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Table Mountain Challenge 2015

Me: “You mean it’s a free race entry? No problem, I’ll be there”

I just can’t help myself when I hear the words “free” and “race entry” together. I’m compelled to say “YES!”

Luckily for me, I’ve been able to look back at those comp race entries with a smile on my face and a fun story to tell.

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Welcome to the Freak Show

Welcome to the Freak Show

It’s become a bit of an ongoing joke at the office, but for the last couple of weeks I’ve been appearing from my weekends more battered and bruised than when I left on the Friday afternoon.
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Playing Fair at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Playing Fair at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour has been a bucket list item of mine since I was just a wee lad. I remember seeing photographs of my older cousins in their cycling gear all proud and posing with their finishers’ medals. One day when I am big I thought 🙂
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Philippe Gatta's motivation before The Ultimate Trail

Philippe Gatta’s motivation before The Ultimate Trail

French adventurer and mountain runner, Philippe Gatta has an impressive CV of adventures and expeditions. In 2013, he attempted the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail (aka the Ultimate Trail) which covers the full distance of the Himalayan Range in Nepal. On average, trekking along the Great Himalaya Trail high route takes about 150 days with proper trekking gear and (preferably) some mountaineering experience.

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Challenge Accepted

So you know how sometimes your ego gets the better of you and you end up agreeing to do something that seems impossible?

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