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Ollie Whistler and Sarah Crowley win 2012 Hell of the West Triathlon in Goondiwindi

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Ollie Whistler and Sarah Crowley have won the 2012 Hell of the West triathlon. With a lot of athletes concerned about making the trek to Goondiwindi with the rising flood waters cutting off towns across southern Queensland and Northern NSW there was still a strong field across all categories.

In a race that saw the swim moved due to the floods and a 3.2km run added in between the swim and the bike the athletes took it on the chin. An unexpected additional run is always a tough ask and making sure you don’t use too much energy in the first run is a must.

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Ollie pictured winning the recent Nowra Olympic distance triathlon

Ollie Whistler has only recently started back training full time after taking a well earned three week break over Xmas. He won the Olympic Distance triseries race recently in Nowra and backed up with a solid performance this weekend.

The women’s open field was a lighter with the decision by Rebecca Hoschke to pull out due to concerns over getting to and back from Goondiwindi.

Tim Berkel had a solid result with a faster run but was undone by Whistler on the bike. Berkel was going to Goondi with the specific intent of turning over his legs before taking on Geelong Long Distance triathlon next weekend. Although when a start guns goes it is hard not to go 100%.

Female winner Crowley had her work cut out for her with leading age grouper Kym Jaenke leading her out of the water by over two minutes. Female pro Rachael Paxton finished a solid third over all in the female category but was slightly off the pace with her bike and run.

For Rachael this race was an opportunity to put to rest some bad luck that struck over a few races in 2011. Racing uninjured and without getting flat tyres will hopefully be a thing of the past. Paxton, Crowley and Jaenke all smashed the previous female bike race record. Without the usual head wind heading back in to town the bikes times were a lot faster than usual. Kym Jaenke will be racing in Ironman Melbourne next month and barring any unseen obstacles should be a shoe in for a Kona slot this year.

Rachael Paxton also says to watch out for Sarah Crowley this year. She is bound to put her mark on long course triathlons.

With the amended swim came some new obstacles. A three lap swim saw some of the leading athletes finding themselves swimming through the second half of the field as they caught the tail enders.

