October 16, 2018

Altra is a running shoe brand that has been growing in leaps and bounds in the nine years it has been in existence. Before that, co-founder Golden Harper was in the habit of deconstructing shoes to remove the bits that interfere with a natural running stride. 

Fitting i...

August 30, 2017

My name is Petrus and I am a creature of habit. There, I’ve said it. My “habit of choice” for the last year or so has been my Altra Superior 2.0s. Quite simply, they have been the best shoes I have run in. Ever. Bar none. Not only have they helped me knock more than tw...

August 11, 2017

There are lots of interesting places to see in the USA, and a disproportionate number of them are

in Utah. So when an ultramarathon race at Bryce Canyon turned up in a Google search, scheduled

for the week after my brother's wedding in California, I figured that we were...

August 7, 2017

The main thing on my mind when I think about PUFfeR is the time it takes to build up your body's tolerance for a long day of nearly 80km on your feet over varied terrain. So training consistency is important for me, and I know as long as I keep running, and put in at l...

July 20, 2017

Its FAST, and its Fast. Did we mention it's fast?

Being the lightest shoe in the Altra road running range, the One series has always been an extremely popular shoe for fast, short to middle distance road runners who prefer a lower to the ground stack height.  Altra’s la...

July 7, 2017

One of the most valuable pieces of advice I received from a friend/mentor when I started trail running and spending more time on the mountain is : “always take your jacket”, and I subsequently always have. On more than a few occasions I have been very grateful I listen...

June 7, 2017

When I look back at my history of running, I can quite comfortably say that I started as a road runner. I set my goals on running the 2000 Comrades Marathon at the age of 18, this kind of put me in a world where the only thing that mattered was mileage and comrades. My...

May 16, 2017

One of the best mountain races in the Western Cape is just around the corner – the Jonkershoek

Mountain Challenge (JMC). The “Extreme” route takes runners from forestry roads in the beginning, up to more remote hiking trails on top of the mountains. With challenging tra...

May 5, 2017

I have always had a fairly laissez faire approach to kit and gear in the decade or so that I have been trail running. 

When I entered Rhodes in 2014, however, I was persuaded to take things a little more seriously, and to invest in a few extra items of kit, in order to...

April 24, 2017

This is a short story about Tim. Tim was an enthusiastic adventurer of an impulsive-ignorant nature. One day he went on an epic running journey. This journey was so epic that he got lost and due to poor planning became hypothermic. The End.

This story about Tim is a sad...

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