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About doing something for the very first time.

Tuffer PUFfeR is South Africa’s only 100 mile trail run.  This weekend brings my first attempt at a 100 miler, the Tuffer PUFfeR, here in Cape Town. I cannot believe it is so close.  I have only three sleeps left, until I set off on Friday morning. I will make my way, from the V&A […]

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A new experience

My story continues: Attending to unfinished business.

My memories in this and my previous post, go back as far as 2004 when I was a true weekend warrior.  My aim is to illustrate how, from there on, I’ve waded deeper and deeper into the wonders of the Southern African stage race and ultra-trail running scene.  I ended my previous post on a […]

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The lure of the desert

Many moons ago, I was a young lad who spent weekends on the farm.  Now my mind drifts back there, to a cold winter’s night, when I sat glued to the television, mesmerized by a documentary about strange-looking humans running across a desert. I took in their dusty, sunburnt, wild looks and their packs which […]

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The Fish River Canyon

Landing The Fish

Like a lightning bolt, two weeks flashed by since my most recent ultra.  And in this moment, I’m slamming down hard on the brakes of time.  To pause a while and share with you as promised, my fourth post, about The Fish River Canyon 100km Ultra’s wake and lessons learnt. Reflecting on the wake, my […]

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The Fish River Canyon

Tackling the Fish

For 5 million years, water and sand’s been carving its way down the Fish River Canyon, the second largest canyon in the world, almost 550 metres deep in places.  Catch a glimpse of it in the photo below.  On the 22nd June 2013 it was our turn to tackle this popular five-day hike in a […]

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