After many months and hours of training on my #road2comrades, I can proudly say I did it! Last Sunday 29th May 2016 I completed the grueling 89km Ultra Comrades Marathon down-run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. It was without a doubt the hardest race I have ever done but probably the most rewarding. My parents,… Read More My First Comrades Journey
I cannot believe that my #Road2Comrades is basically here. On Sunday I will be one of over 16 000 runners at the start line in Pietermaritzburg to take on the 89km Ultimate Human Race down to Durban. Since January I have run 1250km in my training leading up to the big day on Sunday with… Read More #Road2Comrades 2 Days to Go!
A week ago today, Warrick, his parents and I were very fortunate to visit Phinda Private Game Reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal for Warrick’s oldest friends’ wedding weekend. We have always wanted to visit Phinda as we have only ever heard great things about it. And it could not have been more perfect to visit this… Read More #Phindalove2016 Wedding Weekend
I was fortunate enough to meet South Africa’s ultra-distance trail running superstar, Ryan Sandes, earlier this year at the Cell C African X Trail Run as he was promoting his recently launched biography called “Trail Blazer – My Life as an Ultra-distance trail runner.” I was very keen to read this book to learn more about… Read More South Africa’s “Trail Blazer”
April has felt like a very long month in terms of my Comrades training. I have managed to run just over 310km this month which is slightly less than I planned due to a viral infection last week nevertheless it has still been a big running month. A highlight for me this month in my… Read More My #Road2Comrades – April Report
I was recently on a local flight back from Cape Town and whilst reading the airline magazine to pass some time I came across a write up on a book called 101 Kruger Tales which is a compilation of 101 extraordinary stories from ordinary visitors to the Kruger National Park. I instantly knew this was… Read More Extraordinary Kruger Tales
For the past three years, Warrick and I have participated in the Delta Dash 6 hour Mountain bike endurance race. What we love about this race is that there is a more relaxed, fun atmosphere to the race than your usual mountain biking races and as an added bonus it takes place on our doorstep… Read More A fun day out on the MTB at Delta Dash
For Christmas last year, Warrick had mentioned to me that he wanted to read this book called Stoked! by Chris Bertish. I knew vaguely who Chris Bertish was as he had spoken at a previous FEAT evening I attended where he talked about his Thames River Source-to-Sea (run/SUP/cycle) expedition he completed in 2013 but I didn’t know… Read More Be Inspired. Be Stoked!