Counting Down – 21 & 20 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

My 100km Training Weekend

Saturday, 11 October 2014 & Sunday, 12 October 2014

This was my last weekend in South Africa before travelling to San Francisco, and from there onwards to Antarctica for the Last Desert Race.

After spending the past ten days in Nairobi and not doing too much running, I had to make this weekend count in terms of my training for the Last Desert Race.


My goal was to run 100km in four sessions to test my fitness and state of my knees, and although my legs felt fairly heavy over the final 20km, I’m very pleased that I achieved it without any niggles and soreness.

After four months of training, regular physio sessions with Zhwane von Staden, a few tough gym sessions with Ray Cranston and the best medication for aching knees – Piascledine, I think (and hope) that I am ready for the Last Desert Race.

The challenge for the next two weeks is to continue with light training, while not getting sick or injured.

The countdown to Antarctica continues…


I’m excited about the race in Antarctica and the challenge of raising R250 000 for a Greenpeace Africa solar energy project, 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 with Greenpeace Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, my daily blog, and via Greenpeace Africa’s  various online platforms.

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