Calling all my running friends to Grahamstown!

Two fantastic events to look forward to.


GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half Marathon
25 August 2018

Start and finish on the beautiful Somerset Field at Graeme College and route – as name suggests – up onto the spectacular Mountain Drive. On a clear day one can see the ocean!

Oldenburgia Trail Run –
Kids’ Dash, and 8km, 15km or 30km options.
8 September 2018.

Funds raised will go back into preserving the Oldenburgia Day Trail & Mountain Drive Trails.

For information about accommodation options etc refer

Sunninghill Striders Running Club


Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.  

Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”

Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.