Mother of two, Tracy Gous, extended her overall Series lead in the ladies division of the Dischem 2km Ocean Swim on Sunday morning at Round 6 of the Ocean Racing Series held in Port Elizabeth in blustery conditions. With over 500 entries for Round 6, it was the 37 year old former surf and still water lifesaving champion, who extended her overall points accumulation as she convincingly claimed her 3rd win of the Series to a 20 point lead over 15 year old Amy Mardon and 21 year old Rebecca Newman. The Men’s division of the Dischem 2km swim sees 18 year old Wayne Jones, undefeated this season, leading from his 20 year old brother Jason and 15 year old Dylan Smith whilst youngest brother Daniel Jones, also undefeated this season, leads the Dischem 1km swim from Joshua Bellairs and Robert Masterton. With the top 4 overall swimmers in the Dischem 1km Ocean Swim all 16 years or younger, it’s most impressive to see local swimming legend Mark Edge, 54 years old, lying in 5th place overall in the Series. In the ladies category it’s Kirsten Marriott who leads from Amy Keech and Antonelle Saporta.
On the beach, 16 year old Keegan Cooke has a narrow 10 point lead over Juwayne Fletcher in the Kingfisher FM 5km Beach Run with Munro Ferreira chasing in 3rd place overall whilst 12 year old Megan Snyman leads the ladies division ahead of Annie Oakley and Tania Burger. Juan Slabbert and Maritza Craig lead the men’s and ladies Swirlers 5km Beach Walk from Colin Korkie and Johan Ferreira with Taryn Ferreira and Milé Vermaak in the running for the ladies overall medals.
In the fun and exciting Crickley Dairy Kids 1km Beach Run/Walk for children 12 years and under, the under 6 boys division is being lead by Chad Brown from Jayson Archibald and Ethan Hickman with the girls challenge lead by Kayley Pace ahead of Tayla Pretorius and Megan Hough. Boys 8 yrs and under sees Josh Pretorius leading from Tyron Jeacocks and Ethan Pace with Jodi Wilson leading the girls from Paige Dickson and Robyn Hough. Boys 10 yrs and under has Zack Serfontein leading Luke Flood and Daniel Holmes with Jamie Bulbring leading the girls from Tara Sacke and Rebecca Mardon. Cameron Duffy leads the boys 12 yrs and under division from Ceajay Bosman and Rayhaan Botha with Kayla Ferreira leading the girls from Monique Ferreira and Saskia Wait.
With another 5 race days remaining, there’s still time to join the fun and excitement down at Hobie Beach for the remainder of the Series. Next race day takes place on Sunday 26th January with online registration to secure a Series number available on www.oceanracingseries.com.
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