Winners of Expedition Africa 2016.
Just before 08h00 on Monday, South Africa’s elite adventure racing team Sanlam Painted Wolf
crossed the finish line in fourth place at the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championship (ARWC),
producing the best results for a South African team.
Endurance athletes and Sanlam Wealthsmiths™ have a lot in common. Both are meticulous planners with a natural instinct to chase incremental improvements. Both know the value of a sound strategy and the importance of staying its course. They face decisions with conviction. They know when to be bold and when to be cautious. This is why Sanlam has chosen to sponsor Team Painted Wolf in the Adventure Racing World Championships 2016.
Team Sanlam Painted Wolf is an elite South African Expedition Racing Team
aiming for a podium finish at the Adventure Racing Wolrd Championships
while at the same time raising awareness and funds needed to protect South African Painted Wolves.
What is the aim of Team Sanlam Painted Wolf?
What is the Adventure Racing World Championships
and What can you expect from the course in Australia?
Why "painted wolf"?
We are looking for sponsors to help us achieve our dream of winning ARWC 2016!
Highlight of Expedition Africa 2016
We would just like to take a moment to thank all our generous sponsors. Without them, none of this could happen.
SANLAM and Team Sanlam Painted Wolf have something in common. Both are using the principle of “aggregation of marginal gains” as defined by David Brailsford (Manager Team Sky). If you aim for a 1% margin for improvement in everything you do, those small gains would add up to remarkable improvement.
The local Featherbed Company has supported Team Sanlam Painted Wolf from the world "go". The Featherbed Company gives visitors to the Garden Route an 'Unforgettable, Natural, Real’ experience on the Knysna lagoon' - be it on board of the luxurious Catamaran, the Paddle Cruiser or one of the other ferries that take you across to the beautiful privately owned Featherbed Nature Reserve on the Western Head.
With Squirt products Team Sanlam Painted Wolf will be well "lubricated" be it on foot or on their bikes. Squirt is a chain lubricant for cycling. It lubricates better, stays on the chain longer and keeps the chain clean. Squirt Barrier Balm is a protective balm that forms an invisible microfilm on your skin. Squirt Barrier Balm is the ideal chaffng and protection balm for long races.
Mitchell’s Brewery was started in 1983 in Knysna by Lex Mitchell. Lex Mitchell was a man ahead of his time, who loved the ocean, the forests of Knysna and especially good beer. These elements inspired him to start brewing his own beer that would represent the uniqueness of the region where it originated from.
Fluid Kayaks is a South African company that manufactures kayaks for every occasion, be it fishing, whitewater, hydrospeed or recreation. As the preferred supplier of kayaks to Expedition Africa, Fluid Kayaks are proud to be associated with Team Sanlam Painted Wolf, South Africa’s Adventure Racing Champions.
Knysna entrepreneurs with an international vision supported Team Sanlam Painted Wolf from the start on all levels. SteadiDrone designs, develops and manufactures advanced small unmanned aerial systems, widely used in many different fields, applications and industries across the globe. Their products offer best-in-class features, performance and affordability along with the best looks in the business.
Salomon are the undisputed leaders when it comes to mountain sports progression and product development. Salomon are innovation and design leaders who seek to help athletes of all skill levels achieve peak performance with every product they bring to market. Team Sanlam Painted Wolf will be kitted with the best gear that there is on the market.
Adventure is in their genes - they support Team Sanlam Painted Wolf because they love adventure! Whether you are a first-time adventurer or have loads of experience with abseiling and Canyoning - the Africanyon team makes your AfriCanyon experience filled with great fun, safe and comfortable.
Training for AR requires a huge amount of workout and training. Jenina from Wholelistix and her fantastic Wholelistix massages help the team to recover quickly. Jenina has developed her techniques based on her somatology background mixed with experience and her own participation in sport. She provides athletes with the same attention and care that they put into their fitness.
ChiroLife is an inspiring wellness based family chiropractic practice in Knysna. Brett has been vital to John and Mark to keep their spines and nerves "in line". ChiroLife chiropractors aim to find and correct any disturbances in the spine and nerves that are interfering with the flow of information that normally allows your body to be healthy and heal itself.
From the trusted leader of energy on the run, GU Sports Drink gets straight to the point, hydration – reducing fatigue, muscle cramps and lactic acid, without artificial colouring, excess sugar, sticky sweet additives that make sports drinks difficult to stomach. Intentionally mild, with natural flavours for sweetness, GU Sports Drink puts the focus where it should be – on the finish line.
PHONE: +27 724 360 707
ADDRESS: TH 30, Knysna 6571, South Africa
PO Box 1225, Knysna 6570, South Africa