Another 2 weeks of action for Sunshine Coast triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at Allez Sport Cross Country Series Race # 5 and # 6, Dutch 70.3 Championships, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, Sunshine Coast Regional Cross Country, Queensland Mountain Running Championships, ITU Osaka Asian Cup Sprint and Cairns Ironman (Asia Pacific Champs) and Cairns70.3
Cairns Ironman doubled as Asia Pacific Championships. Fast a furious racing with the added bonus of Kona slots was always going to make this race an important one. A choppy swim that saw slower times, a strong wind on the bike meant it was going to be a good slog for the last 60km home from Port Douglas and a humid run made it interesting.
SCTA had 3 representatives in the big race. Leading the charge was Tahlia Paskin with a strong cycle time that saw her leading the 25-29 years off the bike. A tough run saw her hold onto 3rd spot. With 2 slots on offer both girls in front took their place for Kona. Tahlia finished in 10:20:17 and 19th Female Overall.
SCTA Club Members Hannah Blanchett had a strong debut at an Ironman finishing off with a strong run saw her pass a few competitions to finish 5th 25-29 in a time of 11:03:38 along with Timmy Hortz that saw a very competitive 30-34 category that he lined up against but powered to the finish line in a time of 9:45:32 and 14th.
In the Cairns 70.3, the charge was led by SCTA Club Member Simon Hearn, who didn't just win the 25-29 Years, but recorded the fastest overall time. Erin Reid had a solid day out with a 8th (40-44) along with Dan Collins 10th (40-44) while Grant Elliot had a strong race with 71st (45-49).
While in Japan, SCTA Junior Scholarship Holder Romy Wolstencroft, lined up in her debut Elite ITU race at the Osaka Asian Cup race. Over the draft legal format she led the 2nd pack off the bike and posted the fastest run on the day to finish 8th Elite Female.
The SCTA Juniors had a day out in the Sun at the recent Sunshine Coast Regional Schools Cross Country Trials. With 6 being taken from each age category to compete at the Queensland Cross Country Championships to be held on the same venue as the Regionals at the Maroochydore Cricket Fields.
Race wins went to Ryan Marsh (15 Years), Anastasia Heikkila (18-19 Years) and Peyton Craig (13 Years) and rounding out selection in the team was Mackenzie Ofield with a 4th (14 Years). Great runs also just missing out on selection in very competitive fields were Kayleigh, Tommy, Pipi, Heidi and Romana. Well done Juniors
Race # 5 and # 6 of the Allez Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series saw some great results from the SCTA crew. Peyton Craig continued his dominance with race wins in both races over the 3km, Olivia Latimer claimed 1st and 2nd at both races, Jessica Lee continued her great running with a 2nd and 5th. The ever consistent Macey Roberts took 4th and a 3rd while Ron Craig 5th and 8th.
From Race # 6, Gary Turner had a win in 6km, with Meg Roberts 2nd in 3km while Selena Corcoran was 3rd in 10km. Mackenzie Ofield 4th in 4km with Heidi Craig 5th in 2km
In the 6 Race Series we had Peyton Craig Series Winner U/14 Male. 2nd Places went to Jess Lee (U/40), Olivia Latimer (40-49), Gary Turner (70+) and Meg Roberts (14-29). Macey Roberts 3rd (U/18) Well done to all that competed over the series.
At the Queensland Mountain Running Champs, Nicholas Hull's last minute entry paid dividends with him taking 3rd overall and 2nd in OPEN Males, competing over 13.3km course.
Marion Tuin was backing up from her overall win at Mallorca 70.3, competing at the Dutch National 70.3 Championships. A solid race saw her finish 5th Female overall behind a few Professional Female
One of the hardest races on the Calendar was staged at San Francisco with the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. With freezing cold waters, hilly bike course and sand running and the infamous sand ladder climb, SCTA Club Member Ryan Fisher took part. Unfortunately a puncture put him out of contention but went on to finish 11th Professional Male.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Cairns Ironman - 10.06.18 - 3.8/180/41.2 - Asia Pacific Championships Tahlia Paskin - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female - 10:20:17 Hannah Blanchett - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female - 11:03:38 Timmy Hortz - 14th Place 30-34 Years Male 9:45:32
Cairns 70.3 - 10.06.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - Overall Race Winner Erin Reid - 8th Place 40-44 Years Female Dan Collins - 10th Place 40-44 Years Male Grant Elliot - 71st Place 45-49 Years Male
Allez Sport Cross Country 6 Race Series Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male 3km Jessica Lee - 2nd Place U/40 Years Female 10km Gary Turner - 2nd Place 70+ Years Male 6km Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 3km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female 4km
Allez Sport Cross Country Race # 6 - Sun Coast Uni - 10.06.18 10km Olivia Latimer - 1st Place 40-49 Years Female Selena Corcoran - 3rd Place 40-49 Years Female Jessica Lee - 5th Place U/40 Years Female Ron Craig - 8th Place 40-49 years Male Mark Corcoran - 13th Place 40-49 years Male 6km Gary Turner - 1st Place 70+ Years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 3rd Place U/18 Years Female Mackenzie Ofield - 4th Place U/16 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male Meg Roberts - 2nd Place 14-29 Years Female 2km Heidi Craig - 5th Place U/12 Years Female
Osaka ITU Asian Cup - 10.06.18 - 750/20/5 Romy Wolstencroft - 8th Place Elite Female
Sunshine Coast Regional Cross Country Champs - 05.06.18 Anastasia Heikkila - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 1st Place 15 Years Male Peyton Craig -1st Place 13 Years Boys Mackenzie Ofield - 4th Place 14 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 8th Place 15 Years Female Tommy - 8th Place 16 Years Male Pipi Barlow - 16th Place 10 Years Female Heidi Craig - 19th Place 10 Years Female
Queensland Mountain Running Championships - 03.06.18 - 13.3km Nicholas Hull - 2nd Place OPEN Male - 3rd Overall
Allez Sport Cross Country Race # 5 - Ben Bennett Park - 03.06.18 10km Jessica Lee - 2nd Place U/40 Years Female Olivia Latimer - 2nd Place 40-49 Years Female Ron Craig - 5th Place 40-49 years Male 4km Macey Roberts - 4th Place U/18 Years Female 3km Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/14 Years Male 1km Ava Foreman - 9th Place U/10 Years Female
Dutch 70.3 Championships - 03.06.18 - 1.9/90/21.1 Marion Tuin - 5th Place OPEN Female
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon - 03.06.18 - 2.4/28.8/12.8 Ryan Fisher - 11th Place Professional Male