Namibian runner, Pieter du Plessis, went from 97kg on the scales to running the tough 65km Fish River Canyon trail race. He remembers the heat, the sand …

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Windhoek light Fish River Ultra 2018 65km Firsts … there is a first for everything in the world. A first breath of air, a first cry, a first day of school and a first lie, we tend to happen across all these firsts, not really taking time to note them mostly. The FRU 65 dream […]

Filippo Farallo and Karoline Hanks traversed the Scottish Highlands in the 400km Cape Wraith ultra trail and returned grinning from ear to ear. Filippo was 6th overall and Karoline 3rd lady. Filippo looks back on his training and the race …

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The Cape Wrath Ultra By definition trail running involves moving oneself unassisted across any surface that is not tar. Because of this definition using distance alone becomes almost meaningless when comparing different trail runs. Words such as technical, ascent and altitude help describe the difficulties and challenge of a trail run, but even they cannot […]

Lucky Miya wins 100km Skyrun

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Lucky Miya wins 100km Skyrun So proud of Lucky Miya, who I have coached for the past 4 years, winning today’s 100km Salomon Skyrun in 12.58.  Taking second place was Sange Sherpa, an international runner from Team Instinct Athlete, in 13.56, with Christiaan Greyling 3rd. On Thursday when Lucky and I planned the race we […]

Two years ago Barry Maitland-Stuart was fighting for his life with throat and neck cancer. This year he ran his first Comrades and returned home with a Bill Rowan medal. Here is his inspiring story …

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 The Comrades Marathon – a marathon in name only Most of us have heard the proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. In running terms, it takes several of them to get to the end of Comrades. This is a run that, as the payoff line suggests, takes all of you. Everything within […]