Adventure Racing race (EA Leg 1 Hike/Run) 2:53:00  19.7 km (6.8 kph) +285m
shoes: Asics Gel Fuji Trabuco 6 #2
Expedition Africa 2018 with Kev, John & Seth on Team Charnas. The race area was the Namaqua West Coast and Cederberg so we were expecting some dry conditions and long sections. The goal (as always) was to finish the full course without falling foul of any cut-offs along the way. Always great to be in a race with so many teams (52) since there is always activity around you and plenty of camaraderie amongst the teams.
The first leg was a 20km run/hike up the coast from Doringbaai to the Olifants River Mouth with loads of checkpoints to get in the detailed rocky coastline. Gloomy, misty weather, but great conditions for a cool run. We settled into the mid pack and kept things comfortable. One route choice at the end where we took a slightly longer route around the river mouth to avoid the wade/swim into transition. Still very muddy/swampy along our route though.