TransNamib Expedition 2018: Not Your Average Desert Longrun

We’ve been toying with the idea to run from Uis to the Atlantic Ocean probably as long as we’ve been living in Damaraland, so roughly 3.5 years. The allure? In Uis we are fortunate to live on a 7 913 km² unfenced farm, that is 791 300 hectares of wilderness, within which we are free to roam along with desert-adapted rhino, lions, elephants, giraffe, mountain zebra, and various other game species. Away from the C35 main road there are no power- or telephone lines, and in fact, there is very little man made between Uis and the ocean. And which way could be better to experience this vast, beautiful open expanse than running it? Continue reading “TransNamib Expedition 2018: Not Your Average Desert Longrun”

Otter African Trail Run 2017: Challenge Race Report

2016 Otter (Retto) Post-Script:

When I entered the starting shoot of the Otter African Trail Run the first time in 2016 I had no idea what to expect. I had read and heard enough of the Trail to know that I was seriously ill prepared for what lay ahead. As a disclaimer, I have to mention that my Hubby got me a late entry into the Otter as a surprise for my birthday, which gave me only 6 weeks to prepare from 5k to trail marathon. Continue reading “Otter African Trail Run 2017: Challenge Race Report”

Dodo Trail Mauritius: 2018 Race Recap

Our lives aren’t measured in days but in moments. So don’t wait for them, go out and make them.

A few months ago Mr 5 asked how come I have so many medals and he has only a few. I told him it was because I like to run races. Right there he decided that he will run races too. So when Nico got about entering us for the Dodo Trail Run on Mauritius, I suggested we sign up the boys too. And then we’d have to wait for race day to see if they actually wanted to do it, because heaven knows today and tomorrow are worlds apart when you are 5 or 7! Continue reading “Dodo Trail Mauritius: 2018 Race Recap”