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Champions Crowned in Kingscliff

28 Mar, 2017 / 0

Kingscliff provided a stunning backdrop to last weekend’s Queensland Standard Distance Championships.  Despite a wet lead up, the day was spectacular.

With one of the largest fields of their March events, QSM’s Kingscliff Triathlon had a race for all abilities – from the kids and Pinky First Timers, to the Standard distance events, over 1200 athletes swam, rode and ran their way to the finish line.

On offer at this event was the Queensland Standard Distance Championship and points for the Nisan State Series.   With only one race left in the Nissan State Series, the Moreton Bay Triathlon on April 23rd 2017), the title for age group athletes is close to being decided.  It was also the final qualifying race for athletes to gain enough points to represent Australia at the ITU Age Group World Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands later this year.

The standout of the day would have to be the beautiful Cudgen Creek.  Clear and offering tide assistance for swimmers, the sheltered salt water inlet

Taking out line honours today was Brandon Copeland (Tweed Valley Triathletes Club) and Madi Roberts (Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club).  Fastest Age Grouper on course today in the Standard Distance was Damien Bulters (30-34, Brisbane Triathlon Club) who finished 5th overall in 01:56:26 on the Standard Distance course.  Damien – current Nissan State Series leader, was the fastest Queensland age grouper in Mooloolaba a couple of weeks ago.

Out on course was Rio Paralympian, Bill Chaffey (Tweed Valley Triathletes Club) who finished 8th overall in the Standard distance, and Commonwealth Games hopeful Sara Tait (Team T-Rex), our newly crowned Paratriathlon Queensland Champion.

Congratulations to our newly crowned Queensland Champions – Standard Distance

7-9:     Fletcher Medway | Riley Wingad
10-11: Sebastian Wingad | Sarah Swann
12-13: Jackson Medway| Stephanie Leech
14-15: Zavier Drake | Grace Lane
16-17: Luke Harvey | Brittany Yarde
18-19:  Keegan Jenkins | Annabel White
20-24: Simon Kay  |  Kaitlin Price
25-29:  Ryan Devlin | Bec Ungermann
30-34: Damien Bulters | Nicole Gunthorpe
35-39: Michael Whitehouse | Fiona Lenz
40-44: Simon Nash | Cath Rogers
45-49: Jordan Gover | Heidi Sowerby
50-54: Warwick Sinclair | Marion Hermitage
55-59: Phil Davies | Michelle Sterling
60-64: Robert Rhodes | Penny Hearn
65-69: Martin Brigden | Robyn Morgan
70-74: Barry Meek
Paratriathlon: Bill Chaffey | Sara Tait

Kingscliff Triathlon results available here

Questions about the Nissan State Series? Email events@qld.triathlon.org.au

Next up in the Nissan State Series | Moreton Bay Triathlon,  Sunday 23 April 2017 Enter Here