RHINO PEAK CHALLENGE 2019 - PLEDGE LIST

Corporate Teams - Pledges

SALOMON

Team Members:
Ryan Sandes / Andrew "Fuzzy" van Rensburg

Lucky Draw Prize:
Ryan: Signed race tee and a Salomon hamper
Andrew: Lucky Draw - 1. 4 x Tickets to Splashy Fen Music Festival 2020 / 2. R500 Mountain Brew Coffee Hamper / 3. R250 NUD Sports Voucher

Occupation:

Ryan Sandes: Trail Runner
Andrew "Fuzzy" van Rensburg: Events Organiser

About The Team:

Ryan: 37 year old Ryan Sandes is a local and international trail running sensation, competing on all corners of the globe. He was the first person to win all 4 races in the 4 Desert Series and in 2013 became the first person to ever win an ultra trail race on all 7 continents. In 2011, Ryan won the Leadville 100 miler mountain race in Leadville, Colorado, setting the 3rd fastest time in the history of the race and the fastest time by a non-American - it was his first 100 miler. He is an ambassador of the prestigious Laureus Foundation and special mention about his phenomenal career was made at the International Laureus Awards in Abu Dhabi.

Ryan’s biography, Trail Blazer, written by Steve Smit, was launched in English in 2016. In 2017 his book was translated into Spanish - the 2nd most spoken language on earth. What started out as a “passion project” turned into a best-selling book. One of his greatest victories was in 2017 when he won the Western States 100 known as the world’s oldest 100 miler.

At the beginning of 2018 Ryan and a friend, Ryno Griesel, set a new trail running record on a section of the Great Himalayan Trail through Nepal. An eye-watering time of 25 days 4 hours and 24 minutes was set on a combination of the high and cultural route on the GHT. A distance of 1 435km was covered, which the men ran virtually non-stop, climbing 63 721m in elevation gain which is the equivalent of climbing 7.5 Mount Everest’s. Ryan is a doting father to son Max, as well as their adopted fur-child, Thandi and he has been married to his actress/business-woman wife, Vanessa Haywood-Sandes for 5 years. People are inspired not only by Ryan’s athletic ability but also his humble and down-to-earth approach to life. He is a highly sought after motivational speaker and is considered one of the world’s leading ultra trail runners.

Andrew: Being based in Underberg, the trails and peaks of the Southern Drakensberg have been my training/play ground for some time now. They have provided me with endless adventures, taught me how to push myself beyond what I thought was possible and given me lifelong memories. Taking part in this years Rhino Peak Challenge is my small way to give back to this truly special place by raising much needed funds to conserve the vulture and crane populations that we share it with.

Personal / Sporting Achievements :

Ryan:
- 4 Desert Series Champion 2010
- Leadville 100 mile champion 2011
- First person to win an ultra on all 7 continents 2013
- Western States 100 mile champion 2017
- Great Himalaya Trail FKT with Ryno Griesel 2018

Andrew:
- My first Ultra Trail (SkyRun Lite 2013)
- My first 100km (Valley Run 2015)
- My first 100 miler (Addo Elephant 2016)
- Qualifying for Ultra Trail Mont Blanc
- Participating & Finishing UTMB (2017)

Reason for taking Challenge:

Ryan: The Rhino Peak Challenge is for a really important cause close to my heart. Being a new Dad I really want my son, Max to be able to show his children Rhino’s one day.

Andrew: Being based in Underberg, the trails and peaks of the Southern Drakensberg have been my training/play ground for some time now. They have provided me with endless adventures, taught me how to push myself beyond what I thought was possible and given me lifelong memories. Taking part in this years Rhino Peak Challenge is my small way to give back to this truly special place by raising much needed funds to conserve the vulture and crane populations that we share it with.

Company / Sponsors:

Ryan: Salomon, Red Bull, Axis House, Fury Ford Fourways, Oakley, Suunto
Andrew: Impi Concept Events, Splashy Fen Music Festival. NUD Sports, Mountain Brew Coffee

No. of pledges: 74

Total Raised: ZAR 33,755

Pledges for Salomon

Name / Company
Amount ZAR
Spurgeon Flemington
10
RunwithRyan Competition
15,097
Megaera Flemington (USA)
10
Freya Flemington
10
Brad Mitchell
50
Impi Concept Events
1,500
Encouragement & Geesh
100
Mel & Ann Watson
1,000
Stu & Kim
1,000
Sven Hagemann
200
Oliver Watson
100
Bronwen Flemington
10
van Rensburgs
1,000
THE JARDINES
500
Ivan Jonsson
10
Justin Elstob
500
Nic Franklin
50
Bronwen Flemington
50
Emily Lockhart
500
Andre du Toit
50
Kate stutterheim
100
Casey Wishart
300
Tao sykes
10
Shae Schwenk
35
Shae
10
Cara Henman
20
Jessica Le Roux
10
Carol Rudling
50
Tayla Louw
10
Darlene Taylor
50
Cora
100
Pia-Jaide Kurten
30
Mike & Sally
500
Ethan Coombe
30
Nicola Behrens
100
Garreth sparks
500
Catherine Schmuhl
50
Kevin Fraser
200
Byron Donkin
200
Semi Addison
200
Aj, Carla, Huddy & Em
400
Candice
200
Tyler
20
Isorabarry
600
Gregg mcdonagh
250
Rebecca ballance
38
Ed Barry
500
Owen gandar
100
Simon Berkeljon
200
Louise
300
Nigel Allen
50
Byron Watson
500
Allera scott
80
Michelle munn
10
Gabriel Davies
50
Shane Raw
50
Tanya Smith
100
Robyn
150
Ryan Baker
20
Guy Greyling
500
Jonathan Starmer
500
Simon
250
Sani Round Table
1,000
Wiggill
250
Jono van Rensburg
500
Antony Wannell
100
Justin and Heidi Watson
500
FTB Finance
500
Pegge family UK
75
The vennikers
500
SKA International
500
Kate Lockhart
400
Olga Thangavay
10
Justnmotion
300
Total Pledge Amount ZAR
33,755