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The Final Countdown

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Closing date for the first tranche of invitations is...tomorrow, Friday 17 February.

So it's the Final Countdown  sing-a-long, you know the song by Swedish group Europe ... all together ... 

 

For some Karaoke style support, have your sound 'On' and volume 'Max'

 

Sakkie and wow)) buy celebrex 200 Oman's Wadi Bih Run

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The certain uncertainty in mountain runs, weather.

Twenty two Rhodes Run finishes and earlier this month, with traditional Rhodes Run kit around his neck, Sakkie Vlok conquered an extreme edition of the levitra online canada no prescription 72km Salomon Wadi Bih Run in Oman.

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The race organisers report sums it up

"Congratulations to all the hardy souls that braved the extremely harsh elements of the weekend to complete the 25th edition of this unique sporting and social event. Special commendation to all of the solo runners in the 30km, 50km and 72km categories of the event on Friday who were faced with hurricane strength winds, extreme cold and rain / hail on the mountain with the imminent risk of flash floods."

These were the antibiotic drugs harshest conditions faced in the 25 year history of the event over a weekend which saw weather conditions cancel a number of sporting events in the UAE.

We add our congratulations Sakkie, 'Well done!' and look forward to seeing you for your 23rd Rhodes Run medal in July.

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All roads lead to Rhodes

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So long 2016 ... in a few hours it will be hello 2017 
Which means the 29th Rhodes Run is less than 190 days away
 
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Thank you ...

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As 2016 draws to a close we thank everyone who made the 28th edition of our iconic event possible.

Thanks to

... our wonderful Event Partners 

... our runners, and their families, for joining us in our quaint Victorian-era village

... our local community who housed and fed our visitors, and who assisted ferrying some of our runners off the mountain

... the land owners who generously gave us access to their land

... those who donated or contributed in any form to our various community projects at the Rhodes Zakhele Public School, the Zakhele community and the Rhodes Vulture Restaurant 

... friends in the media for highlighting our event to a wider audience

... our fabulous cheerful hard-working & incredibly fun-loving crew 

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Wild Card competition Closed

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This Wild Card competion is now

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... we release a 'Wild Card' invitation to the 2017 Rhodes Run, with proceeds going to the Rhodes Run Zakhele 2017 projects.

Your R200 donation gets you into the buy valtrex online uk draw for an invitation to the 2017 Rhodes Run.

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Your donation of R200 to be made to:

Bank  FNB     Account Name  Rhodes Trail Run     Account  6210 1348 391     Branch Code  211217 

Deposit reference  Your name

No cash deposits - EFT only

Closing date for entries Monday 14 November 2016
 
Competition conditions:
• The ‘Wild Card’ invitation will be done by way of a draw. The draw will be monitored by PKF (Port Elizabeth).
 • The prize is one (1) ‘Wild Card’ invitation to the 2017 Rhodes Run
    All incidental costs such as travel, meals, accommodation, drinks etc will be for the winner’s own cost.
• The 'Wild Card' is not transferable
• The draw will take place on Wednesday, 16 November 2016
 • The winner’s completed ‘Wild Card’ competition invitation/entry form to be returned to the organisers no later than 22 November 2016. Failure to do so and the result of the first draw will be void and a second draw will take place. Should the winner not be in a position to participate after submitting his/her entry form, then a second draw will take place, provided the closing date for event entries has not passed. There will be no refund of competition entry fees.
 • All standard Rhodes Run entry criteria, as stipulated by the event organisers, will apply.
• Winner will be notified telephonically, and will be announced on the Rhodes Run website.
• Organisers decision will be final. 
 
Image: Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures
 

In the spirit of releasing ...

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... we release a 'Wild Card' invitation to the 2017 Rhodes Run, with proceeds going to the Rhodes Run Zakhele 2017 projects.

Your R200 donation gets you into the draw for an invitation to the 2017 Rhodes Run.

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Send your name, mobile phone number and confirmation of payment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Your donation of R200 to be made to:

Bank  FNB     Account Name  Rhodes Trail Run     Account  6210 1348 391     Branch Code  211217 

Deposit reference  Your name

No cash deposits - EFT only

Closing date for entries Monday 14 November 2016
 
Competition conditions:
• The ‘Wild Card’ invitation will be done by way of a draw. The draw will be monitored by PKF (Port Elizabeth).
 • The prize is one (1) ‘Wild Card’ invitation to the 2017 Rhodes Run
    All incidental costs such as travel, meals, accommodation, drinks etc will be for the winner’s own cost.
• The 'Wild Card' is not transferable
• The draw will take place on Wednesday, 16 November 2016
 • The winner’s completed ‘Wild Card’ competition invitation/entry form to be returned to the organisers no later than 22 November 2016. Failure to do so and the result of the first draw will be void and a second draw will take place. Should the winner not be in a position to participate after submitting his/her entry form, then a second draw will take place, provided the closing date for event entries has not passed. There will be no refund of competition entry fees.
 • All standard Rhodes Run entry criteria, as stipulated by the event organisers, will apply.
• Winner will be notified telephonically, and will be announced on the Rhodes Run website.
• Organisers decision will be final. 
 
Image: Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures
 

'Old school' and 4:58's

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A few images from our inaugural run in 1989 and the 'old school' canvas tent at the Mavis Bank 'Top' check-point, providing shelter for crew and runners.

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There was a gas heater inside the tent to help runners thaw after their sub-zero run through the Kloppershoekkloof. 

Mike Forshaw (seen below in 1989 with his winner's trophy) was the first to reach Mavis 'Top' and first home that year winning in 4:58.

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Twelve years later in 2001 at his 7th Rhodes Run Mike, now wearing Snowflake No 30, was back running another 4:58, this time finishing second behind Johan Oosthuizen.

A 4:58 would have given Mike second spot in 2016.

To bookend with another 4:58. That was Johnny Young's time in 2007 running second to Trevor Toerien.

 

Some are easier than others

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We have been told, on numerous occassions, that our route is not flat, apparently littered with a number of bumps/undulations before and after Mavis.

Here is one of the easier 'climbs' of the day. The stile at Hooggenoeg Peak.

It is truely downhill from here. Well, almost!

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Image: Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures

 


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