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MEET THE RUSH TEAM
LINDY TAVERNER (LEFT)
Managing Editor, Operations Director and Sales Born and living in PE; lived in England and New Zealand. “The oceans, trees and mountains are our salvation, waiting to PLAY with us. What a RUSH!” Motto: “If you want to do it, just do it”

demand extreme energy!

SIMONE PAINE (RIGHT)

Marketing, Sales, Creative Director and Journalist Zimbabwean living in PE. “To see and appreciate the value and purpose that the simplest things in life hold and to grasp at the POWER of living in the NOW!” Motto: “Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it”

LAUREN BOOTH (MIDDLE)

You need to eat right to get enough energy. So eat high-quality snack foods like SPAR mixed nuts, Active Breakfast drinking yoghurt or SPAR yoghurt to boost your energy levels.

Sales, PR and Journalist PE girl; studied and worked in Cape Town. “I believe that to live a well balanced, healthy LIFESTYLE is the recipe to SUCCESS - healthy body, healthy mind” Motto: “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground”

! WELCOMEBOARD TEAM RUSH NEW ON
ZINA DALE (LEFT)
Financial Director and special ‘Foreign Journalist’. Zimbabwean based in Tanzania “I love the tranquility, sights and sounds of the African bush and believe that unless a person has travelled and explored the adventures of AFRICA, one has not truly lived!” Motto: “Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped”

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ZANE SWANEPOEL (FAR LEFT)

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contents
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Meet the RUSH team Happy Times Fezu Rush Road Trip Local Ironman Rises High – James Cunnama Ironmen in training Open Water Swimming Paddling with EPIC PULL OUT CALENDAR Photo Competition Beachbreak ULTIMATE RUSH EXPERIENCE WINNERS Summiting Kilimanjaro The Tanzanite Experience Garden Route ULTIMATE RUSH EXPERIENCE WINNERS

11 Physio Tips for 12 15 20 23 25 29 30 32 34 37

39 Sporty Smoothies with Friends 40 Sushi Diet with Fushin 44 Sports Club Listings
Publisher: What a Rush Publishing C.C. Design: SimonSAYS.co.za Advertising enquiries: simone@rushpublishing.co.za | 084 350 6823 lindy@rushpublishing.co.za | 072 043 6723 Print: Printech Distribution: Brochure Management
10 000 copies distributed FREE to advertisrs, sporting clubs and adventure outletsb in the Eastern Cape. Also distributed to tourism outlets in the Eastern Cape & Southern Cape by Brochure Management.

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Happy times
APPY TIMES is a concept I have always dreamed of. Today’s society and media only allows us to hear the “Sad Times” and with life’s demands we struggle to see the sunny side of life. It is a THOUGHT, a DREAM, and a FEELING we strive to experience all the time and one in which I would like to share with you. Having lived in the outdoors for many a year I have found the main contrast between the rat race and the world outside is all the BIG SMILES you see in the FUN ADvENTURE environment. Start to make that difference today and turn to that driver in the next car a good old fashioned smile J It is the simple actions that make the biggest difference. Living life on the edge with that element of unpredictability is what I call “ Living the Dream”. Africa’s untouched beauty makes it truly a unique place

Big SUNNY hello’s from your “Happy Time” team.

BY “NOODLE” - IAN DANIEL (OUTDOOR AND ADvENTURE ExTREMIST)

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It is the simple actions that make the biggest difference.
filled with wonderful opportunities. Sitting on my deck one lazy Sunday morning overlooking the Baakens valley with a few friends, moulded into the earth and forming part of natures Collage, it out of nowhere and for no apparent reason or time screamed at me… “THE CLIFF” !! Approximately 50meters in height and a smile rocketed across our faces “happy times are here again”. No time to waste, living in the now was all that mattered, grabbing the abseil kit, we raced down the hill and scrambled through the bush up onto the other side of the valley leading to the top of THE CLIFF. “ Ahh.. what BLISS” .. nothing could beat that feeling of Adrenaline racing through our blood as we stopped to appreciate the momentary visuals that this part of the world has to offer. “H” was off clearing the route for the rest of the crew. Next was the photo man “Zimbo” with the odd “woo hoo” and “ga duoonk” he had made it down. Followed

by drama girl “Irish”, with her rope stuck around a tree, and the faint sound of “nooooooooooodle, nooooooooooodle” the cry of a helpless bird stuck on the end of a tree 30ft above mother earth was all that could be heard. Few scratches, bruises and bumps later, Mission accomplished !! abseil down Baakens valley Cliff – complete. Remember “when you are challenged, grab hold of your courage and challenge back” or another help fill hint; “When you make a mistake, that mistake is only a mistake, if you don’t learn from it!” So be sure to watch and learn all the time. Happy times are created by yourself and the people around you so get out there and start fezurushing it. 2010 is upon us, and Fezulaka along with Rush has a 10x2010 CHALLENGE for all you adventure junkies which will guarantee the RUSH of smiles on your face.

