Hockey goes swimmingly in Stutt

STUTTERHEIM – The ladies’ hockey section of the country club is going well. The A team played 12 games this season, winning 9, losing 2 and drawing 1. In the second half of the season they won all their games, scoring 64 goals with only 13 being scored against them. Tegan Barraud was the top goal scorer with 44 in total.

On Friday evening they held their prize-giving. The Most Valuable Player award went to Tegan Barraud, Brenda Schwartz won Player of the Year, Tiana de Lange won the award for Perseverance while Amy Storm was the most improved player.

The B team improved in leaps and bounds over the year. They had the best attitude and most enthusiasm of all the teams in the league. The most improved player award went to Kathleen Frewen, Sue Taylor was the most versatile player, Player of the Year went to Justine Richter and Michelle Clark got the award for perseverance.

On a lighter note many “fun” awards were made and all the children got an award for allowing their mothers to play hockey.


LAST Saturday, golfers played in a combined Stableford in the hockey golf day when partners’ Stableford scores were added. The winners on 80 points were Greg Wylde and Brandon Hartley. Brandon played 9 shots better than his handicap. The runners-up on 69 were Reece Daniel and Sean Richter, third on 67 were Martin Flanegan and Francois Sparks on a count out from Neill Harvey and Pete Rautenbach. Eric Wylde and Derek Jones were 5th on 66 points followed by Sarel Pretorius and Trevor Bennety on 65. Nearest for two on the 5th/14th was Martin Flanegan and nearest the pin on the 9th/18th was Francois Sparks.

TWO weeks ago 27 athletes completed parkrun Event #97 in perfect weather conditions. At last weekend’s Event #98 the first 100th/50th parkrun celebration took place when event director Linda Lanz completed her 100th parkrun with a new personal best time and Alan Koopowitz from East London did his 51st. As Alan had been in the UK at the time of doing his 50th he opted to celebrate back in South Africa and chose Stutterheim to do so. Linda has completed 15 different parkrun routes while Alan has done 17, including one in Australia and one in the UK. Linda’s daughter, Barbara-Anne completed her 50th parkrun at Shongweni (KZN) to coincide with Linda’s 100th and her son, EJ ran his 29th at Constantia Greenbelt (Cape Town) at the same time. Alan’s wife, Lesley joined him in Stutterheim when she completed her 39th event. There were 10 first time runners of the Stutt parkrun (mostly visitors from East London in support of Alan and Linda) and 11 new personal best times were recorded.

Celebrating his 50th parkrun in Stutterheim, from left, Caron Williams, runner Alan and his wife, Lesley Koopowitz Celebrating his 50th parkrun in Stutterheim, from left, Caron Williams, runner Alan and his wife, Lesley Koopowitz
Stutterheim parkrun will hold its 100th event on Saturday, September 24, and hope to have 100 or more runners/walkers share in this celebration so please make a note of this date and come and join them.


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