Grand Traverse Record Race

08 Sep 2009 09:50 #645 by Stijn
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Just to avoid any misunderstanding - when Intrepid mentions a support crew, I take it he means somebody to pick you up at Bushman's Nek at the end! :laugh:

The record is entirely unsupported, so no meeting of support crews or any food/gear dumps along the way...

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08 Sep 2009 12:09 #646 by gollum
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Does a little pick-me-up acquired from questionable locals count as support?

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08 Sep 2009 17:39 - 08 Sep 2009 19:52 #647 by intrepid
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Yep, I was meaning ground support. :side:
It's a really nice thing to have, especially if someone needs to pull out somewhere along the route. The ground crew can at least verify that you started and ended at a particular time (but can't verify that you did all the checkpoints). Really nice to have someone waiting for you at the end too. I've even had some bottles of champagne lying in the stream just before the border post gates, waiting for our arrival. Nice touch!

@gollum: rather go for locals that are not questionable. ;)

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
Last edit: 08 Sep 2009 19:52 by intrepid. Reason: typo

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22 Dec 2009 08:15 #797 by Stijn
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** This thread discusses the content article: Solo traverse sets new Grand Traverse record **

Wow! That is a super time!!! Congrats to Andrew - he certainly deserves it after all his hard work... and solo too! This record will take some beating and it's now well beyond the realm of us weekend warriors :laugh:

As far as I know, there will be another strong attempt in January by members of the top adventure racing team Cyanosis (Nicholas Mulder and Ryno Griesel). Stay tuned for some fireworks!

@Intrepid: Just a slight correction, your article should read: "...off the record set by Stijn Laenen and Andrew HAGEN...".

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22 Dec 2009 16:17 #799 by zen101
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Insane, congrats Andrew

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18 Jan 2010 08:57 #893 by domsmooth
** This thread discusses the content article: New Ladies Record **

Brilliant! Well done Christine. In spite of the delay due to injury, you persisted, and did it. You are an inspiration!

Lets all help maintain the values for which the Berg was proclaimed a World Heritage Site

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12 Apr 2010 21:55 - 12 Apr 2010 21:56 #1138 by Stijn
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Ryno Griesel and Cobus Van Zyl have just broken Andrew Porter's Grand Traverse record on the weekend of 10-11 April. The new time to beat is 60h29m30s, which means they took less than an hour off the previous record.

www.teamcyanosis.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=225&catid=43:blogging-cynaosis&Itemid=54

A full report with pics and logs to follow from Ryno.

Congrats guys!
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13 Apr 2010 09:25 #1141 by intrepid
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Congrats guys! I guess a weekend hike in the Berg just wont be the same again. :laugh:

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

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13 Apr 2010 19:29 #1153 by JonWells
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Impressive, especially since its not exactly mid summer!

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15 Apr 2010 18:34 #1175 by anthony
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:woohoo:
Unbelievable what are these people made of.
Well done.

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