THE 2010 FEZULAKA CHALLENGE IS: Learn to SURF - SANDBOARD the big dunes at Maitland’s - ABSEIL a 50m whopper - Take on a SNORKELLING SAFARI - HIKE the Coastal Fynbos Adventure Route - Experience a Sunrise BEACH BOOT CAMP - Cruise the bay SURF SKI lessons - See the sunset on a BOAT CRUISE in the bay - Chill under the AFRICAN STARS - Experience a BIG FIvE day trip. Write in and tell us about your ultimate “HAPPY TIME” Experience and you could win a 10 x 2010 CHALLENGE, yes! You could do all of the above in only 10 days. Email your experience torush@whatarush.co.za Always remember to keep it sunny side up, living and accomplishing your dreams ala Fezulaka. That’s a wrap from Me “Noodle”, see you next time and KEEP SMILING. For more information on the10 x 2010 CHALLENGE call 083 720 6914 or email ian@fezulaka.com
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ROAD TRIP
ent – check; cooler boxes – check; mattresses – check; sleeping bags – check; torch – check; braai wood.. ice ice ice ice!! Snorkels; Flippers; Goggles; Surf Boards; Body Boards and fishing rods….Check check check ….. “Living the dream”, FEZURUSH… rubber hits tar !! Extreme Outdoors last stop on way out of East London. RUSH in, get outdoor camping shower, gazeebo, mozi repellent and braai grid. Noodle grabs last minute toys and back to the driving seat. Stop over at Bashi River, check the views and take a walk across the old bridge, wet our throats and relieve bladders.

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First stop, Hole in the Wall, Jumping off rocks.. for the braver few, Beeby and Sim jump into the centre of the hole and experience that true RUSH. Snorkeling, swimming and body surfing are order of the day. Bit of a walk from the car, but well worth the experience, the path is green, trees shady and view spectacular. Hole in the Wall Hotel offers serviced restaurant, pool and beach on the doorstep. Horse Riding is on demand for Summers and Sim.. the majestic beasts share their enthusiasm for striding across the sand and splashing in the water. Beebs, H and Noodle decide the WAvE RIDING ExPERIENCE is more up their stream…

TO COFFEE BAY
Old years eve on hill tops, capturing vast panorama as sun sets, watching waves break, a White Breasted Comorant chills in big breakers and a shark swims by, debate of species… a much dominated topic. Music festival accommodates New Years Party and 2010 arrives as campers sit on beach infront of Coffee Shack Backpackers, moon shines over the BIG BLUE and fireworks set off an explosion of colour amongst the stars. Spirits are high and Coffee Bay visitors welcome 2010 with a bang!! New years day, a trip to Ocean view Hotel, the waves are perfect and surfing seems the favourite activity of the day. Noodle, Beeby and H dominate the big rollers and before long have other attempting surfers trying to bunny hop each other and the competition sets in. One petrol station in Coffee Bay, one man pumping the tanks and four available pumps, so be prepared for the cues on New years day! The locals take to the road and the area is swamped with very little space for

BY SIMONE PAINE

Road is worn and pot holes worthy enough to catch fish.. no time to stop and pull out the rods!!
“H” chills upfront lifting ADRENALINE spirits with a mixture of classic tunes, gets the mood right. Miming to some Johnny Clegg, Counting Crows and Jack Johnson… blood is RUSHING and Coffee Bay awaits. Summers and Beeby nap, charge their batteries, Noodle takes the reigns and keeps the rest of the team talking about activities ahead! Coffee Bay turn off arrives, cars stream in. Cape Province, Gauteng and Natal visitors have travelled the distance. EC number plates beam proudly. Road is worn and pot holes worthy enough to catch fish.. no time to stop and pull out the rods!! Less able cars take a detour for fear of disappearing down one. Locals attempt to fill the holes and try make a quick buck… Known as ‘economic stimulation’. Excitement rockets as the last hill exposes majestic panorama. Bomvu Backpackers accommodate camping on school field up the road and booking in is quick, simple and the people are friendly. Karl, welcomes visitors streaming in, a buzz in the air. Bomvu equipped with all the necessities and situated in the centre of fun, Red Sky Music Festival right next door. Wind picks up, sun begins to dip and setting up camp becomes a game.. wood is burning strong before tents are erected.. a sign of true African campers. All ready and relaxation kicks in.. campers are happy and looking forward to an action packed few days. Night ends early, next day starts, sun begins to shine.. heat too unbearable to sleep, let the adventures start.

vehicles to move.. ‘school boy error’, do not attempt to refuel on new Years day as you will be guaranteed to sit for a very.. very long time.. TIP…make sure air conditioning is working while you wait.. Beeby and Summers disappear for a hike across the beach and rocks. 3 hours later, a walk and pizza pastes a smile on their faces. Time to leave. Bodies exhausted, minds rejuvenated. Campsite packed up, sad faces, content hearts. Home time. Goodbye Coffee Bay. 2010 awaits, see you next year!! Trip home, Fezurush take note to come back and be sure to bring the quad bikes and two wheelers for an offroad experience. Points are made and much laughing is had as we remember what to bring NExT TIME -Gallons of bottled water; Plenty cash as we might be tempted to stay longer – atms are few to come by; decent shade protection; lots of sun block and don’t forget to refuel petrol tanks before turning off the main road to Coffee Bay… “What a RUSH”

