Dual (Trail Running & MTB)
May 18 @ 7:00 am - May 19 @ 9:00 amR1950 – R3500
The Recce Dual Mission event start at Highland Gate on the edge of the Eastern Escarpment near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga and finish at Fort Mission in Dullstroom.
|Dual Mission||185 km||4000 m|
Athletes can participate in the Recce Dual Mission in two categories:
- ‘Heavy’ or solo
- ‘Small Team’ of 2 people
|Dual Mission||The trail running section will cover an off-road marathon and the MTB section will cover 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 about 4000 meters. It comprises of a stage on the Trail Mission route and a stage on the MTB Mission route.
The route is unmarked, and Trail Runners must be self-sufficient and navigate the route by making use of 1:50000 topographic maps in electronic format or GPS devices.
The Dual Mission has time cut-offs along the route and trail runners / mountain bikers have 27 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
– Pass through several checkpoints (called CPs) 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).