Team Cyanosis leaves for Tasmania tonight to compete at the World Adventure Racing Championships. Regular team members Nathan Thompson and Nicholas Mulder will be joined by two very experienced adventure racers from the south coast, in the form of John Collins and Jeannette Walder-Wylie (a.k.a. Bubbles).
Two Cyanosis teams lined up to start the 2nd Kinetic Full Moon race of 2011. The race started at 13h00 at Ribbokloof, about 50km from
Middleburg. Cyanosis First Ascent was made up of Nicholas Mulder, Nathan Thompson, Piers Pirow and Nicky Booyens. Nicholas and Nathan were three weeks away from the Adventure Racing World Champs in Tasmania. Cyanosis Salomon was composed of Alex Pope, Clinton Mackintosh, Ryno Griesel and Jane Swarbreck. The following is a leg by leg account of the race from each team.
On Wednesday, Team Merrell Adventure Addicts set course for Burnie, Tasmania’s western-most city. This ‘gateway’ to the West Coast wilderness region will play host to the Adventure Racing World Championships (ARWC), with nearly a hundred four-man teams from 23 countries aiming for top spot. This 700km, non-stop race starts on the 2nd of November, and the winning teams will take at least 5-6 days to complete the course.
So Team Charnas (as in my charna bru) was back in business this weekend, this time made up of Seth, Martin, Kevin and yours truly (Stijn). The venue was Ribbokkloof Lodge, about 40km NE of Middelburg and, as most of you will know, it’s flat as a pancake.
The third Metrogaine Jo’burg took place on Tuesday (11 Oct) through the suburbs of Norwood, Houghton, Oaklands, Orchards and Orange Grove. These suburbs, like at the previous Metrogaine Jo’burg from Zoo Lake, are well suited to metrogaining because there are very few road closures, which opens up route choice options.