On The Run

My Half Marathon Journey | No. 5 – 8

I’m looking back at my Half Marathon journey to remember how far I’ve come, to build back some of the confidence I lost in my ninth Half a couple of weeks ago, and most importantly, to look ahead at what I want to achieve going forward. My first four Half Marathons showed me that I… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 5 – 8

On The Run

My Half Marathon Journey | No. 1 – 4

A couple of weeks ago, I ran my ninth Half Marathon and to my shock and disappointment, the result was a Personal Worst (PW) time. The course was not hilly or particularly difficult, in fact, I found it really enjoyable (until I started struggling). When I reflected later, there were many reasons for my dismal… Continue reading My Half Marathon Journey | No. 1 – 4

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

On The Run

Life Lessons From Running An Ultra | Part 1

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

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!

Race Recap

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

Race Recap

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

Race Recap

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

Training

Run the Berg Training – September

On the 28th and 29th September 2019, I took part in Runtheberg – a 2-stage trail race in the Northern Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. I chose the Challenge Race which was 17 km of climbing and running on the first day, and then 14 km on the second day, both days totaling a net… Continue reading Run the Berg Training – September

Training

Run the Berg Training – August

On the 28th to 29th September 2019, I will be taking part in an epic adventure, Runtheberg – a 2-stage trail race in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. I’ve chosen the Challenge Race which is +-15km per day with a net ascent of approx. 1,140 metres. To learn more about why I’ve chosen this… Continue reading Run the Berg Training – August