Blistered feet charity feat

This was his second attempt at running the Comrades barefoot to raise much needed funds for the Jesus Centre in Copesville. Wells admitted that even though Sunday’s race was his second attempt at the Comrades marathon, he faced a few challenges.
The road surface of the up run (from Durban City hall to Pietermaritzburg Scottsville Race course) made the run even more taxing.”Running past Ashburton and Mkhondeni, I could feel every hump and bump of the road, plus the weather was warmer than expected, adding to the strain,” he said.
Despite all of that, the barefoot runner says the cheering supporters along the routes and running for a charitable cause made the gruelling 87km worthwhile.
“Even though the fund-raising has not gone as we expected it to, the support that the charity has received is overwhelming,” said Wells. With a target of R100 000, Wells said the amount raised thus far was a far cry from the target.
“I urge the community to continue supporting the charity, even with the little that has been raised,” he said. Wells has also decided to use his bronze medal as part of a lucky draw to continue to raise funds.
“I would be extremely grateful for any donation, no matter how big or small as they all make a difference. This journey would have been pointless had it not been for donations and support,” said Wells.
He added that the Comrades Marathon has become a way of life, and next year he will be continuing his journey with the historical marathon to make a difference. Donations can be made at

Bongeka Sibisi

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