This is Sparta!

The third edition of the annual Spartan Baby Badass Ultra (SBBU) will take place in Johannesburg towards the end of April, with runners attempting this incredible challenge in order to raise funds for CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA. Rob Riccardi, who has already earned two of the coveted SBBU finisher’s belt buckles, explains what the challenge is all about… and be warned, this story involves really hot chillis, fly-fishing snares, bagpipes and many, many cups of cement!

In For the Long Run

Since its inception in 2019, For The Long Run in Fisantekraal, just outside Durbanville in the Western Cape, has been on a remarkable journey to help individuals become better humans, friends, parents, family members and colleagues, all through running. Christine Le Roux, who founded the non-profit organisation and running crew with husband Gerhard, explains how it all works

4x4x48 for the Kids

At the beginning of March, after a massive lifestyle change and investment in my long-term health over the past two years, I tackled one of the greatest physical challenges I have yet attempted, the 4x4x48 Challenge, to raise funds to change the lives of kids with cerebral palsy. It turned out to be another life-changing experience for me as well.

The World’s Highest Road Marathon

My wonderful experiences climbing and trekking in Pakistan in the 1990s had a major impact on my decision to take part in an organised running adventure in Pakistan, which is why I signed up for the Khunjerab Pass Marathon in 2019. Allow me to take you on a little trip down my running memory lane.