Beating the Odds

Running Without Limits – Living Courageously



Nolene Conrad

About Me

I am a Professional long distance athlete, competing on International stage.  A multiple SA Champion over distances ranging from 3000m Steeple Chase to 42km. A former SA Marathon Champion and Two Oceans 21km Winner. Honours Degree in Sports Management and Qualified Coach. 

Coaching with Care

I  am a certified Coach. My programs are designed for individuals who would like a training program with coach interaction, full focus on running and guidance along the way. Programs are customised to suit the needs of the individual and caters for all fitness levels. Whether you are a beginner just starting out, an avid runner aiming to finish your first marathon or just want to improve your times.

My Story

This is how sport not only saved my life but transformed it.

As I am approaching the last few kilometres of the Valencia Marathon, overwhelmed with emotion as the realisation of achieving my goal of running a 2:35 Marathon crosses my mind, i can’t help but think back to 2011 when I was lying in my hospital bed gasping for air , afraid that this illness will take my life.

Aspire to Inspire

Sports has opened many doors for me, I have been blessed with this talent and my gift back would be to use any opportunity to help others experience the benefits of sport and to give back to the community in which ever way I can. I am active in projects that make a difference in the lives of people, whether it be as a mentor, coaching , inspirational talks, or simply engaging with young athletes.


Grateful to my partners who believe and support me through my ups and downs. Each one has contributed significantly to my success in running and make it possible for me to be at my best and strive for excellence.


I aim to educate, inspire, empower and motivate others through my blogs. My blogs also gives my fans and followers insight into my lifestyle, training , races – basically you can be part of my journey. 

Intro Video

For more videos, including specific training videos, please follow my YouTube Link here.