Desert Running

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...

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KAEM — what to eat?

"What to eat?" is one of the most asked questions when it comes to extreme, ultra marathons such as KAEM. Nutrition is probably the most important factor to ensure the successful completion of an extreme trail running event such as the Kalahari Augrabies...

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At the KALAHARI AUGRABIES EXTREME MARATHON (KAEM) Edited by Kim van Kets Photography by Hermien Burger Webb By definition an extreme sporting event is a recreational activity that involves a high degree of risk. These activities involve speed, height or an extreme...

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Running in Sand

By Altie Clark Running in sand is hard.  Running in sand with a 10 kg backpack is very hard.  Running in sand, in 45 degree Celsius heat with a 10 kg backpack is extremely hard.  Running in sand, in 45 degree Celsius heat, with a 10 kg backpack on day 4 of a 250 km...

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Food Tips for Self-sufficient 7 Day Event

Blind adventurer Geoff Hilton-Barber, who has completed the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon five times, compiled this suggested Food and Packing List. Introduction This food list/menu is intended only as a guide to people who are participating in the Kalahari...

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