Bernard Rakadaz

Running Guide: Bernard is widely regarded as one of the most talented elite athletes in South Africa today. When he is not running, he is usually climbing to the top of the Podium! He loves the Western Cape and has been living in Cape Town for the past 5 years. Bernard is a great running guide for the elite runner that would like a really fast-paced run, but he is just as happy to guide runners who prefer a slower pace. He is currently sponsored by Contego as a trail runner and has participated in many local races.

Bernard's career highlights in 2013 alone include: 1st place in the Grootvadersbosch Trail Run; 1st place in the 2013 Helderberg Mountain Challenge (15km); 1st place in the Lourensford Traverse; 1st place in the Two Oceans Trail Run (22km); and 1st place as part of a 4-man team at the Terra Firma Total Sports Challenge. Among his many trail running  achievements in 2012, he won 2 stages of the African X 2012 and 1st place overall and Champion of the Winter Trail Series (4 races) and 4th place in the Red Bull Lion Heart Cape Town run. Photo source: