Newcastle Triathlon 2011 – Results and Race Report

The 2011 Sparke Helmore NBN Newcastle Triathlon had another weather affected running. This race seems to have been character building recently.

I noticed on the race website that it was the NSW Olympic Distance Champs. Considering this none of the states leading pros were racing and looking through the results many (not all) of the top age groupers were also not there.The lack of prize money would have kept most of the pros away.

However this should not take away from some of the performances on the day and there were some fast times posted.

Darren Quarrell (1:56) and Darren Morton in 40-44 were there and posted very quick times. Quarrell is one of if not the fastest 40-44 age grouper over this distance in the state. Nathan Stewart and winner overall on the day Finnbar Crennan also posted very quick times in the low 1:50s.

Congratulations to Sarah Dunn who finished with a time of 2:15 and also Juliane Lacroix and Shannon Fulwood who did 2:16 to take out their respective age groups.

Sam Purcell reported in on his day and gives a good over view of how the race went. Sam placed 3rd in his age group (M25-29). Sam raced at the Huskisson Long Course the week before with a very handy time of 4:07.

Sparke Helmore NBN Triathlon Race ReportBy Sam Purcell

When I woke in the morning it was raining and still pitch black. Arriving at the race site the ground was wet and everyone was huddled under the tents that had been pitched to try and stay warm and dry.
Eventually as the sun came out and the rain cleared we learned that it was going to be a harbour swim, moved from Knobby Beach to the channel due to poor surf conditions. The swim was 2 laps around about 6 different cans with a 100m run in the middle and 300 odd meters from the beach to transition. There was a fair bit of tide so the buoys were quite bunched up.

The bike was 5 laps of a course that headed through King Edward Park. It was a very technical course that saw a lot of triathletes coming off their bikes with a few nasty falls. The first half of the lap was uphill and the rest was downhill. There were some sketchy corners in the middle, the race director sent an ambulance to the corner opposite the cop shop and they acted as a buffer so the riders didn’t slide too far down the hill when they came off. (Interesting)

It was a very tough but fair bike course.

The run was flat and fast. By this time it was starting to heat up. A complete turn around from the start of the day. First onto the breakwall then headed down the harbour, the run was very enjoyable. With a few water stations out of the way I crossed the line and it was done.

All round a great race, plenty of people around to support and some very tough competition to keep everyone honest!! I will be there next year for sure.

Thanks Sam!

Race Website

 

Results

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.

