What a weeekend by Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes at Queensland Aquathlon Champs, QTS # 3 Kawana Triathlon, Malaysia Ironman, Challenge Shepparton and Hervey Bay 100 along with SCTA Juniors at Triathlon Queensland Junior Development Camp.
Round 3 of the Queensland Triathlon Series was run on SCTA Athletes home turf at Lake Kawana and the athletes didn't disappoint. With a storm rolling thru on Saturday afternoon it was always gonna make it extremely hot an humid for the race, especially when the sun came out.
Romy Wolstencroft had a strong swim and cycle to be only 1 min behind the Lead girls which included Australian Junior Rep and a World Aquathlon Champion and a Professional Female athlete. Romy sizzled up the run course to real all of them in on first 2km except for the lead female in which she did in the next 1km. She went on to claim her maiden win in a QTS race and $250 richer.
While fellow Junior, Jake Hynes, had a great swim to be in contention on the cycle leg. Towards the end Jake dropped from the lead pack. Once onto the run he found his legs pretty quickly and reeled in all but 2 of them to claim 3rd place and some cash.
In the age groups there were some great results with Kate Gazzard (Mates Wave Female), Mellissa Charlton (35-39) and Tahlea and Selena Corocoran (Female Team) claim 1st Place. Also taking the Race win in the Enticer being 1st Female overall, Jazzy Shults raced extremely well to claim the title. SCTA Junior Scholarship Recipients, Ryan Marsh 2nd (U/13) and Kaya Shults 3rd and 8th Female Overall (14-15) showed that after 2 days of racing that they still performed extremely well under tired bodies.
Mitch Baker was 2nd (25-29) along with Jordan Gover (40-44). While in 3rd place on the podium was Kayleigh Foster (U/13), Matthew Nixon (10-11). In the Open category Michael Hooper and Rachel James were both 7th place each. It was very pleasing to see the juniors of Jemma Hynes, Jake Hammond and Millie Meredith race extremely well and are seeing that progression with 6th and 7th's. Well done to Tim Jarrold also completing his first ever triathlon. Well done.
Hervey Bay 100 served up some terrible conditions by reports from the athletes with a choppy and wind affected swim, the cycle leg saw sections of the road that were ripped up and a no pass zone enforced (plenty of punctures - Olivia Latimer succumbed to one) and a very hot and humid run leg made for a tough day in the office.
Leading the charge was Katy Duffield - 3rd Open Female, in which she has steadily come back from a leg injury, saw that with some consistent run km's in her legs is making improvements each week. The big Fella, Zsolt Dallos had a great day to take out the race win (35-39) and be 5th Male Overall. While not in peak form, Katie Kenny had another strong showing with 2nd (40-44). Wade Scougall while battling a shoulder complaint raced well to just miss the podium in 4th (40-44)
In Victoria, Challenge Shepparton was on with Sarah Pye taking out 8th Place (35-39) while Husband Chris lined up in the Challenge Sprint to finish 8th Overall and 5th (26-29).
In Hervey Bay, The Roberts Girls lined up in the Wide Bay Regional Triathlon Trials in which we saw both be selected with Macey Taking out the Intermediate Female Win and Meg with 4th in Senior Girls.
At the Triathlon Queensland Aquathlon Champs we saw Jake Hynes lead the charge with 2nd Male overall and taking out the 16-17 Year State Title. Also claiming Qld Champ was Jordan Gover (45-49). Claiming Silver Medals were, Jazzy Shults (12-13), Kaya Shults (14-15), Rachel James (30-34) and Tania Gover (40-44). Just missing the podium in 4th was Ryan Marsh (12-13)
Finally in Malaysia for the Ironman in which always sees very warm and humid conditions. Jason Cook had a strong Swim and Cycle and faded in the run leg due to the conditions. Still broke the 12 hour mark with a 11:45:48. Well done Cookey
Well done to all that raced. Results below
Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 3 Kawana - 13.11.16 - 400/16/4 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female - Race Winner Jake Hynes - 3rd Place Open Male Melissa Charlton - 1st Place 35-39 Years Female Kate Gazzard - 1st Place Mates Wave Female Chubby Cheeks (Tahlea and Selena Corcoran) - 1st Place Female Teams Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place U/13 Years Male Mitch Baker - 2nd Place 25-29 Years Male Jordan Gover - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male Kayleigh Foster - 3rd Place U/13 Years Female Kaya Shults - 3rd Place 14-15 Years Female Michael Hooper - 7th Place Open Male Rachel James - 7th Place Open Female Greg Rehbock - 11th Place 30-34 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 13th Place 45-49 Years Male Angie Hammond - 13th Place Mates Wave Female Tim Jarrold - 33rd Place Mates Wave Male Enticer - 200/7.5/2 Jazzy Shults - 1st Place U/14 Female - Race Winner Dakohta Soden - 22nd Place U/14 Male Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Matthew Nixon - 3rd Place 10-11 Years Male Jake Hammond - 6th Place 7-9 Years Male Millie Meredith - 7th Place 7-9 Years Female Jemma Hynes - 7th Place 10-11 Years Female Clare Mcculloch - 14th Place 10-11 Years Female Paige Hynes - 18th Place 10-11 Years Female Rhianna Corcoran - 27th Place 10-11 Years Female Zak Hammond - 32nd Place 7-9 Years Male
Hervey Bay 100 - 13.11.16 - 2/80/18 Katy Duffield - 3rd Place Open Female Zsolt Dallos - 1st Place 35-39 Years Male - 5th Male Overall Katie Kenny - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Wade Scougall - 4th Place 40-44 Years Male Jessica Lee - 12th Place 30-34 Years Female Ross Cattle - 12th Place 40-44 Years Male Jeremy Eddes - 43rd Place 40-44 Years Male
Challenge Shepparton - 13.11.16 - 1.9/90/21.1 Sarah Pye - 8th Place 35-39 Years Female Challenge Sprint - 700/30/7 Chris Pye - 5th Place 26-29 Years Male
Queensland Aquathlon Championships - 12.11.16 Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male - Queensland Champion Jake Hynes - 1st Place Place 16-17 Years Male - Queensland Champion - 2nd Overall Male Kaya Shults - 2nd Place Place 14-15 Years Female - 7th Female Overall Rachel James - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female Tania Gover - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Female Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place 12-13 Years Female Ryan Marsh - 4th Place 12-13 Years Female Jake Hammond - 7th Place 7-9 Years Male Mark Corcoran - 7th Place 45-49 Years Male Finn Barlow - 8th Place 10-11 Years Female Matthew Nixon - 9th Place 10-11 Years Male Scott Marsh - 12th Place 10-11 Years Male Zak Hammond - 16th Place 7-9 Years Male Pipi Barlow - 17th Place 7-9 Years Female
Lake Kawana Open Water Swim - 12.11.16 Rachel James - 2nd Place 1500m Female Ryan Marsh - 5th Place 500m Male Tahlea Corcoran - 10th Place 1000m Female
Wide Bay Regional Triathlon Trials - 12.11.16 Macey Roberts - 1st Place Intermediate Female Meg Roberts - 4th Place Senior Female
Malaysia Ironman - 12.11.16 - 3.8/180.41.2 Jason Cook - 24th Place 40-44 Years Male