Race Review Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015 (56 km) – 04.04.2015

Number 7, I can’t believe that this is the already the seventh time I take part in the most beautiful marathon in the world. This year I was happy and lucky during my preparation – no injuries, no illness, and a new training strategy I felt very confident with. The...

53 km training run before Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015 – 15.03.2015

Thanks to Atlantic Athletic Club, the running club I belong to, for once again organizing a fantastic “Nek 2 Nek” training run, 3 weeks before the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015. The distance was calculated with 47 km, but I always like to do one 50 km run before Oceans....

Race Review 9/2014 – Three Peaks Challenge – Part 1 – 01.11.2014

It was my very first trail race ever. It’s one of the most iconic races in South Africa. Not a bad first trail race. Maybe like learning to scuba dive on the Maledives I knew I was not trained enough to go for a really good time and rather take it as...

Race Review 5/2014 – Comrades Ultra Marathon 2014 – 89.2 km – 01.06.2014

It was my 4th Comrades.
 And it was my toughest … In the morning, I woke up 1 minute before the 3:00 am alarm went off, everything looked really good. I felt good, and confident. This year’s Comrades ultra-marathon was a so called “Down Run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, 89.2 km in...

Before 2007, I truly believed running a Marathon is unhealthy and crazy...

Now I run Marathons as training runs to prepare for Ultra Marathon races. "What is an Ultra Marathon?" you ask? Good question! It's everything beyond the marathon mark of 42.2. km (26.2 miles). So far my longest distance covered are 89 km (56 miles).

6 more sleeps to the 90th Comrades Ultra Marathon on May 31st 2015 – 25.05.2015

It’s Monday and only 6 more sleeps until race day of the 90th edition of The Ultimate Human Race – The South African Comrades Ultra Marathon. It will be another up run again, 1800 m elevation up, 1200 m down, 87.8 km total distance. I can’t wait to get to...

Race Review Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015 (56 km) – 04.04.2015

Number 7, I can’t believe that this is the already the seventh time I take part in the most beautiful marathon in the world. This year I was happy and lucky during my preparation – no injuries, no illness, and a new training strategy I felt very confident with. The...

The really last long run before my 2015 Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – 44 km – 22.03.2015

Two weeks before the Two Oceans Ultra I usually do a final long run. After last weeks 53 km training session, my plan for today was a 40+ km run, easy and smooth. It went perfectly, the first 3 hours I ran in the fog, cooling me down wonderfully. For...

Want to run with a pace setter / bus? Here’s some advice for the Two Oceans Marathon (and Comrades)

The Two Oceans Marathon organizers asked me to write a blog post regarding running in what in South Africa is called a “bus”. Other call it “pace setter”. The principle is the same: A girl or a guy has a balloon or a flag indicating her or his expected finish...

53 km training run before Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015 – 15.03.2015

Thanks to Atlantic Athletic Club, the running club I belong to, for once again organizing a fantastic “Nek 2 Nek” training run, 3 weeks before the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 2015. The distance was calculated with 47 km, but I always like to do one 50 km run before Oceans....