Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wartrail press release C Crewdson

One of the awesome downhills on the War Trail

Pennypinchers AR Team gets behind Sterreweg

Having very successfully organised its own Trail Run in January this year at Kurland Polo, the Pennypinchers Adventure Racing Team has also taken the step to raise further funds for the Sterreweg School when it introduces its second event to the Plett sports scene over Easter.
The team has been involved with the wonderful work of Sterreweg when James “Lettuce” Stewart raised funds in 2010 taking on the Otter – African Trail Run presented by Hi-Tec. The team is extremely fortunate to have the ability to enjoy all that the Garden Route can offer when it comes to getting “out-there” and it is only fitting that those less fortunate and do not have the freedom to hike, run or paddle in this adventure play ground, are the ones to benefit.

The team has set itself a challenging first 6 months for 2011, by organising and participating in a varied mix of races. As this goes to print the team will have returned from the gruelling Garmin Wartrail. Set in the Witteberg Mountains on the Orange River, neighbouring Lesotho, the Wartrail involves a 65 km mountain run - much at altitudes above 2700m, this is followed up with a 135 km MTB leg and finally finishes with a 65 km paddle on the Orange River to end in Aliwal North.

The Pennypinchers Adventure Racing Team is also blooding in new talent with founder member Chris Crewdson committed to a number of business projects that will preclude him from joining the team after the Wartrail. “ The team has managed to achieve a perfect balance and being able to tap into the strength and international experience of Jeanette Walder, who is the female member of the team - I am extremely excited to see the squad take itself to the next level with the rock solid base that James “Lettuce” Stewart and Jeff Wilcocks have continually proven over the years – this is a team to watch, especially come May when they take on the African Expedition 500km Adventure Race near Hermanus.” Commented Crewdson.

Get behind the team as they get behind supporting the Sterreweg School. For more information see

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