As a result of some serious FOMO, I decided to sign up to the Two Oceans 10km Trail Run event. Yes, I had my Half Marathon entry for the 2015 edition of the Two Oceans Marathon, but now that one race was transformed into a weekend of awesome fun with the Trail Bokkies!
At my first trail race I noticed banners for the Vivobarefoot brand around the start line. Like most people new to a sport, I had no idea what the common household names were and, since the brand was being sported by quite a few athletes on the day, I felt that I needed to up my knowledge on the company.
I awoke early on Sunday morning to a bright sunny bedroom and just stared at the ceiling. For the first time in weeks of regular Sunday Trail Bokkies runs, this week we were “too busy” to get out there because of weddings and other grownup stuff.
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.