12. Tobie Reyneke
Tobie is an accomplished ultra runner currently on a quest to get to 100 x 100-milers, of which he is at his 91st. Tobie has run over 45000kms in races, 1400 races, 197 ultra marathons and 173 marathons.In this episode we get to know Tobie and how and why he started running. Tobie tells us about some of his adventures (don't try this at home) as well as his plans for the future.
13. Ann Ashworth
Ann is an Advocate, ultra-distance athlete and coach. Ann was the first female in the 2021 Karkloof Trail Marathon series 50 miler in a time of 8:15:58, and third place overall. Ann also won Ultra-Trail Drakensburg 2021in a time of 12:59:43. Ann also won Comrades in 2018 with a time of 6:10:04.
14. Jo Keppler
Jo Keppler is a wife, mom, ultramarathoner and in her own words a recovering alcoholic. Jo recently placed first at the Karkloof
Trail Series 100miler and a few months before that she placed 2nd at Ultra-Trail Drakensberg.
Jo is very passionate about advocating for drug and alcohol rehabilitation as well as mental health awareness. Jo is also involved in several charity initiatives. In 2020, Jo ran a 130km Pacing way to Change run to raise funds for the Southern Lodestar Foundation. (The 130km represented R1.30 what it costs to feed a child.) In 2021 Jo was selected as one of the ambassadors for The Rhino Peak Challenge to raise funds for The Endangered Wildlife Trust.
15. Themba Mathebula
Themba is a social runner who is making a difference in his community. Themba undertook a 450km run in 2020 to raise funds for underprivileged school children, he managed to raise over R150 000. This year Themba plans to run another 450km from Gauteng to Nelspruit to support underprivileged children from his hometown Bushbuckridge. In this episode, we get to know Themba and how we can support his charitable cause.
16. Justin Oelofsen
Justin is an Ultrarunner, husband, and running coach. Justin is one of the finishers of AMUK, with only about 4 years of running under his belt. In this episode, we get to know Justin, what motivates him and how he managed to run 4 100 milers in one year. We also talk about how his wife Laurika is a big support in his running career.
17. Riana Henning
Riana Henning is a seasoned Ultra runner, she is the second lady to complete the AMUK challenge, The AMUK challenge consists of running 4 x 100 Milers in one year (Addo, UTD, Mac Mac and Karkloof).In this episode, we get to know Riana and she gives us insight into how she managed to tackle AMUK as well as how she manages to balance her running with all the other aspects of her life including being a mum, wife and running an Occupational Therapy Practice. We also delve into the challenges and benefits of running as a mature woman.
18. Admire Muzopambwa
Admire is a professional runner, private chef and father. Admire has numerous achievements including a third-place finish at the Karkloof Trail Series 2021 100 milers, a 4th place finish at the Ultra-Trail Drakkensburg 2021 100km race. Admire also participated in the Nedbank Reunified 50km world record attempt. Admire is also an Asics Front Runner.
19. Martin Malherbe
Martin is a husband, father, ultra runner and cancer survivor. He has 10 Comrades under his belt. In addition to other ultras, he has completed 9 x 100 milers. Martin's accomplishments also include a second-place finish for the ADDO 100 miler in 2021 and 2020.
Martin also came fifth in the 2021 Karkloof Trail Series 100 Miler. In this episode, we get to know Martin we talk in-depth about his ADDO 2021 100 miler as well as his 2021 100 miler at
Karkloof. We also talk about family life, and how Martin overcame cancer. The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance.
20. Andrew King - Adventure Redefined
Andrew is a multi-sportsman and filmmaker. In a nutshell, Andrew is all about exploring mountains and making films. This episode was inspired by a challenge between Andrew and his friends to traverse the Drakensberg on what seemed like a whim, followed by an impromptu tennis match. In this episode, we talk about taking on challenges in novel ways, adventure racing, filmmaking and storytelling.
21. Marius Van Rensburg - Running AMUK
Marius is one of the 5 AMUK finishers in 2021. In this episode, we talk about each of the 4 100 milers and how he managed to get it done, despite a health scare between the last 2 100 milers.
22. Dean Wight - Beloved Long Runs
For the past four years, local KZN runner, Dean Wight has held the coveted title of Comrades’ “Top Charity Fundraiser”. In his capacity as Charity Ambassador for the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT), Dean has successfully leveraged his extensive network to raise over R1.6 million for the official Comrades charity which is situated directly along the infamous race route in central Hillcrest and every year supports and uplifts thousands of families impacted by HIV/AIDS in the Valley of 1000 Hills. For the past four years, Dean has continued to surpass all expectations with his personal fundraising efforts on behalf of HACT raising R327 000 in 2018, R352 060 in 2019, R402 260 in 2020 and a whopping R538 853 in this past year’s Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge. A passionate runner, who has completed 28 Comrades Marathons and over 200 marathons, Dean is the founder of the online running community, Beloved Long Runs (BLR) KZN and it is through the generous support of this network of runners, as well as his close friends and family, that Dean has been able to raise such an impressive amount of funding for HACT’s work over the past four years.