Namib Race Blogs 2022
Namib Race (2022) blog posts from Michael Benner
06 May 2022 09:24 am (GMT+01:00) West Central Africa
What a day!! The Long March was a race unto itself and very different from the other four stage so far. It is just so motivational to be surrounded my so many positive, supportive racers, staff and new friends all motivating each other to push forward. Made the kms pass by so much lighter!
04 May 2022 08:58 pm (GMT+01:00) West Central Africa
02 May 2022 09:49 pm (GMT+01:00) West Central Africa
02 May 2022 01:01 am (GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi
Well after a shocking initiation into staged ultra-marathons strewn with so many beginner mistakes that I am embarrassed to recount... I somehow managed to recover and had a much more enjoyable 2nd day. Well, Carlos the course designer said that the first day would be the hardest, but he lied! Alfonso and new found friend Johm from Colorado Springs teamed to drive a solid hiking pace getting us thru some soft sands dunes to a sub 8 hour time (1st stage was 6+).. Mori, the Japanese challenger to the podium won the stage in impressive form. To sum it up, it was a buautivul day in the dunes, albeint quite painful. I sorted a number of my initial issues, so I might have a shot at finishing this beast! Thanks to everyone for your well wishes!