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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.

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Expedition Africa 2017, zip lining, adventure racing, Baviaanskloof

Committing to your first multi-day adventure race

When out-of-shape adults take up running for its fitness and weight loss benefits, they often focus on Comrades Marathon as their goal. Water-inclined choose Midmar Mile; cyclists look to Cape Cycle Tour and multi-discipliners up the stakes with IRONMAN. Why then do these same people not consider an expedition style adventure race? Adventure sprint races were first introduced in 2001 to entice participants into the sport. It was hoped that these bite-sized events would give participants […]

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Podium position for South Africa at Expedition Africa

Nevarest Jabberwock share their exciting journey to the podium at Expedition Africa 2017, with comments from navigator Cobus van Zyl. The true grit and perseverance that they displayed to claim third overall has left a deep impression on those passionate about adventure racing.

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Team Cyanosis, adventure racing, Paraguay, AR World Series, finish line

Team Cyanosis: nine winning lessons from Expedición Guaraní

Clinton Mackintosh shares more about their victory in Paraguay and offers useful tips for South African adventurers.

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K2 Pierre-Andre Rabie going down chuteg

A Freshman’s Guide to K2 Paddling

Kayaking Etiquette… Isn’t that an oxymoron? Change. It’s synonymous for any paddler due to the nature of our watercourses and comes standard with the time of the season. Whether you embrace or shun it, is irrelevant. How we react is what makes our sport so exhilarating, as every day on the water is unique. K2 paddling is very different to K1: the handling, turning and tactics. Adjusting to these differences however, is not easy. It […]

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Start canoeing

what makes canoeing cool? Our friends are how most of us got into paddling. You know, the gentle, patient – very patient – variety.

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