By Ditiro Coyne I live by the saying that a person is responsible for their own comfort – and this is particularly the case if you spend a lot of time on the road or trail, either running or cycling. As a mountain biker, I spend several hours in the bush on my own, and… Continue reading How To Get Your Mountain Bike Race-Ready
Running is a way I manage stress and anxiety and it also keeps me productive, confident and living a more balanced and healthy life. But as runners, we often neglect to incorporate some basic self-care activities to rejuvenate our physical and mental wellbeing. A few weeks ago, I set myself a 5-Day Self-Care Challenge. I… Continue reading 5-Day Self-Care Challenge For Runners
On the 23rd July 2022, I participated in a Half Marathon in Selebi-Phikwe, an old mining town in the Central District of Botswana. Originally named the Bosele Marathon, the Orange Phikwe Marathon is the oldest in Botswana, started in 1985 by the late Boet Kahts and Phill Roberts who was a teacher at Selebi Phikwe… Continue reading Orange Phikwe Half Marathon 2022 | Race Recap
Over the years, I’ve connected with so many runners, both in person and virtually. Who else, than a fellow runner, understands your need to talk about the time you ran a marathon or an injury you’re struggling with? Who else gets that you need an early night before that intimidating long run? And who else… Continue reading How To Connect With Other Runners
On the 9th July 2022, I participated in the SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K Race which is organised by the Lady Khama Charitable Trust and supported by the Gaborone Runners Club, Botswana Athletics Association and Botswana National Sports Commission. I had the most amazing time and to think I almost missed it…! When the date was… Continue reading SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K | Race Recap
At the start of the year, I set five major goals with an additional BONUS goal thrown in for good measure. Most of the goals have a number of mini-goals/targets embedded in them which makes them a lot more challenging than I’d thought when I was setting them with all the vigour and energy that… Continue reading Am I On Track With My 2022 Goals?
Given its proximity to Gaborone as well as its significant historical, cultural and religious relevance to Botswana, I’ve long wanted to run in Molepolole, an urban village about 50km from the city and the official gateway to the Kgalagadi Desert. Named after the Molepolole River, Molepolole is the capital of the Bakwena tribe who were forced… Continue reading I Finally Ran In Molepolole!
Home to the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Makgadikgadi Pans and the Kgalagadi Transfontier Park, Botswana is a popular tourist destination. However, its capital city Gaborone is often overlooked as a place of interest. Although Gaborone doesn’t have the vibrant feel of some of Africa’s big cities, many fall in love with its relative… Continue reading Running Through The Main Mall
On the 18th June 2022, I participated in the Spar Community Challenge’s third race. This Challenge is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances to choose from – 5K and 10K. You’ll find my first recap here, and my second here. There is a leader board for each… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (June)
Around October last year, there was a buzz of excitement in Gaborone with news that a speciality running store was opening up in Sebele Mall – aptly named GRIP Runner. I recently had the privilege of interviewing Gobona Mantle who is a co-founder of GRIP Runner which she expertly juggles with her cycling coaching school… Continue reading Interview | GRIP Runner Co-Founder Gobona Mantle