Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blast from the Past: 2008 Noosa Triathon @ the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

EDIT - March 2015 - Storehouse blog post with BIG pics here: https://www.storehouse.co/stories/r5gxp-2008-noosa-triathlon

Hi all

A bit of a 'Blast from the Past' for you. I re-created my 2008 Noosa Triathlon photo gallery, so wanted to share some pics. This event was the first time I had ever seen champions like Emma Moffatt, Emma Snowsill, Courtney Atkinson and Kiyomi Niwata competing 'live', so the event meant something extra to me. Some pics:

I admired this couple, looking 'fit as a fiddle'
2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Taking a breath
2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Good impersonation of a puppy dog shaking the water off
2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

2008 Olympic Gold Medallist Emma Snowsill
Olympic Gold Medalist Emma Snowsill - 2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Courtney Atkinson
Courtney Atkinson - 2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Kiwi Chris Gemmell
Chris Gemmell - 2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

The guy helping had actually been in the race and joined his mates beside me just after finishing the cycle leg. The cyclist appreciated his help and shook his hand.
The guy helping had actually been in the race and joined his mates beside me just after finishing the cycle leg. The cyclist appreciated his help and shook his hand. - 2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

For me personally this was my favourite shot. I had been shooting almost exclusively 40mm portraits at that time, and, when I saw the opportunity coming, quickly changed to 17mm landscape. 'Happy I did.
For me personally this was my favourite shot. I had been shooting almost exclusively 40mm portraits at that time, and, when I saw the opportunity coming, quickly changed to 17mm landscape. 'Happy I did. - 2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

I was at this spot for almost 2 hours, and this lady clapped for every competitor - quite an effort!
I was at this spot for almost 2 hours, and this lady clapped for every competitor - quite an effort! - 2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

As you look through the gallery you'll notice the kids having a great time spraying the triathletes as they ran past.
2008 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Here's the Smugmug photo gallery of the 2008 Noosa Triathlon.

Thanks for looking!

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons