RACE: Dirtopia Youth Day Trail Run

Dirtopia Youth Day Trail Run happens every year on Youth Day and it promised to be a packed one with entries already sold out even before the entries closed. This year it was being hosted at Delvera with Sportsmanswarehouse as the sponsor. Delvera Trail Run is the bigger one with regards to the amount of distances to choose from. 5km, 7.5km, 12.5km and a 15km. So there is a distance for everyone from beginner to much fitter people. I usually … Read More

RACE: Dirtopia Change of Season Trail Run

Waking up for the Dirtopia Change of Season Trail Run this morning was a bit of a mission. It was cold and misty and the bed seemed to be the best spot. Thank goodness the event was just down the road, about a 10 minute drive, which meant we could leave a little bit later than usual, but they were expecting a lot more people there as it was being hosted at a new wine farm so leaving a bit … Read More

RACE: FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN was the next race on the calendar. Even though I entered it last year already, I had no expectations back then as to what I was expecting. With my pace getting a tad faster over the last couple of months, that sub 1 hour for the 12km road race was definitely on my mind! I had a 12km run on Friday night to see if I could keep up the pace but had to … Read More

RACE: STF Bartinney2Bartinney Extreme

STF Bartinney2Bartinney is one of those trail runs where you need to rock up prepared. I for one was not prepared as much as I thought I was. Gym on Wednesday killed my legs and I felt it today. Rookie mistake for not checking out the profile before the week’s gym sessions. Saturday my legs were still fragile and I even went to parkrun to see if maybe giving them some stretches would help and it worked, or so I … Read More

Race: Helderberg Mountain Challenge Lite

Helderberg Mountain Challenge Lite, the second race in the Mountain Challenge Series. Previously I was nervous, could not sleep and was checking my kit constantly the night before the JMC lite. This time around I knew what to expect and was not even phased about it. Probably because it was only 15km and it was basically the same elevation as the JMC lite. Saturday morning I got dressed, packed the kit and off I went. It was only a couple … Read More

Race: Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge Lite

At the beginning of this year I made a list of Trail Runs I would love to do and I began drafting a bucket list. The Mountain Challenge Series was definitely on that list, so when entries opened I immediately registered for the whole series. Unlike any other “normal” Trail Run this was called a Mountain Challenge for a reason. First up on the list was the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge Lite. Being my first year at doing the longer distances, … Read More

Race: Dirtopia Trail Run Challenge

I love challenges and setting goals. I am doing the Mountain Challenge Series this month and next weekend is the first one, JMC Lite which is 24km of about 1100m elevation and I thought I would try the 25km at the Dirtopia Trail Run Challenge to see how I would handle the longer distance on the trail. I could have opted for the shorter distances to recover better for next week, but me being me, it’s just not me. This … Read More

parkrun

When I first started running I was introduced to parkrun. At the time there was not many around Cape Town but now there are so many around there is bound to be one in your neighborhood. Root 44 was just around the corner and perfect location to get the running shoes dirty. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I struggled. I huffed. I puffed. I felt like I was going to fall over when I crossed the … Read More

Race: Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon 2016

Since the day I waited for my web browser to tell me I can enter for my first Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon, I was pretty excited to be part of this racing event! From going to the CTICC to pickup my race number and exploring the awesome exhibition, I was pretty amped just by that fact to experience what it would be to be running the next morning. Waking up at 2:30am to just be able to get … Read More

Introduction

Hi, my name is Geoffrey and I am addicted to running. Well, more addicted to get out there on the trails and enjoying a run or cycle in the beautiful winelands or mountain regions. I started this blog to share my thoughts, experiences and advice that I have or will pick up on the way. It all started about 2 years ago when my wife said to me I should start running with her. I told her I hated running … Read More

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