Marias, Weber claim victory at inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile

Just over 1000 eager swimmers gathered at the water’s edge of the Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015 to be part of the action at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile.

Competition was rife in the elite men’s race with Danie Marais, Myles Brown and Chad Ho swimming neck on neck for the duration of the event.  The deciding factor would be an exciting sprint to the finish, with Marais clinching victory mere seconds ahead of Brown.

“I felt good in the water, focused and ready to race,” said Marais.  “Staying with Chad and Myles, I focused on my own race.  When there was approximately 400m to 500m left I decided to give my all.  I am very happy with my win.  Although I train in Durban, I am originally from Clifton, so claiming a win in Cape Town is really nice”.  Marais claimed victory in a lightning fast time of 17 minutes 41 seconds.  Myles Brown came in second, while Chad Ho finished third.

Elite swimmer Michelle Weber set the pace in the women’s race completing the Sanlam Cape Mile in an awe-inspiring time of 18 minutes 48 seconds.  According to Weber she was surprised to hear that this was the inaugural event.

Danie Marais claimed gold at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  Marais completed the swim in a well-deserved time of 17 minutes 41 seconds.  Seen here:  An ecstatic Danie Marais crosses the finish line.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

Danie Marais claimed gold at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015. Marais completed the swim in a well-deserved time of 17 minutes 41 seconds. Seen here: An ecstatic Danie Marais crosses the finish line. PHOTO CREDIT: Volume Photography

“There was so much hype building up to the Sanlam Cape Mile that I actually thought that the event has been taking place for quite some time already.  My strategy was to go all out from the start and keep my pace, start hard, finish hard.  The venue is beautiful and I love the dark water of the Eikenhof Dam.  I am stoked with my win and will definitely come back next year.  Cape Town is just so beautiful, I love it”.  Carmen Le Roux came in second, while Clarice Le Roux finished third.

Featuring an action-packed Mile (1.6km) swim and a fun filled 500m swim, Sanlam Cape Mile participants could enter in the following categories:

  • U13 male and female
  • 14-30 male and female
  • 31-40 male and female
  • 41-50 male and female
  • 51-60 male and female
  • 60+ male and female
  • Elite

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The Sanlam Cape Mile is sanctioned by the Western Province Aquatics (WPA).

The swim partner of the Sanlam Cape Mile, Speedo SA aims to inspire people to swim and encourage them to choose swimming for fitness and as their sport of choice.

Visit www.speedo.co.za, follow Speedo SA on Facebook and @speedosa on Twitter and #GETSPEEDOFIT. 

Coming Up Next:  The Sanlam Cape Mile is deemed to be the ideal warm up swim for the Totalsports XTERRA South African Championship presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT that will take place at the Grabouw Country Club next weekend (20 – 22 February 2015).

For additional information on the Sanlam Cape Mile please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

