Hometown: Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
African Crane Conservation Programme: Southern Africa Manager
I suppose I am one of the lucky few who knew exactly what and who I wanted to be when I was ‘big’. I always knew I wanted to work towards saving animals and the environment. I have been working for a conservation NGO called the Endangered Wildlife Trust for 8 years focusing on protecting cranes and the water resources both cranes and people depend on. My heart is in the Drakensberg, it is where I have spent my entire working career thus far and it is the place where I go to find peace or a thrill.
In my spare time I love trail running, walking my dogs, reading and spending time with my family and friends.
I am by no means an elite athlete – not even close actually, but I love being active and l love the outdoors. And I am blessed to have the ability and desire to participate in great events such as this. But notably I completed my first Comrades Marathon this year, an achievement I am immensely proud of. I have also just completed my third consecutive Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge. I cannot wait to add a successful summit of the Rhino Peak to that list.
The Rhino Challenge is an innovative event that showcases the Southern Drakensberg while raising awareness and resources for a much needed causes.
Endangered Wildlife Trust
Goal Time: 420 minutes
No. of pledges: 49
Actual Time: 376 minutes
Pledge Factor: 44 minutes
Total Raised: ZAR 8,624
The pledge amounts are per each minute that Tanya Smith completes the challenge below her 'Goal Time' of 420 minutes. So if Tanya ran in a time of 385 minutes then all her pledges would be multiplied by 35 (minutes).
Please Note: there is a minimum pledge multiplication factor of 10 and a maximum factor capped at 45