The Ten10 Challenge 2015

Running ten Comrades Marathon’s (90km) in 10 days = 900 km

South Africans have a special place for those intrepid souls that, as winter starts to set in begin the epic journey that is the Comrades Marathon. The 90th running of an event, conceived to honor the millions of fallen soldiers who died tragically during the World War 1, is set to start 31st May 2015.

The 90km run, the start and end, alternating between Durban and Pietermaritzburg is central to the South African running scene. Each half of which would be considered as amongst the toughest 42.2km standard marathon in SA.

Three crazy runners are planning the ultimate running challenge. They plan to run the 90km Comrades distance each day consecutively, for the 9 days leading up to the epic ultra marathon , culminating with competing in the Comrades on the 31st may 2015. This would be equivalent to running ten Comrades in 10 days.

Their motivation is to raise as much money for charity as possible.

Please support these crazy wonderful people!


The Crazy Runners

Feel free to join then if you like!

Hazel Moller

I started running in 1990 to get to the gym where I did aerobics (only 1,5km away but I thought I would DIE). In 1995 I finished University and left my home town of Durban and my family to move to big, bad Jo’burg. I was alone and that is when I turned to running as an escape. I started distance running in 1998 with my Bedfordview Athletics Club family, and have never been happier. My first Comrades was in 1999.

Running portfolio
13 Comrades, 4 bill rowan, 9 bronze
23 100 milers with a double washie as the 24th, with placing in all and first lady to win overall race at Midlands 100 miler in 2005

Marathons: way over 300 but still counting….only on 2006
But really, anyone can become an ultra distance runner – just takes hard work, tenacity, dedication and a degree of madness…

I run because I love it. It makes me feel alive. And it reminds me of just how blessed I am to have a wonderful husband and family, a healthy body, a roof over my head and food in my belly. When I run I often contemplate why I have been so blessed, and last year when I did the Double Washie for charity, I realized I am only blessed so that I can pass my blessing on! So why choose to help PETS, well I am always finding lost/injuried animals when I run.


Running for me started with athletics when I was at school. I did the 3000m and 1500m. I attempted my first 21km in matric and knew that day that I would one day run the Comrades. After school I joined the army and kept running to get weekend passes which resulted in the start of my Comrades career at age 22.  I have done all 17 runs since consecutively with no 18 coming up this year. In running circles I’m known as TFD (The Flying Dutchmen) a nickname that has stuck after a PB marathon effort in 2009. My best marathon stands at 2:46 and my best Comrades is still a 7:11 down run in 2012. Maybe after 17 years of “selfish personal goal chasing” its time to, through running, improve life for someone else?

Running is truly my passion in life and it defines me as a person. I love getting out on the road, hearing my feet on the tar and sweating bullets at the track, always looking to challenge and improve myself!


We are looking for runners – come and join our craziness!


The Charity

We are fund raising for these two awesome charities…


PETS – Pet Empowerment in Townships – Donate NOW!

PETS (Pet Empowerment in Townships) strives to empower animals in townships and poor communities. We work with the community to improve the lives of these disadvantaged animals by giving them daily meals, warm shelters, regular inoculations, sterilisations and vet care in emergencies. We also rehome those ones that are unwanted, unloved or lost.

We try to instil in the communities, a responsibility and pride for their animals by not just empowering the animals, but also by educating and helping the people uplift themselves. We believe in working hand in hand with the animals and people of these impoverished areas to create unity, trust and stability for all.

See website

Follow our progress on Twitter and Facebook – 22 May to 31 May 2015

Our seconds will be posting updates often on our progress. How we are doing and how far we are etc. Please follow and share our journey. We hope to raise a lot of funds as we are running and we can only do this with your help!