Running is one of the greatest metaphors for life. As I’ve been reflecting on my Ultra-Trail journey, I’ve found so many parallels and critical lessons. In my last blog, I shared some of them including the importance of dreaming big, remembering that pain is temporary but regret is forever, that you get what you put… Continue reading Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 2
It’s been three weeks since my Ultra-Trail Marathon on the mountains of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It was an incredibly tough challenge that tested me on so many levels – but somehow, I ran, walked and crawled my way to the finish in 9+ hours. When we travelled back in the open safari… Continue reading Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 1
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!
I was that girl who loved bright and colourful stationery. The shops would sell brown paper covers for school books but I always chose the brightest paper and folders I could find. Remember those pretty letter and envelope sets? I’d always get several for Christmas and there was nothing I loved more. Even today, I… Continue reading Is It Foolish To Plan For 2021?
I’m on a mission to complete 20 races this year as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge. With multiple races currently being cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 global crisis this goal may be harder to achieve than I had originally anticipated. Be that as it may, I’m going to stay as positive as… Continue reading Phobians Pretoria Half Marathon, Race Recap, #2/20
Regular readers will know that Soweto, aptly coined ‘The People’s Race’ in Johannesburg is one of my favourite races! It’s not a course you’re likely to PB as it’s extremely hilly and scheduled in the heat of summer. But people are drawn to it for its pulsating township route, positive vibe from 40, 000 runners,… Continue reading How To Conquer Your Hard At Soweto
On the 28th and 29th September 2019, I (together with friends and family from Botswana) took part in Runtheberg – a 2-stage trail race in the magnificent Northern Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa. Luzibo and I chose the Challenge Race which was 17 km of climbing and running on the first day, followed by 14… Continue reading Run The Berg Trail Adventure, Race Recap 2019
On the 4th of November 2018, I ran the Soweto Half Marathon in Johannesburg, South Africa. Having done the 10 km Race in 2017, this was actually my second Soweto race experience. However, given how tough10 km was, I knew that doing the Half would be a whole new and challenging experience in itself. I… Continue reading Soweto Half Marathon, Race Recap (2018)
On the 5th November, 2017 I ran the Soweto Race (10 km) in neighbouring South Africa – probably one of the most vibrant and exciting races I have participated in. This completed my “Road to Soweto Training Plan” and was the 14th Race in my “17 in 2017 Challenge”. It was a fantastic and well-organised race.… Continue reading The Soweto Race 10k, Race Recap, #14/17
I am on a crazy but wonderfully fulfilling mission to complete 17 races this year. Here is the story of Number 8 – a gruelling, exhausting, intense, and dare I say just plain UGLY 30 km walk through the desert! Road Trip: On the 28th July 2017, I set off for Jwaneng which is a 2… Continue reading Jwaneng Desert-Bush Walk 30k, Race Recap (#8/17)