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    Stijn, Alex and Brian

    Alex, Brian and Stijn set new Magalies Traverse FKT

    There’s a new FKT route… Magalies Traverse, a 76 kilometre un-marked route from the Hartebeespoort Dam wall to the dam wall at Olifantsnek. This route across the Magaliesberg takes in 14 trig beacons. The Fastest Known Time (FKT) of 15 hours 29 minutes was set on 17 September 2016 by adventure racers Alex Pope, Brian […]

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    ARWS introduces race referees

    ARWS introduces race referees

    MEDIA RELEASE | Race Referees will adjudicate this year’s AR World Championship and also 2017 Qualifiers. Referees will be independent of the race organisation and their role will be to check that ARWS Rules of Competition are followed by teams and issue penalties if they are not.

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    Red Bull LionHeart knock-out on 22 Oct

    Red Bull LionHeart knock-out on 22 Oct

    MEDIA RELEASE | CAPE TOWN – Excepting maybe the flatter, slightly bigger mountain to its Southeast, Lion’s Head is Cape Town’s most iconic mountain. A stroll around its base, or hike (or run) to the peak is a must-do on any visiting tourist’s itinerary. The 360-degree views from the top – down into city bowl […]

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  • Consequences of foot maceration
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    Consequences of foot maceration

    “Having severely macerated feet is not a badge of courage. It’s a sign that you could have made better earlier choices in foot care,” says foot-care guru, John Vonhof, author of ‘Fixing Your Feet’. In his most recent post John addresses foot maceration (causes, stages, treatment and prevention), an incredibly painful condition that results from […]

  • Foot care for ultras (and AR)
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    Foot care for ultras (and AR)

    In his most recent blog post, foot-care guru John Vonhof, neatly summarises 12 key points about foot care. He wrote this the week before heading off to tend to feet at the Western States 100. John’s points apply as much to 100-milers as to adventure races. 

  • 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 […]