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Tim Reed and Melissa Rollison win 2XU Falls Creek Australian Long Course Championship

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Tim Reed winning 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon & Australian Long Course Championship

Tim Reed and Melissa Rollison have taken out the Australian Long Course Titles at the 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon. Tim Had to come from behind in the swim and chase down a pack of around 7 leaders who were around 30 seconds ahead of Reed out of the water.

(Full results by age group below including all the new National Long Course Title Holders)

World Ironman 70.3 champion Melissa Rollison (read Mel’s race report) came out of the water a couple of meters behind Madeleine Oldfield then put 1min in to her on the first of three bike laps. Oldfield came back and took 10 seconds out of Rollison on the 2nd lap but lost another minute to Rollison on the last bike lap. Oldfield headed out on to the run about a minute and a half down. Rollison did her usual run and tore up the field. She ran almost 9 minutes faster than Oldfield and ran faster than a lot of the elite men. She finished with a 1:18:10 run and a final time of 4:14 for a course record by around 20 minutes. Oldfield beat her winning time last year by almost 10 minutes.

Melissa Rollison winning 2XU Falls Creek Triathlon and the Australian Long Course Championship

In the men’s race there were a couple of guys who came out of the water way down on their usual times. Mitch Anderson had a bit of a problem in the swim and had to settle himself down before getting back in to it. Bill Scanlan was setting up in transition when he realised his wetsuit had disappeared. Unknown to him another of the pros had accidentally picked up his wetsuit, took it to 2XU to exchange it for a new one because it had to many nicks in it. Without realising they had Scanlan’s wetsuit, 2XU loaned Scanlan a suit but the one they had was slightly too small and Scanlan struggled in the swim. Scanlan went on to have one of the faster runs of the day. (Read Bill’s race report)

Out on the bike and Tim Reed caught up to the front bunch fairly quickly with a fast T1 and a bit of power early on in the bike. By the end of the first bike lap Luke Bell was leading by over 30 seconds with Joe Gambles and Tim Reed behind. The three leaders had put a gap on the field which they held until the end of the race. Bell headed out of T2 1:13 ahead of Gambles with Reed a further minute back.

Luke Bell apparently rolled his ankle and slowed down to preserve it for IM Melbourne no doubt. This turned the race in to a running race between Joe Gambles and Tim Reed. Reed caught Gambles at 10kms and stayed with him for 2kms then pushed on to see if Gambles would stay with him. Once he realised he had a enough of a gap it hen became a matter of keeping the distance at a safe level.

Joe Gambles used this race as a test to see how he is placed 5 weeks out from Ironman Melbourne. After only picked up his bike in the last three weeks and hasn’t been running over four minute kms in training yet. After the race he now knows what to work on in the next few weeks. A weeks rest then a block before IM Melbourne.

Tim Reed is looking at racing Ironman New Zealand. At this stage it is a 95% race. Following that a break while Tim and his wife to be have a baby. During this time he will race some local Olympic distance races.

Mitch Anderson had one of the races of the day. After the hiccup in the swim he went on to ride through the field and then ran one of the quickest runs of the day at 1:17:28 to take third place overall. The third place obviously meant something by the looks of his smile as he crossed the line.

Casey Munroe had one of the rides of the day but didn’t post a finishing time. Not sure what happened yet. Hopefully his run legs were not left out on the bike course.

Other results of note were a 4th place for Sydney 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jan Rehula. Rehula was visibly overjoyed with his race and result. Rehula now has a role with Triathlon Australia in the talent area.

Other solid performances were seen from many of the younger elite guys. Monty Frankish (who has started going to Ollie Whistler’s hairdresser) had a good race. Michael Fox went well albeit slightly off pace on the bike. Lindsey Wall went well. Ben Allen was slightly slower than expected and David Dellow, who is often either hot or cold, showed the impact 6 weeks of solid training can have on you.

Performances of note came from Sam Rix who has become a very capable triathlete over the last six months and won the 25-29 Australian long course title at Falls Creek. The brother of Josh Rix and boyfriend of Madeleine Oldfield showed a new piece of race kit that hopefully won’t take off. Richmond footy socks are not that stylish on a triathlon course. It made for some good natured comments.

Another outstanding performance came from youngster Ryan Waddington in the 18-24 age group. Waddington ran 1:16 for the 20kms to finish almost 40mins ahead of the next competitor in his age group. This was only a minute and a half off Tim Reed’s run. Ryan’s overall time was 4:09. He has to be one of the more focused and determined young triathlete we have seen for a long time.

In the men’s 30-34 age group Peter Loveridge finished with a time of 4:07:26 and a run time of 1:17:59.

 