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Pos Name Cat Swim Run 1 Bike Run 2 Finish
1 REDDOG A MTeam 24:56:00 10:41 2:02:48 1:01:05 3:39:32
2 Ollie Whistler MOpen 27:00:00 11:55 1:59:26 1:02:28 3:40:51
3 Tim Berkel MOpen 27:06:00 11:50 2:01:33 1:00:37 3:41:08
4 Luke Harrison M30-34 25:51:00 12:42 2:06:14 1:03:23 3:48:11
5 Daniel Macpherson M20-24 27:16:00 13:04 2:04:53 1:06:47 3:52:02
6 Adam Gordon MOpen 31:06:00 12:56 2:03:29 1:04:31 3:52:04
7 Brendan Brooks MOpen 29:18:00 12:48 2:02:51 1:07:23 3:52:21
8 Todd Spackman M20-24 29:22:00 12:32 2:05:10 1:05:23 3:52:29
9 Paul Dodd M35-39 29:23:00 12:56 2:02:18 1:08:06 3:52:44
10 Steven Brasch MOpen 31:18:00 13:33 2:02:38 1:06:40 3:54:10
11 Marcus Randall M25-29 31:23:00 12:53 2:02:59 1:08:51 3:56:07
12 Steven Schofield M35-39 31:26:00 14:27 2:01:11 1:09:24 3:56:29
13 Brett Newton M40-44 30:54:00 12:57 2:05:07 1:09:10 3:58:10
14 John Polson MOpen 27:11:00 11:43 2:17:29 1:02:24 3:58:49
15 Sarah Crowley FOpen 30:26:00 12:40 2:08:51 1:09:18 4:01:16
16 Jack Walgers MOpen 27:03:00 12:39 2:05:01 1:17:40 4:02:24
17 Kym Jaenke F30-34 28:03:00 13:35 2:10:17 1:11:14 4:03:10
18 Savage Bliss Masters Team 29:43:00 13:07 2:10:05 1:11:07 4:04:03
19 2 & a Half Men Mixed Team 35:16:00 12:16 2:06:19 1:10:15 4:04:07
20 Scott Murray M25-29 31:24:00 14:16 2:07:49 1:11:21 4:04:51
21 Brad Crofts M30-34 29:26:00 13:32 2:10:17 1:14:22 4:07:39
22 Rachael Paxton FOpen 30:03:00 13:49 2:11:55 1:12:32 4:08:20
23 Schoolies Mixed Team 26:51:00 14:29 2:02:07 1:24:54 4:08:22
24 Luke Martin MOpen 29:32:00 13:16 2:13:38 1:12:14 4:08:42
25 BURKIES MAIL RUN MTeam 29:31:00 12:38 2:12:35 1:14:27 4:09:12
26 Stuart Cameron M35-39 32:50:00 13:41 2:11:36 1:11:39 4:09:48
27 James Cousins M40-44 32:24:00 14:40 2:10:28 1:12:22 4:09:55
28 Collective Braincell MTeam 31:49:00 13:25 2:10:31 1:14:17 4:10:03
29 Dave Crellin M35-39 30:25:00 13:21 2:14:00 1:12:21 4:10:08
30 Peter Read M30-34 31:37:00 14:08 2:11:45 1:13:52 4:11:24
31 Anthony Rule M25-29 30:33:00 12:49 2:07:53 1:20:20 4:11:35
32 Robin Haywood M40-44 39:03:00 14:43 2:02:13 1:15:37 4:11:37
33 Scott Farrell M30-34 31:06:00 13:49 2:14:26 1:13:07 4:12:29
34 Rod Cedaro MOpen 36:27:00 14:17 2:12:38 1:09:08 4:12:32
35 Martin Rees M35-39 36:05:00 14:33 2:14:29 1:07:52 4:13:00
36 Lars Olsen M25-29 27:19:00 14:13 2:10:15 1:21:36 4:13:24
37 Shartomike Mixed Team 37:19:00 12:05 2:21:11 1:03:16 4:13:53
38 Elliot Mccarthy M30-34 33:18:00 14:37 2:10:17 1:16:18 4:14:32
39 Andras Heczey M30-34 29:21:00 14:14 2:16:23 1:14:57 4:14:57
40 Robert Walker M40-44 32:49:00 15:48 2:11:59 1:14:27 4:15:05
41 Halligan Quin M20-24 31:50:00 13:08 2:16:33 1:13:51 4:15:23
42 Ian Hutchison M35-39 37:06:00 15:05 2:08:20 1:15:51 4:16:23
43 Paul Philipp M30-34 31:33:00 13:34 2:12:50 1:18:42 4:16:41
44 Patrick Johnston M35-39 34:37:00 14:31 2:12:37 1:15:11 4:16:58
45 Benjamin Millen M30-34 35:14:00 13:49 2:15:47 1:12:10 4:17:02
46 Simon Genrich M35-39 40:12:00 12:17 2:15:53 1:08:41 4:17:05
47 David Barber M45-49 32:23:00 16:29 2:07:51 1:20:22 4:17:06
48 Clint Kimmins M25-29 31:34:00 13:23 2:12:41 1:19:29 4:17:07
49 Stephen Courtney M35-39 32:23:00 14:05 2:21:39 1:09:11 4:17:20
50 Busted Old Breakaways Mixed Team 37:27:00 12:36 2:17:11 1:10:59 4:18:15
51 Ben Mccormick MOpen 33:04:00 14:35 2:11:38 1:19:19 4:18:38
52 Susan Langley F40-44 36:26:00 13:52 2:15:49 1:13:30 4:19:38
53 David Cumming M30-34 35:25:00 13:51 2:15:44 1:16:08 4:21:10
54 Neil Cowan M30-34 35:59:00 13:43 2:16:42 1:14:49 4:21:14
55 Hayden Lyons M30-34 32:43:00 13:52 2:20:14 1:14:40 4:21:31
56 Michael Hoynes M45-49 38:31:00 15:02 2:06:29 1:22:11 4:22:14
57 Mitchell Rule M20-24 32:38:00 14:40 2:11:27 1:23:35 4:22:22
58 Rodney Holland M45-49 44:09:00 14:06 2:13:09 1:11:27 4:22:52
59 Peter Hughes M30-34 33:21:00 14:32 2:13:59 1:21:10 4:23:02
60 Ronaldo Wilton M35-39 29:17:00 14:33 2:18:13 1:21:12 4:23:17
61 Michael Lennon M40-44 32:55:00 14:21 2:25:15 1:11:21 4:23:53
62 Allan John Moustoukas M50-54 32:57:00 15:27 2:13:30 1:21:59 4:23:55
63 The Tri-fields Demons Mixed Team 34:20:00 14:23 2:12:57 1:22:37 4:24:17
64 Nadine Mcmillan F30-34 37:27:00 14:33 2:16:32 1:16:24 4:24:57
65 Tyson Croll M25-29 34:03:00 15:51 2:14:24 1:20:48 4:25:07
66 Richard Armstrong M50-54 38:47:00 14:52 2:17:09 1:14:56 4:25:46
67 Paul Scroggie M40-44 34:15:00 14:34 2:20:52 1:16:21 4:26:03
68 Paul Worroll M45-49 35:17:00 14:53 2:18:00 1:18:00 4:26:12
69 Darren Dillon M40-44 41:02:00 14:04 2:17:02 1:14:12 4:26:23
70 Andrew Tomlin M35-39 31:08:00 14:58 2:16:15 1:24:07 4:26:29
71 Darren Carmody M45-49 33:32:00 15:19 2:10:23 1:27:19 4:26:34
72 Chris Hill M40-44 31:28:00 14:30 2:18:24 1:22:26 4:26:50
73 Justin Hunter M35-39 32:28:00 13:23 2:29:50 1:11:31 4:27:14
74 Angela Clarke F45-49 31:39:00 15:59 2:20:07 1:19:33 4:27:19
75 Corrie Rowlands M35-39 33:55:00 14:54 2:18:21 1:20:21 4:27:32
76 Andrew Lowry M30-34 38:13:00 15:40 2:17:10 1:16:34 4:27:39
77 Jonathan Blakey M25-29 32:17:00 16:07 2:15:06 1:24:20 4:27:51
78 James Staciwa M30-34 36:11:00 16:12 2:19:53 1:15:37 4:27:55
79 Mary’s Hotel Mixed Team 35:36:00 15:06 2:11:56 1:25:21 4:28:01
80 Kent Murrat M25-29 2:40:22 52:59:00 4:28:21
81 Tom Uhlich (Mewing) M40-44 36:27:00 14:39 2:17:43 1:19:31 4:28:21
82 Penelope Holland F40-44 31:32:00 15:25 2:23:47 1:17:45 4:28:30
83 Daniel Carroll M30-34 34:41:00 15:47 2:19:53 1:18:13 4:28:35
84 Darryl Stratford M45-49 39:25:00 14:55 2:17:39 1:17:04 4:29:05
85 Tracey Zammit F40-44 30:08:00 15:04 2:27:38 1:16:29 4:29:21
86 Adrian Pearce M40-44 36:19:00 15:12 2:19:09 1:19:00 4:29:42
87 Dave Blakey M45-49 36:34:00 15:37 2:12:59 1:24:31 4:29:43
88 Jack Greenland M20-24 32:05:00 16:22 2:13:46 1:27:31 4:29:46
89 Leanne Southwell F40-44 30:25:00 14:45 2:22:49 1:22:03 4:30:03
90 Jason Black M40-44 34:54:00 16:20 2:16:32 1:22:26 4:30:14
91 Bruce Thiele M40-44 33:03:00 16:39 2:11:13 1:29:33 4:30:29
92 Brett Stalley M45-49 40:52:00 14:53 2:20:16 1:14:45 4:30:48
93 Joshua Cresswell M25-29 34:38:00 14:04 2:20:28 1:21:41 4:30:52
94 Dan O ‘ Neill M50-54 40:22:00 13:19 2:20:14 1:17:23 4:31:20
95 Geoff Wilson M40-44 34:03:00 14:46 2:17:41 1:25:04 4:31:35
96 Jason Mcmahon M35-39 36:36:00 15:09 2:25:34 1:14:17 4:31:37
97 Craig Rule M50-54 32:59:00 15:11 2:29:09 1:14:22 4:31:43
98 Drew Parker M25-29 38:03:00 16:06 2:15:39 1:22:03 4:31:52
99 Sean Murray M30-34 37:28:00 14:50 2:22:58 1:16:38 4:31:55
100 Catherine Thiele F30-34 34:14:00 15:37 2:19:41 1:22:23 4:31:57
101 David Toye M35-39 29:25:00 16:17 2:20:11 1:26:11 4:32:06
102 Michelle Ryan Uhlich F30-34 35:38:00 16:19 2:19:48 1:20:51 4:32:37
103 Tony Mills M35-39 40:37:00 16:46 2:09:55 1:25:19 4:32:39
104 Lisa Skinner F45-49 37:25:00 14:00 2:24:16 1:17:05 4:32:48
105 The Masters Apprentices Masters Team 35:44:00 14:07 2:24:54 1:18:06 4:32:52
106 Rodney Hall M45-49 36:45:00 15:09 2:20:36 1:20:24 4:32:55
107 David Thompson M45-49 34:58:00 14:54 2:22:23 1:20:48 4:33:05
108 Michael Page M35-39 31:48:00 14:47 2:13:36 1:33:00 4:33:11
109 Jack Simpson M20-24 33:25:00 13:35 2:23:36 1:22:51 4:33:28
110 Rex Robinson M50-54 35:27:00 16:01 2:15:34 1:26:26 4:33:29
111 Peter Sullivan M55-59 39:44:00 16:10 2:16:14 1:21:33 4:33:42
112 Ryan Mcloughlin M35-39 41:16:00 15:53 2:13:46 1:23:11 4:34:07
113 Dan Butler M35-39 29:30:00 15:24 2:13:46 1:35:27 4:34:08
114 Mia Cottrell-Dormer F35-39 34:18:00 15:03 2:26:15 1:18:39 4:34:17
115 Shane Smith M45-49 35:54:00 15:31 2:20:56 1:21:58 4:34:20
116 Jager Bombers Mixed Team 34:20:00 13:51 2:13:21 1:32:51 4:34:24
117 THE GOODIES MTeam 31:30:00 13:27 2:33:02 1:16:27 4:34:28
118 Brett Sweeney M35-39 43:10:00 16:54 2:21:34 1:12:56 4:34:35
119 Tim Osborne M40-44 36:03:00 16:10 2:19:39 1:22:53 4:34:47
