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    Black Diamond jacket winner

    Black Diamond jacket winner

    During December, a giveaway competition ran on www.AR.co.za for a Black Diamond CoEfficient Jacket.  Made from Polartec® PowerDry® High Efficiency fleece, this jacket is an insulating, fast-wicking and highly breathable midlayer. Schalk van der Merwe, from Pretoria, is the lucky winner.

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    Raid Gallaecia joins the ARWS

    Raid Gallaecia joins the ARWS

    The Raid Gallaecia 2015 – Expedition Race Spain – has joined the Adventure Racing (AR) World Series, the premier circuit of endurance races held annually across the planet.

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    Fighting AR demons

    Fighting AR demons

    Ryno Griesel was messing about with some old GoPro footage Team Cyanosis’ Patagonian Expedition Race experience from 2012. They’ll return to Patagonia in 2016.

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  • Dealing with foot maceration
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    Dealing with foot maceration

    Foot guru and author of ‘Fixing your Feet‘, John Vonhof, worked on feet at the 55-mile aid station and the finish line at the recent Western States 100. He saw many cases of foot maceration – something we saw  a lot of  at Expedition Africa this year. He offers some insight into the cause of […]

  • Sleep Strategy
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    Sleep Strategy

    As adventure racers, the two most common questions we ask regarding sleep are “What is the least amount of sleep we need to gain the maximum benefits?” and “Is it better to ‘power-nap’ for 15-minutes, 30-minutes or an hour?”

  • People Power
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    People Power

    Whether pairs, trios or four-person teams, it’s the ‘other person’ thing that makes team events more challenging emotionally and mentally than the event you’re entering. Yet, the person – or people – out there with you often prove to be brighter than the sun

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  • ExpAfrica: Team Life (plus video)
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    ExpAfrica: Team Life (plus video)

    Life and… more alive than ever. This year’s edition of the Expedition Africa was held in the spectacular Wild Coast where the scene was set for my wildest, most amazing adventure yet.

  • Expedition Africa announces 2015 location
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    Expedition Africa announces 2015 location

    Sibebe Rock, Gobholo Caves, Umhlanga Reed Dance, beehive huts, Malolotja Potholes and the Great Usutu River are words that speak of traditional culture, nature and adventure. They’re also features and attractions that may – or may not – appear along the 500-kilometre race course for the Expedition Africa 2015. Yes, that’s right. Next year Expedition […]

  • ExpAfrica: Race video (15 mins)
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    ExpAfrica: Race video (15 mins)

    The full-length race video from Expedition Africa is out. It’s 15-minutes and will bring back memories for both those who took part and those who followed the action unfolding day-and-night for days. Video by Steven Freitag.

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  • Custom Adventure Gaiters for Adventure Racing Club.
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    AR Adventure Gaiters

    These have been a long time in coming – but now they’re here. Yes, long, padded orienteering gaiters for adventure racing (and orienteering, of course).

  • AR Desert Gaiters
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    AR Desert Gaiters

    AR Desert Gaiters (v3) are ready! We’ve refined our stitching technique and design after intensive testing at Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge in December 2010.

  • AR Mini Gaiters
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    AR Mini Gaiters

    The three gremlins of blister formation are heat, friction and moisture. AR Mini-Gaiters keep trail debris (grass seeds, sticks, stones, gravel and sand) out of your shoes to improve foot comfort and sock longevity.