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Expert Advice for tackling UTCT

Ultra-trail Cape Town is right around the corner and (if you’re human) the nerves are probably building as we head towards race day. UTCT has already established itself as a bucket list race for ultra trail runners and this year there are four events: 100km, 65km, 35km, and for the first time in 2018 there is a 21km route. I joined a panel of Cape Town’s best athletes to share advice on how to tackle the different races… I think I got cc’d into the wrong email lol. So here are Ryan Sandes, Meg Mackenzie, Kane Reilly and my tips to have your best day out at Ultra-trail Cape Town.

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It’s been forever

It’s almost a strange experience to be tapping away at my keyboard again. It’s familiar, but at the same time unfamiliar. Today I just felt like saying something…

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This year we level up!

I began penning race and fitness goals a couple of years ago. I never really bought into New Year’s resolutions, but I do believe that having goals and actually writing them down is truly powerful. This year I found it tougher to decide on what 2017’s goals should be. It took me almost an entire month (and some time off from blogging this January) to sit down and commit to what I wanted to achieve. Finally, it’s been narrowed down to a simple question, “Have I levelled up?”
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India to Diagonal: Inspiration in the Mountains

Taahir pointed out the Diagonal route when we were doing India Venster. From above Kloof Corner you can trace the zigzagged path down to the Pipe Track. A few weeks ago, Tammy and I explored the route as an option to descend the back Table and I thoroughly enjoyed it – barring the ankle-breaking Pipe Track on your way to the Kloof Nek car park 🙂
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Sharing the Rocklands with the Lion & the Lady

The Cederberg is truly a magical place. The night sky is bright with millions of tiny lights to count and trace. Dawn reveals a landscape that is rugged and expansive. It’s a giant’s playground on reddish earth. And we got to roam free.
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Ramadaan Wrap Up

Last year was the first Ramadaan that I continued to train right through the fasting period and I was really happy with the fitness improvements that I felt coming out of the month. Not only was it a spiritual bootcamp, but I could go straight into a race a few days later with no worries. This year I tried to emulate the same, but it was tough.

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