On Friday last week the Continental Run2Stop Challenge came to an end at the Leamogetswe Children’s Home in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. The home was the site of the final CSI challenge of the competition, and doubled as the finish line for the athletes, who had clocked up close to 1,000 kilometres on the road over the […]
As I write this (retrospectively), it’s the beginning of the final day of the Run2Stop Challenge. We’ve travelled almost 600 kilometres, and in that time we’ve busted knees, come close to cutting off fingers, harpooned rocks with steel rods, built jungle gyms from scratch, and suffered heat-induced delirium. But we’ve also found out a few […]
Day three of the Continental Run2Stop challenge dawned bright and clear in Rustenburg. The runners had set out at 6am to complete a gruelling 45km course, followed shortly thereafter by the cyclists, who cranked out another 120km+ ride in intense heat. Our amateur (but kickass) cyclist Greg Black was joined by Wicus, who replaced our […]
The day dawned with the news that Pierre, Jimmy and I would be building a jungle gym at a fantastic but under-resourced creche in Ikageng, just outside of Potch. Team Edge (our opponents) would be completing the same task across town. The fastest erection (stop it) would mark the winning team. At this point I would like to apologise to anyone in the construction industry for ever maligning you as brick-tossing cement monkeys. What you guys do is really hard, construction polls are very heavy, and my hands are quite soft.
Yesterday was a very special day. For one thing, it was my birthday (thanks). For another thing, it was the beginning of the 2013 #Run2Stop Challenge. race was full of surprises as the nerves of uncertainty kicked in! The day started with lots of cameras and interviews at the beautiful grounds of Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe […]
Look, guys, you know by now that I’m taking part in the Continental #Run2Stop challenge from 4 to 8 November. Anyway, what I really wanted to talk to you about was winning. Specifically, winning a trip to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, AND a ThinkPad Tablet. It’s so easy. Lean in now.
The teams for the forthcoming Continental #Run2Stop challenge have been announced! And when I say that the player with the squarest jaw in Springbok history is on my team, I am in fact referring to one Pierre Spies. This guy:
By now you know that I’ll be breaking opposition necks and cashing charity cheques at the 2013 #Run2Stop Challenge. Just because you can’t join me on the road, doesn’t mean you want be joining me in the winner’s circle in Brazil. Ready to join me in Brazil?* Here is how it works: