30 May 2017
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...
14 Dec 2016
On Saturday 10 December, I toed the line for my last contest of the season, and with that, quite a long season. It was finally time for the Ultra Trail Cape Town 100km. I have been wanting to add this one to my resume since Christiaan won it October last year and I had to settle for the 65km due to racing the Transalps 270km...
01 Nov 2016
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01 Aug 2015
Background on the Island “In Reunion, a thrilling adventure awaits you… with its unlimited charm, tropical comforts, a warm welcome and a vast playground, there’s something for everyone! Reunion Island is a paradise for hikers and trail runners and boasts easily accessible viewpoints all over the island, with equipped picnic areas and panoramas of what is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. At the...
16 Apr 2015
Australia hosted the first Skyrunning Oceania Championships on April 11 & 12 at the Buffalo Stampedewith a SkyMarathon® and Ultra SkyMarathon®, counting for Championships titles and medals and points in the Skyrunner® World Series. You earn points for your 3 best international results plus 1 continental race which is used to determine the winner of the series. A screenshot of the 75km Route FAST...
19 Mar 2015
It was in October last year that Megan Mackenzie and I decided to team up as a Salomon Ladies Team for the Pronutro African X 2015. I was very excited to team up in the ladies catergory, as I competed in the mixed category the previous 3 years. This year the competition in the ladies category was to be hot, as Carla van Huyssteen (Xterra...
13 Feb 2015
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...