Lichtenburg High School is hosting the 2017 SA Schools AR champs in conjunction with Compass Sport. The race organizer this year promised a fun filled event with some adventures that will require basic skills. Nothing serious but still challenging when under pressure and tired. Bring a friendly attitude and you will walk away with n experience of a lifetime. Remember our motto, ” Do it for enjoyment, not for employment”
NB: The North West is Mamba country and teams must be very vigilant. Mambas attack only when cornered or if you get too close to their territory and all teams must prepare for and be ready to handle the situation when presented with this hopefully unlikely situation. To our knowledge the best is to stay calm, move away slowly without making noise. The venom of the black mamba is extremely toxic. Its bites can deliver about 100–120 mg of venom on average and the maximum dose recorded is 400 mg. It is reported that before antivenom was widely available, the mortality rate from a bite was nearly 100%. The bite of a black mamba can potentially cause collapse in humans within 45 minutes, or less. Without effective antivenom therapy, death typically occurs in 7–15 hours.