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MAP Fun Run in the Sun! | 5K Race Recap

On Saturday 8th October 2022, I was overjoyed to be part of a final celebration of my secondary school’s 50th anniversary, together with my husband and son, as well as my good friends, Polelo, Elisa and Tapiwa, all of us proud members of MAP Class of 1998! Maru-a-Pula, translated as ‘Clouds of Rain’ and fondly… Continue reading MAP Fun Run in the Sun! | 5K Race Recap

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How Was The Kgosi Malope II 10K Race?

Located around 85km from Gaborone, Kanye is the eighth-largest village in Botswana and the administrative capital of the Southern District. Steeped in cultural, traditional and political history, Kanye is also well-known for its rolling hills, beautiful gorges and stunning scenery. More significantly to me, it is my husband Ditiro’s home village, a place he believes… Continue reading How Was The Kgosi Malope II 10K Race?

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BDF AC Half Marathon | What Went Wrong?

On the 28th August 2022, I participated in the BDF AC Half Marathon in Mogoditshane, a bustling peri-urban town in Kweneng District which borders Gaborone. The last time I was here was in 2018 when I did the 10K route. I had such an enjoyable time exploring the vibrant streets of Mogoditshane, navigating curious goats… Continue reading BDF AC Half Marathon | What Went Wrong?

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Orange Phikwe Half Marathon 2022 | Race Recap

On the 23rd July 2022, I participated in a Half Marathon in Selebi-Phikwe, an old mining town in the Central District of Botswana. Originally named the Bosele Marathon, the Orange Phikwe Marathon is the oldest in Botswana, started in 1985 by the late Boet Kahts and Phill Roberts who was a teacher at Selebi Phikwe… Continue reading Orange Phikwe Half Marathon 2022 | Race Recap

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SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K | Race Recap

On the 9th July 2022, I participated in the SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K Race which is organised by the Lady Khama Charitable Trust and supported by the Gaborone Runners Club, Botswana Athletics Association and Botswana National Sports Commission. I had the most amazing time and to think I almost missed it…! When the date was… Continue reading SPAR Women’s Challenge 10K | Race Recap

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Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (June)

On the 18th June 2022, I participated in the Spar Community Challenge’s third race. This Challenge is a 9-part running series with monthly runs from April until December, with two distances to choose from – 5K and 10K. You’ll find my first recap here, and my second here. There is a leader board for each… Continue reading Spar Community Challenge | 10K Recap (June)

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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

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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)

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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)

On The Run

Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 2

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