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Bad shoe choices, Trails, New Years Eve Run

Wow!  I have been off line for a bit.  Apologies.   I had network connection problems for 2 weeks, then went overseas on a family holiday, ran an ultra, bad flu, Christmas and chaos, and time has just flown! There is to much water under the bridge to catch up, so I will have a … Continue reading

Trials and tribulation on the trail

And so another week of running was brought to close.  No photos today, but a good read!! This week past was rather over the top for me..two huge assignments had to be re done due to corrupted files and memory stick – and they were my final ones too.   Two huge new contracts at … Continue reading

Another effect of barefoot running..

Whilst in my search for a new pair of trail shoes..I am very specific.. I am failing to find the same pair that I have. Tomorrow I will be trialling a pair of Inov8’s…let see. However as one does when surfing the web, I got distracted and saw a post on “should you run in … Continue reading

Respect, Bruised barefeet, trail collie fun..

Another week, another long run, another trail done! Am so lucky to be part of a very enthusiastic inclusive un-official “training group” for our 6 inch trail ultra marathon. Our group has a pretty diverse range of abilities and endurance/speed capacities.  But in true trail spirit, this does not matter.  Running as a group encourages … Continue reading

How do my feet hold up running barefoot?

One of the main reasons for this blog is to answer questions people raise when they see me run barefoot. To be honest, half the time it takes me a few hours to consider the question before I can answer it holistically.  I am a very pragmatic kind of individual, so when people ask me … Continue reading

Another mileage weekend done and dusted..literally…

What an awesome weekend. After last weekend and that epic beach run of mine, I thought I was not designed for this long distance running… My reason for that beach run was four fold…distance milage, time out on feet, strength training, and beating the sand…I thought it had got the better of me. Monday was … Continue reading

Moonshadow 12km night time trail race

As I had a planned race on Saturday night, I took a slightly easier week in the training.  Saturday morning was a volunteer stint at the local Park Run.  Actually is quite a good feeling doing that! Then Saturday night had us partaking in the Moonshadow night time trail race of about 12km, with a … Continue reading

Exhausted. Challenged..Zombie state…

Wow. I am running a day late from my normal posting date. But I think I can be excused. Now, I am still doing training for the 6 Inch Ultra.   So need to get strength training up, distance and endurance, and sand skills in.   So muggins here set herself up for a little … Continue reading

Sprints and trails, snakes and tales!

This weekend was my planned PB attempt for a sub 21min 5k done at our local Park Run.  After two weeks of phsycing myself up, reducing my weekly training for a bit of a taper to being in optimum form, managing a couple of sub 21mins in training for my 5km dash, I felt I … Continue reading

Technical Trail weekend done and dusted

Good morning. What a fantastic weekend I have had with a great group of people on the trails. Doing nearly 40km over the weekend in spectacular locations and awesome trails, covering single track, open, extremely hilly, slopy, rock, root tangled, wildlife, sand, sand and more sand dunes!  Oh my word, those sand dunes killed me… … Continue reading

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6 Inch Trail Marathon

Trail marathon in the SouthDecember 21, 2014
And here comes another one

Comrades Marathon

Up run Comrades Marathon in Durban South Africa 89kmMay 31, 2015
The big day is here.