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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[...]

Jo Carroll

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In 2009 Jo moved to Kenya with her husband David and girls Lily and Molly. Since moving to Kenya Jo has been involved in various enterprises and currently runs a small operation selling Kanga bags, bags made from recycled materials and various other crafty type items. Jo was born in 1971 in Woodbridge, England. She schooled Amberfield girls school where on completion she nannied and included spending 6 months in Romania looking after impoverished orphans. For 15 years Jo ran the family business, Read more [...]

Gemma Lawrence

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Gemma was born in 1982 and daughter to a safari guide, was brought up as a barefooted bush ‘toto’ in Kenya. She was sent to boarding school in the United Kingdomat an ealry age, hardening her up for the real world. She competed to a high level in hockey throughout school and university fuelling her competitive and team spirit.   Gemma gained numerous geographical skills during her Geography BSc course at Edinburgh University (including colouring in maps!). She is married to Read more [...]

Julie Church

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Front Runner Julie Johnstone (nee Church) was born in Nairobi and is one of the world’s experts on coral fish. She has dedicated her career to the ocean and its issues over the past 15 years. Born and brought up in Kenya visiting the coast, going on safaris and riding and hiking on the family farm in the Rift Valley, Julie developed a love for the natural environment. She followed this passion became a marine conservationist and recently established a socio-eco recycling enterprise producing Read more [...]

Helle Sejer-Hansen

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I lived Africa for the first fourteen years of my life - Kenya, The Gambia and Liberia. My later education I completed in Surrey and also the University in London (UCL) where I read Modern European Studies. Here I played Women’s Rugby was very involved in university sports.   My professional life includes working for the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) organising student level sporting. In additions, I trained and practiced as a recruitment consultant at Angela Mortimer Read more [...]

Tanya Carr-Hartley

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Captain and Driver Tanya was born in Kenya in 1971, and educated in Kenya until the age of 16 when she went on to complete her studies at Exeter University in Fine art and English. Tanya then returned to Kenya after her studies to work for various art galleries and then on a private ranch where, with her husband, they turned their creative skills into building. They have since built many private homes and lodges together, including their own. In the last 7 years they set up their own safari Read more [...]

Louise Leakey

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The 3rd generation of Leakey palaeoanthropologists, Louise was born and raised in Kenya spending much of her childhood in the deserts of northern Kenya,  uncovering clues of our past. Educated both in Kenya and in the United Kingdom, she completed her PhD at University College London in 2001. Currently she is a Research Assistant Professor at University of Stony Brook and a Director of the Turkana Basin Institute, a privately funded research facility for paleaoanthropological research with Read more [...]

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