Sales manager from Durban
Age group: Senior Men
Club: Dolphin striders
Coach: Nicola Acampora
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A 90km Comrades marathon journeyby David Fick / Oct. 30, 2022
Its been 9 weeks since my first ever Comrades marathon run. A run that I will never forget. It was also a run that broke my heart but also taught me so much about myself. Finally, I am ready to write about the run known as " The greatest human race "
The Journey to my first ever comrades marathon.by David Fick / Jul. 18, 2022
South Africas Comrades Marathon is arguably one of the most famous ultra marathons in the entire world. Steeped in history, this race is 100 years old and has one hell of a story to tell. Nowadays, the race attracts upwards of 20 000 runners who put themselves through hell to get a finishers medal of this 90km race from Durban to Pietermaritzburg (changing direction each year).There is a reason they call our beloved Comrades marathon "the ultimate human race" & I am on a mission to find out why.
I never thought I would say this but, I LOVE the Gel Nimbus 24 Lite.by David Fick / Jul. 11, 2022
Now, why would I never want to say I LOVE Gel Nimbus 24 ?? Well, lets take it back a little. When I first started running, I was told I would be a stability shoe kind of runner & well, I believed it. My times were nothing special & I was happy just plodding along. So, I naturally levitated towards shoes like the Kayanos. Fast forward to when I met my coach & did a proper run analysis, I was told I was as neutral as can be and should look at some faster shoes. That changed everything.
Trabuco 10’s helped me win my first ever trail race..by David Fick / Jul. 11, 2022
I have run several trail races before, but never have I taken first or even second place. The North Coast ultra was my first ever podium finish and it just so happened that I decided to take the Trabuco 10’s out for a spin. Also, for the very first time.
Can failure lead to success ??by David Fick / Mar. 29, 2022
2021 was an amazing year for my running career. Almost every single goal I set out to achieve was smashed and I was riding high all the way through the year. My highlights of the year included 2 x back to back sub 3 marathons and a all time best of 2h 45m at the Cape town marathon in CPT. But as the saying goes, " All good things must come to and end " right ?
Magic speeds making marathons magical.by David Fick / Mar. 11, 2022
42.195km is the official distance for a road marathon. Thats a long way right ? Well, its often even longer if you're not wearing the right pair of shoes. Thats a fact. We all have different running styles and need to find the right shoe. I personally like to use neutral shoes that are fairly responsive with a decent amount of cushioning. Not such a big ask right ? Well actually, it can be. But Ive found a shoe that ticked all my boxes. Its Magical.
Find your burning passion.by David Fick / Sep. 23, 2021
Do you ever look at someone and think, wow, I really wish I could be that happy. I bet you have. Right ? This is actually extremely common for a lot of people. And often, it's because the person you are comparing yourself too has found their burning passion in life. Not a hobby or a skill. But something that ignites their very inner being and makes them the best possible version of themselves. This is called a " Burning passion " and I'm going to tell you how i found mine.
SUB 3 Hour marathon dream achieved - In the Meta Speed Sky'sby David Fick / Aug. 13, 2021
They say that only 2% of all runners who cross the marathon finish line are able to do so in less than 3 hours. It is a physically demanding requirement from not only your entire body, but also your mind. You can prepare yourself physically and put the training in, but at the end of the day you also have to have the mental strength and ability to put the pain aside and push towards your goal. It all comes down to how badly you want it. I wanted it badly.
ASICS NOVABLASTS are made for a Personal Best.by David Fick / Jul. 19, 2021
The ASICS NOVABLASTS have completely blown me away. Not only are they the best looking shoe to date but they are also the shoe that helped me finally achieve my sub 17 minute 5000m personal best. In a time of 16 minutes and 57 seconds, these gorgeous shoes bolstered me through and helped me smash my PB.
SA Summit Adventure - From the lowest to the highest point in South Africa.by David Fick / Jun. 25, 2021
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to physically move your body from the very ocean behind Moses Mabhida on the east coast of Durban all the way up to the top of Maffadi peak in Giants castle ? The highest point in South Africa ? The answer to that question would most likely be a resounding NO, but for 4 die hard trail runners, the idea was hatched and the mission was a go. And I had the absolute pleasure of following them on their journey. And what a journey it was.
Kings Park Athletic Stadium: Home of KZN athleticsby David Fick / Jun. 04, 2021
Nestled in-between Moses Mabhida Stadium & Jonsson Kings Park Stadium ( Home of the Sharks ), the Kings Park Athletics Stadium is one of the most well positioned and iconic destinations in KZN. The beauty of this stadium is breath taking & the synthetic red track lanes have hosted some incredible events over the years. It truly is a hidden gem along Durban's golden mile.
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Recent and upcoming events
|18.07.2021||Cape town Marathon||42km||Senior Men||TBA|
|09.08.2021||Izitebele sub 3 hour marathon attempt||42km||Senior Men||TBA|
|02.10.2021||Maxi Race||75km trial run||Senior Men||TBA|