Africa Marathons Coach - Nick Bester

Nick Bester

Africa Marathons Coach


Nick is a South African runner living in London. 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 Comrades in 2023. He was part of Team Africa Marathons' Comrades 2022 team and helped all 33 of our runners complete the race in under the 12 hour cut off!

He has completed many other international marathons and is aiming for the Abbots Medal by completing all six marathon majors. His most recent, the Berlin Marathon, he finished in an amazing time of 2h 20mins 8 secs. 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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Taking place around one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World,💦 there are not many better settings for a running event anywhere! 🤩The Victoria Falls Marathon route is relatively flat and fast and is well marshalled with regular cooling down sections and water stations. 🏃🏃‍♀️

The Victoria Falls Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 2 July 2023. 🥳 We hope that you will join Team Africa Marathons at this scenic running event next year. 💪

Africa Marathons is an Official Travel Partner of the Victoria Falls Marathon, to join the Africa Marathons Team please email - info@africamarathons.com

Find out more about this event on our website - https://www.africamarathons.com/run/victoria-falls-marathon/

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It was so great having you join us on this trip John 🥳  and for running it for such a great cause! ✨

You are truly inspirational. 🤩 Thanks so much for the awesome review!

Read the full review on our website: https://www.africamarathons.com/reviews/#11

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Our Africa Marathons runners will be staying at the Keys Hotel in the town of Moshi during the Kilimanjaro Marathon in February. 🏃‍♀️🏃

This modern tourist  hotel is located in an area where guests can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. 🗻 The hotel is facilitated with well-furnished guest rooms in the main building and nicely archived African Cottages which is spread along the garden area. 🌿 All rooms are equipped with all basic facilities. The bar includes all basic international types of wines, local beers as well as soft drinks. 🥂 The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, an a la Carte menu service and occasional barbecues. Other facilities include a coffee lounge and swimming pool. 💦

Find out more about this exciting upcoming event on our website - https://www.africamarathons.com/run/kilimanjaro-marathon/

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Described as ‘the world’s most worthwhile marathon’ the Sierra Leone Marathon will take place for its 11th anniversary on Sunday, the 26th of April 2023, combining some of the most stunning scenery in West Africa 🌍 with the kind of atmosphere that only the truly remarkable country of Sierra Leone can offer. 🏃🏃‍♀️

Join Team Africa Marathons next year! 
Get in touch with us on 📧 info@africamarathons.com 

Find out more information about this race on our website -https://www.africamarathons.com/run/sierra-leone-marathon/

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We are 3 months away from experiencing the Kilimanjaro Marathon in February 2023!🤩

Situated south of the equator – in Tanzania – at 5 895 metres, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, and the highest free standing mountain in the world. “Kili” as she is affectionately known, is one of those iconic sights every person should see at least once in their lifetime. 🗻

The route passes through many villages, farms, banana and coffee plantations, patches of forest and sections of Moshi town. The atmosphere in Moshi over ‘race weekend’ is electric. 🏃🏃 Moshi is jam-packed with people who have trained up for their favourite race distance. It is a must-do Africa running event in our books. 🌍

Find out more about this exciting upcoming event on our website - https://www.africamarathons.com/run/kilimanjaro-marathon/

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