.WHAT RACE ARE YOU RUNNING?RUNNING THE RACE OF ADVENTURE

Whale of Trail Run – 10 May 2014

The inaugural Whale of Trail Run took place in Cape Nature’s De Hoop Nature Reserve. It was a 51.3 km race that consisted of mountain fynbos trail running as well as a technical coastal section where land met sea.

Whale Trail Run 2

Whale Trail Run 1

IMG_0657Sun setting on the eve of the race.

IMG_0662The vlei and surrounds where the accommodation and race briefing took place.

IMG_0664Coastal sand running here we come!

IMG_0666Abundance of wildlife in the reserve.

IMG_0676Race briefing and eating tent.

IMG_0678Would the run prove to be as much a load as this famous wild fig tree?

IMG_0684Lacing up and getting the new full shoe gaitors in place – much needed for the sandy sections!

IMG_0690Ready to go!

IMG_0691A local primary school singing our National Anthem before we start.

IMG_0693Off we go!

IMG_0705Down this climb…

IMG_0707…and up the next!

71443_805681972778217_7597984567291740069_n (3)The mountain Fynbos section proved to be technical but was incredible!

100520141648The start of the coastal section at about 22kms.

100520141649The sandy sections were long and arduous.

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100520141652Beautiful coast, single track and rock formations.

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IMG_0727A view to the finish for spectators – Koppie Alleen.

IMG_0734De Hoop’s beauty

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IMG_0804The finish is near!

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988478_806079359405145_1674503690184201569_n (2)That’s it – what a run – 8:19:54

IMG_0825A great place to rest weary legs – Melkkamer Vlei Cottage (De Hoop Collection).

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IMG_0849A fine sunset to a fine day!

IMG_0870Didn’t see any whales, except had a whale of a time, thanks to Cape Nature and MERRELL!

IMG_0877What you looking at?

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