A massive weekend of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at NSW Schools Cross Country Champs, Yeppoon Triathlon festival, Zurich 5150 Triathlon, Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships, Sydney Harbour 5km Fun Run, Glasshouse Trail Series and WTS Edmonton.
Up at Yeppoon for the annual Triathlon Festival saw athletes greeted with heavy fog, that made the swim leg interesting trying to locate the turning buoys. There was along course of 2/80/20 and a 750/205/5 to choose from
In Europe we had Romy Wolstencroft line up in her first 5150 (OD for the Old School) in Zurich. It was her last race before heading home to concentrate on the World Champs in September. A few storms rolled thru that delayed the start, but she toed the line with World IM Champion Daniella Ryf. Romy had a solid day out for her first OD finishing 5th Pro. Safe travels home.
SCTA Club Members, Kelly Ann Perkins and Ryan Fisher lined up at the WTS Edmonton Sprint Distance over the weekend. The worlds best toeing the line and neither of them disappointed. KP was 21st in Professional Female, while Ryan Fisher 22nd in the Men's.
The Finders Tour took place on the weekend as part of the Glasshouse Trail Series. A choice of 52km and 26km trail Runs. Kate Gazzard took the challenge on in the 52km event where she finished 2nd Female and 15th Overall. Tim Jarrold lined up in the 26km event. You all know Tim loves his training and went in super fresh for this and performed extremely well to finish in 40th Place
Anastasia Heikkila was in action at the Queensland schools Orienteering Championships over the weekend that saw her take out a Bronze Medal Senior Girls and backed up in the Senior Teams to take a Silver Medal. Its been a hectic few weekends for Tash after the Kokoda Challenge, Qld Schools Cross Country Champs and now with the orienteering.
Down at Eastern Creek in NSW, the NSW Cross Country Champs were being held with the Wooldridge Sisters in action. Both Mia and Ella had already qualified for National Cross Country thru Athletics NSW, so it was Erin's last chance to qualify for NSW. Erin had a strong run but wasn't able to get in that top 6 finishing 29th in a very competitive 15 Years Girls (She has a chance to qualify this weekend at Qld Athletics Cross Country Champs at Maleny on Saturday). Next up was Ella in the 16 Years Girls and she had a great race to finish 13th. The little pocket rocket Mia "aka Ratbag" finished the day off in style with a strong sprint finish that saw her overtake the 2 girls in front to take out the NSW State Title in the 13 years girls.
Ella Wooldridge lined up on the Sunday in the Sydney Harbour 5km Fun Run where she did a PB 5km breaking the 20 min barrier in 19.56. She won her category (16-19) and was 2nd Female overall / 32nd Overall amongst the boys.
Yeppoon Triathlon Festival - 29.07.18 - 2/80/20 Simon Hearn - 1st Place OPEN Male - RACE WINNER Zsolt Dallos - 2nd Place 30-39 Years Male Nicholas Hull - 5th Place OPEN Male Kierra Sansome - 5th Place OPEN Female
Sprint 750/20/5 Ron Craig - 1st Place 40-49 Years Male Enticer 300/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place 12-13 Years Male - RACE WINNER Aquathlon Heidi Craig - Waiting for results
Sydney Harbour 5km Run - 29.07.18 Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 2nd Female Overall
Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships - 29.07.18 - 5100m Course Anastasia Heikkila - 3rd Place Senior Girls Anastasia Heikkila - 2nd Place Qld Schools Team
Glasshouse Trail Series - Flinders Tour - 29.07.18 Kate Gazzard - 2nd Place 56km Female - 15th Overall Tim Jarrold - 40th Place 26km Male
Zurich 5150 Triathlon - 28.07.18 - 1.5/40/10 Romy Wolstencroft - 5th Place Professional Female
WTS Edmonton - 27.07.18 Kelly Ann Perkins - 21st Place Professional Female Ryan Fisher - 22nd Place Professional Male
NSW Schools Cross Country Championships - 27.07.18 Mia Wooldridge - 1st Place 12-13 Years Girls - 3km Ella Wooldridge - 13th Place 16 Years Girls - 4km Erin Wooldridge - 29th Place 15 Years Girls - 4km