On The Run

Post-Ultra | Walking Away The Aches & Pains

Active recovery?! Regular readers will know I’m not about that life! It’s something I always say I’m going to do but laziness quickly takes over and I end up doing very little. Of course, I regret it later when I’m struggling to get back to running. But as an ultra-trail marathoner 😉 I felt it… Continue reading Post-Ultra | Walking Away The Aches & Pains

On The Run

Running In South Africa’s City Of Roses

The journey from Gaborone to my ultra-trail in Addo, South Africa was about 1,300km so we did it over two days. Bloemfontein was halfway so we stopped here for the first night and as it was a city we had never visited, we were keen to explore it on the run! Bloemfontein, means “fountain of… Continue reading Running In South Africa’s City Of Roses

Race Recap

Addo Race | I Am An Ultra-Trail Marathoner!

On the 19th of March 2022, I ran my first Ultra-Trail Marathon in the Addo National Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It was the toughest challenge I’ve ever done, one that tested my physical and mental strength, whilst allowing me to witness the grit, determination and resilience of so many other… Continue reading Addo Race | I Am An Ultra-Trail Marathoner!

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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!

Guest Blog · On The Run

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