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Hawkstone at Ystervark

March 15, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

Lessons learnt. 1) Even in a relatively short race you can fight your way back to the front of the field after setbacks.
2) Anyone can lose a map. 3) Race organiser is human as evidenced by no CP7. 4) Finding a nonexistent CP is impossible even with a brilliant navigator…

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Diamond Dash novices, no longer novices

March 5, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

Substituted into this AR event seven days before it took place, I joined Lisa (Ms AR SA & definitely not a novice!) and my fellow novice racers Motlatsi and Nadia …. and seven hours and ten minutes after we had started in cool Cullinan conditions, we finished our first AR race in the hottest Highveld heat and finished 15th out of 120-odd teams!

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DD hits the sweet spot for A2A

February 25, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

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.

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Diamond Dash Results

February 25, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

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.

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Diamond Dash sees Red

February 23, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

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.

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Cyanosis and the Drakensberg Grand Traverse: Part 1

February 1, 2010 AdventureLisa 0

On the weekend of 22-24 January, Team Cyanosis’ Ryno Griesel and Nicholas Mulder made their first attempt to break the record of the Drakensberg Grand Traverse. Weather conditions were tough, but it was finally the high altitude that was their undoing, halting our attempt after 25 hours, 38 minutes at the 89km mark of the Grand Traverse.

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Bonamanzi Classic

December 24, 2009 AdventureLisa 0

We entered two teams for the Bonamanzi AR. Our fastest three and slowest three. Roossenekal is mountainous. It sits right on top of a ridge of mountains, but just to the west is a big open plain running between two moutainous ranges. When we heard we would be racing in Roossenekal I expected lots and lots of mountains.