Pic of the Week - Fish River Surfski!

Monday, 05 October 2009 03:14 | Written by 
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The Fish River Marathon is one of the biggest paddling races in South Africa - this year's race had over 1,400 competitors...  The pic shows the only surfski [Editor: "only"? maybe not - see comment below] in the event, paddled by Tom Schilperoort! 

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Tom's father Mike sent us this pic with the following comment:

"This is the first time that a surfski with a modified rudder has taken part in the marathon. His entry caused a lot of interest and besides swimming down Keiths and then having to be hauled out the bottom of Cradock wier shortly after this photo, was taken he finished a credible 25th."

Several of the top South Africa surfski paddlers were taking part, including Hank McGrego, Grant van der Walt and Michele Eray.

See http://www.fishmarathon.org.za for more.

Summary Results:

Men's results:
1. Len Jenkins Jnr 4:51:16
2. Hank McGregor 4:56:01
3. Max Hoff 4:56:52
4. Grant van der Walt 5:03:47
5. Robert Knebel 5:05:00
6. Lance King 5:07:14
7. Mark Mulder 5:07:56
8. Tobias Bong 5:08:30
9. Jacques Theron 5:08:31
10.Andrew Birkett 5:09:33 

Women's results:
1. Robyn Kime 5:38:22
2. Katerina Vacikova 5:39:48
3. Michéle Eray 5:42:36
4. Abie Adie 5:47:01  
5. Jen Hodson 5:58:22

 

 

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