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In good (snow, sleet) or bad (windless, dry) weather our runners always need support. The minus 9°C start, thin air 'up top', the somewhat uneven Hooggenoeg Ridge all took it's toll one way or another this year and wow)) buy celebrex 200 without our generous event partners the day would be slightly more challenging for our runners, and for our crew.

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2016 - Awards

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1st Open Men Hylton Dunn   1st Open Ladies (& 3rd Overall) Leilani Scheffer
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1st 40+ David Laithwaite   1st 40+ Barene Jankovich-Besan
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1st 50+ Iain Morshead (New Best Time)   1st 50+ Annetjie Strydom
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1st 60+ Lawrie Raubenheimer (New Best Time)   1st 60+ Linda Icely (New Best Time)
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 King of the Kloof Hylton Dunn    Queen of the Kloof Leilani Scheffer
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Best 70+ Finisher Peter Cross (208th in 8:39)
 
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We are not ...

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Those of you who are not following us on Twitter could have missed this series of tweets early last week (before race day) so we have consolidated them with a photo of the banner you would have passed as you neared the false top on your way up 'Mavis'

 

We are not the www.ecomedia-europe.net toughest... not the highest... not the biggest... not the longest... not the most challenging... not the most gnarly...

...but, we were running trail & throwing folk up 'sub-zero' trackless hills before it was popular...

... sometimes have a bitterly cold wind... sometimes a blizzard...and always fun, as 'all r̶o̶a̶d̶s trails lead to buy valtrex online uk Rhodes'

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Headline Results 2016

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One of antibiotic drugs our more 'runnable' Rhodes Runs, with pretty much perfect underfoot conditions and not a puff of wind, not even over Lesotho View.

The 'older generation' runners made the most of the firm footing as the number of 'Best Times' show.

There were 294 starters, 254 finishers and 30 Snowflake permanent numbers awarded. 'Headline' results are (** denotes new Best Time):

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1st Hylton Dunn  Leilani Scheffer (3rd overall)
2nd Iain Morshead Barene Jankovich-Besan (22nd overall)
3rd Ruan van der Merwe Herme Visser (24th overall)
     
King of the Kloof Hylton Dunn   
Queen of the Kloof   Leilani Scheffer
     
40+     
 1st David Laithwaite Barene Kankovich-Besan 
2nd  Ben de Klerk Ronel van Graan 
3rd  Andrew MacKenzie Erina du Toit
     
 50+    
 1st Iain Morshead ** Annetjie Strydom 
2nd  Hayden Wood Glenda Badenhorst
3rd  Johan van Staden Riana Vorster 
     
 60+    
 1st Lawrie Raubenheimer **  Linda Icely **
2nd Toine van den Oever Thelma O'Donnell
3rd David Janse van Vuuren  Joan de Klerk
     
1st over Hooggenoeg Hylton Dunn Leilani Scheffer
     
 

Race Date 2017

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The date to circle in your diary is Saturday 8 July 2017.

 

 

Driving on snow & ice

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It's what everyone coming to the Rhodes Run hopes for, snow!

Fun, if a bit tricky, for running, but potentially nerve wracking for driving.

Arrive Alive prepared a very useful note on guidelines for winter driving, and driving on snow and ice.

Recommended reading if you are visiting Rhodes this winter. Read article here.

 

Whether the weather?

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Let’s hope for conditions that keep sane people indoors 

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Image: Hooggenoeg Check Point Rhodes Run 2014 - From a clear sky at the start to 'white out'

 

Route to Rhodes

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If this is your first time travelling to the district we suggest that you make use of a 'traditional' paper map when planning your route. In recent years GPS systems have taken first-timers on rather adventurous routes, not always ending up in Rhodes.

Those unable to stay in Rhodes must please note that high speed travelling is not possible on the dirt roads, and need to give themselves adequate time to reach the levitra online canada no prescription start.

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Note:

The road is rather 'bumpy' in places. Local farmers take umbrage if a motorist hits one of their sheep, even if it is hidden in a corrugation!

Petrol & diesel are not available in Rhodes. You are advised to fill up your vehicles' fuel tank before starting your last leg to Rhodes.

 


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