Change a life Paddling:
CAL sent a team to Gauteng’s premiere canoe race – two day Vaal Canoe Marathon which was also the SA K2 River Marathon Champs.
Good results from our budding juniors:
Mpilo/Nkosi – placed 3rd in U18 juniors when they are still U/16
Jabulani/Msiya – 3rd U16
Eric Zondi paddled with Andy Birkett – 3rd overall
Junior CAL Mthobisi Cele paddled with Michael Mbanjwa – 7th overall
Lucas/Mmeli – 8th overall
Unfortunately Khumbulani/Syanda swam and end up 4th juniors.

Two weeks later the CAL Zulus paddled Kzn’s biggest one day race – Ozzie Gladwin.
The race was very tough and very fast!
Bumping/fighting for position on the 8km paddle on Inanda Dam and the 2km portage over Albert Falls Dam wall to 16km river paddle.
CAL Eric/Andy came 2nd overall.
Lucas/Mmeli – 8th
Mthobisi/Damon – 9th and 1st Juniors.
Kwanda/Zonele – 17th
U/16 paddlers Mpilo/Nkosi paddled excellently to place in top 30 overall.

RMB Change a Life Cycling:
The RMB CAL Zulus turned a lot of heads, when they placed incredibly high in the 45km Hola Trail Mtb race, although only a local race on the North Coast.
John Ntuli – 3rd
Sizwe – 4th
Thembane – 5th
Stembiso – 6th
Bongumusa, Vela and Sabelo made it into the top 25. Mboneni unfortunately couldn’t ride due to still recovering from his Hill 2 Hill Mtb crash.
From the feedback received from the RMB corporate cycle event hosted in the Valley of a 1000 Hills, it was a great success. RMB did their own bookings and outsourced the catering, so myself and the RMB CAL Zulus guided them on spectacular trails in the valley.

CAL Running:
The Schools running was put on hold due to this being an important exam month.
However organising for the last CAL Inter schools X-Country champs is in full swing, which takes place at Nagle Dam on the 7th of December.

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