Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Six

10 October 2016 The Atacama Crossing 2015 in Chile is done and dusted. I finished the 250km race in 40h24, in 26th position overall. The Atacama Crossing forms part of Racing the Planet’s 4 Desert Series, named by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Endurance Competitions in the world. Having already completed the other... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Five

9 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 6 at the end of stage 5 The Long March is done and dusted – 75km in 12hours. It was a long day in a very strong wind, mostly blowing straight in our faces. The terrain covered everything the Atacama has to offer – water/swamp within the first 5km,... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Three

6 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 4 at the end of Stage 3. If yesterday was tough, today was just brutal. Ryan and I needed 7h35 to complete 39.9km. We passed 20km under 3 hours, but thereafter it was just a long slog over salt mushrooms, “crusty ploughed mud”, sandy plains, slate rocks, up and... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Two

5 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 3 at the end of Stage 2. A brutal day in the Atacama Desert. Ryan Hill and I took 7 hours to complete the 44km stage. But we finished joined 23/24thwhich is not too bad. The course was a mixed bag of everything the Atacama has to offer -... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage One

4 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 2 at the end of Stage 1 of the 2015 Atacama Crossing in Chile. Stage 1 is done and dusted. Ryan Hill and I finished the 37km first stage together in 4h47, joined 14/15th position. However, before I tell you more about today's run, I would like say happy... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing – The Final Countdown

Greetings from San Pedro in Chile. Just two days to go before the start of the 2015 Atacama Crossing... I arrived in San Pedro last night after more than 24 hours of travelling from South Africa. My trip included three flights - Johannesburg to Sao Paulo in Brazil, then to Santiago in Chile, and finally... Continue Reading →

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