Meet Yvonne From South Africa!

For Global Running Day, we are celebrating runners from all over the globe! Follow the stories on our Instagram page.


Yvonne Bornman is from Pretoria, South Africa, and we asked her a few questions about running:

Why do you run?

To release tension, think, sweat and feel better about whatever is bringing me down. I also run for health reasons. Finally, to be humbled every time I take part in a race, by what an incredible group of people we are.

Describe your favorite place to run.

Living in suburbia means the scenery can be boring during a run. The Discovery Surfers Marathon held in East London, South Africa is magic! The route is along the rocks, sand and sea; two river crossings and just enough road to slog along. Love it!

What’s your go-to pre- or post-run meal?

Wow. Not so good at eating so early, but currently it is oats with a dash of cinnamon and honey (a teeny weeny portion). After a run, it depends on the mood but usually it’s bacon, two eggs, a slice of toast and a mega coffee.

What makes you a badass?

Having a bad ass? The fact that I aim not to quit, I finish what I start, I choose to run and I continue to challenge myself.

How will you celebrate Global Running Day?

By running, of course!

Read all of our Global Running Day stories from runners all over the world here.