Comrades ‘Double’


Adrian Saffy and Michael de Haast of Bloemfontein along with Guy Allen of Durban ran a very unique double last weekend during the Comrades Marathon weekend for the Cancer.

Recognizing the suffering of cancer patients the trio decided to start in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 1st June and run the Jonsson Valley Run, a 112km route along the trails that line the Duzi River to Durban. This epic journey took them 18 hours amid temperatures of 38 degrees in the valley of a Thousand Hills. Having successfully reached the Blue Lagoon, where the river exits into the sea, the trio grabbed a few hours rest before lining up at 5am for the start of the Comrades Marathon an 87km journey back to Pietermaritzburg.

Inspired by the spirit and fight of their friend Nikki “Lettie” Haynes who was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago they decided to take on this challenge to raise awareness for cancer patients and also much need funds for Lettie in her fight against cancer.

They all successfully completed the Comrades Marathon on a day that proved to very hard for all the athletes running the 88th Comrades Marathon, let alone those that were trying to run over 200km!!

The fight against cancer continues and if you would like to support this fight you can donate into the following account:

Further detail contact Michael de Haast 0720785278 email:

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