Ruan van der Merwe

Ruan van der Merwe

Age 29
Weight (kg) 70
Height (cm) 174
Where do you live Pretoria
Occupation / Field of Study / School Business owner
Main sport Adventure Racing/Trail running
Other sporting interests MTB, more running, Sport Climbing, paddling, OCR
About you

After a decade of sitting on the couch and building up reserves for my future career in trail running I decided that I sort of had to get starting on that around the year 2013, otherwise, the world might miss out on seeing me perform in action.
Soon realizing that this takes some proper hard work, I started entering some events for motivation and naturally, this leads to longer and harder events.
After doing my first 120km adventure race, I was hooked and it became my main sport for the foreseeable future.
I joined Nevarest Jabberwock for a 300km AR in India after which I was asked to join the permanently.. a choice I am sure everyone still regrets

Top sporting achievements Various podium positions in AR and Trail running, too numerous to mention (always wanted to say that).
Favourite song I'd do anything for love - Meatloaf
What is your favourite meal The one in front of me
What is your favourite movie A blue one
Highlight of your sporting career My whole career is a highlight!!
Number of years with the team 1
Number of years racing 4