Endurance Athlete | Tarrin van Niekerk | Trailphysio

Endurance Athlete

Ultra Trail Runner. Mountain Addict.

I fell in love with running when I was six years old. Twenty years later, and I’m still running my heart out. In 2010 I discovered trail running, and in 2016, I entered and won my first mountain ultra race (SkyRun65). Since then, ultra-running has been an incredible adventure, and the sport continues to take me places I never imagined I would go.

Endurance Athlete | Tarrin van Niekerk | Trailphysio

Nothing makes me happier than spending time on the trails, tagging peaks and exploring new trails. It gives me a sense of freedom and reconnects me with nature. But more importantly, trail running has taught me that life never goes according to plan; just keep moving, and the trail will take you where you need to go.

Endurance Athlete | Tarrin van Niekerk | Trailphysio

When I’m not running, I work as a Physiotherapist. I’m a passionate advocate for physical activity. I believe exercise can prevent and cure many health-related conditions, and it’s my mission to help people become healthier and happier through movement.

In 2019 I also started TrailPhysio Coaching to help more people achieve their running goals. We want to show people that it’s possible to keep the joy alive during training. Read more about my experience with injury and training on my blog.

Endurance Athlete | Tarrin van Niekerk | Trailphysio
Endurance Athlete | Tarrin van Niekerk | Trailphysio

Race Highlights:

2022    1st at George Mountain Ultra Trail 100km (5th overall)

2022    3rd at Ultra-Trail Drakensberg GCU 62km

2021    1st at SkyRun 100km (8th overall)

2021    3rd at MaxiRace 45km

2021    2nd at MacMac Ultra 50 miler

2021    3rd at Ultra-Trail Drakensberg GCU 62km

2019    2nd at SkyRun 100km

2019    3rd at Maxirace 68km

2019    2nd at Ultra-Trail Drakensberg 100km

2018    1st at SkyRun 100km

2016    1st at SkyRun 65km

Thank You to my Sponsors

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