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May 23, 2016

 A cold start to the Karoo Kopie X-ing, Tanya and I (Source: Willem Avenant)

 

 

“Life has taken me on journeys that I didn't care to take. Life has also brought me back to exactly where I need to be”

(Angel Laney Sutton)

 

 

During late April 2016, my angel Tanya and I...

May 27, 2015

Day 6: 42.2km, “the road is long with many a winding on”

 

 

“It does not matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop”

Confucius

 

 

During the early hours of the morning a sand-storm of biblical proportions hit the bivouac and by the time we eventually got up everythin...

May 25, 2015

 

Day 1: 36.2km – a small Jebel, three sets of dunes and many rocky planes

 

 

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves” (Andre Gide)

 

 

We assembled at about 08:00am as instructed to form the customary race number which...

May 24, 2015

The 30th Marathon des Sables was “more hellish than hell”

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – the Guardian 17 April 2015

 

The Spirit of Adventure

 

Gandalf:               “You’ll have a tale or two to tell of your own when you come back…”...

March 5, 2014

With the Marathon des Sables (MdS) a few weeks away, now is the time to sort out your race food. This article highlights two critical elements to give consideration in deciding how much of what to take. The key points are extracted from an article I wrote after the MdS...

February 27, 2014

With the Marathon des Sables (MdS) six weeks away, many of you are feeling the usual mixture of apprehension and excitement. Over the next few weeks I will post a number of short pointer articles to assist you on this wonderful journey.

 

There are some very important th...

February 24, 2014

The Marathon des Sable is less than 40-days away and one of the reoccurring questions, and fears amongst the runners, concerns dehydration. This blog posting will hopefully, provide you with the answers you need and set your mind at ease concerning this issue.

 

 

Introdu...

May 1, 2013

Hi all, thank you for visiting our website. 

 

Over the next few weeks we will be transfering our postings from the roadtomds.blogspot to our brand new push2extreme blog.

 

From now on all new postings will be placed right here.

 

Thank you for visiting.

 

Genis

 

 

 

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