Sanlam Cape Mile
Grabouw
14 Feb 2015
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
1 mile 14 to 30 Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
11 1 2 0:19:05 3079 13615 Quenet Alexandra F 1 mile 14 to 30F
12 2 3 0:19:08 3009 10464 BROMLEY CAYLAN F 1 mile 14 to 30F
26 3 11 0:22:20 3040 11806 Hallendorff Amica Rose F 1 mile 14 to 30F
30 4 12 0:22:35 3044 12103 Hoernle Alison F 1 mile 14 to 30F
34 5 14 0:22:59 3120 12024 Smith Marie F 1 mile 14 to 30F
39 6 17 0:23:34 3007 13904 Bradley Chloe F 1 mile 14 to 30F
42 7 19 0:23:45 3066 13706 Mayne Jade F 1 mile 14 to 30F
44 8 20 0:23:47 3026 12186 du Plessis Elsa F 1 mile 14 to 30F
61 9 23 0:25:28 3001 11160 Albertse Marzanne F 1 mile 14 to 30F
63 10 24 0:25:30 3097 11418 van Niekerk Robyn F 1 mile 14 to 30F
65 11 25 0:25:31 3078 12885 Pretorius Jana F 1 mile 14 to 30F
66 12 26 0:25:37 3054 13264 Jooste Su-Mari F 1 mile 14 to 30F
68 13 28 0:25:50 3034 10748 Fouche Ine F 1 mile 14 to 30F
69 14 29 0:25:51 2996 13596 Webster Jennifer F 1 mile 14 to 30F
77 15 30 0:26:16 3024 13640 Dignon Niki F 1 mile 14 to 30F
1 mile 14 to 30 Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
3 1 3 0:09:48 2018 13230 Bromfield Wade M 1 mile 14 to 30M
7 2 7 0:18:10 2036 13419 FRIEDMAN GADI M 1 mile 14 to 30M
8 3 8 0:18:15 2070 998 Quenet Nicholas M 1 mile 14 to 30M
20 4 11 0:21:13 2044 12725 Ingle Tyron M 1 mile 14 to 30M
21 5 12 0:21:33 2087 13208 Dirksen Craig M 1 mile 14 to 30M
28 6 17 0:22:30 2032 11909 Erasmus Daniel M 1 mile 14 to 30M
40 7 23 0:23:39 2005 11424 Allen Charl M 1 mile 14 to 30M
48 8 28 0:24:16 2008 13217 Bassuday Justin M 1 mile 14 to 30M
51 9 31 0:24:29 2007 13103 Eichstadt Gustav M 1 mile 14 to 30M
59 10 38 0:25:16 2000 13667 abbas mohammad M 1 mile 14 to 30M
72 11 43 0:25:57 2004 13422 Alexander Kock M 1 mile 14 to 30M
75 12 46 0:26:07 2085 13214 Tadmor Daniel M 1 mile 14 to 30M
80 13 49 0:26:20 2020 13200 Campbell Connor John M 1 mile 14 to 30M
81 14 50 0:26:25 2074 2180 Roux Merwe M 1 mile 14 to 30M
87 15 52 0:26:38 2084 13016 Strauss Nichol M 1 mile 14 to 30M
1 mile 31 to 40 Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
52 1 21 0:24:30 5027 13498 Grundlingh Marizanne F 1 mile 31 to 40F
95 2 37 0:27:04 5069 132 Terblanche Rita F 1 mile 31 to 40F
112 3 45 0:27:44 5012 13283 den Dulk talia F 1 mile 31 to 40F
119 4 47 0:27:55 5024 13119 Graaff Karen F 1 mile 31 to 40F
136 5 55 0:28:28 5004 13220 Brennan Lynn F 1 mile 31 to 40F
146 6 56 0:28:44 5061 30177 Retief Hilde-Mart F 1 mile 31 to 40F
166 7 66 0:29:23 5062 1275 Russ Taryn F 1 mile 31 to 40F
173 8 69 0:29:38 5077 1034 Van reenen Hanel F 1 mile 31 to 40F
185 9 72 0:30:06 5074 3518 Tomlinson Colleen F 1 mile 31 to 40F
190 10 75 0:30:17 5006 13933 Dake Swantje F 1 mile 31 to 40F
