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Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge 2017

I took some footage of the beautiful trails and mountains at Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch while doing the 38km Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge.
While I was enjoying taking videos, I had to keep an eye on the watch as the cut off time was 7 hours and 30 minutes. I barely made it with 5 minutes to spare.… Read More

Race: Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Back in March, I challenged myself to do my first marathon which would be the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. It was finally here. I am not even sure where to start with this post. A week before the marathon I was not very confident and my morale was really low. I knew my training for the marathon did not go as it should have and that was one of the reasons I felt meh leading up to race day. Don’t … Read More

Run Wild for Wildlife

You are wondering what Run Wild for Wildlife is all about. Animals. It’s all about our animals and wildlife in our beautiful city. The Wildlife Unit at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA tirelessly spend every day rescuing and rehabilitating all kinds of wildlife in Cape Town. Back in March, I challenged myself to do my first marathon at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. June I decided to take it one step further and run for a great cause, The … Read More

Race: Dirtopia Mid Year Trail Run

Dirtopia Mid Year Trail Run was next on the calendar, well Spookhill was, but more on that in a bit. Muratie was the venue and it’s been a while since I ran this trail, September to be exact. Earlier this year there were fires in that region and most of the trails and trees got destroyed, so the trail was closed until it was rebuilt. I had a run on Tuesday evening and I felt my knee act up a … Read More

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

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

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