120 Ian Ferrier M50-54 34:05:00 16:46 2:21:16 1:22:53 4:35:01
121 Joel Davoren M30-34 34:06:00 15:46 2:23:38 1:21:37 4:35:09
122 3 suckers for punishment Mixed Team 34:48:00 14:16 2:15:11 1:32:04 4:36:20
123 Brad Kruger M35-39 38:40:00 15:09 2:27:40 1:14:58 4:36:28
124 Team Panda Mixed Team 40:02:00 17:27 2:12:06 1:26:53 4:36:29
125 3 men shufflin Masters Team 33:16:00 13:47 2:32:38 1:16:57 4:36:40
126 Daniel Mctainsh M30-34 38:42:00 16:11 2:18:53 1:23:23 4:37:11
127 Colin Hunt M25-29 35:03:00 15:29 2:19:49 1:26:50 4:37:13
129 Bronwyn Henschell F40-44 34:32:00 14:52 2:30:37 1:17:48 4:37:51
128 David Bones M35-39 42:58:00 18:58 2:18:02 1:17:52 4:37:51
130 Who’s bloody idea was this??? Mixed Team 27:46:00 14:14 2:35:22 1:20:29 4:37:52
131 Christopher Thompson M45-49 31:11:00 14:44 2:24:39 1:27:35 4:38:11
132 KCS Mixed Team 32:07:00 15:20 2:20:28 1:30:35 4:38:30
133 Team LPP Mixed Team 37:20:00 14:21 2:20:31 1:26:25 4:38:39
134 Eliza Brabyn F35-39 36:26:00 15:55 2:22:37 1:24:11 4:39:11
135 Matt Leabeater M30-34 36:38:00 16:26 2:20:00 1:26:11 4:39:16
136 JGS Mixed Team 33:10:00 15:27 2:23:57 1:26:46 4:39:22
137 Fresh Air Fitness MTeam 33:08:00 13:01 2:35:31 1:17:42 4:39:24
138 Greg Parker M40-44 42:57:00 15:37 2:21:07 1:20:05 4:39:48
139 TRIGON 1 MTeam 28:36:00 13:51 2:16:32 1:40:56 4:39:56
140 Brett Cunnington M35-39 33:39:00 18:38 2:08:40 1:39:09 4:40:07
141 Ingrid Alexander F30-34 34:22:00 16:13 2:18:09 1:31:44 4:40:29
142 wiiunfit Mixed Team 49:50:00 11:49 2:29:48 1:09:03 4:40:32
143 Allan Pitman M60-64 37:52:00 16:33 2:18:21 1:27:49 4:40:36
144 Jason Thomas M35-39 37:16:00 15:31 2:20:42 1:27:23 4:40:54
145 Alice Manchon F20-24 28:27:00 16:21 2:34:50 1:21:16 4:40:56
146 Shane Oleary M35-39 41:57:00 15:42 2:21:39 1:21:37 4:40:56
147 Brad Garlick M30-34 32:25:00 15:35 2:24:13 1:28:43 4:40:58
148 Ross Thorley M25-29 38:50:00 16:28 2:23:26 1:22:38 4:41:24
149 Jonathan Flannery M55-59 44:00:00 15:36 2:20:00 1:22:01 4:41:38
150 David Hathway M45-49 39:32:00 15:34 2:22:20 1:24:25 4:41:53
151 Dominic White M35-39 34:49:00 15:24 2:22:24 1:29:28 4:42:06
152 Matthew Sunde M30-34 35:27:00 15:12 2:20:25 1:31:12 4:42:17
153 Dave Crook M40-44 31:29:00 17:05 2:22:40 1:31:25 4:42:41
154 Belinda Ward F40-44 43:02:00 15:36 2:21:47 1:22:21 4:42:47
155 Mark St George M35-39 33:22:00 15:10 2:20:19 1:33:56 4:42:49
156 Susan Lloyd-Webb F35-39 39:58:00 15:50 2:27:41 1:19:33 4:43:03
157 Philip Cook M45-49 31:23:00 17:30 2:22:43 1:31:27 4:43:04
158 Guy Griffiths M50-54 33:48:00 16:07 2:22:11 1:31:05 4:43:12
159 Kelly Moore F30-34 34:20:00 15:13 2:33:46 1:20:14 4:43:34
161 James Johnston M25-29 41:24:00 18:14 2:21:36 1:22:20 4:43:35
160 Simon Crook M40-44 32:25:00 17:25 2:25:43 1:28:00 4:43:35
162 Jarrod Covey M25-29 33:35:00 15:30 2:19:22 1:35:09 4:43:37
163 RTT Mixed Nuts Mixed Team 33:06:00 14:46 2:23:04 1:32:54 4:43:52
164 Highfields Hackers MTeam 24:44:00 15:45 2:20:21 1:43:02 4:43:53
165 Ross Lewis M50-54 34:55:00 17:07 2:18:01 1:33:50 4:43:54
166 Last Minutes Mixed Team 34:28:00 15:41 2:28:33 1:25:26 4:44:09
167 Nick Teofilo M35-39 38:51:00 15:29 2:30:39 1:19:15 4:44:15
168 Graeme Fulton M35-39 37:59:00 16:30 2:23:16 1:26:43 4:44:30
169 Neil Smith M50-54 44:01:00 14:58 2:23:52 1:22:15 4:45:08
170 Natasha Schofield F30-34 37:43:00 17:17 2:22:16 1:28:26 4:45:44
171 Allan Lawrence M50-54 37:57:00 17:01 2:27:53 1:23:14 4:46:06
172 Jason Littler M30-34 37:18:00 15:31 2:19:45 1:33:51 4:46:26
173 The Last Minutes Mixed Team 32:08:00 13:41 2:43:17 1:18:30 4:47:37
174 Jack Brumpton M25-29 37:58:00 17:03 2:28:23 1:25:00 4:48:27
175 Dan Rogers M40-44 38:11:00 15:39 2:14:03 1:40:42 4:48:35
176 Tim Bamford M30-34 41:08:00 15:51 2:21:55 1:29:57 4:48:52
177 Reddog’s Angels FTeam 33:04:00 14:48 2:31:42 1:29:30 4:49:05
178 Knights of the post race ale MTeam 34:35:00 14:21 2:17:54 1:42:16 4:49:07
179 Gareth Buckley M55-59 39:35:00 15:39 2:31:38 1:22:44 4:49:37
180 Mark Whiticker M45-49 35:06:00 16:40 2:31:25 1:26:49 4:50:02
181 Triple S Mixed Team 30:51:00 15:08 2:33:11 1:31:15 4:50:26
182 Cameron Hutchins M30-34 43:20:00 16:56 2:19:26 1:30:45 4:50:29
183 Dalby Divas FTeam 40:51:00 14:52 2:32:02 1:22:56 4:50:42
184 Cameron Wright M35-39 43:52:00 15:17 2:24:20 1:27:12 4:50:43
185 Matt Wilson M35-39 32:42:00 14:56 2:25:30 1:37:36 4:50:45
186 Matthew Moore M35-39 33:33:00 17:10 2:31:13 1:28:48 4:50:46
187 Adam Kenny M25-29 39:11:00 17:03 2:24:46 1:30:04 4:51:05
188 Swozis Masters Team 37:29:00 17:39 2:28:16 1:28:41 4:52:06
189 Helen Reiske F30-34 34:23:00 15:19 2:28:40 1:33:43 4:52:07
190 Warren Keenan M40-44 39:07:00 16:03 2:21:31 1:35:36 4:52:18
191 Shane Isbester M40-44 34:07:00 17:50 2:30:32 1:30:08 4:52:37
192 Daniel Teasdale M35-39 40:00:00 15:19 2:23:32 1:33:46 4:52:38
193 Julius Sakrewski M35-39 39:55:00 16:18 2:27:32 1:29:18 4:53:04
194 Jason Clarke M40-44 39:22:00 16:49 2:34:58 1:22:02 4:53:12
195 Lisa Harding F45-49 44:02:00 18:01 2:20:44 1:30:34 4:53:22
196 Team S.A.O Mixed Team 35:56:00 16:13 2:15:09 1:46:29 4:53:48
197 Ryan Bray M35-39 35:32:00 16:27 2:22:21 1:39:45 4:54:07
199 Craig Magnussen M35-39 30:30:00 15:56 2:26:18 1:41:22 4:54:07
198 Stuart Wagner M40-44 38:26:00 16:35 2:35:39 1:23:25 4:54:07
200 Putting the Power down Mixed Team 44:10:00 13:31 2:34:55 1:21:31 4:54:09
201 Zoe Nolan F30-34 37:06:00 16:55 2:32:40 1:27:34 4:54:16
202 Stumpy Rose Mixed Team 36:11:00 14:15 2:38:32 1:25:21 4:54:21
203 Damian Smith M25-29 40:36:00 16:30 2:16:34 1:40:43 4:54:24
204 Ed Connolly M30-34 38:18:00 17:08 2:37:11 1:22:12 4:54:50
205 Duncan Young M40-44 40:31:00 16:43 2:23:49 1:33:55 4:54:59
206 Western Express Mixed Team 36:58:00 16:41 2:24:32 1:36:56 4:55:08
207 Nicola Sunde F25-29 44:27:00 15:33 2:32:22 1:22:51 4:55:15
208 Leonie Killeen F40-44 42:05:00 15:38 2:36:12 1:21:30 4:55:26
209 Abigail Griffin F30-34 34:41:00 15:53 2:37:44 1:27:08 4:55:27
210 Anna Tovey F30-34 36:22:00 18:53 2:26:43 1:33:34 4:55:33
211 Warren Forbes M45-49 38:09:00 17:47 2:30:47 1:29:01 4:55:45
212 Michael Stark M40-44 45:51:00 16:07 2:22:48 1:31:09 4:55:56
213 John Delaney M45-49 49:30:00 14:42 2:33:51 1:18:03 4:56:07
214 Lisa Frost F45-49 37:07:00 16:06 2:32:45 1:30:09 4:56:09
215 Tom Chandler M25-29 40:47:00 17:15 2:28:50 1:29:25 4:56:18
216 Paul Graham M45-49 38:01:00 17:02 2:28:38 1:32:47 4:56:29
217 Brett Gilby M40-44 38:10:00 16:58 2:22:20 1:39:09 4:56:38
218 Matthew Windrum M40-44 39:44:00 17:59 2:31:21 1:27:40 4:56:46
219 The Dream Team MTeam 30:45:00 15:07 2:35:10 1:35:46 4:56:48
220 George Takis M50-54 42:42:00 16:55 2:29:13 1:28:03 4:56:53
221 Jordan Brown M20-24 38:25:00 16:15 2:25:07 1:37:10 4:57:00
222 Fundawindis MTeam 32:39:00 14:15 2:45:23 1:24:55 4:57:13
223 David Franks M25-29 43:47:00 14:45 2:39:06 1:19:56 4:57:35
224 Geoff Oliver M60-64 43:04:00 15:36 2:36:57 1:21:58 4:57:37
225 Peter Liebich M50-54 43:43:00 18:36 2:25:16 1:30:06 4:57:43
226 Andrew Cosgrave M45-49 30:57:00 18:24 2:27:01 1:41:41 4:58:03
227 Rita Sutton F40-44 40:01:00 18:24 2:27:35 1:32:04 4:58:05
228 Fitter by the day Mixed Team 37:22:00 14:26 2:44:06 1:22:23 4:58:19
229 Maracas Mixed Team 32:25:00 16:09 2:29:41 1:40:21 4:58:37
230 Hannah Staunton F25-29 37:07:00 16:34 2:41:17 1:23:57 4:58:56
231 NEWLOW Mixed Team 37:07:00 15:56 2:31:54 1:34:05 4:59:02
232 Jerrod Smith M35-39 48:33:00 16:45 2:24:39 1:29:15 4:59:13
233 Double Vision Mixed Team 39:42:00 13:45 2:20:09 1:45:59 4:59:36
234 Steel Addison M35-39 51:47:00 16:15 2:31:14 1:20:30 4:59:47
235 Paul Francis M55-59 42:07:00 16:35 2:27:14 1:34:02 4:59:59
236 Brett Wardley M30-34 38:06:00 14:48 2:17:59 1:49:06 5:00:00
237 Scott Groves M35-39 36:31:00 16:28 2:28:13 1:38:46 5:00:00
238 Texas Trio FTeam 34:47:00 15:22 2:41:22 1:28:49 5:00:20
