Last Saturday 4th November was our first hosting of the beach-only event called Beach Stormers. Events comprised of distance runs, beach sprints and beach flags.
With 140 registered competitors, some coming from as far south as Wollongong and as far north as Coffs Harbour, with many from the Sydney metro beach clubs.
Pleasing also to see 23 Coogee competitors - across all of the age groups with this year seeing the introduction of the U13 age groups we had Minnows competing with Ivy and Nessa and Evie, Emma, Niamh and Amelia in the U15’s and U17’s. Ronan, Ari, Tim, Quentin and Mary toughed it out in the Distance runs. Ryan, Kate and newcomers Tim and Quentin in the sprints with Helen, Mary, Lauren, Simon, Wayne, Quentin and Tim in the Masters.
Overall Coogee came 2nd on the leaderboard for this round. Great work by everyone on the day, we had competitors in every age group across all disciplines. Hope to see this event continue to improve each season.
U13 Female Beach Sprint, 4th Ivy Goodwin, 5th Nessa Lynch
U14 & U15 Female Beach Sprint, 7th Evie Bowie, 8th Emma Haley
U14 & U15 Beach Flags, 6th Evie Bowie, 10th Emma Haley
U17 Female Beach Sprint, 5th Amelia Bowie, 7th Niamh Lynch
Open Female Beach Sprint, 3rd Kate Johnson & 2nd in Beach Flags
Open Male Beach Sprint, 5th Ryan Harper
30-30 Female Beach Sprint, 5th Lauren Ami MacDonald
30-49 Male Beach Sprint, 4th Quentin-Jeremie Esmieu; 6th Tim Clifford
40-49 Female Distance Run, Mary Ryan, finisher
50-59 Female Beach Sprint, 1st Helen Deas and 3rd in Beach Flags
50-59 Male Beach 7th Sprint Simon Sly and 1st in Beach Flags
For all results check out: LiveHeats | Live Scoring and Competition Management Platform for Sports
Thanks Workforce and Officials !
As hosts the Coogee team spirit came out in force to set up the beach track area. Without this tour de force, the event could not take place and a massive thanks to the following people:
Michael Johnson, beach track setup and Official
Aidan Byrne on both beach track setup and packdown
Tanya Sarina, beach track setup and sand curator, clearing the beach track from deadly debris!
Alex Peshevski, beach track setup and sand raker (what a talent)
Lee Hume, Mary Ryan, Ruby Thomasyu, Jen Trinca, beach track setup
Craig Howie, Julia Beck and Michayla Penn, First Aid across the whole morning from 6:30am-1pm. Huge effort and thankfully not one first aid incident
Coogee Officials: Kevin Allen, Jodie Harper, Helen Talaat, Kieran Bowie and to the parents that jumped in to help - Tony Sheppard and Jen Trinca
Andrew Tooher for supplying the bunting and helping with the boat shed lock !!
And to anyone else I missed thank you !
Shout out to Chish n Fips for supplying the yummy bacon and egg rolls for brekkie for the officials/workforce too.
NEXT ROUNDS 3 & 4!
Round 3 is coming up next Saturday and is being held in Merewether, Newcastle Saturday 18th November, with the last round on Saturday 9th December at North Cronulla. If you have already entered previously, no need to enter again. Last call for MEREWETHER entries required by Sunday 9pm – enter here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10A-V9Bofab7PCzSQ1l-ivMqxrBYJ1g1jQoxZkM57bi0/edit
Sharon Deans, Lead Coordinator
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