King wins last minute dash to Claim West Coast Challenge

The Simon’s Town West Coast Canoe Challenge happened in the Cape over the weekend in a race from Cloeteskraal Farm to Riviera Hotel with Lance King claiming a tight fought win over youngsters Luke Stowman and Joseph Williams.
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King was able to out sprint the two Under 23 paddlers to claim the win in a time of 1:23.01 to take the title by a mere second over Stowman. Joritha Prins won the ladies section of the race by a commanding margin with the two Under 23 paddlers, Stowman and Williams, taking first and second in their age group respectively.

Summary of results – THE SIMON’S TOWN WEST COAST CANOE CHALLENGE

Overall – Top Ten
1. Lance King Milnerton 1:23:01
2. Luke Stowman, Paarl, 1:23:02
3. Joseph Williams, Paarl, 1:23:05
4. David Meihuizen, Paarl, 1:24:29
5. Edgar Boehm (jnr), PEN, 1:25:58
6. Ryno van der Westhuizen, Paarl, 1:26:48
7. Greg van Heerden, MIL, 1:29:09
8. Stephan du Toit, SIM, 1:29:10
9. Theo Moses, Paarl, 1:31:05
10. Mark Hill, Paarl, 1:33:37.

Women
1. Joritha Prins, Paarl, 1:36:01
2. Heleen Rossouw, Temp, 1:51:04
3. Elana Meissenheimer, SIM, 1:55:57

U18
1. David Meihuizen, Paarl, 1:24:29
2. Ryno van der Westhuizen, Paarl, 1:26:48
3. Theo Moses, Paarl, 1:31:05

U23
1. Luke Stowman, Paarl, 1:23:02.
2. Joseph Williams, Paarl, 1:23:05
3. Esmin Parsons, US, 1:37:55.

K2’s
1. Gareth Pinkley/Francois Sisam, CTY/CTY 1:30:01
2. Giel van Deventer/JT Basson, Paarl, 1:30:16
3. Marais Steyn/Ben Steyn, MIL, 1:37:49.