It’s action time in SFB

BOTH locals and visitors to St Francis Bay can look forward to jam-packed sports events in November.
The action-packed month kicked off on Wednesday with a Carbonology surfski at Canal Harbour. This Saturday (November 5) the Superspar Pam Golding Quadrathlon, is set to start at 1pm, also at Canal Harbour.
Richard Arderne from organisors St Francis Sport says: “Get out those running shoes and swimming costumes and dust off the bicycles and canoes.”
He says the event is aimed at sports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, families as well as school teams, and healthy competition between friends.
 The Main Beach will come alive on Saturday, November19 when the Discovery St Francis Surfski Challenge starts at 9am.
Entry fee is R60, plus donation to NSRI.
Safety requirements are lifejacket, leash, flares plus cellphone if weather is really bad.
Prizes are provided by Discovery.
The challenge is over 18km but a shorter course is possible.
The prize-giving venue will be announced shortly.
The St Francis Bay MTB Challenge will start at 8am on Sunday, November 27, at St Francis Links.
 It is again hosted by St Francis Sport, Pam Golding Properties and Fat Tracks. Sponsors are Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants, St Francis Brick & Plant Hire, Midas Earthcote, Jean Hugo Construction, Scribbels Interiors, as well as Farol Bistro, USN, African Overalls, Custom Bikes, Commencal, Focal Point and the Cape St Francis Resort.
CSA MTB rules apply for this race, one of only four East Cape MTB races on the national MTB calendar.
For each cyclist doing the 35km and 70km races, R6 goes to Cycling SA.
Numbers are limited due to the sensitivity of the area, and a total of only 500 cyclists will be accepted for the two long races.
To avoid disappointment enter early on line: www.stfrancissport.co.za until Wednesday November 23. Late entry fee R30.
Free T-shirt for online entries received before November 15 (T-shirts for sale at registration for R60).
According to Arderne they still need marshals for all the events. Anyone interested or for more info contact: Richard Arderne (St Francis Sport/Pam Golding) 083-284-0168 richard.arderne@pamgolding; Wynand Botha (Fat Tracks Mountain Bike Club) 082-572-9031 wynand.botha@fpoint.co.za; Jeff Clause and Ryan Dodds (St Francis Links); Esti Stewart (St Francis Sport) 073-825-0835 or esti.stewart@vodamail.co.za (PR and online entries).

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