Joshua Nuttall is in charge of CRM at Purple Group. He’s also an avid cyclist and regularly posts a column on the CN&CO blog called In The Saddle. Josh will be joining CN&CO’s Kurt Solomon and Allan Bader on a relay run from Joburg to Cape Town next April ahead of the Two Oceans Marathon. The run is aptly named MAD2Run.
This past weekend the MAD2Run group got together at St Stithians for the official T-shirt handover. Here’s Josh’s take on the day:
Guess this thing is official now! Got the t-shirt! After an epic day out with #Team18, it’s time to start the training, proper.
As part of the official shirt handover ceremony, we heard from two varsity students who are part of the MAD Foundation programme. Hearing their stories really hit home and certainly made me grateful for the opportunities that I have received.
The “why” behind running from Joburg to Cape Town in a 24-hour-a-day relay over seven days is to support the opportunities that the MAD Leadership Foundation provides to scholars so that they can make South Africa a better place.
All the runners were presented with personal goodie bags and messages, all reaffirming how special this journey is!. It was goose-bump stuff! Once the “official” photographs and profile pictures had been snapped, we headed up to the bar at Higher Ground restaurant at St Stithians to catch the Springboks taking on the Wallabies.
Big thanks to Mark Burger and the Higher Ground crew for hosting us.
If you are keen to know more about MAD2Run, pop me an email or visit the MAD2Run Facebook page. All the funds we raise on this journey will help to provide opportunities to students who are on the MAD Programme.
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… and stay tuned for more updates to come as the journey continues.