It has been almost a year since I last wrote a blog post. So why the radio silence? Last year I had grand plans on completing my back-to-back Comrades Marathon and to take on the infamous 100km SkyRun Challenge. However, my body decided that it had other plans for me, which left me feeling uninspired… Read More My 2017 Story – Setbacks, Cows and Blood Clots
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
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!
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!
March has been a BIG running month for me having covered a total run distance of 320km and climbed 6696m in elevation. I also completed my first ever stage trail run the Cell C African X Trail Run this month which was a fantastic experience “a must” for any trail running enthusiasts out there. But… Read More My #Road2Comrades – March Report
One of my goals for 2016 is to complete the ultimate human race, the Comrades Marathon. The Comrades Marathon is a world renowned 89km ultra-marathon that takes place on the 29th May 2016 from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. This year will be the 91st edition of the race. For many years I have had a secret… Read More My #Road2Comrades 2016 – January Report
I am on a mission to become a stronger runner and so I have decided to start fitting in some Westcliff stairs sessions into my training. The Westcliff stairs are located in the beautiful, old suburb of Westcliff just off Wexford Road close to the intersection of Crescent Drive. They are known as the “stairway… Read More “The stairway to heaven” – the Westcliff Stairs