Bomvu Backpackers Tel: 047 575 2073 | Cell: 083 504 6352 bomvu@intekom.co.za | www.bomvubackpackers.co.za

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IRIRONMAAATHLETE O NM N N LOCAL
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Name Age School Education James Cunnama 26 years rg Carter High, Pietermartizbu r Human Movement Bachelo Science (cum laude). an Nelson Mandela Metropolit (UPE) 2003-2005 University Reading and watching Tv Other interests Hiking, ive to be each day both the ‘Str Motto the best you’ve ever been, and worst you’ll ever be.’ young talent from Future looks bright for this eer es started his triathlon car Port Elizabeth. Jam idly risen through the in 2006, where he has rap gh year in 2009. ranks and had a breakthrou in the Ironman 70.3 held He recently competed Finished 2nd in 4h09, in East London where he est run Carmel (UK), with the fast behind Fraser of 1h14:29. split and new run record Recent Results th th Africa 6 overall 2009: Ironman 70.3 Sou th overall Ironman South Africa 6 st (1 SA Man) nd Ironman Austria 2 man time: 8h14:18) (PB Iron
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Scheduled in 2010 Major Upcoming Races January ca Ironman 70.3 South Afri April Ironman South Africa July Ironman Austria October a, Hawaii - Kon Ironman World Champs

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Ironman from a physio’s perspective…
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ronman has taken PE’s everyday people by storm The most common injuries suffered by Ironman and many an inactive couch potato has evolved into a competitors that I see in my practice are: streamlined athlete. On the other hand, many endurance • Achilles tendon and calf muscle strains athletes who used to concentrate on one discipline are • Knee pain (ITB and patella femoral pain) taking on the challenge of all three disciplines. • Shoulder pain (rotator cuff injuries) and neck spasm Although Ironman training can take its toll from (often related to the longer bike rides) an injury point of view, I can’t help but think that the “cross training” that Ironman requires is generally good Other injuries we treat are: for bodies. Instead of the hours spent pounding the • Back and neck pain (often bike set-up related) road when training for an event like Comrades, Ironman • Hip and buttock pain competitors give their bodies a variety of work-outs in • Numbness of fingers (bike related) three very different postures which help to keep muscle • Plantar fasciitis (beneath the arch of the foot pain) strength and flexibility more balanced. • Hamstring and quadriceps strains I take my hat off to all the competitors - it takes hours • Stress fractures from over-training of training and dedication to get their bodies to the level of • Traumatic injuries - such as fractures - if the athlete has fitness and readiness required for such a massive event. been unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident. As far as preventing injuries, I would give the following pointers: Although Ironman training can • Get advice and assistance when choosing and take its toll from an injury point setting up your equipment (running shoes, bike setof view, I can’t help but think that the up, etc). Incorrect and worn out equipment is often “cross training” that Ironman requires the cause of injury. is generally good for bodies. • Get good advice in choosing a program and then be sensible in its execution - stick to the program!! We As a last piece of advice, many an Ironman athlete’s often see patients at physio after they have deviated “training injury” can be traced back to a daily activity from their training program – done something that is unrelated to training but is in fact due to stress extreme that they are not used to, either gone too from an activity of daily life – most Ironmen don’t have hard for the level their body was ready for or done the luxury of not working so they still spend their days something completely different (e.g. play touch doing their day to day “thing” - sitting at a computer, rugby on the beach after no explosive exercise driving extensively, working at a building site – for months). One needs to progress distance and sometimes the daily activities can set the athlete up for intensity carefully so that your body is able to injuries during training so the athlete’s work activities handle each new challenge you give it as the training and postures also need to be assessed and corrected. program progresses. Good luck to all you athletes out there - we’ll be • Include “supporting exercises” such as yoga or watching you and cheering for you and will be ready to Pilates or even just a good stretching program in massage you at the end. your training program, not just the three disciplines required for the race. • Have regular sports massage, especially as the Tel: 041 373 3753 • Fax: 041 374 8190 intensity of training increases – it helps your Cell: 083 650 3265 • nrphysio@telkomsa.net muscles recover quickly and be ready for the 16 Buckingham Road, Mount Croix, Port Elizabeth onslaught of the next training session!
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Competitive pool swimming has consistently mirrored the general population growth over the last few decades. In contrast, the number of open water swimmers has grown exponentially around the world.
pen water swimming is currently experiencing a global revolution unlike anything it has seen in its history since Captain Matthew Webb brought worldwide acclaim to the sport when he become the first person to swim across the English Channel in 1875. 28 countries, including South Africa, qualified swimmers for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Both the men’s and women’s marathon swims, televised live to 72 countries, came down to dramatic, closely-fought finishes that enthralled audiences and captured the essence of elite open water swimming. The races were flush with a number of well-spoken inspirational athletes chasing their moment of Olympic glory. The marathon swimmers included a field that spanned the breath of humanity: a teenage from Brazil, a high school student from America, a mother with a Ph.D. in economics, a father from the Czech Republic and a Dutch man who recovered from leukemia to win the gold medal. Since the success of the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing, dramatic and scenic courses have since been announced for the next two Olympics: the 2012 London Olympics course is set for Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park in London with over 100,000 spectators expected to witness the two-hour race. The 2016 Rio Olympics is set for four loops along Copacabana Beach where an estimated 300,000 spectators will flock to the famous seashore. The acceptance of marathon swimming in the Olympics was the collective work of numerous individuals, but it is the interest and participation of millions of people around the globe in thousands of local events that will sustain the sport over time. Benefitting from the exposure at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, there are now over 3,000 sanctioned open water events held in the 82 countries around the world. The World Open Water Swimming Association has documented its trends and conducted analyses of the events and the sport’s demographics.

