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A new year and a new journey! Yes, the goal is the same, and I will fight for it even if I am 90 years old; 100km trail run. Second on the agenda is the Cableway Charity Challenge, the first being the BatRun (Done and Dusted). This not a race, ok maybe it is, but not for me. For me it is about giving back. It is an opportunity to raise much needed funds for some awesome charities. It is also not a one man show,  it is not just something I can do to help, it is something we can all help.

How can we do this?

Simple, really. I run like a idiot up Platteklip and down with the cable car as many times as I can, the you (and I) sponsor an amount (either as a lump sum or per lap) for my efforts. 100% will go to the charities.

What Charities?

  1. CoolPlay
  2. Paedspal
  3. Centre for Play and Learning
  4. Wilderness Search and Rescue

How can you participate

If you are not running with me then you can head over to this link and add your contribution.

I will try to do 6 laps, and it will be a huge feat to do anymore than that – I am not AJ Calitz.


21st April 2018


Platteklip Gorge on Table Mountain viewed from Devils Peak
All donations are tax deductable and you can pay via EFT (Credit Card if you are overseas).

[Image By Abu Shawka (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons]


I previously had a blog where I detailed my journey to Ironman SA called Journey to Iron, which I completed, yayyy. Last year I endevoured to continue a new journey to Ultra Trail Cape Town 100km, which I detailed in a blog by the same name as journeytoultra. Unfortunately I failed, completly only (albeit greatly respectable) 65km. Today, marks the start of a new journey, not the UTCT (although I hope to finish that in 2018) but the Ultra Trail Drakensburg.


It is only a start, there is much to be decided upon, and agreed upon – especially from my family because ultimately they will be supporting me.


So welcome, and I hope we can learn from each other.