Running the Washie 100 miler 2017 was a huge challenge for 45-year-old Tobie Reyneke, who beat his previous time by two hours this year, and decided he would turn around and run/walk the exact route all the way back to Port Alfred to raise money for TEARS – an organisation raising funds for the care of abused women and children.
To donate to the cause SMS the word TEARS to 40111 to support Tobie in his efforts. A once of fee of R20 will go towards the cause.
It was an emotional finish when Tobie arrived back at the Halyards this morning at 7.20 a.m. after a gruelling 62 hours, 21 minutes and 8 seconds of running and walking. He braved all sorts of weather, from 30 degree heat, wind, rain and this morning ending up in biting cold weather.
Tobie’s arrival this morning was an emotional one, with friends and seconders congratulating him and taking a minute’s silence to give thanks to the almighty God.
For the complete story, see this week’s Talk of the Town.