On mental toughness

On mental toughness

For those in the running world, feeling uncomfortable and yet refusing to stop is a regular occurrence. As humans, we have always wanted to push our boundaries. In order to do so, we will undoubtedly reach times where everything in us will beg to stop or give up....

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New world record by Christiaan and AJ!

New world record by Christiaan and AJ!

World record: Most vertical distance in 24 hours by a team - 14 ascents in 20 hours (total ascent 19 376m). Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain: Christiaan Greyling & AJ Calitz Previous record: 13 ascents in 24 hours. Why did we do it? So we decided to take on...

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Man vs mountain: Christiaan’s 100km UTD

Man vs mountain: Christiaan’s 100km UTD

My fascination with the Giants’ Cup trail started in 2014, when we were on holiday in the area. I ran from the hotel, Premier Resort Sani Pass, back to Castleburn, where we stayed. It’s a 30km stretch on the route. Somewhere on the trail a met a guy named Spurgeon,...

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Why we love what we do: Janine Faber’s 21km story

Why we love what we do: Janine Faber’s 21km story

It started a while ago... When we went to visit Janine Faber. We had a run with her, of course. Janine, one of our clients, repeatedly tried to beat her 21km PB but could not manage to do so for about three years. She remembers, "I kept asking what I was doing wrong....

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Tarawera Hero

Tarawera Hero

Every great adventure starts with an idea. and our Heroes happen to be full of ideas! The Tarawera 102km A couple of weeks ago, Amore Strauss, one of our Heroes from New Zealand lined up to tackle this crazy adventure. Here's a glimpse of the epic race she had. The...

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Family, Training and Work

Family, Training and Work

Have you ever felt like you need an extra hour in a day? That there's simply not enough time to get things done? That you'd like to spend time with your family, work and get fit? Then you find yourself thinking, "Yeah right, I can't juggle." We're here to say that you...

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Polarized Training

Polarized Training

Thanks to http://rootedindirt.com (Simon de Waal) who did the research for this valuable secret. Polarized Training (PT), you might’ve heard of it - but what is it really? Everyone has their way of training, and PT is certainly a popular method of training for...

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Hugh Hacking Completes the Tot Dret

Hugh Hacking Completes the Tot Dret

Have you ever planned to run for 39 hours? Well Hugh Hacking did. He conquered a great battle of the mind, finishing the Tot Dret 130km in 38:58:53. His goal was to come in under 39 hours and he did it. This was no small feat with over 10 000m elevation. 2900m was...

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Our Aerobic & Anaerobic Engines

Our Aerobic & Anaerobic Engines

How to train the different engines? //  Why they're both important?We're all guilty of trying to "squeeze in" our runs. Making time for a quick, high intensity session here and there instead of making time for the longer low intensity session.Aerobic Training This...

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Otter Results 2020

Otter Results 2020

The Grail of Trail 2020 This past week we had the priviledge of watching many different runners take on the RETTO. Racing along this unique piece of coastline is always something that will humble you, yet simultaneously leave you with a desire to return...

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