26 October 2013

What a turn out! Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored and supported our first ever Kart Challenge.

Friday night it was bucketing down and I was seriously stressed that it would be raining on Saturday. Thank goodness my prayers were answered….no rain. 8:30 arrived and most of the competitors were there. A debrief was held and then each team had 30 minutes to familiarize themselves with their machines and the track, before the serious racing started.

We had 10 teams all in search of victory. After an hour and thirty minutes racing there was not much separating first to third. There were a few mishaps, accidents and breakdowns which hampered some teams. The competition was fierce from all and not just the men also some of the women participating. Victory finally went to Team Speed, closely followed by Top Gear and Crawford Aces. Well done!

A most enjoyable day out, raising further awareness of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE and also some funds. Final figure should be around R13000.

A special thanks go out to the following:
Sponsors of prizes and gifts
Techworks – http://www.techworks.co.za/
Casalinga Restaurant – http://www.casalinga.co.za/
Emerald Risk Transfer – http://www.emeraldsa.co.za/
Turn and Tender Steakhouse – http://turnntender.co.za/new/
Trappers Trading Sandton – http://www.trappers.co.za/#
Norton Rose Fulbright – http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/za/
Des Watson
Chris Potter

Corporate teams who participated:
JLT Insurance Brokers – http://www.jltgroup.co.za/
Norton Rose Fulbright – http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/za/
Crawford Loss Adjusters – http://www.crawfordandcompany.co.za/node/5
Cunningham Lindsey Loss Adjusters – http://www.cunninghamlindsey.com/en-GB/za
Kindle Technologies – http://www.kindle.co.za/

Special mention should go to Chris Potter who has been the driving force and big supporter of this event. Thank you Chris, I owe you.

Also need to mention everyone at Emerald who assisted us in so many ways. Thank you.

Finally thank you to my wonderful wife Carla, who was committed to make a success of the event, even though she had initial doubts. Thank you ml.

Check out all the photographs. Follow the link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tp8y1842eob4ybq/U1ADaJBwQt?n=131011476

So who’s up for a challenge next year?