For the next two months leading up to the Comrades Marathon 2015 we will track and blog on his experiences as he adapts to the change in diet and trains to complete his 14th marathon.
Follow Alfred’s story each week as we share each of its chapters:
- Meet Alfred – learn more about this remarkable man
- Why Change? – what lead to his drastic dietary change
- Why Banting? – why he chose to follow the Banting diet
- The Diet Plan – how he is implementing the diet and some of his experiences so far
- Race Prep – organising food, accommodation, transport and training for a marathon
- Spread the love! How you can help – how you can do your bit to help Alfred raise awareness for a charity
- Donate – how you can help Alfred get to the race
- So much more than a race – learn what makes this event so epic
- Race Buildup– the race week build-up
- The Race Report – Alfred’s report on his Banting Comrades experience
Each week we’ll also track and share Alfred’s weight, waist-size, food eaten and log his training. We hope you enjoy and share Alfred’s journey to Comrades 2015. Please feel free to comment or mail your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamsin Cracknell is our Research Engineer at Southern Implants. She once worked for Eskom (which fell apart after she left) and then at a publishing company which helped her hone her quirky writing skills.
A self proclaimed introvert, Tam gets away with doing a lot of cool stuff under the radar… On any given day you might find her practising yoga, playing the drums, rocking out at a music concert or writing on her own “secret” blog.
Never one to shy at doing something new Tam’s complete support for work colleague, Alfred’s journey has helped drive this blog’s existence.
Kim White is the Southern Implants Engineering department’s resident foreigner and ray of sunshine. He’s always concocting projects and this whole shindig was obviously his brainchild. One time he wandered into a bar in Sandton by himself, and ended up getting a masterclass in whiskey-drinking from a bunch of high-level executives. He’s curious like that.
Kim is super-tall and super-chilled. He’s the youngest in our department, but the oldest soul. His top 5 strengths are: adaptability, learning things, including people, creating ideas, and being intellectual. He loves his homeland of Zimbabwe, talking about diets, and making people happy.
Photo credit: The google machine and Journey in Style