2014 EVENTS

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President's Trophy Air Race - 30-31st May 2014

 

 

TV schedule for SuperSport.

 

26 June 18:30 SS8

27 June 06:00 SS8

27 June 22:30 SuperSport Select SA

30 June 00:30 SuperSport Select SA

30 June 10:00 SS8

1 July 08:00 SuperSport Select SA

1 July 17:00 SuperSport Select SA

2 July 23:00 SS8

3 July 13:30 SS8

3 July 23:00 SS8

 

Thursday breakfast stop at Noorsveld - Jansenville

 

The convoy en route to Gariep Dam

 

The chairman being "checked" at a roadblock

 

ZS2RT & ZS2RL - Early morning TP setup at Steynsburg

 

ZS2RL set up at Steynsburg on Friday

 

ZS2GRL arrives to help "spot" the planes

 

Early Friday morning - Colin ZR2CRS, Patrick and Jimmy set up the gazebo at De Aar airfield

 

De Aar all set up, now for breakfast...

 

 

ZS2NT, ZS2EA and team set up at Middelburg airfield on Friday

 

Saturday - Colin ZR2CRS, Patrick and Jimmy set up at Burgersdorp

 

Colin and Patrick waiting for action...

 

They stayed in a GIRLS hostel!!

 

Andrew ZS2G, Mandy ZS2AM, Ted ZS2TED relaxing at Steynsburg campsite after two hard days' work

 

Runway parking lot at Gariep HQ

 

The JOC team - Chris ZS2AAW, Trevor ZS2AE and Lionel ZS2DD

 

Flagpoles used for two HF folded dipoles. Comms room in the green-roofed building

 

Gariep Dam was not overflowing - pity.  Hydro Generation station on the RHS

 

 

 

 

 

Nanaga MTB Race - 10th May 2014

 

Event Route

 

ZS2RL set up at Waterpoint 2

 

ZS2RL's point of view

 

Service with a smile

 

off to Waterpoint 3...

 

 

Ironman - 6th April 2014

Comments from Paul Wolff, Ironman race director:

Hi All
I would like to thank you all from my side, you are a critical part of the events success.
Regards
Paul

 

ZS2AAW set up at Mount Pleasant

 

The aid station crew at Lake Farm - "SMILE..." (ZS2RL)

 

Leaders arrive at Lake Farm...

 

...to an energetic 150dB welcome!

 

True sportsmanship - a retired lady competitor helps another gent out with a front wheel!

 

Amazing racer

 

Another amazing racer

 

Uphill slog...

 

...with a little rest and sustenance reward

 

ZS2ECH and ZS2IW at Schoonies

ZS2IW wrote:

It was that time of the year again… Ironman…. Always fun. This year was no different.. we are always glad when we get our normal posse at Schoenies.. for one thing we have the use of a delightful little guest cottage to use as bathroom facilities for the day - thanks Brad. The locals always turn out in fair numbers to clap and call support as the riders take that very sharp corner… interesting to see the different techniques… some start braking already at the start of the downhill when they come around the corner - others accelerate and go hell for leather around the corner looking like some sleep toned animal… others sedately take the corner and then they all start pedalling like mad again onwards towards Willows…. The wind was bad at times and the sun really baked us into a frazzle but it was all worthwhile. We had one casualty - guy was just plain exhausted and was taken away in an ambulance… the other a girl had a flat tyre - we of course could not help her and it is really hard when she struggles to change her tyre - your normal human instinct just wants to help.. she was virtually in tears when, by chance a technical van arrived and helped her - she still had 1.5 hours to the cut-off so hopefully she made it. We were as usual quite well prepared and had enough food to feed an army. We put up the big antenna and Eric's big radio as our handhelds have no signal there. Here and there we could not quite catch some stations but all in all good reception. The only real problem was near the end with the traffic and the traffic cops that decided they only get paid until 4 so they only work until 4. All in all it was a day well spent.

ZS2ECH Proudly PEARS

 

"Round the bend!"

 

ZS2AFB on Marine Drive

 

...ready for the late night

 

 

 

Herald MTB Race - 1st February 2014

Comment from the organiser (via twitter): 
Brad Jackson
Thanks Tony Allen, aka Mr JOC. You and the team from PEARS did an amazing job once again on the MTB as well as the road race.

 

ZS2AAW, ZR2CRS & Jimmy, ZS2ECH & ZS2IW camping at Hayterdale farm

 

Preparing for the Friday evening braai

 

ZS2RL - stuck in the bushes with antenna set up, at "Crossing"

 

First riders arrive at the "Crossing" waterpoint (ZS2RL)

 

A novel use for an animal's water trough - not surprising in the Addo heat!

 

Chivalry is dead!!! 
Janet, the "pretty one" is very generous with her help!?!

 

ZR2CRS - "Radio Marshal" at "Farm Bottom"

 

ZR2CRS encourages the competitors

 

"Yes, its THAT way!"

 

ROADBLOCK!!!  TURN RIGHT!!      ZS2AAW in position

 

BRAKES.....

 

Herald Road Race - 2ndt February 2014

ZS2RL, volunteer and XYL Mel enjoying coffee and muffins for breakfast

 

ZS2RL captures the lead pack's arrival at Lake Farm water point

 

Lake Farm residents eagerly setting up the water point

 

 

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