239 Bruce Annabel M55-59 38:14:00 18:58 2:26:02 1:37:20 5:00:36
240 Iain Parke M35-39 43:19:00 16:29 2:34:12 1:27:01 5:01:03
241 Megan Watterston F25-29 37:28:00 15:56 2:43:11 1:24:36 5:01:13
242 Fishpie Masters Team 49:15:00 14:04 2:37:43 1:20:19 5:01:23
243 Flying Monkeys Masters Team 43:09:00 17:00 2:11:23 1:49:57 5:01:30
244 Troy Spann M35-39 35:11:00 19:43 2:25:09 1:41:30 5:01:35
245 Kenneth Walker M35-39 38:47:00 17:25 2:28:19 1:37:30 5:02:03
246 Paul Bond M40-44 46:33:00 15:23 2:30:52 1:29:35 5:02:24
247 Cool Change Masters Team 43:59:00 15:11 2:37:06 1:26:12 5:02:29
248 Eric Quevauvilliers M35-39 32:14:00 17:00 2:31:04 1:42:13 5:02:34
249 Crusty Demons Mixed Team 34:05:00 16:14 2:30:41 1:41:43 5:02:44
250 Barry Shimmin-Clarke M45-49 42:00:00 16:48 2:24:08 1:40:29 5:03:27
251 David Green M35-39 45:12:00 16:22 2:20:50 1:41:12 5:03:38
252 Cameron Wright M40-44 35:56:00 17:33 2:40:53 1:29:15 5:03:38
253 Paul Andrew M35-39 43:44:00 15:57 2:28:58 1:35:00 5:03:40
254 Roger Holt M50-54 41:34:00 17:13 2:24:47 1:40:05 5:03:40
256 Blair Venn M35-39 38:44:00 16:00 2:33:34 1:35:27 5:03:47
255 John Rose M40-44 42:35:00 16:20 2:34:26 1:30:25 5:03:47
257 David Hunter M45-49 40:23:00 15:54 2:36:30 1:31:07 5:03:55
258 Far Canal Mixed Team 42:31:00 15:27 2:31:32 1:34:36 5:04:07
259 Lambsie’s Mixed Team 33:42:00 17:26 2:19:28 1:54:03 5:04:40
260 Joseph Cook M25-29 39:14:00 16:03 2:36:02 1:33:20 5:04:41
261 The Blonde and the Beautiful FTeam 34:48:00 16:21 2:36:05 1:37:47 5:05:02
262 Kirsty Purves F25-29 42:38:00 18:12 2:26:42 1:37:39 5:05:13
263 Michael Winter M40-44 43:31:00 17:26 2:27:24 1:37:09 5:05:31
264 Les Karayan M35-39 53:19:00 15:49 2:23:37 1:32:53 5:05:39
265 Keith Gatehouse M45-49 43:58:00 17:56 2:24:57 1:38:50 5:05:42
266 Gordon Mackenzie M40-44 44:51:00 15:04 2:46:52 1:18:59 5:05:46
267 Terriers Mixed Team 36:16:00 15:46 2:51:16 1:22:36 5:05:55
268 John Ryan M30-34 45:52:00 17:42 2:24:03 1:38:17 5:05:56
269 More Than A Women Mixed Team 33:46:00 14:17 2:47:48 1:30:14 5:06:06
270 Julie-Ann Dillon F35-39 40:08:00 18:02 2:22:37 1:45:24 5:06:12
271 Top Notch Mixed Team 43:19:00 15:00 2:39:05 1:28:54 5:06:18
272 Kieran Toon M25-29 43:14:00 18:44 2:25:33 1:38:55 5:06:28
273 Travis Spiteri M35-39 38:49:00 17:00 2:28:17 1:42:40 5:06:47
274 Wes Hick M35-39 41:21:00 17:02 2:29:16 1:39:09 5:06:51
275 Cailtin Maree Turner F20-24 36:26:00 18:27 2:33:13 1:38:51 5:06:58
276 Peter Lane M45-49 49:26:00 14:50 2:30:44 1:32:17 5:07:17
277 Brad Benson M40-44 39:50:00 19:00 2:31:12 1:37:32 5:07:36
278 Mark Mcfadzen M35-39 47:36:00 14:06 2:31:04 1:34:50 5:07:38
279 Mark Jarvis M40-44 45:04:00 17:42 2:28:38 1:36:23 5:07:49
280 hells belles FTeam 37:32:00 14:36 2:57:21 1:18:49 5:08:20
281 Christopher Slocombe M30-34 48:23:00 17:28 2:37:35 1:25:16 5:08:44
282 Hell of the what! Masters Team 29:46:00 17:22 2:35:36 1:46:04 5:08:50
284 Kade Eames M30-34 44:06:00 16:06 2:22:31 1:46:38 5:09:23
283 The Outdoor Fitness Trianer Mixed Team 39:48:00 13:43 2:48:01 1:27:49 5:09:23
285 Dust Busters Mixed Team 43:50:00 15:18 2:41:55 1:28:19 5:09:24
286 Tim Gall M40-44 37:03:00 19:09 2:19:57 1:53:17 5:09:28
287 Chris Broadhurst M35-39 38:32:00 17:26 2:26:13 1:47:18 5:09:31
288 Diana Westall F25-29 35:48:00 17:37 2:43:48 1:32:27 5:09:41
289 Kirsten Moore F35-39 35:51:00 16:44 2:43:18 1:34:08 5:10:03
290 Janet Mcafee F50-54 42:21:00 17:56 2:32:01 1:37:47 5:10:06
291 Cheryl Ogden F55-59 43:47:00 17:46 2:31:22 1:37:10 5:10:07
292 Alison Coote F40-44 38:28:00 17:15 2:41:48 1:32:45 5:10:17
293 CitiScan Mixed Team 47:12:00 16:22 2:32:57 1:34:23 5:10:55
294 NeverRest MTeam 40:59:00 14:47 2:56:19 1:19:07 5:11:13
295 Young and the Restless Mixed Team 44:38:00 15:06 2:46:43 1:25:14 5:11:42
296 Michael Riggall M45-49 41:36:00 17:13 2:43:23 1:29:37 5:11:50
297 Dynamic Duo FTeam 48:20:00 18:06 3:00:02 1:05:32 5:12:01
298 Scott Peters M50-54 38:50:00 17:23 2:28:42 1:47:36 5:12:33
299 Kristen Walker F25-29 34:21:00 18:47 2:42:28 1:37:10 5:12:47
300 Phillippa Smith F30-34 42:31:00 18:38 2:37:35 1:34:04 5:12:50
301 Brigalow Livewires Masters Team 36:04:00 15:43 2:48:04 1:33:03 5:12:55
302 The Grey, the Bald and the Ugly Mixed Team 51:00:00 15:41 2:27:39 1:38:39 5:13:01
303 SJ FTeam 38:45:00 13:52 3:01:36 1:18:54 5:13:09
304 TEAM HCS Mixed Team 35:20:00 14:11 2:54:16 1:30:09 5:13:58
305 Awesome Masters Team 43:20:00 15:39 2:43:33 1:31:40 5:14:13
306 Brett Sellars M35-39 34:48:00 17:32 2:31:22 1:50:37 5:14:21
307 Rachael Hamblin F30-34 41:56:00 18:19 2:35:17 1:39:01 5:14:35
308 Doug Black M25-29 40:44:00 16:28 2:31:52 1:45:37 5:14:41
309 Matt Diener M40-44 38:22:00 18:39 2:40:28 1:37:13 5:14:43
310 Craig Gibson M45-49 49:45:00 16:57 2:34:40 1:33:32 5:14:55
311 Where is the Beer Mixed Team 40:52:00 15:42 2:47:55 1:30:33 5:15:04
312 Rob Green M40-44 45:39:00 16:13 2:26:05 1:47:18 5:15:17
313 Daniel Carrigan M30-34 33:34:00 18:29 2:32:16 1:51:13 5:15:34
314 Team Pisces FTeam 34:29:00 14:55 2:54:29 1:32:32 5:16:26
315 FoxyDawso MTeam 41:43:00 16:52 2:36:20 1:41:47 5:16:44
316 Team McColl MTeam 38:11:00 15:46 2:27:25 1:55:21 5:16:44
317 Craig Firth M35-39 41:07:00 18:00 2:49:12 1:28:25 5:16:46
318 Mary Austin F35-39 46:07:00 17:17 2:39:35 1:34:06 5:17:07
319 Chris Kaczorowski M40-44 47:03:00 18:05 2:28:26 1:44:30 5:18:05
320 David Cutcheon M40-44 45:45:00 19:44 2:36:32 1:36:07 5:18:09
321 Tri Ing FTeam 44:39:00 18:58 2:37:28 1:37:43 5:18:48
322 Robin Jenkins M30-34 34:15:00 16:53 2:30:51 1:56:50 5:18:50
323 Sam Cooke M40-44 54:42:00 17:31 2:47:00 1:19:43 5:18:58
324 We are Family Mixed Team 42:19:00 15:39 2:52:47 1:28:54 5:19:40
325 Adrian Stackman M35-39 40:18:00 19:05 2:34:21 1:46:10 5:19:55
326 Keith Slater M35-39 50:46:00 18:07 2:36:26 1:35:23 5:20:44
327 In The Deep End Mixed Team 47:30:00 15:55 2:38:27 1:39:08 5:21:01
328 Jennifer Ferguson F45-49 41:50:00 18:02 2:38:42 1:42:32 5:21:07
329 Tony Clark M40-44 41:03:00 18:27 2:44:35 1:37:16 5:21:23
330 Wigglams Mixed Team 43:07:00 13:45 2:54:23 1:30:07 5:21:24
331 Neil Makepeace M40-44 35:51:00 17:43 2:50:42 1:37:22 5:21:40
333 Marcus Gunew M40-44 46:20:00 17:33 2:38:44 1:39:02 5:21:40
332 Andrew Strickland M50-54 56:52:00 14:54 2:40:45 1:29:08 5:21:40
334 Mark Revell M50-54 45:03:00 17:30 2:34:55 1:44:25 5:21:55
335 Wilko’s Lot Mixed Team 48:59:00 18:48 2:23:07 1:51:39 5:22:34
336 Chris Gray M40-44 36:05:00 19:57 2:38:07 1:48:27 5:22:37
337 Arubial Mixed Team 41:00:00 17:00 2:49:20 1:35:16 5:22:37
338 Sandy Pitman F50-54 40:14:00 18:29 2:40:09 1:43:46 5:22:39
339 Rob Bennett M35-39 42:16:00 18:01 2:31:41 1:50:46 5:22:46
340 Ferdy’s Mixed Team 37:43:00 14:35 2:52:55 1:37:35 5:22:49
341 Raymond Barker M20-24 40:47:00 15:09 3:01:12 1:25:41 5:22:51
342 The Girls FTeam 43:23:00 18:40 2:34:07 1:46:41 5:22:52
343 Deardio’s Angles FTeam 35:31:00 18:35 2:37:00 1:51:46 5:22:54
344 gunna MTeam 48:07:00 14:45 2:47:26 1:32:42 5:23:02
345 Michael Bond M35-39 44:49:00 19:56 2:23:22 1:54:56 5:23:05
346 Melissa Carmody F40-44 43:14:00 19:34 2:49:36 1:30:51 5:23:17
347 A New Start Masters Team 37:39:00 16:35 2:59:12 1:29:52 5:23:19
348 Greased Lightning FTeam 39:50:00 16:06 2:54:11 1:33:30 5:23:38
349 Chantal Brockman F30-34 42:56:00 16:35 2:50:56 1:33:12 5:23:40
350 Mark Jocumsen M35-39 44:46:00 18:06 2:48:53 1:32:13 5:24:00
351 Jason Nooning M30-34 37:46:00 19:05 2:29:33 1:58:10 5:24:35
352 Hell yeah 2012 Mixed Team 41:37:00 17:21 2:37:36 1:48:21 5:24:57
353 Windle Flouch MTeam 36:22:00 17:06 2:32:07 2:00:02 5:25:39
354 The Jimbah Juggernauts Mixed Team 37:23:00 17:42 2:38:18 1:52:16 5:25:41
355 GAP MTeam 32:12:00 21:37 2:38:23 1:53:29 5:25:42
356 Toowoomba Tri-Hards Mixed Team 33:36:00 14:25 3:03:53 1:34:11 5:26:06
