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Five Great Lessons From Soweto

I recently recapped my Soweto Half Marathon which took place in November last year. It was an awesome adventure. I had a solid training plan and although I got injured a week before the Big Day, I ran quite a solid race. However, it was only my second Half Marathon and in the last few… Continue reading Five Great Lessons From Soweto

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My 2019 Running/Fitness Goals

I LOVE the start of a new year. It’s always filled with so much promise and hope. I love setting new goals and starting on a blank sheet. Of course, each year has it’s ups and downs and often doesn’t go exactly as planned. But I always find that setting goals keeps me focused on what… Continue reading My 2019 Running/Fitness Goals

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The Races, The Bling, The Lessons – 2018

It’s a piece of metal, not always pretty, but it’s often the one thing that keeps us pushing through the pain to get to the Finish Line! No race is ever the same and every medal tells a story, sometimes one of disappointment, other times of joy but most times it tells the story of… Continue reading The Races, The Bling, The Lessons – 2018

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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