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Avonia papyracea (part 1 of 2)

Even if one has no knowledge of Latin, it is probably easy to understand that papyracea means papery. This refers to the thin, white scales that cover the stems. 265 more words


Richtersveld Wildrun 2015 Day 4

The final day of the 2015 Richtersveld Wildrun concluded today with a course record day for Thabang Madiba and Katya Soggot.

It was a tough final day with technical trail, tough climbs, technical descents and amazing views. 292 more words

'Scaping the Richtersveld

If you haven’t heard of the Richtersveld I wouldn’t blame you. It is seriously off the beaten track. An area of outstanding beauty, high temperatures and little water wedged in the border-zone between Namibia and South Africa. 867 more words


Richtersveld Wildrun 2015 Day 3

Today the Wildrun lived up to expectations and really did become a wild run! The weather cleared, the winds dropped and the rain disappeared and we were all treated to a very special South African day. 509 more words

Richtersveld Widrun 2015 Day 2

What a night! The wind blew, gusted and lifted tents off the ground. We were told yesterday that the last time it rained in the Richtersveld was August 2014. 461 more words

He must be CRACKERS! Part Two of an interview with James Cracknell

In our next article we feature James’s experiences in the Marathon des Sables in 2010 and his tips for those taking part in April 2015 or planning to take part in the race in future years. 128 more words