In November we’ll be slapping on factor 50, digging out our dusty sun hats, and heading back to Namibia for another amazing #DesertUltra
This will be the fourth time our team has held this race and after a break caused by Covid, we’re very eager to get back in the sand. Our past experiences have led us to expect blisters, temperatures over 50°c and some truly inspiring performances from our runners.
With all this in mind, we’ve compiled the results of our past races to see how everyone has performed overall. What it’s shown us is that we’ve already had some exceptional athletes take on our Namibian trail.
The current course record holder is Adam Kimble who took over 2hrs off the unbeatable looking time set by Vicente Juan Garcia in 2017. Not content with leisurely cruising to victory last year, Adam has now joined the team and will be back this year as our Race Director.
The fifth-fastest time overall and fastest female time goes to Kasia Orzechowska. This is a particularly impressive feat when you consider that Kasia was competing in her first-ever multi-day ultramarathon and that she broke the existing female course record set by Kristina Madsen, herself a world record-holding runner. You need to go almost 10 hours further down the table to find the next woman.
The 3rd fastest time overall goes to Wim Steenkamp. He was one of the few Namibians to enter the race and he did his country more than proud. Wim took the overall race win in 2019, the first runner to win one of our global series in their own country.
You’ll find the full list of runners who have completed the full course below. Over the coming months, as we approach a time when we can hold each of our other races, we’ll look to publish similar leaderboards.
For those of you that are geeks for race results, like us, you can now find our past results much more easily. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our website, we’ve now included a ‘Race Results’ option on our homepage so you can see what you’re up against before you enter a race with us.
Think you’ve got what it takes to get onto our Desert Ultra leaderboard? Click here, and read about how completing our Desert race could bag you a place on any of our other events without having to go through a ballot.
|EVENT||FIRST NAME||SURNAME||OVERALL TIME|
|2018||Adam||Kimble||25:07:02||Current Course Record|
|2018||Kristina||Madsen||33:52:10||Female Record 2018|
|2018||Karl||Riegl *||57:42:53 *|