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Homemade Nut meal and flax bread
15 Jul 2016

Homemade Nut meal and flax bread

 Ingredients: 1 cup pecan, almond or pumpkin seed meal 1/2 cup flaxseed 1/2 cup flax meal 3 Tbsp psyllium husk fibre 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 Tbsp xylitol 1/2 tsp salt 2 large free-range eggs 2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter 3/4 cup lukewarm water 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 2 Tbsp poppy seeds Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Mix all dry...

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Buckwheat banana blueberry buttanutt pancakes
11 Jun 2016

Buckwheat banana blueberry buttanutt pancakes

Ingredients: 120g buckwheat flour 1⁄2 tsp salt 250ml oat/rice/almond milk 1⁄3 of ripe banana 4 tsp honey 1 tsp baking powder 1 1⁄2 tsp tahini/peanut butter/almond butter Coconut oil for frying Method: Put all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until everything is smooth. Cover the base of a non-stick frying pan with a dash of oil. It’s just so that your pancake won’t...

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Peru of Adventures
09 Jun 2016

Peru of Adventures

Why do we travel? Eleanor Roosevelt sums it up rather well: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Travel pushes us into a spell of seemingly uncomfortable situations such as meeting new people with completely different lifestyles and cultures or navigating our way around a mountain...

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Greyton – One of God’s gifts to mankind
12 Apr 2016

Greyton – One of God’s gifts to mankind

This past weekend, Christiaan & I went on yet another weekend getaway. This time to a quaint little town of Greyton, less than 2 hours drive from Cape Town. It is one of the most beautiful villages, situated in the majestic Riviersonderend Mountain range, off the N2 in the Overberg. We joined the crew of the Greyton Classic Mountain bike and Trail Event to explore some possibilities...

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Team KPMG Salomon Ladies crowned 2016 Cell C African X Champs
14 Mar 2016

Three Sensational days of running the most incredible trails with the best partner I could ask for; Meg Mackenzie. Team KPMG Salomon Ladies successfully defended their Ladies title with 3 consecutive stage wins, finishing as the first ladies over the line, in addition to beating all the mixed teams, in  a total time of 8h28mins. The African X is such a lekker event, we could not...

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Thursday Tip
26 Mar 2015

Thursday Tip

Strive for very small, daily gains to reach your long term goals. Training consistently is the key to fitness. But to be consistent, you also need regular recovery sessions.  


African X, training & more
23 Mar 2015

African X, training & more

I recently chatted to Kyle Redelinghuys from Trailrunner.co.za. He asked me some questions on my training, highs and lows, and the future. A big thanks to Jacques Marais and Buff for the amazing images used in this interview. You’ve just come from a massively successful race at African X, congratulations! How did you enjoy the race? Hmm this is in fact a hard one. Thinking...

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HOW STRENGTH TRAINING CAN IMPROVE YOUR TRAIL RUNNING
13 Feb 2015

HOW STRENGTH TRAINING CAN IMPROVE YOUR TRAIL RUNNING

I started my bi-weekly gym sessions with Ronel Natrass at Runstrong about 5 months ago to see how focused strength training could help improve my overall performance on the trails. Since then, I have noted a significant improvement in particularly my climbing skills and overall fatigue levels. As you might have come to realize, the sport of trail running requires considerable strength as well as...

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