A big weekend of racing for the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Protector Aluminium Athletes and Club Members that were in action at the Wide Bay Regional Triathlon Trials, Hervey Bay 100, Brisbane Blast Duathlon and Rocky Trail MTB Race # 4 at Caloundra
Up in Hervey Bay for the Wide Bay Trials with Intermediate and Senior Athletes together over the 500/15/4 saw very choppy conditions for the swim and windy bike leg. SCTA had 3 athletes in action with Nick Morley 2nd (Senior Males), Ella Crawford 3rd (Intermediate Female) and was great to see Jericho Pogany (7th Senior Males) back racing after a hiatus from training.
Next day saw the HB 100. the swim was cut short due to the choppy conditions the day before which saw it 500m short. the bike was windy over a 4 lap course and the run was hot and humid. it also doubled as the Queensland Long Course Champs which saw Jan Wanklyn 1st (60-64 State Champ), Norm Marsh 2nd (55-59 State Champ) and Katie Kenny 3rd (45-49 3rd State Champs). Lauren Murphy 10th (40-44) and my sidekick in commentary, the lovely Courtney Prue Akrigg was 17th (35-39) in her first long course event.
SCTA Club Members performed well included Simon Hearn 2nd (OPEN Male) he was going for a 3 peat of this event. Megan Hawkins 3rd (25-29 3rd State Champs) while Lachlan Kerin 7th (OPEN Male) after leading off the bike.
SCTA Club Members at Brisbane Blast saw Mia wooldridge 1st (14-15 Female Enticer 1st Female Overall), Ella Wooldridge 1st (18-19 Female) while Erin Wooldridge 2nd (16-17 Female).
The week before saw Brodie Gardner take out the Race Win in the GP Solo 7hr Mountain Bike race at the Rocky Trail Race # 4 at Caloundra on a 8km circuit where he won by 2 laps. In the process of winning the 7hr he was also ahead at the 3hr as well.
Well done to all that raced. Full Results Below Hervey Bay 100 - 15.11.20 - 2/80/18 - doubling as the Queensland Long Course Champs Jan Wanklyn - 1st Place 60-64 Years Female - QLD Champion Norm Marsh - 2nd Place 55-59 Years Male - QLD Champion Simon Hearn - 2nd Place OPEN Male Megan Hawkins - 3rd Place 25-29 Years Female - Bronze QLD Champs Katie Kenny - 3rd Place 45-49 Years Female - Bronze QLD Champs Lachlan Kerin - 7th Place OPEN Male Lauren Murphy - 10th Place 40-44 Years Female Courtney Prue Akrigg - 17th Place 35-39 Years Female
Wide Bay Regional Triathlon Trials - Hervey Bay - 14.11.20 - 500/15/4 Nicholas Morley - 2nd Place Senior Male Ella Crawford - 3rd Place Intermediate Female' Jericho Pogany - 7th Place Senior Male
Brisbane Blast Duathlon - 15.11.20 Enticer - 10km Cycle / 3.4km Run Mia wooldridge - 1st Place 14-15 Years Female - 1st Female Sprint - 24km Cycle / 6km Run Ella Wooldridge - 1st Place 18-19 Years Female Erein Wooldridge - 2nd Place 16-17 Years Female
Rocky Trail MTB Race # 4 - Caloundra - 07/11/20 Brodie Gardner - 1st Place Grand Prix 7hr Solo - RACE Winner