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Everyone looks back on 'Mavis'

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At some stage while going up 'Mavis' everyone has a look back - it is an acceptable reason to pause, vomit gently, let the heart-rate drop below 200, and mutter somewhat ... and there is the view

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Kim and wow)) buy celebrex 200 JP look back
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 Is Guillaume on his own on 'Mavis'?    No, not quite...
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Not everyone looks back ... if you have a 'selfie-stick' it's a casual shot over the shoulder, not so Reader!

A photo-essay by Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures


Tight competition at Rhodes

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What's 20 minutes?

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What is 20 minutes over 21km?

At a cursory glance 20 minutes may seem to be a walloping gap, a thumping lead. After all, at the www.ecomedia-europe.net sharp end of most 21km runs 20 minutes translates to about 4km to 5km. 

Our 2016 'King of the Kloof', Hylton Dunn, was some 20 minutes off the best time to the 21km Check Point at the top of 'Mavis Bank' set by Dirkie Moolman back in 1995. However, distance wise those 20 minutes probably put Hylton at the base of Mavis Bank, only 800m behind Dirkie's time. Only 800m ! 

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Hylton Dunn on 'Mavis Bank' 2016 

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 Leilani Scheffer 'Queen of the Kloof' for 2016 on 'Mavis Bank'

Fourth overall to 'Mavis Top', Leilani Scheffer was about 10 minutes behind the Ladies best time to crest 'die slegte vrou' as Mavis was once unkindly referred to as. That could have placed Leilani halfway up 'Mavis', probably near the KISCH IP Krew banner.

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 Perspective, but still 20 minutes.


Images: Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures 


The 'Conversation Stopper'!

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The 5 best times to the 'Mavis Top' Check Point over the 28 years, although 'Mavis' has only been run 26 times - if anyone has ever run 'Mavis' from the river to the Check Point!

1:53:00 Dirkie Moolman 1995  
1:57:15 Jannie le Roux 1991  
1:58:02 Rodwell Sims 1996  
1:58:30 Uys Grundling 1993  
1:59:30 Dirkie Moolman 1994  

Dirkie's 'Best Time' from 1995 stands for yet another year.

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Jannie le Roux, three time overall winner and one of only 4 runners to achieve sub-2 hours to the 'Mavis Top' Check Point
tackles 'Mavis' on his 20th Rhodes Run

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Iain Morshead, twice overall winner and holder of the 50+ best time set this year, describing the levitra online canada no prescription Hooggenoeg Ridge section post-race "It is tough, unrelenting and unique to Rhodes, long live the tussocks of terror"

Last year our photographer, Craig Muller, created the hashtag #WeDontDoManicured

If you find yourself on a track or on a path on Hooggenoeg you know that you are going the wrong way!

Hooggenoeg Ridge is indeed worthy of its very own collection of images.

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Something to be said for 'Snowflake' number experience, and the Tiffindell 'hydration' station
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Above images : Craig Muller - Backyard Adventures
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Above Image : John Yeld

Images from 2016

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 Hylton Dunn in front from the get-go    Iain Morshead on 'Mavis'
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'Mavis' is not always the fun part
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 Lawrie Raubenheimer on 'Mavis'    See Mavis...it'll be fun they said
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 Fun they said, running they said ...    'Mavis' always easier in 4x4 mode
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KISCH IP Krew Check Point at 'Mavis Top'
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    Father & daughter enjoying another Rhodes finish together
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All images : Craig Muller - Backyard Adventures


Check Point #1

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All images : Tony Kietzman | Rhodes Trail Run


Runner Support

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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 without our generous event partners the day would be slightly more challenging for our runners, and for our crew.

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