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Linda Doke

Linda DokeUltra-distance trail runner by passion, journalist by profession - in that order of priority.
Salomon sponsored athlete. Blogger behind Rockhoppin' Trail. Editor of Runner's World Trail.
Website : www.rockhoppingtrail.run
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/LindaDokeAthlete/

Message de Linda Doke du 21-08-2019Le 21-08-2019 :
It's taken 2 weeks to get my breath back after my 13 Peaks Challenge. Here's my blog on what is, for now, the solo FKT for the challenge! www.rockhoppingtrail.run
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Message de Linda Doke du 09-06-2019Le 09-06-2019 :
Ultra-Trail Vipava Valley 2018 : I've finally written my blog post about my Ultra-Trail Vipava Valley. For anyone who loves mixing travel and running (and great food and wine), add...
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Message de Linda Doke du 09-05-2019Le 09-05-2019 :
Calling all action-lovin' gals in the Western Cape! Don't miss this fantastic SalomonWMN workshop happening from The Vine in Hout Bay on Saturday arvo.
It'll be jammed with stuff to...
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Message de Linda Doke du 20-03-2019Le 20-03-2019 :
Calling all trailrunners and roadies!
Loadshedding getting you down? Been dreaming of running a race in some distant corner of the globe, but always thought the logistics were out of...
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Message de Linda Doke du 14-02-2019Le 14-02-2019 :
Nothing to do with snow, but this awesome (yes, I used that word "awesome") sneak shot of me by Andrew King had me thinking of Salomon Running's ski heritage. To...
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Message de Linda Doke du 05-01-2019Le 05-01-2019 :
Trail runners! Had that "feeling inspired" new year excitement? Keen to set yourself higher goals, achieve more, and learn to run faster and stronger for longer... but just not...
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Message de Linda Doke du 05-10-2018Le 05-10-2018 :
Imagine if you could cover the feeding of a child for the seven years of his/her primary school career, by simply running 100 miles? More than 100 entrants did exactly...
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Message de Linda Doke du 28-08-2018Le 28-08-2018 :
Participants - Rhino Peak Challenge : It’s Rhino Peak Challenge time again on September 22nd – time to run UP to the tippy top of the Drakensberg’s Rhino Peak and...
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Message de Linda Doke du 20-08-2018Le 20-08-2018 :
Mega proud of two of my Rockhoppin' Trail runners this weekend - Andrea Devine finished 4th woman (9h57) in her first PUFfeR, and Danish runner Lea Dankjær finished her first...
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Message de Linda Doke du 21-07-2018Le 21-07-2018 :
How cool is it when your nutrition sponsor is not only focused on the importance of real ingredients (no preservatives, colourants, flavourants, additives or refined sugar, just authentic, wholesome, wholehearted...
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Message de Linda Doke du 20-06-2018Le 20-06-2018 :
Fancy running 4200km on, over, up, down and along a man-made structure that was built between 200 and 2200 years ago? Let's rather leave that feat to David Grier and...
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Message de Linda Doke du 27-04-2018Le 27-04-2018 :
Calling all women who're keen to start trail running!
If you missed Rockhoppin' Trail's first beginners' trail running course, don't despair: the next course will be happening in June! Winter brings...
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Message de Linda Doke du 27-04-2018Le 27-04-2018 :
Calling all women who're keen to start trail running!
If you missed Rockhoppin' Trail's first beginners' trail running course, don't despair: the next course will be happening in June! Winter brings...
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Message de Linda Doke du 29-03-2018Le 29-03-2018 :
Great evening being part of the RunPro panel last night at Trail & Tar with Cape Town Marathon winner Tish Jones, women's WR holder of the indoor marathon Lindsay Scherf...
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Message de Linda Doke du 07-03-2018Le 07-03-2018 :
Calling all Cape-based ladies keen to get into trail running!
Keen to learn to trail run but not sure where, or how, to start? Rockhoppin' Trail, in association with The Vine...
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Message de Linda Doke du 06-03-2018Le 06-03-2018 :
This week features the 15th and final personality in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer series of interviews. And yes, you guessed right, it has to be the one and only Jacques Marais!...
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Message de Linda Doke du 02-03-2018Le 02-03-2018 :
Addo Elephant Trail Run : Wishing all the Addo 100 Miler-to-be's a brilliant run! Your legs have done the prep, and now it's time to keep your mind and heart...
