.WHAT RACE ARE YOU RUNNING?RUNNING THE RACE OF ADVENTURE

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Planning for and making way for an 8 month trans-continental trip exposes some things. These things are none other than complicated. Complex in their essence, complicated in their existence and complicating in their influence, some things we realise cannot come with us… We realise our lives are complicated, very complicated. So, yes, we tick that b...
Groot Winterhoek – 13-16 August 2014
Part of Cape Nature’s vast portfolio of wilderness areas, the Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area is situated about 2 hours north of Cape Town, south of the Cederberg catchment area. This elevated plateau which supplies the majority of fresh water to the homes of Capetonian’s, is home to one of the remotest of hiking trails in the Western Cape, i...
Cederberg – 10-13 August 2014
A few nights in the Cederberg proved to be more than just a few nights, but rather a full on adventure of some great outdoor exploring and pushing the limits. Staying in the Peerboom Hut just south of Algeria, proved to be a great ‘base camp’ from which we could explore the surrounding mountains. Due to the vast trails in the Cederberg we had to be...
Marloth Mountain Challenge – 27 September 2014
As I write this, I do so after 5 and a half months after I crossed the finish line of this incredible trail run. This is probably because it took a lot out of me physically in which I have been suffering with a chronic knee injury due to it; or should I say monster of an extreme run! As I recover, so I realise that timing is probably everything in ...
Cape Mile – 14 February 2015
The inaugural Cape Mile was held at Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw. Water temperature was great at 25 degrees Celcius and over 1000 swimmers took part in varying age groups. Each age group started at different times which made the start quite pleasant and smooth. Overall, the swim was tough, yet a great joy!
Outeniqua Trail – 6-13 December 2014
This trail is located in the heart of the Outeniqua Mountains, from and including George to beyond Knysna in the South Western Cape. This 108km, 7 day trail makes its way over mountains, along historical rivers and through enchanted forests, where one can overnight in well kitted out huts located just far enough to ensure one gets through enough mi...
Arangieskop Trail – 22-23 November 2014
  This 2 day hike up and down the Langeberg mountains north of Robertson in the Dassieshoek Nature Reserve is a 9km 1200m climb on day 1, and a further 11km, 200m climb and 1500m descent on day 2.   Day 1: The trail passed through Fynbos and  Protea fields on the upper reaches until a lovely hut is reached, carved into the mountain-s...
Coffee Journeying
Yes, that’s the title; it’s as simple as that – the journey in finding the best, most simplistic, compact and somewhat lightest travelling coffee brewing kit for my journeying on the trails. Oh, yes, let’s not forget, the coffee travelling kit that produces the best cup on even the remotest trail; brewing coffee in often the remotest places on eart...
Trail du Mont Rochelle Trail Run – 31 August 2014
This 13km version of this inaugural trail run in Franschhoek was a circular up and down route on the mountainside above the town. The relentless lung busting uphill set me up for a lovely downhill that puts technical single track trail running on another level – pure excitement! On the way to the summit - snow in the distance on the Hottentots moun...
Montagu Mountain Mania Trail Run – 31 May 2014
This somewhat annual trail run of ours takes place in the picturesque mountains of Montagu and Robertson. It was a 22km circular race that consisted of technical sandy and rocky mountain trail running amongst fine fynbos. This journey depicts the climb to the summit of the mountain range. On the 9km 800m elevation climb that takes us to that s...
Whale of Trail Run – 10 May 2014
The inaugural Whale of Trail Run took place in Cape Nature’s De Hoop Nature Reserve. It was a 51.3 km race that consisted of mountain fynbos trail running as well as a technical coastal section where land met sea. Sun setting on the eve of the race. The vlei and surrounds where the accommodation and race briefing took place. Coastal sand runni...
Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail – April 2014
The Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail was a 6 day journey that took us over and through 65km of pristine hiking trail from Natures Valley to Storms River Village between 27 April – 2 May 2014:   Day 1: Natures Valley DeVasselot Camp Site to Kalender Hut, 4.4 km   The beautiful Natures Valley beach – the end of the Otter Hi...

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