Recce Mission 2018 (‘the Recce Mission’)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
|Check Points (CPs)||–||Specific points that riders and trail runners must pass through and sign in (or out) to validate that they have completed the entire route; failure to pass through a Check Point will result in disqualification|
|Local Operating Centre (LOC)||–||The LOC is located at the Recce Base and all race control take plan at the LOC, including riders and trail runners register, as well as the start and finish the Recce Mission and Jammie events|
|Recce||–||Individuals that qualified as South African Special Forces operators were called the ‘Recces’, a term derived from the Reconnaissance Commando that was established in 1972|
|Recce Base||–||Fort Highland Recce Base (Recce bases are referred to as a “Fort”) is located at Highland Gate|
|Recce Tented Camp||–||The Recce Tented Camp is located at Fort Highland Recce Base and offers military style tented accommodation to a limited number of riders and trail runners|
|Targets||–||Riders and trail runners must pass through or by strategic points along the route that are classified as targets|
|Temporary Base (or TB)||–||Fort Kloof TB, Fort Dam TB, Fort Berg TB and Fort River TB are re-supply zones that provide participants in the Recce Mission and Jammie events with water and food supplies, as well as technical support|
|Time cut-offs||–||Riders and trail runners must complete all the legs and/or the overall route of a Recce Mission events within the allowable time to qualify for a Recce Mission dogtag|
|Recce Mission||–||A 3-in-1 non-stop ultra MTB, Trail Run and MTB-Trail Run combination adventure that takes place simultaneously in the Highlands region of Mpumalanga where solo riders and trail runners, or teams, must complete the entire route within the allowable time, including any time cut-offs that might apply during an event|
|Recce Mission dogtag||–||A uniquely numbered Special Forces style Recce Mission dogtag for official finishers of the MTB Mission, the Trail Mission and the Dual Mission|
|MTB Mission||–||A non-stop single stage MTB adventure over approximately 220 km within 22 hours that forms part of the Recce Mission for solo riders and teams of 2, 3 or 4|
|Trail Mission||–||A non-stop single stage Trail Run adventure over approximately 100 km within 24 hours that forms part of the Recce Mission for solo trail runners and teams of 2|
|Dual Mission||–||A non-stop dual stage Trail Run and MTB adventure over approximately 200 km within 25 hours that forms part of the Recce Mission for solo trail runners and riders or teams of 2|
|Heavy||–||A solo rider or trail runners attempting to complete a Recce Mission event|
|Small Team||–||A team consisting of 2 riders or trail runners attempting to complete a Recce Mission event|
|Assault Team||–||A team consisting of 3 or 4 riders or trail runners attempting to complete a Recce Mission event|
|Jammie event||–||‘Jammies’ (or Jam Stealers, the terminology used for military personnel who supported Recce operators while on a mission) will only complete a section of the Recce Mission routes|
|Jammie dogtag||–||A Special Forces style Jammie dogtag for finishers of any of the Jammie events|
|Jammie Relay||–||A non-stop single stage 3-person MTB relay event over approximately 200 km of the MTB Mission within 22 hours with each member of the team completing at least one leg of the route|
|Moon Jammie||–||Jammies attempting approximately 2/3 of a Recce Mission event of which a portion will be during night and completing before midnight|
|Noon Jammie||–||Jammies attempting approximately 1/3 of a Recce Mission event which should be completed before dark|
- The Recce Mission makes use of provincial, district, farm, forest, plantation, Jeep, single and other tracks that might not be maintained and which might be challenging or difficult to navigate and use by foot or MTB due to natural and other obstacles along the way.
- The Recce Mission routes is marked according to CSA and Trail Running guidelines and regulations.
- The Recce Mission final route options will be depend on enemy and hostile activities in the area, collaboration and support from local population, accessibility and escape routes, as well as water and food replenishment.
- All riders and trail runners must pass through the CPs and it is riders and trail runners’ responsibilities to check-in and/or check-out at CPS; any rider or trail runner that miss any CP will be disqualified and classified as a Did-Not-Finish (“DNF”).
- All Recce Mission riders and trail runners must pass the target on each of the legs of the Recce Mission and comply with the mission instruction applicable to each of the specific targets.
- Support and hydration stations are provided at certain CPs, including food and other refreshments; sufficient water should also be available from mountain streams.
- Medical support and emergency evacuation will be provided along the route and at the Finish.
- Limited mechanical and other support will be provided at TB’s, while a ‘sweeper’ team will assist on-route mechanical, mental and other breakdowns.
- Solo riders or trail runners and teams will be timed individually; the slowest time of a team counts.
- Teams are obliged to stay together and time penalties will apply if teams are split up; it is strongly advisable that teams with female members adhere to this regulation to ensure safety, support and lasting friendships.
- Riders and trail runners must deal with river crossings and other obstacles along the way; they might also find certain ‘hostile’ activities or ‘no-go’ zones along the route that can compromise their mission or delay their progress to the Targets, and back to the Recce
- Riders and trail runners must deal with darkness along the route and make use of public and other roads; the necessary head lights for everybody and (red) tail lights for MTBs only are required by all participants in the Recce Mission, the Moon Jammies and the Jammie Relay.
- The descents on the Recce Mission routes may result in riders and/or trail runners reaching speeds that are considered dangerous and each participant should use caution to not exceed speeds where they cannot exercise control over their mountain bikes or legs anymore.
- Time cut-offs apply at specific points on the Recce Mission route and riders or trail runners that fail to make any of the time cut-offs will be categorised as DNF and will be Returned-to-Unit (“RTU”).
- A rider or team who completes the MTB Mission route within the allowable time of 22 hours will qualify for the uniquely numbered Recce MTB Mission dogtag.
- A trail runner or team who completes the Trail Mission route within the allowable time of 24 hours will qualify for the uniquely numbered Recce Trail Mission dogtag.
- A rider / trail runner who completes the Dual Mission route within the allowable time of 25 hours will qualify for the uniquely numbered Recce Dual Mission dogtag.
- A rider or trail runner who completes any of the Jammie routes will qualify for a Recce ‘Jammie’ dogtag.