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Tri-The Beloved Country – Finish Line Pictures
Kim and Peter van Kets arriving at the finish line
T-TBC - 7 days to go
We are in the Eastern Cape and cannot believe we are into our final week. This time next week will be arriving at Nahoon Beach in east London after completing a journey of some 6500km’s. It’s “rest” day in St Francis Bay today so we are running around doing washing sending hundreds of emails and […]
Day 119 – Gordons Bay
After a great rest day on Monday at the Protea Hotel Seapoint, we were blessed with one perfect winters day for the beautiful run via Camp’s Bay and Hout Bay to Kommetjie. It was a huge highlight to have the charismatic and totally fun New Balance team join me all the way to Camps Bay […]
Day 80 – Orange River
We have just returned from cycling a portage section around the lower gorge on the Orange River near Onseepkans which is just in from Pofadder. It was spectacular to say the least. The “Tri the Beloved Country Expedition” is going very well!. Kim has now run 1016km, mountain biked 2970Km’s and kayaked 180km. She has […]
Team T-TBC Cycling Strong
A lot has happened in the last 10 days! Since Musina we have been largely out of cell phone range and in fairly wild country. Soon after leaving Musina we began to hug the South bank of the Limpopo River where the landscape was is dominated by massive baobabs and Mopani trees. We spent an […]
Update from Kim
I am enjoying my last rest day this month at Rocktail Bay Beach Camp (a Wilderness Safaris Resort) and can hardly believe that by tomorrow I will have run just over a thousand kms and will arrive at the Mozambique Border. It has been an incredible journey so far. I left Durban behind me 2 […]
Team T-TBC Going Strong
On Thurs(day 17) we had quite a short day – ran from the Durban Harbour along the promenade then on the beach as much as possible to the lighhthouse at Umhlanga. Thanks so much to Sean and his team (New Balance) for their massive enthusiasm and banners (and even sand art) on the Promenade – […]
Port st Johns – Week 2 Tri-The Beloved Country
Kim is running with a local by the name of Deon today and they are heading off to Port St Johns. Week 2 here we come...
Follow Kim - Day 5 and going strong
Kim is really doing well. The coast is sweltering with humidity levels way into the 90’s. Follow Kim at www.kimvankets.com for more info..
Tri-The Beloved Country
In March 2011, a South African woman - trail runner and multi sportswoman, Kim van Kets, - will attempt a major sporting quest: to run, cycle and paddle around the perimeter of South Africa. It will be an epic journey and possibly the most grueling physical challenge that any South African woman has undertaken: four months and 5 500kms through some of the world’s most testing terrain...