It was a busy day down at the JBay Winterfest, with most of the action taking place at the Lower Point hub.

 JBay Windfarm MTB Classic

Max Sullivan © Jazz Kuschke

The fifth edition of the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic took place today in perfect conditions. Some 500 riders of all ages and skill levels took to the trails in three distances, 25km, 50km and the gruelling 85km ultra marathon.  

At the sharp end of the ultra marathon it was a tight two-horse race, with East London’s Jason Reed and Max Sullivan from Stellenbosch working well together from early on.

Reed eventually managed to breakaway from Sullivan in the wind farm and claimed the victory (and the R10 000 first prize) in a time of 03:20:41. Sullivan came in second (03:21:19), with 2016 defending champion, Ndumiso ‘Maza’ Dontso, rounding out the podium. 

“Max and I have very similar technical skills, so we used that to our advantage to get a gap in the first singletrack,” Reed commented afterward. “We shared the pace and worked hard, Max has a big engine on the flats and then coming into the last climb I saw he was beginning to tire so I pushed really hard and got a small gap.”

In the women’s race, Yolande de Villiers successfully defended her title, ousting three time defending champion, Anriëtte Schoeman in a time of 03:34:44 to finish sixth overall.

Full results for all the routes will be available at www.mountainevents.co.za later on Saturday and keep a watch on the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jbaywindfarmmtbclassic/) for image galleries over the next two days.

85km 

Men1. Jason Reed, 2. Max Sullivan, 3. Ndumiso Dontso.

Women: 1. Yolande de Villiers, 2. Anriëtte Schoeman, 3. Siska van der Bijl.

50km

Men: 1. Ceejay Bosman, 2. Gerrit Rautenbach, 3. Thomas Kitching.

Women: 1. Olivia Reed, 2. Liza Mason, 3. Jolene Meyer. 

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Endurade JBay X Trail Run

Christiaan Greyling © Kody McGregor

The first stage of the JBay X three-stage trail run took place this morning in stunning conditions. The second stage will be the night run, taking place tonight at 7PM. 

Male Division winners were:

1. Christiaan Greyling

2. Bradley Hyman

3. Marthinus Johannes Prinsloo

Female Divison winners were

1. Landie Greyling

2. Tracey Campbell

3. Arinda Pritchard

Full results here - https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=107299

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The JBay Loggers Classic presented by Vodacom4U

JBay Loggers Classic ©Kody McGregor

The JBay Loggers Classic had another excellent day down at Lower Point with some great surfing going down. It has been a remarkable run of surf in the JBay area that just doesn't seem to be slowing down, and competitors were greeted by perfect three to four foot waves for the second day of competition.

In the women's division it was former WSL world champ Rachael Tilly (USA) as well as Lucy Small (AUS) who were stand-outs.

In the men’s pro division, solid surfing performances came from the likes of Ludi Du Toit, Tristan Lev, Michael Hill and Erik Knutson (HAW) who are all through to the quarterfinals. Men’s amateur division saw Lyell Watson, Chris Heath, Greg Smith, George Bunting and Carel Olivier all win their round three heats and will also be in the quarterfinals. The JBay Loggers Classic will conclude tomorrow.

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The JBay Winterfest Skins Fishing competition got underway this morning at Kabeljouws. It was a stunning morning, with some great catches including a Striped Cat Shark.

Striped Cat Shark 89cm - Angler: Troskie.

We will publish full results tomorrow, and images and results will be available on the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/winterfestskins/

 

More information on the JBay Winterfest, which concludes tomorrow, can be found at www.jbaywinterfest.com

Co-sponsors include Oakley, Kouga Municipality, Vodacom4U and First Choice.

The event hash tag is #jbaywinterfest

The JBay Winterfest social media channels:

Website: www.jbaywinterfest.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jbaywinterfest





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For JBay Winterfest information contact

Koffie Jacobs

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Event spokesperson:

Brenton Williams

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Media enquiries:

Craig Jarvis

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