Trivia 2006 – By Gill Koch

The following article was composed by Gill Koch for the club blog:

“16 years ago.  2006.  A little trivia …………

  • 110th Boston Marathon: Kenyan double; Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot wins 2nd men’s title in 2:07:14; Rita Jeptoo takes women’s title in 2:23:38
  • Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams
  • Steve Irwin, TV’s Crocodile Hunter, was killed by a freak stingray accident. He was a hero to millions of children. Stingray injuries are almost never fatal. When Steve Irwin died from a stingray attack in 2006, it was only the second recorded stingray-related death in Australia since 1945
  • Facebook opened to anyone over 13, with a valid e-mail address. YouTube, MySpace
  • The Top Song was Irreplaceable by Beyonce.
  • The Movies to Watch include Dreamgirls, Mission: Impossible III, The da Vinci Code, and Happy Feet.
  • Top Ten Baby Names of 2006:
    Emily, Emma, Madison, Isabella, Ava, Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Ethan, Matthew
  • Disney quietly cut ties with McDonald’s in 2006 so as not to be associated with childhood obesity. The last Kid’s Meal toys were Carsand Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
  • The Break Ups:
    Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
    Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
    Paul McCartney and Heather Mills
    Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
  • 1st appearances & 2006’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
    Wii, Elmo TMX, Dora the Explorer Dolls, Apples to Apples

And then there’s the 2006 West Coast Athletic Club Year Book!!

  • Chairman – David Johnson. Treasurer – Don Mackenzie.  Club Captain – Terry Ireland.  Registrations – Alida Hilary.  Blouberg Sports Rep – Alan Green
  • Membership of 321
  • Bay to Bay 30km – Tilda Krugmann 02h14. Red Hill 42.2km 03h20
  • Two Oceans 56km – Sherri Owen-Davies 05h41
  • Two Oceans 56km – Tilda Krugmann 04h33
  • Great Wall of China 42.2km – Nick Miles 04h10
  • Tuffer Puffer 160km – Alan Green 31h51m
  • Voet van Afrika 42km – Nick Miles 03h21
  • Avbob 15km – Nick Miles 01.00.11
  • Voet van Afrika 21km – Isabel Steenkamp 02h02
  • Gun run 21km – Graham Hough 01h44
  • PPC Riebeeck Berg Marathon 42km – Andre Pepler 03h37
  • Total Sports Ladies Race 10km – Micky Elliott 50.32
  • Comrades
    • Nick Miles 07h36
    • Andre Pepler 08h53
    • Isabel Steenkamp 09h52
    • Alida Hillary 10h32
    • Trudy Hough 10h51
    • Gavin Rich 11h31

Well that’s all for now folks.  Hope you enjoyed reading a little more about club mates, their achievements and times.  Thanks to Dave Johnston for loan of 2006 Year Book”

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