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

16 Mile Beach
The run was simple – traverse the entire length of South Africa’s longest uninterrupted beach in one go, running in a straight line. Yet it’s not what we read on the maps of the line drawn with one’s GPS that determines the simplicity. With trail running, the more varied the terrain, the more vertical gain and losses there are, and the more places ...
Agulhas wreck
Travel evokes a place of where one would go. Together with this, adventure travel evokes a purpose of why one would go too, with a probability of no idea where exactly. This Tale is difficult to write as we do not have it all figured out. “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inherit...
Trailblazer Trailer – Table
Creating Trailblazer Trailer was not an end in mind. Usually with small businesses there is a desire for growth, which enables survival, driven by profit. Principally, these three attributes are key to a business’ purpose. Usually. With Trailblazer Trailer, which specialises in relational artisan coffee we have realised that there is so much more t...
addo elephant trail run 44 km – 16 March 2019
Most special moments cannot be orchestrated. Such a moment was had on this well-known Ultra Trail run in the Eastern Cape of South Africa – the addo elephant trail run. A faint humming sound was heard coming from behind me, and got louder as the sound caught up with and surrounded me – thousands of wild bees, covering a moving area of around 10 met...
Trailblazer for Life
This new look website via this Tale in your inbox only scratches the surface. No website, Tale post, mural, café interior, photo, art, writing, coffee, product, mountain top, trail, run or podcast can capture true adventure, true Life. Its impossible, simply because we cannot live each other’s lives. Yet, in one way we can. This Tale provides a bit...
treading lightly
Trail Running requires adaptation to the terrain one runs on. This terrain usually varies quite substantially within a short space of time. This is true of life too. Yet, sometimes no matter how one tries to adapt, one can feel out of control. GR20 long distance hiking trail, Corsica, France. Needing to back track and retrieve my one glove, I ran t...
Untold Ultra – Fish River Canyon 100 km
Like water having carved the deep Fish River Canyon in the arid Namibian landscape – the second largest of its kind in the world, so have the memories in my mind of running its length on 22 June 2013. This website did not exist then, and now not being able to run due to injury these past few months has enabled some deep reflection and a reminder to...
flowers numbered – Steenbok Day Trail
Like a colourful blanket, countless flowers display their collective grandeur spread over hectors of the north-western peninsula of the Postberg section of the West Coast National Park. Made up of brilliant individual variations of its kinds, these flowers make way to an incredible witness of another side to Creation. In contrast to the myriad of f...
printer barista
“What do you do?” is a common question one asks when one meets someone for the first time. My answer to these types of questions usually depends on one’s knowledge or appreciation of what it means to be a tradesman. Printing and brewing coffee are extremely similar – two trades I have been privileged to learn and glean from in my journey. This Tale...
Grootvadersbosch low-down – 8 July 2018
The photographs we post are untouched and unedited. Yet they are still limited. Limited because even edited photographs are unable to tell the true Tales behind them. Every one of us has Tales behind us to be told, yet how edited are they? This Tale is posted during a particular low-down for Joseph. Unable to run due to an injury, Lisa enjoys the s...
Run Wind Park
We do not know where wind comes from, yet stewarding its effect principally brings about our fascination. Using what we have, whatever that might be – even the ability to just run together however that might look, is what this Tale is about. The Yzerfontein parkrun highlighted this simple privileged reality. “The wind blows where it wishes, an...
Ocean2Ocean 50 km Trail Run – 28 April 2018
One of the best things for us when we run trails is the awareness of the realness of our lives. The Two Oceans is a popular run in Cape Town, yet the Ocean2Ocean was previously known as the real 2 Oceans! Perhaps because it’s a trail run that traverses over Table Mountain instead around it. Maybe. Maybe, because comparisons are a curse in that we d...

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