On May 14 & 15, 2016 North Stradbroke Island hosted the largest field of athletes that the island has ever seen when over 600 competitors assembled at Point Lookout to take part in the 9th annual Straddie Salute Triathlon Festival.
Perfect race conditions greeted the competitors on the island with blue skies, crystal clear waters and flat seas. Two defending champions took their place on the start line this year with Gold Coast’s Adam Gordon and Olympic golden girl Susie O’Neill returning to defend their titles.
Competitors took on a 750 metre swim at Home Beach, a 20 km return cycle to the village of Amity and a gruelling but spectacular 8.5km coastal run before crossing the line at Point Lookout.
After some fast and furious racing it was Adam Gordon and Annelise Jefferies who took line honours in the Straddie Pure road tri and Brodie Gardner and Sophie Malowiecki who dominated the Straddie Salute offroad tri to claim their trophies.
The Straddie Stride fun run was won by Iain Bishop and Jenni McDonald and the Straddie 1000 Ocean swim champions were Ben Jimmieson and Bec Pegg.
The 2017 Straddie Salute will take place on Saturday May 20. Entries open in August.
Click on a tile below to read more about each event…
|Friday May 19|
|5am – 9pm||Vehicle Ferries Depart Cleveland (every hour)||@ Middle St, Cleveland|
|6pm – 8pm||Competitor Pizza/Pasta Specials (Available for Supporters too)||@ Straddie Beach Hotel|
|Saturday May 20
|5.30, 6, 7, 8am||Vehicle Ferries Depart Cleveland||@ Middle St, Cleveland|
|5:30 & 7:00am||$100 Day Trip Special Ferries (limited offer – until sold out)||@ Middle St, Cleveland|
|8:00-9:30am||Competitor Check-in & Day Entries||@ Point Lookout Domain|
|9:40am||Safety Briefing||@ Point Lookout Domain|
|10:00am||Straddie Stride Run & Walk||@ Point Lookout Domain|
|10:10am||Straddie Salute & Pure Triathlons – 1st Wave||@ Home Beach|
|10:15am||Straddie Salute & Pure Triathlons – 2nd Wave||@ Home Beach|
|3:00pm||Presentations & After Party||@ Straddie Beach Hotel|
|5:00 & 6:00pm||$100 Day Trip Special Return Ferries||@ Dunwich|
|Sunday May 21
|7.00am – 8.00am||Beach Yoga – Group Session (FREE)||@ Cylinder Beach|
|10:00-11:00am||Straddie 1000 Competitor Check-in & Day Entries||@ Straddie Beach Hotel|
|11:20am||Safety Briefing (Straddie 1000)||@ Cylinder Beach|
|11:30pm||Straddie 1000 Ocean Swim||@ Cylinder Beach|
|12.00pm||Beach Presentation||@ Cylinder Beach|