Tri club's salute to top performers

Published 5:00am 27 August 2023

Tri club's salute to top performers
Words by Nick Crockford

Redcliffe Triathlon Club has honoured its top performers for their achievements at home and around the world.

Percy Page, Hannah O’Connor, Steve Parnell and Helen Sprott received Athletes of the Year Awards at a ceremony in The Komo, in Redcliffe.

There were also awards for the most improved triathletes, those who have overcome adversity and six who were World Championship qualifiers.

Athletes of the Year:

Junior Male – Percy Page

Junior Female – Hannah O’Connor

Adult Male – Steve Parnell

Adult Female – Helen Sprott

Most improved awards:

Most Improved Junior – Kody Hockey

Most Improved Female – Joana Roque

Most Improved Male – Paul Crothers

Picture gallery - click through

AWD Award (Athlete with a Disability) - Debbie Wendt

Off-Road Cross-Tri Champion - Matthew Klibbe

Ironman Champions:

Fastest Female Overall – Chelsea Seymour 11.02.49

Fastest Male Overall – Leith Austin 10.19.33

70.3 Ironman Awards:

Fastest Male – Adam Bryce 4.56.28

Fastest Female - Louise Patty 5.19.24

Coaches Award – Thinus Heunis

President’s Award – Amanda MacQueen, who resurrected and researched uniform and club merchandise (clothing) options for members)

Stuart Lines Memorial Award (athlete who has overcome odds)

Kenny Adriaansen, who overcame multiple setbacks to continue to qualify for 70.3 Worlds. Shoulder – Bike accident – Broken leg – Dog incident – Leg Stress – leftover from the dog.

Outstanding Achievements (not restricted to triathlon):

Brett Jackson - Fremantle to Rottnest Island OWS Race

Mary Jackson and Michael Gray - 24-hour “Run Around the Clock” Event

Ed O’Connor and Dale Streton - Consistently provide F-Troop ride for all every Saturday

World Championship Qualifiers 2023:

Louise Patty – Worlds 23 in Pontevedra, Spain

Helen Sprott – Worlds 23 in Pontevedra, Spain

Amanda Macqueen – IM Worlds 23 in Kona, Hawaii

Karen Reardon – IM Worlds 23 in Kona, Hawaii

Marty Schett – IM Worlds 23 in Nice, France

Doug Locke – IM Worlds 23 in Nice, France

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