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    The Knysna Big 5. Adventure racing style.

    The Knysna Big 5. Adventure racing style.

    The Merrell Adventure Addicts have converged for a training camp coinciding with the famous Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. Over the last few years, the consolidation of an individual’s results from five of the festival’s sporting events has seen the rise in popularity and prestige of the Knysna Big 5.

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    Red Bull X-Alps gets underway

    Red Bull X-Alps gets underway

    MEDIA RELEASE: It’s known as the world’s hardest adventure race but with temperatures over 30º C, the Red Bull X-Alps, which started on Sunday, might just be the world’s hottest adventure race.

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    ARWS – Rise of the Swedish

    ARWS – Rise of the Swedish

    MEDIA RELEASE | The latest rankings have just been released and while the top two teams haven’t changed, Columbia Vidaraid in number 1 and Seagate in number 2, the march of the Swedish adventure racing teams towards the top has begun.

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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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  • 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.

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  • ExpAfrica report from Merrell Adventure Addicts
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    ExpAfrica report from Merrell Adventure Addicts

    RACE REPORT | On Wednesday, 9 June the Merrell Adventure Addicts crossed the line to win the 2015 edition of Expedition Africa, which was held in Swaziland. Here are the thoughts from Graham Bird, Donovan Sims, Robyn Kime and Grant Ross on their racing experience. 

  • AR World Series in the Kingdom of Adventure
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    AR World Series in the Kingdom of Adventure

    Media Release | Round 4 of the Adventure Racing World Series was at Expedition Africa, which was held this year in the Kingdom of Swaziland and attracted 23 teams from all around the globe.

  • Is AR REALLY worth it?
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    Is AR REALLY worth it?

    Words by Kerryn Krige | I stopped racing in 2010, when I asked myself the question – WHY am I DOING This? – as my last toenail detached itself from my foot after another crazy, long distance venture. Since then, I’ve hovered on the sidelines of AR, unable to answer the question but also not […]