NAIROBI, Kenya, June 6 – The crew of Mark Glen/Bryn Llewellyn mastered the Tugen Hill rugged terrain to bag their second Rhino Charge victory in three years.
They managed a distance of 42.2km more than the straight line distance of just under 30km in the event that ran on Friday at Yatya.
“This was an outstanding achievement considering the extremely rugged rock strewn steep hill sided course,” said Clerk of the Course, Anton Levitan.
Of the 65 registered entrants, 58 were flagged off where 22 completed all 13 guard posts.
Two entrants were forced to withdraw as their vehicles were held up due to severe shipping delays in Durban port.
In a tough contest at the gauntlet, Car 22 of Gray Cullen took the first position with a distance of 1.91km with Manee Choda of Car 6 with a distance of 1.97km in second as Glen of Car 48 (2.04km) finished third.
Best-placed overseas entrant was Peter Castle of Car 14 with a distance of 46.6km and placed 20th overall in the event.
Castle’s team was awarded the Spirit of the Charge trophy for bringing their car from Zambia to compete in the event.
Castle is the founder of Zambia’s Elephant Charge modelled on the Rhino Charge.
Tiger Line 2 was won by Sean Avery in Car 38 covering a distance of 2.5km.
The three all ladies teams delivered strong performances with Caroline Armstrong of Car 18 winning the Chris Nicklin Coupe des Dames award by finishing all 13 guard posts with a distance of 61.4km.
This year’s Charge raised a record Sh77.311m for the event, topping last year’s Sh72.540m.
Car 5 of Alan McKittrick who was placed 5th overall in the event scooped the prestigious Victor Ludorum trophy after emerging the highest fund raiser.