357 Tenterfiled Triers Masters Team 40:08:00 17:22 2:50:06 1:38:39 5:26:16
358 Hells Angels FTeam 38:13:00 16:15 2:47:39 1:44:19 5:26:28
359 Jen and her toy boys Masters Team 52:54:00 16:02 2:43:58 1:33:41 5:26:37
360 Thomas Roger M30-34 48:44:00 20:18 2:35:36 1:43:30 5:28:09
361 John Haughton M45-49 41:59:00 21:36 2:28:31 1:56:32 5:28:40
362 Kerry Ireland F45-49 41:19:00 19:30 2:41:38 1:47:48 5:30:17
363 Bomber Hutchinson M60-64 54:11:00 15:58 2:50:53 1:29:55 5:30:58
364 Duncan Price M35-39 34:26:00 16:15 2:48:00 1:52:22 5:31:03
365 Pete’s Birthday Party Mixed Team 42:53:00 18:01 2:47:23 1:43:09 5:31:28
366 Mills & Wills Mixed Team 47:12:00 16:54 2:55:02 1:33:00 5:32:09
367 Krista Page F40-44 42:09:00 18:07 2:42:54 1:48:58 5:32:10
368 Kill Me Now Mixed Team 40:06:00 13:22 2:47:28 1:51:55 5:32:53
369 Peter Thorpe M40-44 37:31:00 18:53 2:39:04 1:57:31 5:33:01
371 Rebekah Reich F20-24 42:45:00 15:59 2:52:31 1:41:54 5:33:10
370 Jon Rigley M35-39 39:03:00 19:28 2:45:30 1:49:09 5:33:10
372 Michael Lawes M30-34 42:22:00 19:31 2:39:04 1:52:24 5:33:21
373 Gary Watherston M40-44 40:15:00 19:12 2:42:32 1:51:30 5:33:30
374 Adam Oliphant M35-39 45:18:00 18:02 2:35:33 1:54:48 5:33:43
375 Keith Mckay M60-64 1:04:17 17:51 2:45:18 1:26:19 5:33:46
376 Mary Jackson F40-44 43:04:00 19:49 2:50:15 1:40:41 5:33:51
377 Paul Blackwood M45-49 35:59:00 18:25 2:38:08 2:01:28 5:34:02
378 Unprepared and Wingin’ it (U.A.W.I) FTeam 34:03:00 16:11 2:55:57 1:48:06 5:34:19
379 Andrew Venables M40-44 39:41:00 19:10 2:32:48 2:02:43 5:34:23
380 Andrew Knox M35-39 41:05:00 20:16 2:37:25 1:56:34 5:35:22
381 Leah Cheal F30-34 42:28:00 16:26 3:15:24 1:21:43 5:36:02
382 Stephanie Reid F30-34 44:18:00 21:32 2:54:11 1:36:31 5:36:33
383 TMS TRI TEAM Mixed Team 46:02:00 18:28 2:39:49 1:52:27 5:36:48
384 Darin Branks M35-39 40:18:00 21:23 2:38:12 1:57:48 5:37:43
385 pokealomgs Mixed Team 43:29:00 18:24 2:46:49 1:49:20 5:38:03
386 Raymon Woolford M40-44 1:13:37 17:33 2:22:31 1:44:43 5:38:25
387 Wayne White M45-49 29:58:00 30:50:00 2:52:07 1:45:40 5:38:36
388 Tony Evans M40-44 50:51:00 19:31 2:48:52 1:39:36 5:38:52
389 Lyn Fulton F60-64 48:44:00 19:20 2:50:57 1:39:57 5:38:58
390 School Dux Mixed Team 44:42:00 16:49 2:46:10 1:51:51 5:39:35
391 Sue Adams F40-44 47:49:00 17:52 2:50:34 1:43:49 5:40:05
392 Stuart Mcgill M45-49 48:26:00 17:59 2:49:15 1:44:31 5:40:12
393 Tyron Mandrusiak M35-39 36:52:00 19:18 2:44:57 1:59:07 5:40:16
394 UCC Hotshots Mixed Team 45:12:00 15:16 2:52:09 1:48:47 5:41:26
395 Craig Denmeade M35-39 38:46:00 21:29 2:49:23 1:51:51 5:41:30
396 Rosemary Dotlic F30-34 46:50:00 17:34 3:07:52 1:29:24 5:41:41
397 Saman MTeam 41:06:00 19:45 2:43:01 1:58:29 5:42:23
398 BAA Mixed Team 38:41:00 19:10 2:46:39 1:58:31 5:43:03
399 The lone rangers MTeam 33:01:00 16:53 3:01:40 1:52:54 5:44:30
400 Team Bridgeford Mixed Team 40:31:00 13:24 2:47:53 2:02:41 5:44:31
401 Nicole Maloney F30-34 36:46:00 19:38 2:51:44 1:56:57 5:45:06
402 Andrew Mainwaring M35-39 57:14:00 15:43 2:36:05 1:57:11 5:46:14
403 Malcolm Macnicol M45-49 44:25:00 21:32 2:39:35 2:00:52 5:46:25
404 Christopher Cook M25-29 40:54:00 19:53 2:52:02 1:54:04 5:46:55
405 Adam Quade M25-29 2:52:17 1:53:49 5:47:04
406 Destn Unknown Mixed Team 44:22:00 14:07 3:14:14 1:34:40 5:47:24
407 Gary Nutting M40-44 46:56:00 19:50 2:40:19 2:00:39 5:47:45
408 breast, buttocks n between the thighs Mixed Team 41:47:00 14:30 3:13:31 1:38:39 5:48:28
409 Brent Parker M35-39 44:03:00 19:41 2:37:54 2:06:57 5:48:36
410 Bruce Woods M35-39 39:32:00 20:06 2:52:14 1:58:02 5:49:55
411 Aaron Blanch M35-39 35:21:00 20:28 2:43:40 2:10:42 5:50:13
412 Annette & Anne-Marie Masters Team 40:59:00 24:32:00 2:44:34 2:00:20 5:50:25
413 Marty Wallin M35-39 49:00:00 18:00 2:49:39 1:53:47 5:50:26
414 Clinton Unnasch M35-39 44:24:00 18:32 2:37:58 2:09:36 5:50:31
415 Matt Walters M35-39 50:54:00 18:49 2:42:25 1:58:47 5:50:56
416 Team Macca Mixed Team 40:55:00 16:52 2:58:40 1:55:28 5:51:56
417 Kim Fraser F50-54 52:19:00 19:25 2:49:27 1:50:56 5:52:08
418 Toby Plummer M35-39 44:38:00 19:38 2:39:52 2:08:39 5:52:49
419 Michael Harvey M30-34 44:30:00 18:58 2:44:55 2:04:32 5:52:56
420 Marita Carrigan F30-34 46:38:00 19:40 2:56:23 1:50:26 5:53:09
421 Glen Thompson M40-44 35:01:00 18:32 2:37:07 2:22:53 5:53:34
422 Corey Borthwick M25-29 42:42:00 21:04 2:34:16 2:16:08 5:54:12
423 Andrew Davies M25-29 43:54:00 19:51 2:55:27 1:55:05 5:54:19
424 Nathan Mcintosh M35-39 41:37:00 21:02 2:41:05 2:10:42 5:54:27
425 Anthony Camilleri M40-44 49:34:00 19:31 2:55:58 1:49:47 5:54:52
426 Christopher Smith M35-39 46:53:00 17:53 2:47:53 2:02:43 5:55:23
427 Tony Sauermann M55-59 46:53:00 19:16 3:00:01 1:49:18 5:55:29
428 Maree Evernden F40-44 38:12:00 19:52 3:07:11 1:51:31 5:56:47
429 Team Sav Blanc Mixed Team 44:27:00 21:18 2:50:12 2:00:59 5:56:57
430 Peter Fry M50-54 37:51:00 16:51 3:09:40 1:52:59 5:57:22
431 Sascha Saharov MOpen 28:08:00 19:47 2:56:26 2:13:00 5:57:23
432 Matthew Evans M35-39 46:23:00 21:00 2:46:43 2:04:05 5:58:12
433 David Cawte M45-49 42:28:00 21:22 2:32:25 2:22:27 5:58:44
434 Peter Malar M55-59 44:47:00 20:27 2:59:02 1:56:08 6:00:24
435 Jake Mcmahon M25-29 41:24:00 19:12 2:56:26 2:05:06 6:02:09
436 Cherry Bomb Mixed Team 36:09:00 17:47 3:02:48 2:06:55 6:03:41
437 104 Degrees Masters Team 1:03:43 21:34 2:42:41 1:56:52 6:04:51
438 Darren Carey M35-39 36:41:00 21:42 2:34:15 2:33:36 6:06:15
439 Kiwi Lunn Mixed Team 44:54:00 19:49 2:57:10 2:04:50 6:06:45
440 Patrick Nicholson M55-59 57:15:00 21:48 2:46:17 2:01:51 6:07:12
441 Karen Keeling F45-49 46:52:00 21:20 2:51:45 2:07:43 6:07:40
442 Andrew Harris M50-54 50:06:00 20:56 3:07:20 1:50:38 6:09:01
443 Darren Apps M40-44 44:41:00 19:28 2:51:24 2:14:56 6:10:31
444 Bob Sinclair M50-54 40:31:00 22:50 2:52:38 2:15:52 6:11:53
445 Chris Walsh M35-39 43:22:00 20:44 2:58:16 2:09:37 6:12:00
446 Peter Stebbins M35-39 42:31:00 22:23 3:06:53 2:00:22 6:12:09
447 Gary Pearce M40-44 42:10:00 28:44:00 2:27:46 2:33:47 6:12:28
448 Andrew Jones M45-49 50:01:00 17:58 3:04:38 2:00:14 6:12:53
449 Greg Burley M50-54 38:38:00 24:10:00 2:40:04 2:31:14 6:14:06
450 John Francis M50-54 43:54:00 20:42 2:52:16 2:17:58 6:14:51
451 Edward Parks M25-29 45:43:00 18:10 2:55:09 2:16:23 6:15:26
452 Warren Newton M40-44 40:44:00 20:10 2:50:07 2:25:12 6:16:14
453 Ed O’Connor M55-59 54:41:00 21:52 3:01:39 1:59:34 6:17:46
454 Jasmine Rei F30-34 42:55:00 16:40 3:18:25 1:59:51 6:17:52
455 David Fensham-Elms M30-34 35:46:00 22:28 2:31:32 2:48:22 6:18:10
456 Ben De Young M30-34 48:55:00 22:29 3:04:00 2:03:45 6:19:11
457 Malcolm Whitton M40-44 42:36:00 20:10 2:56:27 2:20:24 6:19:38
458 Shaun Collins M25-29 57:22:00 22:10 2:49:26 2:13:31 6:22:31
459 MBR Team Mixed Team 45:22:00 19:04 3:07:56 2:12:06 6:24:30
460 Janet Gorst F55-59 42:44:00 23:18 2:57:26 2:23:06 6:26:34
461 Natasha Kruger F35-39 48:33:00 24:34:00 3:16:21 2:00:45 6:30:15
462 Fabian Gonzalez M40-44 52:48:00 22:32 2:57:20 2:17:48 6:30:30
463 Leah Harrison F30-34 39:00:00 18:46 3:07:52 2:25:07 6:30:47
464 Lynn Davies F55-59 58:02:00 22:56 3:01:59 2:08:18 6:31:16
465 Rob Davies M50-54 44:09:00 23:37 3:14:12 2:12:31 6:34:30
466 Karen Spence F40-44 39:08:00 21:49 3:17:44 2:18:12 6:36:55
467 Try Hard Three Mixed Team 54:07:00 18:31 3:37:26 1:52:54 6:43:00
468 Martin Behan M50-54 1:16:35 20:46 2:56:29 2:14:57 6:48:50
469 Mel Muggeridge F50-54 57:06:00 25:54:00 3:17:02 2:11:21 6:51:25
470 Paula Hann F40-44 53:40:00 18:56 3:47:57 1:57:05 6:57:40
471 Joely Dowsett F20-24 34:13:00 25:53:00 3:55:39 2:30:58 7:26:45
472 Steel Beveridge M60-64 1:12:07 29:49:00 3:38:13 2:27:49 7:48:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Ironman Announces First Full Distance Event In Ireland

