Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Five

28 June 2017 - The Long Stage. The Long Stage is the ultimate test of a multi-stage desert race. By now you are already tired after running long distances on consecutive days, and you still have to conquer, both mentally and physically, the longest distance of the race. The Long Stage during the Big Red... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Four

27 June 2017. Another stage is done. I finished today's 31km in 4h17, joint eighth. Although a shorter stage compared to the previous three days, it was another day of relentless sand and sand dune running. My feet are really tender and not in good shape, but now it is just "vasbyt" to the end.... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Three

26 June 2017. The third stage of the 2017 Big Red Run is done, but it was a tough day at the office. I finished the 42km in 5h28 and eighth overall today. We crossed close to 30 sand dunes and combined with running through open veld my feet and legs took a hammering today.... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage Two

25 June 2017. The second stage of the 2017 Big Red Run is over. I finished the 42km stage in 4h44, another fifth place. Today was much cooler compared to yesterday, with more runnable sections. However, we finished with a tough 3km sand dune section at the end. My feet and body are still in... Continue Reading →

Big Red Run 2017 – Stage One

24 June 2017. I always try and keep the first day of multi-stage desert race as simple as possible - don’t get injured or blisters, get used to eating and drinking the stuff in your bag, and make it to the finish in one piece. Simply put, settle in and then take it from there.... Continue Reading →

My Fundraising Appeal – Donate a Hippo!

As you likely know, I’ve been participating in extreme desert running challenges since 2010 to raise awareness and funds for social causes and campaigns making a difference in Africa. Starting on 24 June 2017, I will be competing in one of my most challenging races yet - the Big Red Run in the Simpson Desert... Continue Reading →

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