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    Don back with Merrell for ExpAfrica

    Don back with Merrell for ExpAfrica

    After three successful events, Expedition Africa has established itself as one of the major adventure races on the World Series. Scheduled for the 23-31 May, the fourth edition of this unsupported non-stop 500km Expedition Adventure Race has attracted the top teams in the world.

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    Ryno and Cobus at AR Club

    Ryno and Cobus at AR Club

    Back in 2010, adventure racers Ryno Griesel and Cobus van Zyl set a Drakensberg Grand Traverse record of 60 hours 29 minutes. Later that year, in his talk at FEAT, Cobus predicted the theoretical fastest possible time at around 40 hours.

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    3min DGT video

    3min DGT video

    A week ago Ryno Griesel and Ryan Sandes finished the gnarliest 41 hours of their lives.

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  • Tried and trusted
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    Tried and trusted

    There’s a good reason why you should NEVER TRY SOMETHING NEW ON RACE DAY. There’s a lot of new that you could get away with (and I have) but it is so not worth it to throw away weeks and months of preparation on an impulsive decision. ‘Something new’ applies is more than just shoes [...]

  • First-date jitters
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    First-date jitters

    “I hope I’m not too slow…”  “I’m not feeling strong enough…”  “Will they hold me back?” Meeting up with someone – even a person you know well – to run together for the first time can be more daunting than a first date. Regular first-dater and multisporter LISA DE SPEVILLE explains how it doesn’t have [...]

  • What makes tough?
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    What makes tough?

    Take a bunch of people. Same race. Some will cruise through. Some will drag their bodies through, aiming only to make the finish line. Others will withdraw, the race being just too tough for them to complete. What makes a race perfectly doable for one person and near impossible for another? Indeed, what makes tough?

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  • The Sharp End (WCAD5)
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    The Sharp End (WCAD5)

    The WCAD guys are the rainmakers of the AR scene in the Cape, in more than one sense. They have grown the sport from a few scrappy sporadic events into a well-run, well-attended series. And they have the uncanny ability to produce the perfect storm for race day as reliably as clockwork.

  • Battling the elements at WCAD 5
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    Battling the elements at WCAD 5

    The 5th and final race of the 2013 WCAD Series took place in the Villiersdorp region with the start and finish at Theewaters Sport Club. Long course teams were treated to some breathtaking scenery as they passed through Hottentots Holland and Groenlandberg reserves.

  • Cyanosis withdraws from Bimbache
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    Cyanosis withdraws from Bimbache

    Team Cyanosis has had to withdraw from Raid Bimbache due to injury. Team captain Clinton Mackintosh has developed a serious knee injury.

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  • What food should I pack for races?
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    What food should I pack for races?

    In short, pack foods you like to eat. My only warning is not to pack tons of sweet foods as you’ll be sick of them after a few hours. Foods of substance Here you can mix it up with brown bread or white (slices or rolls) and a variety of fillings for sandwiches. Peanut butter [...]

  • What compass should I buy for AR?
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    What compass should I buy for AR?

    All you need is a simple baseplate compass – nothing fancy. A baseplate compass can be placed on your map – you can see through the base. This is the most important characteristic of a baseplate compass.

  • Training programme for AR?
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    Training programme for AR?

    Q: A mate and I are starting out adventure racing and loving it. We are however very uninformed and I would like to know if there is any websites or places I can go to to find a proper training programme.