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“The only time you ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come.” by Kurt Heunis

Born and bred in the windy – but definitely Friendly City of Port Elizabeth - the annual Ironman event was always supported by many locals. The sheer thought of what they say today is simply a swim, bike and run is something I could never comprehend……… Roll on 2014 and at 101kgs, my heaviest weight to date, the results of my Discovery Medical Health Check in hand - nothing to be proud of, I realised that change was required. Certainly no-one to cast blame on other than myself, I started the process of finding a nutritionist that would educate me on...

It’s a journey, not a destination… by Leon Naude

“Don’t you want to do the Comrades with me”… I remember my best friend at the time asking me this life altering question. It was around October 2011 and I was busy landing the plane on my post-grad studies thinking, once I’m done with this I’ll have some free time to tackle the training. Little did I know that the commitment to finish the race led me to a completely direction in life that I never planned nor did I ever think would be possible. My journey actually started a little before that. In March 2008 I committed to my faith...

My road to Comrades… A very short road to a big decision! By Karen Bartmann

For many years now on Comrades Sunday morning I would wake up at 5am to watch people starting Comrades. Each time, my eyes would be filled with tears, being overwhelmed with appreciation of these athletes.  I’ve always loved watching Comrades since I was a young girl, even when I wasn’t interested in running. People running that far amazed me how could they run that far, not knowing the intricacies of how to get through a Comrades Marathon. I started my journey of being an Athlete in Triathlon in 2014. It started out with just getting back into cycling, I mean cycling...