Inspirational Runner: Seleste Venter
Seleste Venter’s father encouraged her to run her first Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon three years ago – a lifestyle they continued to share until a tragic plot twist changed their lives forever…
In 2016, I am dedicating my OMTOM to my Dad.
My dad got me into running and pushed me to enter my first Two Oceans 3 years back. I was so nervous but he had faith in me.
He is an amazing runner and has even run both the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, and the Half Marathon!
This year in May my dad fell on table mountain. He is now paralysed. He will never be able to run again.
I want to do Two Oceans next year for my dad, because I should appreciate the gift of running and not waste it! My dad will definitely be watching from his bed at home and I hope he gets to see me.
Running is a gift, we must never forget that!