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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #120 on: August 24, 2017, 05:10:30 pm »
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« Reply #121 on: August 25, 2017, 07:26:44 am »
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Every time I go run it turns into a survival run.


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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #123 on: December 07, 2017, 05:52:33 am »
 Edit: A letter from my son. I am not able to get to Canada, nor can I do photography at this level!



Here are a couple films from the footage we shot at Survival Run:
 
Short film: https://youtu.be/b4wgUUPiZAI
Long film: https://youtu.be/o6GyR2IPyDc
 
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #124 on: December 07, 2017, 07:35:27 am »

Here are a couple films from the footage we shot at Survival Run:
 
Short film: https://youtu.be/b4wgUUPiZAI
Long film: https://youtu.be/o6GyR2IPyDc

This is awesome, thanks for sharing.

Looks really challenging.


I had a very lekker race last weekend.
We did the Sani Stagger.
Weather was cold and windy and wet.
The pass was very muddy and slippery and I enjoyed every moment of it.
 

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #125 on: December 07, 2017, 09:12:25 am »
No pictures, = no race. Are you sure that you were not sitting on the beach?

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #126 on: December 07, 2017, 09:34:43 am »
Yeah yeah,

I am the slightly tall one...
 

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #127 on: December 07, 2017, 09:35:20 am »
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #128 on: December 07, 2017, 09:42:25 am »
Sani Stagger is a road run ->  :deal:

Well done, did you do the 21 or 42?

I was entered for the 42, was sick and DNS, missing a start the second time this year due to flu.

My brother ended up running it in 4:52, I would have held him back.
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #129 on: December 07, 2017, 09:42:55 am »
Sorry, heights of the three of you are too close to see who is who.

That does look wet and very cold.
What time did you do? Where were the start and finish?
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« Reply #130 on: December 07, 2017, 09:51:59 am »
I did the 21.

You start at the top of Sani Pass and run down to the Hotel.
My time was 2h37m not even close to a 21k PB but I am happy.
Stopped to take photos.
Helped to push a KTM up the switchbacks as he could not get started again after stopping for some runners.

This was more a fun run than a race.

Looking forward to the Drakensburg Northern Trail in March 2018.
 

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #131 on: December 07, 2017, 10:36:13 am »
Looks like fun, if you are fit and strong.

BTW, do you have cleats on your shoes, or do you just use skill to prevent slipping?
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #132 on: December 07, 2017, 10:52:45 am »
Looks like fun, if you are fit and strong.

BTW, do you have cleats on your shoes, or do you just use skill to prevent slipping?
No cleats, I run in Inov8 Roclite 280 shoes.

They have some nice lugs on the bottom and clean out the mud pretty well.
Some people were running in Road shoes and they were struggling.
https://www.inov-8store.co.za/footwear/mens/trail/roclite-280-grey-blue-black-size-13.html

There were 3x different types of mud to content with:

1. Very slushy mud that splatters everywhere but had a hard sandy surface underneath.
2. Suction mud that wanted to keep you stuck to the ground, made the weirdest sound running on this. Sounded like ripping a kids sticky toy off the side of a bathtub.
3. Clingy mud, this was the worst. The mud clings to your shoes and you feel like you are getting taller and your feet feel like lead.
 

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #133 on: March 26, 2018, 03:14:17 pm »
So we completed the Drakensburg Northern Trail on saturday.

What a beautiful race.
The weather could have been a lot worse as it was raining all of Thursday and Friday but cleared up for the race on Saturday.
There was a definite chill in the air with the wind gusting like crazy before the race.

20km with 680meter elevation gain completed in a very slow 3H35min.
The route was covered in mud and all the little mountain streams turner into "rivers" so the whole 20k was done with soaking wet shoes and mud all over.

Great race, would definitely recommend as they have 6, 10, 20 and 40k routes to choose from.
Will post some photos later in the week.
 

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #134 on: March 26, 2018, 03:29:47 pm »
Saturday I'm doing the Rondevlei Traverse near Sedgefield (16km)
Looking forward, although 16 is still a bit of a stretch for me.

 

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« Reply #135 on: March 27, 2018, 10:21:43 am »
Any WD's doing the Oxpecker Trail Run in May?  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #136 on: March 27, 2018, 10:42:29 am »
Saturday I'm doing the Rondevlei Traverse near Sedgefield (16km)
Looking forward, although 16 is still a bit of a stretch for me.



Enjoy it. I believe that it is extremely pleasant.
Are you from the Garden Route?
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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #137 on: March 27, 2018, 04:50:27 pm »
Saturday I'm doing the Rondevlei Traverse near Sedgefield (16km)
Looking forward, although 16 is still a bit of a stretch for me.



Enjoy it. I believe that it is extremely pleasant.
Are you from the Garden Route?

On holiday in that region
I'm from Robertson/Montagu, just up the road
 

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #138 on: March 27, 2018, 05:09:26 pm »
Robertson/Montagu = on the other side of the world, close to Cape Town!

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Re: Trail Running
« Reply #139 on: April 20, 2018, 10:17:15 pm »
Any Capetonians in the Helderberg/Stellenbosch areas who do rustig trail runs? I'd like to get into it but I don't want to run by myself.