Munga Trail Run

Gannet's Photo Gannet 19 Apr 2017

For those of you that loves following dot's, the Munga trail run is starting today at 12h00.

www.trackleaders.com

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 19 Apr 2017

there's going to be some HUGE carnage here. can't wait!

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Pulse's Photo Pulse 19 Apr 2017

I shouldn't have seen this...

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dave303e's Photo dave303e 19 Apr 2017

ladies race is gonna be a good battle...

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Rocket-Boy's Photo Rocket-Boy 19 Apr 2017

I shouldn't have seen this...

I feel the same way... what has been seen cannot be unseen though.

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 19 Apr 2017

check the trophy!

 

17492516_1909752439243736_24138890345218

 

pretty sure i saw way more entries, than what started today. some must have got cold feet in the last month or two

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 19 Apr 2017

https://www.facebook...?type=3

 

 

 

Entries close in 1 week from today. Get yours done today to experience a truly life-changing adventure over 400km on foot through South Africa's Eastern highlands. You can still join almost 60 local and international adventurers. www.themunga.com

 

 

In the end, 23 runners on the startline....

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 19 Apr 2017

from what i can see, there are 5 ladies in the top 8.

 

early days, leaders at 18km after 2 and a smidgeon hours.

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dave303e's Photo dave303e 20 Apr 2017

big shake up this morning.

Naomi scratched sadly due to illness,

Bennie still flying out front

And the Hobbit is on the move up the rankings!

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 20 Apr 2017

They have been having issues with the tracking site, but it's mostly working from what i can see. you can also use the mobile app/site, on your big screen too.

 

 http://app.bluedot.m...pp-pc.html#home

 

they are about a 3rd of the way now. Bennie Roux is about 8km ahead of the chasing pack(Hanno, hobbit, misty and andy), and through WP4.

 

130km in 24 hours, just over 5km/hr.

I think this will be the general pace they go at, so looking at about 70-80hours for the whole shebang but the stops will get longer!

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 20 Apr 2017

how long should this take?

 

i had a look at other really really long single stage races.

and came across these

 

http://www.grandslam200.com/

and this

http://peak.com/runn...ces/peak-ultra/

 

it seems like a 320km (200 miler) can take anything from 65-80hours, granted these are hillier races too! (12 000m ascent over 320km vs 9500m ascent over 400km)

 

so my timing on 70 was probably a bit optimistic

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 20 Apr 2017

in looking this up. i found this. 

 

https://3100.srichin...-second-section

 

well, come on. that's just silly, really!

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rider#35's Photo rider#35 20 Apr 2017

and stuff like this!

 

 

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dave303e's Photo dave303e 20 Apr 2017

I do think this race is going to be about feet management hey, pics show a few with blisters already.

 

The last 100km will decide it if anything, I do back the adventure racers a bit more though, they have experienced a days 3 and 4 non stop before so it may be in their favour.

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CBlake's Photo CBlake 20 Apr 2017

in looking this up. i found this. 

 

https://3100.srichin...-second-section

 

well, come on. that's just silly, really!

 

hahahahaha this can't be real!

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dave303e's Photo dave303e 20 Apr 2017

there is always someone taking an event to the next level.

why ironman when you can Arch to Arc

http://www.enduroman...ents/4583446845

 

Also there is Karkloof 100 now in sept...

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