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Feedback from Trans riders

The 230km Trans Baviaans Mountain Bike race is regarded as the toughest MTB event in the world.  The event starts in Willowmore and the finish line is 24 hours later in Jeffreys Bay.  This year Jacques Herselman and Kevin Taljaard was the first JBay boys to have made it back home – in an awesome 12 hours 28 minutes in the saddle.

Having to traverse the splendour of the Baviaanskloof, take on the Mother of all Climbs near Zuurbron and endure whatever the elements will throw at the riders, makes for a challenging ride. Read moreRead more

yvonne featured

Well done Yvonne!!

St Francis parkrun welcomed their second member to the “50 Club” at event number 54, held on 26 July 2014. Congratulations to Yvonne Robb, the first lady to have completed 50 parkruns, who was brought home with the red flag by Felix Muchika and Lucien van Wyk. Read moreRead more

10.7 JBay Open- A de Souza (BRA)

JBay Open expected to have great finale

The J-Bay Open, stop No 6 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, is on standby for Thursday 17 July, and event organisers will reconvene at 07:00 on Friday 18 July to assess conditions for the day.  The prospect of classic conditions at Supertubes on the weekend prompted organisers to call a third consecutive lay day. Read moreRead more

parkrun cake

Two milestones for St Francis parkrun

St Francis parkrun reached two important milestones in the month of July – the commemoration of the inaugural run of Saturday 13 July 2013, and the first runner who earned his sought after red “50” shirt for running 50 parkruns. Read moreRead more

dean

St Francis College on sports tour

Team spirit and a winning attitude bagged several victories for St Francis College at a recent inter-schools sports weekend held in Plettenberg Bay.  Learners joined hosts Greenwood Independent School, Knysna Montessori and Stepping Stones on the field, where they were participated in hockey and soccer matches. Read moreRead more

bridget catch of the day

Tale of an aspiring Fisher Woman!

Bridget Rodgers from St Francis Bay has joined St Francis Safaris for a few deep sea fishing expeditions over the last year.  Being always in the pursuit of adventure, she says “it is easy to see why fishing St Francis and surrounds has become one of my favourite leisure activities.” Read moreRead more

Johan Rust, President of the SFB Bowling Club with the winners of the Personal Trust Trips Tournament: Madelaine Barry (left) and Basil Barry, and Priscilla Going (front).

Third Trips Tournament for Bowls

St Francis Bay hosted their third Personal Trips Tournament over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June, with the brilliant weather contributing to its resounding success. Read moreRead more

rieg

JBay Station Commander ticks off his first Comrades

Well done and a big congratulations to Rieghard van Rensburg, Station Commander of NSRI in Jeffreys Bay, who completed his first Comrades Marathon this year.  This man, who knows how to dig deep, said the last 3km of the event was the worst: Read moreRead more

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World Champs for Clive Taverner!

Clive Taverner (62) has been invited to the 2014 World Clay Target Championships to be held in Italy in August.  Taverner is well known as “the voice” of the Tavcor Motor Group and his marketing related successes, but this time will be jetting off to represent South Africa in the World Clay Target Championships. Read moreRead more

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Great first time results for local paddlers

St Francis Paddling Club played an integral role in this year’s SA Sprint School Championships, held at De Rust between 1 and 3 May 2014.  Dave and Marie Louw organised the event for the Eastern Cape Canoe Union (ECCU), chairperson Chris Opperman acted as safety officer and Candice Peltenburg volunteered at the weigh station. Read moreRead more