Archive for September, 2016

Recent Articles #1

SA Trio racing the Atlantic – in a row boat

SA Trio racing the Atlantic – in a row boat

Filed in Spirit by on September 23, 2016 • views: 2218

Last year, Stuart Connacher from Facing It raced into second place in the solo division of the Atlantic Campaigns Talisker TransAtlantic Race. Raising funds for the Smile Foundation, he is doing it again in 82 days time and this time they are crossing as a team of three including Charl Gale and Wayne N Lara […]

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Recent Articles #2

Herman is going the distance for CANSA

Herman is going the distance for CANSA

Filed in Spirit by on September 23, 2016 • views: 2154

GOING THE DISTANCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER Herman Kotze from Clanwilliam will make the long walk from Cape Town all the way back home in aid of CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa. He will arrive in Clanwilliam on Saturday 1 October as part of the 30th anniversary of the Freshpak Fitness Festival, […]

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#CapetoRioRow with Braam & Peter

#CapetoRioRow with Braam & Peter

Filed in Adventurers by on September 15, 2016 • views: 1070

Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets are teaming up again. In 2011 they trekked together representing South Africa in the 768 km, 24 day, minus 45 degrees race to the South Pole commemorating the epic Scott/Amundsen journey a 100 years ago. Hauling sleds weighing 85 kg’s to the South Pole, this formidable team created a […]

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Team Painted Wolf: Expedition Racing Team

Team Painted Wolf: Expedition Racing Team

Filed in Adventurers by on September 12, 2016 • views: 1729

What happens when you mix adventure, multiple sporting disciplines, a touch of insanity and a healthy dose of competition? You get Expedition  Racing!! Here is another thing you might not know – in the last international competition (held here in SA) our own home grown Team Painted Wolf won the event and convincingly as well. […]

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Bonga Ngqobane from Khayelitsha is making a difference

Bonga Ngqobane from Khayelitsha is making a difference

Filed in Spirit by on September 1, 2016 • views: 1824

Name: Bonga Ngqobane Act of Awe / Endurance: Cycled the Cape Epic and Munga (a 1000 km non stop MTB race from Bloem to Cape Town) Cause: TAS Bonga.Org Cycling Academy-MTB Bonga Ngqobane is a remarkable young man. He does not sit holding his hands open wondering who is going to give something to him. […]

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Jamie Marais summits Table Mountain 22 times

Jamie Marais summits Table Mountain 22 times

Filed in Spirit by on September 1, 2016 • views: 783

SOUTH AFRICAN ATHLETE SETS WORLD RECORD – SUMMITS TABLE MOUNTAIN TWENTY TWO TIMES IN 28 HOURS and Awesome South Africans was there to not only witness it but was actively involved in support both logistical and online. Endurance athlete Jamie Marais from Cape Town South Africa has made history by becoming the first person to […]

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Jurie Botha views: 1271

Jurie Botha is an endurance athlete and adventurer. With his next expedition, Cycling South Against Rape, he will attempt to become the first South African to cycle the length of the equator(40,030km), solo and unsupported, within 20 months. This ultra endurance expedition will start in May 2017 when he departs from Lima, Peru on his […]

Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish views: 546

  Awesome South Africans spoke to Stuart Connacher this morning, hours before Chris Bertish’s eminent arrival in Antigua. #theSUPcrossing Stuart shares his experiences after rowing the Atlantic three times and his communications with Chris during his Talisker Transatlantic crossing earlier this year with Facing It. This incredible chat with Stuart gives us first hand insight […]

3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic views: 1699

It seems to be the season for ocean crossings by South Africans. In September this year, Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti completed their second crossing by row boat celebrating their honeymoon by rowing to Hawaii. But let’s fast forward to the present: THREE – 3 Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson have entered […]

Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn views: 799

Saturday the 26th, Paul Steyn will walking in the 5km Annual Charity Hat Walk hosted by Balwin Properties and we invite you, resident of Helderberg and further afield to come join in the fun at Paardevlei. AwesomeSouthAfricans and www.SoundsAwesome.co.za will be there supporting Paul and providing the Public Address and Music in our mobile sound […]