2014 Windhoek Light Fish River Ultra – Update No.4

Dear FRU Participants, This will be the final event update (unless of course something further pops up such as a predicted weather report…).

Covered in this update will be the following items:

1. Important times
2. Race cut off times
3. Meals
4. Medical requirements
5. General

1. Important times:
Registration – as from 3pm (Friday 11th July) at race village as indicated on attached map. Village shown as green “tent” on map. Directions will however also be available at the Hobas office.

Race Briefing – 4:30pm
Dinner – 5:30pm
Breakfast (12th July) – As from 4:00am
100km Start – 5:30am
65km Start – 6:30am

Dinner (12th) – As of 6pm – throughout night
Breakfast (13th) – As from 7:00am
Prize giving – 8am
Transport departure for Whk – After prize giving, no later than – 9:00am

2. Race Cut Off Times:
For 100km:
Sulphur Springs – 12:00

100km & 65km:
Causeway (Kochas Drift) – 23:00 (Main water / snacks point)

Cut off times are in place for safety reasons and will have to be strictly adhered to.

3. Meals

Friday night Dinner – Braai (Barbecue):
Steak & Chicken Boerewors (Sausage)
Jacket Potatoes
Green Salad
Bean Salad
Pasta Salad
Garlic Bread
Tea & Coffee will be served

NB: A cash bar will be available for items such as wine & soft drinks. Beer will be available form our Sponsors. Please therefore ensure some cash is taken along should you wish to make use of the cash bar.

Saturday morning breakfast – Each person will be given a “boxed breakfast” This will include:

3x Lunch bars
1x Bar One
1x Banana
1x Orange
1x Sandwich
1x Fruit Juice
Boiled egg
Tea & Coffee will be served

Saturday night Dinner:

Goulash Soup / Oxtail (served throughout night)

Full bar service will be available on a cash basis. Complementary water and beer will be provided for to runners.

Breakfast Sunday morning:

Full english breakfast (Bacon / eggs / toast etc etc)

4. Medical requirements:
A requirement from the National parks for all people entering the Fish River Canyon is to complete and submit a medical checkup form. This form needs to be filled in by your GP and provided to the race organizers at registration.

Should you not be able to open this document for any reason, then let us know so we can make alternative arrangements. Please note again, this is a requirement before commencing the race!

5. General:
It is strongly suggested that a good set of light weight gators are used for the event, preferably with front foot cover as fine sand tends to seep through the front shoe mesh.

Please ensure timely arrival at registration, this will only enhance your experience for reasons you will soon understand:-)

Attached again is a map to the race village (village marked as green tent), this will also be available on the notice board at the Hobas office (entrance to Fish River Canyon).

We wish you a SAFE journey to Namibia and looking forward to meeting all you who dare to take on the Fish River Canyon!! Greetings from the AEP Team! Tinus Hansen Basil Smit

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