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Message de Linda Doke du 27-02-2018Le 27-02-2018 :
Ace photographer Kelvin Trautman, master of the art of speed-running up the side of a mountain whilst filming, is this week's interview in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer series. The richness of...
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Message de Linda Doke du 20-02-2018Le 20-02-2018 :
It's Tuesday already, and time for the next update in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer feature. This week's UK-based photographer has a special spot in my heart - not because he's recognised...
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Message de Linda Doke du 13-02-2018Le 13-02-2018 :
Guess what hits the shelves today - hot off the press!
My first issue as editor of Runner's World Trail.
Excitement overload!
Trail runners, get your hands on a copy pronto,...
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Message de Linda Doke du 06-02-2018Le 06-02-2018 :
Today's Tuesday – time for the next in the series of Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer interviews. This week I feature Red Bull photographer Craig Kolesky, shooter of motorcross, big wave surfing,...
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Message de Linda Doke du 30-01-2018Le 30-01-2018 :
In this week’s interview for Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer series, we meet the multi-talented Jeff Ayliffe, whose ability to put a GoPro through its paces while he dangles 30m above the...
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Message de Linda Doke du 23-01-2018Le 23-01-2018 :
This week's interview in my favourite-photographer series is with Capetonian Peter Kirk. What sets Peter's images apart from those of other adventure sports photographers is his ability to capture the...
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Message de Linda Doke du 22-01-2018Le 22-01-2018 :
The winners of our 2018 RunUltra Blogger Awards : Excited that my blog Rockhoppin' Trail has won the Africa category of the RunUltra UK Blogger Awards for the second year...
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Message de Linda Doke du 16-01-2018Le 16-01-2018 :
Next up in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer series is adventure photographer (and race director and behavioural strategist and and and...), Erik Vermeulen.
Find out what makes this explorer's lenses click by...
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Message de Linda Doke du 09-01-2018Le 09-01-2018 :
Next up in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer series is Xavier Briel. Ever ready for adventure, Xavier knows that to capture great stories, you need to push beyond your comfort zone. Read...
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Message de Linda Doke du 03-01-2018Le 03-01-2018 :
"If we don't challenge ourselves, we'll never realise what we can become."
Have big goals for your trail running in 2018 and looking for a coach to guide you? I have...
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Message de Linda Doke du 02-01-2018Le 02-01-2018 :
Happy First Tuesday of 2018!
And being Tuesday, it's time for the next profile in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer series. This week we meet action lensman Mark Sampson http://www.rockhoppingtrail.run
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Message de Linda Doke du 26-12-2017Le 26-12-2017 :
Amongst all the festive season mayhem, it's Tuesday and time for the the next profile in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite photographer series. Read all about Sven Musica in this week's interview:...
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Message de Linda Doke du 26-12-2017Le 26-12-2017 :
If you missed last week's update in Rockhoppin' Trail's favourite-photographer series, here it is - it's Terence “Actionman” Vrugtman, a man who's seldom shaken by cliffhanging moments. Check out my...
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Message de Linda Doke du 18-12-2017Le 18-12-2017 :
Unabashed plug for my blog, Rockhoppin' Trail, which has been shortlisted for the RunUltra Blogger of the Year Awards 2018.
The shortlist, down to 68 from over 100 nominations, was evaluated...
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Message de Linda Doke du 12-12-2017Le 12-12-2017 :
It's Tuesday again, and time for the third interview in Rockhoppin' Trail's photographer series. This week we meet Hermien Webb, whose portraiture skills have a way of exploring deep into...
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Message de Linda Doke du 07-12-2017Le 07-12-2017 :
Book tickets for Adventure Racing & Trail Running Talk | Quicket : Life should be packed with adventure and discovery and adrenalin, right?
Well, definitely adventure.
And most certainly discovery...
All...
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Message de Linda Doke du 05-12-2017Le 05-12-2017 :
"The most important thing you learn as a sports photographer is anticipation - not where the action is taking place, but where it's going to take place. Not where the...
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Message de Linda Doke du 27-11-2017Le 27-11-2017 :
There’s no shortage of sports photographers here in South Africa, hungry for that fraction of a second that has IT, that has THE moment, the one we all love, the...
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Message de Linda Doke du 12-11-2017Le 12-11-2017 :
Camille Herron breaks the 100-mile world record at Tunnel Hill 100 : Incredible milestone achieved in women's running this weekend, with US ultra-distance champ Camille Herron smashing the 100-mile world...
