Home of the Crocs ~ Founded in 2001
Home of the Crocs ~ Founded in 2001

Cathy Brown - 2007

I was never interested in running at all, let alone doing Comrades. This all changed when I went to watch my husband, Mike run the Comrades. While I was waiting for him at the finish the atmosphere was incredible and I got caught up in the whole excitement and hype of running. Thus come January 2000 I started training for my first Comrades.

I first belonged to Empangeni Athletic Club and then when Umhlathuze AC was formed I just moved across with the rest of the members.

My two running partners were Anthony Holmes and Richard Wiggill and for those that know them will understand when I say that there was never a dull moment on a run! They definitely kept me going through the hard times on many races, including Comrades.

I've since completed 5 Comrades, 1 Two Oceans and numerous other marathons and Ultras. I would still like to get my green number for Comrades as well as run the Mont-Aux-Souces.
Although I did all the training for the 2006 Comrades, I was unable to run as I fell pregnant with my daughter. But I will definitely be back on the road soon to train for Comrades 2008! I train with the ladies and gents in the early morning group from which I get a lot of motivation, support and encouragement - they keep me going!