OUR ATHLETES

Jaco van Gass

Adventurer, Speaker & World Champion Cyclist

Jaco is a member of the GB Para-Cycling team, competing internationally. He is a triple World Champion Road Cyclist.

In 2009 in Afghanistan, Jaco lost his left arm at the elbow, after sustaining life-threatening injuries, having been hit by an RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade).

He was a member of the record-breaking team of wounded soldiers to trek unsupported to the North Pole (joined by Prince Harry). He has also reached the summit of Alaska’s 6000m Mt Denali, among other peaks 

Kathryn Pringle

Fitness Fanatic & Adventurer  

Kathryn is a Fitness Fanatic who is as comfortable out on the trail or road on her bike, as she is in the gym.

An Adventure Seeker, Kathryn’s all-round focus is on a Healthy & Active Lifestyle.

She and Jaco van Gass, form an inspirational power couple. 

Jo Meek

Physiotherapist & Ultra-runner

Known as the Running Squirrel, Jo Meek enjoys racing all over the world in road, mountain and trail races, and has even been lucky enough to represent GB.

She constantly seeks new racing challenges but remains hugely passionate about running her local trails in Dartmoor National Park.  

Parys Edwards 

Former Pro Triathlete & Physiotherapist

Parys is now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, after many years living in the UK, and competing worldwide on the professional circuit.

She achieved great success in her triathlon career with Age Group European and World Champion titles. Parys claimed over 20 podium finishes, including 6 wins.

Parys is currently focused on road cycling and is competing at the top level of the South African women’s racing scene.  

Grace Thek 

Pro Triathlete & Physiotherapist 

Nrglab pro triathlete Grace Thek is one of the latest in a long line of top Australian triathletes to emerge on the global triathlon racing scene.

In 2019, Grace placed 17th overall at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France. She also achieved six podium finishes last year.

Grace carried form into 2020, placing 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Geelong and was crowned the Australian Long-Course Triathlon Champion before the global lockdown impacted racing.  

Cameron Wright 

World Champion MTB Rider

Cameron Wright road an incredible race to be crowned the 2017 Junior World XCO Champion.

Still an U23, Cameron’s continued development sees him race globally.

Along with his World Title, Cam is a 4 x Australian XCO Champ and
2 x Continental XCO Champ.  

Maja Stage Nielsen

Pro Triathlete

With a teenage history as a golfer, Maja Stage Nielsen turned professional triathlete.

Being a professional athlete allows her to follow my heart and live the dream of chasing goals. Maja describes herself as a person with a big passion, and eager for development.

Triathlon & Duathlon results: 6 x IRONMAN Podiums, 7 x Danish Champion, 3 x European Silver, 2 x European Bronze 

Jenna Challenor 

Long-distance Runner

Jenna Challenor is a top elite runner, having represented South Africa at World Championships level, and having qualified for the Olympics.

Along with being a professional athlete, Jenna is also a mother of three.

As an ultra-runner, Jenna has claimed gold medals at both the Two Oceans & Comrades Ultra-marathons.  

Bong'musa Mthembu 

Long-distance Runner

Bong'musa Mthembu has won the Ultimate Human Race – Comrades Marathon – three times.

This ultra-marathon running extraordinaire also claimed the picturesque Two Oceans Ulta in 2019 and is the South African 100km record holder.

Bong'musa had twice medaled at the 100km World Championships, with Silver in 2016 and Bronze in 2018.