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Rockhoppin’ Trail

about Linda Doke

Three decades of ultra-distance running began with a chunk of years on tar (10 Comrades, 16 Two Oceans) and followed with almost 20 years of trail, racing through canyons, on beaches, deserts, islands, glaciers, salt flats, over mountains, escarpments and peaks. During the last five years I’ve added a coaching focus, passing on the lessons I’ve learned to help others seeking to reach beyond their comfort zones discover their full potential.

Lockdown apple health muffins

Lockdown apple health muffins

Lockdown, the perfect reason for baking all sorts of scrumptious delights...   in between trotting countless circuits of your lounge / kitchen / garden / driveway, if you are that way inclined. These apple muffins are a variation of a recipe my brother shared with me...

13 Peaks Challenge (solo) FKT

13 Peaks Challenge (solo) FKT

Don’t we trail junkies all love a challenge! If a new route incorporates a combination of peaks to be bagged in a specific order within a time limit, trailsters are hungry to leap to the challenge. And if it involves nasty curveballs like altitude, technical...

Vučko Trail 2019

Vučko Trail 2019

The dramatic drop-offs along the knife-sharp ridgeline of the mountain Visočica made the mountain feel higher than its +1850m Just over two decades ago, the destination of Bosnia was not on any tourist’s bucket list of travel destinations. The only people queueing to...

Oh to be as strong as… IRON

Oh to be as strong as… IRON

There’re a host of expressions about iron, Fe, atomic number 26, the second-most abundant metal on the earth’s crust. Ironically, (ouch), the iron I’m on about in this post is the mineral, one of seven essential minerals crucial for keeping our bodies performing optimally.
Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race

Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race

Looking to scratch a travel itch? There’s no better way to discover remote parts of the world than through the convenience of a stage run. I did the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race in India, and it took my breath away!

One Run. One Life

One Run. One Life

Imagine if you could feed a child 1,820 meals over the seven years of his/her primary school career, by simply running 100 miles?

Back To The Wall

Back To The Wall

One (great) wall, 4 200km, 1 seemingly impossible challenge, 3 months, and 6 pairs of running shoes. These are the tidiest stats behind David Grier’s latest challenge. But they don’t reflect even a smidgeon of the pain, sweat, tears, calories nor dogged determination required to achieve a goal that, until now, was deemed physically impossible.

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