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Great mix of visitors in final aQuellé Ocean Racing Series race

Dec 11, 2017
Great mix of visitors in final aQuellé Ocean Racing Series race

Africa’s largest family beach event, the aQuellé Ocean Racing Series, ended off 2017 with round 5 on Sunday morning at PE's premier blue flag beach, Hobie Beach, with over 300 participants and many out-of-town visitors taking part.
 
Visiting Cape Town swimmer, Anthony Pearse who was in town with the Western Province team at the SA Schools water polo tournament, won the tough 3km swim ahead of PE's 16 year old Josh Tucker and Greg Hough. Sunday's swim events were made all the tougher  when one of the marker buoys drifted off-course making for a longer swim for all.

Another visitor to excel on the weekend was 13 year old Chloe Le Roux, daughter of Springbok rugby legend Ollie Le Roux, who is currently on holiday in Jeffrey's Bay from Bloemfontein and came to PE to take part in the Series. Cape Town swimmer Annah Watkinson was 2nd with St Francis Bay swimmer Chane de Jager in 3rd place.

Keegan Cooke and Antonella Saporta both enjoyed their second win of the season in the 2km Ocean Swim event to extend their lead in the overall standings. Cooke was followed in by Jared Jordan and Carl Mangan whilst Michelle Enslin placed 2nd behind Saporta with Katherine Stutterheim in 3rd place.

In the 1km ocean swim it was Cole Craig who crossed the line for his 2nd win of the Season ahead of Kyle White and Joel Carlse which unbeaten St Francis Bay swimmer and national surf lifesaver Amica de Jager won ahead of Hannah Counihan and Lindi Terblanche.

In his first ever ocean swim, 12 year old Ethan Duminy from Johannesburg won the 400m swim from Jason Every and Daniel Richter whilst Anseri Nel was the victor in the ladies 400m ahead of 7 year old Sienna Gous and Christel Koen.

The action on the beach was just as exciting with a 5km beach run and beach walk being contested together with a kids 1km beach run. Ruan Smalberger won his first Ocean Racing Series 5km Run of the season ahead of 10 year old Jayson Archibald and Masixole Sophangiso with 13 year old Keri-Lee Barnard winning the ladies run from Maritza Craig and Dawn Denysschen. Taryn Ferreira and Grobbie Grobler continued their winning ways in the 5km Beach Walk with another convincing win for both.

By far the most energetic and fun even was the Kids 1km Beach Run/Walk with around 100 kids taking part. Top 3 winners in the 6 years and under category were Caylem Kemp, Connor Kemp and Connor Raine with Kaitlyn Richter, Sophia Stutterheim and Jessica Richter for the girls. Boys 7 to 8 year winners were Oliver Stutterheim, Arch Rabe and Aiden Joubert whilst the girls were Isabella Mombery and Roxy Geldenhuys.

On the podium for the Boys 9 to 10 year age group were winner Hugo Strydom, Tyron Delport and Luqmaan Coetzee with Enzokuhle Mhlontlo winning the girls from Danialle Rabie and Milla Delport. In the 11 to 12 age group Paul Strydom won the boys race ahead of Sinothando Ncapayi and Nathan Momberg with Abbie Mitchell winning the girls race ahead of Amber Joubert and Erin Johnson. 

Being the last race for the year, the lucky draws were boosted by an additional R5,000 worth of prizes with Sanet Owen winning a Mk2 wetsuit from local manufacturer BluSmooth. Next race in the Series will take place on Sunday 14th January. Full results and information on the website www.oceanracingseries.com

SUMMARY RESULTS

aQuellé Ocean Racing Series Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth, Sunday 10th December 2017

Round 5

1km Ocean Swim
Men
: 1 Cole Craig (17:39); 2 Kyle White (20:31); 3 Joel Carlse (22:25); 4 Michael Fairall (24:15); 5 Stewert Hodgerson (24:34); 6 Connor Craig (25:52); 7 Jason Sliziuk (26:42); 8 Muhammad Allie (26:54); 9 Kieran White (26:57); 10 Charl Parkin (27:33); 11 Matthew Tucker (28:53); 12 Sean Swanepoel (29:51); 13 Rolf Kickhofel (29:56); 14 Chris Meistre (29:59); 15 Tyrone Kunneke (30:25); 16 Bryce Robertson (30:27); 17 Wade Van Rensburg (30:58); 18 Mark Oosthuizen (31:16); 19 Mitch Tiltman (31:22); 20 Ivo Vankriksbilck (31:34); 

