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")
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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