As an athlete I have found aside from hard work, the greatest tools for success are passion and desire. These practices have led to my achievements and contributed to a purposeful career. Thus I always encourage people to take up running wherever I can as there are many things to be gained from running. Not only does running increase your lifespan, it allows you to explore and experience different places, it enables you to look and feel good about yourself and it instils qualities such as discipline, tenacity, dedication and patience- qualities needed in all aspects of life.
Apart from running being a source of income and an opportunity to travel and see the world, it holds a much more meaningful role to me. Running has shaped me into the person I am today –independent, accomplished and confident. The qualities that i have acquired through running have greatly contributed to my character enabling me to successfully accomplish my goals in life. To me running at an elite level is as much about self discovery as it is about performance.
Building a career for life after sport is just as important to me, it should be both Fulfilling and purposeful. I am always keen to learn. Sport had created the opportunity for me to earn free education, so i made full use of the opportunity. After Graduating from UWC, I went on to complete my honours in Sports Management Honours and post graduate in Education at the University of Johannesburg.
3000m Steeplechase: 9:54
10 000m: 34:11
15km : 53:56
21km : 71:44
42km : 2:34.39
It’s about achieving excellence in my sport
- *7 time South African Champion
- 2018 SA Marathon Champion
- 2016 SA 3000m SC Champion
- 2015 SA 10 000m Track Champion
- 2014 SA 10km Road Champion
- 2013 SA 3000m SC Champion
- 2005 SA 3000m SC Champion
*Achieved IAAF Gold Label Status at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia Spain by finishing in top 25.
- Two Oceans Half Marathon winner 2018
- Ranked Number 1 in South Africa for the Marathon for 2019 and 2017
- World Half Marathon Championships – Position 25th (First SA woman) – Valencia 2018
- World Half Marathon Championships – Position 34th (First SA woman)Cardiff 2016
- SA 2000m Steeple Chase Record Holder 6:34
- World Cross Country; first SA woman (36th)–China (2015)
- Winner & Course record holder of Dischem Half Marathon (2016)
- CAA African Track & Field Championships finalist in 2007 & 2015
- Runner up at the 2017 Two Oceans Half Marathon
- Third place on the 2017 Spar ladies Grandprix Standings
- Western province 10km Champion (2017)
- Western Province 5000m Champion (2017)
- Sports Management Degree (Cum laude) – Graduated in 2009 from University of the Western Cape
- Sports Management Honours – Graduated in 2011 from University of Johannesburg
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education- Graduated in 2013 from University Of Johannesburg
- Currently working for Endurocad- Portfolio: Athletes Manager and Marketing on Social Media
- Currently also an intern on the organising committee for Cape Town Marathon event- Portfolio : Event Management and Marketing
- Teacher at Vorentoe High School 2012-2015
- Sport Manager Assistant at University of Johannesburg- 2009-2011
Company : Endurocad
Position: Athletes Manager
ENDUROCAD provides the opportunity for South African endurance athletes to improve their times, make a living from their talent and to build a brand and business for life after sport.” The SACANRUN Campaign along with the ENDUROCAD satellite hubs is a national program with the elite Academy being based in Stellenbosch”.
Company: Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event
Development Athletes Manager and Social Media
I joined the Sanlam ape Town Marathon Team in February 2016, in that year the race had Silver label status. In 2017, Sanlam Cape Town became the first Marathon on the African continent to be awarded Gold Label Status. I am very proud to be associate with this race for many reasons but mostly because it provides local athletes with an opportunity to Another reason is that it is run through my beautiful city- a spectacular fast and flat route which boasts with natural beauty of the mountain and sea.