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Fish River Canyon Challenge – 2003

The Fish River Canyon

The Fish River Canyon

After last years heavy rains which put an end to Russell Paschke and Charlie Du Toit’s record breaking plans, they decided to return with a vengeance in 2003. [Read more…]

Desert Adventure Challenge – 2002

After having held the above event in the Namib Desert around Swakopmund (in Namibia) for the past two years, the organisers decided to move the race to the Augrabies National Park area on the Orange River (in South Africa) this year. This turned out to be a good decision as most of the top South African teams were represented at the race this year. The Namibian pair of Russell Paschke and Coenraad Pool were at this race for the 3rd consecutive year. After their 2nd place finish in last year’s event (on home soil), they were out to prove that this was not a one off result. [Read more…]

Fish River Canyon Challenge – 2002

On 8 June 2002, two local endurance athletes, Russell Paschke and Charlie du Toit, set off on their attempt to run the Fish River Canyon hiking route of 84km in one day. The main objective behind the run was to collect funds for charity in conjunction with Hochland 154 Round Table. At the same time in the back of their minds, they had their eyes set on the current record set by two SouthThe Fish River Canyon Africans in 1990. Hereunder is a summary of the attempt as told by them. [Read more…]