As a child I was full of energy. As soon as I could walk, I started running. I remember my family paying me to keep still on many occasions. Like many athletes my running career started on the cross country field in primary school.
I attended a small farm school in Kidds Beach, Eastern Cape. We would train in the nearby farmlands and along the beach. I loved it! I ran for Border Province in 1988, 1989 and 1990. In High School I wanted to try other sports and running took a backseat for a while
In University I picked it up again and realised afresh how much I loved it. I ran mostly 10 and 15km road races. After University I lived in London for four years and ran the London Marathon in 2005.
After moving back to South Africa in 2006, a friend introduced me to triathlon and in my first SA Champs I placed 3rd in my age group. In 2015 I moved to LIV Village in KZN. After work, I would go for a run to unwind. I soon found I had a trail of children running behind me. What started out as a weekly training session with the kids grew exponentially over three years, taking part in Parkrun, road running, trail running, and biathlon.
In 2016 I decided that the time was right for me to dedicate all my extra time and resources to train these kids. My passion had become my purpose which led to LIV2Run becoming an official department of LIV Village on the 16th of June, 2018; dedicated to restore, raise and release athletes within LIV Village and disadvantaged communities around South Africa.
In 2019 we employed a qualified coach and additionally took part in track & field. Looking ahead, we are expectant for all that is possible when talent & opportunity come together.