Sam Douglas and Gillian Backhouse win Nowra Olympic Distance Triathlon

By Karl Hayes

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It was a tough day at the office for many reasons today in Nowra. The times were all a bit slower than normal. The run in particular. It was a solid 10kms and not over.The swim was a non-wetsuit, fresh water river swim. It was warm so we would have overheated if we had used wetsuits. Most of us felt Xmas bite us on the bums at about the 5km mark in the run. And was the run hot! The bike was tough as you had to keep pushing the whole way with no let up at all. The was no opportunity to coast and rest your legs.

Michael Fox, Sam Douglass, Jason Chalker Nowra triseries 2011Thanks to Alex Price for commentating and keeping us informed during all the races. Hope that stress fracture heals quickly so we can see you back racing.

Sam Douglas and Michael Fox came out of the water almost two minutes ahead of Jason Chalker and Gavin Scott. Big Sam promptly put the hammer down on the bike and ended up putting two minutes on Michael on the bike. That was pretty much the race with both front guys running similar times. Michael decided to take a decent break this Xmas so is possibly a bit off pace right now. He raced in Melbourne last weekend in the Gatorade series

39 year old Dean Degan, from Sydney posted the second fastest run time over all in his first ever triathlon. He received a 3min blocking penalty as well. This is always a trap for young players. Most have no idea what it is for when they get busted. Dean was the same. Dean sounds like another prospect for Mick Maroney and TriNSW. If only he could swim. Maybe he could join their other ‘young’ recruit Matthew Koorey. A senior pro development squad could be in the making maybe.

Ben Bell posted the fastest 10km run of the day at 36:02 to win the 35-39 age group. Euan McNair posted one of the fastest bike times of the day to ride himself in to 10th over all and to win the 30-34 age group.

Darren Quarrell showed that at over 40 you can still give it to the younger guys if you put in the hard work. Darren and Peter Clark certainly showed their class in the 40-44 age group. I hope they trained hard over Xmas and didn’t indulge. It will make the rest of us feel better.

Gillian Backhouse started the race on her own even though there were two other pro women in the results. A lot of the usual pro girls and guys who race the triseries were racing in Devonport, TAS this weekend and were also resting up after the TriNSW camp at Runnaway Bay the week prior.

Nowra was a great place to hold a triathlon. Next year’s event should attract a bumper field. Put this race in your diary.

The next race in the Elite Energy triseries is on Feb 12-13 at Callala Beach. Don’t miss out. Click on the triseries logo for more details.

elite energy triseries

 

