Do it Afraid – DNT 2018

Drakensberg Northern Trail 2018 was so much more than a race to me. Actually it wasn’t a race at all. It was my first venture back on the trails in 8 months and my longest run since July 2017.  It was a big test for…

Broken but not done.

I suspect this post is very much a senseless ramble but I’m so confused with my body and health right now I think that is fitting. On a bike my body has taken me up the Alps, to China and to Nigeria. I have run…

DFL vd DNF

Not finishing a race is probably one of the more tender points for most runners but it’s not all bad.  Legendary South African ultra-runner Tobie Reyneke helped me look at DNF in a completely different light when he said you actually learn more from not…

The Mountain Buffalo at #DNT2017

People usually don’t like doing things that they’re not good at.  We tend to stay in our comfort zone and pick jobs, holidays, races, partners and restaurants where we know what to expect, not wanting to venture into unknown territory, in the fear that this…

Recover Faster & Train Harder

I am busy with a big personal project that has been a source of great excitement over the past few months.  To do the story justice I should go back to January of last year when the seed was planted that would grow into the…

A 42km run down the hill

I am very happy to report that I survived the weekend, am uninjured and in a much better head space than a week ago.  My post KAEM blues have subsided and I no longer feel like the world is going to end because I’m back…