Die Wondering or Die Trying?

I may not have died wondering, but I certainly died trying. Two weeks before the Amsterdam marathon, in a last moment decision,I pitched up at the Rietvlei Parkrun and ran the 5km route in 17:45. A time which while certainly not my fastest over 5km’s was certainly a step closer […]

Sugar killed the running man!

It doesn’t take a Shrink to realise I’m a sugaraholic. Last year I dabbled in the LCHF (low carb high fat diet) trying to reduce my carb in take gradually but I soon realised that if I was to see any results I was going to have to go “cold […]

More than just running

Running has always been far more than just running to me. In 2000 after several years of struggling with runner’s knee I eventually stopped altogether. I had tried everything (you can read more about it under the About Us page), nothing I did got rid of the injury and eventually […]


Hobbit 2013

I continued to force one foot in front of the other as we continued up, up and up what seemed like an endless climb underneath a hot relentless African sun. My muscles felt like they were bleeding and my mind was crying for the finish line, but at this pace, […]

First real long run on LCHF

To be honest when Dr Prof Tim Noakes started going on about the LCHF (low carb high fat) diet I thought he had lost his mind! Of course I knew that “bad” carbs where a problem and that one should stay away from refined and simple carbs like white bread, […]

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.

I don’t know what it is or how it happens but suddenly without warning you wake up one morning and there’s life! Magically, overnight blossoms and signs of life start to apear and with that comes a feeling of hope. Winter is at its end and summer is on the way.

This time of the year brings a newness and a freshness that seems to rekindle the desire to get out on the road, to get fit and perhaps even train up to run a PB or a race for the first time in the months ahead.


Quite simply, there is nothing like running. Slip on a pair of shorts, a vest and your running shoes and head out the door. In a matter of minutes you find yourself in a comfortable rhythm, your breathing controlled and relaxed, the feint sound of your feet lightly touching the […]


Runners Survival Kit

Runners Survival Kit Let’s face it, we’re nothing like our ancestors. We don’t sleep in caves, we don’t hunt for food, we don’t gather berries, and we don’t run across the grass planes barefoot, not all of us that is. We sleep on soft cushioned mattresses with soft cushioned pillows, […]

Keeping the weight under wraps

Keeping the weight under wraps You’ve had a great holiday, you’re well rested, you’ve done some good training, you’re ready to take on 2013. That is until you step onto the scale. “5kg’s heavier!! What the hell?” you say to yourself. “I know I pigged out, but I trained every […]

Keep it ticking over in December

Keep it ticking over in December There’s a strange trend in South Africa when it comes to club running and I guess it may have something to do with Comrades. Firstly, I’m not knocking Comrades, I love Comrades, it’s one of the most amazing events in the world and I […]