Scott Llewellyn on his win in Devonport in the ITU Junior Oceania Cup Race

By Scott Llewellyn

If you told me on Thursday that the Devonport triathlon was going to be turned into a duathlon and changed from a world championship selection race to what seemed to be just a friendly hit out before Geelong, I would have been upset to say the least. On Friday this was the news I received as we touched down in Devonport Tasmania. There seemed to be a lot of confusion about the race the night before, I was having dinner with friend and competitor Jack Hickey and in a space of one hour we must have had 6 phone calls with people saying the event is a selection race and then others saying it was not, in the end I think we just decided it doesn’t really matter we are here now so we will just race the best we can.

Race day

We got to the race about one and a half hours before the start, we had a good warm up and the team was ready to go. The race distance was 5k/20k/2.5k and with a few runners being able to run a sub 15 minute 5k the pace should be on from the start. The race started off very fast but soon died off to a steady to almost aerobic pace as no one really wanted to push the pace in the strong winds, I saw this as a chance to see how everyone was feeling so I increased the speed a little bit and had a small gap, this gave me confidence that I was feeling the best in the run.

Devonport_ITU_Junior_Oceania_Cup_Winners_369As the run finished I was 1st into transition but only by about 3 seconds with 12 people within 5 seconds of each other. I jumped straight onto the bike and sprinted for a good 400m at this time we turn into a street with a 300m steep climb. When I looked back there were 3 people, Jack Hickey, Braden Ludlow and a Tasmanian local. We attacked the hill and got a lead on the group of 10 which I believe was the major factor in the race. We were hooking around the 5km laps, dropping the Tasmanian it was NSW domination. 1st lap we put 40 seconds into the pack, then we had 1 min 20 then 1 min 50 and it got up to 2 mins before a short 2.5 km run off this hard bike ride. Hickey attacked the last hill having a nice 30 second lead on Ludlow and myself, and by this time the race for medals was between the three NSW boys. I set off with cramps in the calves (everybody had the same!) and knew I had a fair bit to make up. I was continually reminding myself of little things my coach Peter Mauro would be saying, I caught jack with 1.25 km to go and we ran together for 400m before I pulled away. I won the race which made it 2 wins from 2 races in the Australian junior series. This gave me a lot of belief I can now win Geelong and gain a world championship selection as I still see the swim as my best discipline.

Winning the Race was amazing but to have your two best friends on the podium next to you wearing the triathlon NSW trisuit, that’s something I will never forget. It was a race where three boys put an individual win aside and focus on getting a big lead on the bike so the team could succeed. There were a lot of celebrations that night, just ask Mick Ludlow.

Scott Llewellyn

Race website

Female –  – ITU Juniors 





Name Div Run 1 Cycle Run 2 Time Place
Natalie Van Coevorden Open 18:29 34:28 9:12 1:02:09 1
Tamsyn Moana-Veale Open 18:25 34:21 9:30 1:02:16 2
Mikayla Nielsen Open 18:27 34:25 9:40 1:02:32 3
Paige Single Open 18:24 34:25 10:00 1:02:49 4
Georgie Connor Open 19:28 37:24 10:44 1:07:36 5
Nicole Mitchell Open 19:32 39:14 9:57 1:08:43 6
Laura Wood Open 19:48 39:29 10:53 1:10:10 7
Jessie Fleming Open 20:22 38:20 12:09 1:10:51 8
Deborah Lynch Open 20:19 41:26 10:31 1:12:16 9
Male –  – ITU Juniors 





Name Div Run 1 Cycle Run 2
Place
Scott Llewellyn Open 16:21 32:15 8:05 56:41 1
Jack Hickey Open 16:25 31:49 8:48 57:02 2
Braden Ludlow Open 16:24 32:16 8:54 57:34 3
Dylan Evans Open 16:22 34:16 8:08 58:46 4
Brayden Tucker Open 16:28 34:04 8:22 58:54 5
Marcel Walkington Open 16:26 34:11 8:22 58:59 6
James Chronis Open 16:38 33:51 8:40 59:09 7
Luke Farrell Open 16:31 34:09 8:40 59:20 8
Shane Farrant Open 16:41 33:56 8:57 59:34 9
Adam Rudgley Open 16:59 33:37 9:11 59:47 10
Sascha Bondarenko-Edwards Open 17:02 33:34 9:29 1:00:05 11
Lachlan Davey Open 16:47 33:50 9:44 1:00:21 12
Jacob Birtwhistle Open 16:28 35:26 8:49 1:00:43 13
Cameron Todd Open 17:37 32:55 10:22 1:00:54 14
Joshua Kenyon Open 17:38 33:22 10:05 1:01:05 15
Benjamin Huggett Open 17:26 35:08 8:38 1:01:12 16
Samuel Volkers Open 17:34 33:03 11:20 1:01:57 17
Nathan Buschkuehl Open 17:31 35:01 9:32 1:02:04 18
Ben Anderson Open 17:48 34:30 10:16 1:02:34 19
Mitch Lewis Open 17:42 34:53 10:21 1:02:56 20
Wade Zervaas Open 17:21 36:00 10:15 1:03:36 21
Dylan Holdsworth Open 16:53 36:32 10:25 1:03:50 22
Nick Brown Open 17:33 35:03 11:15 1:03:51 23
Female –  – Elite & U23 