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In the open water world, the largest percentage of swimmers are between the ages of 30 – 49 with 35 – 44 year old men being the largest single group, comprising of 32% of all open water swimmers. Many of these 30 – 49 year olds are looking for new challenges and outlets of sports participation. The male-female ratio worldwide is 65% - 35%, but the fastest growing demographic are female open water swimmers over the age of 40. Many of these women feel comfortable leading an active lifestyle now that their children are older. Even at the most extreme echelon of the sport, the ratio remains consistent. 35% of the successful crossings in the English Channel during 2009 were women, the same percentage of women who participate in all forms of open water swimming worldwide. Competitive pool swimming has consistently mirrored the general population growth over the last few decades. In contrast, the number of open water swimmers has grown exponentially around the world. The Midmar Mile, as one example, has spectacularly grown from 153 swimmers in 1974 to 19,013 in 2008. Even when swims around the world are limited in size due to local ordinances, the maximum number of participants is frequently reached online in the matter of minutes – or a lottery system is used because the demand is too high. The fastest growing races – including the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, the Great Swim Series in Britain and the Ocean Racing Series in Nelson Mandela Bay – are events that simply did not exist only a few years ago. The World Open Water Swimming Association identified multiple reasons for open water swimming’s growth: • Olympic Inspiration: While the allure of Olympic gold attracts the world’s best open water swimmers, the sporting public is inspired by their efforts and attempts to emulate these modern-day aquatic heroes. • Health Goals: Society’s interest in new outlets for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle remains strong.

• Professional Events: The number of races, wellorganized by creative entrepreneurs, is increasing year-by-year with larger cash prizes. • Instant Communication: Hundreds of websites provide education and interactive information about the sport. • Charitable Goals: More and more events aim at raising funds and awareness for a variety of causes and charities. • New Friendships: The camaraderie of like-minded athletes • Low Costs: People enjoy an endurance sport that does not require significant costs other than swimming gear. • Family Entertainment: A growing number of events in relaxing seaside settings combine outstanding weekend fun together with a physical challenge. On the governance side, a growing number of events around the world are organized and sanctioned outside the traditional national governing bodies. From South Africa to the South Pacific, open water swimming has just begun to tap into its potential for creating destination events held in gorgeous waters in beautiful locations, both tropical and temperate. Open water swimming’s strength is in the grass-roots level where its growth is percolating quietly, drawing vast numbers of new participants, without the vast sums of capital or a global organizational infrastructure. Over the next few years, the sport will reach all levels of athletes. The International Paralympic Committee will hold its third world open water swimming championship in 2010 and the Special Olympics will hold its first world open water swimming championship in Athens in 2011. Meanwhile, wetsuit swims like the Great North Swim in England draws over 6,500 in its second year and Globo Tv, the largest broadcaster in Latin America, televises professional swims around the world. Indeed, the sport looks to have a very healthy future. See the pull-out events calendar on pg 21 for OPEN WATER SWIMMING events www.oceanracingseries.com
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AN EPIc PERfORMANcE IN 2009: Epic set up its own factory in China after starting off in a joint venture with Flying Eagle in 2004, and are now producing their own Surf skis, ICF Kayaks, Sea Kayaks and paddles. They employ 100 people and produce over 150 craft and 600 paddles per month. Part of the marketing drive for the brand, EPIC signed up SA Olympian ICF Kayaker Michele Eray and World Marathon Champion and multiple winners of Surfski and Kayak events, Hank McGregor. Epic now has a formidable team of riders – Hank and Michele, with Katie Pocock – New Zealand, Lauren Bartlett – Hawaii, Clint Robinson and Tim Jacobs of Australia, Boyan Zlatarev – Europe, Ivan Lawler – UK, Oscar and Herman Chalupski, Matt Bouman, Bevan Manson and Grant van der Walt of South Africa. Locally Epic has taken on Dylan Theron, a promising junior in Port Elizabeth. Adding to this, EPIC had a crazy German woman paddle an Epic Sea kayak – unsupported – around Australia in less than 365 days. Amazingly, one section involved being at sea for 7 days as she crossed 700km of open ocean! May saw the launch of the Epic v12 in Mauritius – it won the first three races that it was paddled in! The v12 now makes up over 20% of Epic’s surf ski sales.

