heels on fire: heels on fire

Saturday, April 15, 2006

heels on fire

The Dusty Path to the Comrades Ultra-Marathon

Hello South Africa!

A warm welcome the listeners in South Africa.

Whats this all about and why?

I am going to run 600kms in India through the month of May 2006. Its a endurance run that has developed to world wide proportions, with networks of people from Papua New Guinea to Mauritania and Barbados getting involved. Its also going to take me through to the start line of Comrades.

I used to live in Pretoria where I was a member of the Phobians Running Club. South Africa is where I first came to learn about, and experience the joys of distance running. Three years, twenty marathons and 6 ultras later, I find myself shaping my year around making it back to the Comrades.

Running in the intense heat of Southern India will provide a seriously challenging month of intensive back to back running (15 - 35 kms a day) that will hopefully catapult me through to the completion of my third Comrades.

My tickets are booked to be in Durban as the cockeral crows at 5am on June 16th 2006.

First and foremost, my sights are set on surviving 30 days of running. A feat never before attempted in this part of India. You can join me each day, as between myself and two friends (a writer and a photographer) we will chronicle and share the stories and images of the run.

Whatever happens, its going to be a great adventure. Hopefully you will join me in spirit, and on the website.

The 'heels on fire' website will be up and running next week. The address is as follows:

See you there.



At Sat Apr 15, 10:41:00 PM 2006, Blogger Tabsele said...

hello peter. I heard you on the radio and found this site. I think we met at the end of comrades last year. The pictures look like you and i rememer you have a big smile.
Good luck on your run. I will be watching from jozi.

Tabsele (RHRU)

At Sun Apr 16, 09:25:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wednesday, 26 April, 7:00 pm

Crown Tavern (upstairs room of the pub)
43 Clerkenwell Green

At Sun Apr 16, 09:26:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


See you at the Launch!

Next Wednesday!

At Mon Apr 17, 08:28:00 AM 2006, Blogger dreamrunner said...

Going Live in South Africa!

At about 4.30 on Saturday afternoon my phone rang to receive a phone call from SA FM to go on the countries number one sports show. Heres a short update on the moment when 'heels on fire' reached over two million people in South Africa.

SAFM: Hello, Pete, this is the producer, are you ready to go live on air to discuss India and the Comrades?

Me: Hmmm well, ok.

Interlude - Two mins of listening to Jon G the presenter discussing motor racing.

SAFM: ..and now onto something completely different. The story of an irishman, and englishman and an Indian who are about to set off on a soft footed adventure. Its not a joke, Pete Dulvy will be running 600kms this May. Travelling with him with be his mates, Rahul a writer and Dez Roberts a photographer.

SAFM: Pete, whats this all about?

..and so ensued my first ever live radio interview. It lasted about 6/7 mins and I managed not to swear and to mention the website just enough times (see Thabsele's email above). Afterwards I received a load of text messages from friends in SA wishing us all the best. Im sure I sounded like an over-enthusiastic plonker but everyone has been very encouraging all the same.

So heels on fire has officially gone global. There will hopefully be follow up interviews whilst on the road in Kerala.

Bollywood here we come!


At Thu Apr 20, 09:15:00 AM 2006, Anonymous Marcus Sorour said...

You are the real 'Dude'! - the guy in the Big Lebowski must have been a fake.

All the best - don't forget to stretch.

Marcus (Pretoria, South Africa)

At Thu May 04, 12:02:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wooooooow! Peter

You are really covering the ground now. Fantastic! Keep it up! No pain; no gain!

Charles (van Oppen/London)


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