HOW TO ENJOY TOUGH TIMES

Tough times in life are inevitable. We will all face trials, challenges, unexpected circumstances, shocks and surprises. Some of these will be fleeting. Some will feel as if they will never end. This is what it means to be human. It may seem weird and perhaps even insensitive to suggest that we can enjoy tough … Read more

WHAT IS ENDURANCE?

We have all heard the term endurance and associate it mainly with sporting activities that require extended periods of effort, such as ultra running, multi-stage events or adventure experiences such as eco-challenges and ocean crossings. I currently define endurance as the ability to keep going through tough terrain.   But is tough terrain, and therefore, endurance … Read more

PREPARING FOR THE KK100

Travis recently took on the challenge of running 100 miles at the Karkloof 100, hosted by KZN Trail Running. This is an account of how he prepared using the 8 Insights found in The Middle book, as well as how it all ended up going on the day. Get yourself a copy of The Middle book here.

HOW TO REMOVE BURDEN FROM YOUR LIFE

If you look at a group of runners about to start a race you will notice they are wearing light clothing. How odd would it be to see someone standing amongst them, ready to run, wearing a heavy jacket, a long pair of pants with pockets full of stuff, heavy boots and a backpack full … Read more

EXPLORING ENDURANCE: LESSONS FROM A 100 MILER

I recently tackled my first 100 mile trail run at an event called the KARKLOOF 100 . The KK 100 takes place in the picturesque KZN midlands, following dirt roads and single tracks through dairy farms and forest. My decision was based on the following: 1) Whilst I was not adequately prepared fitness wise, I figured … Read more

THE MIDDLE CHALLENGE [DIDIMA – INJISUTHI]

Following the fires that destroyed the staff accommodation at Injisuthi, we teamed with Shaun Reid from Trailshed to set up a special Middle Challenge Fundraiser. Our team [Shaun Reid, Garth Moffatt, Travis Gale, Barbs Neal and Byron Antolik] ran 60km from Didima to Injisuthi whilst promoting the a fundraiser link and sharing the story of … Read more