Epic entered into a licensing agreement with Southern Shamaal SA to produce their range of skis in Port Elizabeth. Anton Erasmus – CEO of Epic SA – concluded a deal with Epic International to produce Epic Surf skis at the Southern Shamaal Factory in Port Elizabeth. The v10 range (v10, v10s and v10L) are currently under production in both the Performance (under 15kg) and Ultra (under 13kg) construction format. The v12 will follow in due course. Epic Team Riders dominate the World Surf Ski Series (2 December 2008 to 3 December 2009) Epic lady riders won all the major surf ski races in the world! Michelle ended the season unbeaten in the World Series. The men won 20 Beaches (Australia), Euro Cup (Spain), Molokai, Cape Point, Southern Shamaal, Dubai Shamaal, and SA Surf Ski Champs. Adding to this, Matt Bouman won every race in the Durban Discovery Men’s Health Surf Ski Series, and Hank went on to win his seventh Berg River Marathon. The surf ski market has shown global growth, as people turn to a healthy environmentally friendly lifestyle. 2010 saw Epic sell more craft into Australia and USA than any other manufacturer. This is a major achievement, and sets the company up to repeat this success in Europe and in South Africa.

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For more information on paddling in the Eastern Cape contact: Michele Eray on 071 607 8786 SOUHTHERN SHAMAAL FACTORY : Factory - 041 451 1218 • Alan Dickinson - 083 270 9739 • Anton Erasmus - 082 459 5163 Email Shamaal@telkomsa.net • www.epickayaks.com *The ICF Kayaks are made under license by Kayak Centre in Durban. whatarush.co.za issue 1 > 15

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Need a little colour in your life…

> Curriculum based education & school camps > Outdoor adventure activities > Corporate teambuilding & events > The original Beach boot camp > Adventure holiday camps > Birthday parties CONTACT: Ian Cell: 083 720 6914 Email: ian@fezulaka.com

6 fEB
Running > Cassies 5/ 15 km, VERkENNER PRIMARY ScHOOL

7 fEB
cycling > Herald Cycle Tour, PE

8 fEB
Trail Racing > WILD cOAST Ultra, 270k 6 day stage race, Trail Run

12 fEB
canoeing > Non Stop DUSI

13 fEB
Running > valentines Race 5/10km, METLIfE PLAZA Mountain Biking > Nola Stormberg MTB Marathon and Half-Marathon, Ec MOLTENO Surfing > Discovery Surfers Marathon, EAST LONDON Surf Ski > DMHSSS PE RUSH Island Classic, BLUEWATER BAY Triathlon > ECTA Triathlon Development, HOBIE BEAcH, PE

14 fEB
Open Water Swimming > Axxess DSL Ocean Racing Series, HOBIE BEAcH - Round 9 Mountain Biking > Border Provincial MTB Cross Country, Ec MOLTENO

19 fEB
Running > Yellow Pages Challenge, xerox NMMU STADIUM

20 fEB
Mountain Biking > Gramin MTB Challenge; EAST LONDON Motorcross > Rover Enduro, ROVER MOTORcROSS 4 X 4 Offroad > GONjAH 4x4 trail

20 – 21 fEB
kiteboarding > SA Kiteboard Tour, Mobe Event, BLUEWATER BAY, PE Surfing > SSA Regional Interclub Surfers Tag Contest, PE

21 fEB
cycling > Daily Dispatch Felt Cycle Tour, EAST LONDON

21 - 22 fEB
Life Saving > East Cape Nipper Champs, PLETTENBERG

27 fEB
Running > 37th Old Mutual Buffalo Marathon, Ec, MAcLEANTOWN Running > Bay Ultra Body Concept 5/10/50km, HOBIE BEAcH Surf Ski > DMHSSS PE HANSA - Wildside Reef Negotiator, SARDINIA BAY

27 - 28 fEB
Open Water Swimming > SPAR REDHOUSE RIVER Mile canoeing > Drak Challenge (SA K1)

28 fEB
Triathlon > ECTA Triathlon Development, HOBIE BEAcH, PE Trail Racing > Kilimanjaro Marathon, TANZANIA – Debbie@kaelowm.com; john@wildfrontiers.com

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Contact details available on page 44 – Sport club listings.

