A very successful weekend by the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes racing over the weekend at Round # 2 of the Queensland Triathlon Series at Raby Bay in very trying conditions with the torrential rain continuing to fall over South East Queensland.
SCTA had 23 athletes race over the Long Course, Super Sprint , Enticer and Kool kids. We had 12 podium finishers that included 6 Category Wins. Not bad for a small contingent that raced. In the Long Course 6 athletes were in the top 36 overall. In the Super Sprint we had 6 in the top 50 and amongst the female we had 7 of them in the top 50 Female. So as you can see the racing was fast and furious and the SCTA Athletes were amongst it.
The Long Course was over the 900/25/6 format, a weird distance but was great to see the crew get amongst it. Michael Hooper led the charge with a win (20-24) and 12th Overall. He is starting to find that form and is improving on from his World Champs Campaign. Jordan Gover took the win as well in the 45-49 despite having an argument with the road where the road came out on top. Pauline Ashley had another strong performance to land on the podium in 3rd 45-49. Lucy Bowden stepped up into the Open Female for this round and was with the placegetters on the bike. She went on to finish 6th Open and 6th Female overall. SCTA Club Members competing Rio Olympian Ryan Fisher who was 3rd Overall and Paul Marchant who won 25-29.
In the Super Sprint, Chloe Turner (25-29) 9th Female Overall, Tania Gover (40-44) 20th Female Overall and Gary Turner (70-74) all had great races to land on top of the winning dais in their respective categories. SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig was 25th Overall and took out 2nd U/13, while Ella Wooldridge (16-19) 8th Female Overall and Kelly Enright (30-34) both got 3rd places on the podium. In the Kool Kids Mia Davis (7-9) raced extremely well to land her first ever podium with a 3rd.
On the weekend of 30th September, SCTA / Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship Holder Peyton Craig raced the Agnes Waters Triathlon where he not only took out his category win U/16 Male but also winning the Enticer Overall.
During the recent Schools holidays Anastasia Heikkila participated in the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships and the Australian Orienteering Championships from 29th September to the 2nd October.
Her is Tasha's race report "On the 28th of September, I flew to Adelaide as a part of the Queensland Schools Orienteering Team with 20 other orienteers. We competed in a 9-day carnival which consisted of two sprint orienteering races approximately 3km in distance each, two middle distance orienteering races approximately 5km in distance each, three long distance orienteering races approximately 7km in distance each and two orienteering relay races approximately 5km in distance each.
I finished 14th overall in the senior girl’s category and 11th out of the Australian girls. It was an exhausting yet fun 9 days of racing which saw the Queensland team finish 4th overall behind New Zealand, ACT and Tasmania". Well done Tash
Well done to all that raced. Full results below QTS # 2 Raby Bay Triathlon - 14.10.18 Long Course - 900/25/6 Michael Hooper - 1st Place 20-24 Years Male - 12th Overall Paul Marchant - 1st Place 25-29 Years Male - 19th Overall Jordan Gover - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Ryan Fisher - 3rd Place OPEN Male Pauline Ashley - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female Lucy Bowden - 6th Place OPEN Female - 6th Female Overall
Super Sprint - 400/15/4 Chloe Turner - 1st Place 25-29 Years Female - 9th Female Overall Tania Gover - 1st Place 40-44 Years Female - 20th Female Overall Gary Turner - 1st Place 70-74 Years Male Peyton Craig - 2nd Place U/13 Years Male Ella Wooldridge - 3rd Place 16-19 Years Female - 8th Female Overall Kelly Enright - 3rd Place 30-34 Years Female Erin Wooldridge - 6th Place 14-15 Years Female - 11th Female Overall Renee Craig - 9th Place 40-44 Years Female Kayleigh Foster - 12th Place 14-15 years Female Jorja Matthews - 15th Place 14-15 Years Female Jack Dann - 21st Place 14-15 Years Male Jericho Pogany - 24th Place 14-15 Years Male
Enticer - 200/5/2 Mia Wooldridge - 7th Place U/14 Years Female - 8th Female Overall Zoe Davis - 15th Place U/14 Years Female
Kool kids - 100/2/500 Mia Davis - 3rd Place 7-9 Years Female Heidi Craig - 26th Place 10-11 Years Female Carter Davis - 31st place 7-9 Years Male
Australian Schools Orienteering Championships- Adelaide - 02-04.10.18 Anastasia Heikkila - 7th Place Senior Girls Team Relay Anastasia Heikkila - 14th Place Senior Girls 6100m Long Course Anastasia Heikkila - 22nd Place Senior Girls 3000m Sprint
Australian Orienteering Championships - Adelaide - 29-30.09.18 Anastasia Heikkila - 10th Place U/20 years Female Teams Relay Anastasia Heikkila - 25th Place U/20 years Female Long Course
Agnes Waters Triathlon - 30.09.18 Enticer - 375/10/2.5 Peyton Craig - 1st Place U/16 Years Male - 1st Male Overall