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Perfect race conditions for 2nd About IT Triathlon

Dec 20, 2017
Perfect race conditions for 2nd About IT Triathlon

In contrast to Round 1's weather conditions, round 2 got underway on Wednesday morning in perfect racing conditions with defending Series champion Keegan Cooke, 20, enjoying another comfortable win to extend his Series lead.

Cooke, preparing for the ITU World Cup race in Cape Town in February won in a time of 1 hour 01 minutes after dominating all three legs of the triathlon. Durban triathlete Amber Schlebusch,16 years old, won the ladies race for the 2nd week running after a very strong swim having come out of the water in overall 3rd place.  
 
Ross Helliwell placed second overall in a time of 1 hour 5 minutes with Jarryd Cooke in 3rd. Charne Hiscock was the second lady home behind Schlebusch with Candice Steyn in 3rd place.

The young team from Bluewater Bay Primary School comprising Siphosethu Nomoyi, Liyema Kula and Lwahluma Makapela were the winning team, completing the triathlon in a time of 1hr 36 minutes.
 
A host of lucky draw prizes were up for grabs including the opportunity for entrants to be in the final draw for a R10,000 Silverback bicycle from local cycle shop, Action Cycles. Hydration on the morning was sponsored by Score Energy Drink and Soga Organic with Distell giving sparkling wine to the winners and Caltex Eastern Cape having great hamper prizes.

The next Sprint Distance Triathlon will be on Saturday morning at 8am at Pollok Beach followed by the finale on Tuesday 26th at Port St Francis. Full results and information available on www.zsports.co.za.

SUMMARY RESULTS

About IT Triathlon Summer Series
Pollok Beach, Port ELizabeth
Round 2
Saturday 20th December 2017

Sprint Distance
Men:
1 Keegan Cooke (1:01:54); 2 Ross Helliwell (1:05:48); 3 Jarryd Cooke (1:05:55); 4 Divan Du Plooy (1:06:38); 5 Justin Fraenkel (1:09:12); 6 Jason Le Roux (1:10:22); 7 Bruce Gie (1:10:31); 8 Hein Van Der Walt (1:11:42); 9 Adriaan Venter (1:12:15); 10 Jacques Joubert (1:12:37); 11 Jacques Halbert (1:12:41); 12 Bryce Robertson (1:13:39); 13 Mark Bosch (1:14:16); 14 Brendan Dryden (1:14:21); 15 Hal Snyman (1:14:27); 16 Andrew Bosch (1:15:10); 17 Graeme Van Zyl (1:16:19); 18 Malcolm Vorster (1:16:38); 19 Ettienne Ludick (1:17:26); 20 Dave Mason (1:17:43); 21 Lloyd Parker (1:18:15); 22 Wade Lindhorst (1:18:22); 23 Ian Norden (1:19:37); 24 Roger Steele (1:20:08); 25 Stephen Burgess (1:21:24); 26 Elbe Strydom (1:22:05); 27 Wikus Van Niekerk (1:22:38); 28 Fabrizio Morgia (1:22:40); 29 Luvuyo Bangazi (1:22:53); 30 Marc Burger (1:23:16); 31 James Swart (1:23:26); 32 Charl Parkin (1:23:57); 33 Wayne Venter (1:25:37); 34 Brett Horner (1:27:05); 35 Gerhardt Van Niekerk (1:27:40); 36 Deon Boshoff (1:28:34); 37 Jacques Botha (1:29:01); 38 Charl De Lange (1:29:33); 39 Graham Richards (1:29:58); 40 Rolf Kickhofel (1:33:46); 41 Rudi Burger (1:34:30); 42 Calven Van Der Byl (1:35:30); 43 Herman Matthews (1:35:33); 44 Iaan Fourie (1:36:50); 45 Robert Adam (1:36:58); 46 Hugh Oxenham (1:41:32); 

Ladies:1 Amber Schlebusch (1:08:21); 2 Charne Hiscock (1:19:48); 3 Candice Steyn (1:29:03); 4 Jenny Rubidge (1:29:09); 5 Lauren Smith (1:29:51); 6 Lindsay Steele (1:32:04); 7 Lisa Matthews (1:32:39); 8 Cheryl Gibson-dicks (1:36:53); 9 Claire Balshaw (1:36:59); 10 Mary-anne Stott (1:38:06); 11 Natasha Beukes (1:38:44); 12 Kelly Naidoo (1:52:05); 13 Liesel Van Den Berg (1:52:11); 

Teams
1 Bluewater Bay Primary School (1:36:03); 

Image: 19 year old Keegan Cooke of Port Elizabeth storms to victory on Wednesday morning at Round 2 of the About IT Triathlon Summer Series at Pollok Beach.