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Ironman announced today the addition of its first full distance event in Ireland, Ironman Ireland, Cork. The inaugural race will take place on June 23, 2019.

“Ironman is an incredibly prestigious sporting competition held in locations throughout the world. Now, for the first time in Ireland, Cork will host a full-distance Ironman competition starting in 2019. Youghal will be centre stage for the next three years as we showcase our beautiful beaches, historic towns and world-renowned hospitality to a world-wide audience. I am delighted to welcome Ironman to Cork,” said Cllr Declan Hurley, Mayor of the County of Cork.

The race will be held in Youghal, Co. Cork which is located approximately 45 minutes west of Cork city and Cork International Airport. Youghal is a coastal fishing town on the southern coast of Ireland and a fortified seaport since the fifth century. It is also Ireland’s second oldest town. Cork International Airport offers direct transatlantic services in addition to its extensive European access routes, along with modern motorway access from Ireland’s capital city, Dublin (2-hour drive). Youghal is perfectly situated to stage an iconic triathlon.

The race will get underway with a 3.8km (2.4-mile) swim with a rolling start from the golden and sandy, Claycastle beach in Youghal Bay, that gently shelves into the Celtic Sea. This is within walking distance of Youghal Town.

A two-lap 180km (112-mile) bike course is next. Starting off through the centre of Youghal town, a climb of the famous Windmill Hill awaits the cyclists as a first challenge, which undoubtedly will also become a spectator hotspot. The cyclists will then encounter a combination of flat country roads and undulating coastal roads with magnificent sea views of Youghal Bay, Ballycotton Island and Cork Harbour. This breathtaking course goes around County Cork, into the town of Midleton (home to the famous Jameson Distillery) and will rise to a max elevation of 190m above Midleton before a technical drop back into Youghal.

The 42km (26.2-mile) run course will be the highlight of this event. This will be a flat four-lap run course through the centre of the historical town of Youghal, taking in Youghal Harbour and the famous Clock Gate Tower. Athletes will run under the arch of the Clock Gate Tower in the centre of town during each lap before finally running under the Ironman finishing arch in Market Square.

Speaking about the event, Tim Lucey, Chief Executive Cork County Council said: “Cork County Council is especially proud to join forces with Ironman which will bring an economic boost estimated to be over seven million Euro to the local economy. But the impact is much more than that; we have the opportunity to promote East Cork but go even further into all that Cork has to offer. We will showcase sport but most importantly of all, we will showcase community spirit. This will be an event that invests in both people and place and I look forward to what will be an amazing experience.”

“It has always been our goal to establish a full-distance event in Ireland. Now, building on the success of Ironman 70.3 Dún Laoghaire we are excited to add Ironman Ireland, Cork,” said Oliver Schieck, Regional Director Ironman UK & Ireland. “This race is a remarkable combination of a stunning race course with a beautiful landscape as a backdrop. We are looking forward to welcoming Irish and international athletes to the inaugural edition in June 2019.”

Ironman Ireland, Cork will be a qualifier for the 2019 Ironman World Championship being held in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.

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Elite Field Of Professional Triathletes Set To Compete In 2018 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

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The pro field for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon set to take place on Sunday, June 3. The line-up includes 2016 Rio Olympian Ben Kanute, Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker (USA), Olympian Ryan Fisher (AUS), Olympian Paula Findlay (CAN), 2018 Surf City Escape Triathlon winner Jason West and more.

The new official coach of the Escape Triathlon Series Andy Potts will also be competing. Potts represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics, is a seven-time IRONMAN champion, 28-time IRONMAN 70.3 champion, and a six-time Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon champion.

“I am super excited about my new role as the Escape Triathlon Series coach and look forward to competing this year and supporting all levels of participants as they work to accomplish their goals,” said Potts.

The pros will join 2,000 amateur triathletes for the 38th year of this annual event. Athletes have qualified to race through the newly-formed Escape Triathlon Series. 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Champions Ben Kanute and Lauren Goss will attempt to defend their titles. The full list of professional triathletes set to compete in the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon includes:

Men

  • Kevin Collington (USA)
  • Brian Duffy Jr. (USA)
  • Robbie Deckard (USA)
  • Cameron Dye (USA)
  • Ryan Fisher (AUS)
  • Ben Kanute (USA)
  • Eric Lagerstrom (USA)
  • Garrick Loewen (CAN)
  • Andy Potts (USA)
  • Jarrod Shoemaker (USA)
  • Jason West (USA)
  • Timothy Winslow (USA)
  • Matthew Wisthoff (USA)

Women

  • Liz Baugher (USA)
  • Paula Findlay (CAN)
  • Lauren Goss (USA)
  • Sarah Haskins (USA)
  • Alicia Kaye (CAN)
  • Caroline Shannon (USA)
  • Erin Storie (USA)
  • Lindsey Jerdonek (USA)

Top triathletes from around the world will take over the streets and waters of San Francisco for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on a course showcasing the beauty of the city. Triathletes will hit the water at 7:30 a.m. to embark on a challenging 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green, an 18-mile twisting bike ride through the Presidio, and an 8-mile trail run out to Baker Beach and up the infamous 400-plus step Sand Ladder. To finish the race, triathletes will follow a path back under the Golden Gate Bridge, pass Crissy Field, and finish on the grass at Marina Green. Fans can experience the excitement at Marina Green, where the swim exit, athlete transition area and finish line are easily visible.

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Middaugh, Paterson win XTERRA Oak Mountain

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Josiah Middaugh and Lesley Paterson captured the 13th annual XTERRA Oak Mountain off-road triathlon elite titles on a beautiful day at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama this morning.

It’s the third straight year Middaugh has won this race and his fifth win in six years on this course.  For Paterson, it’s her fourth victory here since 2012, and for both, their first big XTERRA win of 2018.

In the men’s race Ian King was first man out of the water in 21:11, followed closely by Karsten Madsen, Branden Rakita, Rom Akerson, and Victor Arenas.  Middaugh came of the 1.5-kilometer swim in 23:56, nearly three-minutes behind the leaders, and quickly went to work on the bike.

“I had quite a deficit out of the swim and had to remind myself to just keep pushing all the time,” said the reigning XTERRA Pan Am Tour Champ, who posted the fastest 30km bike split of the day in 1:20:56.  “For me to get to the front, it’s max effort every chance I get.”

Middaugh was able to pass six of the eight guys ahead of him by the end of the bike, all but race leader Rom Akerson (pictured below) and Karsten Madsen.

“Toward the end of the bike, I was hearing I was within one-minute but I still couldn’t see anybody, and then I heard I was 35 seconds behind but still couldn’t see anybody, and then finally I saw Karsten at the very end there,” said Middaugh.  “I thought Rom must have been another minute up the trail, but when I came out of the bike-to-run transition we were all in there together, 1,2, 3.”

When Middaugh speaks of Max effort, the final quarter-mile of the bike was a perfect example, as he reeled-in 10-15 seconds by hammering the final stretch.

“You have take time whenever you can,” he said.  “Coming in on the road, I saw Karsten starting to take his shoes off and I thought, I’m going hard for another 10 seconds.”

At the start of the two-lap 10km trail run around Double Oak Lake it was an exciting three-man chase and then another all-out effort by Middaugh propelled him into the lead about half-mile into it.

“Right away on the run we were all pushing hard but I was able to take the lead just before the start of the single track. Karsten and I were pretty much sprinting to that spot,” he said.  “I was thinking if I can get in first then I can hit all those little rollers and start working the hills and just hope to wear him down. So, it worked. I wanted to put a gap on him early because when you’re feeling good, you don’t know how long it’s going to last. You can go from feeling real good to real bad, real quick.”

Middaugh crushed the run in 39:04.  The only other sub 40-minute run came from XTERRA Pan Am Pro Series leader Kieran McPherson, who had the best split of the day in 38:50 and ultimately finished 5th.

His winning time was 2:23:56, more than one-minute ahead of Madsen who finished in second for the second straight year behind Middaugh.

“That was by far the worst I’ve felt all through a race, but I persevered,” said Madsen, who won XTERRA Uruguay two weeks ago and was second to Kieran McPerson at XTERRA Brazil last week.  “Three races in three weeks is just about one of the hardest things I’ve done. All this week I could barely train because my legs were so sore and tired, but this course gives me confidence and I used the ability I have in single track riding to keep in contention. I was trying to best Josiah today but he’s such a veteran racer and he found that extra gear.”

Madsen, who sits in second on the Pan Am Pro Series after six events, added that the bump-n-grind style of racing at the park today was a thrill … “That’s XTERRA,” he said. “When it’s close and competitive like that, it’s absolutely phenomenal.”

The battle for third was equally amazing. Rom Akerson, who beat Josiah and Karsten to win XTERRA Costa Rica in March, was in position to finish third but went the wrong way for a few strides just before the finish chute and ended up in a sprint finish with Brian Smith.

“Rom and I were pretty close together all the way around until we got a quarter of a mile into the single track on the second lap,” said Smith. “He went by me and I said, “Great job, go ahead,” and I thought it was all over at that point. Then we got to the dam and he stopped to get water and I was close again, but he was still 10 seconds ahead. The finish wasn’t even going to be close, but he went left and had to run back towards me to get back on course and we ended up together down the finish chute. I gave it everything I could and got it by a lean at the line.”

Akerson, who was the first man into the bike-to-run transition, felt like he let one slip away today.

