Entry for the First Ascent Mast Challenge on Saturday, 17th April is now open (from 1 February 2010). The 11km route ascends from the Tokai Picnic area to the Summit of Constantiaberg. The race is against the clock and against gravity – 900 metres of it! This is a unique challenge, with a limited entry field. Trail run, MTB ride and both.
I’m collecting names of novices who would like to participate in Diamond Dash 50km, Cullinan on 20 February, under the guidance of experienced racers. I’m making up teams of three: one experienced person with two novices. This is the last call for novices to submit their names.
The expected ‘BIG STORM’ hit the fleet on Wednesday, sending the rowers into their cabins to wait it out. Although Peter van Kets is further South than most of the other transAtlantic rowers, he hasn’t escaped the storm.
CT-to-Beit-Bridge walker, Ray Chaplin, has been on the road for 30 days. On Thursday, 29 Jan, heading towards Hopetown, Ray clocked his 1000th kilometre covered. He is now 120km from Kimberley and he should get there in another four days.
Australia has won the hosting rights for the Adventure Racing World Championships in 2011, which will be held in the state of Tasmania. “Tasmania as a world renowned adventure destination and support from Events Tasmania were two of the key factors in us winning the Adventure Racing World Championships”.
While Peter van Kets rows across the Atlantic, Kaalvoet Jaco is heading into the Northern Cape and Ray Chaplin inches closer to Kimberley, walking and towing a trailer, Kyle Meecham (23) is nearing the end of his journey walking around South Africa. Kyle has been walking (around SA’s perimeter) since May 2009.
The winner of the lottery entry for the Namib Desert Challenge is Andrew Collier. The 2010 edition of the race, which starts in late February, will include a section through the World-famous Sessriem Canyon on the long day.