YOUNG Keegan Cooke took advantage of the tough conditions on Sunday morning to take an early lead in the 2015 About IT Triathlon Summer Series with a great win.
This annual December Eastern Province Triathlon Association sanctioned Series is managed by Zsports Events NPC, PE’s only non-profit sporting events company.
Despite hard rains overnight and a strong South Westerly wind throughout the race on the weekend, the 18-year-old blitzed into the lead during the run leg to win in a time of 1hr 10min and 8 seconds from Ross Helliwell (1hr10m25s) and Gawie Henning (1hr10m41s).
Eight-times undefeated ladies’ Series champion Liza Kingston got her Series defence off to a great start, winning in a time of 1hr 20min 11sec from Genelle van der Riet and Amore Strauss.
Following round 2 which is taking place this morning (Wednesday, December 16) between Pollok Beach and Schoenmakerskop, the overall standings will start to take shape in this 4 race Series with some of SA’s top triathletes expected to take part, particularly for round 4 on Saturday, December 26, at Port St Francis, a race which usually attracts around 300 entrants.
Nutritech hampers and About IT medals are up for grabs for the category winners and the lucky draws after Round 4 will also include a Caltex R500 fuel voucher.
Full results and online registration are available on www.TriSummerSeries.co.za. Round 3 takes place this Sunday morning at Pollok Beach starting at 8am.