Hermannsburg Happenings

2016-02-10 06:00
Wolfgang Rommelspacher, Günther Köhne of the HMB School Trust team with deputy head boy, Rupert Meyer (middle).

Wolfgang Rommelspacher, Günther Köhne of the HMB School Trust team with deputy head boy, Rupert Meyer (middle).

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AN African proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Well, it takes a school community to put on a successful Mudman. Many months of preparation and hard work paid off, and last Saturday the aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman - the first in this year’s prestigious Mudman series - was again unforgettable and outstanding.

The family multi-sport event attracted many athletes, who brought along family and friends to support and share the day with.

Events started with the Spur Mudskipper Adventure for preschoolers up to U12s. About 150 children took part, proud parents accompanying the youngest ones while the older children braved the course on their own. In the afternoon, athletes of all ages and abilities enjoyed the main events.

The running and cycling routes took the athletes through the beautiful Boskom Mondi forest - the course was praised by athletes as one of the most picturesque and challenging in the Mudman series. Our sponsors pulled out all the stops to support the day and the winning athletes walked off with wonderful prizes.

Snacks and meals were available throughout the day. A big thank you to the staff and school family, who worked tirelessly and hard behind the scenes to make the day a success. A jumbo thank you to the athletes, their supporters and especially to our generous sponsors and prize donors.

Shelley Higgo won the Mudman Trophy (full-distance swim, run, cycle) in the ladies division, followed by Sarah Gray, and Darryn Purtell won the men’s Mudman Trophy, followed by Travers Pellew.

In the canoeing section, Michael Hay and Maritza Erasmus were the winners in the full-distance events. Wembley College won the primary schools challenge, while Voortekker Hoërskool A Team won the high schools challenge.

The HMB School Trust team won the corporate challenge and the board challenge. More results can be viewed on the school website at www.hermannsburg.co.za/mudman

Photograph caption:

16news13.jpg Wolfgang Rommelspacher and Günther Köhne of the HMB School Trust team with Deputy Head Boy Rupert Meyer.

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