Matthew Isbister headlines this Sundays Queensland Gatorade Triathlon Series at Raby Bay
Australia’s leading and largest triathlon series, Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series presented by Scody (Gatorade QTS), is back at Raby Bay this Sunday, 6th December for the last round of 2015.
The central Brisbane location, with plenty of vantage points for spectators makes the Raby Bay location the most popular venue of the series, with many of the Raby Bay events selling out.
Round 4 offers the QTS Sprint (750/20/5), the Rackley Swimming Enticer (300/10/2.5) and Sheldon College Kool Kids (100/2/500) (Swim â€“ metres /Bike â€“ kilometres / Run – kilometres).
It’s 34 year old Matthew Isbister, also known as “Izzy”, who is the one to watch in the Male Open Category, with the remainder of the open field consisting of 15-17 year olds up and coming ITU athletes.
“Experience is key,” said Isbister, who is excited for his Open Debut. “I’m looking forward to showing the young kids what racing is all about from the knowledge I have gathered in my years of racing. As David Bassett said if you are old enough you are good enoughâ€
“Without a doubt, this will be a career highlight for me,” commented Izzy, who has just returned from an intensive altitude training camp overseas specifically in preparation for the event.
Izzy claims his strengths are the swim, bike and run with the weakness being nothing! Noel Phillips Gatorade QTS commentator and god father of QLD triathlon said â€œIzzy with without doubt the most balance athlete of his generation, a clip on each shoulderâ€
2014 Elite National Champion & U23 World Championship Silver medallist, Gillian Backhouse, will be the one to beat in the female elite category with Sophie Malowiecki no doubt hot on her heels.
Open Male 471 Luke Harvey 472 Jake Hynes 473 Nick Ziegler 474 Matthew Isbister 475 Elliot Schultz 476 Nicholas Free 477 Dyson Black 478 Jack Orr 479 David Pinto 480 Aidan Fuller 481 Miitchell Bradbrook 492 Dean Cane
Open Female 483 Katinka von Elsner-Wellsteed 482 Gillian Backhouse 484 Brittany Yarde 485 Bree Thistlethwait 486 Elle Leahy 487 Jessica Ashworth 488 Samantha Whitting 489 Zoe Leahy 490 Milan Agnew 491 Sophie Malowiecki