On Sunday 27 November 2022, I participated in the UB Marathon (10K race) in celebration of the University of Botswana’s 40th Anniversary. This was actually a bonus race for me as I was to travel to Ghana that weekend for work but when those plans suddenly changed, it meant I could participate after all. I’m… Continue reading Oh, Just a Selfie with Isaac Makwala! | UB 10K Race Recap
Like many of you, I know how important good hydration is for the body to function properly – whether it’s aiding the digestive system, flushing out toxins, keeping joints and muscles lubricated or just keeping us looking healthier. As a runner, the importance of hydration is amplified as lack thereof can cause serious problems to… Continue reading Are You Struggling to Drink Enough Water?
The Gaborone Striders Runners Club 10×10 Challenge is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Challenge itself is straight-forward, if a little daunting at first: RUN 10KM EVERY DAY FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. There are some basic rules to follow: The 10 km run has to be done in one go… Continue reading My Goals for the 10×10 Challenge 2022
After six months of training, my friend Tshire ran the Comrades Marathon in an incredible time of nine hours. First held in 1921, the Comrades Marathon, coined The Ultimate Human Race, is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon road race, run annually in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The direction of the race… Continue reading Running Comrades | Interview with Tshire – Part 2
First held in 1921, the Comrades Marathon, coined The Ultimate Human Race, is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon road race, run annually in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (now 90.184 km) starting from… Continue reading Running Comrades | Interview with Tshire – Part 1
I love blogging but it’s pretty hard work and the whole process, from thinking of content, to writing, to organising photos and uploading them, and of course managing social media, takes quite a bit of time. I’ve talked about some of the joys and challenges previously in posts like Behind the Scenes of a Runner… Continue reading How My Family Supports My Running Blog
At the start of the year, I set six major goals, each with a number of mini goals embedded in them. When I look at them now, I don’t think they were overly ambitious, in fact, unlike previous years, they were quite achievable. But this year has just felt off for me, fitness-wise. Admittedly, I’ve… Continue reading How I Plan to End 2022 with A Bang!
Diagnosed with arthritis at the age of two, Myfanwy from Wales has never let her chronic illness define who she is or what she can do. An active working mum of three, she has run three ultra-marathons, five marathons including three majors – London, New York and Chicago, and shows no sign of stopping! She… Continue reading Interview | Running with Arthritis
Welcome to “Top Five Friday” where I share my Top Five anything in running and blogging! Before the pandemic, I travelled at least three or four times a year to South Africa for races. I’ve always loved how organised South African races are – starting at 6am means starting at 6am, and the energy from… Continue reading Top Five Friday | My Favourite Races in South Africa
When a race I’d planned for on Saturday in Pande Game Reserve near Dar es Salaam in Tanzania was postponed, my first thought was to go for a long run, followed by a relaxing day on the beach. But my ever-adventurous spirit, something I inherited from my mother, had me Googling ‘Hiking in Dar es… Continue reading Exploring Pugu Hills in Tanzania