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Youngsters secure About IT Tri Series

Dec 27, 2017
Youngsters secure About IT Tri Series

SA under 17 ladies triathlon Champion, Amber Schlebusche, claimed her maiden About IT Triathlon Summer Series title on Tuesday morning at Port St Francis with 4 wins from 4 races. The 16 year old Grade 11 pupil at Durban Girls College enjoyed taking part in her first Sprint Distance Series in the Eastern Cape and walked away with the spoils. 

Defending his Men's title was 20 year old Keegan Cooke from Port Elizabeth who has had an exceptional year having enjoyed participating in both his first African Triathlon Champs in Tunisia, and his first ITU World Championship event in Rotterdam. Cooke used the Series as part of his training for the ITU Championship event in Cape Town in two month's time where he will be hoping for a solid top 10 position. 

Stellenbosch star athlete Jamie Riddle was lying second at the start of the cycle leg but had an unfortunate accident with a car and whilst unhurt, had to withdraw from the race. Carl Mangan placed 2nd overall with Graeme Renard in 3rd place whilst Antonella Saporta placed 2nd in the ladies race ahead of Sally Waterworth. 

“Comraderie, great racing and fantastic sportsmanship throughout the About IT Summer Series Triathlon is what we as a local business are excited to be a part of in the Eastern Cape,” said About IT local business Director & Sponsor, Graeme Ting Chong

“Being a part of this fun, family friendly and affordable triathlon Series which not only appeals to the local sportsmen and ladies but also draws others to the region is very rewarding for our company."

The Series was well supported by local sponsors which ensured participants enjoyed a variety of great lucky draw prizes and give-aways throughout the 4 race Series. The feature lucky draw prize was a R10,000 Silverback road bicycle from Port Elizabeth based Action Cycles which was won by Luke Watkins.

Other great prizes included a R1,000 Caltex fuel voucher and a host of Bargain Buys gift vouchers. All participants enjoyed the complimentary Soga Organic Orange juice on arrival at the races and a chilled Score Energy Drink at the finish. All podium finishers in the Senior category also received a JC Le Roux sparkling win with their medal and prizes.

Full results and information from the Series is available on www.zsports.co.za

SUMMARY RESULTS

About IT Triathlon Summer Series
Pollok Beach, Port ELizabeth
Round 4
Tuesday 26th December 2017

Sprint Distance


Men: 1 Keegan Cooke (1:06:32); 2 Carl Mangan (1:07:43); 3 Graeme Renard (1:08:54); 4 Jared Jordan (1:10:33); 5 Jarryd Cooke (1:12:12); 6 Justin Fraenkel (1:13:38); 7 Divan Du Plooy (1:14:21); 8 De Wet De Lange (1:15:19); 9 Bryce Robertson (1:16:18); 10 Heln Van Der Walt (1:16:35); 11 Roger Hooke (1:16:37); 12 Jacques Joubert (1:16:54); 13 Dewald Klinkenburg (1:18:07); 14 Luke Watkins (1:18:35);15 Peter Venter (1:19:58); 16 James Crawford (1:20:01); 17 Ettienne Ludick (1:20:17); 18 Brendan Dryden (1:20:23); 19 Alexi Carrerra (1:20:43); 20 Greg Walsh (1:20:45); 21 Malcolm Vorster (1:21:06); 22 Bruce Harington (1:22:05); 23 George Martin Winship (1:22:09); 24 Muhammed Allie (1:23:00); 25 Wade Lindhorst (1:24:29); 26 Gene Ritchie (1:25:14); 27 Johan Basson (1:25:59); 28 Renier Erasmus (1:26:06); 29 Lloyd Parker (1:26:51); 30 Roger Steele (1:27:08); 31 Tyrone Kunneke (1:27:14); 32 Andrew Bosch (1:27:33); 33 Mark Bosch (1:27:34); 34 Madoda Bambalaza (1:27:38); 35 Marc Burger (1:28:30); 36 Fabrizio Morgia (1:28:51); 37 Paul Scrutton (1:28:59); 38 Wayne Venter (1:29:10); 39 Greg Whitaker (1:29:54); 40 Jabulani Siboto (1:30:28); 41 Neill Scrutton (1:30:43); 42 Deon Boshoff (1:30:54); 43 Andrew Smuts (1:31:31); 44 Leigh Shepherd (1:31:42); 45 Ant Adler (1:31:56); 46 Wikus Van Niekerk (1:31:58); 47 Charl Parkin (1:32:27); 48 Shaun Whinney (1:33:07); 49 Justin Whitaker (1:33:08); 50 Neville Noble (1:33:41); 51 Gerhardt Van Niekerk (1:35:35); 52 Erick Zulch (1:35:54); 53 Paul Louw (1:36:09); 54 Helder De Almeida E Silva (1:36:54); 55 Jacques Botha (1:36:59); 56 John Abbott (1:37:07); 57 Dylan Anderson (1:37:10); 58 Leonard Michau (1:37:14); 59 Shane Saunders (1:37:24); 60 Martin Congley (1:37:31); 61 Stanton Leeson (1:38:34); 62 Martin Croucamp (1:39:29); 63 Benlloyd Roth (1:40:35); 64 Phillip De Waal (1:40:50); 65 Participant   254 (1:40:51); 66 Leonard Foley (1:41:24); 67 Graham Richards (1:42:05); 68 Herman Matthews (1:42:07); 69 Rudi Burger (1:42:35); 70 Regardt Strydom (1:43:42); 71 Daniel Lee (1:44:19); 72 Dale Scrutton (1:45:04); 73 Mike Cownie (1:46:33); 74 David Enslin (1:51:55); 75 Gordan Joubert (1:53:35); 76 Charl Verster (1:59:41);  77 Shawn Swiegelaar (2:24:05); 

Ladies: 
1 Amber Schlebusch (1:14:57); 2 Antonelle Saporta (1:17:32); 3 Sally Waterworth (1:18:09); 4 Robyn Perry (1:23:44); 5 Linda Basson (1:26:02); 6 Charne Hiscock (1:27:35); 7 Adelle Brits (1:30:51); 8 Karla Lokotsch (1:30:59); 9 Brenda Campbell (1:32:47); 10 Lindsay Steele (1:34:55); 11 Sharlize Potgieter (1:37:37); 12 Amanda Shaw (1:37:47); 13 Karien Pauw (1:40:04); 14 Debbi Hudson (1:41:59); 15 Lisa Matthews (1:42:33); 16 Mandy Scrutton (1:43:32); 17 Belinda Louw (1:49:57); 18 Delene Foley (1:53:09); 19 Taryn Lindhorst (1:53:33); 20 Samantha Eldridge (1:58:08); 21 Philippa Black (2:29:49); 22 Candice Joubert (2:29:49); 

Teams: 1 Team Winners (1:17:12); 2 Zuurbron Bikepark (1:24:05); 3 Armed andDangero (1:26:57); 4 Bamba Zoke (1:27:04); 5 The Youngs (1:30:53); 6 Leathal (1:30:57); 7 The darters (1:32:28); 8 Try-Girls (1:33:33); 9 Chokka Block (1:33:46); 10 Andha (1:34:38); 11 BWB Primary (1:35:36); 12 Team 1 (1:37:09); 13 MIC (1:40:53); 14 Munsheard (1:41:22); 15 The Three Wise Mice (1:42:00); 16 The one and only (1:43:34); 17 Kerhaha (1:43:54); 18 Team Kotze (1:44:52); 19 Uncles (1:47:20); 20 Triple Trouble (1:55:56); 

Image: Successfully defending his Series title was 19 year old Keegan Cooke from Port Elizabeth.