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

Journal: Jesus Trail
Consider yourself privileged if you are reading this. That’s how we felt traversing the foothills in the footprints of Jesus. Perceptions we had about the land going into this trail were soon changed. We could only but be silenced by this experience as we made our way along this route of Jesus from his hometown Nazareth, to Capernaum, his main area...
Cape Town Cycle Tour 109 km via BMX – 11 March 2018
58 kilometres per hour/36 miles per hour. That was my top speed while traversing the 109 km Cape Town Cycle Tour on a single speed BMX. Like trail running, I just feel really good and free riding a BMX. It’s simply fun, and I could not resist riding the world’s largest timed cycle race without anything else. This Tale depicts these highs and some l...
Coffee, science?
Some of our supporters of relational artisan coffee think coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. Not all things are seemingly what they seem to be simply because no matter which way we look at that thing, numbers, facts and figures cannot and do not tell the full story. Is it science? There’s more to a cup...
Hangklip
Resembling a hanging mountain, its peak precariously points towards its mirrored counterpart on the opposite side of False Bay. Enjoying Hangklip looked too good to skip and so we took a few hours to enjoy this day hike together. It was one of those magnificent, simple days doing what we like to do. Enjoy this Tale! The trail passes through the res...
Ultra-Trail Cape Town 35 km – 2 December 2017
It was that usual butterflies-in-the-stomach moment as we made our way to the start line of this iconic event. Perhaps it was the hype around this anticipated day or maybe it was the slight trepidation that’s typical of a new event one just isn’t sure how will pan out. Maybe it was these factors, but it was also the mountain, 2000 metres ...
Summit Playground
Insignificant. That’s how we sometimes feel when we stand atop a mountain summit and look at the expanse below. Often this comes from simply recognising how small we really are in relation to the world around us because of the new perspective the summit view has afforded us. In reality though, this could not be more further from the truth. We, you ...
Trailblazer Trailer – Travel
Hits – it’s what a post like this gets a lot of simply because the word ‘travel’ exists in its title. While travel is brilliant and we all desire so much more of it, the more we get the more it never quite satisfies this zeal inside of us. This Tale is about Trailblazer Trailer, specialising in relational artisan coffee doing what it does best – tr...
Free Running
What is it like to run free? To run and run and never be held back? These questions could be answered with the question: “what would it feel like to be restricted from being free?” These dichotomous questions could be somewhat of misnomers because what we distinguish as being restricted is freedom to others… This post tells our Tale about Free Runn...
Journal: GR20 Corsica
We have been privileged to have hiked, trekked, climbed and run on some of the most unique and beautiful mountains and trails in the world. Some of our experiences cannot compare with our adventure of traversing the 200 kilometre GR20 trail on the French island of Corsica. Why this is so, we do not quite know, but we suppose it’s as the Greeks desc...
Featherbed/Phoenix Trail Run – 11 July 2017
It was one of those beautifully clear, icy mornings along South Africa’s Garden Route. Yet it was extraordinary – the stage having already been set about a month prior for this new edition of the annual Featherbed Trail Run in Knysna. Known as the Phoenix Trail Run for 2017, this 21 km run rose from the ashes and took an uncharacteristic traverse o...
New Trailblazer
Comparisons – we all make them, all the time. We compare one trail from another, places from places and people from people. Yet while this may all be true, nothing – no mountain, no trail, no people nor place can and has compared to that of a New Trailblazer in our lives! Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature is our home to a playgroun...
Sweet Spot – Dusk to Dawn
A sweet spot is the place where one finds oneself that makes sense, usually within a combination of factors at one time. In our case these were trail running, brewing coffee and camping. Purpose? Perhaps. The annual Dusk & Dawn National Institute for the Deaf Trail Runs take place just outside of the town of Worcester, about 1.5 hours drive fro...

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