West Coast Athletic Club – Cape Town based running club – Road, Trail, Track, Walking & Cross Country – All welcome!

Bart’s 76 in 76 at 76

My name is Bart Jonck and I am a member of the West Coast Athletic Club and a registered athlete with the Western Province Athletic Association.  I turned 76 years old on 9th February 2018.

At the end of 2004 I was involved in a Deep-sea boat accident which left me confined to a wheelchair for approximately six months, with both ankles fractured and serious back injuries.  I had to undergo a few back operations before I started running.

At the beginning of 2016 I joined West Coast Athletic Club where I started running more seriously. During September 2016 I received the WP Cross Country award for men 70+ and also “The Runner of the Year Award for Men 70+” from my athletics club. During September 2017, I again received the WP Cross Country Individual League Winner award for Master men 70+ and a silver medal for the Master men Championship.  I also once again received the Cross Country Runner of the Year award from my running club.

West Coast Athletic Club is in need of a club house and it is my intention, together with your support, to help them achieve this. I have been challenged to do a 76 km run at the age of 76 within 3 days.  As a winner, I accepted this challenge. My request to you is to support me in Rand per kilometre run or alternatively a lump sum donation, will also be accepted.

In appreciation for your support, and the level of your financial contribution, we will list your name on our notice board in the new club house for a minimum period of 5 years.  All runners in the Western Province area will be approached for assistance with my daring challenge.


Gold sponsor: R1000 per km  (the right to further negotiations)

Silver Sponsor: R100 per km     (the right to further negotiations)

Bronze sponsor: R10 per km and

Blue sponsor: R5 per km

All club members – as and however possible

The dates for the event are set for 5, 6 and 7th April 2018 with the final day ending at the Life Saving Club at Big Bay on the beach at approx 17h00.

We thank you for your support in appreciation.

Best regards

Bart Jonck
Email: bartjonck73@gmail.com

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