Name Div Run 1 Cycle Run 2
Place
Ashleigh Gentle Open 17:23 28:11 9:03 54:37 1
Barbara Riveros Diaz Open 18:12 28:38 8:43 55:33 2
Lauren Campbell Open 18:16 28:37 8:59 55:52 3
Ellie Salthouse Open 18:12 28:41 9:06 55:59 4
Amy Roberts Open 18:29 28:02 10:38 57:09 5
Lisa Marangon Open 19:27 27:20 11:08 57:55 6
Simone Ackermann Open 18:33 31:16 9:59 59:48 7
Male –  – Elite & U23 





Name Div Run 1 Cycle Run 2
Place
Cameron Good Open 15:49 32:32 7:49 56:10 1
Ryan Fisher Open 15:58 32:19 8:18 56:35 2
Drew Box Open 15:54 32:30 8:18 56:42 3
Jesse Featonby Open 15:57 32:28 8:29 56:54 4
Nick Kastelein Open 15:58 33:16 7:51 57:05 5
Nicholas Hull Open 16:15 32:45 8:09 57:09 6
Ron Darmon Open 15:56 33:20 7:57 57:13 7
Matt Brown Open 16:01 33:01 8:22 57:24 8
Jamie Huggett Open 15:57 33:09 8:33 57:39 9
Michael Gosman Open 15:59 33:19 8:26 57:44 10
Andreas Giglmayr Open 16:14 33:44 7:55 57:53 11
Bryce McMaster Open 15:59 33:18 8:38 57:55 12
Peter Kerr Open 15:53 33:25 8:42 58:00 13
Aaron Royle Open 15:58 33:22 8:44 58:04 14
David Matthews Open 51:36:00 8:05 59:41 15
Tim George Open 16:15 34:59 9:13 1:00:27 16
Mike Lori Open 16:06 36:16 8:27 1:00:49 17
Joshua Maeder Open 17:17 35:06 9:28 1:01:51 18
Josh McHugh Open 16:51 35:35 9:25 1:01:51 19
Female –  – Age Groups 





Name Div Run 1 Cycle Run 2
Place
Amelia Pearson 25-29 13:19 1:10:40 44:01:00 2:08:00 1
Holly Ranson 20-24 13:05 1:17:48 43:48:00 2:14:41 1
Carla Doyle 20-24 13:42 1:20:29 45:53:00 2:20:04 2
Melissa Clark 20-24 14:33 1:15:08 51:46:00 2:21:27 3
Steph Auston 20-24 13:08 1:22:35 46:04:00 2:21:47 4
Susan Dowling 35-39 15:09 1:18:03 50:08:00 2:23:20 1
Karen BROWN 30-34 15:09 1:18:24 50:07:00 2:23:40 1
ANNE GARTON 35-39 16:32 1:17:24 53:05:00 2:27:01 2
Rebecca Barnard 25-29 14:10 1:23:32 50:37:00 2:28:19 2
Andrena Moore 55-59 16:57 1:20:58 58:50:00 2:36:45 1
Jayde Richardson 16-19 14:48 1:26:19 1:00:39 2:41:46 1
Maryanne Davis 55-59 20:36 1:36:56 1:11:38 3:09:10 2
Male –  – Age Groups 





Name Div Run 1 Cycle Run 2
Place
HAYDEN ARMSTRONG 30-34 11:23 59:08 37:19:00 1:47:50 1
Robert Skillman 25-29 11:24 59:47 38:36:00 1:49:47 1
James Hodge 16-19 11:25 1:01:33 40:43:00 1:53:41 1
Josh Cox 30-34 11:23 1:05:19 37:59:00 1:54:41 2
Michael Anderson 45-49 11:24 1:04:45 38:54:00 1:55:03 1
Craig Doherty 35-39 12:08 1:04:27 40:21:00 1:56:56 1
Jamie Wallis 25-29 12:24 1:04:10 41:38:00 1:58:12 2
Casey Mainsbridge 30-34 12:08 1:04:38 41:40:00 1:58:26 3
Edward Dawson 16-19 11:47 1:07:43 39:31:00 1:59:01 2
Philip Murrell 45-49 12:33 1:05:59 40:46:00 1:59:18 2
Shad Hearn 35-39 11:56 1:06:59 41:35:00 2:00:30 2
Paul Ranson 45-49 12:08 1:08:35 40:04:00 2:00:47 3
Greg Walker 35-39 13:22 1:05:41 43:53:00 2:02:56 3
Brady Butcher 20-24
Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

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.