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Message de Linda Doke du 27-10-2017Le 27-10-2017 :
Doke Named Editor for Runner's World Trail Mag - Runner's World : Pretty damn thrilled about this, it'll be an exciting new chapter in my trail running life! Looking forward...
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Message de Linda Doke du 27-10-2017Le 27-10-2017 :
Wishing all those running the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon a fantastic next 7 days! (starting tomorrow) Soak up the beauty, curse all the river beds Estienne has planned for you,...
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Message de Linda Doke du 20-10-2017Le 20-10-2017 :
Red Bull Lionheart : Wishing all tomorrow's RedBull Lionheart racers a brilliant, lung-and-quad-busting morning as you challenge the Lion!
Follow the event live here: http://www.redbulllionheart.com/live/
Red Bull Salomon Sa
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Message de Linda Doke du 20-10-2017Le 20-10-2017 :
Rockhoppin' Recipes Archives - Rockhoppin' Trail : Looking for something scrummy and wicked to sink your teeth into this weekend? I've just posted my favourite muesli cookie recipe in the...
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Message de Linda Doke du 29-09-2017Le 29-09-2017 :
Rockhoppin' Trail - ~ musings and meanderings about all things trail ~ : After months of hair-pulling technology exasperation and a learning curve sheer enough to scare me into a...
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Message de Linda Doke du 01-08-2017Le 01-08-2017 :
Today's cold and rainy here in Cape Town - perfect conditions for some fun rockhoppin' puddle-splashing trail running! Time to pull on my latest favourites, my Sense Ride. I've found...
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Message de Linda Doke du 21-05-2017Le 21-05-2017 :
It's taken a week to be able to get my mind back to civilisation, away from the beauty of wild Africa and the exhilarating feeling of running on trails that...
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Message de Linda Doke du 01-05-2017Le 01-05-2017 :
The UK's Steve Birkinshaw is a trail running legend - for more than 40 years, he's been doing elite orienteering races and extreme distance fell running. In 2014, Steve showed...
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Message de Linda Doke du 15-02-2017Le 15-02-2017 :
I've just won the lottery!
(ok, maybe I wasn't the only one who won, but I feel like I am :-) ) Just received confirmation that I'm one of...
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Message de Linda Doke du 31-12-2016Le 31-12-2016 :
Set yourself challenges and DARE to achieve them. Believe in yourself, trust in your own potential, and allow yourself the freedom and space to start something new.
Unless you try,...
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Message de Linda Doke du 23-12-2016Le 23-12-2016 :
Meet the NavWorld Ambassadors - NavWorld : Super excited to be a NavWorld ambassador into 2017! Here's to another year of discovering adventure with the best support I could wish...
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Message de Linda Doke du 13-12-2016Le 13-12-2016 :
Eager to put an ultra on your bucket list but you're not sure how/where to start? Check out Episode 14 of #AboutTrail by Wildrunner, where I cover some of the...
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Message de Linda Doke du 09-12-2016Le 09-12-2016 :
Running Ultra-Trail Cape Town tomorrow? Hop onto http://www.lindadoke.blogspot.com and read about the special mountain you'll be running on. And remember: touch her lightly, she's very old and very special.
Ultra-trail...
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Message de Linda Doke du 01-12-2016Le 01-12-2016 :
Shortlist for the RunUltra Blogger of the Year Award 2016 : *THRILLED* to hear from the guys at Run Ultra UK that my blog, Rockhoppin' Trail, has made the shortlist...
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Plus d'infos sur Linda Doke

Affectionately referred to as the "doyenne of South African trail running", Linda Doke has become synonymous with the sport in SA. With a myriad of wins, records and achievements to her name, Linda has tackled ultras and multi-day races in Iceland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, India, Reunion, the UK and Namibia, and continues to inspire runners to achieve more than they believe they can.
RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS
2015
- Run The Rann (161km), India - 1st woman, tie 2nd overall
- Drakensberg Grand Traverse 214km non-stop - mixed record (with Ryno Griesel)
2014
- Outeniqua Quest (108km) - 1st woman
- Fish River Canyon Ultra (100km) - 1st woman (women's record)
- Tuffer Puffer (160km) - 1st overall (women's record)
- Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (250km 7-day self-sufficient) - 1st woman

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