Pos Name Category Time Swim Ride Run
1 Timothy Reed M Elite 3:54:15 27:47:00 2:09:49 1:15:00
2 Joe Gambles M Elite 3:55:17 27:23:00 2:09:10 1:17:03
3 Mitch Anderson M Elite 4:00:29 31:26:00 2:09:30 1:17:28
4 Jan Rehula M Elite 4:02:15 27:19:00 2:12:58 1:20:08
5 Luke Bell M Elite 4:03:24 27:24:00 2:07:50 1:26:23
6 Monty Frankish M Elite 4:06:14 28:08:00 2:12:59 1:22:47
7 Michael Fox M Elite 4:07:20 27:08:00 2:17:10 1:20:47
11 Bill Scanlan M Elite 4:09:28 31:58:00 2:15:34 1:19:09
14 Lindsey Wall M Elite 4:11:13 27:13:00 2:19:35 1:22:47
17 Ben Allen M Elite 4:15:25 27:20:00 2:23:31 1:22:39
23 Julian Langer M Elite 4:22:10 36:25:00 2:18:16 1:24:49
44 David Dellow M Elite 4:38:53 27:27:00 2:17:10 1:52:00
16 Melissa Rollison F Elite 4:14:39 31:42:00 2:22:28 1:18:10
27 Madeleine Oldfield F Elite 4:24:41 31:40:00 2:24:21 1:27:04
198 Kirke Munch F 18-24 5:47:04 44:19:00 2:56:54 1:59:33
205 Larissa Hansen F 18-24 5:51:18 36:54:00 2:58:46 2:06:17
59 Sarah Grove F 25-29 4:48:57 37:26:00 2:36:53 1:32:16
70 Mandy Habener F 25-29 4:55:52 38:25:00 2:38:58 1:35:36
88 Jen Davis F 25-29 5:01:42 35:46:00 2:34:27 1:47:52
118 Elizabeth Gordon F 25-29 5:12:22 34:49:00 2:46:46 1:46:10
215 Sarah Greenwood F 25-29 5:56:54 39:25:00 3:13:55 1:57:50
223 Melissa Urie F 25-29 6:00:24 39:27:00 3:01:32 2:14:35
236 Bridget Tellefson F 25-29 6:09:17 44:56:00 3:08:37 2:08:52
239 Amy Pankhurst F 25-29 6:13:40 44:00:00 3:22:07 2:03:40
57 Wendy Mcalpine F 30-34 4:47:49 33:42:00 2:33:03 1:37:39
64 Emma Miller F 30-34 4:52:53 35:44:00 2:36:50 1:37:02
81 Elizabeth Dornom F 30-34 4:58:10 38:05:00 2:42:47 1:34:13
106 Catherine Benger F 30-34 5:08:42 41:06:00 2:37:54 1:46:00
113 Bernadette Dornom F 30-34 5:10:01 36:40:00 2:46:10 1:43:46
122 Nicole Hart F 30-34 5:13:59 44:14:00 2:50:46 1:34:49
141 Heidi Littleford F 30-34 5:24:05 33:50:00 2:53:01 1:52:43
162 Lyndsey Travis F 30-34 5:32:37 48:41:00 2:56:11 1:42:14
206 Angela Harris F 30-34 5:51:38 46:36:00 3:08:02 1:50:27
209 Emily Clark F 30-34 5:53:53 46:26:00 3:17:06 1:42:53
210 Virginia Brooks F 30-34 5:54:11 44:41:00 3:02:32 2:00:55
220 Jennifer Ring F 30-34 5:59:42 51:24:00 3:04:54 1:58:00
229 Jaselyn O’sullivan F 30-34 6:02:57 43:23:00 3:12:17 1:58:00
247 Amanda Wallis F 30-34 6:23:54 36:49:00 3:22:13 2:20:21
111 Julie Uebel F 35-39 5:09:52 35:54:00 2:39:05 1:49:30
252 Donna Gibson F 35-39 6:30:57 48:12:00 3:21:42 2:10:29
77 Sarah Richardson F 40-44 4:57:37 32:44:00 2:40:46 1:41:10
217 Rebecca Sturrock F 40-44 5:57:03 42:07:00 3:05:45 2:01:43
228 Kaylene Chaproniere F 40-44 6:02:15 42:54:00 2:57:04 2:16:00
233 Heidi Bramberger F 40-44 6:05:30 40:58:00 2:59:26 2:21:24
241 Anne-Louise Mclean F 40-44 6:15:39 44:14:00 3:12:42 2:12:42
249 Sandi James F 40-44 6:27:32 40:46:00 3:16:24 2:24:08
186 Jodie Morris F 45-49 5:42:58 41:53:00 3:01:48 1:53:38
234 Andrea Jackson F 45-49 6:07:09 42:06:00 3:20:15 1:57:26
244 Liz Georgeson F 45-49 6:18:49 54:40:00 2:54:38 2:13:47
245 Helen Wilson F 45-49 6:23:31 44:02:00 3:19:20 2:15:12
259 Denise Wilson F 45-49 7:00:37 1:03:06 3:46:48 2:04:35
195 Julienne Drysdale F 50-54 5:46:11 38:59:00 3:04:12 1:54:17
207 Sally Murray F 50-54 5:52:33 41:46:00 3:14:11 1:51:42
227 Pam Kiss F 50-54 6:02:15 38:21:00 3:06:53 2:11:15
248 Rosie Spicer F 50-54 6:27:19 45:18:00 3:07:58 2:25:55
261 Stephanie Mcpharlin F 55-59 7:03:36 59:43:00 3:32:47 2:20:30
266 Karla Mckinlay F 65+ 7:25:53 53:48:00 3:34:46 2:45:59
12 Ryan Waddington M 18-24 4:09:42 30:11:00 2:19:12 1:16:33
61 Samuel Burston M 18-24 4:50:42 33:07:00 2:31:22 1:41:42
72 Rowan Beggs-French M 18-24 4:56:31 35:03:00 2:32:55 1:45:34
129 Nicholas Guz M 18-24 5:17:22 40:20:00 2:49:14 1:44:19
151 Jackson Heil M 18-24 5:27:49 33:55:00 2:45:44 2:04:42
237 Rhys Plose M 18-24 6:09:19 31:45:00 3:14:56 2:17:38
250 Jarryd Bloink M 18-24 6:30:34 50:40:00 3:35:39 1:59:00
10 Sam Rix M 25-29 4:08:36 29:27:00 2:11:04 1:24:22
19 Cadeyrn Douglas M 25-29 4:20:36 30:17:00 2:18:30 1:29:38
24 Chris Hocking M 25-29 4:22:53 33:06:00 2:17:15 1:29:55
29 Chris Stanton M 25-29 4:26:18 29:22:00 2:24:09 1:29:42
33 Adrian Vincent M 25-29 4:29:08 37:05:00 2:24:10 1:25:08
