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Two Oceans – My Wedloop Ervaring

Two Oceans – Die begin area se “runners-aura” voel ek onmiddelik aan by ons aankoms in Main rd. en al die hardlopers se “chatter” van verwagting en opwinding is aansteeklik . . . Ek groet my vrou en dogter met die wete in my hart dat, kom wat wil, ek hulle later die oggend weer […]

Two Oceans wedloop – n Familie avontuur

Two Oceans – Dit is Paas naweek en vir n hardloper beteken dit dat dit tyd is vir die 2 Oseane Marathon. Ons hele familie neem deel hierdie naweek, so almal is opgewonde en dis ook n naweek van eerstes . . . My vrou, Adele en my dogter, Mia doen vir die eerste keer […]

The Change in Running Kit

I was browsing through some of my old running photo’s the other day – circa 1982 – and it made me realise how much running gear has improved. In 1982 – I had just joined the Nelspruit Marathon club then – our running shorts were hand-made by the wife of one of our runners. They […]

Comrades Mom by Surita

In 2004 my mom decided after 15 years of running to realise a lifetime dream and do her first Comrades in 2005. Since January all conversations were about training, shoes, what to eat and off course the fear of a serious injury. There were two scares –one was a torn calf muscle and the other […]

Wilhelm du Plooy Two Oceans 2004

Wilhelm du Plooy, is a South African currently living in the UK, where he trained towards his Two Oceans 2004 Silver Challenge – TheEd Definitely the world’s most beautiful marathon It’s April, and that signals time for my annual pilgramige to South Africa to take part in what has been called the worlds most beautifull […]

Wilhelm du Plooy Two Oceans 2003 continued

At exactly 6am the gun went off and we were off. From the start we were right on target and ran at around 3:57 for the first 15 odd km. At this time both myself and Frank was trying to hold Yolandi back a bit, but she was like a racehorse rearing to go. At […]

Wilhelm du Plooy Two Oceans 2003

Wilhelm du Plooy, is a South African currently living in the UK, where he trained towards his Two Oceans 2003 Silver Challenge – TheEd What a magnificent race!!! I flew down to Cape Town on Friday afternoon and was feeling a little uneasy about the race coming up the following day. Usually I would have […]