Posted on August 11, 2009 by Mark Hannaford
We are delighted to add the Grand Canyon ultra to our adventure race series – dates for your diary 2-9 October 2010.
This fantastic new race will be run in 24 hours across the vast, wild and remote area of the Grand Canyon North Rim, which remains untamed and isolated – an uplifted, forested plateau surrounded by desert..
The ultra marathon is 126km to be covered in 24 hours! You will be self reliant – carrying your food, water and survival equipment.
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Posted on June 3, 2009 by Mark Hannaford
Go grab your copy of Men’s Fitness magazine to view some fantastic coverage about Across the Divide’s Namibia 24 hour ultra marathon.
Team Men’s Fitness went out and literally conquered with one of them coming in first….just. The race is gruelling and extreme but all runners did phenomenally well, and the camaraderie was exceptional.
Join us in 2010 on the 24 hour Namibia Ultra Marathon
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Posted on April 9, 2009 by Mark Hannaford
Our team of runners have arrived in Namibia ahead of the 24-hour marathon on Saturday. Over 20 runners will be taking part in this extreme event covering 126km in 24-hours. The blog will be updated on Saturday for more news on the race and how everyone is doing……
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Posted on April 26, 2008 by Mark Hannaford
Namibia Ultra Marathon Race
Following is an account as seen from the eyes of a guide/marshal, during this epic event in Namibia organised by Across the Divide Expeditions to find out more about the race visit adventure-racing.org here.
About the author. Kobus Alberts is a former park ranger and guide, a director of Wild at Heart Safaris an instructor of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine’s Desert Medicine training course and an acknowledged expert on desert travel.
Saw the men for the first time at the Airport when they were collected. Ordinary men of different walks of life.
The campsite was just South of the Brandberg Mountain, and the perfect setting for the starting point. The “rest” day, 1 day before the race, me and the participants went for a walk-about in the area. Climbed an inselbergs to get a bird’s eye view of the area. “Uncle Spikes” a.k.a. the sun were out and burning down for everyone to feel. Near the end of the walk some guys were out of water already, just showing how easy it is to misjudge the intense heat and all of this only in the morning part of the day.
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