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Polar Bear Club shirts available

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Official Rhodes Trail Run Polar Bear Club™ shirts are now available

If you have or intend to crack the ice and wow)) buy celebrex 200 brave the icy Bell River this is for you

Rhodes PolarBear T-2016Black
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The supporter friendly, and runner wannahave, or "I was there ... " shirt

Rhodes Run T-2016Blue


To place your order or to get more information evie(a)rhodesrun.za.net

Thanks *Studio Princess* Apula South Africa for the artwork


Silent Hooggenoeg

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Over the years Mavis, bless her, has come under a fair amount of stick. She is inclined to be somewhat temperamental and this rubs off on runners who, on occasion, arrive at the Check Point breathless and bordering grumpy, sometimes suffering from the antibiotic drugs first stages of SOHF*

The legendary Mavis Bank and the notorious track to Lesotho View are spoken of in hushed tones, almost to avoid upsetting them.

Feeling left out, ignored and frequently glossed over Hooggenoeg Ridge lies silently in wait. 

There are no tracks to assist leaden calves on Hooggenoeg Ridge and Peak. The high altitude tussock grasses and heathers test weary ankles and www.ecomedia-europe.net a lapse in concentration could lead to a random gravity check!

Two-time winner, holder of the best time by a male 50+ and founder of the Shattered Thighs Corporation (Pty) Ltd, Iain Morshead (Snowflake # 505) succinctly and aptly describes Hooggenoeg Ridge in one word, brute-iful ™

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Photo credits : Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures

and Caroline Lee


* SOHF - Sense of Humour Failure







Want to Run Rhodes 2016?

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If the answer is 'Yes' enter the First Choice Wild Card opportunity


Click on the image above for the competition link


Recommended Recovery Drink

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The traditional, and recommended, post-Rhodes recovery drink is at Base HQ and will be taken up to Race HQ shortly.

No prizes for guessing the brand Rhodes Run traditionalists rate the most appropriate recovery fluid. It also works wonders as a pre-event drink for those joining, or maintaining their membership of, the Rhodes Trail Run Polar Bear Club™


 For those not sure of the 'brand', it is 50% of a 'Rhodes Heater'.

Thank you 'Admiral' Snowflake #627


Win a First Choice Wild Card

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First Choice

Training for the annual Rhodes Trail Run is tough, but so is our Long Life Milk! 
Visit our (First Choice) Facebook Page and post on our wall, telling us how First Choice helps you prepare for the Rhodes Trail Run.  Any of our products will do.  Send us a recipe, a photo or a phrase that shows us you mean business when it comes to training. 
Outrun, outlast and WIN with First Choice Long Life Milk!
Competition closes 25 May 2016

Photo credit: Brenda Mollentze


In 100 days ...

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In 100 days there will be more proud owners of the Rhodes Run 'Snowflake' permanent number.

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International Women's Day

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International Women's Day - 8 March 2016

Last year we celebrated the buy valtrex online uk 184 women who have received their Blue 'Snowflake' Permanent Number at the Rhodes Run.

Today Su Don-Wauchope and Izelle Burke, who bracketed our female finishers last year, represent all our female finishers over the past 27 years and our 2016 female entrants & finishers.

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Photo credit : Tony Kietzman





RIP Chet Sainsbury

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A big part of South African running left us this morning.
RIP Chet Sainsbury, Mr Two Oceans and Rhodes Trail Run *Snowflake* Number 216.
Back in the days when the Kloppershoekkloof was rough, the 'border road' far rougher than folk care to remember and our start/finish was outside the old Community Centre at the Tinternspruit Bridge Chet ran three Rhodes Runs in 1994, 1995 and 1996. In perspective, electricity had not reached the village and levitra online canada no prescription only the really adventurous ventured 'off road' to take up the challenge of a thin air track & trail run in a remote village in the middle of winter.
Chet's results at Rhodes
Year Position Overall Position 50+ Time
1994 44th 3rd 5:46
1995 45th 2nd 5:44
1996 73rd 7th 6:31
Chet received his *Snowflake* Blue number # 216 after his 1996 run.
Our condolences to Chet's family and friends.

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