Was great having Team Paradise Adventures represented at the Red Bull Dolomitenmann in Austria this year as the only South African team. This event always has a great atmoshere around it and is based in one of my favourite locations in Austria – Lienz. Can defnitely recommend a visit to the area if you into adventure sports. You can pretty much do everything in this area and training up in the Dolomites is breathtaking ! Hence being the perfect location for this event being a relay between 4 disciplines : – Mountain runner – AJ Calitz, Paraglider – James Hope-Lang, Mountain biker – Marthinus Esmeyer, Whitewater kayaker – Don Wewege.
Was great spending the weekend with awesome team mates – thanks to each of them for a great weekend. Race day turned out to be cold and wet with loads of rain. This made organizers have to make last minute changes to the mountain run and paraglide legs. Things don’t always turn out as planned in a race and with some unfortunate mishaps we did not have the race we wanted. In the end it’s all good since there are much more important things in life than race results. Thanks to Red Bull for making this event possible for us and all their help with organizing everything – much appreciated.