This past weekend, Team Cyanosis entered a male pair team into the Kinetic Double Moon Adventure Race. Racing as Team First Ascent Cyanosis, the team blitzed the course around the hillier parts of the Free State, including the towns of Bethlehem, Fouriesburg and Clarens.
Started strong, doing some good jogging. We were with Assitport male pair the whole way. Had a bit of trouble with CP2 – the windmill – where we lost a bit of time. Bumped into Uncharted at a trig beacon, they were going strong…
Now this is exciting. This portrait image, by Chris Radcliffe, is on the front cover of the April issue of Triathlete magazine. They’ve done an ‘Adventure’ issue.
We were very excited about the opportunity to have a kind of ‘dry run’ for Expedition Africa in terms of the unsupported nature of the race and to judge fitness levels and test out some different foods. I think many teams had the same idea and it was a good, solid test!
Pure Adventures consists of a squad of Bloem adventurers who are all keen to do a race from time to time. The idea was that we use the Double Moon as a dress rehearsal to gauge how we were doing for the BIG one in later in May.
The Kinetic Double Moon 250km AR, sponsored by Salomon, engraved some great memories into not only my mind, but I am sure a lot of other adventure seekers’ minds too. Lizelle and I were very excited when Alex Pope and Steven Erasmus agreed to join us for the race in the Freestate.
An adventure race does not start when the proverbial gun goes at 5am on race morning, but way before with the preparation required by all the teams to get a fully fit and functional team to the starting line. For Senseless Linebreak this was an adventure in its-self and kicked off the Kinetic Double Moon in the most dramatic way possible.