Former world surfski champion Jenna Nisbet’s challenge to the 2021 Dischem Pete Marlin surfski race almost didn’t happen, but she vowed to be back in east London for the event of two. days from October 30 to 31.
Nisbet is currently in Romania to prepare for his K1 and K2 races at the ICF World Canoe Marathon Championships this week before heading back to the Fish River Canoe Marathon next weekend to end a few weeks. lightning race.
Jenna Nisbet jumps into Pete Marlin
Given the intense preparation for the world marathon title races this week, Nisbet spent very little time in his surfski and had no plans to make the trip to East London, but the planets lined up on several fronts to get the 28-year-old until the Border event.
“With all the time I took for the marathons I wasn’t going to run because the flights are so limited, but my brother said he was coming down so I could go after school,” said Nisbet.
“I had initially missed the boat to find a partner for the doubles race, but with the change in the matrix exam schedule due to the election, that meant Saskia (Hockly) was available to race.
“It wasn’t the original plan, but having run with her in the past has made things a lot easier and we can’t wait to run.”
Given Nisbet’s absence from surfski races this year due to marathon training and her recent marriage, she doesn’t expect much of herself and wants to enjoy everything the Eastern Cape has to do. to offer.
“I have no expectations for Pete Marlin this year, but I am not in any race not to win so I will do my best in both singles and doubles.
“Pete Marlin has some really good cash prizes which is another great incentive to do your best and I will, but I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself because I didn’t spend a lot of time on it.” sea.
“It’s an absolutely amazing weekend. East London is a great city to visit and the Border Canoe Club organizers have put on a great event!
“It’s just a great weekend of paddling and it’s a great weekend to be in the company of great people,” added Nisbet.