39 Luke Kay M 25-29 4:36:37 32:37:00 2:32:00 1:28:36
41 Tim Boote M 25-29 4:37:08 35:47:00 2:22:08 1:34:15
62 Shaun Street M 25-29 4:51:52 37:09:00 2:30:43 1:39:53
69 Geoff White M 25-29 4:54:42 38:05:00 2:32:49 1:40:01
71 Chris Moscher M 25-29 4:56:00 38:48:00 2:36:07 1:35:07
91 Bergin Kennedy M 25-29 5:02:20 40:37:00 2:45:10 1:30:12
99 Henry Baker M 25-29 5:06:39 37:48:00 2:39:22 1:45:54
105 Giles Barrington M 25-29 5:08:28 36:54:00 2:37:41 1:50:41
108 Blair Hurst M 25-29 5:09:30 42:36:00 2:44:59 1:36:39
114 Ken Enright M 25-29 5:10:44 35:46:00 2:38:08 1:48:36
145 Sam Buckley M 25-29 5:25:01 43:57:00 2:48:17 1:45:29
148 Andrew Browne M 25-29 5:26:51 39:37:00 2:47:19 1:54:09
150 Luke Eipper M 25-29 5:27:46 40:14:00 2:48:55 1:51:46
158 Paul-Micah Sullivan M 25-29 5:29:58 44:02:00 2:57:13 1:42:10
163 Simon King M 25-29 5:32:45 40:32:00 3:00:30 1:44:37
164 Martin Phillips M 25-29 5:32:59 44:35:00 2:54:37 1:45:37
172 Lee Walsh M 25-29 5:37:12 38:09:00 2:48:22 2:00:32
174 James Toth M 25-29 5:37:49 38:43:00 2:55:42 1:57:24
179 Chris Miller M 25-29 5:39:50 40:25:00 3:04:34 1:45:38
180 Martin Markus M 25-29 5:40:12 47:06:00 2:50:48 1:58:01
194 Matthew Penfold M 25-29 5:45:29 45:48:00 2:49:48 2:02:39
196 Jeremy Barber M 25-29 5:46:22 42:40:00 2:58:18 1:58:25
199 Peter Collier M 25-29 5:47:08 39:21:00 3:00:49 1:59:29
202 Mathew Dorling M 25-29 5:49:58 42:33:00 2:56:32 2:02:26
218 Arpit Srivastava M 25-29 5:59:16 46:57:00 2:59:52 2:06:22
238 Steve Jacobs M 25-29 6:12:55 41:21:00 3:06:10 2:14:32
256 Robert Dashwood M 25-29 6:49:32 49:30:00 3:20:23 2:33:48
8 Peter Loveridge M 30-34 4:07:26 29:23:00 2:17:07 1:17:59
15 Sean Smee M 30-34 4:14:26 34:15:00 2:18:27 1:19:29
22 Ryan Cross M 30-34 4:21:49 31:02:00 2:20:33 1:27:54
25 Ben Webeck M 30-34 4:23:02 32:17:00 2:22:29 1:24:28
26 Justin Whitley M 30-34 4:23:26 30:45:00 2:19:39 1:29:57
32 Clement Scott M 30-34 4:28:17 36:00:00 2:17:42 1:30:44
35 Luke Preston M 30-34 4:30:39 34:40:00 2:23:07 1:29:36
48 Scott Waters M 30-34 4:40:43 34:49:00 2:34:48 1:26:51
50 Sean Barnes M 30-34 4:43:08 35:33:00 2:32:04 1:32:17
52 Ben Pattie M 30-34 4:45:12 40:39:00 2:27:57 1:32:34
53 Stephen Glowrey M 30-34 4:45:46 34:39:00 2:39:28 1:27:49
60 Rodney Smith M 30-34 4:49:40 35:12:00 2:30:30 1:40:10
68 Brett Stone M 30-34 4:54:15 39:53:00 2:34:29 1:36:27
74 David Wilson M 30-34 4:57:02 30:54:00 2:43:52 1:37:27
82 Chris Smith M 30-34 4:59:13 38:15:00 2:36:37 1:36:19
83 Luke Mclean M 30-34 4:59:36 40:39:00 2:37:49 1:36:43
85 Alberto Myhrer M 30-34 4:59:53 40:19:00 2:39:03 1:35:39
86 Ross Kinsella M 30-34 5:00:34 45:50:00 2:40:56 1:27:44
94 Stephen Rafferty M 30-34 5:04:54 41:38:00 2:41:08 1:37:27
95 Kurt Rowe M 30-34 5:05:01 34:37:00 2:43:15 1:41:41
121 Cameron Malone M 30-34 5:13:58 29:19:00 2:50:00 1:45:24
125 Matt Tunne M 30-34 5:14:45 37:35:00 2:36:08 1:57:13
130 Matthew Kent M 30-34 5:17:40 39:42:00 2:47:10 1:43:46
131 Bob van Zuiden M 30-34 5:17:57 41:27:00 2:43:46 1:48:15
132 Simon Proctor M 30-34 5:18:33 39:52:00 2:42:56 1:49:45
140 Daniel Buchner M 30-34 5:23:39 36:37:00 2:45:11 1:55:53
142 Tim Furlong M 30-34 5:24:14 37:00:00 2:41:17 1:58:29
149 Paul Gallagher M 30-34 5:26:55 40:48:00 2:56:05 1:43:41
155 Sam Watkins M 30-34 5:28:51 41:16:00 2:46:35 1:52:15
160 Jason Sweeney M 30-34 5:31:31 40:33:00 2:48:36 1:53:22
166 Eddie O’connor M 30-34 5:34:37 43:29:00 2:54:48 1:50:16
171 Trevor Barnes M 30-34 5:36:41 35:57:00 2:55:39 2:00:02
177 Ross Mcnamara M 30-34 5:39:40 51:02:00 3:01:20 1:40:17
178 Matt Power M 30-34 5:39:42 47:03:00 2:53:17 1:54:24
182 Randall Evans M 30-34 5:41:26 38:25:00 2:45:27 2:11:42
183 Tim Chambers M 30-34 5:41:27 36:30:00 2:48:40 2:12:37
187 Jason Hekkema M 30-34 5:43:12 40:46:00 2:52:31 2:02:11
203 Daniel Prior M 30-34 5:50:02 39:25:00 2:55:00 2:08:38
211 Paul Rahill M 30-34 5:54:12 45:53:00 3:05:09 1:57:02
213 Justin Mills M 30-34 5:56:23 40:03:00 3:04:37 2:04:25
214 David Stokie M 30-34 5:56:44 43:14:00 2:53:11 2:16:47
224 Andrew Catchpole M 30-34 6:01:33 51:50:00 2:53:18 2:10:40
230 Duncan Orr M 30-34 6:03:08 44:44:00 2:54:39 2:14:43
