#5PeaksWithSPOT – Photo Journal

The Drakensberg has become a bit of a dreamland for me. Every time I run in those mountains I have a different experience, some incredible and some frightening. It’s that exact mystery that intrigues me.

On the 5th of August I’ll be on the start line of Tromso Extreme Skyrace (Norway). Yeah, it’s pretty extreme with 4600m of ascent in 53km, that’s beyond any amount of climbing I’ve done, as it is I’m pretty poor at ascending! Anyway, so I figured I best get some mountain time, there’s little I love more than standing on a peak looking into infinity.

I messaged fellow mountain goat and friend Rory Scheffer, all I had to say was 5 major peaks in the Berg and he was in. The goal being vertical, we picked 5 peaks and didn’t think much of the distance getting to them.

As seen above, Rory and I touching base and planning at our home for the Continue reading “#5PeaksWithSPOT – Photo Journal”

Sandwiches anyone? 

I’m not usually one to entertain myself with a feminist rant. As a rule I’m pretty relaxed about the topic and simply live a life I’m interested in, despite expectations and misconceptions about women – that weirdly enough still occur in 2017. I know, shock to the system!

For two seconds I’d like to reflect on some races I’ve taken part in or have followed, in 2017 alone. Drakensberg Northern Trail, 4 women in the top 10, Holly Page 2nd overall. Continue reading “Sandwiches anyone? “

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