My #NGOs4Africa Campaign – Week Two Reflections

This blog covers the period from 16-22 July 2018. The second week of my #NGOs4Africa Campaign is done. I published a number of interesting NGO profiles and articles on my blog, attended the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which was delivered by former US President Barack Obama, and completed some tough training sessions in between.... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Six

10 October 2016 The Atacama Crossing 2015 in Chile is done and dusted. I finished the 250km race in 40h24, in 26th position overall. The Atacama Crossing forms part of Racing the Planet’s 4 Desert Series, named by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Endurance Competitions in the world. Having already completed the other... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Five

9 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 6 at the end of stage 5 The Long March is done and dusted – 75km in 12hours. It was a long day in a very strong wind, mostly blowing straight in our faces. The terrain covered everything the Atacama has to offer – water/swamp within the first 5km,... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Three

6 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 4 at the end of Stage 3. If yesterday was tough, today was just brutal. Ryan and I needed 7h35 to complete 39.9km. We passed 20km under 3 hours, but thereafter it was just a long slog over salt mushrooms, “crusty ploughed mud”, sandy plains, slate rocks, up and... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Two

5 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 3 at the end of Stage 2. A brutal day in the Atacama Desert. Ryan Hill and I took 7 hours to complete the 44km stage. But we finished joined 23/24thwhich is not too bad. The course was a mixed bag of everything the Atacama has to offer -... Continue Reading →

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