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Fluidlines is proud to be sponsors of Shonee Cornelissen and her partner in her quest to tackle her first Robben Island Escape Swim who aims to raise funds for the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players Fund. Shonee Cornelissen and Ryan Stramrood will be tackling the Robben Island Escape Swim in the upcoming month of December. This will be Shoneé’s 1st Robben Island crossing and Ryan’s 113th, who currently holds the record for the most crossings to date. In the April Newsletter, it stated that Achmat Hassiem would have completed the swim with Shoneé but due to unforeseen circumstances, Achmat is unable to...

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  Shonee Cornelissen and Achmat Hassiem will be tackling the Freedom Swim on Saturday 4 April. They have decided to tackle this challenge in aid of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund (AKA The Players’ Fund). The Players’ Fund supports rugby players in SA who sustain serious and life-changing injuries on the field. Shonee and Achmat have set up a Givengain page (http://bit.ly/2SfNjUc) with the intention of raising R20K for this charity which is commemorating 40 years of service to rugby in 2020. Donors can simply click the link and follow the prompts and also keep up to date...

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IRONMAN African Championship 2018Race ReportGavin Bell The IRONMAN African Championship held in Port Elizabeth on the 15th April 2018 was the 3rd full Ironman I had competed in. This time round I found that I had gone through a lot more of an emotional journey with having to fight off feelings of doubt, incredible lack of motivation at times, wondering what on earth was I thinking for doing 3 insane distances in one day, learning to curb my anger in the swimming pool, and there were those times of sheer bliss where everything was going well. Luckily 10 days before...

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Race Report – IRONMAN 70.3 DubaiGavin Bell - Race #4052 February 2018 Two years ago a friend said I should join her at Ironman 70.3 Dubai. My immediate response was that she must be crazy, and totally out of her mind. After all, who would want to go to Dubai…it’s hot…it’s in a desert…and it must be as boring as hell.  It was anything but that. Ironman 70.3 Dubai was held on the 2nd of Feb, which is the ideal time to have a race there, as it is their winter. The ambient temperature was 20°C for race day, with...

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Race Report – IRONMAN African ChampionshipGavin Bell - Race #1180 2 April 2017 They say it’s all about the journey; it’s about patience, believing in the program and allowing it all to come together on race day.  This was my 2nd IRONMAN, and it exposed me to a whole new way of training compared to my first IRONMAN in 2015 when I had my own time, being able to wake up at a normal time of 7h00 and start training at 9h00 was certainly the more civilised way to train.  2017 on the otherhand brought a whole new dimension and...

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