Buller’s Kop (two people’s thoughts)

Last weekend I wanted to explore an area I did not know well. I wanted to check out Duiwel’s Kloof in the Banhoek Valley and also there was the East Face on Buller’s Kop. Why it is called the ‘East Face’ I can not tell you. We were in the shade all day and accordingContinue reading “Buller’s Kop (two people’s thoughts)”

DripDrop hydration

Back in the (good) old days. I am lying under a thorn tree in the dirt of the Namibian desert. Pretending that the thin branches actually contribute some shade and relief. Ross hands me a 2l Coke bottle filled with a mixture of salt and sugar. I get told to finish it. I don’t feelContinue reading “DripDrop hydration”

FAQ Hydration bladders

What hydration bladder should I buy? My advice to first time buyers is to buy the best bladder you can afford. Go with the brands that have the biggest market share not necessarily what your favorite sponsored athlete uses. The first bladder I bought left a bad taste in my mouth and I did notContinue reading “FAQ Hydration bladders”

PUFfer Preparation 301

I have had an interesting email conversation with a fellow trail runner on gear and how to best use it stretching over the last few weeks. This conversation and my presentation at SSISA prompted me to put expand on ideas here. My comments are aimed specifically at PUFfer runners but are universally applicable. Let meContinue reading “PUFfer Preparation 301”

Dry shandy- Best Recovery drink ever!

I have been doing a lot of thinking recently about nutrition in general. All this sweet artificial stuff we put into our bodies is not cheap. Energy Bars at R25! What? I just can’t stomach that no matter how good it tastes. I use Hammer Perpetuem and Recoverite for longer adventures. After my little adventureContinue reading “Dry shandy- Best Recovery drink ever!”