Fanie Botha Trail day 1 and 2, Sabie, Mpumalanga

Trail Fanie Botha Hiking trail,  Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Distance: 38km Circular Route / 2 Day Overnight Hike Ascent: 1600m Approximately Technicality: Moderate with technical forest sections, slippery in rainy season. Steep Climbs, Flowing single track with forestry roads mixed in. Scenery: Lush indigenous Forest, stunning Waterfalls crossing over streams .Open grassland running on the escarpment, lush forest. Beautiful views …

Prospectors Trail, Pilgrims rest, Mpumalanga

Trail Prospectors Trail , Pilgrims Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa. Distance: 37km Circular Route / 3 Day Overnight Hike/ 1 or 2 day Run Ascent: 1700m Approximately Technicality: Moderately steep climb at start, from there on, rolling hills to the finish. Open grassland escarpment running over boulder fields, as well as some forest sections with beautiful soft undergrowth. Some Rocky single …

Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Trail Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Near Nelspruit Distance: 30km Circular Route / 2 Day Overnight Hike Ascent: 1800 m Approximately Technicality: Very technical. Steep Climbs. Lush indigenous forest single track.  Rocky high altitude Single track trail, slippery forest section after heavy rain. Open escarpment grassland running. Scenery: Riverine indigenous Forest . High altitude open Grassland . Waterfalls . …

Num-Num Trail Challenge 2017 Race Report

How do you start race report? Neither Sven nor my trusty friend Google really helped with this , as Sven couldn’t run with me to narrate my race report in detail , due to unforseen circumstances such as no training, pure laziness, sickness and perhaps some age! Google on the other hand tells me he has never done Num-Num , …

RE-LEARNING TO RUN (and my gripe with the ultra runner mindset)

So this might come at some ridiculously arb time, just a few days after i posted a review of a shoe that is hitting the shelves with its focus on Ultra distance running, this however has absolutely nothing to do with the shoe, the shoe is a quality product and serves its purpose in its entirety. This is about the …

Elangeni Trail, Waterval Boven, South Africa

Trail Elangeni Hiking Trail Waterval Boven, Mpumulanga, South Africa. Distance: 24km Circular Route / 2 Day Overnight Hike Ascent: 950m Approximately Technicality: Moderate. Steep Climb at start. Rocky Single track trail, slippery forest section after heavy rain. Sublime Escarpment Running.         Scenery: Riverine Forest . Flowing Grassland . Waterfalls . Indigenous forests . Great Views over the Elands …

Salomon Sense Pro Max

  SALOMON SENSE PRO MAX So in May 2017, Salomon South Africa will be releasing a new model into their Trail running stable in the form of the Salomon Sense Pro Max. WHAT IS IT? The Salomon Sense Pro Max is a light weight (295g) Maximal cushioned shoe with a 6mm heel to toe drop, a 33mm stack height at …

Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2016 Race report

So appropriate that i start my very first blog post on what could be perceived as a super high point in my trail running. That high point being The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail! So for anyone unfamiliar with the race. It is hosted in a town in the italian Dolomites called Cortina d’ampezzo, a town that hosted the 1956 …