In the drive for the Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) to become one of South Africa’s must-do mountain ultra-marathons, this epic 55km race through the Swellendam Mountains was recently sanctioned by the South African Skyrunning Association (SASA) to become the first Ultra Skymarathon® event of its kind on South African soil.
James Cracknell, Olympic athlete and one of Britain’s most well-known and respected adventure athletes will be tackling the four day, 150km Richtersveld Wildrun™, from 2-5 June 2015 in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in South Africa.
As many of you will know, on 9 March 2015 a fire broke out in the Jonkershoek Valley and went onto destroy 80% of the Cape Pine plantations as well as the Fynbos slopes from Tweede Waterfall West through Assegaaiboschkloof, and over into the Banghoek Valley.
Hardworking Joburgers need a very compelling reason to go out on a school night. 300 of them were convinced once given the opportunity to dress up in ridiculous clothing, apply luminous war paint and chase each other around Delta Park for a few kilometres in the dark.