 35-39 Years Male Grant Elliot - 218th Place 45-49 Years Male Ben Cook - 262nd Place 35-39 Years Male Luke Jensen - 262nd Place 35-39 years Male
Teams Janelle McCosker - 1st Place Masters Female Team Matt Wolstencroft - 1st Place Masters Male Team
Titan 100 Ocean Swim - 01.11.19 Kayleigh Foster - 2nd Place 16-19 Years Female Chloe Turner - 3rd Place 20-29 Years Female Kevin Hammond - 5th Place Mates and Family Wave Jake Hammond - 6th Place Mates and Family Wave Zak Hammond - 20th Place Mates and Family Wave