Your entry is in for your first event and now you’re nipping, not sure what to expect when you arrive at the race venue. Fear no more! These are the basics…
120+ teams, 50km of bushveld wilderness, 38 degrees sunshine and a shimmering pond at the finish set the scene for an incredible day of racing. Both experienced and novice racers lined up at the start with equal amounts of enthusiasm and anticipation.
What you eat during races all depends on a) the duration of the race and b) your personal preferences. The golden rule of race food is to pack food you like, can get down and keep down; and avoid too many sweeties and sweetened foods.
Full results from Diamond Dash, held Saturday 20 February 2010 in the Cullinan area are now available. The race was won by the Team Cyanosis pair of Nicholas Mulder and Ryno Griesel. They were followed very closely by Team Red Ants of Nicky Booyens, Brian Gardner and Ryan Hodierne.
After 27 months out of adventure racing in South Africa, Team Red Ants returned on Saturday, 20th February at the Diamond Dash AR near Cullinan, with Ryan Hodierne, Nicky Booyens and Brian Gardner making up the mixed team. Team Red Ants took a self-imposed sabbatical from racing since the end of 2007.
After suffering the frustration of visits to every hardware store in her area (four of them in a 3km range!) and even an AA store, Lisa realised that these flags are hard to get. One hardware store quoted R495 for a flag they helpfully sourced!
Numbers have settled on nine novice teams for Diamond Dash 50km weekend after this. These three person teams consist of one experienced person, who will guide the team, and two novices – people new to the sport of adventure racing. Although some novices have completed shorter sprint races, most have never done an adventure race.