Debutant Lezandre Joubert caused an upset to win the individual women’s category of the 10th annual Totalsports Challenge, presented by New Balance and Rehidrat Sport on Saturday, 14 January 2012.
The Totalsports Challenge (7-disciplines) started in Gordon’s Bay with a 12km surski and finished in Kleinmond with a 9km beach run. The Terra Firma Challenge (4-disciplines) started in Gordon’s Bay with a 50km road bike and finished in Kleinmond with a 9km beach run.
Lezandre Joubert hit the bull’s eye with her first attempt at the 7-discipline Totalsports Challenge, crossing the finish line first in the individual women’s category in of the race in a deserving time of 7 hours, 58 minutes and 46 seconds.
According to Joubert, the first highlight of the race was on the 12km surfski discipline. “We were approximately 30 minutes into the race when we were welcomed by between 100 – 200 dolphins.
“They surrounded us, swimming under our boats. It was such an amazing experience. My second highlight was coming down the finish straight, realising that I was the first in my category to cross the line.
“The Totalsports Challenge truly is an amazing race. The support was perfect and the vibe was just awesome,” says Joubert. Kim Rew came in second, while Charisse Hansen finished third.
Courtenay Brown was the first individual women home in the Terra Firma Challenge, with a winning time of 4 hours, 42 minutes and 42 seconds. Kathrin Walther came in second, while Ingrid Peens finished third.
Leading Results at the Totalsports Challenge Presented By New Balance And Rehidrat Sport from Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond on 14th January 2012:
Individual Women’s Results:1. Lezandre Joubert 07:58:46 2. Kim Rew 09:24:33 3. Charisse Hansen 09:59:59
Overall Women’s Pairs Results:1. Harfield Harriers: Candice Davison, Jadede Hutton, 7:29:14 2. Team Flip-Flops: Kim Brugman, Nina Hind 7:43:47
Overall Mixed Pairs Results:1 Hero: Janet Vorster, Andrew Hall, 7:58:34 2. Steven Family: Anna-Lucia Steven, Anthony Steven, 8:17:17 3. Sand Slingers: Adalein Maritz, Matthew Kapnoudhis, 9:16:25
Overall Women’s Trips Results:1. Powerpuff Girls: Jade Antunes, Eloise van Gysen, Jayne Broderick, 8:07:42 2. Team Hoyt: Elizabeth van der Merwe, Helen Hugo, Debi Grotepass, 9:22:11
Overall Mixed Trips: Results:1. Harfield Hobblers: Megan Johnson, Graeme Trautmann, Gerard Dirks, 6:49:55 2. Vorsprung: Meike Zumpt, Marco Zumpt, Andreas Krensel 6:57:43 3. Captain Crusaders: Simon van Gysen, Adam Bothma, Linda Tucker 7:34:54
Seven Member Women’s Team Results:1. My Training Day: Jagmari Rabi, Donia Kamstra, Claire Horner, Jodie Swallow, Amy Hare, Samantha Sanders, Robyn Woodward, 6:19:40 2. Totalsports A Team: Bianca Beauitt, Caitlyn Kat, Jennie Stenerhage, Buli Mtshingi, Brande Jesses, Sarah Muhl, Zinthle Xiniwe, 6:21:18 3. New Balance Women’s Pro: Emma Alsop, Angie Austin, Martha Koekermoer, Alae Brand, Melanie van Niekerk, Marleen Lourens, Theresa Fourie, 6:45:11
Seven Members Mixed Teams Results:1. Rehidrat Sport: Tarryn Anelli, Ivan Kruger, Clive Schulze, Dominique D’oliveira, Zaren Courtney, Madelie van der Westhuizen, David Sullivan, 6:37:34 2. Distance 4 Difference: Elsmarie Coetzee, Vic Schabort, Malan Wykerd, Ester Brink, Scheepers Schoeman, Willem Coetzee, Jacoline Haasbroek, 6:38:54 3. New Balance Try Outs: Katharine Tromp, Richard von Wildemann, Bryan Nicholson, Keaton Oddy, Keri Louw, John Stewart, Warren Quarmby, 7:03:08
Totalsports Terra Firma Challenge Results:1. Courtenay Brown 4:42:42 2. Kathrin Walther 4:44:19 3. Ingrid Peens 4:55:43 4. Julia Thomas 5:22:18 5. Miriam Stronkhorst 5:39:30 6. Cherilyn Vossberg 6:01:06 7. Natasha Theron 6:01:36 8. Elzette Welleman 6:33:09 9. Kerri Lowrie 7:04:18 10. Catherine Hanauer 7:25:42
Leading Totalsports Terra Firma Pairs Female Results:1. Totalsports Ladies Duo: Colleen de Oliveira, Nicole Marais 4:29:19 2. Two Friends: Naomi Rothmann, Phia O’Kennedy 4:36:48 3. Blouberg Ladieslies: L Maree, Tilda Kraugmann 5:18:45
Leading Totalsports Terra Firma Pairs Mixed Results:1. Team Stoltz: Conrad Stoltz, Liezel Stoltz 3:56:13 2. Jaco & Suzanne: Jaco Marais, Suzanne Marais 4:25:19 3. Happy Feet: Kobus Barnard, Nina Barnard 4:36:11
Totalsports Terra Firma 4 Member Female Results:1. Hex Vallei Dames: Sonja Bosman, Cathrie van Zyl, Sonja Joubert, Maryna Bingle, 5:38:45 2. Cruisers: Dawn Clarke, Carmen Ashby, Beverley Smyth, Anel McInnes, 5:48:39
Totalsports Terra Firma 4 Member Mixed Results:1. 4 Fit Friends: Nelis Swart, Elizma Gous, Johan Gous, Resia Swart, 5:13:26 2. Team Langebaan: Bossie Boshoff, Niki Steenkamp, Eddy Wendzich, Helette Basson, 5:28:34 3. Green Bottle Heroes: Marc Stowe, Bryony Anderson, Deon Karsten, Samantha Smith, 6:05:09