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 →

Big Red Run – What to Expect

'G'day mate!' I have arrived in Adelaide following my overnight flight from Johannesburg and a short stopover in Perth. It’s great to be finally in Australia, and with just four days to go before the start of the Big Red Run, I’m both excited and slightly nervous about the challenge that lies ahead. I will... Continue Reading →

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