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Overcoming challenges. Leaving a legacy
12 Feb 2018

Overcoming challenges. Leaving a legacy

We all know that some days the sun shines and life is honkey dorey. But then there also those days where we feel lost and have no idea how to move forward, when the challenge we face just seem too much. Even when times are tough, I am so blessed to always have friends & followers helping to hang on in the good and bad...

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Injured: a journey into the unknown..
05 Feb 2018

Injured: a journey into the unknown..

It has taken me a while, in fact, a very long while to write this post for various reasons. You see, I have been a professional or semi-professional trail runner since 2012 and have been running off-road since 2009. In this time, I have not been injured or had to take time off running (I usually force myself to take time off at the end...

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Happy rusk recipe
13 Dec 2017

Happy rusk recipe

HEALTHY SUGAR-FREE, GLUTEN FREE, LOW CARB RUSKS PERFECT WITH EARLY MORNING COFFEES OR TEATIME NGREDIENTS 1 Cup of Almond Flour 1 Cup of Desiccated Coconut 1 Cup of Ground Flax Seeds 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds 1/4 Cup of Pumpkin Seeds 1/4 Cup of Sunflower Seeds 2 Tablespoons of Poppy Seeds 1 Cup of Buttermilk 125g of Butter (Melted) 1/4 Cup of Goji Berries 1/4 Cup...

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Your first ULTRA?
29 Nov 2017

Your first ULTRA?

Running your first Ultra?? Last year I crossed the finish line of the Ultra Trail Cape Town, elated to have reached my goal and as the first woman across the line. Below you will find some guidelines that could help you to reach your goal of finishing your first ultra trail! Go to bed early on Thursday night (Two nights before race day is your most...

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Grand Raid Pyranees – Tour of the Lakes
29 Aug 2017

Grand Raid Pyranees – Tour of the Lakes

This past weekend Christiaan & I run the Grand Raid Pyranees Marathon (better known as the Tour du Neouvielle: http://www.grandraidpyrenees.com) in preparation of our upcoming Spanish races; the Riano 3day stage race  (8-10 Sept: http://www.rianotrail.run) and the Ultra Piranieu (24 Sept). It was quite ideal as it was only a 2.5 hour drive from our friends’ apartment in Broto (Ordesa National Park) where we were...

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Whale of a time at Whale of Trail
02 Aug 2017

Whale of a time at Whale of Trail

This past weekend I was one of 130 fortunate folks to “trailrun” one of South Africa’s iconic five day hiking trails, the Whale Trail, offered by Merrell and the Mountain Runner Team as a 53km run over “spectacular mountain fynbos, technical rocky ridgelines, sandy beach stretches and endless, mind blowing, beautiful vistas.” Although the Whale Trail has been on my bucket list since the 1st...

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Allow or choose – the choice is yours!
28 Jun 2017

Allow or choose – the choice is yours!

I had it all mapped out in my head… Christiaan quit his day job so that we could live our dream of working from anywhere in the world, travel together to international races (where before I was mostly by myself) and train in Chamonix for our first major international race, the Mont Blanc 80km 3 weeks before the race. I am sure its easy to...

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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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