Africa Desert Running Calendar 2021

Africa is home to some of the world’s largest and most unique deserts, including the Sahara, Namib and Kalahari. Increasingly, these deserts and other parts of the continent with desert and semi-desert characteristics, host a wide range of footraces, making Africa the premier international desert running destination. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, various... Continue Reading →

Reflections on my run for ONE

It is 10 days since the finish of the Ultra Africa Race in Burkina Faso. I have completed many challenging desert, multi-stage races in recent years, but never has it taken this long to recover.My feet became badly blistered from the second day onwards as a result of the intense heat and roughness of the... Continue Reading →

My Run for ONE

The 213 km Africa Ultra Race starts tomorrow morning in Banfora, Burkina Faso.This will be my fifth major international multi-stage / desert race, and the fourth in Africa.I am really excited about the race, not only to test myself in hot, challenging conditions and the distance which I have to complete, but also about the... Continue Reading →

The Ultra Africa Race 2013

The Ultra Africa Race starts tomorrow morning, 14 November 2013, at 08h00 local time in front of our hotel here in Banfora in the south west of Burkina Faso. After two days in Ouagadougou, all the participants travelled yesterday by bus to Banfora. We arrived here last night after a long and bumpy trip. Today... Continue Reading →

Ultra Africa Race – What’s in the bag?

Greetings from Banfora in the south west of Burkina Faso. The countdown to the Ultra Africa Race is no in full swing – tomorrow is the start of our five-day / 2013 km run! Competitors in multi-day, self-sufficient, footraces face many challenges. These include the weather, sand, injuries, blisters, tiredness, thirst, lack of comfort and... Continue Reading →

My Desert Runs – ONE by ONE

I have arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, for a quick stopover before travelling to Banfora in the south west of the country for the Ultra Africa Race which starts on 14 November 2013. Leaving Addis Ababa yesterday morning, and flying for six hours from east to west across Africa, a familiar picture... Continue Reading →

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