Thoughts


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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Tankwa Trail Treat
23 Feb 2016

Tankwa Trail Treat

This past weekend we were graced with the privilege of taking part in the inaugural Tankwa Trail and experienced the unique and exquisite trails of the Koue Bokkeveld over 3 days of racing. “This is the heart of deciduous fruit country, a region known for its unforgiving summers and harsh winters, trails through rocky outcrops, climbs steeper than the imagination, descents with a wicked technical...

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Weekend Ventures
16 Feb 2016

Weekend Ventures

Weekends are the best… Especially when these happen in Summer, with lots of daylight and when you live in the Western Cape. Christiaan & I live for them. We explore new trails, new mountains, and experience an enormous amount of excitement as we challenge ourselves more and more every time. We get to live in the moment and play in our Creator’s playground. We run...

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ULTRA TRAIL CAPE TOWN 2015
14 Oct 2015

ULTRA TRAIL CAPE TOWN 2015

3 October 2015 marked the 2nd anniversary of the UTCT, a 100km, 65km and 20km run on the trails in and around the world famous city of Cape Town. This race was promoted as. After bursting onto the local and international trail running scene in 2014, anticipation was running high for this year’s race. Race director Nic Bornman explains: ‘For decades South Africa have boasted...

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Going back to the Dodo
23 Jul 2015

Going back to the Dodo

Landie & her husband Christiaan are leaving for Mauritius on 23 July to take part in their 2nd Dodo Trail. See press release below from Skyrunning South Africa, written by Linda Doke: Island of Mauritius ready to host Africa’s inaugural Skyrunner® Continental Championships “Excitement is brewing not only in Mauritius but also in South Africa with just five days to go before the small Indian...

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Transvulcania 2015: Time to reflect
11 May 2015

Transvulcania 2015: Time to reflect

My first Tranvulcania Ultra did not go according to plan. I had to make one of the toughest decisions of my racing career by pulling out of the race at 38km. My legs had just not recovered from my previous Ultra (the Buffalo Stampede 75km on 11 April). It surely has been difficult to deal with, but I guess this is part of being an...

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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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Trail Racing 101
08 Mar 2015

Trail Racing 101

With the upcoming Pronutro African X 3-day trail run, l have been thinking about what makes racing on the trails different to racing on the road. To me, “trail racing” is much more of a battle against the terrain and surroundings than a battle against your competitors, which brings about a mutual sense of camaraderie and enjoyment in sharing that effort. Obviously it’s still a...

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