Counting Down – 41 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

My Cape Town Marathon Experience…

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The organisers of the Cape Town Marathon would like to establish the race as one of the top city marathons in the world.

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and already one of the top international tourist destinations. Add to this the popularity of road running in South Africa and internationally, and it should not be too difficult to make the Cape Town Marathon a “bucket list” event for all running enthusiasts.


But after today the organisers of the race won’t need to wait too long to achieve their objective. Thousands of runners from all over the world had the opportunity to run the race on a sunny and cloudless day in Cape Town – a stunning setting for a sporting event. The course was tough but fair, the race was well-organised and the crowd support was great from start to finish.

Having done a few city marathons in different parts of the world, there are few locations which can match Cape Town on a day like today. Congratulations to the organisers, marshals and volunteers for hosting a great event.

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I am very pleased with my finishing time of 4h06, another “long run” completed with just over 40 days left before the start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica.

Big thanks to the Greenpeace Africa team – Celehte, Hellen and Lerato, and local Greenpeace volunteers for their support and welcoming me at the finishing line.


I’m excited about the race in Antarctica and the challenge of raising R250 000 for Greenpeace Africa, and encourage you to support my efforts and the work of Greenpeace Africa!

Please make a donation and encourage others to do the same.

“Together we can make a difference!”

Follow updates about my preparations for The Last Desert Race, and work withGreenpeace Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, my daily blog, and via Greenpeace Africa’s  various online platforms.

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