2016 Age Group World Championships

Written by Mark Hoffmann on . Posted in News

With a number of World Championships coming up over the next few months a strong contingent of club members are well into their training programs over the winter months, whilst a number of us and happy to turn the alarm off if it is cold and wet, these members are out there committed to their training programs, with many others from the club joining them in their training sessions to keep them company, focussed and committed.

Congratulations to the Australian Age Group athletes who were selected in May to represent Australia at the 2016 ITU World Age Group Championship events. The club is represented by a few of the younger members in the club.

311 individual Australian age group athletes will compete in Cozumel, Mexico in September at the 2016 ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships. Athletes can race in multiple events in Mexico making it a bit unique. 59 Australian athletes have been selected in the Aquathlon, 155 in the Sprint Distance Triathlon and 177 in the Standard Distance Triathlon. 15 Australian athletes will compete in all 3 events! Special congratulations goes to David Dillion competing in the Standard Distance Triathlon and ex club member (and daughter of members Steve and Kerri) Ellen Waterman both competing in the 20-24 agegroup in Cozumel. Jessica Claxton has been selected to represent Australia in the junior world championships in Cozumel, and is the youngest team member, this follows on from her junior racing in Tokyo last weekend (Liam McCoach another elite junior and ex club member is also doing the same two races as Jessica). The junior world championships will be run concurrent with the age group Sprint Distance Triathlon.

54 Australian age group athletes will compete in Oklahoma, USA at the 2016 ITU Age Group World Long Distance Triathlon Championships. Sam Hoffmann will be representing Australia in the 20-24 age group in the green and gold.

This will be the first time for both David and Sam to represent the country and wear the green and gold in their agegroup, the teams are on the TA website

2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship: Sunshine Coast 4 September
11 more senior North Coast members have been selected to race in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach with its ‘perfect’ year-round climate. The swim is on Mooloolaba Beach ‘spectacular’ surf beach and may offer and advantage to those that did the aquathlon series. Club members preparing to compete are

Mike Bosch
Fiona Hampton
Alan Hartley
Blake Kappler
Brad Kaye
Sue Libbis
Eve O’Hare
David Martin
Michelle Martin
Robyn Scott
Adrian Whittaker

You are likely to see these members out on the road cycling & pounding the pavement or chucking laps in the pool on a regular basis over the next couple of months as they prepare for their races in the Americas and Queensland.