Saturday, November 8, 2014

2014 Noosa Triathlon

Hi all

Yep, it has just been one of my favourite times of year again - Noosa Triathlon time. Despite traffic jams causing my shuttle bus to be late, I had an enjoyable time and it was also great to catch up with Tim Mullaly from expressive bikes.com who was supporting Lewis Greenhalgh who was competing (rather than 'demo'ing'). Ok, some pics:

Women's winner for the second time, Ashleigh Gentle, at the swim exit (where I had been late)
Second-time race winner Ashleigh Gentle - Swim Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Contemplation
In the Zone - Swim Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Swim Exit, entering T1
Swim Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Some of the many Smiling for Smiddy team members
Swim Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Swim exit super-close-up
Close-up: Swim Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Liz Blatchford, who came a nice fourth only 2 weeks after the exhausting Kona Hawaii Ironman event
Liz Blatchford - Bike Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Australia's entire 2014 Commonwealth Games team of Ryan Bailie, Dan Wilson and Aaron Royle battle hard for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Australia's three 2014 Commonwealth Games men's representatives, Ryan Bailie, Dan Wilson and Aaron Royle - Run Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Brad Kahlefeldt ("Sticksy")


Ashleigh Gentle heading for the win
Ashleigh Gentle - Run Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Ultra talented Canadian triathlete Paula Findlay, on the comeback trail, and heading for 2nd place
Paula Findlay - Run Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Felicity Sheedy Ryan
Felicity Sheedy Ryan - Run Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Interesting nutrition / fuel source during the bike leg
Interesting In-Race Nutrition - Bike Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Evergreen Markus Hanley, still completing at ~ 82 years of age, in the bike leg
Markus Hanley - Bike Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Support - "Go Megan, So Proud of You"
Go Megan, So Proud of You - Bike Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Nice leap for the camera in the run leg
Run Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 2. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

In closing, I just want to say a big thank you to this many people on the run leg who provided a wave, smile or thumbs-up. Brilliant work!
Run Leg - 2014 Noosa Triathlon, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 2 November. Camera 1. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Here's my photo gallery on the 2014 Noosa Triathlon.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup 2014

Hi all

Following up on my previous post on the 2014 Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup, here's my post on the 2014 Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup also held on Saturday 15 March 2014.

Yep - the swim leg was again moved from the surf to the river due to heavy swell, so we witnessed evidence of some shallow water in parts of the swim leg. :)
- Swim Leg - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Australian Olympian Brendan Sexton
Brendan Sexton - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Mateusz Kazmierczak exits the swim leg
Mateusz Kazmierczak - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Sven Riederer on his way to third place
Sven Riederer - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Former Caloundra Enduro winner Jesse Featonby with the Coral Sea backdrop
Jesse Featonby - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Maximilian Schwetz, Jan Celustka, Vladimir Turbayevskiy
Maximilian Schwetz, Jan Celustka, VladimirTurbayevskiy - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Aaron Royle, Laurent Vidal
Aaron Royle, Laurent Vidal - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014. Camera 2 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Joao Silva
Joao Silva - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014. Camera 2 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Simon Viain, Conor Murphy
Simon Viain, Conor Murphy - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014. Camera 2 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Mikael Sahlberg shows the pain on a hot humid day
Mikael Sahlberg - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014. Camera 2 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

South Africa's Richard Murray on his way to second place
Richard Murray - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014. Camera 2 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Irving Perez
Irving Perez - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

The men's podium, including the winner, Spain's Mario Mola
Mario Mola, Sven Riederer, Richard Murray - Presentation Ceremony - Subaru Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Here's my photo gallery on the 2014 Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Here's a second gallery of UN-Edited additional photos of the 2014 Mooloolaba Men's ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Thanks for looking!

Regards

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

On 15 March 2014 I enjoyed a great day at Super Saturday at the Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival. This included both the men's and women's International Triathlon Union (ITU) Triathlon World Cup events featuring some of the world's most talented triathletes. Here are some pics from the 2104 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Aussie Beijing Bronze Medalist Emma Moffatt
Emma Moffatt - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup -  Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014. Camera 2 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Sofie Hooghe (BEL)
Sofie Hooghe - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup -  Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014. Camera 2 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com

Emma Moffatt negotiates a difficult downhill right hand corner
Emma Moffatt - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

World Class duo of Kiwi Andrea Hewitt (L) and American Gwen Jorgensen
Andrea Hewitt, Gwen Jorgensen - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Possibly the first time I've seen a Croatian Triathlete at Mooloolaba - Daria Pletikapa
Daria Pletikapa - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Japan's very talented and motivated Ai Ueda, who finished in third place
Ai Ueda - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

The only thing to beat USA's Gwen Jorgensen to the line was her shadow - great work by Gwen
Gwen Jorgensen - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

The USA did well - the also took second place, thanks to Katie Hersey
Katie Hursey - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Germany's Anja Knapp finishes full of running
Anja Knapp - Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup - Mooloolaba Multi Sport Festival Super Saturday, 15 March 2014 - Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com - Camera 1.

Here's my portfolio gallery on the 2014 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Here's a second gallery of UN-Edited extra photos on the 2014 Subaru Mooloolaba Women's ITU Triathlon World Cup.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

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