It was a very busy Saturday for the JBay Winterfest presented by Woodlands Dairy, with no less than four events happening in and around the Kabeljous hub.
JBay MTB Open
Port Elizabeth’s favourite cycling daughter Anriëtte Schoeman added yet another title to her long list of credentials by winning the women’s event in the 80km event of the JBay MTB Open presented by the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.
Not only did she convincingly win the women’s, but she also finished third overall in a time of 04:14. “It was very tough,” she said afterward. “It was a very technical route, I definitely earned ths one.
Ahead of Schoeman in the 80km was Andre Nelson and Conrad Viljoen. Viljoen overcame an early crash to break away from Nelson and stay away till the end. “It was a good day’s racing,” he commentated afterward. “It was a very challenging course but I gave it a good go from the beginning.”
1. Conrad Viljoen, 2. Andre Nelson, 3. Francois Du Plessis
1. Anriette Schoeman, 2. Nicola Giliomee
1. Roland Peacock, 2. Terry Thay, 3. Steven Venter
1. Nadine Nunes, 2. Vicki Laing, 3. Janine Linder
1. Nicholad Friend, 2. Hanri Terblanche, 3. Wynand Minnie
1. Christin Lawson, 2. Simone van der Merwe, 3. Hannalo Cilliers
The Jeffreys Bay Xtreme 2-day / 3-event Trail Run kicked off at the Kabeljous Hub on Saturday 11 July at 07:00 as 28 runners tackled the 20 kilometre first leg.
The trail took them alone the beach at Kabeljous, through the dunes and into the singletrack trails of Papiesfontein. Conditions were cool and overcast with a light breeze – ideal for trail running. It was a close fought battle with Brad McKenzie eventually ousting Hilton Douglas on the final beach home stretch.
“He was pushing me hard here along the beach at the end,” said an elated McKenzie, who runs Trail Busters a specialist trail running store in PE. “I’m not a big fan of beach running, but the tide was good so the sand was fine and we were lucky with that.”
Results of event one:
1. Bradley McKenzie (1:37:40) , 2. Hilton Douglas (1:37:50), 3. Bradley Heyman (1:39:31)
1. Odessa Perelse (1:45:10), 2. Zoë Hen (1:46:42), 3. Anika Meyer (1:52:29)
The Kite Festival at Kabeljou Beach was an amazing display of awe-inspiring kites in the air. The Festival included power kites, a range of stunt kites and some serious acrobatic tricks including some formation flying.
Some of the kites on display at the Kite Festival: Photo Wayne de Lange
The Fishing Skins Competition experienced some tricky conditions in the north westerly conditions, however a few notable edibles did come out, including a few kabeljou.
All fish are measured on the beach and returned unharmed. All measurements are converted to kg’s at the weight-in by using the official online conversion table. Edible fish score 5 points per kilogram and non-eds 1 point per kilogram.