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16 Mile Club – Duzi-Umngeni Conservation Trust

For the second year running, the Midmar Mile in KwaZulu Natal included a select group of passionate and committed athletes who completed 16 of the 1 mile long swim from one side of Midmar dam to the other. Their mission in achieving this was to raise funds and awareness...
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Raid in France – Day 5 Termes Chateau

The winning teams are in and the middle of the field is starting to trickle through to the finish line at St Pierre la Mer on the Mediterranean coast.  At just after 3am this morning there were six teams safely home: 1.  Team 21. Seagate 101h32′ 2.  Team 3. 400...
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Raid in France – Day 4

8th Sep, 2016 Uncategorised
As with all adventure races of this kind, the gap between first place and the tail end athletes has been steadily widening as the race progresses. The sections are also steadily getting interesting, with lots of transitions and changing disciplines.  While not any less physically strenuous, there is plenty...
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Raid in France – Day 3

7th Sep, 2016 Racing Adventures
Raid in France day 3 was centered around the Transition 4/5 where teams were either arriving or leaving from stage D of the expedition, a 37km trek through the spectacular Gorges de la Caranca and then up and over high altitude Pyrenees – reaching close on the altitude of...
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Raid in France – Day 2

6th Sep, 2016 Uncategorised
With the ferocious, highest peaks of the Pyrenees at their backs, and a few hours of well deserved sleep, fifteen teams set off at first light on day 2 of Raid in France to navigate the short distance to CP 8 and the start of the Raft section. In...
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Raid in France Day 1

6th Sep, 2016 Uncategorised
Raid in France 2016 kicked off at last night under a moonless sky in the small town of Font Romeu in the Pyrenees in Southern France. The first, nighttime section of the race traversed the highest peaks of the event is is vitually innaccessible to media and support teams....
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Wildlands Trees for Life

The Wildlands Trees for Life Programme is an initiative to bring livelihood support to previously poorer communities through the growth and barter in indigenous trees, which are then planted into forest restoration sites.  Participants in the programme, dubbed Tree-preneurs, are taught to collect and germinate seed from local tree...
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Cats of Istanbul

14th Sep, 2015 Uncategorised
Istanbul has cats – lots of them. This was something I did not know when I paid the city a visit earlier this year . For some history, I am a cat fan, I always have been – ever since I was a child I have tried to make...
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