Supporting starts long before the race day and finishes long after the race ends. You have to be everything to everyone in your team, at the same time. Your budget is guaranteed to be limited, so plan in advance so that you have enough time to source equipment from friends and relations.
Team Gijima is presenting a 45km adventure race in February in the Cullinan area. The event invites teams of two and three to take on their course, which includes running, biking, a short swim (100m), an abseil and a surprise discipline. The entry fee is R150.00pp and entries can be done online.
Popularised by television coverage of Mark Burnett’s Eco Challenge events, adventure racing is no longer an obscure extreme sport. In a classical sense, adventure racing is a multi-discipline multi-day endurance sport where competitiors compete in teams of four, navigating from checkpoint to checkpoint to cover vast areas in a number of disciplines. Sprint and short course categories now exist, luring those hesitant adventurers out for a morning or day of gloriously dirty, off-road fun.
The race was meant to start 6 December. It has been postponed to 16 December (Wednesday). South African Peter van Kets will be rowing across the Atlantic solo.Visit Peter’s website at www.own-your-life.co.za to follow the event.
South African Peter van Kets is about to begin rowing across the Atlantic, solo. He won the Woodvale Challenge two years ago, with Bill Godfrey. He’s now aiming to do it solo and going for the record. The race starts Sunday, 6 December 2009