Inspiration · On The Run

Running Comrades | Interview with Tshire – Part 2

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

Inspiration · On The Run

Running Comrades | Interview with Tshire – Part 1

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

Inspiration · On The Run

Interview | Running with Arthritis

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

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8 Things I Know Are True At 42

It’s my birthday!! I started my day with a beautiful run in Central Gaborone where many of the Jacaranda trees are now in full bloom and displaying their magnificent and magical purple colour. I couldn’t have found a greater way to start my day. I haven’t been running for a few weeks (due to a… Continue reading 8 Things I Know Are True At 42

Inspiration · On The Run

An Incredible 400km Run To 40!

My friend Zurika had plans to run four marathons this year to mark her 40th Birthday, some of which would have likely been overseas. However, when the pandemic hit many of her plans changed. One day, she suddenly announced to our running group that she would run 10km a day for 40 days with the… Continue reading An Incredible 400km Run To 40!

Guest Blog · Inspiration

Beast Mode State of Mind

Written By Guest Blogger Ticha Pfupajena There’s a quote I heard somewhere that has stuck with me “Opinions are like armpits – everyone has them, and some of them stink”. This is especially relevant now during the current coronavirus pandemic as everyone seems to have an opinion on something – whether it’s wearing masks in… Continue reading Beast Mode State of Mind

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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

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One Runner’s Story Of How Running Saved His Life

When I was on my mission to run 17 races last year, I got a knee injury after my 6th race. I felt so sorry for myself but after a few physio sessions, I returned to running.  My minor injury though pales in comparison to what my friend Johannes went through. On Boxing Day last… Continue reading One Runner’s Story Of How Running Saved His Life

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Five Lessons from Running the Berg

For those who are regular readers of my blog, you know who Tapiwa is. She has featured in several training and race recaps! We often start our races together, have a good chat before she pushes ahead for her powerhouse finishes. We have a great running partnership and if I am to define it, I… Continue reading Five Lessons from Running the Berg

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An Interview with Victoria

A few weeks ago I launched a new series on the blog centred around people who I really admire and look up to in the world of fitness. So often we look for inspiration in the celebrity world and we forget that we can learn so much and gain so many insights from the people… Continue reading An Interview with Victoria