231 Adam Stewart M 30-34 6:03:57 44:38:00 3:04:15 2:06:27
235 Michael Karpavicius M 30-34 6:07:59 42:43:00 3:05:11 2:11:09
242 Matt Howard M 30-34 6:16:23 42:33:00 3:10:29 2:17:10
9 Sam Hume M 35-39 4:07:32 27:25:00 2:19:45 1:18:13
13 Chris Bradford M 35-39 4:10:37 32:01:00 2:14:49 1:21:33
18 Damien Angus M 35-39 4:18:31 31:41:00 2:19:08 1:22:45
20 Deiter Mcdonald M 35-39 4:20:51 31:48:00 2:17:50 1:29:19
43 Ollie Allan M 35-39 4:37:50 33:22:00 2:27:29 1:32:59
47 Ian Franzke M 35-39 4:40:08 41:33:00 2:23:58 1:30:54
51 Jarrod Hudson M 35-39 4:43:18 34:14:00 2:31:35 1:32:34
54 Duncan Brown M 35-39 4:46:13 37:52:00 2:35:47 1:26:49
66 David Frame M 35-39 4:53:20 30:49:00 2:38:03 1:41:00
75 Brett Worley M 35-39 4:57:06 31:58:00 2:41:32 1:39:10
79 Clinton Fraser M 35-39 4:57:46 30:09:00 2:39:54 1:42:45
89 Ben Mcdermid M 35-39 5:01:55 34:28:00 2:43:14 1:37:06
90 Scott Mcgraw M 35-39 5:02:06 38:30:00 2:33:56 1:40:59
96 Peter Gardner M 35-39 5:05:06 32:51:00 2:42:19 1:44:04
100 Phillip Walsh M 35-39 5:07:03 36:32:00 2:37:50 1:47:04
101 Dario Sorbello M 35-39 5:07:13 41:11:00 2:36:57 1:44:21
102 Jeremy Cowan M 35-39 5:07:25 40:18:00 2:29:18 1:50:43
103 Shane Thurston M 35-39 5:07:47 43:50:00 2:38:35 1:39:43
107 Tim Tingiri M 35-39 5:09:20 40:35:00 2:46:39 1:37:37
110 Nigel Peacock M 35-39 5:09:51 44:51:00 2:44:17 1:34:25
115 Adam Rieusset M 35-39 5:11:23 36:13:00 2:40:48 1:45:30
120 Christopher Ineson M 35-39 5:12:53 41:41:00 2:41:48 1:44:12
123 Greg Fahy M 35-39 5:14:30 44:19:00 2:44:06 1:40:02
127 Darren Ross M 35-39 5:15:28 32:24:00 2:47:53 1:49:39
133 Matthew Gisborne M 35-39 5:19:05 39:14:00 2:48:45 1:45:29
134 Lee Prosser M 35-39 5:19:54 43:17:00 2:46:59 1:44:24
139 Travis Callander M 35-39 5:23:06 35:32:00 2:45:13 1:56:08
144 Alastair Lang M 35-39 5:24:48 41:44:00 2:46:38 1:50:58
147 Stephen Shuttleworth M 35-39 5:26:11 38:26:00 2:53:43 1:48:09
159 David Breslin M 35-39 5:30:07 40:27:00 2:46:33 1:58:52
161 Jason Kilner M 35-39 5:32:17 45:28:00 2:51:35 1:49:11
189 Mark Burton M 35-39 5:43:47 42:02:00 3:06:27 1:45:24
191 Scott Smalley M 35-39 5:44:29 40:00:00 2:49:42 2:08:09
193 Alasdair Mclean M 35-39 5:44:52 42:03:00 3:00:35 1:56:31
197 Damien Herbert M 35-39 5:46:49 55:45:00 2:54:55 1:44:41
263 Alex Basilewsky M 35-39 7:06:36 43:34:00 3:29:56 2:42:57
265 Marc Niemes M 35-39 7:21:09 58:29:00 3:46:19 2:24:38
21 Matthew Wolstencroft M 40-44 4:20:51 30:29:00 2:18:56 1:29:11
28 Matt Lewis M 40-44 4:25:17 37:48:00 2:19:01 1:25:37
34 Richard Hobson M 40-44 4:29:08 31:29:00 2:21:39 1:31:32
36 Austin Parker M 40-44 4:31:20 34:38:00 2:27:10 1:26:44
40 Niall Mai M 40-44 4:36:50 32:37:00 2:26:15 1:34:53
46 Ray Bradbury M 40-44 4:39:51 35:36:00 2:32:59 1:26:40
58 Graham Hammell M 40-44 4:48:45 37:54:00 2:26:49 1:39:59
63 Christopher Watt M 40-44 4:52:24 41:20:00 2:30:54 1:34:06
65 Bryan Hopkins M 40-44 4:52:57 39:08:00 2:38:45 1:30:17
67 Travis Wayth M 40-44 4:53:47 35:48:00 2:38:44 1:33:43
76 Darren Pocock M 40-44 4:57:30 41:22:00 2:35:13 1:36:51
78 Philip O’toole M 40-44 4:57:38 37:59:00 2:33:24 1:38:32
80 Steven Backhouse M 40-44 4:58:09 36:28:00 2:38:05 1:38:22
84 Paul Hackett M 40-44 4:59:41 35:55:00 2:36:52 1:42:36
97 Frank Strini M 40-44 5:05:42 32:40:00 2:41:19 1:47:03
128 Justin Wilson M 40-44 5:15:57 46:51:00 2:44:57 1:36:24
136 Christopher Thomas M 40-44 5:20:39 37:39:00 2:49:09 1:49:27
170 Greg Robinson M 40-44 5:36:21 38:21:00 2:52:36 1:59:17
175 Leon Moriceau M 40-44 5:38:08 42:22:00 2:47:49 1:58:41
188 Peter Hudec M 40-44 5:43:46 50:39:00 2:50:56 1:54:49
192 Scott Harvey M 40-44 5:44:37 43:37:00 3:04:41 1:49:38
204 John Gough M 40-44 5:50:17 44:06:00 2:56:11 2:04:39
208 Paul Everett M 40-44 5:53:00 50:54:00 3:06:28 1:48:47
212 Matt Wall M 40-44 5:56:21 37:00:00 3:04:40 2:10:00
216 Richard Matison M 40-44 5:57:00 48:31:00 3:03:45 1:59:31
222 David von Hirschberg M 40-44 6:00:16 48:17:00 3:02:33 2:03:22
226 Scott Montgomery M 40-44 6:01:49 43:58:00 2:55:33 2:14:44
232 Lang Nicholls M 40-44 6:04:13 37:22:00 3:06:02 2:11:34
240 Mark Pellas M 40-44 6:15:11 50:29:00 2:54:39 2:22:26
253 Steven Brydon M 40-44 6:35:44 53:38:00 3:20:34 2:13:10
