Nathaniel and Jonathan Benjamin took part in the KZN Cross County Championships, in Amanzimtoti, on 24 August. Jonathan finished in the top 10, in the under 17 age group, with a time of 23 minutes 6 seconds in six kilometres. Nathaniel finished in the top 15, in his under 14 age group category, with a time of 16 minutes 41 seconds, in four kilometres. Fishing at Mahawane Dam
Mrs Swart and eight learners decided it was time to test new waters, and what a great weekend of fishing was had. Although the weather was literally freezing, the learners landed 49 fish over the course of the weekend. Layers of clothing were worn and the campfires were kept burning high, but despite the cold the learners had a great time and fished very well. Congratulations to Shane van Wyk who caught the most fish, with R. Kenchenten coming second and D. Lambert third. Congratulations to C. Groenewald for catching two fish on one line and also hooking a fish on the second rod, all at the same time; a fishing hat trick! DHS would like to thank A. Laloo for the great meal provided and a big thank you is also extended to the parents for their support and Mr Kenchenten for driving the bus. Next Saturday, DHS will be fishing at Ridge Gate in the school league. DHS wishes all the best to those participating; fish well!
Saturday morning was cold and windy, yet that did not deter the excited DHS participants who looked forward to a heated day of biking and trail runs. There were a number of DHS learner and staff entries, for both the Mtb trail and the 10km trail run and fun walk. Well done to all who completed their event. Congratulations to the following learners: Christiaan van Dyk, who came third in the 40km Mtb race, and was the first junior overall. Kobus Muller came third in the 20km Mtb race and Mareli Maré did the girls proud, winning second female in the 20km mtb event. Nathan Padayachee was the first junior male to cross the line in the 10km trail run and Brandon Grondein came third in the junior category. Thank you to all who made the day possible and an enjoyable event. DHS multisport learners are looking forward to the Impati Mountain Race on 13 September.