Race Reports Posts

Desert Ultra Race Blog – Stage Five

24th November, 2017

At 1:20am local time the final 2 runners crossed the line.  They had marched through the ancient Namib for 20 hours.  Dawn Jarrett and Lourens Rademeyer, our only Namibian runner, have brought this event to a close.

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Desert Ultra 2017 Race Blog – Stage Four

23rd November, 2017

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Desert Ultra 2017 Race Blog – Stage Three

22nd November, 2017

The White Lady Marathon started at 8:30am this morning and all runners took to the line.  The medics were busy this morning from sun-up patching up ruined feet and checking in on runners who’d found yesterday particularly tough. 

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Desert Ultra 2017 Race Blog – Stage Two

22nd November, 2017

The race kicked off on time at 8am this morning and every runner took to the start line.  A good night’s sleep, some food and the attention of our team of exceptional medics restored even those who were most exhausted yesterday. 

Desert Ultra 2017 Race Blog – Stage One

21st November, 2017

Today the runners got their first real taste of what it means to run in the baking heat of the Namib…

Jungle Ultra 2017 Race Blog – The Finish!

10th June, 2017

In the main square in Pilco’ our flags were set up on each side of the road and a few rows of seats placed in the shade outside a small local shop/bar. The Race Team gathered here around midday to await the runners…

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Jungle Ultra 2017 Race Blog – Stage Four

8th June, 2017

The Lull, is what we call this stage. It’s a not particularly witty reference to this stage’s ability to ‘lull’ runners into a false sense of security. It’s the shortest stage and could therefore be mistaken for the easiest. This is a misjudgement…

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Jungle Ultra 2017 Race Blog – Stage Three

7th June, 2017

Leaving Tono camp our runners followed a 4×4 track, which followed and occasionally forded a river, for 4km before reaching our big zipwire crossing…

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Jungle Ultra 2017 – Race Blog – Stage Two

7th June, 2017

Leaving camp today our runners got a real taste of the amazon rain forest. Having passed through a variety of different eco-systems over the day yesterday, today, after CP2, they dropped into the jungle proper…

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