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THAMAR CLARK

Nickname: Posh

Age: 31

Self-given Unogwaja Title: Executive
Director of Ideas

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About me: I am a Digital
Editor at Women’s Health in Cape
Town. I love running because there is no better way to feel free, be inspired,
enjoy nature and feel the vibe of a city. The endorphins help, too! I am a
dreamer, adventure freak and digital whiz. I have just completed a 5 500km
cycle tour through Asia. The treatiest thing about me is that I am a dreamer! My
favourite quotes are: “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find
out how far one can go…” (T.S. Eliot) and “All people dream, but not
equally… the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they dream with
their eyes open and make them come true.” (Lawrence of Arabia)

 

Goals:

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To inspire others to live life to the full.

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To enjoy even the small moments in life.

 

Charity I support: The Sports
Trust – SMS race 694 to 42030 to
donate R30 to Thamar’s cause.

 

RICHARD CLARK

Nickname: Becks

Age: 34

Self-given Unogwaja Title:
Uphillrunner

 

About me: I am a freelance
3D animator from Cape Town. My sports are road running, trail running, road
cycling and mountain biking, because it’s my medicine. I love it! I am an
adventurer and competitive athlete who is always up for a new challenge. The
treatiest thing about me is I am the house husband. My favourite quotes are: “Some
people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” and
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t
do than by the ones you did do. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)

 

Goals:

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To run a sub-3-hour marathon.

 

Charity I support: The Starfish Foundation – SMS race 672 to 42030 to donate R30 to
Richard’s cause.

DAVID WILLIAMSON

Nickname: Ginger
Wizard

Age: 33

Self-given Unogwaja Title: The Tan
Line

 

About me: I work in sport
event/travel management. My sport is hockey: I do my best to get in the way of
fast-moving hockey balls, because it’s surprisingly rewarding! I get to wear
cool kit and I get to do daft things on a daily basis. I have great teammates
and great times. I am a little bit eclectic and have lots of random interests.
The treatiest thing about me is literally my ability to consume vast amounts of
treats! My favourite quotes are: “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You
don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.” (Greg
Henderson) and “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to
stop me.” (Ayn Rand)

 

Goals:

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Take in and enjoy every moment, even the suffering
during this year’s Unogwaja.

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Finish the Unogwaja Challenge!

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Find more adventures to take along the way rather than
just watch them on the Discovery Channel.

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Work towards an Ironman in 2014/15.

 

Charity I support: Wildands –
SMS race 682 to 42030 to donate R30
to David’s cause.

 

MIRANDA SYMONS

Nickname: M

Age: 34

Self-given Unogwaja Title: Comrades
Queen

 

About me: I am a physiotherapist
from Cape Town. My sport is running (and cycling and swimming and playing
hockey!) because I love the feeling of pushing my body and seeing how far it
can go. Running is my favourite sport, mostly because I run with very cool
people – runners are awesome! I absolutely love Comrades! It is my favourite
day of the year. The treatiest thing about me is no matter how far, long or
deep the sporting challenge is, I smile the whole way through it. My favourite
quotes are: “Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. The rest will take care of
itself.” (Michael Jordan) and “Toughen up, buttercup.”

 

Goals:

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To run 10 Comrades Marathons and get my permanent
number (53177).

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To inspire people to follow their sporting dreams and
achieve more than they thought possible.

 

Charity I support: The Pink
Drive – SMS race 712 to 42020 to
donate R30 to Miranda’s cause.

All information and images supplied by Nutreats and extracted from their
#TreatyProfile Unogwaja edition weekly features. To find out more about the
weekly profiles and the Unogwaja Challenge 2013 Team, go to
www.nutreats.co.za.

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