The hunger games (return): a race report of sorts – from a while ago

The gun goes off and we dash off like our lives depend on it. The crowd, sipping early morning espresso cocktails cheers. Having placed bets on their favourite twitbook hero. They know more about our bike set ups, training and run splits than we do. Some of us are just here because we are here.Continue reading “The hunger games (return): a race report of sorts – from a while ago”

Terra Firma Race Report:

One of the iconic multi sport events of the Cape. A must do.  Outline: The Terra Firma is all the land based activities of the 7 discipline of the Total Sports Challenge. 50 km Road Bike 13 km Road Run 25 km Mountain Bike 9 km Beach Run My Race: We arrive in Gordon’s BayContinue reading “Terra Firma Race Report:”

In search of a hill aka Brain Fry: The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013

My brain has finally returned and taken residence rather than gone to a sleepy place for the last few days since the Lesotho Ultra Trail. I have a certain fascination with hills (probably from my climbing days). The Lesotho Ultra Trail came along promising a brand new event and plenty of hills. I was in!Continue reading “In search of a hill aka Brain Fry: The Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013”

Matroosberg Trail Challenge Sky Marathon 2013

In 2012 I entered the event with the hope of having snow en route but sadly it was cancelled two days before due to too much of the white fluffy stuff. I put it out of my mind until the newly formed South African Skyrunning Association announced its first Sky Marathon to be held atContinue reading “Matroosberg Trail Challenge Sky Marathon 2013”

Addo Elephant 100 miler May 08

Addo 100 Mile Trail Run race report or surviving in the bird cage I was stunned, completely stunned. I could not believe it. Was this a dream, or had I actually just been run over by an ostrich? This tall bird (at least a foot taller than me) had run into me head-on and flooredContinue reading “Addo Elephant 100 miler May 08”