Noosa Endurance Report
2019 National & State Champions Yet Again!
Noosa Masters now reign as the Vorgee Endurance 1000 Champions for the 7th consecutive year. We led our closest opponents by 4,870 points. What a fabulous effort!
The results for the top six clubs are as follows:
|Noosa Masters (Qld)||21233|
|Campbelltown Collegians (N.S.W)||16,363|
|Tuggeranong Masters (A.C.T)||15,803|
|Talays Masters (Tas)||15,536|
|Miami Masters (Qld)||13,302|
|Darwin Stingers (N.T)||11,634|
Seven female swimmers and nine male swimmers were ranked in the Top 10 results for Age and Gender. Details of rankings by age groups are set out below.
2019 Age & Gender Top Results
45-49 LiQun Hussey 2nd
Karen Martin 4th
60-64 Jo Matthews 1st Equal
Jane Powell 1st Equal
65-69 Irene Symons 3rd
80-84 Annie Collins 10th
55-59 Studley Martin 7th
60-64 Mark Powell 1st Equal
Ian Tucker 1st Equal
Quentin Lee 4th
Jim Barnes 7th
70-74 Brian Hoepper 1st Equal
75-79 Rob Lucas 1st Equal
80-84 Barrie Bedding 6th
90-94 Bob McCausland 1st
It was particularly pleasing to see Bob McCausland (90-94 age bracket) achieve a 1st this year, an improvement on his third placing in 2018. Another tremendous effort was put in by Barrie Bedding (80-84 age bracket) towards the end of the year and despite a limited number of swims he achieved a 6th place.
Thanks must go to our club supporters, club members and the Endurance Team – Tricia, Jane, Denise, Grant, Wendy I, Adele, Linda, Helen, Quentin and Bob Martin.
As at May 2019, Noosa Masters had 76 registered members of whom 63 (compared to 65 last year) participated in the program. This was an excellent participation rate across the club.
Our average points tally per participant was 268 (compared to 255 last year). Masters Clubs that amassed high averages were;
Singleton (NSW) 745 pts 4 participants
West Auburn (NSW) 618 pts 12 participants
Castle Hill R.S.L (NSW) 503 pts 6 participants
Six of our members achieved maximum points (1,005)
They are: Brian Hoepper, Jane Powell, Ian Tucker, Rob Lucas, Mark Powell, Jo Matthews
A notable omission from this illustrious line up was Irene Symons (950 pts).
Irene apparently succumbed to a minor injury towards the end of the program thus preventing her from completing it and achieving maximum points. Well done, Irene!! All the best for a speedy recovery in 2020, Irene!
WELL DONE EACH AND EVERY ONE!!
Mention should also be made of the performances of many of our swimmers including:
Adele Tucker 803 pts
Quentin Lee 800 pts
Denise De Carlo 775 pts
Ian Mitchell 695 pts
LiQun Hussey 737pts
Rod Alfredson 664 pts
Sally Johnson 576 pts
Studley Martin 610 pts
Jim Barnes 596 pts
3000m Swim Stars 2019
One of the longest swims you can do in the program is the one hour swim. A number of members completed the award target of 3000 metres. In particular mention should be made of Ian Tucker’s effort of swimming 3600 metres (and he still had a bit left in the tank at the end) and Karen Barton who achieved swims in both the backstroke (3225m) and freestyle (3200m).
A list of the swims is set out in the table below. Well done swim stars for 2019.
IAN TUCKER 3600
WENDY NOTHDURFT 3400
STUDLEY MARTIN 3400
JO MATTHEWS 3300
KAREN BARTON 3225 BACK
KAREN BARTON 3200 FREE
ADRIAN WILSON 3200
IRENE SYMONS 3175
DYANA BENNY 3150
MARK POWELL 3150
JAN CROFT 3125
DENISE De CARLO 3100
BRIAN HOEPPER 3100
QUENTIN LEE 3075
WHAT CHAMPIONS!! THANK YOU!
Special thanks to Tricia Chalmers for her great record keeping and compiling all the stats for this report.
LOOKING FORWARD IN 2020
The first few Endurance Sessions have been very well attended with many of our members making the most of the opportunity to undertake postals for the upcoming Miami and Hervey Bay carnivals.
Let us endeavour to maintain the momentum throughout 2020.
Finally, I would like to personally give my thanks to ALL those Club members who participated. Please congratulate yourselves on a sterling effort!
QNA Endurance Coordinator