History made as RunningCoupleZA successfully runs the length of KwaZulu-Natal
900km Mozambique to Port Edward
Phindi Gule-Burley and her Business Partner & Husband Kevin Burley made history while touching lives. On Saturday 30th April 2016 the couple became the first people to have successfully ran the length of KwaZulu- Natal, a total of 900km (Mozambique border to Port Edward); 30km everyday for 30 consecutive days.
The Burleys decided to take on a challenge that no man has ever embarked on - run the length of KwaZulu-Natal from the Mozambique border (Kosi Bay) to Port Edward (South Coast), a total of 900km. They committed their time & resources to executing this daunting challenge during the month of April 2016 and they succeeded. They are now pushing themselves further and determined to run throughout South Africa, a project they call #RunSAwithUs. The Burleyʼs otherwise known as the #RunningCoupleZA are no strangers to the running & the running community as they have both completed a few Comrades Marathons.
The couple is currently in training preparing to continue their journey (RunSAwithUs), this time around running from Johannesburg to Cape Town; a total of 1400km.
The challenge is set against three key objectives that resonate with the couple, their lifestyle & their values:
- HEALTHY LIVING: inspire others (families) to live a healthy lifestyle by exercising, maintaining a healthy diet & being pro active about their health status
- SHOWCASE South Africa: show the world the beautiful of South Africa, highlighting some of the lesser known destinations/ hidden treasures, uncover the unsung heroes and touch on some of the socio-economic challenges the country faces
- MENTAL & PHYSICAL STRENGTH: inspire others to always push themselves (DIG DEEP) both mentally & physically
It was key for the couple to also find a PURPOSE before undertaking this challenge. As children are close to the couple's heart, it's no surprise that they chose to raise funds for various charities that are focusing on children.
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