By Yolandé Stander
WEEKEND Post Ocean Racing Series race leaders have one more shot at gold as the series reaches its climax on Sunday March 25.
Organiser Mike Zoetmulder from Zports said in the swimming category, overall standings for the men’s class were mostly a “done deal”, but the women would be fighting it out until the last second to determine who season seven’s champion would be.
“Participants in the series have one more opportunity next weekend to stake a claim at winning the sought-after overall series champion medals,” he said.
In the Dis-Chem long course event, swum over 2km and 3km this season, only two points separate leaders Tammy Geyer, Adri Louw and Chrislie Niehaus for the overall women’s title. “Louw, however, has the advantage of being able to claim maximum points from her last race,” Zoetmulder said.
On the beach, injury to series legend Marinus Johnson halfway through destroyed his chances of defending his overall series title, which he has won for the past five years.
“Johnson missed four of the races, resulting in Antonio Seconds claiming the overall Varsity College 5km beach run title. Masters runner Margie Saunders claimed the ladies’ title ahead of Lee-Anne Collyer while Sharon Wilson, Belinda Cole and Natalie Parry will fight it out for honours in the 40-49 age group category.”
The final event takes place at Hobie Beach on Sunday March 25, with registration from 7.30am.
“There will be a thank-you function for participants at News Cafe from 11.30am where the overall series champions will be honoured. Entertainment and lucky draw prizes are being arranged,” Zoetmulder said.
This is a shortened version of an article that first appeared in the print edition of Weekend Post on Saturday March 17, 2012.