The original went into a black hole after the 2009 Kalahari Augrabies race…such an awesome challenge in the desert…251km of indelible trail running memories. Alas my celebrations were derailed when I was diagnosed with cancer of the bone marrow…as a result of which much of 2010 and 2011 was spent tethered to Constantiaberg Mediclinic…not for the faint hearted! Finally had a bone marrow transplant in August 2011…escaped the transplant unit in September…bald as a coot!…but in time to graduate 17 December…my second Phd was a long time coming, but I made it!
By January 2012 my hair made a welcome return…and by then my thoughts were firmly on unfinished ECCT business…namely the Mekong River Run. And so with my rehab and training focused on making my Mekong vision a reality…part of this “renaissance” journey was to relaunch the ECCT website.