About Carli-Ann Furno

Author Archive | Carli-Ann Furno

adventure racing, Merrell Adventure Addicts, Graham Bird, Tatum Prins

Paddling: six things adventure racers need to know

Graham Bird is one of the leading figures in South Africa’s adventure racing world. He has been involved in the sport since 1986, and has been one of South Africa’s top canoeists since the early Nineties. Graham now focuses his energies on competing in adventure racing, trail running, mountain biking, canoeing, and multisport events around the country. He is also the leader of one of the world’s top adventure racing teams, the Merrell Adventure Addicts.

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
CrossFit, obstacle course racing, CrossFit Games 2017

When CrossFit and obstacle course racing collide

CrossFit and obstacle course racing (OCR) have become two of the world’s fastest growing fitness sports over the last decade.

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
9 Peaks Challenge, Team Nevarest, trail running, Greg Avierinos, Ryno Griesel, Ruan van der Merwe

Dream team conquers South Africa’s nine highest peaks

The dream team of Greg Avierinos (OCR athlete) Ryno Griesel (ultra trail runner ) and Ruan van der Merwe  (adventure racer) set out at 4am on Wednesday, 23 August. They had a very specific goal – to summit the nine highest peaks of South Africa in the fastest known time. The 9 Peaks Challenge has been around for longer than most people realise. It has been attempted by numerous teams and individuals since the Republic of South Africa went […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Under Armour RTT, hiking shoe, review, Go Multi competition, hiking, trail running

Win Under Armour Horizon RTT hamper (CLOSED)

Introducing the Under Armour Horizon RTT for runners who make the trail their second home. This impressive new shoe is specially designed to provide cushioning, comfort, and protection for long days on the trail. You’ll be able to get the most out of your run on a wider range of trail surfaces.

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Canoeing South Africa, Andy Birkett, Hank McGregor, World Marathon Championship

SA’s paddling giants gear up for World Marathon Championship

There couldn’t have been a better ending to the South African Marathon Team selection campaign. The ICF World Marathon Championship is just under a month away, and will see only the best of South Africa’s paddling crop make it through K1 and K2 selection.  With only two spots on the national team in each age division, South Africa’s paddling giants were not about to make any mistakes.

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Thomas Van Tonder, OCR, The Warrior Race, obstacle course racing, running. strength

Thomas van Tonder: what it takes to be an OCR champion

Have you ever seen Thomas van Tonder blaze his way through an obstacle course? Every movement seems effortless and

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Team Cyanosis after completing Raid Gallaecia 2017

And they’re off! Team Cyanosis gear up to tackle the Cowboy State

And they’re off! Team Cyanosis has departed to the United States for the Adventure Racing World Championship (ARWC). For the first time in its 16-year history, this renowned event will be hosted by The Cowboy Tough Expedition Race. And next Thursday, 10 August, will mark the start of the team’s adventure through the varied and truly breath-taking terrain of Wyoming’s backcountry. It’s going to take grit and all the guts Cyanosis has got to conquer […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Louis Meintjes. Tour de France 2017, cycling, white jersey

Louis Meintjes: South Africa’s mountain climbing hero

The race for the white jersey was also going to be one of the most intriguing subplots of the Tour de France 2017. Especially since one of the favourites was South Africa’s very own Louis Meintjes. At 25-years old, it was his last chance to contest for this honour. After his strong showing at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June 2017, he sent a clear message that the white jersey was very much within his reach. […]

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Christiaan Greyling, Racing Madagascar Ultra Trail 2017, trail running

Christiaan Greyling: blazing Madagascan trails

Christiaan Greyling completed the 2017 six day Racing Madagascar Ultra Trail, placing first in the senior category. Here’s why he says you should try it.

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
James Lawrence, Iron Cowboy, IRONMAN, 50-50-50, interview, triathlon

Iron Cowboy comes to South Africa

Remember the Iron Cowboy story from 2015? James Lawrence left us in disbelief when he pulled off the superhuman feat of completing 50 IRONMANs, in 50 consecutive days, in 50 different states. We grabbed the opportunity to catch up with the Cowboy when he made a trip to Cape Town recently. Discover more about his approach to training, and how his life has changed since the 50.

Other articles posted in this period

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }