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Souma ready for IMPI Challenge

Charl Souma

Charl Souma

Two-time New Balance IMPI Challenge Cape Town winner, Charl Souma (Claremont) is hoping to continue his winning streak this time in the North West Province when he takes on the New Balance IMPI Challenge at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm in Hartbeespoort on Saturday, 06 April 2013.

According to Souma, his desire for adventure is what led him to the New Balance IMPI Challenge.  “I was looking for an adventure that would take me out of my comfort zone, but would still be safe and enjoyable.  I enjoy the challenge that the event poses to me as an individual, and I love the atmosphere that is created by all participants.  The best way to describe the IMPI Challenge to newcomers is to compare it to when we were children and how much fun we had playing in the park, running, jumping, rolling and crawling.  The IMPI Challenge is like that, except way more fun and much more difficult.  I am not the fastest or strongest athlete, but I possess a good balance between running ability and physical strength, this is exactly what the IMPI Challenge demands.   I have won the IMPI Elite race in Cape Town for the past two consecutive years.  The title of IMPI Elite Champion is a prestigious title to hold.  Seeing as I have already defended my title in Cape Town, I would like to be able to boast that I have also challenged for it in Gauteng.  I also can’t wait for New Balance IMPI Challenge KZN in May.  The IMPI Challenge is a terrific day out that combines fun and exercise.  Participating in this event definitely awakens your inner child,” laughs Souma.

Venues for the New Balance IMPI Challenge are specifically chosen for their exclusivity and ability to accommodate fun obstacles that will challenge participants both physically and mentally in the ultimate adventure challenge.   Set over 12 gruelling kilometres with 18 extreme obstacles for the IMPI Challenger Race and 18km with 25 extreme obstacles for the IMPI Elite Race, the IMPI Challenge combines trail running with a military style obstacle course.


Date:                                              Saturday, 6 April 2013
Start:                                              08:00 – IMPI Elite Race
09:15 – IMPI Challenger

Date:                                              Sunday, 07 April 2013
Start:                                              08:15 – IMPI Challenger
Venue:                                          Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province)
Format:                                                                                     Participants could enter individually or as part of a team (teams vary in size from 2 – 10 people, although you start together, you do not need to finish together)

Up For Grabs:  The best dressed individual or team entries stand the chance to win awesome New Balance shoes, IMPI kit or Tsoga Sun weekend vouchers!

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