The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes were out in force on home turf for the Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival and in Townsville for their annual Triathlon Festival.
On the Saturday Ryan Marsh lined up in the Townville Triathlon Festival over the Sprint Distance where he had a great race and learning more how to race over this distance. He finished 7th Overall and took 3rd Place 14-19 Years against some older competitors.
On the Sunshine Coast for the Marathon Run festival, athletes were greeted with cool conditions that were perfect for running. As the day went on the predicted westerly wind came thru and was quite strong in gusts.
Jason Shortis (45-49) lead the charge in the Marathon with a category win and 8th overall. Gary Binet (50-54) who, with a few others are credited with getting this event off the ground and supporting the Ronald McDonalds charity house, decided to run this year instead of running around sorting out the course. He wanted to beat his personal best that he set 5 years ago and came up 17 secs short. A great effort and secured his category win and 9th overall. Kate "Doc" Gazzard (35-39) had another solid run with a 6th place. Awesome work from Wade Scougall who was one of the pacers giving up his time to guide the athletes around the course.
The Half Marathon saw Kaya Shults (15-17) take 3rd in her category, while both Meegan Walker and Ange Brearley had solid runs as well.
In the 10km, Jake Hynes (18-20) led the charge with a solid run taking the category win and 9th overall. The girls had a field day out there as well with Romy Wolstencroft (18-20) led the charge of the Females with the overall 10km title and category win.Clare Rickards (21-24) taking the category win and 6th female overall. Marion Tuin (30-34) in her final preps of World 70.3 Champs in South Africa, finished 2nd in her category and 7th female overall.
The 5km event was another dominate display from the SCTA Crew with Michael Hooper (21-24), 4th overall, SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holders Peyton Craig (15-17), 6th Overall and Macey Roberts (15-17), 5th Female overall. Maddi Dutton (21-24), 10th Female overall, Drew Walker (40-44) and Drew Westbrook (45-49) all finished 2nd in their respective categories.
While in the 2km Run we saw Heidi Craig (5-10) continue her great running with a 10th Female overall and 7th in her category.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast Marathon Run Festival - 19.08.19 Marathon Jason Shortis - 1st Place 45-49 years Male - 8th Overall Gary Binet - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - 9th Overall Kate Gazzard - 6th Place 35-39 Years Female Half Marathon Kaya Shults - 3rd Place 15-17 Years Female Meegan Walker - 34th Place 35-39 Years Female Ange Brearley - 42nd Place 30-34 Years Female 10km Jake Hynes - 1st Place 18-20 years Male - 9th Overall Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 18-20 Years Female - Female Race Winner Clare Rickards - 1st Place 21-24 Years Female - 6th Female Overall Marion Tuin - 2nd Place 30-34 Years Female - 7th Female Overall 5km Michael Hooper - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Male - 4th Overall Peyton Craig - 2nd Place 11-14 Years Male - 6th Overall Macey Roberts - 2nd Place 15-17 Years Female - 5th Female Overall Maddison Dutton - 2nd Place 21-24 Years Female - 10th Female Overall Drew Walker - 2nd Place 40-44 Years Male Drew Westbrook - 2nd Place 45-49 Years Male 2km Heidi Craig - 7th Place 5-10 Years Female - 10th Female Overall
Townsville Triathlon - 18.08.19 - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 2nd Place 14-19 Years Male - 7th Overall