Pembroke House were delighted to participate, once again, in the much anticipated 24th edition of the Hog Charge. Hosted by Peponi Secondary School and the Northlands Ranch in Ruiru, we arranged for 100 Pembrokians to compete in this annual mountain bike race, that saw a ‘sell out ‘of 150 different teams of riders navigate around a challenging course of checkpoints and varied terrains.
Despite the hot and dusty conditions, ‘The Pickles’ must be commended for achieving third place in their Under-14 Boys category. As has become tradition, Pembroke House, also held onto their crown of ‘Best Checkpoint’ for the 16th year in a row thanks to creating a three-hour water fight!
All proceeds from the race went directly to the Rhino Ark charitable trust, whose commitment to support mountain forest ecosystems is not just close to our hearts but many of our homes.
In a weekend that saw many children also competing in Hockey matches against The Banda and joining the overnight camp ready for the Hog Charge early the following morning, the children returned to school not just proud of their fundraising and pedalling but also the navigational skills and teamwork involved with getting through the final ‘mud bath’ and over the finish line.