“I came off the bike and into transition first and then went out on the run and Josiah and Karsten caught me and they were running hard, but nothing I can’t normally keep up with. It was a fast pace, but nothing too hard, and then a couple hundred meters before the end of the first lap I got this pain in my chest, like a cramp or something.  I had to stop and sit down and put water on my head. I couldn’t even breath,” Akerson explained.  “I started running again and then Brian caught me and we ran together and ultimately he beat me over the line at the end there. It was a race I should have won today. I had it in my pocket.”

McPherson, who won at XTERRA Brazil last week, finished just 21-seconds behind in fifth.

Elite Men

Place  Name Time Points
1 Josiah Middaugh, USA 2:23:56 100
2 Karsten Madsen, CAN 2:25:16 90
3 Brian Smith, USA 2:27:25 82
4 Rom Akerson, CRC 2:27:26 75
5 Kieran McPherson, NZL 2:27:46 69
6 Sam Long, USA 2:30:41 63
7 Branden Rakita, USA 2:33:05 58
8 Will Kelsay, USA 2:34:36 53
9 Brent Mattison, USA 2:34:58 49
10 Will Ross, USA 2:37:44 45
11 Ian King, USA 2:38:35 41
12 Alex Roberts, NZL 2:38:49 37
13 Victor Arenas, COL 2:42:25 34
14 Humberto Rivera, USA 2:44:41 31
15 Ryan DeCook, USA 2:45:14 28
16 Jimmy Archer 3:08:44 NP

 

In the women’s race Erin Storie, who was competing in her first-ever XTERRA, posted the fastest women’s swim of the day in 21:26, better than all but five elite men. Fabiola Corona, Jessie Koltz, and Julie Baker were next, a little over two minutes back, then Paterson in fifth.

It didn’t take long for the two-time XTERRA World Champ to get into the mix upfront.

“I got out there and felt really good and I had a lot of fight in me today,” said Paterson, who was second to Jacqui Allen at XTERRA Tahiti last week.  “I caught up to Julie Baker who had the lead at the top of the climb and then we went back and forth on a bunch of the trail until we got to the road and I put in an attack down Johnson Mountain trail and kind of managed to get 30 seconds coming into transition.”

Paterson added to her lead by posting the fastest run split of the day and finished in 2:47:50, more than three minutes ahead of Baker.

“I tried to give Lesley a little race,” smiled Baker (pictured above).  “We traded a bit on the bike but she was really strong, and had a super run. I just do the best I can.  But ya know, it’s fun.  It’s like a vacation coming here, I just felt great as soon as I got here.”

Paterson was quick to agree, adding that “It’s so beautiful, the terrain is amazing, the people are amazing. It’s just an incredible place.”

Corona, a four-time XTERRA Mexico Champ, went back-and-forth with Kara LaPoint on the run and was able to pull away to take third by about 30 seconds. She was ecstatic with the result.

“It was amazing, I love this course, the bike is awesome,” she exclaimed.  “Kara passed me on the first lap of the run and I was like, OK, I’m in 4th place, but then I thought, no, all my family is here and they spent too much for the hotel and the flights for me to finish fourth. Fourth place is like a chocolate medal for me, not bronze. So, I caught a second wind and caught Kara then threw down a big sprint. For me, third place here is like first place, like gold.”

With the win Corona moves into third place in the Pan Am Pro Series behind Carito Nieva and Kelli Montgomery with six races to go.

LaPoint had a great race and gave it everything she had to finish in fourth, while Jessie Koltz finished in fifth.

Elite Women

Place Name Time Points
1 Lesley Paterson, GBR 2:47:50 100
2 Julie Baker, USA 2:51:25 90
3 Fabiola Corona, MEX 2:56:31 82
4 Kara LaPoint, USA 2:57:03 75
5 Jessica Koltz, USA 2:59:26 69
6 Katie Button, CAN 3:01:15 63
7 Erin Storie, USA 3:02:04 58
8 Anne Usher, USA 3:08:12 53
9 Kelli Montgomery, USA 3:10:54 49
10 Heather Zimchek-Dunn, USA 3:14:08 45
11 Rebecca Blatt, USA 3:44:25 41

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XTERRA Oak Mountain lures all-star field to Shelby County, Alabama

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The XTERRA Pan America Pro Series takes shape this weekend at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama as America’s best elites host all-stars from Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, New Zealand and Scotland.

The 13th annual XTERRA Oak Mountain off-road tri is race number six of 12 in the international racing series, and the first championship event in the U.S. this season.

In the men’s chase all eyes are on reigning and two-time XTERRA Pan America Tour Champion Josiah Middaugh. The 2015 XTERRA World Champion from Colorado is in his 18th season of XTERRA racing and turns 40 this July, but is showing no signs of slowing down.  

I have a long history with Oak Mountain State Park and have experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows here,” said Middaugh, who has won four of the last five and finished in the top three nine times here in Alabama.  “Since fracturing my patella in 2006 and the resulting surgery, I have made amends with the course and had a handful of good performances.”

One of those modestly-stated ‘good performances’ came last year when Middaugh came out of the water more than two minutes back of the leaders but posted the fastest bike split and then chased down Mexico’s Paco Serrano and Canadian Karsten Madsen on the run to take the win.

“I know I will need to bring my A-game to the race because there is little room for error on that course as time gaps are usually tight,” he said.

Madsen, who finished as the runner-up just 41-seconds behind Middaugh last year, is one of several men in the field looking to take down the reigning champ.

“Alabama is a very special place for me, and last year this race truly was my best performance of the season,” said Madsen, who so far this year has finished 3rd at XTERRA Costa Rica, won XTERRA Uruguay, and placed 2nd at XTERRA Brazil last weekend.  “This course suits my skill set because I ride technical single track at a premier level and this course rewards that. I’m in the best shape of my life and doing things in training that are giving strong indications that some massive things will come if I stay the course. My history on this course is long, but this year will be the first time I go into the race with massive travel and races behind me. Still, I have to win on this course before I’m done with XTERRA! There will be some very tough completion, but the man to be beat is Josiah. It’s a big task.”

Just a few days ago Kieran McPherson from New Zealand, the current XTERRA Pan Am Pro Series points leader, outran Madsen to take the tape at XTERRA Brazil. It was his second win of the season following his victory at XTERRA Argentina in March.

“I was ecstatic to get my first Gold level XTERRA win and excited to come to Oak Mountain and see if I can grab another one,” said McPherson, who placed sixth last year on this course.

Another big threat for Middaugh comes from 12-year XTERRA veteran Rom Akerson, who beat him to win XTERRA Costa Rica in March.

“I’m feeling super strong and looking forward to this event,” said Akerson, who last raced here 10 years ago and finished 7th in a crowded elite field. “My goal is to do my best, but I always aim to win. I know it’s a super technical course and I’m stoked to race with these guys, especially Josiah, I look up to him a lot.”

One of the other chief competitors for Middaugh is a man he coaches, Brian Smith, who posted the fastest run split last year to finish fourth.

“Love the Oak Mountain course,” said Smith. “I love the woods and the roots, it’s not like the riding we have here in Gunnison, Colorado. It reminds me of where I grew up in upstate New York.  I am hoping to nail the race like I did last year and step it up to a top three finish.  Josiah is coaching me again and has me in good form.”

Another perennial top five guy and back for more is Branden Rakita.

“It’s one of my top two favorite courses on the circuit,” said Rakita, who finished runner-up in the Pan Am Pro Series last year. “Oak Mountain will be the first race where we will really learn where everyone stands. Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil have all had a good number of strong guys, but Alabama is the first race with everyone there and it will only ratchet up the race intensity that much more. You know you had a really good race if you land on the podium in this one.”

The dark horse for Saturday may be a youngster named Sam Long. He has a couple top three showings at altitude in Colorado, but this race will be a whole new experience for the 22-year-old.

“I don’t know the course at ‘Bama at all,” said Long. “I have heard it is technical and hot, and to prepare for it I am doing a training camp in Moab. I look forward to the challenge of the course and the season; but more importantly to the fun that awaits and the camaraderie with my fellow racers.  I’m hoping for a big year on the XTERRA scene. I believe I am in a better place physically and mentally than I have ever been before and am curious to see how I will do. My goal for the season is to be on the top step at one of these races. I think it is feasible and will try to do it at every race, but with the level of competition I will be very happy if I can do it just once.”

ELITE MEN’S START LIST

2018 Rank/2017 Rank – Name, Nationality

1/3 – Kieran McPherson, NZL
2/14 – Karsten Madsen, CAN
4/2 – Branden Rakita, USA
6/NR – Alex Roberts, NZL
10/NR – Rom Akerson, CRC
13/1 – Josiah Middaugh, USA
20/NR – Humberto Rivera, USA
28/20 – Ian King, USA
NR/4 – Brian Smith, USA
NR/9 – Sam Long, USA
NR/NR – Jimmy Archer
NR/NR – Victor Arenas
NR/NR – Will Kelsay
NR/NR – Brent Mattison
NR/NR – Humberto Rivera, USA
NR/NR – Will Ross

In the women’s race two-time XTERRA World Champ Lesley Paterson is looking to shake-off some early season rust and show the XTERRA world what she’s capable of. The “Scottish Rocket” has won this race three times, including in 2012 when XTERRA hosted the ITU Cross Tri World Champs at Oak Mountain.

“I just love this place, and have such wonderful memories here,” said Paterson, who finished second to Jacqui Allen at XTERRA Tahiti last weekend. “It’s an amazing picturesque course, and I’ve got the best homestay ever with my buddy Don. We’ve become very close friends across the years and I use this race as an excuse to come see him. Plus, this will be my hubby’s first time here so I’m excited to show him around and sign him up for the trail run!”

Paterson placed second to Suzie Snyder last year, and Julie Baker was third. Baker is back, and with a best-in-class swim will have the chance to lead Saturday’s race from wire-to-wire.

Canada’s best hope comes from Katie Button, the 2016 XTERRA Victoria Champ.

“I always enjoy riding at Oak Mountain. It’s different than what I have at home so offers some novel challenges, like the twisty flat trails that require a lot of focus to keep your momentum going,” said Button. “As my first race of the season, I’m looking to set a benchmark for myself and hopefully keep moving forward from here for the rest of the year.”

