Once upon a time, before trail running, before Parkour, we hiked up various mountains in South Africa and ran down like crazy people… we called it Extreme Jogging. This blog is a tribute to the good old days, friends & family, my Creator and everybody that love running in nature!
Extremeness: Technical single track and tough climb
Location: Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West, South Africa
Joggers: Christiaan van Niekerk, Cobus Potgieter & me
This morning we started a bit late and the heat took it's toll on the uphill. We started with the yellow and blue hiking trails, went through Disa kloof and then took porcupine buttress up to the saddle. We then went up to West Peak and headed down towards the other side of the mountain. The single track took us around West Peak and all the way back to Disa kloof. From here on it was down-hill all the way...
Chilled start to a tough climb
Pottie crying a bit
Pottie recovered and jogging uphill
Stopping to admire the view
Looking back into Lourensford
Pottie completely recovered and extreme jogging in style