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Course Checkpoints 2016

Course Checkpoints 2016

May 10th, 2016

13 course checkpoints will be visited by the team over the course of the days charge. These 13 have to be visited in any order in the short distance between 07:30 and 19:00. Course checkpoint locations will be posted here shortly before the race on the 29th, Sunday evening Kenya time subject to availability of Internet at the venue. Please check back here then and follow our progress the day of the race! Use the link on the front page of this website again pasted below; https://go.spidertracks.com/public/car17rhinorouge How to follow car on Spider Track[...]

The Car

Rhino Rouge Car 17 is a 1974 model short wheel base Landcruiser, with a 4200cc petrol engine. She was bought by Tanya Carr-Hartley twenty two years ago as it seemed like a useful vehicle to have around but she says that she always imagined that one day it would do the Rhino Charge. It sat in a garage for eight years, and then Tanya, six months pregnant decided it was time to do her up put the car to its first rhino charge run as Car Number 17! This was 2004. The car has competed in eleven events to date with an all girls team whose composition varies depending on whose having babies or is on safari or tied up with professional commitments. Also the boys “reserve team” has completed in one event and will return in 2016 for the latest edition. The team has won many awards in the event and is often well positioned in the final results:
  • 2004 – Tanya Church, Julie Church, Colleen Outram, Kerry Glen, Alex Bell and Lucy Darch – raised KES 795,000 and placed 33rd out of 61 entrants
  • 2005 – Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Julie Church, Colleen Outram, Kerry Glen and Lucy Darch – raised KES 1,625,000 and finished and placed 12th out of 57 entrants
  • 2006 – Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Julie Church, Mary Njonjo, Gemma Lawrence and Colleen Outram – raised KES 2,105,000 and placed 8th out of 53 entrants.
  • 2007 – Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Julie Church, Mary Njonjo, Gemma Lawrence and Colleen Outram – raised KES 2,550,000 and placed 15th out of 53 entrants
  • 2008 – Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Julie Church, Mary Njonjo, Gemma Lawrence and Colleen Outram – raised KES 2,010,000 and placed 25th out of 50 entrants
  • 2009 – Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Louise Leakey, Kim Greene, Alison Allport and Lucy Cook – raised total of KES 1,883,289.06, 21st out of 60 entrants.
  • 2010- Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Louise Leakey, Jo Carrol, Julie Church and Gemma Lawrence – raised 2,050,539/=
  • 2011- We missed this year unfortunately.
  • 2012- Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Louise Leakey, Jo Carrol, Julie Church and Gemma Lawrence -2,766,036/=
  • 2013- Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Louise Leakey, Jo Carrol, Julie Church and Gemma Lawrence – 2,209,230/= Won the unmodified category, Coupe de Dames and placed 17th out of 65 entrants.
  • 2014- David Carroll, Russel Neylan, Henry Sugden, Harry Milbank, Paul Nguru raised finsihed 16th overall and raised 1,251,460/=
  • 2015- Tanya Church, Helle Sejer-Hansen, Louise Leakey, Jo Carrol, Julie Church and Gemma Lawrence raised 2,051,595/=
  • 2016 – Tanya Church, David Carroll, Russell Neylan, Mort McCloy, Jonno Baker and Tonci Tadic . . In 2016 the car has undergone a major engine and vehicle overhaul with every component, nut and bolt removed and replaced to improve relaibility and competativeness whilst remaining in the Unmodified class.

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