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Not as simple as just one foot in front of the other

Eight days after I had started running, I had logged roughly 20k, the pain in my legs had become such that I found myself having to walk down stairs backwards. Purely running for enjoyment, I had not given any thought to how I was going to go forward ...

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Alcohol is bad….repeat after me, alcohol is bad m’kay!!

Yesterday (Sunday), once again, I discovered exactly how bad booze is. Saturday night, went out with a old school friend for a beer. I was hoping just one or two Windhoek Lights and then I can head to bed and sleep in before doing a planned 3hr ride. ...

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PB’s vs. Running for the fun of it.

Was hoping to run Comrades in 2010 after a 10 year break. Have only run PBs, my last one being an 8:45. So the plan was to start training now with initial goals being a sub 75min 15km, sub 1:45 21km and then working towards a sub 3:30 Marathon. If I ...

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Another runner killed

The following is an extract from our club news letter: MICHAEL JOHNSON (1967 – 2009) It is with great sadness that we inform the Stella community that one of our members, Michael David Johnson, passed away on 17 June. Michael completed 12 Comra ...

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Fanie Booyens Ice Breakers – Great Race

Last weekend I had the privilage of running one of the top rated races. Well only did the 5km, but it was wonderful. Although very cold I enjoyed the run. After registering for the race, my mom and I went back to the car to keep warm till the 5k is a ...

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Queensburgh 10k ‘mine shaft’

Queensburgh 10k is just over a week away. Not racing for the whole of June may have been a two edged sword. Next Sunday will tell. The best description that I have heard of this race is: 4ks down and 6ks up! Hopefully all those runs out to Kings Hous ...

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Conrad Stoltz – 2nd Surgery after XTERRA Richmond

By Conrad Stoltz My surgeon, Dr Moose Herring from Richmond VA, is also an avid triathlete. We had become quite close over the past week and last night his family (more in next post) invited me over for a fair well dinner. He let me have these cool p ...

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Will blog for socks

Righto, where to begin? At the beginning I suppose… I started running in mid Feb this year to try get fit for the upcoming paintball season. I had been playing competitive paintball for the last 6 or 7 years, recently at an international level ...

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Racing The Planet Namibia 260km

After almost 9 months of preparation, and more importantly saving enough money, myself and Robert Graham, sponsored by QlikView South Africa, lined up at the edge of the Fish River Canyon in Namibia to begin a 260km self supporting race across the N ...

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Scuppered by the weather. Again.

Just how crazy was the weather in Cape Town yesterday morning? Horrible is how it was. Howling gales and torrential rain meant that my plan to cycle to work was quickly abandoned in favour of staying alive. I am absolutely certain I would not have ma ...

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