Australians have Mixed Results at Oceania Triathlon Championships in Wellington, New Zealand

 

Australian triathletes had mixed results in Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday, March 13 2010. There were choppy seas and windy conditions on the bike and run. The wind is something Kiwis fair better in than Aussies as a rule. There are not many places in Australia where wind is almost an everday occurance which makes training to combat it tough.

In the elite men’s race Dave Matthews narrowly missed 3rd by one second. David Dellow was 7th, Peter Robertson 9th, Peter Schokman 10th, James Seear 12th, Ben Allen 14th, Cameron Good 15th, Tyson Mahon 16th and Charlie Boyle 19th.

In the women’s elite race Australian finishers were as follows: Sarah Crowley 5th, Kirralee Seidel 6th, Melissa Trims 7th, Maxine Seear 8th and Sophia Amor-Smith was 10th.

Our under 23 athletes faired better with 2nd and 3rd in the mens event and a clean sweep in the womens event.

 

 

Contact Triathlon Series
Wellington – March 13
1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
National Standard Distance Championship
ITU Oceania Championship

Elite Men
1 Laurent Vidal FRA Swim 17:57; Bike 1:04:14; Run 30:58; Total 1:53:09 *
2 Kris Gemmell NZL 17:58; 1:04:10; 31:13; 1:53:21
3 Ben Pattle NZL 18:04; 1:04:15; 31:27; 1:53:46
4 David Matthews AUS 17:54; 1:04:19; 31:34; 1:53:47
5 Callum Millward NZL 18:22; 1:03:53; 31:40; 1:53:55
6 Martin Van Barneveld NZL 1:54:10
7 David Dellow AUS 1:54:14
8 Clark Ellice NZL 1:54:18
9 Peter Robertson AUS 1:54:21
10 Peter Schokman AUS 1:54:28
11 James Elvery NZL 1:54:56
12 James Seear AUS 1:55:18
13 Dylan McNeice NZL 1:56:17
14 Ben Allen AUS 1:57:07
15 Cameron Good AUS 1:57:36
16 Tyson Mahon AUS 1:57:54
17 Bobby Douglas NZL 2:00:03
18 Tom Macdonald NZL 2:01:13
19 Charlie Boyle AUS 2:01:58

*Laurent Vidal not eligible for either NZ or Oceania titles, both of which are awarded to Kris Gemmell

U23 Men
1 Ryan Sissons NZL 16= 18:02 21= 1:04:13 4 31:28 3 1:53:43 1
2 Samuel Betten AUS 2= 17:54 24= 1:04:15 6 31:36 4 1:53:45 2
3 Shane Barrie AUS 8= 17:57 17= 1:04:11 1 0 32:01 8 1:54:09 3

Elite Women
1 Andrea Hewitt NZL 20:35; 1:10:05; 35:54; 2:06:34
2 Debbie Tanner NZL 20:42; 1:09:59; 36:41; 2:07:22
3 Nicky Samuels NZL 20:46; 1:09:57; 37:05; 2:08:48*
4 Kate McIlroy NZL 20:54; 1:10:43; 37:16; 2:08:53
5 Sarah Crowley AUS 22:51; 1:11:18; 35:58; 2:10:07
6 Kirralee Seidel AUS 21:30; 1:12:40; 36:14; 2:10:24
7 Melissa Trims AUS 2:10:51
8 Maxine Seear AUS 2:12:54
9 Jacqueline Slack GBR 2:13:22
10 Sophia Amor-Smith AUS 2:15:17
11 Janine Simpson NZL 2:17:16

*One minute penalty for running without shoes

U23 Women
1 Emma Jackson AUS 6 20:50 6 1:10:44 7 36:48 4 2:08:22 1
2 Keira Pride AUS 2 20:39 8 1:10:55 1 0 37:39 6 2:09:13 2
3 Ashleigh Gentle AUS 1 5 21:14 1 6 1:13:02 1 35:06 7 2:09:22 3

 

 

Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.