Atacama Crossing – The Final Countdown

Greetings from San Pedro in Chile. Just two days to go before the start of the 2015 Atacama Crossing... I arrived in San Pedro last night after more than 24 hours of travelling from South Africa. My trip included three flights - Johannesburg to Sao Paulo in Brazil, then to Santiago in Chile, and finally... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing – What’s in the bag?

Greetings from San Pedro in Chile. Only three days to go before the start of the 2015 Atacama Crossing. Competitors in multi-day, self-sufficient, footraces face many challenges. These include the weather, sand, injuries, blisters, tiredness, thirst, lack of comfort and privacy, etc. But there is one challenge which ultimately could make or break your race... Continue Reading →

Countdown to Atacama Crossing – 5 weeks to go

Today marks the five-week countdown to my next desert running challenge – the Atacama Crossing - a 250km race from 4-10 October 2015 in the Atacama Desert in Chile. I have done many multi-stage desert races in recent years, but preparing for any new race remains a challenging process which requires much dedication and sacrifices.... Continue Reading →

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