.WHAT RACE ARE YOU RUNNING?RUNNING THE RACE OF ADVENTURE

Ultra-Trail Drakensberg 100 Miles (160 km) – 22 - 24 April 2022
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" - John 10:27 This verse came to mind as I was traversing the high-altitude expanse of Lesotho on my first 100-mile trail run. The sheep and goats immediately respond to the calls of their shepherds of this land who are only dressed in white plastic gumboots, short pants and a Basotho bla...
100 X 100 Miles
Just over 100 Tales have been posted on trailblazer.international since 2011 when Trailblazer was incepted. Known as the ultimate distance in trail running, 100 miles always seemed elusive, until now. Join Joseph on this adventure by clicking on the image below:
Explorer: Ultra-Trail Cape Town 21 km – 28 November 2021
Connection. Besides the evocative adventure trail running provides over terrain that is anything but smooth, this sport provides a connection with Creation that is uniquely experienced with dust, mud, sweat and tears of exploration. Add the Ultra-Trail Cape Town 21 km, the rain and mists of Table Mountain, and the best of each other in Life partner...
Otter African Trail Run – 7 October 2021
Enjoy this Tale of Lisa running what is known as 'The Grail of Trail', on South Africa’s famous 5 day Otter Hiking Trail. Trail running has a way of luring one back for more. It’s just part and parcel of the sport and what it evokes and enables. After running my first marathon on this trail with Joseph in an easterly direction back in 2012, I said ...
Zebrakop
What we like about Trailblazing is the discovery of something we never knew existed until we made a new trail on our Life journey. And some trails do not exist. Such is the case with Zebrakop in the Western Cape of South Africa, one of South Africa’s twenty-four 1000 metre prominent peaks, at 1458 masl. We had no idea this peak was anything of prom...
Builder
Trailblazer begs the answer to the question: “What race are you running?” In so doing it can bring about an introspection of what one can either stand for or make one uncomfortable about the deeper realities and truths or lies in one’s life that we all have to inevitably answer to anyway, one day. Or do we? Leading to somewhere, are we living for s...
nations
Trail running involves responses every moment as one navigates where to put one’s feet, allowing one’s legs to seamlessly dance over the technical terrain while one’s body follows suit - arms moving in step keeping the flow as balance beams, eyes focussed on the vision of the two to three metres ahead, predicting and timing one’s next step to align...
Journal: Jethro Journeys
A personal journal entry of the journey with Jethro written by Lisa: “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” - Proverbs 16:9 This verse characterises my second pregnancy through and through. We fell pregnant in Uganda in February 2020. We thought we would be living there long term, taking up a work opportunity and makin...
Africa Calling – Formosa
Formosa: beautiful. Aptly so named and described respectively by renown explorer of antiquity, Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, when he first viewed this high point from Plettenberg Bay on the southern coast of the African continent. And so it is. Special for more reasons than this Tale goes into, at 1675 metres above sea level and straddling the provincia...
Africa Calling – expedition
One of the things we like about running inaugural trail races for the first time is the unknown and discovery, especially as there are no reference points of others to lean on. It makes the adventure just that little more exciting. There is not much that is unknown, except for each of us personally as we discover life, and in adventure travel there...
This is Africa
Traversing most of the continent of Africa and crossing the Equator into the northern hemisphere overland with our vehicle is a long way. It’s a real privilege and something we do not take for granted one bit. And although we think we can know everything going into an adventure such as this, or anything else in life for the matter, there will alway...
Africa Calling – Source
Even the source was questioned. Searching for and then subsequently discovering the source of the river Nile was not so simple, and even today the authenticity of its source is somewhat questioned. It all depends from which point of view or country one looks at it. Jinja Nile Bridge How do trails work? Based on subjective opinions, one is lead to b...

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