6 MARcH
Running > Sportsmans Warehouse 5/15km, MOffET SHOPPING cENTRE

6 – 7 MARcH
Life Saving > East Cape Junior/ Senior Champs, Bluewater Bay

7 MARcH
Open Water Swimming > Axxess DSL Ocean Racing Series - Round 10 Open Water Swimming > Merrifield Mile - Ec cycling > Cape Argus Pick’n Pay MTB Challenge, STELLENBOScH

13 MARcH
Running > DESPATcH 5/10km, Sports Field

2 - 5 APRIL
Splash festival > MTN NELSON MANDELA BAY Splash Festival 4 X 4 Offroad > Vleesbaai 4x4 Sand Weekend

3 APRIL
Running > OLD MUTUAL Two Oceans Marathon, cAPE TOWN Mountain Biking > Border Provincial MTB Cross Country, EAST LONDON Open Water Swimming > Ocean Racing Series World Championships, PE

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Open Water Swimming > NELSON MANDELA BAY Bell Buoy Challenge (7km swim)

5 APRIL
Open Water Swimming > King/Queen of Nelson Mandela Bay (swim, ski, Malibu)

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Open Water Swimming > East Cape Swim Series MARINA MARTINIQUE Surf Ski > DMHSSS PE Bird Rock Bumper Race, kINGS BEAcH Triathlon > ECTA Triathlon Development, HOBIE BEAcH, PE

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Adventure Racing > Wartrail 2010 , Adventure Race, LADY GRAY, EC

20 March
Mountain Biking > Stutterheim High School Enduro MTB, STUTTERHEIM, EC Running > Kouga Kus, 5/21km, Humansdorp

8 APRIL
Life Saving > SA Surf Nipper Regionals (am), kINGS BEAcH

9 APRIL
Surf Ski > DMHSSS PE HANSA – Final Party

8 – 10 APRIL
Life Saving > SA Surf Nipper Nationals (starts pm), kINGS BEAcH

10 APRIL
Mountain Biking > Tsitsikamma MTB Challenge, Plettenberg Trail Racing > Cross Country League 1 EPA

Surf Ski > Plett Easter Surf ski Race, PLETT

20 – 22 MARcH
4 X 4 Offroad > GPS 4x4 Challenge

21 MARcH
Open Water Swimming > Axxess DSL Ocean Racing Series - Round 11

24 MARcH
Life Saving > Surf Masters National Champs, BLUEWATER BAY Life Saving > Surf Senior inter regional championships, BLUEWATER BAY

25 – 27 MARcH
Life Saving > 2010 Hang Ten LSA Surf National Championships, BLUEWATER BAY

11 APRIL
Open Water Swimming > Axxess DSL Ocean Racing Series - Round 12

16 APRIL
Open Water Swimming > Axxess DSL Ocean Racing Series Final Series function (News Cafe)

17 APRIL
Mountain Biking > KAT Leisure MTB Challenge # 4, Seymore, kATBERG HOTEL Running > Lakefarm Charity 5/10/25km, LAkE fARM Centre

18 APRIL
Triathlon > ECTA Duathlon Champs, PE

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Mountain Biking > ABSA Cape EPIC MTB Stage Race, SOMERSET WEST

27 MARcH
Surf Ski > DMHSSS PE Discovery – 4 Beaches Portage Performer, SUMMIES Running > Umhlobo Wenene 5/10km, kINGS BEAcH Mountain Biking > Longhill MTN Challenge, QUEENSTOWN, EC

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Surfing > SA Grommet Games Opening Function, PE

1 – 4 APRIL
Surfing > SA Grommet Games, PE, POLLOck BEAcH

24 APRIL
Running > Bruintjieshoogte 5/25/50km, SOMERSET EAST

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Surfing > St Francis SA Longboard Surfing Championships, SEAL POINT, EC

27 APRIL
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Mountain Biking > Klein Karoo MTB Klassiek, cALITZDORP Surfing > Oakley Pro Junior, PORT ALfRED, EC

2 APRIL
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25 APRIL
Triathlon > Ironman South Africa, HOBIE BEAcH, PE

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Niemand vligt onbeskaft zur sonnen No one flies unscathed towards the sun