Kara LaPoint, last year’s Pan Am Pro Series runner-up, and Kelli Montgomery, who won XTERRA Costa Rica in March, are both coming off back-to-back weekends of racing at XTERRA Uruguay and XTERRA Brazil, and are hoping the legs and lungs can handle the travel.

“I’m hoping my body comes around after a pretty rough last few days with racing sick in Brazil, and a lot of hard travel as I continue to recover from that bout of illness,” said LaPoint, who is currently 5th in the Pan Am Pro Series standings. “I’ve definitely put myself through the ringer this week, but I’ve still got some time to get totally healthy and freshen up before Saturday. This has always been one of my favorite stops on the tour. It’s fun, fast, intense, and challenging racing, and without a doubt one of the best bike courses out there. I’ll be gunning for a podium finish and hope to keep moving up in the tour standings.”

As for Montgomery, who is sitting in second place in the Pan Am standings, she doesn’t think survival will be a problem, saying “I survived XTERRA Brazil, and that was the hardest XTERRA course I’ve ever done.”

Former Olympian Fabiola Corona from Mexico, who finished as the runner-up at XTERRA Chile then won XTERRA Argentina a week later in March, said she’s ready for the challenge, “I put a big focus on the XTERRA Pan America Tour this year and am really excited to come out and race at Oak Mountain.

The dark horse for the women could be Erin Storie, who will be competing in her first-ever XTERRA race because she wanted to try a different style of racing.  Plus, my husband is graduating from Army Officer school in Fort Benning, so I can see his graduation and race in the same weekend,” she added.

Storie has an impressive road triathlon racing resume that includes winning the 2013 USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championship and finishing third in the 2014 ITU Under-23 World Championships.  She is also a two-time U23 national champion and two-time USA Triathlon U23 Athlete of the Year.  It will certainly be interesting to see how that speed on tarmac translates to the tricky trails at Oak Mountain State Park.

ELITE WOMEN’S START LIST

2018 Rank/2017 Rank – Name, Nationality

2/22 – Kelli Montgomery, USA
4/19 – Fabiola Corona
5/2 – Kara LaPoint
12/11 – Jessica Koltz, USA
13/NR – Rebecca Blatt, USA
NR/5 – Lesley Paterson, GBR
NR/6 – Julie Baker, USA
NR/10 – Katie Button, CAN
NR/13 – Heather Zimchek-Dunn, USA
NR/18 – Anne Usher, USA
NR/NR – Erin Storie, USA

Find elite race updates on twitter @xterraoffroad this Saturday, May 19, starting at 9am CDT, and login to Facebook for photos, videos and more all week long.

All-time XTERRA Oak Mountain Elite Champions

Year – Men’s Winner/Women’s Winner

2006 – Brent McMahan/Melanie McQuaid
2007 – Conrad Stoltz/Jamie Whitmore
2008 – Conrad Stoltz/Shonny Vanlandingham
2009 – Conrad Stoltz/Melanie McQuaid
2010 – Conrad Stoltz/Shonny Vanlandingham
2011 – Conrad Stoltz/Melanie McQuaid
2012 – Conrad Stoltz/Lesley Paterson
2013 – Josiah Middaugh/Lesley Paterson
2014 – Josiah Middaugh/Flora Duffy
2015 – Braden Currie/Lesley Paterson
2016 – Josiah Middaugh/Suzie Snyder
2017 – Josiah Middaugh/Suzie Snyder

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Dylan Mcneice And Yvonne Van Vlerken Take The Lead In Challenge Family World Bonus

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Per Bittner and Yvonne van Vlerken both take the titles at Challenge Aruba. Image by: Eric Wynn

After the first five of our CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus races, Dylan McNeice from New Zealand has taken the lead with 500 points after his strong win at CHALLENGETAIWAN. The female standings are currently dominated by the Dutch Yvonne van Vlerken. She not only took the victory at CHALLENGEGRANCANARIA and CHALLENGERICCIONE but also earned an additional 75 points at CHALLENGEROMA. Yvonne is currently leading the table with a total 575 points!

As you are probably already aware, the CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus is the pro athlete bonus scheme we use for our races worldwide. The initiative provides professional athletes with the opportunity to race for a share of the $165k end-of-season bonus in addition to the prize purses of the individual races. Athletes are only able to count their best six CHALLENGEFAMILYraces during the season, of which no more than two can be full distance races.

McNeice is currently leading the male standings but Pablo Gonzales from Spain is close behind in second place. Right now, and thanks to his amazing results in CHALLENGEGRANCANARIA and CHALLENGEROMA, he has a total of 475 points. Fredrik Croneborg from Sweden came second at CHALLENGETAIWAN, which earned him 400 points and a swift move to third place in the male ranking.

The female Dutch athlete and current leader of the CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus, Yvonne van Vlerken, is being chased by Julia Grant from New Zealand. Julia won CHALLENGETAIWAN and promptly earned 500 points for her victory. She’s now 75 points behind Van Vlerken. Alyssa Godesky from the USA earned an instant 400 points after her second place at CHALLENGETAIWAN and is currently holding third position in the CHALLENGEFAMILY World Bonus.

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The next opportunity to earn points is CHALLENGELISBOA. This race takes place in Portugal on the 19th May 2018. The $165k end-of-season bonus will pay five deep across both male and female with the top-ranked Pro taking home $30k. Second place will carry a bonus of $20k, third, fourth and fifth positions will pay $15k, $12k and $5k accordingly. Ranking will be decided through a fair points system based on placings earned. This system is explained fully here:

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Jake Birtwhistle finds the tiger in his tank for stunning WTS Yokohama silver

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Tasmania’s Commonwealth Games hero Jake Birtwhistle has continued his outstanding form to charge home for a stirring silver medal in today’s World Triathlon Series race in Yokohama.

The 24-year-old who won Australia’s first medal of the Games – silver in a frantic finish on day one on the Gold Coast before spearheading the Mixed Relay to gold – again dug deep to run from third to second inside the last kilometre.

But not even Birtwhistle could catch today’s winner, two-time ITU world champion, Spain’s Mario Mola who stole the race from the outset of the run.

Mola was never headed in one of the most impressive 10km run legs of recent times, to sprint away with the gold, well ahead of the fast finishing Birtwhistle, who had claimed another Spaniard in Fernando Alarza in a dramatic fight for silver.

Birtwhistle came out of the pack four kilometres into the run and looked comfortable enough running on Alarza’s shoulder.

In the warm afternoon sun, the durable Spaniard found his second wind and opened up what looked like a commanding lead and with Mola well ahead – a Spanish 1-2 finish beckoned.

But Birtwhistle wasn’t going away and had other ideas, producing the kind of tactic he has often used in his spectacular climb up the ITU rankings, pouncing like his “Tassie Tiger” nickname suggests racing away for a remarkable silver medal.

It was Birtwhistle who ran his way into the hearts of Aussie sports fans on the Gold Coast last month with his satisfying silver behind South African Henri Schoeman, who failed to finish today’s race, before anchoring Australia to a spectacular gold medal in the Mixed Relay with Ashleigh Gentle, Gillian Backhouse and Matthew Hauser.

After today’s race Birtwhistle claimed he was “probably credentialed to talk about sprint finishes” which were quickly becoming his specialty – and a handy one at that.

“I’m becoming a bit of a sprint specialist now I guess,” said Birtwhistle, who revealed he had been “training solo” in Launceston since the Games.

“I thought I was spent in what was my first Olympic Distance race since last November.

“But I just dig deep and found something over those closing stages and I’m very happy to come away with the silver.

“With such a big group on the bike and the weather so warm it was pretty sketchy at times – and the most important thing was to stay safe and stay hydrated.”

Birtwhistle says his major goal for the season was the Commonwealth Games and with that box ticked it was now time to continue with a successful WTS season which will culminate in the Grand Final on the Gold Coast in September.

Birtwhistle is now sitting second in the WTS pointscore behind Mola with Alarza third.

In a great day for the Australians in the opening race of Olympic qualification period, Rio top 10 finisher Ryan Bailie was seventh and young gun Luke Willian – who like Birtwhistle made his Games debut last month, finished ninth, with another Rio Olympian Aaron Royle 19th and another youngster in Hauser (fourth on the Gold Coast) 22nd after coming out of the swim up front.

Earlier in the day Commonwealth Games Relay gold medallist Gentle produced a sizzling run to just miss the podium, finishing fourth, with Games team mates Charlotte McShane and fellow Mixed Relay golden girl Backhouse ninth and 11th respectively; Natalie Van Coevorden 14th and Emma Jeffcoat 17th.

The race saw defending WTS and Commonwealth Champion Flora Duffy (Bermuda) dominate the run to continue her incredible season ahead of Katie Zaferes (USA) with former World Champion Non Stanford (Great Britain) holding onto third ahead of Gentle.

The never-say-die Australian powered home on the run after she came out of the water in 34th position – leaving her well off the leaders and in a chase pack left to do a power of work and 1:15 behind the leading group of nine.

Undeterred, last year’s WTS silver medallist, got the bit between her teeth and ran past six runners – including three fellow Australians – Backhouse, Abu Dhabi WTS bronze medallist and training partner Van Coevorden and last week’s Chengdu World Cup winner Jeffcoat.

The third member of Australia’s Games team, McShane also produced a stirring 10km run to also come from the chase pack to finish 9th.

Gentle clocked the second fastest 10km split of the day with her 33.54 to finish 1.37 behind winner Flora Duffy (33.26) and got to within 21sec of bronze medallist Non Stanford (GBR) in third.

Meanwhile Albury’s Justin Godfrey continued his PTS3 category dominance with a season opening victory in the first round of the World Paratriathlon Series.

It was Godfrey’s 11th major international career victory and a 15th podium finish – his third win of 2018.

The 34-year-old triple world champion led the Australian contingent to a three medal haul in perfect conditions.

Other medals went to:

Newcastle’s Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Lauren Parker who finished with a hard fought silver – after leading for the first 3.5km of the 5km run leg and despite missing the finish shoot and having to push an extra 500 metres – which made no difference to the places.

And WA’s two-time ITU world champion Sally Pilbeam who was third in the PTS4 category.

In other results were: Nic Beveridge (6th PTWC); Sara Tait (6th PTWC); Brant Garvey (6th PTS2);Josh Kasulke (7th PTS5) and Jonathan Goerlach (7th PTVI).

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