After weeks of inclement weather, Kingscliff turned on perfect weather for the Triathlon Queensland State Championship - Standard Distance, held at the Kingscliff Triathlon last weekend. Over 1000 athletes took to the starting line across distances suitable for kids & first timers, through to the main event - the Standard Distance Championship race.
Recent foreshore redevelopment around Kingscliff, including the caravan park, has rejuvenated the stunning beachside town, making it the perfect weekend or race destination.
New to Kingscliff Triathlon, a reverse direction swim course increased the opportunity for spectators to see their loved ones start, and utilised the incoming tide. With athletes starting at the mouth of the creek, they exited the water before the bridge and ran back along the boardwalk to transition.
Among the members being crowned champion this weekend, two Triathlon Queensland members achieved the double title - named National Champion - Standard Distance, and then claimed the State Championship the following weekend. An extra congratulations to:
- Isobel Chisholm (20-24) Vision Triathlon Club
- Phil Davies (60-64) Bayside Multisport
Successfully defending their 2017 Standard Distance titles were Phil Davies, Cath Rogers, Jackson & Fletcher Medway.
Congratulations to the following members who have been crowned 2018 State Champion - Standard Distance:
2018 State Champion - Standard Distance
|Sam Ellice||Triple FFF Triathlon||7-9||Ashley Plane||Team T-Rex|
|Fletcher Medway||Be Energetic Tri & Run Club||10-11||Finn Barlow||Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy|
|Jackson Medway||Be Energetic Tri & Run Club||12-13||Briana Mow||Triple FFF Triathlon|
|Tao Homman||-||14-15||Jazi Coventry||Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club|
|Billy Bishell||Westside Triathlon Club||16-17||Sophie Wolff||Ngungun Triathlon Club|
|18-19||Casey Atkins||Vision Triathlon Club|
|Brent Lloyd||-||20-24||Isobel Chisholm||Vision Triathlon Club|
|Sean O'Reilly||T-Zero Multisport||25-29||Kimberly Alcorn||Isa Rats & Running Club|
|Kevin Siah||Logan Triathlon Club||30-34||Kellie Lonton||Sharks Triathlon Club|
|Duncan Penfold||Carina Leagues Triathlon Club||35-39||Stephanie Albert||South Bank Triathlon Club|
|Saxon Mosley||Wilston Grange Triathlon Club||40-44||Cath Rogers||Vision Triathlon Club|
|Wayne Cooley||Red Dog Triathlon Training||45-49||Michelle Gemmell||Red Dog Triathlon Training|
|Simon Varga||Surfers Paradise Traithlon Club||50-54||Joanne Colja||DGC Tweed Coast Multisport|
|Michael Dixon||South Bank Triathlon Club||55-59||Marion Sanders||-|
|Phil Davies||Bayside Multisport||60-64||Cynthia Cliff||Intraining Running & Tri Club|
|Christiaan Goudkamp||Tweed Valley Triathletes||65-69||-|