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Short route for your supporters

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Last year, many of the supporters waiting at the finish for their runners said how much they too would like to experience the forest too – but just something short that they could jog or walk. I’ll tag a short 5km route especially for your non-runner partners. There’s no entry fee for this and they can run/walk the route at their leisure so that they’re able to get back in plenty of time to shower and to wait for you at the finish.

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Forests and festivities

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Given a choice of a holiday destination, I’d chose forests over the coast any time. Although I’m not going away for a traditional holi-holiday this festive season, I will be heading into forested terrain of Kaapsehoop (Mpumalanga) for the Big 5 O event. Read the rest of this entry »

Entries open for 2014 Forest Run

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Earlier this month I spent a couple of days running and walking through the beautiful Belfast pine-tree plantation to finalise the route for the 2014 AdventureLisa’s Forest Run route. While the route fundamentals are similar to that run in the inaugural Forest Run in March 2013, I’ve tweaked elements, discovered some other peaceful forest tracks and I’ve made one BIG change…  Read the rest of this entry »

Getting ready for Forest Run 2014

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As a bunch of other projects wrap up, my attention now turns to Forest Run 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

AdventureLisa’s report

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Eight years ago I had the idea to organise a one-day, ultra-distance trail run after taking part in a number of events locally and in the US. I have now been participating regularly in trail races (staged, ultra) for almost 15 years locally and abroad and it was due time for me to be on the other side. It took those eight years (plus a bit) for me to actually get around to it! Read the rest of this entry »

Trail markings

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I was out in the area this morning; I took a couple of photos to illustrate how I do my trail markings. I’ll go over this at race briefing before the start but good for you to take note of pre-race. Read the rest of this entry »

Test run

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I’ve just spent two days out on the route to test run the entire course and to get an altitude profile.  Read the rest of this entry »

Too much lovely

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This event has been on the cards for E.I.G.H.T. years! It didn’t start off in this area in my mind but as I spent more time out here for orienteering and rogaining, it began to take shape. It took me until now to finally do something about planning and scouting for this event. Read the rest of this entry »