A massive weekend for for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members in action at the 38th Edition of the Noosa Triathlon Festival, Oceanside 70.3 and Queensland All Schools Athletics Championships.
Noosa Triathlon Festival kicked off on the Wednesday with the Run Swim Run that saw Blair Day 1st (17+) and 3rd Overall in his preparations for the Coolongatta Gold. Billie Elsum gave away plenty of years in the 8-13 Years where she finished 28th.
The traditional 1km Ocean Swim on the Friday afternoon saw some choppy conditions where we had a few lined up. SCTA Club Member Damian Bulters 3rd (30-39). Kim Alexander 8th (50-59) while Torah Rose 12th (16-19). The Hammond Family grudge match race saw dad Kevin get belted by his 2 sons Jake and Zak.
The big one the 38th Noosa Triathlon saw perfect conditions for racing early before the winds picked up around 8.00am. It was quite gusty in places. The hot conditions on the Saturday were eased a bit overnight with he change that saw a drop in temperature. It did warm up as the morning went on. Plenty of first time Athletes at Noosa this year as well. Was great to see everyone racing and enjoying themselves.
SCTA Athletes and Club Members were on fire with some amazing results from the Crew with 6 Age Group Wins and 2 x 2nd Place. Age Group Race Wins to Ethan Close (15-19), Sophie Burger (15-19), Jordan Gover (50-54), Greg Bush (65-69) and SCTA Club Members Damian Bulters (35-39) and Zsolt Dallos (40-44). 2nd places to Callum Close (15-19) and Kim Alexander (50-54).
6th Places went to Emma Doyle (20-24) and Maureen Cummings (Legends Female). Angela Viinicombe 11th (40-44). With massive numbers in every category it was great to see a few sneak in the Top 30 with Richie Leech 19th (30-34), Summer Clarke 20th (20-24), Rebecca Howell 24th (25-29) and Cassidy Redden 27th (25-29). SCTA Club Members Paul Marchant 5th (OPEN), Ryan Marsh 6th (OPEN), Simon Hearn 10th (ELITE) Brittany Dutton 11th (ELITE)
Queensland All schools Athletics Champs saw 2 Athletes head down and rain in the 1500m in their respective Age Group. Eva Nicol Rann 8th (U/13) and Millan Power 10th (U/14). Over in America for the Oceanside 70.3 saw SCTA Club Professional Carrie Lester take 6th Place.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Noosa Triathlon - 31.10.21 - 1.5/40/10 Ethan Close - 1st Place 15-19 Years Male Sophie Burger - 1st Place 15-19 Years Female Damian Bulters - 1st Place 35-39 Years Male Zsolt Dallos - 1st Place 40-44 Years Male Jordan Gover - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male Greg Bush - 1st Place 65-69 Years Male Callum Close - 2nd Place 15-19 Years Male Kim Alexander - 2nd Place 50-54 Years Male Paul Marchant - 5th Place OPEN Male Emma Doyle - 6th Place 20-24 Years Female Maureen Cummings - 6th Place Legends Female Ryan Marsh - 6th Place OPEN Male Simon Hearn - 10th Place ELITE Male Angela Vinnicombe - 11th Place 40-44 Years Female Brittany Dutton - 11th ELITE Female Richie Leech - 19th Place 30-34 Years Male Summer Clarke - 20th Place 20-24 Years Female Rebecca Howell - 24th Place 25-29 Years Female Cassidy Redden - 27th Place 25-29 Years Male Andrea Learoyd - 34th Place 40-44 Years Female John Sheridan - 42nd Place 50-54 years Male YoYo Hung - 73rd Place 25-29 Years Male Tom Li - 81st Place 25-29 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 103rd Place 40-44 Years Male Lider Kukurt - 163rd Place 45-49 Years Male Joshua Christie - 183rd Place 35-39 years Male
Noosa 1km Ocean Swim - 29.10.21 Damian Bulters - 3rd Place 30-39 Years Male Kim Alexander - 8th Place 50-59 Years Male Torah Rose - 12th Place 16-19 Years Female Ben Cook - 17th Place 30-39 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 55th Place Mates Wave
Noosa Run Swim Run - 27.10.21 Blair Day - 1st Place 17+ Male Billie Elsum - 28th Place 8-13 Years Female