BY DENNIS ELLIS his beautiful maxim was inscribed above the door of the German airmen’s qua In fact if surfing was tota lly safe, we’d be base rters in World War 1. jumping or partaking in som It was a poignant a rem inder to the airman as e other adrenaline they left to partake in airb inducing activity. orne war fare, with hints of the folly of Icarus and the But even though the line dark foreboding of overly between fun and life lofty aspirations. threatening regularly get s crossed, in many of our endeavours, it’s really jus It bas ica lly say s “be car t about managing the efu l, wh at you ’re abo ut to do is pre tty stu pid ,’’ risks intelligently. and of cou rse , tak ing to the ski es in tho se old wo The German airmen back ode n pla nes was a bit then knew that the sill y. The y wer e hel d tog average soldiers rifle was eth er mo re by stri ng and the equivalent of a tiss ue pap er tha n any thin gunpowder powered pea -shooter, and as long as g els e and the ene my they wo uld tak e leis ure ly pot didn’t partake in low-level sho ts at the m wh ilst sightseeing(which they sip pin g war m tea . often did), they were fair ly safe. But folly tends to be a hum Of course, this was as lon g as the aeroplane held an condition, often with fatal consequences. Jum together of its own accord ping out of aeroplanes, goi . ng as fast as, and sometimes A lot of casualties were from faster than is humanly random incidents like possible, and of course a birds, running out of fue l or any one of thousands host of sporting activities of which often warrant woe mechanical parts failure. ful tidings from those who know better. That’s how it is with danger ous activities. Things can go pear-shaped really quic How many times have we kly, mostly from something joyfully bounded past the ‘no lifeguard on duty sign totally unexpected, and its ’, reasoning that the bigger just common sense to hav e the surf the less need the some sort of contingency re is for lifeguards? plan in place. Most of us don’t. Every surf magazine has Airmen in WW1 had parach plenty of epic photos with utes, and though the signpost showing pro the odds of even being able minently. to safely dismount an aeroplane spiralling into It seems to make things a nosedive at 250kms an a little more exciting, especially if the surf is larg hour without an ejector sea e and you just might nee t are slim, at least they had d that lifeguard. considered the event. Surfing alone, at shark fee So next time you’re headin ding time, in massive g down to the beach, surf or in large crowds whe happily singing along to Bohemian Rhapsody or re everyone has an unguided missile strappe whatever type of music pre d to their legs, is all a bit -empts your outing, bear a silly, yet we do it. thought for what could go wrong, pray that it doesn’t , and at least have a plan if it does.

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they the group easily, but thought I would catch t ahead of a large ss and kep made fantastic progre oined und 5,300 meters I rej e group of hikers. At aro progress up, and sur gentle them and we made our the horizon. d its course over enough, the sun starte utiful sight! What a bea

be out of Barafu camp can he final push. Coming flow climb. A blocky lava the hardest part of the as we s energy and tonight, right outside camp sap wind was blowing. the left camp at 11.45pm, te to the lava blocks on rou After a slow ascent of m oming apparent for mu bec Kosovo camp, it was t was not the y slow, but tha that her pace was ver off balance was slightly concern. By now her key and I chatted n around. Sam and it was time to tur time d mum that this was efly and Sam kindly tol bri for her. Well finish the job for her daughters to t for a second that the Once at Stella I though rded and sensitive. wo no, relaxed and less er heading down, but trip more youngest might consid Had Mum started the they could have made it. A from her dad and sis t she with encouragement exhausted, I think tha around but Uhuru peak, arriving uld also have worked, made it all the way to slightly longer trip wo looked rking dad, she had been wo ch of stars! Youngest 8.30am. What a bun from talking to her and as we turned to head her body simply did not bie at Uhuru and yet, very hard pre arrival and t (short descend. like a zom ters started a snow figh e. So, it was time to down, the two youngs acclimatize well this tim heart on descent to camp from over in pace and back down lived…)! The change Geoffrey and I led her our int we all re points confirming the least. At Stella Po was dramatic, to say 00 meters and there we 4,8 e for mum to rest started our descent to p, it was tim e sunscreen and decision. Back in cam to my ich he donned som s now to monitor, wh slight detour to live up Barafu (I had taken a and Geoffrey’s role wa up better to make sure too many more years r’’, not push her, it’s word to ‘’lick the glacie did well. Rather than glaciers mountain sickness and or possible before the doesn’t develop acute of that sort of behavi she p we had hoped to . r). Back in cam watch her symptoms usly back disappear foreve p, I decided to head left some hours previo see mum, but she had Rather than stay in cam s nice and stable make sure she could nted to as mum wa with Geoffrey who wa up to join the others, port her in camp. I had a great team to sup and

d heart The change in pace an ic, at on descent was dram to say the least.

descend slowly and with plenty of time. That was a good call on his part. Back in camp we had a short time to rest, refuel and soon enough we were off down to Mweka. At this point we passed one of the large charity groups that had been helped to the summit. One member had pulmonary edema and as the others descended, I assessed him using the pulse oximeter and some simple questions. Their oxygen had run out being used on another one of their team, so we left ours along with one of our strong porters to help support him in his descent until the rescue stretcher could be located. There really is no substitute for having oxygen for many emergency scenarios and while that charity group had at least 4 trip leaders, I wonder what would have become of the gent that we helped if our oxygen had not been available? We arrived at camp at dusk to the sounds of our crew singing us traditional songs in celebration of our successful summit bid…Now, time for a wash and getting some well-earned rest! – Ake Lindstrom, Managing Director & Guide (Dec 2009) Summits Africa is an East African based specialist adventure outfitter providing professional, safe, ethical, and environmentally conscious treks up Africa’s highest peaks. Over a decade of travel industry experience includes climb preparation, briefings, trip management, emergency evacuation plans, written safety plans, pulse oximetry, altitude sickness scorecards, and always providing supplemental oxygen devices. Summits Africa’s local guides and support crews, have the most in-depth methodology to systematic approaches of client health monitoring training and knowledge in East Africa.

