Sunday, January 17, 2016

Shannon Takes 9th Ironman Series Win

Shannon Eckstein has taken out his 9th Nutri-Grain Ironman Series in a dominant performance at North Cronulla on the weekend. Shannon took out the final two rounds to make it 5 wins from 6 starts this season, his worst performance being a 2nd place. He finished on top of the pointscore by a staggering 29 points! 

Eckstein’s series loss to Surfers Paradise ironman Ali Day by 1 point last season put fire in his belly and has been at least partly responsible for his resurgence and at 32 years of age he is not ready to retire just yet.

Shannon's performance cements his title of greatest ironman in history.

In the women's series, Maddy Dunn was our highest place athlete in 5th place overall with Harriet Brown in 7th and former series champion Courtney Hancock in 9th.

Round 1 of the Nutri-Grain Series will be aired on Channel 9 at 10:30am (QLD time) this Sunday 24 January.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Ironman Series Wrap Up

Shannon Eckstein did everything he could to claim his 9th Ironman Series title, taking out the final round of the Ironman Series in Newcastle. All he could do is wait to see who filled the minor places to seal his fate but unfortunately Ali Day followed in 2nd place which was enough to secure him his maiden title with Shannon trailing by just 1 point in the overall standings. Tanyn Lydon finished in 9th place overall just missing out on automatic qualification in to the series next season on a count back. After missing 2 rounds of the series with injury, Caine Eckstein will be hoping for a wild card in to the series next year or he will have to qualify through the trials. 

In the women's series, Rebecca Creedy had her best series to date with a race victory in Round 4 along with consistent results throughout to finish runner up in the overall standings. Harriet Brown also showed her consistency finishing in 3rd place overall with Courtney Hancock in 4th place and Maddy Dunn in 6th place. All of these girls have earned automatic qualification in to the series next season. 

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Nutri-Grain Series Update

After 4 rounds of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series, Shannon Eckstein is still in the hunt to claim his 9th
Ironman Series win. After a disappointing start to the series with an 8th in Round 1, Shannon has clawed back the points with three podium finishes including two wins. Shannon currently sits in second place, only 2 points behind Mooloolaba's, Ali Day, heading in to the final two rounds at Newcastle.

Rebecca Creedy is having a fantastic season following on from her 2nd placing in the Coolangatta Gold a few months ago, claiming her first ever Series race win in round 4 at Surfers Paradise on the weekend. Rebecca also sits in 2nd place on the pointscore heading in to the final two rounds. Harriet Brown's consistency across the first 4 rounds has her sitting comfortably in 3rd place overall with Maddy Dunn in 5th and Courtney Hancock in 6th.

The final 2 rounds of the series will be held at Newcastle on the 3rd and 4th of January, 2015.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Preview of Aussies with Courtney & Shannon

Ian Hanson from, Hanson Media Group has a chat to Kellogg's Series Champions Courtney Hancock & Shannon Eckstein about the upcoming Australian Championships in Perth.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

QLD State Champions

BMD Northcliffe took out the the QLD State Championships by a massive 318 points at North Kirra on the weekend. The Club finished with 36 Gold, 22 Silver and 26 Bronze. Standout performers were Lachlan Sergis with 4 gold and Dev Lahey, Stefaan Demopoulos, Shannon Eckstein, Maddy Dunn, Tate Smith, Murray Stewart, Elly Wikaire and Laura Taylor all with 3 golds each.

Our Masters also came away with a victory on Friday winning the pointscore by 8 points ahead of Noosa Heads.

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will be held in 3 weeks time at Scarborough, WA, where BMD Northcliffe will be going for their 10th consecutive Australian Champion Club Title.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ecksteins Claims 8th Ironman Series Crown

The final round of the Nutri-Grain Ironman Series was certainly full of thrills, spills and plenty of action all round yesterday at Coolum Beach. The competitors were met with very tricky conditions with big seas and very strong wind. 

BMD Northcliffe athletes fared better than most with our girls filling all 3 podium spots in the final race. It was a sprint finish between clubmate's Harriet Brown & Maddy Dunn but youngster Maddy Dunn had the legs in the final sprint to take the win. Maddy's win helped her secure an automatic qualification in to next year's series. Courtney Hancock was 3rd on the day which was enough to claim the overall series for a third time in her career. The series nearly slipped from her grasp after nearly being eliminated in the first race going in to final swim leg in 13th place with only the top 10 going through to the final. Courtney remained composed and put in a gutsy swim to come out of the water in 10th claiming the last spot for the final. Kristyl Smith's 7th place and Rebecca Creedy's 9th place was enough to secure them automatic qualification in to next year's series.

In the men's race, Shannon "The Professor" Eckstein put in a dominant performance to claim victory on the day as well as seal an unprecedented 8th Ironman Series crown. Shannon only had to complete the first race to secure the series but that wasn't enough for him going on to win the race very comfortable allowing him to enjoy the moment with the crowd and his family as he crossed the line. This would have to be one of the most dominant performances in history with 4 wins and 2 runner ups over the 6 round series.
Young gun Tanyn Lyndon cemented himself as a star of the future with his 4th placing securing him automatic qualification for next year's series. Caine Eckstein didn't have a great day being eliminated in race 2 but his 9th placing was also enough to keep him in the top 6 for automatic qualification.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Shannon Eckstein & Courtney Hancock have certainly picked up where they left off last season, after the defending champions had a successful weekend of racing to claim the top of the ladder after 2 rounds. 

Courtney dominated, winning both rounds over the weekend. In round 1, treacherous conditions saw race organisers reduce the girls race to just the swim / board legs, siting safety concerns. Kristyl Smith showed her experience to finish in 2nd place and youngster, Maddy Dunn, a credible 4th. In Round 2, conditions had subsided and the ski leg was reintroduced for the eliminator format. This made little difference for all rounder Courtney, with another comfortable win, ahead of Maddy Dunn in 2nd, proving she will be a force to be reckoned with this season. Kristyl Smith displayed her consistency with another podium finish in 3rd place. After the 2 Rounds, Courtney leads with 40 points, ahead of Kristyl on 32 and Maddy on 30 points.

In the men's races, Shannon came away with a victory in very testing conditions in Round 1. Brother, Caine finished 5th and Tanyn Lyndon rounded out the top 10. In Round 2, Shannon showed consistency finishing 2nd behind Newport's, Kendrick Louis. Shannon still remains on top of the table on 37 points, 2 points clear of Louis. Caine Eckstein is in 5th place with Tanyn Lydon in 7th place.

Round 3, 4 & 5 will be held at Newcastle beach on the 14th & 15th December.

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