Ladies: 1 Amica De Jager (18:37); 2 Hannah Counihan (21:43); 3 Lindi Terblanche (22:33); 4 Holly Barnes (27:58); 5 Heather Dutton (30:15); 6 Carmen Jaquire (30:51); 7 Tiara Finnis (31:04); 8 Jennifer Sainsbury (31:18); 9 Belinda Cole (31:41); 10 Gabi Gervais (31:45); 11 Paige Muller (31:59); 12 Val Millen (32:01); 13 Cindy Forbes (32:21); 14 Sarah Hagedorn-Hansen (32:29); 15 Daina Bosch (33:32); 16 Bev Truter (35:00); 17 Elizabeth Orrey (35:06); 18 Mariette Hattingh (35:33); 19 Vuyo Bongela (42:24); 20 Kelly Naidoo (43:32); 


2km Ocean Swim
Men
: 1 Keegan Cooke (30:41); 2 Jared Jordan (36:19); 3 Carl Mangan (36:27); 4 Mark Edge (36:32); 5 Ronald Scheffer (36:41); 6 Lee Cothill (36:43); 7 Louis De Villers (37:40); 8 Kyle Buckingham (38:44); 9 Daren Davidson (40:04); 10 Mark Alderman (40:34); 11 Jose Coelho (41:16); 12 Malcolm Robinson (41:48); 13 Nick Chapman (43:41); 14 Wade Vieira (45:48); 15 Justin Fraenkel (46:16); 16 Stephen Burgess (47:47); 17 Heath Broughton (48:02); 18 Andrew Stewart (49:41); 19 Grant Miskin (50:32); 20 Brenton Blignaut (51:10); 

Ladies: 1 Antonelle Saporta (36:38); 2 Michelle Enslin (43:01); 3 Katherine Stutterheim (43:22); 4 Delwen Henderson (46:56); 5 Mary-Anne Stott (47:49); 6 Charne Hiscock (49:09); 7 Michelle Cronje (49:18); 8 Elsa Craig (54:16); 9 Natasha Boshoff (54:46); 10 Angie Sampson (54:53); 11 Lindsay Steele (54:55); 12 Jeanette Van Tonder (1:02:32); 13 Debbi Hudson (1:02:55); 14 Trevlyn Lotz (1:07:20); 15 Jill Weakley (1:08:21); 16 Maria Stott (1:16:26); 

3km Ocean Swim
Men
: 1 Anthony Pearse (50:00); 2 Joshua Tucker (50:38); 3 Greg Hough (51:29); 4 Heinrich Vorster (55:58); 5 Barry Serfontein (56:39); 6 Shane Darey (56:52); 7 Eben Haarhoff (57:01); 8 Graeme Renard (58:58); 9 Anton Kerdey (59:00); 10 Bernard Kapp (59:46); 11 Simon Barry (1:01:26); 12 Stanford Slabbert (1:01:55); 13 Pietman Delport (1:03:15); 14 Andre Kleynhans (1:03:54); 15 Jacques Joubert (1:05:05); 16 Bruce Gie (1:05:45); 17 Jason Ensor (1:08:09); 18 Ross Helliwell (1:09:22); 19 Neville Noble (1:09:32); 20 Jared Cassidy (1:11:20); 

Ladies: 1 Chloe Le Roux (53:16); 2 Annah Watkinson (58:12); 3 Chane De Jager (58:19); 4 Lauren Smith (04:02); 5 Susan Derbyshire (12:32); 6 Natalie Hagedorn-Hansen (13:27); 7 Nina Petra Bodisch (22:30); 

400m Ocean Swim
Men
: 1 Ethan Duminy (12:45); 2 Jason Every (14:24); 3 Daniel Richter (14:38); 4 Philip Wessels (14:49); 5 Siphosethu Nomoyi (14:51); 6 Alistair Forsyth (15:00); 7 Bernard Richter (15:33); 8 Murry Johnson (15:36); 9 Jean-Pierre Pellissier (15:42); 10 Mark Pellissier (15:44); 11 Tristan Harding (16:43); 12 Timothy Barnes (17:59); 13 Liam Viljoen (24:36); 14 Darryll Viljoen (24:39); 

Ladies: 1 Anseri Nel (15:02); 2 Sienna Gous (16:48); 3 Christel Koen (18:14); 4 Lucy Dyer (18:26); 5 Andrea Dyer (18:29); 6 Yanelisa Nomoyi (18:31); 7 Morgan Gous (18:39); 8 Cheryl Kietzmann (23:25); 9 Erna Lochner (23:32); 10 Jessie Bohr (24:24); 
11 Mandy Glover (27:38); 12 Kirsty Glover (27:41); 13 Tracy Gous (34:08)