31 Chris Southwell M 45-49 4:28:02 28:47:00 2:23:06 1:32:51
37 Rob Hill M 45-49 4:35:41 35:07:00 2:30:36 1:26:57
38 Daryn James M 45-49 4:35:49 35:04:00 2:29:18 1:27:27
42 Trevor Buchanan M 45-49 4:37:32 36:35:00 2:23:33 1:34:28
109 Stephen Harper M 45-49 5:09:42 36:56:00 2:44:37 1:43:58
137 Clint Bain M 45-49 5:21:22 36:00:00 2:42:59 1:58:26
138 Alan Melville M 45-49 5:22:42 41:21:00 2:51:40 1:38:44
143 Joe Spano M 45-49 5:24:32 50:10:00 2:36:50 1:50:29
184 Darren Fox M 45-49 5:42:05 42:13:00 2:56:20 1:58:23
254 John Williamson M 45-49 6:37:31 46:53:00 3:19:29 2:22:13
255 David Le Page M 45-49 6:39:59 59:14:00 3:14:57 2:20:11
257 Rohan Merry M 45-49 6:54:16 56:25:00 4:07:44 1:40:15
258 Paul Sargeant M 45-49 6:54:30 55:06:00 3:20:17 2:30:28
260 John Heckenberg M 45-49 7:02:49 59:39:00 3:20:33 2:29:06
55 Paul Mcglynn M 50-54 4:46:52 34:52:00 2:25:16 1:42:06
73 Tony Kolb M 50-54 4:56:52 36:12:00 2:37:47 1:38:20
87 Rick Jackel M 50-54 5:01:06 35:17:00 2:39:53 1:41:58
92 Roy Preece M 50-54 5:03:58 34:28:00 2:33:03 1:52:06
93 Adrian Mc Knight M 50-54 5:04:05 36:34:00 2:43:25 1:36:46
98 John Auriac M 50-54 5:06:17 38:14:00 2:36:21 1:47:05
112 Paul Legg M 50-54 5:09:57 35:59:00 2:38:42 1:50:10
116 Stephen Oliver M 50-54 5:11:48 37:28:00 2:37:26 1:51:35
119 Dean Jackson M 50-54 5:12:25 42:17:00 2:43:55 1:40:32
124 Bruce Baddeley M 50-54 5:14:41 32:22:00 2:47:00 1:50:08
126 Howard Yen M 50-54 5:15:04 39:15:00 2:44:53 1:46:10
153 Rene Rutze M 50-54 5:28:33 43:12:00 2:52:07 1:43:23
154 Martyn Hughes M 50-54 5:28:44 46:21:00 2:50:29 1:47:19
181 Ross Cochrane M 50-54 5:40:21 38:54:00 2:52:58 2:01:26
185 David Burston M 50-54 5:42:40 42:37:00 2:54:29 2:01:10
221 Brendan Hill M 50-54 6:00:13 48:59:00 3:04:06 1:58:29
246 John Hazell M 50-54 6:23:42 49:56:00 2:59:13 2:28:25
251 Brett Fitzsimmons M 50-54 6:30:37 49:42:00 3:19:03 2:10:15
262 Lars Kogge M 50-54 7:04:07 1:15:45 3:54:34 1:43:06
264 Michael Walker M 50-54 7:07:40 49:37:00 3:29:36 2:43:09
45 Niels Madsen M 55-59 4:39:02 35:17:00 2:27:17 1:33:49
152 Dean Copland M 55-59 5:27:56 41:16:00 2:57:20 1:46:33
169 Daryl Raggatt M 55-59 5:36:00 36:30:00 2:57:08 1:56:50
200 Peter Nitschke M 55-59 5:47:22 45:56:00 2:49:07 2:05:43
201 David Leversha M 55-59 5:49:09 40:08:00 3:12:42 1:48:45
267 Michael Kennedy M 55-59 7:26:17 57:37:00 3:42:03 2:30:24
176 Terry Moore M 60-64 5:39:12 38:02:00 3:00:13 1:52:59
190 Paul Emery M 60-64 5:44:17 38:04:00 2:46:16 2:16:13
1 Timothy Reed M Elite 3:54:15 27:47:00 2:09:49 1:15:00
2 Joe Gambles M Elite 3:55:17 27:23:00 2:09:10 1:17:03
3 Mitch Anderson M Elite 4:00:29 31:26:00 2:09:30 1:17:28
4 Jan Rehula M Elite 4:02:15 27:19:00 2:12:58 1:20:08
5 Luke Bell M Elite 4:03:24 27:24:00 2:07:50 1:26:23
6 Monty Frankish M Elite 4:06:14 28:08:00 2:12:59 1:22:47
7 Michael Fox M Elite 4:07:20 27:08:00 2:17:10 1:20:47
11 Bill Scanlan M Elite 4:09:28 31:58:00 2:15:34 1:19:09
14 Lindsey Wall M Elite 4:11:13 27:13:00 2:19:35 1:22:47
17 Ben Allen M Elite 4:15:25 27:20:00 2:23:31 1:22:39
23 Julian Langer M Elite 4:22:10 36:25:00 2:18:16 1:24:49
44 David Dellow M Elite 4:38:53 27:27:00 2:17:10 1:52:00
30 Team Smoo Team 4:26:57 33:04:00 2:22:05 1:30:36
49 Team Sam The Dog Team 4:40:43 45:13:00 2:38:26 1:15:40
56 Team Over The Hill And Far Away Team 4:47:41 30:02:00 2:49:38 1:26:16
104 Team Seemed Like A Good Idea Team 5:08:09 36:23:00 2:52:10 1:38:04
117 Team Hannmaid Team 5:12:19 46:02:00 2:38:41 1:45:15
135 Team Team Toro Team 5:20:34 34:01:00 2:52:20 1:52:24
146 Team Team Tarulli Team 5:25:32 58:51:00 2:43:29 1:41:29
156 Team High Rollers Team 5:29:30 42:42:00 2:57:38 1:47:13
157 Team Plod Team 5:29:54 42:51:00 3:13:50 1:31:18
165 Team Keltron Team 5:33:26 38:39:00 3:01:52 1:47:48
167 Team Ghd Geos Team 5:34:52 43:00:00 2:56:54 1:52:56
168 Team 3xw Team 5:35:14 41:44:00 3:12:30 1:39:32
173 Team The Ratties Team 5:37:22 39:01:00 3:11:11 1:45:20
219 Team Older Girls Go Better Team 5:59:28 44:58:00 2:56:09 2:16:01
225 Team Frenchy Kiwy Team 6:01:46 43:39:00 3:14:46 2:00:57
243 Team Freeburgh Campers Team 6:18:17 39:20:00 3:02:59 2:31:00

