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22 Jun 2017

Mont Blanc 80k pre-race thoughts

Its less than 14 hours to go to the Mont Blanc 80k (actually it is 86km with a staggering 6100m of ascent and descent!) The pre-race preparation and build-up was supposed to be perfect, as I had 3 weeks in Chamonix with Christiaan to relax and train on the course. However, two and a half weeks ago, I fell badly on my shin on a...

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What are the benefits of coaching?
07 Jun 2017

What are the benefits of coaching?

What are the benefits of signing up for coaching? We can help you set better goals. One of the most prized skills of a coach is the ability to ask powerful questions–those that focus on what’s important, and why. We can provide perspective. Myopia is the inability to see any perspective but the one you have. We can help you to see other valid perspectives. We want your...

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Alive in Azores!
30 May 2017

Alive in Azores!

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport… This past week I added some more fascinating stories to my passport. After spending a couple of days with Portugese Salomon team member, Miguel Silva in Lisbon, I started my international racing season with the Azores Coast to Coast Trailrun and Vertical Kilometre (VK), in preparation for...

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Ultra Trail Drakensberg – It’s all about GRIT!
02 May 2017

Ultra Trail Drakensberg – It’s all about GRIT!

“Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD) is a festival of trail running with events of 100km, 62km, 30km and the Drakensberg Rockjumper a two day trail run with distances of approximately 15km each day. All events take place within the Southern area of the internationally renowned Maloti Drakensberg World Heritage Site and are point-to-point in nature, ensuring that large swathes of this iconic wilderness are traversed. Incorporating and skirting some...

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Top 10 tips to Two Oceans Trail
16 Feb 2017

Top 10 tips to Two Oceans Trail

Don’t worry too much about pace per km or those details. There’s a bit of creativity involved out on the trails and with that comes a very relaxed nature and you really have to go with the flow, although you will still be running hard. Strong ankles, a strong pivot point, a strong core and strong hips are vital to navigate the trail obstacles and to avoid injury,...

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South African “trail dassie” claims fourth position at French trail run
19 Jul 2016

South African “trail dassie” claims fourth position at French trail run

Words by Kirsty Hatt: Capetonian Landie Greyling finished fourth at last weekend’s Marathon du Mont-Blanc, an alpine trail-running event in Chamonix, France. Greyling, who has an impressive national and international trail running record, improved her position in the annual marathon (41.6km) from 12th in 2014. “This is one of the most well-known and competitve European races and I am very happy with the improvement I...

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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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International racing season starts in France on Saturday!
26 May 2016

International racing season starts in France on Saturday!

   On Saturday 28 May, I will be running my first international race of 2016, The Maxi Annecy Race in France. This is a trail race of 85km around Lake Annecy with its beautiful landscapes, mountains and quaint French villages. The Lake Annecy Race is an exceptional event that offers an authentic mountain trail with a great variety, from technical single-tracks through the forests to...

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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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