40 By 40 · Race Recap

How I Trained For And Ran A Sub-60 10K

Around 9km, Zurika and Ditiro had pushed ahead so I had a target to chase. Gape remained by my side with the tough job of making sure I kept up. We had just battled a stiff wind and an unexpected incline that had thrown me slightly off target pace. For the first time that morning… Continue reading How I Trained For And Ran A Sub-60 10K

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Gabane 20K Trail Run, Race Recap, #3/20

I challenged myself to run 20 races this year as part of my #20in20 Race Challenge. With the COVID-19 global crisis, that may be very difficult to achieve now. I’m not calling it quits yet but no one could have predicted the start that we have all had to this year. As it stands, all… Continue reading Gabane 20K Trail Run, Race Recap, #3/20

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Phobians Pretoria Half Marathon, Race Recap, #2/20

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

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Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20

I started running in 2017 by challenging myself to 17 races that year. This year I’ve returned to how it had all began with a #20in20 Race Challenge. Botswana doesn’t have too many races (probably less than 20 a year) so I’ve been keeping a close ear to the ground to make sure I don’t… Continue reading Y-Care Oodi-Mmamashia Walk Race Recap, #1/20

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How To Conquer Your Hard At Soweto

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

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Run The Berg Trail Adventure, Race Recap 2019

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

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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)