196 11 79 0:30:33 5045 13262 Marais Sharyn F 1 mile 31 to 40F
200 12 81 0:30:45 5044 13671 Steenkamp Illana F 1 mile 31 to 40F
214 13 88 0:31:23 5041 13259 Kruger Steyn Wilma F 1 mile 31 to 40F
224 14 92 0:32:09 5070 30039 Theron Renie F 1 mile 31 to 40F
226 15 94 0:32:20 5023 13360 Glennie Gail F 1 mile 31 to 40F
1 mile 31 to 40 Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
1 1 1 0:03:22 4999 13993 bottoni fabritzio M 1 mile 31 to 40M
2 2 2 0:06:28 4017 12720 de Wet David M 1 mile 31 to 40M
37 3 21 0:23:18 4060 13473 nel dave M 1 mile 31 to 40M
58 4 37 0:25:11 4090 13216 Visser Vernon M 1 mile 31 to 40M
76 5 47 0:26:08 4084 12899 van der Nest Johann M 1 mile 31 to 40M
78 6 48 0:26:18 4030 10174 Hofmeyr Darrin M 1 mile 31 to 40M
82 7 51 0:26:25 4002 12727 Beattie Joseph M 1 mile 31 to 40M
99 8 61 0:27:09 4064 13642 Peddle Iain M 1 mile 31 to 40M
107 9 64 0:27:21 4076 13135 Steenkamp Neil M 1 mile 31 to 40M
108 10 65 0:27:28 4034 13373 Janson Michael M 1 mile 31 to 40M
117 11 70 0:27:53 4028 13646 Herherington Andrew M 1 mile 31 to 40M
123 12 74 0:28:07 4989 13352 geary paul M 1 mile 31 to 40M
132 13 79 0:28:26 4022 13432 Emslie Peter M 1 mile 31 to 40M
138 14 83 0:28:31 4072 13622 Reitzema Albert M 1 mile 31 to 40M
142 15 86 0:28:39 4063 12929 Pearson Warren M 1 mile 31 to 40M
1 mile 41 to 50 Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
85 1 34 0:26:31 6018 12889 Engela Norelle F 1 mile 41 to 50F
109 2 44 0:27:28 6002 12982 Bremer Pauline F 1 mile 41 to 50F
198 3 80 0:30:35 6077 13906 stander annine F 1 mile 41 to 50F
213 4 87 0:31:18 6069 13306 Rudge Jeanette F 1 mile 41 to 50F
216 5 90 0:31:27 6044 13500 Manning Martina F 1 mile 41 to 50F
218 6 91 0:31:35 6001 13620 BREITENBACH MARITZA F 1 mile 41 to 50F
227 7 93 0:32:20 6035 13614 Koch Anine F 1 mile 41 to 50F
241 8 101 0:32:41 6125 11257 booyens hanlie F 1 mile 41 to 50F
246 9 105 0:32:48 6090 13600 Verschuur Elza F 1 mile 41 to 50F
250 10 107 0:32:54 6087 13631 van Houweninge Toni F 1 mile 41 to 50F
264 11 112 0:33:06 6048 13494 McLellan Hayley F 1 mile 41 to 50F
265 12 113 0:33:09 6066 11267 Rabie Tanya F 1 mile 41 to 50F
280 13 122 0:33:47 6031 13189 Hobson Lizl F 1 mile 41 to 50F
305 14 134 0:34:53 6041 10743 le Roux Julia F 1 mile 41 to 50F
313 15 135 0:35:09 5998 1486 de klerk marlene F 1 mile 41 to 50F
1 mile 41 to 50 Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
25 1 15 0:22:14 6058 13699 Pearse Anthony M 1 mile 41 to 50M
43 2 24 0:23:45 6109 13583 Letschert Justin M 1 mile 41 to 50M
46 3 26 0:24:05 6006 13882 Coetzer Jacques M 1 mile 41 to 50M
47 4 27 0:24:05 6130 12122 dempster phillip M 1 mile 41 to 50M
50 5 30 0:24:22 6014 13227 de Villiers Richard M 1 mile 41 to 50M
