Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series – Round two ready to Roll

Triathlon racing continues this weekend at Robina with round two of the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series and big numbers are once again expected at this popular venue.


The Gatorade Series has provided a great platform for unveiling new talent within our junior ranks and those on the brink of stepping up to the elite category.


U23 World Champion Emma Jackson and Junior World Champion Ashleigh Gentle are two athletes that have honed their skills in this series to emerge as our next generation of elite triathletes.


In the women’s field it will be another two emerging stars set to battle it out for line honours, last years’ Series winner Brigitte Fischer and Brisbane’s Maddison Allen.


Fischer showed what a talent she is winning last years’ overall Series title at just 14 years of age and recently took out the Eyeline 1000 Ocean Swim from our most decorated long distance swimmer and 5 time winner of the event Melissa Gorman.


Allen’s strength is also her swim/bike combination, the race looks set for a showdown between the pair on the run leg.


Brisbane’s Bryce McMaster finished second in the overall Series points tally last year, posting solid performance across the season, his top ten placing at the recent Noosa Triathlon amongst a quality elite field places his as the man to watch.


Gunnedah’s young gun Jack Hickey will be keen to challenge McMaster, also posting a good result at the Noosa Triathlon finishing second in the Open division. Hickey is currently in the process of applying for his professional license from Triathlon Australian entitling him to compete in the elite division of major events.


Head coach of the Sunshine Coast Tri Academy and Triathlon Australian National Talent Identification Regional Program Toby Coote say the series is where our youngsters do their internship, learning the finer skills, race tactics and mental toughness.


“In order to move up to the junior elites and progress they need establish themselves over the summer through the constant high level competition the series provides,” said Coote.


It’s not all about the Open competitor’s, the series caters for all levels of entrants and offers two distances for competitors aged 13 to 80+ and one for kids.


With categories like Mates Wave, Clydesdales, First Timers as part of The Courier-Mail Kool Kids, teams and the Enticer distance for newcomers it is little wonder this sport has taken off, giving everyone a chance to experience the thrill of this swim, bike and run phenomenon. 


So tell a friend about triathlon or entice them down to watch you compete – they may just end up getting the bug.


Race 1 Distances:

QTS                                                                    400m swim |15km cycle | 4km run

Enticer                                                              200m swim |  5km cycle | 2km run

The Courier-Mail Kool Kids                       100m swim |  2km cycle | 400m run



6.45am                                                             The Courier-Mail Kool Kids

7.00am                                                             Enticer

7.30am                                                             Gatorade QTS



Corner Robina Parkway & Boowaggan Rd, Gold Coast


This season the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series has again teamed up with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) as the official charity.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a global initiative which raises money and awareness for the organisation.

Last year USM Events donated over $16,738.50 to LETR and is looking to increase its contribution to this great cause in the 2009/10 season.

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Gold Coast
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SERIES GRAND FINAL – Gold Coast Tri, Luke Harrop Memorial

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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.