Tuesday , 20 August 2019

MUMS AT THE EPIC – STAGE 4

Stage 4 at the Absa Cape Epic felt like we experienced four seasons in one day. Fresh start with drizzle, windy and sunny, hot and humid, and now the rain. Despite this all the mums today were making the most of being in this privileged environment.

Mum supporting the Epic: Joretha Kruger and her pooch where busy preparing for the arrival of their rider Alex Kruger and his partner Robert Kitching – Team 193. Alex is riding in his 8th Epic and Joretha supports him 100% of the way. Joretha is a mum of two boys aged 13 and 16. The eldest is adament that he wants to do the Epic with his dad. They are from Belville, so logistically supporting and doing the Epic is not too much of a challenge.

Mum working at the Epic: We managed to pin a very busy Lise Ackermann down for two minutes to have a quick chat. Lise, from Cape Town, is a mum of an 18-year-old daughter. She rushes around the Woolworths recovery zone making sure the various stations are stocked and ready to meet every rider’s recovery needs.
Woolworth invites employees to be part of their Epic crew, and you can see by her smile that she is perfect to welcome the weary riders. The highlights for Lisa are when the riders are appreciative of the support and being able to bring a smile to the riders’ faces.

Mums riding the Epic: I, personally, truly admire any mum that can ride the Epic and these two are no different.
Johannesburg-based Teresa Coetzee (Team 79-1), a mum of two boys age 10 and 13 years, is riding in her fourth Epic. She says the only way she is able to do this is because her husband doesn’t ride and she has an amazing support system at home.
Teammate (79-2) Bonny Swanepoel, is riding her 11th Epic. Bonny has an adult daughter and has been a single mother since her daughter was four years old. I could only dream of having her amount of enthusiasm and energy at the start of the day, never mind on the finish line.
They both agreed that today was a fabulous day, but stage 3 was their favourite thus far. As far as training goes, they don’t ride outdoors much together, but do manage to co-ordinate their WattBike sessions.

 

 

 

 

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