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Back to power

The end of the year is here, for which I am grateful. It’s been one helluva year and there is still a hustle to get done, but I am excited for next year, because there is so much of awesome to happen. Today we are going to focus on a […]

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Ultra Trail Cape Town

“Have a great run gents” We are at Constantia Nek, about 28km into the run and everything is going so so smoothly. I am running with Raynard Tissink and Eric Ngubane who are doing the 100km, but we have dropped the rest of the field and in my mind, have […]

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Cape Pioneer Stage 3: Han Solo & The Wind

It’s the middle of nowhere. In fact, it’s the middle of the middle of nowhere. Ahead of me by 3minutes is a group of riders, walk/riding their way up another loose, and technical, sandy, rocky, steep ascent. They were 4minutes ahead not so long ago. I am making progress. 30seconds […]

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Cape Pioneer Stage 2: Know your limits

That was what awaited us this morning. It is touted as a world-class stage, making sure the best cream rises to the top, and they aren’t even half joking at that. I had a real mixed bag day, at times strong, at others, just empty, and its a sign that […]

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Cape Pioneer Stage 1: Learning Solo

Day 1 is always a tough one. Unsure of how the body will respond to the stress, especially if it’s been a year since you went ‘deep’ for long. I was also unsure on how the solo thing would go if I felt slow, if my head wasn’t in it. […]

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Growing out of competition

It’s true what they say about me. That I am not the man I used to be. That I no longer win at all costs and that I don’t put in the hours I used to. It’s all truth. Forget the ‘adventure’ elements, the photos I take of me having […]

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The Yard Stick

On Friday, I was lucky enough to have lunch with one James Cunnama. Our banter varied from everything to nothing and so much in between. Having been fast friends for years, there is a natural comfort in our banter. One of the highlights of our chat was the idea of […]

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Final Cape Epic thoughts

What a week I tell you. Catch a cool summary of the images HERE. I went out for a ride this morning and the legs are still sore from the running with the pack. I totalled about 100km of running in the week, so looking back it was a mini […]

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