 

 

 

 

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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Major League Triathlon Releases World Class 2018 Rosters

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Major League Triathlon is proud to unveil their 2018 rosters for the 8 Pro teams competing in the league.  MLT rosters consist of 65+ of the World’s best professional triathletes for the 2018 season. MLT released the full list of athletes on their website this morning: https://majorleaguetri.com/teams/

“Mixed Team Relay (the format of racing that MLT specializes in) getting into the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has certainly been a game changer for Major League Triathlon.” Said Daniel Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer of MLT. “We will have some of the top athletes from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Australia competing with us this year and our host cities will be treated to some of the best racing in the sport.”

The third-year Professional league will make stops in:

  • MLT AC: Atlantic City, NJ – July 21st
  • MLT Vail Valley: Avon, CO – August 4th
  • MLT Tempe: Tempe, AZ – September 22nd
  • MLT Charlotte: Charlotte, NC – October 6th

Below is just a small snapshot of the incredible talent joining MLT in 2018. A full list of athletes and teams can be found here: https://majorleaguetri.com/teams/

  • Ben Kanute – Carolina Gliders
  • Lindsey Jerdonek –Carolina Gliders
  • Charlotte McShane – Gold Coast Tritons
  • Aaron Royle – Gold Coast Tritons
  • Eric Lagerstrom– San Diego Stingrays
  • Taylor Spivey – San Diego Stingrays
  • Dominika Jamnicky – Toronto Freeze
  • Jason Wilson – Toronto Freeze
  • Tyler Mislawchuk –Arizona Kingsnakes
  • Joanna Brown – Arizona Kingsnakes
  • Eli Hemming – Atlantic City Waves
  • Vittoria Lopes – Atlantic City Waves
  • Paula Findlay – Colorado Peaks
  • Cam Dye – Colorado Peaks
  • Rene Tomlin – Florida Sun
  • John O’Neill – Florida Sun

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Commonwealth Games Duo Matt Hauser and Luke Willian Up the Pace at the Gold Coast Triathlon

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Australian Commonwealth Games team members Luke Willian and Matt Hauser put on a display of speed and power running and riding, thrilling the crowd and letting everyone know they are on track for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

The pair didn’t have it all their own way with Brisbane athlete (and Willian’s training partner) Luke Burns keeping them honest and announcing himself as a talent to watch in 2018.

The Luke Harrop Memorial has always been a favourite race for Willian and his passion for racing on the Gold Coast hasn’t diminished, stamping his authority from the gun.

“I am really happy and it is nice to get the win for sure, especially in such a hot field. They pushed me all day but I was happy to get over the top in the end and get the win. When I found out it was a duathlon nothing really changed. The processes are exactly the same and we train for all these occasions. I knew I could do it and I ran well here last year so I was confident. It didn’t really change much about the race. The best guys were still at the front.”

“I probably went out a little too hard but I wanted to test the waters and see if anyone wanted to come with me. Sometimes in a duathlon it all just stays together on the first run, so I just wanted to string them out and put a bit more pressure on, so it didn’t just come down to a big bunch on the bike. I wanted to make it a bit more like a triathlon, where the swim strings things out.”

“There was a group of about 10-12 on the bike rolling around in good pace and we kept the chase pack away. Onto the run I was second out of transition. Matt had a go at the first turn around and made it three guys and I had a crack at the half way turn around and it was pretty much just me from then on,” he said.

Willian said he has pulled up really well after what was the first run, in a race situation, this season.

“There was pressure in the run and the pressure of a National Championship but I am feeling great. It was good to be starting to feel fast and it is a nice confidence booster moving into the next block of training, where we will really wind it up. I was delighted how many people came out and watched, the crowd was deep and come Games time it’s going to be massive and it is really exciting to see and have the spotlight on our sport,” he said.

Matt Hauser didn’t let the change of format phase him and the World Junior champion turned in another impressive performance justifying his Commonwealth Games selection.

“We found out the night before it was going to be a duathlon and my roommate and I looked at each other and it was ‘Oh well, stuff happens, move on and get on with it’. That is what we did. Had an early wake up at about 3.30am, headed down to race site. I was feeling confident in my run and I ended up having a good race.”

“The pace was on from the get-go. Luke Willian sprinted from the start and everyone was chasing him for a while and then a group of about 10 of us solidified at the front. I tried to get out of T1 quickly and had a gap for a while but got pulled back. That was just me trying to test the legs out. Even if it was a triathlon I still would have tried to get out early and see what everyone had.”

