2021 Race Report
The largest ever field of triathletes and runners competed at the biennial Straddie Salute on Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island on Saturday 15 May, 2021.
In beautiful conditions, almost 1000 competitors took up the challenge to swim, bike or run around the stunning natural terrain course at Point Lookout.
As the sun set over Home Beach four new champions were crowned at the Stradbroke Beach Hotel. In the Straddie Salute offroad event it was 2017 champion Nic Free who turned back the clock to lead home two past champions Brodie Gardner and Adam Gordon, including recording the fastest overall run over the 8km course with a time of 28 minutes and 25 seconds. In the Women’s Salute it was offroad specialist Jacqui Allen from Woollongong, who claimed the trophy from 2017 champ Kate Schultz and ex-professional triathlete Liz Blatchford.
In the Straddie Pure road event, defending champion Travis Coleman scorched around the course to cross the line over 2 minutes ahead of fast finishing Bondi Rescue star Clint Kimmins and local Brisbane triathlete Dom Churchett. In the women’s Straddie Pure it was Red Dog triathlete Rosie McGeoch who put a gap on the rest of the field in the swim and cycle to hold on ahead of Belinda Murry and Courtenay Henrys.
The Straddie Adventure Run champions were Ironman athlete Ryley Kleinschmidt and Brisbane trailrunner Rhiannon Innes.
All age category champions were presented with medals designed by acclaimed local artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, who also designed the 2018 Commonwealth Games medals.
|Friday May 14|
|1.00am – 5.00pm||Early Registration – come over early & enjoy more island time!||@ Point Lookout Oval|
|7.00pm||Champions & Celebrities Q & A||@ Straddie Beach Hotel|
|Saturday May 15
|6, 7, 8am||Vehicle Ferries Depart Cleveland||@ Middle St, Cleveland|
|6.30am||Competitor Registration Opens||@ Point Lookout Oval|
|7.30am||Straddie Adventure Run Starts||@ Point Lookout Oval|
|9:00am||Welcome to Country & Triathlon Safety Briefing||@ Point Lookout Oval|
|9:30am||StraddieKidz Duathlon||@ Point Lookout Oval|
|10:30am||Straddie Pure (road) Triathlon starts||@ Home Beach|
|10:50am||Straddie Salute (offroad) Triathlon starts||@ Home Beach|
|3:00pm||Prizegiving (including great spot prizes!)||@ Point Lookout Oval|
|Sunday May 16
|7.00am – 8.00am||Beach Yoga – Group Session (FREE)||@ Cylinder Beach|
|12.00pm – 3.00pm||Salute Straddie Farewell Lunch||@ Straddie Beach Hotel|
|Up to 7.00pm||Ferries depart for Cleveland hourly (stay & enjoy!)||Dunwich|