Wietse Van der Westhuizen

Running Coach and event organiser from Cape Town

Age group: 60

Club: Asics

My Disciplines
Ultra Marathon Marathon Half Marathon Trail Track & Field 10k

About me

I am self-proclaimed sports-addict. Ex-rugby player and first league rugby referee. 14 handicap Golf Player. Ex-teacher and family man. Organising more than 45 training runs per year, known as the Wietse se run, in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Busy organizing the Hemel & Aarde Marathon, a 42km road race between the towns of Caledon and Hermanus.

My biggest achievements

42 consecutive Comrades Marathon finishes, 33 Two Oceans, more than 500 standard marathons and too many other races to count. Won a gold medal at the South African 50km race walking championships. Central Gauteng (Transvaal) provincial colours.

My personal records

Record 10KM


Record Half Marathon


Record Marathon


Record Ultra Marathon (Comrades)


My next goals and projects

Running 50 Consecutive Comrades Marathons

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Recent and upcoming events

Date Event Discipline Age group Time
25.01.2020 Redhill Marathon - 42km Cape Town Road running 60
09.02.2020 Hillcrest Marathon - 42km - Pietermaritzburg Road Running 60
11.04.2020 Two Oceans Marathon - 56km Ultra marathon 60
10.05.2020 False Bay - 50km Ultra marathon 60
14.06.2020 Comrades Marathon - 91km - Pietermaritzburg Road Running 60

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