“We worked together on the bike and I got off the bike and was running with a few boys that I train with and the Brisbane boys Luke Willian and Luke Burns. Out of the top turn, I accelerated but the two Lukes were both with me but eventually, Luke Willian split us both up.”

“The way my training volume has been with the niggles that I have had, I am okay to come second in a quality field like that. I am really happy and it is a good step forward for me. The legs are sorer than if I had done a triathlon, but it was a very positive race for me. I think I executed the processes well, ran well and certainly felt strong on the bike. So they are all good signs heading into April and my next few races.”

“It is only onwards and upwards from here and I will start to increase the volume and intensity. ITU Mooloolaba will be a great hit out and the field that is assembling is world class and will be similar to the Comm Games field. I won’t leave Queensland until the Games now, so I will be right at home and ready to go. It was an amazing atmosphere out here and it will only be tenfold come April,” Hauser said.

Emma Jeffcoat winner of the 2018 Gold Coast Triathlon.

In the women’s race Emma Jeffcoat scored a welcome National title despite losing her favourite swim leg with the change to the duathlon format. Backing up from her win at the Oceania Cup, the Sydney based former surf lifesaver didn’t have it all her own way. Pushed to the limit from the gun, Emma hung tough and scored a welcome victory setting her up for good training block in preparation for her tilt at ITU Mooloolaba in March.

“It was good to go back to back. I wanted to show that I could back up and even without the swim, my favourite part. That is racing. It could happen at any level, the same rules apply, you’ve got to be adaptable and get on with it.”

“Some really strong competition, in the U23’s, which is really exciting. Great to have those girls push me along. But there is no rest for the wicked, straight back into training. I will have next weekend off racing and then get ready for Mooloolaba World Cup,” she said.

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Dylan Rock Lost a Bet but Gained So Much More

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There are a million and one reasons for starting your triathlon career and every one of them is totally valid and makes perfect sense (at the time). But former cyclist Dylan Rock has one of the most interesting reasons for turning to the world of swim/ride and run.

Fourteen years ago, he lost a bet.

“It all happened because many years ago I lost a bet to a friend of mine Lisa Flint that I could beat her over a 1km time trial. I was an elite cyclist and she was an open/pro triathlete and a runner but little did I know that eventually, Lisa would go on to represent Australia in the marathon in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games.”

Lisa’s sub-three minute kilometre was just too quick for Dylan so, she won and he had to enter his first ever triathlon.

“Ironically my first race was the Luke Harrop Memorial triathlon and being a cyclist I thought it would be easy, just turn up and do it. I didn’t even think to take goggles. Lucky for me triathletes are amazing people. A man on the start line took pity on me and had his wife run to the car and get his spare pair for me, just to make sure my day went well.”

“I was fourth last in my age group out of the water and first off the bike and I ran home in fifth place. I immediately I knew that these where my people and that kind stranger and his family are still good friends now.”

“From there I was hooked and I changed sports but still love the bike leg the most,” he reflected.

Since that fateful day on the Gold Coast, Dylan has gotten a touch more serious in his approach to his triathlon and over the years has competed in every distance, including six IRONMAN, and 29 IRONMAN 70.3 plus countless standard distance races and sprints.

Dylan’s involvement in triathlon got even more serious eight years ago after he took up coaching and established a triathlon and cycling speciality shop on the Gold Coast called Vital Cycles with a full indoor training centre for cycling and running.

Dylan is looking forward to getting back into racing after a tough few years away from the sport and the Luke Harrop Memorial is a nice warm-up for his plans to do IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie in May.

“In 2015-2016 I lost five friends to suicide and it was a very hard time for friends and family. I fell into depression and stopped training for a while but with the help of my wife, my close friends, family and my physiologist I regained my drive for life.”

“Having gone through that period I felt like had to try and do something to help raise awareness for this very important but prickly subject. So with help from some friends, we started a charity ride called Chapter 10. We rode from Southport on the Gold Coast to Coolum on the Sunshine Coast in a day, 240kms to help raise money and awareness for Beyond Blue.”

“This year on 4 August, ‘Chapter 10’ will be riding again for the local charity Head Space that deals with youth mental health issues and TYPO (Take Your Pineapples Out) a suicide awareness charity that main goal is to get people talking about suicide and reaching out to each other for help.”

“We will be riding from Vital Cycles in Labrador to Mooloolaba which is about 200kms in a day and we are opening up spots for riders to join us again. All the info will be available on the ‘Chapter 10 the ride home’ Facebook page or people can just come in store to find out more.”

Dylan said the ‘Chapter 10’ rides and the amazing people he keeps meeting in the sport of triathlon have given him back the motivation to train again.

“The Luke Harrop Memorial is one race really looking forward to and I am hoping to get the kick I need to get back to IRONMAN racing. I know the amazing atmosphere at the Gold Coast Triathlon and other competitors will help me remember why I love racing and training,” he said.

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Commonwealth Games Pair return for Luke Harrop Memorial

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Queensland Commonwealth Games representatives Matt Hauser and Luke Willian and inform Sydney nursing graduate Emma Jeffcoat will headline Sunday’s Gold Coast Triathlon/Luke Harrop Memorial and Australian Sprint Championships at Southport.

The biggest domestic race on the Gold Coast is dedicated to the life and times of one of the Coast’s most talented and popular athletes, Luke Harrop, who, at just 23 on January 12, 2002, lost his life as the result of a traffic incident while on a warm-up ride in preparation for the second race of the 2002 Accenture Triathlon Series.

It will be a fitting return to racing for both Hauser and Willian, who along with Jake Birtwhistle (Tasmania) will make up an exciting, new-look Games men’s team for the Games April 5 opening event.

Sydney’s Jeffcoat, the former champion surf lifesaver, showed she is ready to tackle all comers after her impressive win to conquer last week’s Oceania Championships in Devonport, beating noted pair Natalie Van Coevorden (NSW) and Games girl Charlotte McShane (Victoria.)

