With 5 days to go until the 2017 Comrades Marathon I have had to make one of the hardest decisions ever to not run this year’s race for my back-to-back medal. It is so disappointing as I have put in a lot of time and effort to overcome injuries and still manage to get the mileage… Read More Comrades 2017 a no go! #disappointed
Last weekend I ran my first Old Mutual Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon (OMTOM) in Cape Town and despite suffering a bit in the last few kilometers it was a beautiful and enjoyable run. It has been one of those races I have always wanted to do but as it falls over the Easter weekend my… Read More My road to my first Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
As you may already be aware sadly last Sunday the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour (a.ka. The Argus) had to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. I was planning to ride this years’ race on my Qhubeka Buffalo bicycle to help raise awareness for the Qhubeka charity that helps mobilise people… Read More Riding my Qhubeka in the Cape Town Cycle Tour…postponed to 2018
Despite lack of training due to an injury, I managed to qualify for the 56km Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2017 by finishing the Cape Gate Vaal Marathon. I have always wanted to run the Two Oceans Marathon and as my company I work for Garmin is the technical sponsor for the race I was able to… Read More My first Vaal Marathon – Qualifier for the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
I recently decided to challenge myself to cycle the 109km Cape Cycle Tour on my Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle. It all happened quite spontaneously about two weeks ago when I saw a fellow triathlete friend post on Facebook that they were selling their Cape Cycle Tour entry. As I will be in Cape Town for the week… Read More Riding the Cape Cycle Tour on my Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle
I thought I would provide a quick update since my last blog post about my recent knee injury (Click here to read more about it). About three weeks ago I saw a sports physician who diagnosed that I seem to be showing positive signs of patella femoral pain in my knee. I was recommended to consider… Read More Update on my road to recovery from knee pain
A few weekends ago, Warrick and I together with one of my best friends and her boyfriend decided to go on a camping weekend out to Mountain Sanctuary Park. One of my new years resolutions for the year is to spend more time out in nature so this camping weekend was a perfect start to… Read More A weekend getaway to Mountain Sanctuary Park
One always aims to start a new-year feeling positive and full of ambition to take on new challenges. One of my challenges for this year is to complete the Comrades Ultra Marathon up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and get my back-to-back medal. Unfortunately my training so far has been slowed down by a runners’ worst… Read More A runners’ worst nightmare – knee pain!