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 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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The Amazing Race:  Rather more than just a run

The Amazing Race: Rather more than just a run

Port Edward to Qolora, Feb 2014 Day 1 While we were running the Pilgrimage trail from Grahamstown to Knysna last year, and in an effort to manage Post Pilgrimage Depression, we chatted about running the Wild Coast in Feb 2014.  The plan was to start at Port Edward and do 250 or 300km of the […]

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