Charl arrived on the Trail running circuit late in comparison to the current top trail runners in SA.Coming from a road background he always processed the speed but needed to learn the techniques of trail running .It has been a fast progression from a person who shows the utmost dedication to detail to the art of Trail running.Know to break into a Huge smile everytime you see him on the trail he is one of the friendliest and down to earth people you will ever meet. Passionate about Vivobarefoot and a everything that it stands for in life.If he is not eating a bowl of Futurelife or Drinking a tub of full cream you will find him up on the slopes of Devils Peak with a smile and his trusty Breatho Trails.
Favourite Quote : Sweat is fat crying for mercy.
Why you like VIVOBAREFOOT (brand/products/education) Vivo Barefoot is a lifestyle for me that was spurred by my love for running and natural movement in every day life. I'm a purist and lover of everything natural, which has made the connection simple.
The Gingerninja/Beast/Big Red Machine
Results (recent first)20
Columbia Trail 1st
Two Oceans Trail 2nd
Platteklip Charity Challenge - 1st & Most ascents
Red Bull Lionheart 1st
Puffer 1st (record)
Muizenberg Mountain Challenge 1st
Quantum Trail Series winner (records in all but
Platteklip Charity Challenge 1st(fastest & most ascents)
Hout Bay Trail Challenge 2nd
Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge 2nd
Otter Trail 2nd
Two Oceans Trail Challenge 4th
Winner 3 Peaks Challenge (record)
Winner Rooikat Trail Run (record)
Winner Pepper Tree Trail Run (record)
Winner Muizenberg Trail Run (record)
“What is defeat? Nothing but an education. Nothing but the first step to something better.”
Full time Dad, part time athlete and work a little on the side to fuel the habit. My back round is multisport – triathlon, mountain biking, trail running and the tougher the better – endurance is my strength.
I bought into the principal of natural running and took it on as a challenge to improve my form and efficiency. Vivobarefoot have been around from beginning. Before the hype. The people behind the brand are passionate about what it stands for and believe in the lifestyle. Their coaching and training seminars about natural movement is testament to this.
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Son of Pat and Nicky and brother to elder sister Lauren. Husband to beautiful wife Robyn and proud father of Aaron and Chloe. Schooled at Camps Bay and matriculated from Bishops in 1998. Passionate about sport. Got involved in triathlon in 2001 after a knee operation ended my wakeboarding aspirations. Highlights include ITU World Champs in Cancun 2002 and Honolulu 2005. Hawaii Ironman World Champs in 2009. Cape Epic in 2011. Back to back podiums at the Otter Trail run in 2011 and 2012. Enjoys family, friends, photography, music and coffee. Dislikes minibus taxis, cigarette butts and being late. OR In 10 words – Husband, Father, Son, Brother, sport, outdoors, competitive, determined, confident, humble.
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