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My 12x12 CHALLENGE 2022

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AND NOW FOR Race2Cradock  and Race2Willowmore 

I have spent the greater part of my life entering challenge after challenge. So I decided to do something meaningful: At least one extreme challenge per month over 12 months. And sponsor young women endurance development athletes while I do it.

I chose the challenges because of their mix of extreme tests and endurance. 

I would love your support.

It is going to be tough. I will try my very best. If I fail, I will get up and try again.

My 12x12 Challenge started in January 2022,

  • Everesting Run/Walk challenge on Westcliff Steps Johannesburg. 15 January 2022.  COMPLETED!! 177 flights in 28 hours 4 minutes. No sleep. 60km and 8848m ascent.

  • Dusi River Canoe Challenge. 18-21 February 2022. COMPLETED!! Despite the canoe breaking in half on the last day. We dragged the canoe almost 30km to officially finish the Dusi.  I am thankful to Sharenet for their sponsorship.  

  • Race2Cradock: 18 March 2022.

  • Race2Willowmore. 24 March 2022.

  • Iron Man Port Elizabeth: 3 April 2022.

  • The Hour Endurance Challenge 2022. 30 April -2 May 2022.  Start a new 10 km cycling lap every hour on the dot for as many times as you can.  The deadline is 60 hours. 

  • Freedom Challenge Extreme Triathlon Challenge. June 2022. - July 2022 including:

    • Unofficial Comrades Marathon route: 12 June 2022.

    • Race Across South Africa: 13 June 2022. About 20 days.

    • Berg River Canoe Marathon: 6 July 2022.

  • 13 peaks challenge,  Table Mountain. August, 2022.  Or Comrades Marathon on 28 August 2022.

  • Rowing 100km on an indoor rowing ergometer. September 2022.

  • Robben Island Open Water swim. October 2022.

  • Drakensberg Grand Traverse (DGT). 1-6 November 2022.

  • The Munga: 30 November - 5 December 2022.

  • Cape Point Challenge: Surfski 18 December 2022.

16 CHALLENGES IN 12 MONTHS - A FIRST IN SOUTH AFRICA

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THANK YOU for your support during my #EverestingChallenge  in January at the #Westcliffsteps in Johannesburg and your support during #Dusi..

I am preparing for my next challenge, in March, mountain biking: the Race2Cradock and R2Willowmore. I am delighted that Sharenet will be sponsoring these two events. I will be joined by Omphile Martha Motaung for the R2W. It will be the first time that a black woman will be riding on the Freedom Trail and participating in a Freedom Challenge event. Martha and I will be riding the Cape Cycle Tour on Sunday 13 March as a training ride..  

My live instagramfeed @be.ing.ingrid follows below.

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INSTAGRAM : @BE.ING.INGRID

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Nick Hamman interviews Ingrid. Bibi is about to embark on an endurance challenge of her own...

I have established a backabuddy page to raise funds to enter development athletes into iconic South African endurance events. I would love your support: #1step@atime or #1challenge@atime.

If you are a corporate sponsor, I would be delighted to talk to you... or even do motivational talks for your teams.

Please reach out directly via the contact page

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I HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK:
'IF THE CLEAT FITS' 

AND IF YOU THOUGHT IT SOUNDS RACY... IT IS!

FULL OF MY ADVENTURES ON THE RACE TO RHODES.

If the Cleat Fits tells the real-life story of my adventures while participating in Race to Rhodes, an extreme, non-stop, self-navigational, mountain bike race from Pietermaritzburg to Rhodes (Eastern Cape). A journey of 500 kms,  it takes place in mid-winter, through some of the most spectacular, mountains, forests and grasslands of South Africa, connecting with remote communities.

The escapades described in the book are based on real-life situations that occurred over two separate Races to Rhodes some years back.

As with most adventures, real and almost-real, this particular one was sparked by the pursuit of love. Were my romantic interests fulfilled? Well, you will just have to read the book to answer that question.

'IF THE CLEAT FITS':
READERS' REVIEWS

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Hilarious. Irreverent. Inspirational.

As rapid and raucous a read as the final downhill straight on the Race to Rhodes. Racier actually. And funnier.

I can’t get enough...And I can’t wait for the sequel!

A contemporary feminist treatise advocating fitness, health and self-belief... But just so funny.

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Brave, tenacious and wickedly witty, Ingrid’s self-effacing commentary belies a fierce intellect and a deep commitment not only to extreme personal challenges, but, more significantly, to community  upliftment - through health-focused interventions.

READ MY BLOG

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