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Raoul de Jongh

Cape Pioneer: An Introduction

Round 2. Same but not the same. Same same, but different. I could go on but I won’t. It would be safe to say I underestimated the Cape Pioneer last year – I went to find form and document the race and came away quite broken, but having done enough […]

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Every man needs a war

There is something about struggle that can make us stronger. That is not under debate, the entire sports industry lives off that, and the rise of Crossfit as a mental release as much as a physical one is testament to the idea. But, I think we have it a little […]

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Tour de Qhubeka

Images via Strava stories HERE How awesome is the TDF? How ridiculous have MTN Qhubeka, presented by Samsung (official term used once here) been? The Qhubeka concept is close to me and how I feel. It gives back in a tangible way, which we have tried since the days of […]

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That winter funk

You know it. You feel it. Some even have a name for it. I am going to call it the winter funk. Generally it leaves me feeling as follows: – Tired – Lethargic – Hungry – This much motivation But I think its normal. Especially in our part of the […]

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My 4 Pillars

I’m sitting down with a cup of tea, purposefully to write something that may change your pace, or potentially you direction, even for a moment. In a world flooded with statements, viral videos and the like, how do I grab your attention for 5-7minutes, to read something that I feel […]

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Nutrition: A Moving Target

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietician, nutritionist, naturopath or even a self-confessed nutrition guru. I am just a man, trying to work this stuff out. +++ Over the years, I have drastically changed how I eat, how I consume, how I recover and how I train. Nutrition is the […]

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Attack the world!

Right. I need you to listen right now. Turn off the music, turn up the headphones and pay some attention here for a minute, or ten, or whatever it takes for you to get this to really sink in. First, I need you to watch this: That is one of […]

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Q1-2015

Jeepers 2015 is going so very well. I am nervous to jinx it at times. If I look at the progress going on around me and the big picture stuff coming to fruition I have to pinch myself at times. So let’s take a step back 4 months ago and […]

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The Thing About Safety

Over the last few weeks, we have been rocked in the Western Cape by a new series of attacks on runners and cyclists in Tokai forest. One of our benchmark climbs has been declared a crime hotspot and mountain biking in an area we pay good money to bike in, […]

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