Morning Everyone. As at 22h00 last night it was still Mike Woolnough and Trevor Ball that were setting the pace. They reportedly battled to find Malekholanyane support station in the dark. But they apear to have made ammends, and an earlier tweet had them heading out of Malekhalonyane this morning and headed for Rhodes by this evening, which would imply jumping Vuvu support station and a very impressive 3 day ride to Rhodes if they make it.
But as from this morning, all eyes are on the "Racing Snake" Batch J, who started this morning. Extreme Triathlete August Carstens, with his injured knee, looks like he's planning to take it easy to Allendale today. But the rest are off at speed according to the Tracker.
The 4 "favourites" in Batch J are not too far apart. Glenn appears to be leading on Tracker, and the order of the 4 riders is Glenn, Garth Flanders, Martin Dreyer and Alex Harris. Glenn has already passed through the village of Byrne, and is approaching the Umkomaas Valley according to the latest on Tracker at around 9h30 this morning.
The graphs below have yet to reflect the Racing Snakes, as they are taken from the rider progress tables as at 22h00 last night.