Triathlon success in PE

DECEMBER 14, 2015

Young Keegan Cooke took advantage of the tough conditions to take the lead in the 2015 About IT Triathlon Summer Series in Port Elizabeth on Sunday morning with a great win in this annual December triathlon Series.

Despite hard rains overnight and a strong South Westerly wind throughout the race, 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) whilst 8 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. 

Eastern Province Triathlon's Triathlon Summer Series is an annual favourite amongst triathletes from around the country and this year race organisers, Zsports Events NPC, have extended the Series to a 4-race Series with the 2nd round taking place on Wednesday morning at Pollok Beach followed by round 3 on Sunday 20th December before concluding on Saturday 26th December at Port St Francis, an event which usually attracts around 300 entries.

Full results and online registration for round 2 available on www.TriSummerSeries.co.za.


SUMMARY RESULTS

About IT Triathlon Summer Series
Round 1 - Pollok Beach
Sunday 13th December 2015


Men: 

1 Keegan Cooke (1:10:08); 2 Ross Helliwell (1:10:25); 3 Ganie Henning (1:10:41); 4 Jarryd Introna (1:11:25); 5 Alex Blumberg (1:14:29); 6 Mark Bosch (1:14:37); 7 Oar Hourtz (1:14:48); 8 Paul Du Plessis (1:14:52); 9 Ant Daniels (1:16:12); 10 Shavandre Coleman (1:17:08); 11 Justin Butler (1:17:26); 12 Johan Heath (1:19:09); 13 Jarryd Cooke (1:20:20); 14 Jeff Stubbings (1:21:47); 15 Robert Green (1:22:22); 16 Paul Jacobs (1:23:14); 17 Scott Tarr (1:25:25); 18 David Mcewon (1:26:10); 19 Stefan Oliver (1:26:19); 20 Bernard Playdon (1:27:06); 

Ladies: 

1 Liza Kingston (1:20:11); 2 Genelle VAnder Riet (1:24:33); 3 Amore Strauss (1:24:51); 4 Brigitte Melly (1:34:55); 5 Claudia Dalla-Vecchia (1:37:57); 6 Paddy Cloete (1:41:29); 7 Helen Kernohan (1:42:09); 8 Catherine Deiner (1:43:41); 9 Charlene Marshall (1:46:03); 10 Teresa Passchier (1:47:57); 11 Chrostili Muller (1:48:04); 12 Christine Keevy (1:48:16); 13 Robyn Cherrington (1:48:23); 14 Debbi Hudson (1:51:40); 15 Joy Van Der Walt (1:52:30); 16 Toinette Hoffmann (1:53:27); 17 Hayley Giuricich (1:55:19); 18 Carrie Brand (1:58:15); 19 Vuyo Bongela (1:59:51); 

 

Photo caption: Round 1 ladies champion Liza Kingston crossed the line on Sunday morning to start the defence of her Series title in winning form.