Spencer Smith wins at Noosa Tri

Spencer Smith wins at Noosa Tri

Post by Tom McCorma » Mon, 30 Oct 1995 03:00:00


Spencer Smith won the Olympic Distance Noosa Triathlon today (Queensland,
Australia) in a unoffical world fastest time over the distance - 1:46:(whoops,
forgot the number of seconds....)
The Noosa Triathlon signals the start of the Australian season, and is amongst
the most prestigious on the calendar.
He came 5th out of the water, hammered them on the bike, holding on to his
lead in the run.
He stated before the race that this was his 'unoffical' world championship as
he is boycotting the 'Worlds' due to the drafting issue.
91 World Champ, Miles Stewart came in 2nd place.

Rina Bradshaw, a local pro-triathlete, ran down NZ Champ, Sarah Harrow in
the run to take first place in the womens.
Emma Carney was at the race but do not compete, preferring to save herself for
the World titles.

As a side note, the winners of the teams event had Kieren Perkins for the swim
(World 1500m record holder), with Steve Monagetti on the run (Aust. Middle
Distance and Marathon Champion Runner - who had won the 5K road race the day
before in about a flat 14mins).....unsure who did the bike but he had alot of
talent on each side of him!

Cheers, Tom.

 
 
 

Spencer Smith wins at Noosa Tri

Post by John Polla » Tue, 31 Oct 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>Subject: Spencer Smith wins at Noosa Tri
>Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 21:50:29
>Spencer Smith won the Olympic Distance Noosa Triathlon today (Queensland,
>Australia) in a unoffical world fastest time over the distance - 1:46:(whoops,
>forgot the number of seconds....)
>The Noosa Triathlon signals the start of the Australian season, and is amongst
>the most prestigious on the calendar.
>He came 5th out of the water, hammered them on the bike, holding on to his
>lead in the run.

Actually, Spencer was second off the bike. Tasmanian Craig Walton lead him by
1 minute. Spencer then ran a 15:12 first 5K to catch Craig. Miles Stewart was
second in 1:47:25. Spencer's time was 1:46:09, some 49 seconds faster than
Miles's time of 1994 when he set an 'unofficial' world's fastest time.

Quote:
>Rina Bradshaw, a local pro-triathlete, ran down NZ Champ, Sarah Harrow in
>the run to take first place in the womens.
>Emma Carney was at the race but do not compete, preferring to save herself for
>the World titles.

But here sister Claire was there and raced to second place behind Bradshaw who
did a 2:02:09. Claire was arounf 50 secs behind. Sarah Harrow was third after
having lead out of the swim.

 
 
 

Spencer Smith wins at Noosa Tri

Post by Tom McCorma » Thu, 02 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Tom, don't leave us***, what did the Kieren Perkins relay manage for an
>overall time? I have often wondered what world class specialist could do in
>a relay. -Greg

Offical times are out in about a week or so, I'll post them when I get them
.....I was in the transition when Kieren came out and guestimated about a
15:30....that includes traffic as he was in the last wave, and no wet suit.
He was puffing! (Nice to know he is human)

Incidently, someone told me Glenn Houseman (#2 or #3 1500m swimmer in Aust,
unsure of his world ranking - maybe top 5?) was actually doing the whole Tri
in the Pro field, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

Cheers, Tom.

 
 
 

Spencer Smith wins at Noosa Tri

Post by Rayz » Fri, 03 Nov 1995 04:00:00

My dream team comes from with in the sport itself

Sanson (either) for the swim
Pigg for the bike
and Lessing for the run

and Greg Welch to cross the line with his theatrics.

winning time of about 16:30+54:20+30:30= 1:41:20  not bad at all could
be quicker though.

Rayzor