Victor "The Hunter" Gugushe runs Ultra Trail Cape Town for SOS
- By: The Hunter
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/victor-the-hunter-gugushe-runs-ultra-tra
Victor Gugushe or better known in the Trail running world as "The Hunter" is making his return to the Ultra Running stage after 2 years of rest. The Hunter is running for the SOS fund to help and improve people's lives that are not in the position to do this themselves. According to The Hunter, it all started in 2007 when David Flok and Bruce Fordyce came to Plettenberg bay for a program for Supersport, by then he was playing soccer for one of the local teams in Plett.
He then started to train for a running event which was a Classic 10 km off-road and on-road run. By his surprise he finished 2nd, he never took it seriously until 2009 when he joined the Plett Athletics Club. The first road run he did was a 21km. Below are some of the results of The Hunters' career before his break.
Port Elizabeth City Marathon 42.2km time 3h18m 16th (2009)
Plett Kurland 21.1 km time 1h23m 11th (2009) 1h20m 9th(2010)
Robberg Express 10km trail run time 1h00m 1st (2010) and 45m46s 1st (2011) record holder
Tortoise Turf 30km road run time 2h06m 8th (2010) and again 1h59m 6th (2014)
Tortoise Turf 15 km trail run time 1h15m 2nd (2011)
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 56km: 4h28m bronze (2010),
4h08m bronze(2011) and
3h53m (2014)silver medal
African Otter Trail Run 42km: 5h00m12s 2nd (2010),
4h53m 3rd (2011),
4h54m (2014) and finally
Southern Cross 3 stage race 80 km time 6h44m25s 1st solo winner (2014)
UTCT 62 km 7h33m 1st (2014)
Salomon Sky run 100 km trail run 19h59m 11th
He has tons of small events under his belt like 10km at the PetroSA in a time of 33m58s
Cango Cave Marathon in 3h08m (2012) and he came back even stronger in (2014) and ran a personal best of 2h53m.
"I took a break for about 2 years and now that I am a Veteran I want to do more trail running. Charities like SOS is why I will be tackling the UTCT 65 km in November 2020." The Hunter
- Mar 10, 2020 - R 50.00
- "All the best " - Nokwazi
- Feb 14, 2020 - R 100.00
- "Wishing you the best! " - Sean Butler
SOS Charity Fund
The SOS Charity fund, which forms part of DWR Distribution, is a charity organization aimed
at freelancers in the entertainment and theatre industry and was born in December 2017.
The SOS aims to lend a heling hand, on a merit basis, with basic assistance should a
freelancer fall ill, injure themselves, or in the worst case-scenario, pass away, leaving their
family under immense pressure. The SOS has also been involved in projects that offer hope
and a touch of inspiration!
This charity assists with deeds like providing grocery hampers, helping with medical bills,
funeral costs, and helping with finances for motivational youth projects or as the need