53 6 32 0:24:35 6022 13737 webb clive M 1 mile 41 to 50M
62 7 39 0:25:29 6033 12155 joubert francois M 1 mile 41 to 50M
71 8 42 0:25:54 6026 11386 Godfrey Roy M 1 mile 41 to 50M
74 9 45 0:26:01 6102 12481 wyatt bernard M 1 mile 41 to 50M
92 10 57 0:26:58 6042 13403 Lombard Thys M 1 mile 41 to 50M
97 11 59 0:27:05 6036 11725 Krige Guy M 1 mile 41 to 50M
111 12 67 0:27:32 6025 12169 Gilbert Oliver M 1 mile 41 to 50M
114 13 69 0:27:48 6032 13604 Jones Gavin M 1 mile 41 to 50M
118 14 72 0:27:54 13829 Dyason Chris M 1 mile 41 to 50M
137 15 82 0:28:29 6008 13637 Coombe Robert M 1 mile 41 to 50M
1 mile 51 to 60 Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
41 1 18 0:23:41 7042 13962 Stanford Cecilia F 1 mile 51 to 60F
60 2 22 0:25:16 7056 10530 Williams Vivian F 1 mile 51 to 60F
67 3 27 0:25:46 7016 13123 Degenaar Jean F 1 mile 51 to 60F
162 4 63 0:29:06 7020 12090 Fairweather Ashleigh-jane F 1 mile 51 to 60F
188 5 74 0:30:14 7036 11467 Routledge Vivien F 1 mile 51 to 60F
206 6 84 0:30:56 7053 13405 Welgemoed Janine F 1 mile 51 to 60F
207 7 85 0:31:00 7012 13571 de Kock Danielle F 1 mile 51 to 60F
266 8 114 0:33:12 7018 13692 Du Toit Marié F 1 mile 51 to 60F
278 9 121 0:33:44 7090 10336 lewis alison F 1 mile 51 to 60F
303 10 133 0:34:43 7034 13669 Petit Didi F 1 mile 51 to 60F
338 11 149 0:36:21 7052 10366 de kock lindsaY F 1 mile 51 to 60F
356 12 161 0:37:00 7000 11996 Allen Marie F 1 mile 51 to 60F
379 13 174 0:38:20 7026 13228 Kingwill Barbara F 1 mile 51 to 60F
381 14 176 0:38:24 7055 30023 Erasmus Nickey F 1 mile 51 to 60F
390 15 181 0:39:03 7040 13284 Smit Kathryn F 1 mile 51 to 60F
1 mile 51 to 60 Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
38 1 22 0:23:25 7041 13242 Spies Izak M 1 mile 51 to 60M
57 2 36 0:24:56 7057 2141 Holshausen Rod M 1 mile 51 to 60M
73 3 44 0:26:01 7010 13458 kruger tommy M 1 mile 51 to 60M
88 4 53 0:26:46 7024 10157 Jamieson Alan M 1 mile 51 to 60M
131 5 78 0:28:23 7050 13630 Wittenberg Thomas M 1 mile 51 to 60M
139 6 84 0:28:33 7044 13658 Stevens David M 1 mile 51 to 60M
197 7 118 0:30:33 7031 13139 Loots Johannes M 1 mile 51 to 60M
221 8 130 0:31:58 7033 13366 Olivier Marais M 1 mile 51 to 60M
251 9 144 0:32:54 7022 13484 Ince Simon M 1 mile 51 to 60M
252 10 145 0:32:54 7028 12407 Kloos Rainer M 1 mile 51 to 60M
277 11 157 0:33:42 7004 13587 Bochnig Ralf M 1 mile 51 to 60M
302 12 170 0:34:42 7017 13020 Denny Andrew M 1 mile 51 to 60M
304 13 171 0:34:47 7011 10329 Daffue Hein M 1 mile 51 to 60M
306 14 172 0:34:53 7045 13299 Swart Johan M 1 mile 51 to 60M
327 15 184 0:35:52 7001 13287 Badenhorst Piet M 1 mile 51 to 60M
1 mile 61 + Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
442 1 204 0:43:58 8014 2590 Waumsley Claire F 1 mile 61 +F
