My persona and giveaway

Firstly don’t forget about the giveaway – a free signed Beatles print worth over R280 to a randomly selected commenter.

A few days ago I posted about the Persona Art Project, creating interesting art from bathroom signs.

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Peninsula They kindly offered to create me my own persona, so I sent them a few pictures of me finishing a marathon, and they did! Have a look at what they created. I am surprised at how good the caricature of me is, even down to the artwork of my dragon tattoo, and the iPod shuffle that I was listening to. Ok so the race number is different, but that is the number that I was wearing on another of the pictures. Here is the source pic for comparison.

Anyway, they now have a Kickstarter campaign running, including some cool stuff for participating, including

  • prints
  • postcards
  • images
  • and your own persona image

Check it out and please support it if you can (I have bought one of the packs myself). I think that anything so creative and original deserves some backing.

And don’t forget to leave a comment to maybe win the print.

Camel Run

I did a crazy race last Sunday. It was (in theory) an easy 16k run, but in practise it was mad. We climbed to the very top of Cape Point vineyards – a climb of over 200m in just 2km. Then we ran on tar, gravel, fields and soft sand. The only thing we didn’t do to make it a real adventure was a river crossing!

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Climbing the hill

Anyway despite the climb, it was good training and an awesome run. The view from the top of Cape Point vineyards was amazing.

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View from the top

Tokai Forest

This is one of the things that I love about loving in Cape Town. You can goto Tokai forst, and find runners, cyclists and horse riders all sharing the same area (and genrerally getting on with each other).

Today I found all three on the same day.

Horse riders
Horse riders


Mountain biker
Mountain biker

Slave Run

Slave Run

Today was the Annual Slave run in Cape Town. Like many old cities, we have a sad history of many slaves that were a large part of building our city, but who are seldom remembered. To commemorate this, there is an annual run and walk through the city centre which passes many historical building remembering slavery. The route started with the firing of cannon from the castle, a run through the castle and past the old slave lodge (which is now a museum).

I ran the 10km run (there is also a 21km run, a 10km walk, and a 5km walk, so something for everyone), and I finished in a very respectable time of 1h03.

I took that shot of my medal at the finish line, with the Cape Town City Hall in the background (it really is a single shot, not multiple shots merged later).

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