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 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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2012 so far

2012 so far

So what’s been happening so far this year? I had a deal with Peter that I would run one of my favorite races - the Transkei Ultra a 270km race along the Wild Coast.....

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The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2010

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2010

Modelled on the legendary Moroccan Marathon Des Sables, the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is not for the faint hearted. The race takes place annually in the ruggedly contrasting landscape of the Northern Cape’s “Green Kalahari” and is a self-sufficiency run held over six legs (one day/night) in seven days. Distances are set for each day, […]

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