Pos Name Cat Cat Pos Time Swim Bike Run
63 Juliane Lacroix F-20-24 1 2:16:37
1:36:27 40:10:00
71 Claire Neville F-20-24 2 2:17:05 19:31 1:19:36 37:58:00
91 Fleur Garton F-20-24 3 2:20:10 21:28 1:19:12 39:30:00
173 Kirran Mowbray F-20-24 4 2:32:32 16:43 1:32:02 43:47:00
210 Jessica Jeffries F-20-24 5 2:38:26 23:09 1:28:14 47:03:00
67 Shannon Fulwood F-25-29 1 2:16:51 20:00 1:15:17 41:34:00
133 Maaike Vanderkooi F-25-29 2 2:27:11 17:43 1:23:55 45:33:00
205 Fiona Fitzgerald F-25-29 3 2:37:48 28:44:00 1:26:31 42:33:00
208 Alicia Giles F-25-29 4 2:38:21 17:50 1:29:17 51:14:00
223 Helen Claybourn F-25-29 5 2:40:33 22:06 1:29:13 49:14:00
226 Gabrielle Laird F-25-29 6 2:41:19 22:02 1:28:34 50:43:00
250 Kate Connor F-25-29 7 2:46:47 23:07 1:34:15 49:25:00
254 Sara Korevaar F-25-29 8 2:47:08 19:40 1:34:12 53:16:00
259 Louise Cherry F-25-29 9 2:48:44 21:06 1:31:49 55:49:00
266 Lynda-Jane Shafer F-25-29 10 2:51:19 19:22 1:32:51 59:06:00
277 Shannon Marks F-25-29 11 2:59:03 20:45 1:47:06 51:12:00
289 Elisha Boggiss F-25-29 12 3:15:46 24:22:00 1:38:35 1:12:49
55 Sarah Dunn F-30-34 1 2:15:22 20:25 1:13:59 40:58:00
181 Belinda Fong F-30-34 2 2:33:31 21:45 1:28:45 43:01:00
186 Kamaile Knight F-30-34 3 2:34:26 23:49 1:21:11 49:26:00
218 Verity Rollason F-30-34 4 2:40:16 25:01:00 1:26:01 49:14:00
224 Rachael Arnold F-30-34 5 2:40:34 20:37 1:28:00 51:57:00
233 Amara Jarratt F-30-34 6 2:43:57 21:12 1:26:13 56:32:00
263 Alison Diskin F-30-34 7 2:50:24 22:24 1:29:00 59:00:00
267 Danielle Radnidge F-30-34 8 2:51:49 23:37 1:30:20 57:52:00
275 Natalie Deadman F-30-34 9 2:57:22 23:03 1:46:57 47:22:00
281 Jane Burndred F-30-34 10 3:02:32 28:02:00 1:35:43 58:47:00
287 Kirsty Thomson F-30-34 11 3:11:26 17:55 1:53:32 59:59:00
288 Cathy Choi F-30-34 12 3:15:26 33:05:00 1:45:44 56:37:00
82 Jodi Heeney F-35-39 1 2:18:57 20:16 1:18:35 40:06:00
86 Kathy Murphy F-35-39 2 2:19:39 20:55 1:16:06 42:38:00
138 Felicity Roantree F-35-39 3 2:27:30 18:34 1:22:03 46:53:00
244 Ally Benbow F-35-39 4 2:45:41 25:16:00 1:38:57 41:28:00
247 Juliette Cassidy F-35-39 5 2:46:33 23:11 1:36:21 47:01:00
257 Melanie Sanbrook F-35-39 6 2:47:31 20:45 1:23:26 1:03:20
269 Joanne Morrison F-35-39 7 2:52:34 23:32 1:32:59 56:03:00
272 Georgina Inwood F-35-39 8 2:54:10 24:16:00 1:35:27 54:27:00
143 Josephine Springthorpe F-40-44 1 2:28:35 20:57 1:20:56 46:42:00
148 Lisa Frost F-40-44 2 2:29:48 20:20 1:25:28 44:00:00
237 Cheryl Carrasco F-40-44 3 2:44:36 22:13 1:27:26 54:57:00
200 Leanne MacPherson F-45-49 1 2:37:00 22:55 1:28:24 45:41:00
207 Narelle McClelland F-45-49 2 2:38:00 24:32:00 1:24:26 49:02:00
258 Robyn Platt F-45-49 3 2:47:53 21:29 1:33:55 52:29:00
222 Louise Fitzsimmons F-55-59 1 2:40:32 20:05 1:25:26 55:01:00
5 Grant Melzer M-15-19 1 1:58:09 16:13 1:06:08 35:48:00
13 Josh Hollard M-15-19 2 2:03:15 13:17
1:49:58
21 Samuel Buttenshaw M-15-19 3 2:08:06 16:49 1:12:07 39:10:00
70 Julian Oey M-15-19 4 2:17:04 13:59 1:18:31 44:34:00
114 Henry Baird M-15-19 5 2:23:41 21:39 1:13:42 48:20:00
183 Jacob Crowe M-15-19 6 2:33:59 16:36 1:27:30 49:53:00
221 Angus McClelland M-15-19 7 2:40:26 23:08 1:30:48 46:30:00
227 Glen Charlton M-15-19 8 2:42:20 23:04 1:28:18 50:58:00
6 Richard Pearson M-20-24 1 1:58:13 15:41
1:42:32
8 Dan Robins M-20-24 2 1:58:50 16:56
1:41:54
16 Tom Norris M-20-24 3 2:04:54 15:58
1:48:56
23 Chris Stavros M-20-24 4 2:08:40 17:25 1:12:07 39:08:00
36 Aaron Eichner M-20-24 5 2:11:17 21:18 1:11:50 38:09:00
60 Chris Wilson M-20-24 6 2:15:53 15:47 1:18:05 42:01:00
76 Ashley Burgess M-20-24 7 2:17:44 16:05 1:14:50 46:49:00
92 Matthew Curnow M-20-24 8 2:20:26 18:54 1:16:01 45:31:00
100 Mark Carlton M-20-24 9 2:21:36 19:41 1:16:05 45:50:00
105 Sam Garling M-20-24 10 2:22:01 15:43 1:24:16 42:02:00
112 Davin Turner M-20-24 11 2:23:37 20:42 1:17:31 45:24:00
160 Daniel Elder M-20-24 12 2:31:14 19:23 1:27:10 44:41:00
273 Simon Massey M-20-24 13 2:55:21 26:18:00 1:34:48 54:15:00
274 John Williams M-20-24 14 2:55:21 25:38:00 1:30:10 59:33:00
7 Luke Martin M-25-29 1 1:58:24 16:52
1:41:32
11 Ben Wallace M-25-29 2 2:01:53 16:01