445 2 206 0:44:12 8005 347 De Waal Gail F 1 mile 61 +F
450 3 211 0:44:30 8013 30793 Visser Penny F 1 mile 61 +F
456 4 216 0:45:41 8003 13682 De Kock Cornelia F 1 mile 61 +F
482 5 230 1:02:45 8008 171 Kloos Kascha F 1 mile 61 +F
1 mile 61 + Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
135 1 81 0:28:27 8010 3783 Mc Callum Ray M 1 mile 61 +M
301 2 169 0:34:40 8000 13325 Bremner Mervyn M 1 mile 61 +M
382 3 206 0:38:24 8012 2726 Roest Riaan M 1 mile 61 +M
383 4 207 0:38:25 8006 835 eccles john M 1 mile 61 +M
443 5 239 0:43:59 8002 30936 Crewe-Brown Mark M 1 mile 61 +M
467 6 246 0:50:25 8011 743 Pournara Dimetrie M 1 mile 61 +M
471 7 248 0:51:07 8004 12935 de la Rouviere Eugene M 1 mile 61 +M
484 8 254 1:10:03 8009 30086 Loots Hannes M 1 mile 61 +M
1 mile Elite Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
10 1 1 0:18:48 9027 2309 weber michelle F 1 mile EliteF
13 2 4 0:19:19 9011 919 le roux clarice F 1 mile EliteF
14 3 5 0:19:37 9018 1095 Oberholzer Charlise F 1 mile EliteF
16 4 6 0:21:04 9028 3425 rabie marie F 1 mile EliteF
17 5 7 0:21:05 9015 2567 Nichols Nina F 1 mile EliteF
18 6 8 0:21:07 9010 2481 Vlasakova Michelle F 1 mile EliteF
19 7 9 0:21:07 3087 12057 Stanford Tarryn F 1 mile EliteF
23 8 10 0:21:48 3690 3690 duffy flora F 1 mile EliteF
32 9 13 0:22:38 9008 739 Williams Robyn F 1 mile EliteF
35 10 15 0:23:04 9023 1325 Wood Rachel F 1 mile EliteF
96 11 38 0:27:05 9020 30404 Gouws Danielle F 1 mile EliteF
160 12 62 0:29:01 9014 719 Barnes Carmyn F 1 mile EliteF
195 13 78 0:30:32 9570 30911 doliveira dominique F 1 mile EliteF
205 14 83 0:30:55 9017 992 Wienand Kirsty F 1 mile EliteF
232 15 97 0:32:30 9016 2631 Masterson Cathryn F 1 mile EliteF
245 16 104 0:32:47 9013 30031 Chamberlain Courtnay F 1 mile EliteF
1 mile Elite Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
4 1 4 0:17:41 9003 708 Marais Danie M 1 mile EliteM
5 2 5 0:17:40 9004 3155 Brown Myles M 1 mile EliteM
6 3 6 0:17:44 9005 3700 Ho Chad M 1 mile EliteM
9 4 9 0:18:44 9001 1458 Visser Rudolf M 1 mile EliteM
15 5 10 0:20:44 9007 3316 Blignaut Theo M 1 mile EliteM
22 6 13 0:21:35 9009 2961 Janos Dylan M 1 mile EliteM
24 7 14 0:21:53 30035 30035 weiss bradley M 1 mile EliteM
27 8 16 0:22:26 9026 30020 lord michael M 1 mile EliteM
31 9 19 0:22:36 9000 3728 Marais Stuart M 1 mile EliteM
33 10 20 0:22:44 9022 11330 stoltz conrad M 1 mile EliteM
45 11 25 0:24:04 9021 30543 oliver ahley M 1 mile EliteM
54 12 33 0:24:39 30931 30931 ginsberg mitchell M 1 mile EliteM
56 13 35 0:24:46 9019 1261 Gouws Christiaan M 1 mile EliteM
70 14 41 0:25:52 9002 1499 Daneel Matt M 1 mile EliteM
98 15 60 0:27:09 3847 3847 visser chris M 1 mile EliteM
1 mile Under 13 Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
