Category Archives: Deserts

Big Red Run – What to Expect

‘G’day mate!’ I have arrived in Adelaide following my overnight flight from Johannesburg and a short stopover in Perth. It’s great to be finally in Australia, and with just four days to go before the start of the Big Red … Continue reading

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All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go

I’m not a singer and won’t even try to do justice to the John Denver song – “Leaving On A Jet Plane”. But my bags are packed, I’m ready to go, and tonight I leave on a jet plane to … Continue reading

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The Final Stretch – 50 Days to Running the Big Red Run

Today marks the 50-day countdown to the start of my next desert running adventure – the 250km Big Red Run through the Simpson Desert in the heart of the Australian Outback. The 50-day countdown is always an important date for … Continue reading

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Running the Big Red Run in Support of the Hippo Water Roller

It is that time of year again…the start of the countdown to my next desert running adventure in support of a social cause making a difference in Africa. Water is a precious resource, a source of life and the basis … Continue reading

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Grand to Grand Ultra 2016 – Final Stage

1 October 2016 The 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra is done and dusted. We finished the 273km race earlier this morning with a final 12km stage. Although short in distance, it was a tough uphill run with an elevation gain of … Continue reading

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Grand to Grand Ultra 2016 – Stage 5

30 September 2016 Greetings from Camp 6 at the end of Stage 5 of the Grand to Grand Ultra. A tough but amazing day of running through slot canyons and river beds. I finished the 42km stage in 5h33, in 20th position … Continue reading

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Grand to Grand Ultra 2016 – Stage 4

29 September 2016 Greetings from Camp 5 at the end of Stage 4 of the Grand to Grand Ultra. I finished today’s 42km stage in 6h02, and 26th position on the day. It was a better day for running with more hard … Continue reading

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