5km Beach RUN
Men
: 1 Ruan Smalberger (17:38); 2 Jayson Archibald (18:55); 3 Masixole Sophangiso (19:45); 4 Lihle Manene (19:47); 5 Reece Freeman (20:07); 6 Luphumlo Brukwe (20:28); 7 Anthony Delport (21:13); 8 Anele Brukwe (21:47); 9 Stanton Freeman (21:51); 10 Hlumelo Mpathi (22:10); 11 Alwaba Xelisilo (22:48); 12 Ken Craig (22:50); 13 Sithembiso Sibaca (27:24); 14 Zane Weber (27:30); 15 Yamkela Vayo (28:06); 16 Vuyisanani Nomtshatsho (28:10); 17 Mzwakhe Madoyizana (31:26); 18 Hlumelo Hlangwana (35:22); 19 Troy Denysschen (42:03); 20 Qamokuhle Ntleka (51:59); 

Ladies: 1 Kerri-Lee Barnard (22:16); 2 Maritza Craig (24:23); 3 Dawn Denysschen (25:11); 4 Sanet Owen (25:39); 5 Lindie Strydom (27:27); 6 Rachel Venter (28:21); 7 Colleen Blignaut (28:45); 8 Liezel Wait (31:35); 9 Lizbe Weber (35:34); 10 Julie Venter (36:25)

5km Beach WALK
Men
: 1 Grobbie Grobler (29:01); 2 Juan Slabbert (31:45); 3 Daniel Gibson (38:19); 4 David Raymer (43:08)

Ladies: 1 Taryn Ferreira (34:53); 2 Milé Vermaak (36:22); 3 Sarah Gibson (39:22)

Kids 1km Beach Run/Walk

Boys  6 and under

1 Caylem Kemp (4:40); 2 Connor Kemp (4:55); 3 Connor Raine (5:02); 4 Imani Allah (5:45); 5 Anmad Allie (5:53); 6 Calem Venter (6:29); 7 Liam Evans (8:06); 8 Joshua Richter (8:24); 9 Daniel Duxbury-Daku (9:28); 10 Asthon Slabbert (0:05); 

Girls 6 and under
1 Kaitlyn Richter (5:15); 2 Sophia Stutterheim (5:24); 3 Jessica Richter (6:16); 4 Bella Kemp (6:25); 5 Tatum Geldenhuys (6:42); 6 Lika Olivier (8:45); 7 Paige Every (8:53); 8 Kori Weber (9:19); 9 Zoe Zoetmulder (1:38); 10 Emma Every (2:09); 11 Madewiyah Wassin (2:24); 12 Seanna De Jongh (4:54); 

Boys 7 to  8
1 Oliver Stutterheim (4:03); 2 Arch Rabe (4:34); 3 Aiden Joubert (4:36); 4 Aphiwe Nomoyi (4:42); 5 Max Owen (4:58); 6 Jason Denysschen (5:09); 7 Cale Price (5:12); 8 Daniel Upton (5:14); 9 Mat Els (5:29); 10 Laeeq Hammond (7:10); 

Girls 7 to  8
1 Isabelle Momberg (6:18); 2 Roxy Geldenhuys (6:27); 

Boys 9 to 10
1 Hugo Strydom (4:38); 2 Tyron Delport (4:44); 3 Luqmaan Coetze (5:25); 4 James Upton (5:36); 5 Antoine Pellissier (5:41); 

Girls 9 to 10
1 Enzokuhle Mhlontlo (4:06); 2 Danialle Rabie (4:28); 3 Milla Delport (4:51); 4 Megan Owen (5:19); 5 Sarah Venter (5:22); 6 Lisa Els (5:33); 7 Nina Strydom (5:55); 8 Emily Burley (5:58); 9 Sophie Bohr (6:34); 10 Mienke Geldenhuys (6:37)

Boys 11 to 12
1 Paul Strydom (3:46); 2 Sinothando Ncapayi (4:25); 3 Nathan Momberg (4:32); 4 Tinashe Allah (4:46); 5 Jochen Abdou Bohr (6:22); 6 Sinalo Mgozulwa (6:57); 

Girls 11 to 12
1 Abbie Mitchell (3:59); 2 Amber Joubert (4:49); 3 Erin Johnson (4:53); 4 Thoko Modikani (5:06); 5 Beth Burley (5:17); 6 Sbahle Genye (5:39).

Image: At just 7 years of age, Siena Gous is starting to make waves in swimming. On Sunday she placed 2nd in the 400m ocean swim.