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In March 2018, ultra-runner legend Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel, have set themselves the goal of running the 1400km Great Himalaya Trail in under 28 days and hopefully beating Andrew Porter’s current fastest known time of 28 days 13 hours and 56 minutes. And they will be helping DARG’s Community Hospital Fund in the process!
As a DARG Ambassador, Ryan supports DARG’s outreach programs in Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg. Besides the 250 animals in the facility, DARG also helps with basic pet care, sterilisations and veterinary treatments in these lower-income Hout Bay communities. The vet bills for this service average R55000 per month.
The Great Himalaya Trail is not a single trail but rather a combination of various trails in either the upper (GHT High Route) or middle (GHT Cultural route) districts of Nepal stretching from the west to the east (or vice versa) end of the country. Ryan and Ryno will traverse the estimated 1400km route combining the High GHT and Cultural GHT to challenge the current recognised FKT (Fastest Known Time) of 28 days, 13 hours and 56 minutes, as set by Andrew Porter in October 2016 (Read Here). They will self-navigate in an attempt to find the best possible route to link up the 12 required check-points as set by Andrew.
The route that Ryan and Ryno will be taking is (based on Andrew’s current FKT):
Similar to Andrew, Ryan and Ryno will:
AMAZING! The awesome DARG Ambassador and ultra-runner legend Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel are putting their bodies on the line to break a record and raise funds for DARG in the process.
Please support their efforts here: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/…/great-himalaya-trail-record-…
Thank you Ryan and Ryno!
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