stash / noun something put away
This site is a writing stash – a location intended to house all my written content in one place.
The content posted here primarily includes media releases from the past four-odd years. In addition to these, I have written hundreds of news and story posts as well as articles that exist in print and on the web.
This stash will give you an overview of the diversity of my writings. You can read more about this on the ‘About‘ page.
I’ve just had word that a runner who I met in 2001, has passed away after a long illness. I met Karl-Heinz Jost at a seven-day, 250km staged ultra foot race in 2001 – he was 67 at the time and we were both participants. In 2004, I wrote this feature article for Good Taste magazine and Karl-Heinz was the centre of the theme. I dug out this old article to share with the community of runners who knew him too. Continue reading
A release written with a product focus for a retail outlet. I was asked by the client to rework a release issued by the footwear brand and to highlight elements exclusive to the retailer.
It is for good reason that Salomon’s Speedcross mountain running shoe has been the brand’s most successful and distinctive design. Salomon Speedcross 4 hits Cape Union Mart stores this week and for the next three months Cape Union Mart will be the exclusive stockist of the striking Dark Cloud colourway. Continue reading
Jacques Marais really does an excellent job with books like this. I was delighted to write some of the Gauteng content for his book. My contributions included the write ups on Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, Braamfontein Spruit, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens and Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve. Continue reading
I was delighted to be invited by Jacques Marais to contribute four chapters to his book, ‘Adventure Racing’. My deadline was tight and within two weeks my chapters on navigation, support crews, nutrition and first aid were done! Continue reading
A nice restaurant with a good meal is always nice, but this Father’s Day we recommend a Dad-venture. Get creative and plan something that you can do with your dad for the day or even the whole weekend. Dads include grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles and other men who have made a meaningful impact on your life. Continue reading