Africa Marathons Coach - Nick Bester

Nick Bester

Africa Marathons Coach


Nick is currently a 30-year old South African runner living in London where he’s been based for the last 4 years. He is a full-time coach and we are proud to have Nick on board as our Africa Marathons Coach.

He initially got into running by committing to do the Comrades Marathon in 2014. After finishing in a time of 7h 14min and managing to get a silver medal in his first Comrades (down run), he wanted to train a little harder and have one more years’ experience to tackle the Comrades Marathon (up run). He took this challenge on and completed his second Comrades (up run) in a time of 6h 58min. The challenge wasn’t over and he knew he could get faster so he was back the following year (down run) and finished in a time of 6h 28min, finishing 73rd overall.

Comrades is in his blood and Nick is planning to be back to run the 100th year run in 2021. He has completed many other international marathons and is aiming for the Abbots Medal by completing all six majors.

His last 23 marathons have all been sub-3 hours with his most recent Berlin Marathon finish a very respectable 2h 29min. You can catch all his running tips and coaching insights right here on Africa Marathons or visit his website on www.justalilbester.com. He’s excited and looking forward to working with the Africa Marathons team on achieving each runner’s goals. Feel free to email him on [email protected].

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Race Stories

March 26, 2020

The 21-Day ‘AM’ Challenge with Nick Bester

Forming good habits is how we improve ourselves professionally, personally and physically.  The 21/90 rule says that you need to […]
March 24, 2020

Coach Nick Bester’s Morning Exercise Routine

Many of us are currently finding ourselves in lockdown, so our African Marathon’s coach, Nick Bester, shows us his favourite […]
March 22, 2020

Bester’s Best Running Tips During Self-isolation

Now that the entire world is in the process of taking a breather, so should we.  Stop.  Breathe and look […]

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