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Race Reports : Expedition Africa Rodrigues 2019

Sailing Adventures in Paradise – Expedition Africa Rodrigues

Sailing Adventures in Paradise – Expedition Africa Rodrigues
Adventure Racing tests endurance, outdoor skill and team work by putting teams into new situations and locations, where they can explore Read More

Party, Party, Party

Party, Party, Party
The closing ceremony took place at the Mourouk Hotel, where the race had started 7 days previously. Teams were bussed in from all over the Read More

This Is The End, My Friend

This Is The End, My Friend
The last day of racing. Today was the busiest I’ve ever seen at Expedition Africa, with 50 teams crossing the finish in a single day, Read More

Das Boot

Das Boot
OK, let’s talk about the crux of Expedition Africa Rodrigues: the Floating Vessels of Dooom!! (cue thundering chords and howls to the Read More

Mind Games And Loads of Bull

Mind Games And Loads of Bull
Navigation is key in AR. We know that. With all the mental pressures in this race due to its complexity, teams are employing whatever means Read More

Fine Details Made The Difference

Fine Details Made The Difference
Whew. That was a good one. And so frequent in AR, a sprint finish after days of racing, in this case 70hrs 40 mins. Swedes Greener Read More

Swedish Team Greener Adventure Cyklekraft Take The Win

Swedish Team Greener Adventure Cyklekraft Take The Win
Leading teams, Greener Adventure (SWE) and Blizzard (RUS) race neck and neck throughout the night, hoping to gain some sort of advantage Read More

Noses All A-Quiver

Noses All A-Quiver
You know how rabbits prick up their ears, sniff the air, get all quivery when they sense something a-lurking? That’s how Day 3 ended. Read More

Families, Couples, Neighbours and Butt Cracks

Families, Couples, Neighbours and Butt Cracks
This race is a curious beast. With so many stages, and all so short, it has encouraged many competitors out of the jungle, with visions of Read More

T4 Top 4 High And Dry

T4 Top 4 High And Dry
The first team to arrive at T4 on Pierrot Island were the Swedes, Greener Adventure Team, at 3:02am. Only 7 minutes slower than Stephan’s Read More

The Helluva Start

The Helluva Start
That was intense. Knock my socks off and grip my knees intense. Like certain mangrove swamps, it will be a stage never forgotten by the Read More

Shaun the Sheep, Newbies and The Ear

Shaun the Sheep, Newbies and The Ear
Teams took different approaches before the 1pm kick off. Some bothered their gear, checking and rechecking. Others lolled in the sun or the Read More

Expedition Africa - How it Works!

Expedition Africa - How it Works!
Expedition Africa Rodrigues is going to be a real one-off with teams using local sailing boats as a mobile transition and the 350km course Read More

Race Day 1: A Jumping Memorial Service

Race Day 1: A Jumping Memorial Service
Riding down the long hill to the start, dark clouds were brewing to the south. Storms over Mourouk? That would be hectic. With a southerly Read More

The Prologue That Wasn

The Prologue That Wasn't
Q: How do you get 238 bikes across a hilly island without any effort, guaranteeing there won’t be any damage or logistical issues? A: Read More

The Brief-ing

The Brief-ing
Stephan gave a customary no-nonsense briefing to answer all the questions, and such was the preparation, it finished pretty sharpish. Read More

Footballs and Love

Footballs and Love
Dawn was ideal racing conditions. Slight overcast, cool breeze, low humidity. Not what I expected before arriving here. It boded well for Read More

There

There's Still Time For Dance
Registration took place at 12 o’clock today at the Women and Family Centre (Youth) of Anse aux Anglais, a few hundred metres from race Read More

Everyone’s In The Same Boat.

Everyone’s In The Same Boat.
I arrived on-island at about 8pm last night, straight into a meeting that confronted the enormity of the task ahead. It is hectic. Everyone Read More

Encore! Encore!

Encore! Encore!
Encore! Encore! In the passport queue at Mauritius airport, waiting for the connecting flight to Rodrigues, I spied an Osprey Read More

Preparations Are In Full Swing For Expedition Africa Rodrigues

Preparations Are In Full Swing For Expedition Africa Rodrigues
Hundreds of adventure athletes, at this very moment, are packing, preparing and double checking their gear as they get ready for their Read More

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