I have a lot to be grateful for in life and my ability to run long distances is just one of them. Through the Comrades Marathon I was able to set goals for myself and became recognised for my achievements. Over the last few years I have run the Comrades to raise funds for various Charities, the charity closest to my heart being Mashaka Running Club, under the guidance of iThemba Projects. I have followed the success and shared in the joy of these children, participating in sporting activities which form a vital part of their early childhood development, something we often take for granted.

In September 2014, I joined Save Orion Athletic Club, sharing the same passion for running and for doing great work in local communities; we are combining our knowledge and resources to encourage and develop athletes of all abilities and from all walks of life to enjoy and share what road running has to offer.