Addicted

    The past six months I have realised that running is so much more than a hobby or way to stay fit to me. It’s not only about setting goals and living a healthy lifestyle. It’s a crazy, tiring, infuriating addiction! I’ve gotten to…

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 Lion for Christmas

Watch the clip of the encounter here: https://youtu.be/3kKqbEuKXcE On 25 December 2016 I had undoubtedly the most amazing experience of my entire life.  I grew up loving the bush and will take any opportunity I have to spend time in nature, so when I had…

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…

Bad Plans – #KaapsehoopMarathon

I have decided to do a different type of blog post about the Kaapsehoop Marathon coming up this weekend.  Rather than just doing a race report I am going to write half of the post before the race and the other half after.  As this…

#KAEM2016

Writing about the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is not easy.  I worry very much that I won’t have words to do this amazing event justice.  Ask anybody that has done it and they will tell you it’s not a race but a life changing experience. …

#letsnotcallthemtrainingtips 001

People often ask me for advice and I am always very careful to give it because I don’t see myself as an expert at all.  I still learn new things every single day and I often think people who claim to know everything actually know…

Crocodile Brain

Whenever I tell people that I’m doing a circuit race I get the same stunned look.  It’s almost as if I told them I was going to fly to the moon with wings I knitted from Alsatian hair.  Needless to say I got the look…

A Stumble, Fall and some Sherry in Rhodes

After a very busy first few months of the year things went slightly pear shaped as the weather got colder and winter started.  I had reached pretty good form running under five minutes a kilometre for the first time I can remember towards the end…

#3Ultras14Days

A few weeks ago I was sitting around feeling very blue as it was the first time in months that I did not have a big race coming. After the ADDO and AfricanX the reality of being back home was just a bit too boring….