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Interview with Pavel Paloncy – KAEM 2018 Finisher

Pavel Paloncy is from the Czech Republic and ran KAEM in 2018. He is one guy who can say he knows his way around a desert ultra race. It’s his curiosity and thirst to learn that gets him places, and his wonderful attitude towards friends, challenges, and the...

My KAEM 2019 Adventure

By Lorainne Wilkinson Day 1: The sand entered my Salomon runners which were two weeks old and already starting to split in places. I was wearing half gaiters. Living in Canada and running in snow for 7 months of the year sand getting into my shoes did not seem to...

Day 7 – 23km – The final act

Again we woke up to a cloud covered sky. For the first four days the Kalahari set us a very stern test, happy that we respected her she then decided to be kind to us. If you respect the Kalahari she will look after you; if you don’t she will destroy you. There was a...

Day 6 – 50km

Last night people were worrying about having to complete the 50k in the searing heat. It might have been less daunting had it been described as 49.9k rather than 50k. In the morning things had changed; there was cloud cover and wind. I don’t think many people got much...

Day 4 – 77km

Day 4 – the big one.   Apologies for a short day 3 report; I had to seek medical attention. For the first time I needed a drip which just goes to show how tough and hot the first three days were. Again there was a staggered start designed this time to ensure...