Course amends and reversed race direction are bound to impact tactics, as teams face new obstacles and challenges. Since it first began in 2007, the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge has always started in Abu Dhabi city, travelled west down the coast then east across the desert to Jebel Hafeet and the finishing line in Al Ain.
The 150km Merrel Eden Duo is a different type of adventure race in that navigation plays very little part in the race from your second attempt onwards since the same course is used every year. This results in a race that is higher paced than usual for a race of this distance and first-timers are at a distinct disadvantage compared to the veterans and locals.
The fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge (ADAC) starts in two weeks and, for the first time, three South African teams will compete. They’ll race against a field of 50 teams – from over 20 countries – in the disciplines of mountain biking, sea kayaking, desert trekking and canyoneering.
Almost 60 elite and special interest teams applied for the 30 available spots in the Application Category to the Adventure Racing World Championships (ARWC) 2011 in Tasmania, Australia.
The Balele Tracks adventure race took place in the Wakkerstroom district on the weekend of 13/14 November 2010. The race had a shortest compulsory route of 100km, and a longer optional route of slightly over 160kms.
What do you get when you have two handfuls of adventurers assembled under a theatre roof – invited to talk on recent expeditions and topics related to adventure – with legendary runner Bruce Fordyce as the MC to introduce the speakers?
Team Cyanosis’ Ryno Griesel and Nicholas Mulder raced to second place at the World Rogaine Championships this weekend. The result was a big surprise for the pair, who had been optimistic of a top-10 finish. The hilly terrain around Cheviot, New Zealand, as well as cold, wet weather during the race favoured the team…