On The Run

Five Benefits of Hiking for Runners

When the opportunity arose to do a 40 km hike from Gaborone to Otse, my friend Elisa and I jumped at it quite enthusiastically without too much thought which admittedly led to some last minute panicking and mutterings of “Whose idea was this anyway?”! The Second Annual Old Lobatse Road Expeditionary Walk was organised by… Continue reading Five Benefits of Hiking for Runners

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Seven Lessons from an Obstacle Course Race

On the 28th of July 2018, I participated in the Lady K Urban Obstacle Course Race – an 8 km semi-trail team event with around 15 obstacles, all needing different strengths and talents. I was in between Half Marathon training cycles and wanted to try something adventurous, fun and completely outside my comfort zone. My… Continue reading Seven Lessons from an Obstacle Course Race

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Six Reasons To Spectate A Race

One thing that we don’t have enough of in Botswana is race spectator support. Even at the Diacore Gaborone Marathon, which is the biggest race in the country, there are so few people cheering for runners on the course. I remember the best part about doing the Soweto Race in South Africa was the streets lined… Continue reading Six Reasons To Spectate A Race

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10 Tips for Running in Winter

On Saturday, Tapiwa and I did a 12 km run. We met at 06:15 in the cold and dark. I looked at her and she looked at me, and we just said “Why? Why are we here?!” Winter is the hardest season to stick to a running routine. No matter how many times you see… Continue reading 10 Tips for Running in Winter

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Five Lessons From A Disappointing Race

I ran my FIRST Half Marathon a month ago. It was phenomenal. As part of my training, I did the Gabs 10 km on the 25th March. It was at this race a year ago that I first ran 10 km without walking. I vividly remember coming through that Finish Line triumphant – smiling and dancing!… Continue reading Five Lessons From A Disappointing Race

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Five times I didn’t QUIT

For those of you who are new to my blog, I am a newbie runner from Gaborone, Botswana. To keep me going, I (bravely or stupidly) set myself the challenge of running 17 races in 2017! So far I have done four of them (a 5k trail run; the Mini-Monster 10k in South Africa; a 10k race… Continue reading Five times I didn’t QUIT