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….

ADDO 2016

It has been almost a month since the 2016 Addo 76 trail run and I have had a lot of time to reflect. I can say that it was by far one of my biggest trail running highlights the past year and I will definitely…

Falling around in the Mountains

At the end of November after a very successful Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon I took off to go do the Lesotho Ultra Marathon. My equally crazy running friend Nic Grannum accompanied me on the trip, him with slightly more tired legs than my own having…