Jeffcoat will be up against a host of emerging talent, including WA pair Jessica Claxton and Gold Coast-based Kira Hedgeland, 2014 Youth Olympic champion Brittany Dutton (QLD) and the talented Sophie Malowiecki (QLD).

The cream of Australia’s paratriathletes will also be in action, led by Paralympic gold medallist Katie Kelly (NSW) and fellow Rio team mates Bill Chaffey (NSW), Nic Beveridge (QLD) and Brant Garvey (WA), who all contested last week’s inaugural Paratriathlon World Cup in Devonport.

Sunday will also see the official announcement of the Australian paratriathlon team for the Commonwealth Games – all in the PTWC (Wheelchair) class.

Gold Coast-based Triathlon Australia High Performance and Paratriathlon coach Dan Atkins is excited about Sunday’s racing, that will also see the cream of Australia’s Age Groupers, chasing double points setting their sights on qualifying for the 2018 ITU World Championships, to be hosted on the Gold Coast in September.

Atkins said many of the athletes who competed in Devonport last weekend had recovered from the racing and travel and those who didn’t race can’t wait to join in the action.

“I know as far as Matt (Hauser) is concerned he is chomping at the bit to get into Sunday’s race,” said Atkins.

“He hasn’t raced since last September and with the countdown on for the Games, he is getting ready to rock.

“And I know from talking to coach Warwick Dalziel, that Luke (Willian) will be in the same boat.

“It will be a good benchmark with both the boys in the Luke Harrop as well as a host of the other boy’s keen to push it.

“Matt loves getting out and training with his mates every day and that’s what keeps him going and as for me I have to protect that youth and enthusiasm; that excitement of a boy who is still only 19.

“We have a great group and they are all doing it together and for each other.”

Hauser, originally from Hervey Bay, had a stellar year in 2017, winning the ITU World Junior Championship in Rotterdam and combining with Birtwhistle, McShane and Gold Coaster Ashleigh Gentle to win Australia’s first ever Mixed Teams Relay World Championship in Hamburg.

Willian, the Under 23 ITU World Championship bronze medallist in Rotterdam, had a hit out at the recent Burleigh-Swim-Run, winning the event for the second time on Australia Day and coach Dalziel couldn’t be happier with his progress.

“Luke has been working well on a lot of specific stuff and we’re looking forward to getting into race mode again,” said Dalziel.

“He had a good hit out at Burleigh and it was just at the right time but now it’s time to focus on putting his first race together.”

The 750m swim; 20-kilometre bike and five-kilometre run is the same Sprint Distance as the Games – for both the Elites and Paratriathletes.

This weekend will also feature the 2018 Australian National Cross Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships at Lake Crackenback on Saturday.

Australia’s number one Cross Triathlete Ben Allen and his wife Jacqui Allen (Great Britain) are the headline acts in the Elite fields.

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USA Triathlon Announces 2018 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series Calendar

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USA Triathlon today announced that its Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series is set to return for the seventh consecutive year, with more than 55 swim-run events planned in cities across the United States this season.

The series, launched in 2012 with 30 events, is designed to introduce youth athletes between the ages of 7 and 15 to the multisport lifestyle through the fast-growing discipline of aquathlon. With a focus on participation and fun, rather than competition, many of the events are not timed.

At all Splash & Dash events, participants ages 7-10 will complete a 100-meter pool swim and a 1-kilometre run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m pool swim and a 2k run. All participants receive a t-shirt, custom finisher’s medal and giveaways from the Boy Scouts of America and the USA Swimming Foundation, both partners of the series.

The 2018 season kicks off in mid-March and runs through October, with events hosted in each of USA Triathlon’s six Regions. USA Triathlon partnered with race directors, community centres, coaches, clubs, and parks and recreation departments to solidify the slate of more than 55 events, a record high for the series. USA Triathlon staff will also host the annual Colorado Springs, Colorado, event, which is presented by SafeSplash Swim School, on Aug. 19.

“With the seventh iteration of the USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, we will introduce more kids than ever to multisport in a single season,” said Brian D’Amico, USA Triathlon Director of Events. “Increasing youth participation is a major focus not only for USA Triathlon but for the industry as a whole through the recently-launched Time to Tri initiative. We look forward to working with each of the hosts on this year’s Splash & Dash calendar to make the 2018 series the most successful yet.”

The Splash & Dash series saw record participation in 2017, with 2,250 youth athletes competing in 50 events nationwide.

Visit usatriathlon.org/splashanddash for the latest calendar and complete information on the series. The series calendar and locations are subject to change.

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St. Anthony’s Triathlon Announced as 2018 USAT Regional Championship

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USA Triathlon (USAT) has selected St. Anthony’s Triathlon as a 2018 Regional Championship Race. The 35th annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon will take place on April 29, 2018 with approximately 3,000 athlete participants competing over the race weekend.

As a USAT Regional Championship site, registered USAT athletes can qualify from the St. Anthony’s Triathlon for the 2018 Olympic-Distance National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio to be held on August 11, 2018. In order to qualify for the National Championships, competitors must finish in the top 33 percent or top five (whichever is greater) competitors per their respective age groups. In addition, this year’s St. Anthony’s Triathlon will also serve as the USAT Southeastern Regional Championship.

“We are proud to have been selected again as a USAT Regional Championship race,” said Susan Daniels, race director for St. Anthony’s Triathlon. “This event hosts some of the best athletes in the world, and we are honoured to offer triathletes the opportunity to qualify for the USAT National Championship on our St. Petersburg course.”

The St. Anthony’s Triathlon is also making some exciting changes to the event by extending the Sports and Fitness Expo from a two-day to three-day event and holding all Triathlon events in one park instead of two. The Sports and Fitness Expo will take place from April 27-29 St. Petersburg’s waterfront Vinoy Park. “Extending our sports and fitness expo gives our competitors more opportunities to check out the latest race gear and moving to one location, makes it more convenient for them,” said Daniels.

For kids and novice adults, the Meek & Mighty Triathlon occurs on April 28, and the main Triathlon, for both Olympic and Sprint distance races, runs on April 29.

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