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Dreaming of Africa

I am an African, one of those who travelled to Europe for a short stay and then, somehow, did not return. In my case the lack of employment opportunities and relationships intervened. 681 more words


Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016 on RUNULTRA

“South African trail running pioneer Linda Doke and 2015 Marathon des Sables female champion, Elisabet Barnes placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the ladies’ race. Both ladies summing up their experiences with a similar thought process, “What an incredible privilege it was to spend 5 days running through this magnificent part of the world on the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun®. 39 more words

RTW Day 1: A battle on Mars

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun overview available here.

We started Day 1 from Sendelingsdrif. Running out of from the campsite it only took a few hundred metres for us to split into several groups: one group made an immediate navigational error taking a right turn too early, a group of fast “locals” set off in their own direction, and the rest of us followed the GPS track. 727 more words

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RTW Day 3: Run like the wind

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun overview available here.

On Day 3 we started out with a few technical trails following a short road section, and eventually reached the ‘Springbook flats’. 716 more words

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RTW Day 4: Know your strengths

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun overview available here.

On Day 4 we faced the longest stage with 49km. However, it was made immediately shorter as we first walked a few hundred metres to the place where we would cross the Orange River by boat to Namibia. 977 more words

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RTW Day 5: Touching the sky

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun overview available here.

Day 5 was simply not my day in terms of running but equally I had nothing to race for as such and actually racing would only achieve one of two things (or both): a quicker time in the results list or an injury due to falling over on the technical trail. 343 more words

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Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun – Kit List

To be read in conjunction with my race report if you are thinking about doing the race. Always check the organisers website for up to date information as things may change from one year to the next. 704 more words

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