Pos Cat Pos Name Time Cat Swim Cycle Run
1 1 Sam DOUGLAS 1:59:43 M Open 0:20:43 0:59:35 0:38:18
2 2 Michael FOX 2:01:43 M Open 0:20:42 1:01:33 0:38:21
3 3 Jason CHALKER 2:02:50 M Open 0:22:20 1:00:03 0:39:25
4 4 Gavin SCOTT 2:07:34 M Open 0:22:05 1:03:02 0:40:49
82 1 Luke INGOLD 2:40:57 M Clydesdale 0:31:54 1:12:19 0:53:57
125 2 Paul WILLS 2:54:41 M Clydesdale 0:27:28 1:15:19 1:08:21
135 3 Stuart LUDINGTON 2:57:32 M Clydesdale 0:31:56 1:14:05 1:09:42
41 1 Robert PICKARD 2:28:02 M 60+ 0:29:58 1:08:04 0:47:54
76 2 Mike SMITH 2:39:34 M 60+ 0:39:47 1:11:52 0:45:40
127 3 Chris CAMERON 2:55:19 M 60+ 0:46:34 1:14:25 0:52:17
155 4 Hugh GILBERG 3:13:53 M 60+ 0:51:32 1:19:31 0:59:43
56 1 Jon HOWSE 2:34:47 M 55-59 0:30:18 1:11:50 0:50:20
89 2 David BAIGENT 2:43:57 M 55-59 0:37:09 1:11:43 0:52:30
149 3 Grant PETTRIE 3:06:30 M 55-59 0:41:58 1:17:13 1:04:34
15 1 Kevin GOODWIN 2:13:46 M 50-54 0:24:08 1:04:53 0:42:59
27 2 Phill BAIGENT 2:21:02 M 50-54 0:24:15 1:06:19 0:48:37
39 3 Phillip PARLE 2:27:30 M 50-54 0:36:27 1:05:52 0:43:10
51 4 Tony GOLDEN 2:32:53 M 50-54 0:31:48 1:11:26 0:47:30
53 5 Greg DOUGLASS 2:33:16 M 50-54 0:29:57 1:11:06 0:49:54
59 6 Jonathan HOAR 2:35:18 M 50-54 0:36:46 1:08:38 0:47:13
160 7 Peter COOK 3:27:00 M 50-54 0:40:04 1:24:25 1:16:51
166 8 Moon chor YUEN 3:47:13 M 50-54 0:43:26 1:32:17 1:26:57
37 1 Warren EMERY 2:26:43 M 45-49 0:30:45 1:10:10 0:44:00
77 2 Bill STAHLHUT 2:39:42 M 45-49 0:38:31 1:12:37 0:46:13
79 3 Peter ROOPE 2:40:18 M 45-49 0:31:16 1:14:33 0:52:03
83 4 Stephen BOYD 2:41:50 M 45-49 0:33:57 1:10:24 0:55:18
85 5 Richard O’CONNELL 2:42:28 M 45-49 23:46:15 1:04:22 2:04:17
92 6 Tibor SLEZAK 2:44:17 M 45-49 0:38:13 1:12:47 0:50:24
121 7 Jose BAREA 2:52:32 M 45-49 0:34:33 1:19:43 0:55:28
133 8 Brett SHEPHERD 2:57:23 M 45-49 0:39:30 1:18:09 0:56:42
148 9 Barry HIGGINBOTTOM 3:06:25 M 45-49 0:45:11 1:16:37 1:01:05
153 10 Ian SPINKS 3:12:37 M 45-49 0:44:47 1:21:08 1:02:54
11 1 Darren QUARRELL 2:10:34 M 40-44 0:26:08 1:02:59 0:40:18
17 2 Peter CLARK 2:14:48 M 40-44 0:28:41 1:03:08 0:41:00
33 3 Karl HAYES 2:23:09 M 40-44 0:29:51 1:06:32 0:45:00
47 4 Rolf BEHRENS 2:31:54 M 40-44 0:30:50 1:09:46 0:49:27
48 5 Ritchie BLOOMFIELD 2:32:07 M 40-44 0:36:21 1:07:43 0:46:20
63 6 Paul BEATH 2:36:25 M 40-44 0:32:53 1:09:12 0:52:00
66 7 Norman JOYCE 2:36:34 M 40-44 0:32:20 1:12:08 0:50:09
72 8 Jeff SAPIER 2:37:46 M 40-44 0:36:06 1:10:13 0:49:10
80 9 Chris STUBBS 2:40:18 M 40-44 0:31:36 1:11:19 0:55:06
87 10 Brendan GAY 2:43:17 M 40-44 0:33:48 1:12:33 0:53:40
99 11 Adam STROUD 2:46:11 M 40-44 0:36:49 1:16:37 0:51:00
103 12 Mark BAGNALL 2:46:56 M 40-44 0:32:11 1:23:44 0:48:55
104 13 Richard CRAWFORD 2:46:57 M 40-44 0:31:38 1:15:54 0:56:34
106 14 Peter BOND 2:47:29 M 40-44 0:34:19 1:11:44 0:59:12
108 15 Leigh HARRISON 2:48:40 M 40-44 0:39:15 1:17:59 0:49:51
