About Kim

Kim grew up in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape, studied law at Stellenbosch University, was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of RSA and spent many years in legal practice and the corporate world. She is currently self-employed as a legal consultant/ corporate trainer, freelance writer, published author and inspirational business speaker.

After doing all the usual ultras like Comrades and 2 Oceans, she discovered trail running and became addicted to the solitude and beauty of the sport.  Since then she has taken part in numerous multi day ultra distance trail and Adventure races all over the world and won some of them. She is best known for her “Tri the Beloved Country” Expedition which involved a self powered 6 772 km circumnavigation of South Africa on foot, bike and kayak in 148 days.

Despite opportunities to have married a sensible person she is happily married to Adventurer, Peter van Kets (2x Atlantic Rower and one of the few South Africans to have trekked to the South Pole).  She is also mother to Hannah and a Staffy puppy, Basil.

 

The Kudu Classic Trail Run

The Kudu Classic Trail Run

“There is a lovely road that runs from Bedford into the hills (well actually I think mountains may be more accurate than hills). These mountains are rock-covered and endless, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it. The road climbs beyond the horizon to Tarkastad and then upwards and onwards forever….” Every time I […]

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The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2017

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2017

Pre Race Day I adore pre race rituals….and for everyone they are different.  I have completed the ceremonial cleansing of the evil smelling shoes and backpack (mainly because Basil, my Staffy lifted his leg on it in a moment of petulant jealousy on my very last training run), I have tinted my eyebrows (it is […]

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The Munga (Hunga) Games

The Munga (Hunga) Games

The Munga. Where to start? On the official website the inaugural Munga Trail is described as a 400km (actually 413km) five day trail race with 11,000 m of vertical gain. It is run from Lakenvlei Forest Lodge (outside Belfast, Mpumalanga) to Three Rondawelsview point (overlooking the Blyde river canyon.) There are five race villages and […]

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HOBBIT 90+ KM JOURNEY

HOBBIT 90+ KM JOURNEY

HOBBIT 90+ KM JOURNEY ALONG THE AMATHOLA TRAIL My very earliest pre-school report states that “Kim is somewhat over-confident” and then a little later it adds: “and she is a very efficient eater.”  Neither of the above are untrue (although a little direct if you ask me)and have to some extent remained constants in my […]

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Addo 100 Mile 2016

Addo 100 Mile 2016

Running the Addo 100 Miler last week end was a perfect reminder of why I run. I run because of joy, because I love trail runners (mostly….)

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