The 2011 SuperSpar – Pam Golding Quadrathlon was according to organisers and particpants a fantastic fun event.
The wind raged and howled all day but it did not deter the youngsters and hordes of school children from schools in Kouga and in the St Francis surrounds from competing.
According to Richard Arderne of Pam Golding Properties, as a sponsor and participant, it was a huge success. “Jo Brown and Michelle Shaw, as organisers were professional and fun to deal with. Their enthusiasm was infectious.
“It is a very tricky event to organise, with four different legs (paddle, cycle, swim, run) and two different distances (shorter routes for the under 12s and longer for the rest) plus the under 10s duathlon,” says Richard. “Then the prize-giving is huge, with many age groups, plus teams and individuals, and within teams, girls/boys and mixed! But all this was carried out smoothly by Jo and Michelle, and their team.”
Arderne said among the thank-yous are: SuperSpar as co-sponsor with Pam Golding, Mike Tagg (photographer), Mel Mienie (registration), Chris Opperman (lead boat), NSRI (as always), marshalls, traffic officials, teachers from many schools, especially Rob Smith from Woodridge, and big group from Nico Malan, who even printed special team t-shirts. Also thanks to Woodridge for their lifesavers keeping an eye on the swimmers and paddlers. Also the Links especially Roland Peacock for the great route along the golf cart tracks (bit steep mind you ..). And Esti Stewart and the St Francis Sport team for online facilities and medals. Also to Daryl, Andre and Sean from the SuperSpar – “what super sponsors you are!”
Arderne says next year will be the fifth annual event, and organisers are already talking about some improvements eg a musical show while waiting for the prize-giving, and marquee with more eats and drinks to stay open after the prize-giving.
Next year too there will be a Pam Golding R1000 cash prize for the first local individual over 50. “I have won this title for four years. Is my money safe? ” asks Richard
All photos (except where indicated differently) by Mike Tagg All the winners of the SS-PG 2011 Quadrathlon on the St Francis Bay canals 5 November 2011: U12 Bo Gold Cornelius Coetzer Erhard Wagener Kenan de Vos Marco Venter 56.10 Silver Michael Barry Kai Allen Simon Schwitter Tom Dreyer 59.12 Bronze Marco Pretorious Brenden Pretorious 1.03.00 U12 Girls Gold Nicci Stewart Emma Becker Rosie Loots Mothira Mohammed 57.04 Silver Janke Steenkamp Casey Adendorff Kelly Masterson Mienke Janse Van Vuuren 1.02.00 U12 Mixed Gold Toby Brown Thomas Shaw Jarod Mienie Ashley Taylor 1.03.00 Silver Matthew Carelse Elze Ciliers Tarryn Meyr Rickert Coetzer 1.11.00 Bronze Lucy Brown Monique Cailyn Ellis Liam Dewer 1.21.00 U14 Mixed Gold S Smit R Lapersonne R Lilford 1.33.57 Silver Tian van Huyssteen Manie Due Toit Marous du Toit Peet Steempkamp 1.37.37 Bronze Tyron Stewart Geoff Brooker Jenna Williams Ashley 2.01.00 U16 Boys Gold Seb Barratt Dylan Lightfoot Bruce Elliot Daniel Chipps 1.28.55 Silver D Edwards K Russel R Mosethe 1.35.22 Bronze Jamie Loots Reece Peacock Luke Bester Oswin Browne 1.35.47 U16 Mixed Gold Roeltin Louw Regard Viljoen Anja Franzsen Willian Cele 1.19.39 Silver T Diephu M McKenzie I Rosen N McDonald 1.31.20 Bronze H Mzaiuma/S Petersen H Grieve A Cronje C Egan 1.36.40 U18 Boys Gold T Leppan K Spencer G Whitehead J Knight 1.22.45 Silver A Jordaan O Vorster J Crewsden J LeRoux 1.24.04 U18 Mixed Gold M Schulze N Blake S Bailey M Smith 1.25.10 Silver Jeanie Adendorff Waldo van Huyssteen Marzanne Viljoen Ruan van Huyssteen 1.38.45 Open Men Gold Ricky Campbell Morgan Campbell 1.14.58 Silver Phil Honey Nathan Honey 1.26.41 Bronze Jacques Steenkamp Erhard Wagener 1.29.32 Open Ladies Gold Liesje Steenkamp Marthi Mastrson Sanet du Toit Marinda Wagener 1.29.32 Silver Bev Chipps Rochelle Kindness Nerine Botha Chelsea Stocks 1.50.05 Bronze Candice Peltenburg Kerry Clare Lise Marie Goosen 1.56.12 Open Mixed Gold Nigel Harvey Richard Howes Will Lee Chantelle Howes 1.14.22 Silver Gerrit Pietersen Willem Mare Liebie Meyer Suretha Verwey 1.20.56 Bronze Franta Gous Martn Diessner Tracey Gous Vanessa Lee 1.23.22 Individual Winners: Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time U10 Boys Sine Sahke Mateo De Beer Jamie Linsday U10 Girls Molly WilsonSaskia May Jessica Brown U12 Boys Hendri du Toit 56.10 Emile Wagener 58.44 U14 Boys Mark Howes 1.32.22 Jamie Loots 1.35.52 U16 Boys Andrew Fox 1.47.43 U18 Boys Grant Fox 1.33.40 Kean Hansen 1.39.39 Rudi Botha 1.55.52 Open Male Bruce Campbell 1.09.00 Roland Peacock 1.19.28 Grant Marais 1.35.21 Open Female Lindi Le Roux 1.37.17