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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rhodes Ultra Preview


On Saturday I'll be in survival mode while completing the Rhodes Ultra trail race. I did not plan to run this race but I've been on the waiting list for many years. So when I suddenly got the opportunity to run it I had to go for it.

This is a tough 52km mountain run and definitely not for the out of shape or faint of heart. The profile speaks for itself.


The Sentech Tower in Brixton, Johannesburg is 237m (778ft) high.



Mmm... Survival mode for sure!

Add harsh weather conditions to the mix and we can be sure to be in for a hard day of fun. Chances for snow seems low at the moment as we are experiencing a very warm winter so far.

So if we don't get this...



We'll be having fun with this...



We are leaving early Friday morning as we have an 800km drive to Rhodes. I'll report back as soon a I am able to.

Happy running everyone!

16 comments:

Karien P. said...

Baie sterkte!!

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

That is some elevation! Enjoy it and hoping no snow.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I may be able to put together quick little short races ... but YOU my friend, are a MAN!!! Good luck with that trip to hell and back you're calling a "trail race". I know you'll be great!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Looks like a tough one regardless of conditions - enjoy the run!

egb said...

Good luck! That looks like an amazing experience and quite the challenge. Can't wait to hear about it!

Robin said...

Holy cow that looks challenging. Congrats on getting the opportunity to participate in a race you've wanted to participate in. Can't wait to hear/see all about it!! Happy running.

Theia said...

Good luck and kick some ass! I love that you are calling it a "hard day of fun." :)

ajh said...

Wow! Nice comparison with that tower. And who knows what the weather will be? I hope it all goes well for you. Being you you are well trained.

Char said...

That's really hard core. I'm not sure whether to wish you exposed boulders or snow. But either way I hope you have a bit of fun along the way.

Jerry Smallwood said...

Awesome, what a fantastic opportunity, tough, but as I say....FUN Tough. Have a great time and cannot wait to see your report

Paul Rodman said...

Whoa!! Crazy steep plateau !

Have a great time and hope there's no snow!

-paul

Amy said...

Holy! Good luck!

coach dion said...

Sorry you are not getting any snow, we have 8km of snow... was amazing.

You do you that a clear night could mean it's a little cold at the start.

Have fun and we can't wait for your write up.

Black Knight said...

It looks very scary but I am sure you will do great.
Good luck.
Rugby, SA is always a great team, Italy must learn to play without "soldiers of fortune": only motivated italians and no foreign players at the end of their career.

Anne said...

Wow! That sounds like quite the adventure...one of those amazing/scary races :) You are definitely in great shape and not weak of heart...can't wait to read all about it! Good luck and enjoy!!!

:) said...

Did you ever decide what you are going to wear for the run? Good luck and stay safe! -Liz