27 November 2020

Chubby unicorns & "Eco"

I've always enjoyed being outside!

Join me in the Karoo
for a weekend of fun
Click on the image for more info & to
hear the story of the chubby unicorns...
 

Growing up in the 1970's and 80's we were allowed a freedom we don't dare give our kids today. At 10 years old I was by myself in a field barely 30 meters away from 2 chubby unicorns... being so close to two white rhino is a treasured memory, scary and marvelous. Could it happen today for a 10 year old? Will there be rhino's left in 10 years?

The word has changed. It has changed not only for us of the older generations, but for our kids, too. 

How are we going to allow it to change in the years ahead?

Chubby unicorns are a symbol of our dreams, and to a degree of the health of our attitude to Earth. Do we allow their numbers to dwindle and die, or not? Rhinoceros are not the only animals in grave danger at the hands of "humanity". 

In 2021 I will be teaming up with an organization that works in the "Eco-" space. This blog will share more of who, what, when, where, and how. 

Here I'm using "Eco-" as a pun in its short form: ecology and economy. These are being used in their broader senses. 

  • That is ecology will be used to mean both localized systems of life (from the rocks to the humans and all in between as well as how the world may impact that. Specific posts may reference specific parts thereof. 
  • That is economy refers to the area of "human trade" and how it impacts both the ecology as well as the communities participating in the economy.

Over the last 100 years rhino numbers have gone from 100,000 to less than 2,500. Fortunately because of conservation efforts their numbers are now climbing again. These figures are from the WWF. Poaching is pervasive and there are many organizations working at different levels to decimate the demand, protect existing animals, and rehabilitate those injured and orphaned.

2021 see's me going for an Eco-Ascent! Let's lift the world... #OurPlanet #OurGift #OurResponsibility... 

AND let's have FUN doing it TOGETHER.



23 November 2020

Trails and Tales with Steven

 A wonderfully different year 2020 has been for each of us... 

So to start off 2021 I will be asking you, "why do you run?"

2019 saw the Addo Elephant Trail Run hit temperatures mid 40'C (110F plus) and 2020 saw temps in excess of 50'C (122F plus...). It is a brutal race, even though it is in the most epic of settings. Yes, it is set in a national park in South Africa where you can see the Big 7!

How do you prepare for something like that? 

This is how... join me on the weekend of January 8-10 (Postponed, due to Lockdown Level 3 and Covid-19; new date to follow soon). See the poster for more details! 



I have big dreams for 2020... find out what they are! See if you wanna join the fun! But at least learn how to beat the heat.


Running, recovery, stories tall and true at a great venue to learn and have fun... come March 2021 you'll be ready to run Addo!

Call me, mail me, dm me on FB or Insta... just book your spot before its too late. 
Very limited spaces... and special treats for all who come courtesy of some "friends". 





How long is your shadow?

We'd spent the day climbing. The trees far below seemed small. The stolen clementine had been a sweet treat with which to start the trek...