36 1 16 0:23:07 1017 10733 Antonopoulos Carli F 1 mile U13F
101 2 40 0:27:14 1009 13903 Koch Jana F 1 mile U13F
124 3 50 0:28:07 1002 13243 Beaton Camryn Rose F 1 mile U13F
215 4 89 0:31:24 1001 13887 Beaton Michaela F 1 mile U13F
347 5 153 0:36:42 1016 10437 Vermeulen Jade F 1 mile U13F
1 mile Under 13 Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
29 1 18 0:22:30 1003 13297 Botha Charl M 1 mile U13M
49 2 29 0:24:19 1006 13215 Ellis Zac M 1 mile U13M
55 3 34 0:24:44 1008 13006 Koch Kobus M 1 mile U13M
64 4 40 0:25:31 1014 13289 van der Merwe Benno M 1 mile U13M
103 5 63 0:27:15 1999 13350 de nova tommaso M 1 mile U13M
126 6 76 0:28:10 1030 12299 buys brandon M 1 mile U13M
194 7 117 0:30:31 1018 11650 Hamann Justin M 1 mile U13M
273 8 155 0:33:33 1015 10208 Van Oudtshoorn Sean M 1 mile U13M
312 9 178 0:35:04 1012 12045 Michaelides Sebastien M 1 mile U13M
497 10 260 3:39:26 1013 11403 Sanders Ciaran M 1 mile U13M
500m Open Female
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
60 1 1 0:13:44 299 11500 lyddell monique F 500m Open F
66 2 2 0:16:52 592 13282 Weideman liz F 500m Open F
68 3 3 0:20:07 528 1718 Fogell Marion F 500m Open F
69 4 4 0:21:42 585 13054 van den oever anja F 500m Open F
71 5 5 0:29:12 3928 3928 baker kelly F 500m Open F
73 6 6 0:36:29 3910 3910 abels fadia F 500m Open F
75 7 7 7:05:18 586 12854 antonopoulos carli F 500m Open F
76 8 8 7:07:13 512 758 Covlentianos Anna F 500m Open F
77 9 9 7:07:26 541 2891 Kindermann Heidi F 500m Open F
78 10 10 7:07:32 582 12446 van der Merwe Marize F 500m Open F
79 11 11 7:07:42 13491 13491 ferreira liisa F 500m Open F
80 12 12 7:07:53 560 1981 Poole Britni F 500m Open F
81 13 13 7:08:00 588 2814 mclean kaylynne F 500m Open F
82 14 14 7:08:20 554 2367 Noyce Caroline F 500m Open F
83 15 15 7:08:35 546 3896 Maree Bronwyn F 500m Open F
500m Open Male
P_Dist P_Cat P_Sex Time Race# Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist Category
1 1 1 0:07:23 300 11709 rusford enoch M 500m Open M
2 2 2 0:07:40 1400 1400 hamann warren M 500m Open M
3 3 3 0:07:41 122 13932 du Toit Francois M 500m Open M
4 4 4 0:07:43 226 226 buys brandon M 500m Open M
5 5 5 0:07:45 114 2331 Czerny Sebastian M 500m Open M
6 6 6 0:08:24 113 711 Cooke Greg M 500m Open M
7 7 7 0:08:45 587 30882 lester glen M 500m Open M
8 8 8 0:09:02 589 2146 van den berg fouche M 500m Open M
9 9 9 0:09:07 117 12033 Delport Oliver M 500m Open M
10 10 10 0:09:08 3926 3926 benson paul M 500m Open M
11 11 11 0:09:26 145 13888 Kruger Ruan M 500m Open M
12 12 12 0:09:27 165 13359 Smith Ian M 500m Open M
14 13 13 0:09:33 179 13009 Viljoen Juan M 500m Open M
13 14 14 0:09:33 154 12521 Nienaber Rocco M 500m Open M
15 15 15 0:09:45 133 1229 Hartmann Peter M 500m Open M