Jessica Hempel

My name is Jessica, I’m 26 years old, all of 5 feet tall, a Civil Engineer by day and I just love everything about running!

I come from a family of runners as my mother and father have 27 Comrades Marathon medals (so far) between the pair of them. It was inevitable that I picked up a pair of running shoes and joined the family business of running. They made running look so easy, so I decided to aim high and I signed up for my first ever half marathon. Fast forward three years later, my little legs and I have now completed 5 marathons, 2 Two Oceans Ultra Marathons and countless half marathons.

Simply put, I like to run. A lot.