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    Don-Wauchope sets new Skyrun record

    Don-Wauchope sets new Skyrun record

    Iain Don-Wauchope has won the 2014 Salomon Skyrun powered by Powertraveller in a new course record of 12h08.

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    Merrell’s DGT adventure

    Merrell’s DGT adventure

    On Friday, 14 November 2014 the Merrell Adventure Addicts adventure racing team successfully completed the Drakensberg Grand Traverse in 78h57m.  Graham Bird, Robyn Kime, Hanno Smit and Grant Ross took on this 213km journey, with 9500m of climbing, from the Sentinel Car Park in the northern Drakensberg to the Bushman’s Nek border post in the South. 

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    A South African listed for Red Bull X-Alps 2015

    A South African listed for Red Bull X-Alps 2015

    The wait is over. The names of the men and women who will take on the Red Bull X-Alps, the world’s toughest adventure race, have been revealed – and it’s quite a field of athletes and adventurers. South African Stephan Kruger is on the list for his first shot at this invitation-only hiking-paragliding-navigation challenge.

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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.