Our High School principal and avid runner, Dr. Ronald Fortune, will attempt the Comrades Marathon this year in aid of the students at our school. Dr. Fortune will be running the gruelling 90km ultramarathon to raise funds for our feeding program, as our students receive two nutritious meals and snacks every school day.
Dr. Fortune’s health and fitness journey in becoming a marathon runner was no walk in the park.
Dr Fortune, who has been at our school for over 18 years, said he started his fitness journey a few years ago after receiving a reality check from a health check-up. As the breadwinner of his family’s household, the decision in changing his lifestyle for the better was no choice. He says, “I started this journey, not for myself but for my family's sake."
This will be Dr. Fortune’s second attempt at the Comrades Marathon. He mentions that this time around he knows what to expect and the motivation of running for his students, gives him the extra push to finish the race.
Dr. Fortune is one of nine Comrades Marathon runners who are running to raise funds for our school. To support Dr. Fortune’s fundraiser, visit https://www.givengain.com/ap/ronald-fortune-raising-funds-for-christel-house-south-africa-49832/