On The Run

I Flew To Ghana For My Weekend Run!

How’s that for an attention-grabbing headline?! And it’s true… well, partly! My team was asked to facilitate a meeting in Ghana set for Friday and Saturday. Needless to say, we spent more time travelling than actually being in Ghana! We were at the Airport in Gaborone by 08:30 on Thursday morning for a 10:30 flight… Continue reading I Flew To Ghana For My Weekend Run!

Race Recap

Boitekanelo Celebrates 15 Years With A 15K | Race Recap

On the 21st of May 2022, I participated in the Boitekanelo 15K Race. Located in Tlokweng, Boitekanelo College is an academic institution which offers degrees and diplomas in various health-related fields. As part of their 15 year anniversary celebrations, they organised a Charity Race with Access Bank Botswana as their Gold Sponsor and Botswana’s Minister… Continue reading Boitekanelo Celebrates 15 Years With A 15K | Race Recap

Family and Fitness

Kaia Earns 2nd Place In A 20km MTB Race

Just over a year ago, I interviewed my daughter Kaia on her mountain biking adventures, including a bad fall she’d recently had as well as her epic 24km race. Although Kaia is still an avid cyclist, it has taken her a while to build back her confidence after the big fall. She hasn’t wanted to… Continue reading Kaia Earns 2nd Place In A 20km MTB Race

On The Run

Why Taking Your Kids To The Stadium Is A Must!

The Gaborone International Meet is the only international track and field competition hosted in Botswana. It is organised annually by the Sports View Runners Club and is aimed at providing a platform for upcoming and elite athletes to showcase their talent as well as prepare and qualify for international competitions such as the World Championships,… Continue reading Why Taking Your Kids To The Stadium Is A Must!

On The Run

Five Ways To Deal With Post-Race Blues

Training for a big race can be all-consuming. For months, everything is centred around it – the structure of your days, your nutrition, your sleeping schedule, your weekend activities, and yes, even your conversations. As you approach the race, you visualise all that will follow – the finish line, the photos on social media, the… Continue reading Five Ways To Deal With Post-Race Blues

On The Run

Let’s Talk: Running And Mental Health

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week, is an annual event which shines a much-needed spotlight on mental health. Although the event started in the UK, it has become one of the biggest awareness weeks globally. In Botswana, as in many other countries, there is a stigma that surrounds mental health but… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Running And Mental Health

Race Recap

Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (May)

Just a week after the first race of the Spar Community Challenge, we were at it again! On the 7th May 2022, I participated in the Challenge’s second race at Airport Junction Mall. This is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances to choose from – 5K and… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (May)

Guest Blog · Hiking

Interview | Conquering Mt. Meru, Tanzania

In June 2021, I interviewed Ebulani on her momentous journey up Mount Kenya. What took me by surprise was that she made her 4,985m ascent to the famous Lenana Point only a year after becoming a hiker. That post was the highest read of 2021 and the fourth highest in all my years of blogging.… Continue reading Interview | Conquering Mt. Meru, Tanzania

Race Recap

Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (April)

On the 30th April 2022, I participated in the Spar Community Challenge Series at Airport Junction Mall. This is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances, 5K and 10K. There is a leader board for each race (and series) with overall winners to be announced at the final… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (April)

Guest Blog · On The Run

Interview | From Asthma To Marathons

Although I have such huge admiration and respect for the Isaac Makwalas and Gerda Steyns of the world, the stories that motivate me the most come from ordinary runners, like you or me, who usually started running later in life, who once believed they couldn’t run or who don’t fit the typical “athletic mould” and… Continue reading Interview | From Asthma To Marathons