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It’s The Final Countdown!

My 16-week journey to the Addo Elephant Ultra-Trail has been anything but easy. I always knew the training would be tough but I didn’t expect all the setbacks, from poor fitness levels, motivation struggles, work travel, food poisoning and even Covid. With only 463 of 750km run, I know I go into this race undertrained.… Continue reading It’s The Final Countdown!

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Pack With Me For Addo!

Over the last few days, I’ve been running around trying to get everything sorted for our trip to Addo! We leave on Thursday and I still have a million and one things to do – a tonne of meetings and reports, packing, blogging, PCR Test, and the biggest of all, writing detailed instructions for my… Continue reading Pack With Me For Addo!

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Woman Of The Year | Khanyisa, Endo Warrior

International Women’s Day is marked every year on the 8th March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also brings attention to critical issues facing women such as gender equality, reproductive rights or gender-based violence. The theme for 2022 is Break The Bias and today I would like to celebrate… Continue reading Woman Of The Year | Khanyisa, Endo Warrior

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Fancy A Run In Singapore? Let’s Go!

I visited Singapore for a conference in 2010. As it coincided with my 30th birthday, Ditiro joined me and we had a fabulous week. I remember how immaculate everything was and I was in awe of the sophisticated transport system, all the high-end shopping malls, the multitude of colourful cuisines and the organised markets with… Continue reading Fancy A Run In Singapore? Let’s Go!

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Let’s Run In Nairobi, Kenya!

Runner blogger Wanja from Nairobi, Kenya has been running on and off since 2013 and has participated in several races including four Half Marathons. Having run in Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon and Mauritius, she’s experienced some of the rich culture and diversity of Africa. Her favourite distance is 10km as it’s enough not to require multiple… Continue reading Let’s Run In Nairobi, Kenya!

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OMG, So Much Drama This Training Cycle!

Three weeks to the Addo Elephant Trail Run and a whole lot has happened since my last training update a month ago! In that update, I shared that I was putting in the effort without getting any reward for it. Many of my runs felt difficult and lacklustre and I was not enjoying trail running… Continue reading OMG, So Much Drama This Training Cycle!

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Trail Running In Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Established in 1994, the Mokolodi Nature Reserve is a 20 minute drive from Gaborone on the A1 Lobatse Road. The Reserve is 3, 700 hectares and home to a variety of animals and plants that are endemic to south-eastern Botswana. It employs 90 people, 75 of whom are from neighbouring communities. Of great significance is… Continue reading Trail Running In Mokolodi Nature Reserve

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How To Protect Your Skin As A Runner

Our skin is exposed to so many harsh elements when we are out running! In Botswana, the intense sun coupled with dust and dry air can contribute to lacklustre and unhealthy skin. And in other places, factors such as wind, humidity, toxins from pollution, or a combination of these, can do the same. All these… Continue reading How To Protect Your Skin As A Runner

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Trail Running In Tlokweng

Tlokweng is a fast-growing town adjacent to the capital city of Gaborone. It is often described as being “on the other side” of the Notwane River and is just 15 kilometres from our border with South Africa. It’s a bustling town with a mix of identities from modern suburbs to more traditional homesteads, cattle-posts and masimo (crop… Continue reading Trail Running In Tlokweng

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The Plight Of Female Runners

In the early hours of Valentine’s morning a 40 year old woman in Gaborone was raped while running. I’ve struggled to find the words to describe how I felt upon hearing this news. I have always spoken of my love for running outdoors and for my passion of exploring different places. So this news hit… Continue reading The Plight Of Female Runners