December triathlon series now open

2016-11-30 06:00

ENTRY into this year’s About IT Triathlon Summer Series which takes place during December is now open.

Organisers have announced four exciting sprint distance triathlon races which will take place on Friday, December 16, Sunday, December 18, Wednesday, December 21 and Monday, December 6.

Sponsored by national accounting software company, About IT, the Series is aimed at both novice and seasoned triathletes and is sanctioned by Eastern Province Triathlon Association under the rules of Triathlon South Africa.

The Sprint Distance triathlon is a 750m swim, 20km Cycle and a 5km Run with entry open to individuals or teams (of 2 or 3 people).

Online registration is on the all new Zsports website,, with the first 100 triathletes to register online receiving a branded silicone swim cap.

The entry fee is R200 per participant or R300 per team and participants are welcome to select just one or more of the races throughout the Series.

First race of the 2016 Series will be the traditional Summies to Schoenies triathlon on Friday, December 16, which features a rare one way triathlon with the swim at Pollok Beach, cycle to Schoenmakerskop and the run through the scenic Sacramento Trail.

The organisers ensure that all race kit is taken from transition in Summerstrand through to the transition area at the finish zone in Schoenies.

The Series carries a prize pool of R7 500 for the junior and senior top 3 finishers and is supported by Caltex Eastern Cape, Dynamic Express Services, aQuellé, Zone 3, Black Sheep and Oracle Media.

See for details or follow the Series Facebook page (@trisummerseries) to be kept informed of dates, routes and prizes available this season.

Bumper ocean racing series turnout

Sunday’s Ocean Racing Series saw over 500 entrants packing out Hobie Beach to take advantage of the near perfect beach conditions.

Round 4 of the fortnightly Series enjoyed visitor participation from Limpopo, Norway, United Kingdom and Australia on Sunday and showed off the city’s Premier Blue Flag beach at its best. The youngest participant on Sunday was just one year old whilst the oldest was 77.

Sunday’s race started with a minute’s silence for Emily Stemmett who passed away on Saturday morning. Stemmett and her family always attended the 5km Walk and Sunday’s Walk was in her honour with friends and family all taking part.

The results from Sunday were as follows:

Men: 1 Ian Venter (12:57); 2 Credence Pattinson (13:24); 3 Seth De Swardt (13:56);

Ladies: 1 Kirsten Marriott (15:00); 2 Hannah Counihan (16:06); 3 Britney Brown (16:41);

2km Ocean Swim

Men: 1 Daniel Jones (26:59); 2 Flippie Van Der Spuy (27:43); 3 Jason Kivedo (28:12);

Ladies: 1 Chane De Jager (30:53); 2 Antonelle Saporta (31:30); 3 Liza Kingston (32:08);

3km Ocean Swim

Men: 1 Deshaan Pillay (37:49); 2 Kevin Richards (38:59); 3 Joshua Tucker (43:08);

Ladies: 1 Hannah Haswell (43:09); 2 Tracy Gous (46:24); 3 Idelette Olivier (46:50);

400m Ocean Swim

Men: 1 Connor Craig (5:51); 2 Liam Liston (5:59); 3 Dane Iverson (6:04);

Ladies: 1 Tiara Finnis (6:28); 2 Jasmine Witthuhn (7:13); 3 Jodi Wilson (7:18);

5km Beach RUN

Men: 1 Luvuyo Stephen (17:19); 2 Zack Serfontein (17:26); 3 James Barnardt (18:05);

Ladies: 1 Tara Sacke (18:57); 2 Julia Pringle (20:03); 3 Venesa Ross (25:13);

5km Beach Walk in Memory of Emily Stemmett;

Men: 1 Grobbie Grobler (26:40); 2 Juan Slabbert (33:28); 3 David Raymer (39:09);

Ladies: 1 Taryn Ferreira (35:15); 2 Mile Vermaak (35:17); 3 Amirah Meyer (36:30);

Kids 1km Beach Run

6 and under

Boys: 1 Jamie Aukett (4:59); 2 Joshua Marais (5:16); 3 Callum Loftus (5:26);

Girls: 1 Lauren Duckworth (6:46); 2 Kayleigh Marais (6:51); 3 Holly Pringle (7:01);

7 to 8

Boys: 1 Aiden Joubert (5:01); 2 Luqmaan Coetzee (5:13); 3 Kevin Brandle (6:38)

Girls: 1 Hunter Dutton (5:05); 2 Jessi Whitebooi (5:11); 3 Ava Iverson (5:31);

9 to 10

Boys 1 Daniel Richter (3:57); 2 Jordan Brandle (4:12); 3 Aphelele Mpathi (4:22);

Girls: 1 Hannah Charles (4:43); 2 Amber Joubert (4:56); 3 Oneza Mtshengu (5:10);

11 to 12

Boys: 1 Connor Roff (3:54); 2 Liyema Mphata (4:04); 3 Muhammad Ahmed (5:36);

Girls: 1 Kerri-Lee Barnard (3:58); 2 Ilze Hattingh (4:15); 3 Jessica Orrey (4:17);

See for full results from Sunday. The next race takes place on the 11th December.

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