Ultra Trail Cape Town

Lining up at 4am on Saturday morning I was super excited about the day that lay ahead. I had trained hard, felt fit and was ready to race. I normally go off at the start of races like a maniac with a “Go to you blow” approach but I decided to be sensible this time, hold back and chill and let the race unfold a bit before I put the hammer down.

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100 Miler Pacing Duties

Earlier this year Mike had hinted that he wanted to give a 100 miler a go. With his birthday looming I thought this would be a great birthday present…well I actually thought he might kill me but I entered him anyway. Mike started to train hard for the 100 miler entering 24hr races and getting in the zone. He then asked me if I would pace him

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Comrades 2019! I knew it was going to be hard…

But I had no idea it was going to be that hard! Leading up to this years Comrades was a bumpy road, in March I got diagnosed with a stress fracture in my Fibula. This was frustrating as my training had been going so well and I was feeling super strong but hey these things happen. I knew it was a bit of a long shot but I had 3 months to race day!

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The Long Road To Comrades

Turns out I had signed myself up to something quite ridiculous. We were going to attempt to run 90km a day for 20 days and on the final day compete in the Comrades Ultra Marathon. I was so bloody scared of what I had signed up to do but also intrigued to see how far my body could go.

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Comrades 2016

The Comrades Marathon is an ultra marathon of approximately 89 km which is run annually in between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in South Africa. It is the world’s largest and oldest ultra marathon race with 20,000 people entered into this years race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the ‘up’ and ‘down run.

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