Monday, November 30, 2009

Fellow Runner’s Tragic Death

- Brian Modra -

A good friend of the Zwartberg Runners, Sanet Wentzel, owner of Oudtshoorn’s “Run Walk for Life” club, was tragically killed early on Saturday morning, 7 November.

Sanet had gone for a run with some friends on the Cango Caves road when, according to reports, a car swerved on the wrong side of the road and struck and killed her. The driver, Lluwelyn Eftha of Worcester, has been charged with culpable homicide.

Just nine hours earlier, Sanet had written a Facebook entry: "Love the people who treat you right and pray for the ones who don't."

Sanet was well known to and appreciated by the Zwartberg Runners club as a spirited person who always brought life to the annual events we hosted. She ran in both of our Swartberg Pass races, and in other events in which we participated, such as the African X-trail. We were planning some joint activities with her club in 2010.

Our sincere condolences go to her husband Mark, her two daughters, Monique and Melissa. We will sorely miss her.

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