Archive for the 'South Africa' Category

Ups n downs of my Christmas week

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I apologise for the tardiness of my blog post. I left Stellenbosch a week and two days ago, and have only just found some time to try and catch up since returning late Monday.  As the title suggests, there has been a lot happening in my world over the past 10 days; some lovely highs […]

This weekend i mostly did …..

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

…….. Cray fishing off Gordons Bay – it is about a 40 minute drive down to the coast from Stellenbosch.

The wisdom of Gav

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Although Gavin Noble and I have been living and training out of Stirling for a lot of collective years, we tend not to manage to train together that often due to our different racing schedules. Gav decided to travel to Stellenbosch with his mountain bike this month, so we have mostly only been logging the run miles together (him […]

So far this week in Stellenbosch:

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

– I’ve seen my first South African spider – a Rain Spider I am told. I don’t really mind what it’s called, it just means i won’t go anywhere near the bathroom for the rest of the day!!

Alpe d’huez in South Africa!

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Wow! Baptism of fire, or something like that ….. Dan Hugo tells me there is ‘hill climb’ low key type affair being organised by his father, so I was more than happy to go along. Oh. My. Word. 14.7k, topping out at close to 1600m with a average gradient in the region of 8%. It […]

Renewing friendships

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

I arrived safe and sound with all my luggage (always a worry when travelling through Heathrow Terminal 5) early o clock on Sunday morning here in South Africa. It is wonderful to be back. Everything is just how I remember it to be and I have got right back into the swing of things, which […]

Winding back up for South Africa

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

My downtime has all but reached its endpoint; I have been home in Stirling for nearly 2 weeks and in 2 more days I will boarding a BA flight to Cape Town, so that I can spend the next 3 months in Stellenbosch… I’m a lucky person.