Some great performances from the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members at our Home race doubling as the Queensland Long Course Championships at the Ironman Oceania Sunshine Coast 70.3
Perfect conditions for racing greeted the athletes with a light Northerly wind that made the swim a bit choppy but perfect conditions for the cycle leg on the motorway. Angela Vinnicombe 8th (40-44) did a 10min PB. Norm Marsh was well underdone for the race but still put a in solid performance with 23rd (55-59). Grant Callaghan from Protector Aluminium raced strong for a 29th (50-54) while Andrea Learoyd smiled her way around the course having a great day out with 46th (40-44). Alex Forrest lined up in his first 70.3 and put in a solid effort with 60th (25-29) while the Mixed Teams Rebecca Howell (Swim), Lauren Murphy (Cycle) and Tom Li (Run) were 18th.
SCTA Club Members Matt Wolstencroft 1st (50-54) and Zsolt Dallos 3rd (40-44) both walked away with Queensland Champion Titles, while Paul Marchant 3rd (25-29) took away a silver in the State Champs. Well Done.
The previous weekend saw Margo Mackintosh head south for the South Australian Duathlon Championships and was greeted with icy cold and windy conditions. Margo raced extremely well to take out the RACE WIN in OPEN Females and crowned the State Champion.
Well done to all that raced. Full results below Sunshine Coast 70.3 - Doubling as Queensland Long Course Champs - 12.09.21 Matthew Wolstencroft - 1st Place 50-54 Years Male - Qld Champion Zsolt Dallos - 3rd Place 40-44 Years Male - QLD Champion Paul Marchant - 3rd Place 25-29 years Male - 2nd QLD Angela Vinnicombe - 8th Place 40-44 Years Female Ryan Fisher - 17th Place PRO Male Rebecca Howell / Lauren Murphy / Tom Li - 18th Place Mixed Teams Norm Marsh - 23rd Place 55-59 Years Male Grant Callaghan - 29th Place 50-54 Years Male Andrea Learoyd - 46th Place 40-44 Years Female Alex Forrest - 60th Place 25-29 Years Male Joshua Christie - 92nd Place 35-39 Years Male
South Australia Duathlon Champs - 05.09.21 - 5/20/2.5 Margo Mackintosh - 1st Place OPEN Female - Female RACE WINNER / SA Champion