Race Recap

Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20

I started running in 2017 by challenging myself to 17 races that year. This year I’ve returned to how it had all began with a #20in20 Race Challenge. Botswana doesn’t have too many races (probably less than 20 a year) so I’ve been keeping a close ear to the ground to make sure I don’t… Continue reading Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20

On The Run · Race Recap

10 Steps To A Successful 10×10 Challenge

The Gaborone Striders Runners Club (GSRC) organised another successful 10×10 Challenge Event towards the end of 2019 with participation increasing from a 120 runners in 2018 to 359 runners. With its popularity quickly increasing, I really hope it will occupy a place on Botswana’s Race Calendar for years to come. The Challenge itself is simple,… Continue reading 10 Steps To A Successful 10×10 Challenge

Family and Fitness

Why I Love Exercising As A Family

On the 10th November 2019, I participated in the Airport Junction Race with my father, husband and kids! We started this tradition in 2017 and it’s something we really look forward to every year especially as it comes after the tough Soweto Race held the weekend before. This time round, Ditiro did the 5K race… Continue reading Why I Love Exercising As A Family

Guest Blog · Inspiration

Five Incredible Mountain Summits

As I get older, I realise how fortunate I’ve been to have had such positive influences in my life. In all spheres, be it academia, career, motherhood or fitness, I’ve always had role models. A key influence in the area of fitness has been my Aunt Mette. She has always been extremely fit participating in… Continue reading Five Incredible Mountain Summits

Guest Blog · On The Run

The Importance of Eye Protection For Runners

We are usually quick to lather our skin with sun screen lotion when we head out for a run, but how many of us consider the need to protect our eyes as well? I, for one, am very guilty of not doing much. I usually wear a cap but with my runs getting longer and… Continue reading The Importance of Eye Protection For Runners

Race Recap

How To Conquer Your Hard At Soweto

Regular readers will know that Soweto, aptly coined ‘The People’s Race’ in Johannesburg is one of my favourite races! It’s not a course you’re likely to PB as it’s extremely hilly and scheduled in the heat of summer. But people are drawn to it for its pulsating township route, positive vibe from 40, 000 runners,… Continue reading How To Conquer Your Hard At Soweto

On The Run

8 Safety Tips For Women Runners in Gaborone

So you’ve taken the decision to run. But just how safe is it to run in Gaborone? What times are best? What areas should be avoided? And can you run alone? These are all questions that women – some aspiring runners and others, visitors to the city have asked me, so I thought it was… Continue reading 8 Safety Tips For Women Runners in Gaborone

On The Run

How The Gauteng Trail Clinic Helped Me Run The Berg

Shortly after signing up for the Run The Berg Trail Race, I started panicking – “What have I gotten myself into?” But as luck would have it a couple of months later, I saw a Facebook ad for the Gauteng Trail Clinic on the 27 and 28 July 2019 to be hosted at the Walter… Continue reading How The Gauteng Trail Clinic Helped Me Run The Berg

Guest Blog · On The Run

Five Tips For Running With Natural Hair

I started my natural hair journey around the same time I started running in 2017. But although I know a lot more about running now, there is still a lot I need to learn about taking care of my natural hair. For one, how does one maintain a healthy afro when leading an active running… Continue reading Five Tips For Running With Natural Hair

Race Recap

Run The Berg Trail Adventure, Race Recap 2019

On the 28th and 29th September 2019, I (together with friends and family from Botswana) took part in Runtheberg – a 2-stage trail race in the magnificent Northern Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. Luzibo and I chose the Challenge Race which was 17 km of climbing and running on the first day, followed by 14… Continue reading Run The Berg Trail Adventure, Race Recap 2019