109 16 Steve WILLIAMS 2:48:47 M 40-44 0:27:22 1:16:31 1:01:48
116 17 Mark WHITAKER 2:50:44 M 40-44 0:34:13 1:15:41 0:58:06
118 18 Chris NOBES 2:50:59 M 40-44 0:39:49 1:09:52 0:58:39
119 19 Craig PHILLIPS 2:51:21 M 40-44 0:38:12 1:19:00 0:52:33
129 20 Kevin WATERER 2:56:00 M 40-44 0:37:52 1:19:51 0:54:56
137 21 Andrew MACKENZIE 2:57:46 M 40-44 0:35:33 1:12:57 1:06:56
145 22 Bernard AU 3:03:25 M 40-44 0:45:31 1:16:19 0:58:45
151 23 Glen STEELE 3:07:39 M 40-44 0:45:13 1:21:44 0:57:38
154 24 Robert MERLINO 3:13:40 M 40-44 0:47:03 1:22:43 1:00:58
161 25 Pete RAUDASCHL 3:30:40 M 40-44 0:44:16 1:28:17 1:10:36
5 1 Ben BELL 2:07:50 M 35-39 0:25:28 1:05:02 0:36:02
6 2 Klayten SMITH 2:08:36 M 35-39 0:25:52 1:01:43 0:39:16
12 3 Ryan LENNOX 2:10:47 M 35-39 0:26:54 1:00:33 0:41:52
18 4 Dean DEGAN 2:15:32 M 35-39 0:29:32 1:06:13 0:37:56
22 5 Matt WRIGHT 2:18:28 M 35-39 0:27:44 1:02:17 0:45:27
24 6 Kurt LEHMANN 2:19:20 M 35-39 0:27:53 1:04:46 0:45:19
45 7 Travis BOTTOMLEY 2:29:55 M 35-39 0:33:45 1:07:29 0:46:02
52 8 David EDWARDS 2:33:11 M 35-39 0:30:44 1:08:57 0:51:42
57 9 Damian WILLIAMS 2:34:52 M 35-39 0:28:17 1:09:21 0:54:29
58 10 Andrew DUNNE 2:34:59 M 35-39 0:38:14 1:12:32 0:42:03
67 11 Jason ROSE 2:36:39 M 35-39 0:28:54 1:10:54 0:53:03
71 12 Ashley HALE 2:37:32 M 35-39 0:36:10 1:10:08 0:49:31
86 13 Brett GORDON 2:43:05 M 35-39 0:36:13 1:10:58 0:53:54
88 14 Mark ROBB 2:43:50 M 35-39 0:33:41 1:16:53 0:50:45
97 15 Jason HOWIE 2:45:45 M 35-39 0:30:41 1:15:58 0:55:48
100 16 Heath BARNES 2:46:16 M 35-39 0:37:34 1:13:20 0:51:06
102 17 Damien CHAMBERS 2:46:47 M 35-39 0:37:39 1:14:44 0:50:47
110 18 Stuart MILLER 2:49:56 M 35-39 0:26:27 1:16:27 1:03:55
120 19 Troy BURNS 2:51:39 M 35-39 0:37:53 1:18:21 0:51:41
122 20 Richard WALKER 2:53:47 M 35-39 0:28:31 1:23:21 0:58:10
130 21 Rohan GETT 2:56:11 M 35-39 0:37:22 1:18:18 0:54:38
138 22 Matthew HIRD 2:58:03 M 35-39 0:37:30 1:20:23 0:55:56
152 23 Paul BOURKE 3:11:14 M 35-39 0:37:08 1:27:30 1:04:07
164 24 Robert MOORE 3:36:10 M 35-39 0:54:45 1:24:38 1:13:55
10 1 Euan MCNAIR 2:10:07 M 30-34 0:25:50 1:01:41 0:41:02
16 2 Shane THOMPSON 2:14:34 M 30-34 0:25:41 1:06:00 0:41:33
20 3 Mark DUNCAN 2:17:26 M 30-34 0:27:10 1:03:35 0:45:23
23 4 Scott ASHCROFT 2:19:11 M 30-34 0:26:22 1:07:20 0:43:41
28 5 Robbie ELDER 2:21:55 M 30-34 0:30:14 1:05:41 0:44:06
29 6 Matthew MALADY 2:22:02 M 30-34 0:29:41 1:07:08 0:43:23
32 7 Mathew EDSALL 2:22:19 M 30-34 0:26:39 1:03:54 0:50:02
38 8 Nathan BARRY 2:27:18 M 30-34 0:32:34 1:10:20 0:41:59
44 9 Jason CALDWELL 2:29:33 M 30-34 0:40:49 1:03:31 0:43:36
61 10 Angelo DE MARIA 2:35:53 M 30-34 0:37:11 1:05:41 0:49:56
68 11 Rob JOHNSTON 2:37:02 M 30-34 0:27:03 1:08:30 0:59:41
70 12 Matt SPRUELL 2:37:14 M 30-34 0:29:37 1:14:24 0:50:47
73 13 Jye CAJAR 2:37:50 M

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.