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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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 and everyone without. Whilst training for the 90km […]

THE RIDE WITH YOU is a science-fiction, short-story about mountain biking, dreamed up by my buddy, Denis Droppa, on our many rides. On our last ride I dared him to publish it on my website. I loved it it, so read on and enjoy …

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BY DENIS DROPPA“Your suffer score is going into the red zone. You still have 600 metres left on this segment so reduce your effort by 30 percent, or you will hit the wall.”Hit the wall. Fred is using jargon to tell me what my agonised middle aged body is already screaming through various biological alarm […]

Comrades marathon countdown! CoachNeville has his green number with a 6.38 PB, and has some handy tips for runners …

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Getting to the start of the Comrades is harder than running the Comrades! For the past five months you have juggled work and family responsibilities with your demanding training schedule. I’m sure many spouses and family member must have cursed Comrades at times! The good news is the hard work is done and running the […]

Fiona Butler went from hero to zero and back to hero at the Oxpecker 2-day stage race and learnt a good lesson in pacing ….

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Fiona Butler went from hero to zero and back to hero at the Oxpecker 2-day stage race and learnt a good lesson in pacing …. Due to the popularity of this race, the race organisers hold two events with the Yellow Billed Oxpecker last weekend and the Red-Billed Oxpecker this weekendDay 1 is 20km of mostly […]

In this world of sanitised adventure, the Mnweni 38km marathon trail race in the Drakensberg remains the exception. It is a run for hardcore, trail purists made more extreme this past Saturday by plunging temperatures and a snow blizzard. Coach Neville ran it …

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In this world of sanitised adventure, the Mnweni 38km marathon trail race in the Drakensberg remains the exception. It is a run for hardcore, trail purists made more extreme this past Saturday by plunging temperatures and a snow blizzard.For the uninitiated, this is a self-navigation, self-supporting race (using GPS co-ordinates and no water points). There […]