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RUNNERS' GUIDE
GBP - RunnerApp - 2018 Main (Apple)
SKYRUN 100 & 65 KM - 2 DAYS
DATE 17 November 2018
TIME 04h00
ORGANISERS Pure Adventures
DISTANCE 100km, 6542.2km
PROVINCE Eastern Cape
START VENUE Lady Grey,Eastern Cape,
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Michael de Haast
NUMBER 072-0785278
EMAIL michael@pureadventures.co.za
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SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Adrian Saffy
NUMBER 082-5665668
EMAIL adrian@pureadventures.co.za
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SKYRUN 100 & 65 KM - 2 DAYS

ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.skyrun.co.za. This event is strictly pre-entry. See the entry form for qualifying criteria for the 100 kilometre race. Entries are limited to 150 entrants per race, on a first come first serve basis.




SKYRUN 100 & 65 KM - 2 DAYS

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -30.71242478534862, 27.215779423713684 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

SKYRUN 100 & 65 KM - 2 DAYS

THE RUN


This epic race starts in Lady Grey and for the first 65 kilometres both races share the same route. The route climbs sharply out of Lady Grey and takes you on a run that is sometimes made up of a combination of hiking trails and mountain running, sometimes over terrain devoid of paths and trails. Once you reach the compulsory stop at Balloch Cave, you have completed about 65 kilometres of the race. This marks the end of the Lite run.

Once you have done your medical and given the all clear by the doctor, it is upwards and onwards as you take on the challenge of Balloch Wall, a climb with a vertical ascent of over 500 metres in just three kilometres. Many will now be operating in the dark as night fall will have replaced the harsh African sun. Navigating through the Bridal Pass from Edgehill to the turn can be tricky. The final climb down from Halston’s is technical and is made difficult by fatigue, but you are buoyed by the fact that you are now heading to the finish at Wartrail Country Club.


FACILITES

Mountain Rescue and medical backup is on standby. There are camping and overnight facilities at Balloch Cave, which is about halfway. There are guest cottages at Balloch Cave.

SKYRUN 100 & 65 KM - 2 DAYS

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
SKYRUN 100 & 65 KM - 2 DAYS

ORGANISER
NAME Pure Adventures
PROVINCE Eastern Province
EMAIL michael@pureadventures.co.za
WEBSITE www.pureadventures.co.za
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CONTACT PERSON
NAME Michael de Haast
PROVINCE
EMAIL michael@pureadventures.co.za
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Eastern Cape Skyrun Marathon 01 January 2018 Balloch Cottages Wartrail Barkley East Mike de Haast 072-0785278
Free State Trappers Four Peaks Mountain Challenge - 2 Days 22 September 2018 Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve On the R70 between Ficksburg & Rosendal Free State Michael de Haast 072-0785278
Eastern Cape Skyrun Marathon 18 November 2018 Balloch Farm Barkley East District Michael de Haast
Eastern Cape Skyrun 100 & 65 km Two Days 01 January 2019 Lady Grey Eastern Cape Michael de Haast 072-0785278
Free State Trappers Four Peaks Mountain Challenge - 2 Days 01 January 2019 Moolmanshoek Private Game Reserve On the R70 between Ficksburg & Rosendal Free State Michael de Haast 072-0785278
Eastern Cape Skyrun Marathon 01 January 2019 Balloch Cottages Wartrail Barkley East Mike de Haast 072-0785278
Eastern Cape Skyrun Marathon 01 January 2019 Balloch Farm Barkley East District Michael de Haast
SKYRUN 100 & 65 KM - 2 DAYS

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The race celebrates its 21st birthday in 2018. For the fifth time the organisers open a charity entry for 30 athletes. The race sells out each year but if you raise R5,000 you could be allocated one of these rare slots. All proceeds go directly to the Khaya Lokukhanya Charity. This event is certainly not for the faint-hearted and the organisers insist that you are adequately prepared and that you participate at your own risk. Runners should be ultra marathon fit, 100% medically fit, experienced, capable mountaineers and environmentally responsible. It is essential to be well versed in map reading and equipped with navigation skills for extreme weather changes.

You must also carry three litres of water and enough sustenance for two days. To qualify for this event you need to have completed at least one ultra marathon in the six months prior to the race. This is an ultra-mega-adventure. The closest sport related to the Skyrun is Fell Running (‘fell’ is the Viking name for hill), which was pioneered by farmers and shepherds in the Lake District of England. Just imagine running 100 kilometres at more than 2,000 metres above sea level with a 360° view of Herschel, New England and Wartrail.



Time Limit: 34:00

Finishers: 180

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