Local sports in limelight

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Celebrating their 50th/100th Milestone at the Stutterheim parkrun were Alan Koopowitz and Linda Lanz, with, from left, Caron Williams, Koopowitz and Lesley Koopowitz
Celebrating their 50th/100th Milestone at the Stutterheim parkrun were Alan Koopowitz and Linda Lanz, with, from left, Caron Williams, Koopowitz and Lesley Koopowitz

STUTTERHEIM – The Ladies’ hockey section of the Stutterheim Country Club has enjoyed good success this season.

The A team played 12 games this season, winning nine, losing two and drawing one.

In the second half of the season they won all their games. They scored 64 goals, with only 13 scored against them.

Tegan Barraud was the top goal scorer, with 44 goals.

At the club’s prize-giving on Friday, the most valuable player award went to Barraud, while 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 ladies improved in leaps and bounds over the year.

The most improved player was 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 Saturday, golfers played in a combined stableford.

The winners, on 80 points were Greg Wylde and Brandon Hartley.

Hartley played nine shots better than his handicap. The runners-up, on 69 points, 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 fifth on 66 points, followed by Sarel Pretorius and Trevor Bennet on 65. Nearest for two on the fifth/14th was Martin Flanegan, and nearest the pin on the ninth/18th was Francois Sparks.

On Saturday, September 3, 27 athletes completed event #97 in perfect weather conditions.

Then at event #98 the following Saturday, the first 100th/50th parkrun celebration took place, when Stutterheim parkrun event director Linda Lanz completed her 100th parkrun with a new personal best time, and Alan Koopowitz, from East London, completed his 51st parkrun.

As Koopowitz had been in the UK at the time of doing his 50th parkrun, he opted to celebrate the occasion back in South Africa and chose Stutterheim to do so.

Lanz has completed 15 different parkrun routes, while Koopowitz has done 17, including one in Australia and one in the UK.

Lanz’s daughter, Barbara- Anne, completed her 50th parkrun at Shongweni (KZN) to coincide with her mother’s 100th and her son, EJ, ran his 29th at Constantia Greenbelt (Cape Town) at the same time.

Koopowitz’s wife, Lesley, joined him in Stutterheim on Saturday for her 39th run.

Greg Miles has made a gong from an old plough shear for runners to strike on completion of a new personal best time.

Stutterheim parkrun will hold its 100th event on Saturday, September 24 and hope to have 100 or more runners/walkers share the celebration.

 

 

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