Poor water quality forced the hand of race organisers and saw the Australian Championship - Sprint Distance, changed to a Duathlon at the Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial race last month. The new format of 2.5km run, 20km ride and 5km run tested the adaptation skills of many of our athletes.
Despite the change, Triathlon Queensland members took out 15 of the Age Group Championships on offer. Congratulations to the following athletes:
|-||16-19||Romy Wolstencroft||Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy|
|Kieran Storch||Red Dog Triathlon Training||20-24||Brianna Thomas||Sunshine Coast Triathlon Club|
|Taylor Elms||Red Dog Triathlon Training||25-29||-|
|Aaron Ashdown||Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club||30-34||-|
|-||35-39||Margo Mackintosh||Brisbane Triathlon Club|
|Jamie Simonds||Be Energetic Triathlon Club||40-44||Kym Coogan||SBR|
|-||45-49||Sherry Ey||Bargara Triathlon Club|
|-||50-54||Tracy Foyster||Des Gooda Coaching|
|-||55-59||Jenny Alcorn||Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club|
|Philip Davies||Bayside Multisport||60-64||-|
|-||65-69||Penny Hearn||Noosa Triathlon Club|
|Peter Bennett||Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club||75-59||-|
|Joloyn Ward||Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club||80-84||-|
Held on the same weekend at Lake Crackenback was the Australian Championship - Aquathlon and Cross Triathlon. Queensland members travelling down to the event took out three Age Group Championships. A full recap of the event can be found here.
Australian Championship - Aqualthon: David Williams from Brisbane Triathlon Club.
Australian Championship - Cross Triathlon:
Simon Nendick - Redcliffe Triathlon Club
Annakathrin Franzmann - Noosa Triathlon Club