Yearly Archives: 2012

Dischem Training Tip #2

Dischem 2013 Half Marathon Training Tip #2 – Take advantage of the holidays December, a time for family, holidays and a whole lot of relaxing. But, be careful not to take your foot off the gas completely when it comes to your training and maintaining some level of fitness. Remember […]

Dischem Training Tip #1

Dischem 2013 Half Marathon Training Tip #1 – Speed-endurance With the DisChem 21km race just under 8 weeks away I hope that your build up is going well and that you have established a solid base with some consistent running. For the month of November your main focus should be […]

Hit the gym

Most of us sit at a desk in front of a computer screen all day. While the human body was definitely built to run, it was most certainly not built to sit behind a computer all day. The problem with sitting in front of a computer all day and the […]

Time to get going!

Spring is in the air!

This is my favourite time of the year. It never fails to amaze me. Winter is nature’s time to die and die it sure does! The grass is dead, the leaves are bare and there’s an icy cold in the air that finds its way into the very core of your bones and joints.

Fortunately winter lasts for a few months and then suddenly, out of the blue, something changes.

God’s Country

The skull greeted us as we drove into the new home of “KZN Trail Running” based just outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa for the start of the 3 day Umgeni River Run Trail Fest, 10-12th August 2012. The 3 day event would consist of a 12km night trail run […]

I want to run faster!

Most runners regardless of their inherited genetic talent want to run faster. Some simply want to improve their overall running speed, others want to run a fast 10km, still others want to improve their marathon or ultra marathon times. Everyone can run faster, everyone can improve their running. I’d say […]

Hit the Trails

Because the road surfaces we run on are very even (generally speaking), we tend to use the same muscles over and over, day in and day out. The result being that we end up over using the same muscles and fail to properly activate and use others. Hit the trails. […]

When “good” just isn’t enough!

It’s a weird feeling, people ask me how Comrades went and my response is a rather dull, “Not great”, I can immediately see a glint in their eye and a look on their face waiting anxiously for the drama that follows that kind of statement and the war stories of […]

Run Soweto – At Night

“Hey Ray, a few of us are heading to Soweto tonight for a run if you’re not doing anything?” Norrie Williamson, the man behind the invite. If I’m honest my first thoughts where along the lines of, “Are you crazy? At night? Is it safe?” I’m up for anything that […]