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THE QUEST WAS CREATED WITH HARD-CORE TRAIL RUNNERS IN MIND.

THOSE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO OVERCOMING A CHALLENGE IN CONDITIONS DICTATED BY MOTHER NATURE EXTERNALLY AND OVERCOMING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXTREMES BASED ON THE MILEAGE, NUTRITION, AND SLEEP DEPRIVATION INTERNALLY.

Running through indigenous forest by yourself, traversing fern and moss-lined trails, and crossing over white-boulder rivers all added to the appeal and challenge of this quest, and competitors had to dig deep into their psyche to challenge themselves to carry on. Proof of this was the number of withdrawals throughout the 48 hours. Fortunately, the barrage of cold fronts took a two-day siesta and although chilly, running conditions were perfect, with vantage points along the route offering panoramic views as far as Knysna and George. Night-time through the lichen-dappled yellow woods brought on a whole new challenge with a cacophony of sounds, including screeching fruit bats cheering on the back of the field.

Early start times mean amazing sunrises, all part of the adventure.

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RUNNING: Quest accepted!  

DO IT NOW Magazine, Trail Running. 'Quest' is defined as a long arduous journey for something, and in this case it was the finish line 108 k...

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