Submitted by Deenie on Thu, 27/06/2013 - 9:18am
“The best laid plans of mice and men…..” and the secret of “Wyrley-ism" by Jim Musto
Submitted by Deenie on Thu, 27/06/2013 - 8:53am
Time magazine published an article on May 20th, 2013 on the generation that is born around the Milennium and called them the 'Me Me Me Generation.' This is the generation that Joel Stein describes as lazy, entitled, selfish, self-centered, shallow, narcissistic, developmentally stunted, materialistic, techno-addictive, entitled, full of unmerited self-esteem and over-confidence, set up to be disappointed in life, hating the banality of everyday existence and craving fame and recognition.(Loosely quoted) Ouch.
Submitted by Quest on Tue, 04/06/2013 - 8:14am
Leading up to this race I was not expecting to finish, as I had never done any type of physical event like this in my life. Once we started no one really knew what we were about to accomplish in the next couple of days. The first leg was one of the longest but was also very enjoyable as we were all still full of energy. Once we reached the paddling part of the event I knew that times were about to get real as I am not the greatest on a kayak in the world. We were out there battling the water for 5 hours witch felt like years.
Submitted by Quest on Tue, 04/06/2013 - 8:09am
Team Wallace began the race competitively; we managed to place ourselves first and second in the first two days of the course respectively. On these two days, we gave it our all and everyone showed true grit to accomplish these standings. However, all this hard pushing eventually caught up to one of the team members, James, whom had defied everyone’s expectations of what he was capable of doing up to that point, and unfortunately had to call it a day due to an injury at the start of the third day.
Submitted by Quest on Mon, 03/06/2013 - 6:24pm
“Pushing the boundary’s known to Quest men” - The race started on Tuesday 28th May at 6am at Quest Africa. It was an early start for all of us and no one knew of what was about to come. Leg 1 was a 68km cycle from Quest to the Southwell road where we would start our leg 2 which was a 17km paddle on the Kariega River. The lads were pushing themselves as much as possible to end day 1 but when we arrived in Kenton we still had a 7,5 walk/run to Kasouga where we spent the night in comfy beds.
Submitted by Quest on Mon, 03/06/2013 - 11:14am
Day 1 - It was an early start for everyone on Tuesday morning , all the quest boys were eager on starting the epic race. We were all waiting in the dark at the start line ready to begin with Sheila as the start lady (minus the bikini). When the race was under way we were already pushing up the first hill which was barely even 5km into the race. Our team had a miserable start with Murray having a puncture 10 minutes into the race , which put us at the back of the group in an early stage of the race.
Submitted by Quest on Mon, 03/06/2013 - 9:00am
Looking back on what we accomplished, I can feel nothing but pride for my comrades, Kegan Harrison, Stof Taylor and Wihaan DeGraaf for how we pulled together and united as a team. Admittedly I was filled with much apprehension at the start, we were standing at the edge of a pit full of the daunting unknown and unrelenting fear, materialized as dull pain in the stomach. Fortunately during the course of the race I found the pit to diminish as the distance covered increased.
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 12:10pm
Getting back from bush camp was a huge relief and what followed was an exciting few days. Soon after we got back and used to a bed & showers, we went to Port Alfred to get our scuba diving licenses. We camped behind the shop where we had lectures and learned all about the does and don’ts when diving. But the real fun came on the days we went diving. The first dive was so scary but also so exciting. Once you reached the bottom, you are so busy worrying about what is keeping you alive to actually take in what is happening. That all changed on the second
Submitted by Quest on Thu, 07/03/2013 - 11:49am
Our recent trips to bush camp help many exiting opportunities and experiences that we all grabbed with both hands. We enjoyed the challenges that were laid out before us as much as we could. I was fortunate in that I was given the unique opportunity to hunt and shoot my first buck.
Submitted by Deenie on Wed, 06/03/2013 - 9:31am
What have we been up to since we began a month ago? The simple and short answer is "a lot" ; the long answer would take too long. We are busy and am sure, so are you. I have been thinking about time and how it seems to have shrunk as our schedules have grown. We rush from one thing to another and there is seldom time for the unscheduled moments that often produce the magic in life. We even drink tea quickly which is a grave sign.