Category: Event

City2Surf 2020

City2Surf 2020

Having thoroughly enjoyed the City2Surf back in 2018, I was quick to sign up for the 2020 event. I had high hopes of running the Sydney to Bondi route amidst swarms of runners, surrounded by energised crowds, singing and dancing (both me and them). And then 2020 happened… As such the 2020 City2Surf became a …

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City2Surf 2018

City2Surf 2018

Since arriving in Australia I’ve been eager to enter my first official event. Having missed the Balmoral Burn, I finally settled on the City2Surf, which is impressively the world’s largest fun run. This year’s event saw 80 000 people take to the road to tackle the 14km course from Sydney to Bondi Beach. Despite having …

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The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2017

Having hosted a very successful (inaugural) fly fishing festival in 2016, we (the UHTFC committee) decided to build on the event by hosting our second festival in 2017. We updated the format, extending the festival by a day to 2 days, and then threw in a formal dinner and  braai. Although Neill and I were fishing in the …

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The Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2017

The Boston Fly Fishing Festival 2017

Arrival and Registration The 7th annual Boston Fly Fishing Festival was once again held on the weekend of the 16th June. And for the 5th year in a row this meant missing my wedding anniversary in favour of the event. Thankfully I have a forgiving wife, and had booked a week-long family holiday at Castleburn, …

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Wimbledon Parkrun in the Snow

Wimbledon Parkrun in the Snow

I was recently in the UK on business and met up with my sister for breakfast at Bill’s in Covent Garden. Now while Bill’s was a great breakfast venue, and the eggs Benedict were to die for, it was a relatively depressing morning for me – not because I was with my sister, that part …

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My First Parkrun

My First Parkrun

For the past year I’ve heard story after story about just how fun parkruns are, and how they’re the latest craze sweeping the globe. I’d even gone so far as to sign up for them 6 months ago but was yet to actually take part in one, despite the Shongweni parkrun being less than 5kms from …

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The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2016

The Xplorer UHTFC Festival 2016

This year the UHTFC decided to host it’s inaugural UHTFC Xplorer Fly Fishing Festival. Apparently the club has hosted festivals in the past, but these were well before my time and have long since been forgotten by club members and the committee alike. Bruce Taylor put his hand up and did the majority of the planning …

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The 3 Falls Trail Run 2016

The 3 Falls Trail Run 2016

Despite living just minutes from Kloof Gorge (Krantzkloof Nature Reserve) it’s an area I haven’t explored (let alone run through) since I was a child. So when I saw this year’s 3 Falls Trail Run in the race calendar I knew it was an event I could not miss. Sadly however, by the time I got …

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