Dual (Trail Running & MTB)
April 28 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 9:00 amR750 - R1750
The Recce Dual Mission and Recce Dual Relay events start at Fort Highland on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga and finish at Fort Mission in Dullstroom.
The Recce Dual Relay event is a multi-sport relay support event on the Recce Dual Mission route. ‘Jammie’ is the terminology used for Special Forces support personnel that are not directly involved in a mission.
|Dual Mission||185 km||4000 m|
|Dual Jammie Relay||40 km Trail Running / 145 km MTB||4000 m|
Athletes can participate in the Recce Dual Mission in two categories:
- ‘Heavy’ or solo
- ‘Small Team’ of 2 people
Athletes can participate in the Recce Dual Relay as a relay team of two, i.e. one trail runner and one mountain biker.
|Dual Mission||The trail running section will cover an off-road marathon (40 km) and the MTB section will cover a 145 km by making use of tar, district, railway service, forest and farm roads, as well as Jeep, mountain and river single track.
The total elevation gain on the Dual Mission route is almost 4000 meters. It comprises of a stage on the Trail Mission route and a stage on the MTB Mission route.
The Dual Mission has several cut-offs along the route and trail runners / mountain bikers have 24 hours to complete the mission.
To complete the Recce Dual Mission, trail runners and mountain bikers need to –
– Complete the physically and mentally tough Recce Dual Mission within the allowable time of 25 hours.
– Pass through several checkpoints (called CPs) along the routes
– Pass a number of strategic targets along the routes
Trail runners and/or mountain bikers who do not make any of the time cut-offs have failed the mission. These athletes can continue as Jammies, or they will be extracted and Returned-to-Unit (RTU).
|Dual Relay||Athletes will complete the trail marathon of 40 km and the 145 km MTB leg of the Recce Dual Mission route in a 2-person relay format.
The Dual Jammie Relay route has two time cut-offs and each trail runner / mountain biker team has 25 hours to complete the event.