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The Tanzanian Rush Experience

Underground at the foothills
t was a bright and crisp morning at 07h00 when our safari group departed from Arusha to Merelani, in the foothills of Kilimanjaro, in anticipation of seeing our first ever tanzanite, a beautiful violet/blue gemstone! On booking a dream safari to Tanzania I was informed by my travel agent that tanzanite was from only one source, Tanzania, and that it is one of the rarest gemstones in the world. This piqued my interest and that is when a trip to The Tanzanite Experience Mine visitor Centre was organised as part of my Tanzanian safari program. After 45 minutes of the hustle and bustle of Arusha traffic and 48 speed bumps, we finally turned off onto a dirt road leading to TanzaniteOne Mine for the tanzanite underground tour. While driving down the 14kms of well maintained dirt road we came across Masaai herdsmen in their bright blue, red and purple shukas surrounded by cattle, goats and sheep. They were delightful blots of colour on the flat treeless landscape. On arrival at the mine visitor centre we were welcomed by a smiling Teddy Kallaghe who offered us cool face clothes and refreshing drinks. We were surprised at an innovative concept: what had once been 2 old containers used as the original mining offices had now been refurbished into a well equipped visitor centre with fantastic views of Kilimanjaro Mountain

of Kilimanjaro!
At the top of the raise we learnt how the mining of tunnels was done by using pneumatic drills and explosives. The strenuous walk back up the shaft necessitated frequent rest stops to catch our breath before exiting the shaft where much needed cold water was waiting for us. With grubby faces and perspiration from the heat of the climb, the visitor centre’s shower facilities were a much welcomed relief. After freshening up the real fun began for the ladies (and myself), by having the opportunity to visit the tanzanite shop! We now had a firsthand chance to touch and feel this brilliant blue cut and polished gemstone. While in the shop we also had a chance to view tanzanite crystals and fancy tanzanite, a different coloured zoisite. Teddy was on hand to educate us on what to look for when buying a tanzanite, whatever the size, cut or colour; for jewellery or as an investment. Of course I could not go away without purchasing one of these fabulous gemstones, my memento of Tanzania and in remembrance of the heritage of tanzanite! – Zina Dale

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and Mount Meru. Once settled in the presentation room, after much hilarity at donning mining gear, we were given an informative talk by Amos Chakupewa, a qualified geologist trained in Tanzania, about the history, mining and processing of tanzanite. The legend is that this exquisite blue/violet gemstone, scientifically called zoisite, was discovered in 1967 by Ally Juuyawatu. In 1968 the unique violet/blue gemstone was taken to Tiffany’s in New York where the then CEO, Henry Platt, named it ‘Tanzanite’. After an interesting mining presentation and with much trepidation and excitement our group proceeded down towards JW Shaft in the area that was first mined in 1968. In 2000, Afgem, a private company, began understanding the complex geology of the tanzanite deposit and sunk JW Shaft until 2004 when production ceased due to that particular area being mined out. The shaft was refurbished for visitors in 2008 as the world’s only tanzanite mine visitor centre. On entering the shaft we realized why it was important to be wearing hard hats, overalls and gumboots as some parts of the mine were slippery from condensation and dusty from graphite flakes suspended in the air. While walking down the 16 degree incline, Amos showed us the boudins (sausage shaped mineralized zones) where tanzanite was mined and other rocks associated with tanzanite mining; pyrite, gypsum, calcite and quartz. We also had the opportunity of learning mining terminologies, whoever thought up the mining names for wooden poles (stick supports or stulls) and iron rings (sling eye bolts)! After 200 metres of walking downhill we climbed up a steep 20 metre ladderway in a raise (another mining terminology for a steeply inclined tunnel).

. . . we came across Masaai herdsmen in their bright blue, red and purple shukas surrounded by cattle, goats and sheep. They were delightful blots of colour on the flat treeless landscape.

For queries about The Tanzanite Experience Mine Visitor Centre, contact Teddy Kallaghe as follows: P.O. Box 2706, Arusha,Tanzania Email: teddy@tanzaniteone.com / Telephone: +255 767 600 991 URL: www.tanzaniteexperience.com

The legend is that this exquisite blue/violet gemstone, scientifically called zoisite, was discovered in 1967 by Ally Juuyawatu.
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Gone Fushin
new wave of culinary confidence is running through Port Elizabeth and spilling over the streets of Richmond Hill. Fushin Sushi and Eastern Cuisine, located on the corner of Bain and Stanley Street, is as much about concept as it is cuisine. The warm wooden paneling and creative use of red directs one’s attention to the food where Mark Oosthuizen and his experienced team are proof that dining can be an art, past-time and passion. Oosthuizen explodes tradition with feature dishes like the Camembert, preserved fig and avo style California roll or the soft shell crab served with mango and coriander, and he is happy to break the rules of his extensive menu by making something extra special on request. There is something to tantalize everyone’s tastebuds, from tapas to dim-sum, and traditional to Eastern fusion sushi dishes, Entertainers take note: Fushin offers a catering service that promises both you

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