MADster – Francois Van Der Walt

MADster – Francois Van Der Walt

Name: Francois van der Walt

Age: 27

City: Johannesburg

What made you want to enter MAD2Run?

One of my close friends participated in the 2017 journey, his energy towards the cause definitely influenced my decision to join this round. The combination of running and making a difference was definitely what brought it home and I am very fortunate to be a part of the team this year.

What are you most excited about for this journey?

I am excited for a few reasons, the main ones being the fundraising events and assisting people in need along the way,  the running journey itself and all the runs leading up to the big one. The sense of camaraderie also being a major plus point.

How will you bring Gees to the team?

A bit of personality in a bottle never hurt anyone…

What are you most nervous about?

The sleep will probably be my biggest stress point, I am hoping my skill of being able to sleep anywhere, anytime will sort this out in the end.

How is your training going and what are you doing to train for this MAD adventure?

We have to train for this?

I have been running, I mean I did that 10k last week, but a weekend away in the Drakensberg is always good for the feet, so I will start there this weekend and build from there.

Do you have any fitness tips and trick you would like to share with our Readers?

Don’t stress too much, run for the fun of it, listen to your body and don’t do any comparisons (Who is this David guy in any case, I can totally run 15km’s at 4,5mins/km… I would however literally die afterwards)

If you were a superhero, what would your super power and name be?

Being a mountain goat equals not being cold, running far and having great views all the time. Can’t go wrong with that.

Thanks for the laughs Francois! Already bringing the Gees!


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