Some great results from Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes that were in action at the 35th running of the Noosa Triathlon and the previous weekend at Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs at Lake Kawana and at Auckland Marathon last weekend
Perfect conditions greeted all athletes for the 35th Noosa Triathlon and celebration and memory of the late Garth Prowd. A man that had a vision and that led to this event being the biggest Olympic Distance Triathlon in the World. Head Coach Toby Coote was fortunate to have the support of Garth and the Team at USM Events when he was a junior and then professional. Without that support and guidance, who knows what he would be doing today. Also another reason why he is part of the commentary team as well at selected Ironman events in Australia. To that I am thankful to all he efforts that Garth has done for sport and Triathlon, not only on the Coast, but Australia wide.
To the racing and SCTA crew did an amazing job. The culmination of points from the registered athletes that selected SCTA as their club, made the way for SCTA to take out Division 5 Club Champion at Noosa Triathlon. Awesome effort Team. Some Age categories had up to 5 waves so massive numbers and super competitive as well.
Maureen Cummings (55-59) led the charge with 2nd place, our only podium over the weekend. Some recorded PB's and some just missed the podium. Mick Woodcock (45-49) was 4th once again. We will crack that podium mate. Another PB on that course on way to WA Ironman in 4 weeks. We had Lucy Bowden (25-29) and Grant Davis (25-29) both record 5th places, while Dean Saunders (Clydesdale 100kg+) was 7th. Both Ron Craig (Clydesdale 90-99kg) and Zsolt Dallos (35-39) recorded 8th places.
In the Teams, Kaya Shults (Swim) and Romy Wolstencroft (Run) teamed up with Alexandra Martin Wallace to take out the Open Female Teams and finish 15th overall. Not bad for a bunch of Juniors. And in the process got some spending money.
A massive congratulations to Courtney Akrigg who completed her first ever Olympic Distance Triathlon, while remembering and honouring the great mentor and friend that Garth Prowd was. GP would of been proud to see you Courtney finish your first ever OD Triathlon.
The 1000m Ocean swim on the Friday was held in perfect conditions with a bit of chop, a wade and a few waves, which made for some exciting racing. Simon Hearn (20-29) took out the win, with Jazzy Shults (13-15) in 10th place, Mitch Baker (20-29) 12th place and the little squirt Jake Hammond (U/13) in 21st place.
Lake Kawana was the venue for the annual All Schools Triathlon Champs which also doubles as the selection race for the Sunshine Coast Region for Queensland Schools Triathlon Champs in February. Jazzy Shults was the only podium place getter with a 2nd place Junior Female. All Categories had strong competitive fields and all of our juniors gained selection for the Old Schools Champs.
In the Aquathlon, Parker Duetzmann took out 2nd place, while Pipi Barlow was 7th in the kids category, while in the Primary Schools category all competed well in very competitive fields.
While in Auckland, Emma Hogan lined up in her first marathon where she had a strong run to finish 32nd place 35-39
Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival - 05.11.17 - 1.5/40/10 Kaya Shults / Alex Martin Wallace / Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place Open Female Teams Maureen Cummings - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Female Michael Woodcock - 4th Place 45-49 Years Male Lucy Bowden - 5th Place 25-29 Years Female Grant Davis - 5th Place 25-29 Years Male Dean Saunders - 7th Place Male Clydesdale 100kg+ Ron Craig - 8th Place Male Clydesdale 90-99kg Zsolt Dallos - 8th Place 35-39 Years Male Ty Harding - 10th Place 40-44 Years Male Lindsay Keating - 10th Place 35-39 Years Female Scott Shults - 11th Place 40-44 Years Male Gary Turner - 11th Place 65-69 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 13th Place Male Clydesdale 90-99kg Amy Wisby - 17th Place 25-29 Years Female Tara Baker - 44th Place 40-44 Years Female Rob Symmons - 48th Place 40-44 Years Male Kelly Enright - 49th Place 30-34 Years Female Jessica Lee - 58th Place 35-39 Years Female Greg Rehbock - 67th Place 30-34 Years Male Norm Marsh - 72nd Place 50-54 Years Male Warren Venaglia - 94th Place 55-59 Years Male Courtney Akrigg - 157th Place 30-34 Years Female
Noosa 1000m Ocean Swim - 03.11.17 Simon Hearn - 1st Place 20-29 Years Male Jazzy Shults - 10th Place 13-15 Years Female Mitch Baker - 12th Place 20-29 Years Male Jake Hammond - 21st Place U/13 Male
Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs - 29.10.17 Jazzy Shults - 2nd Place Junior Female - 400/12/3 Meg Roberts - 12th Place Senior Female - 750/20/5 Ryan Marsh - 12th Place Intermediate Male - 600/16/4 Peyton Craig - 13th Place Junior Male - 400/12/3 Macey Roberts - 21st Place Intermediate Female - 600/16/4 Summer Rolston - 21st Place Junior Female - 400/12/3 Kayleigh Foster - 25th Place Intermediate Female - 600/16/4 Jack Dann - 45th Place Intermediate Male - 600/16/4 Scott Marsh - 64th Place Junior Male - 400/12/3
Queensland All Schools Aquathlon Champs - 29.10.17 Parker Duetzmann - 2nd Place Male Kids Aquathlon Pipi Barlow - 7th Place Female Kids Aqauthlon Finn Barlow - 13th Place Female Primary Aquathlon Oscar Starr Thomas - 14th Place Male Primary Aquathlon Xennex Holstrom - 34th Place Male Primary Aquathlon Zoe Davis - 63rd Place Female Primary Aquathlon Libby Latimer - 64th Place Female Primary Aquathlon Liam Wallace - 69th Place Male Primary Aquathlon
Auckland Marathon - 28.10.17 - 42.2km Emma Hogan - 32nd Place 35-39 Years Female