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4 x the charm

So Turkey November 2022

An incredible event with incredible people

Sam and I completed our fourth Ironman 70.3 each !

Brett top row

Sam bottom row

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Craig David Brett

On the 22 November 2019 we said “till later “ to our proud,strong, kind and brave brother

-Rest in Peace Tiger

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The Retail Experience

Spent the last 3 years with a group who’s focus was in the retail sector. Never thought the application of “widgets” would ever make so much sense.

Each sector has similar management and business challenges it’s only the “language “ that changes .

What an incredible base the tourism sector gave me on my journey through the different projects that I have had the privilege of experiencing.

I truly love the dynamics that “family” businesses present and understand that I am clearly good at managing those .

Thanks to all the Rencken family for taking the time to mentor and guide me through the specifics of retail , it was much appreciated and as I have noted previously these lessons are never unlearned!

So what’s next on this exciting journey we call life ?……

Big changes !

If the constants in life are DEATH ,TAXES and CHANGE

As a family we are going to tackle CHANGE !!

Jobs ,Careers,Houses,Cities,Countries everything

If we are going to succeed in this challenging and exciting world we just have to stay ahead of the curve .

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Georgia SA Track Champs 2019

When an adult gets to the Cape Town Velodrome and looks at the steeply banked curves there is usually a look of fear and angst on their faces .

Imagine then 6 years ago as parents of a 10 year old daughter your heart when she says “ well can I get my bike so I can have a go at it ?”

Not only does she hold SA records for her passion and efforts but has established  a group of friends that will make any social platform jealous .

A fantastic performance with 6 medals from amongst your toughest competition to date .

Georgia you have an amazing determination and know just what you want out of life ! Most importantly you know just how to make it happen.

They say track is the purists cycling choice and lessons learnt on track are bound to be life lessons that will hold her in good stead her whole life forward.

Georgia we are proud of you and all that you are .



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“I Do “ is now “We Do” !

So who would ever have thought 21 years ago when we said our “I DO’s” on that February 14 that we would end up training for our first Ironman as a couple.

I think it was watching and supporting for all those long hours that Sam’s decision to participate was made .

So now it’s off we go ….. Togetherness

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What an amazing women and she’s my beautiful wife . Taken to this all with gusto and commitment that makes her success inevitable.


First event now under the belt belt and a plethora of races leading up to the 2 June Ironman 70.3 Durban date

Looking forward to celebrating our next 6 years (ironically depicted by Iron ) doing the events and all that this journey will bring us !

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Finishing an endurance event is an incredible experience.

Doing it together….Priceless!!!!

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Ironman Sydney 70.3

So yes ANYTHING is possible!!!

We did it . Our second 70.3 Ironman

Remember our “big hairy audacious goal” from the 30th school reunion? Well part 2 was doing the next event 6 months later .

We decided on Sydney in November 2018 as it was voted the number 1 event worldwide .

So friends of 35 years Gordon, Marc and I set off to


We had a blast and now that the bug has bitten  we are on a role .

What an amazing day , the sportsmanship and support is just incredible and leaves an impact on one that lasts a lifetime.

So a laugh was had by all especially when at registration one of the volunteers dealing with registration sweetly informed me “ Sir the athlete needs to collect his own entry “

The look on her face when I said “ I am the athlete , are you saying I’m FAT ?”….

Priceless moment and of course my friends and family didn’t let me forget that for awhile!

So open invitation we on for 70.3 Durban 2019

All welcome to join . Get off the couch , it’s possible!

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Hero or Villain

It is an obvious assumption that we all carry out our lives in a manner that we think best exemplifies our persona and values! At a function recently it became apparent that we are infact both HERO and VILLAIN in stories depending on the circumstances .

Although it is becoming increasingly rare for people to take a stand on an issue , but  if  one actually does take a stand on an issue either way in whatever situation your decision will inevitably create either a positive (HERO) or negative (VILLAIN ) consequence for those involved.

So then understand that you are as likely to be a HERO as a VILLAIN in the story of those with whom you have had  interactions through your personal and business life !

To those that I’m the HERO :

-thank you for allowing me to help and be of assistance

To those that I’m the VILLAIN :

-I am really sorry that your perception of the situation and me has been a issue and I sincerely hope that your anger and viewpoint has not soured your outlook on life and if it has then please accept my apology for causing you any angst




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Setting Goals

So the next leg of the big Hairy Audacious Goal reaches its peak .

The second Ironman 70.3 is about to be tackled in Sydney on 25 November 2018

Will it be easy ?  NO

Will it be a long day ? YES

Will it be something that changes me as a person? YES DEFINITELY

You see I am no athlete!

What I have learnt living in Africa is that if you want to eat an Elephant the only way it happens is by doing it one mouthful at a time .

You can do ANYTHING !

I have taught my kids that , and live by that !

I want people to know that your mind not your body determines what you can achieve.

Dream BIG live your DREAMS and have fun doing it !

Love to all and thanks for the “support and care” in this part of my journey.

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We often forget that we can actually say NO.

I often hear people moaning about this and that and how they HAVE to go somewhere or do something that they are not particularly excited about .

Every decision that we make has a resultant consequence . It is up to each of us to decide which actions are to our benifit and which are to our detriment .

Only you can decide and only you will need to account for the decision you make!

We use the information we have at our disposal to best mitigate the outcome and can’t rely on hindsight at the time .

Be true to yourself always and have the conviction of your thoughts to do what’s best for you !

One thing is for sure , too many people do things to please others without regard for their own wellbeing and sanity!

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My Father

What words could ever describe a man that has given up everything for his family, who has taught us all the importance of family and always put us first. A man that has worked tirelessly to elevate the family’s stature and made sure the Dungan name is linked to success , integrity and positive contributions to the world!


Whatever you do , do well!

Carte Blanche to be whatever you want just be great at it!
Could be prophetic or great planning but all things always work out for a reason .
Trust the universe and live everyday as if it’s your last.

From all of us Dad THANK YOU for everything you have done for us , it is greatly appreciated and never taken for granted !

It’s been an amazing time working with you and I think we can be proud of what we have done !

Luke and Georgia know you and will never forget the lessons you have taught them.

Our Jaquzzi time will never be forgotten and just knowing you where there for me has given me confidence to do things I would never have taken on myself !

Love you always

Mom and Dad an amazing team without whom none of our achievements would have been possible !