In October 2017 at age 30 I was diagnosed with a Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (find out more about my story in my recent blog post). Although this diagnosis was a shocking revelation it did provide me with some comfort to know that in fact I was not going mad. The reason was… Read More My road to recovery from a DVT & PE (Blood clots)
After completing #Joburg2Kili and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Warrick and I went on a Tanzanian Safari Experience for a week visiting some of the world famous National Parks namely; Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater; Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. Both of us are bushveld fanatics and it has always been on our bucket… Read More The Kernes on Safari in Tanzania
For the past ten days the Joburg2Kili team and I have been exploring the beautiful country of Malawi on our Qhubeka Bicycles – we have now cycled just over 3000km. We have spent most of our time cycling up the western shore of Lake Malawi and stopping off at some amazing campsites along the way.… Read More Reflecting on Malawi so far – A place of authentic and raw beauty
Taking on the Joburg2Kili Expedition for Qhubeka powered by Tarsus has certainly taught me a lot about the power of making a difference. The past few days of riding here in Zambia have been really tough with a lot of climbing and headwind to contend with. Having no gears just means you work so hard… Read More The power of making a difference to get through some tough days riding my Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle
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
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