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Five Reasons Endurance Runners Should Do 5K Races

On the 21st September 2019, I ran the Botswana Independence 5K race. One thing which really surprised me was how shocked people seemed when I said I was running the 5K, “Why not the Half? Or the 10k at the very least?!” Initially I was taken aback, momentarily embarrassed that I wasn’t doing anything longer… Continue reading Five Reasons Endurance Runners Should Do 5K Races

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Botswana Life Half Marathon, Race Recap (2019)

On the 8th of September 2019, I ran the Botswana Life Half Marathon in Gaborone – it was my third Half of the year, and my FIFTH Half overall. When I started writing this recap, I followed my usual format, describing my training, the route, my splits and performance, and the pros and cons of… Continue reading Botswana Life Half Marathon, Race Recap (2019)

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FNB Platinum 12km Trail Run, Race Recap

After the Diacore Half Marathon, I took a week off but then quickly returned to some light running as I had long registered for the FNB Platinum Trail Run in Buffelspoort, South Africa. The event was a 2-day affair – my husband Ditiro did the “Magalies Monster”, a 65km mountain bike race on the 1st… Continue reading FNB Platinum 12km Trail Run, Race Recap

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Gabs 1/2 Marathon, Race Recap (2019)

On the 10th of March 2019, I ran the Gabs 1/2 Marathon. This was my third Half, following my two last year, the Diacore in May and the Soweto in November. For my first two Half Marathons, I had only one goal – TO FINISH. For this Half, I decided to set a specific time… Continue reading Gabs 1/2 Marathon, Race Recap (2019)

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Soweto Half Marathon, Race Recap (2018)

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)

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Magalies Adventure 16 km Trail Run, Race Recap

When Ditiro and I got married, it was inconceivable that we would celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary with a Trail Race. Whereas Ditiro has always enjoyed running, I avoided it at all costs. But a couple of years ago, after years of little exercise, I decided it was time to get fit. Running seemed the… Continue reading Magalies Adventure 16 km Trail Run, Race Recap

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BDF Mogoditshane Race (10km), Race Recap (2018)

This year I have been very selective with my race choices; unlike last year, I have focused more on quality than on quantity. BUT I must admit there is nothing that gets my heart pumping and my adrenaline rushing like a race! So when I saw Coach Nicola had scheduled a 10 km Long Run… Continue reading BDF Mogoditshane Race (10km), Race Recap (2018)