Chantel first fell in love with trail running during her first multi-day 250 km stage race – the Cape Odyssey (in 2007), as a complete novice. At the age of 37 (2011), she upped her game and realised that she had the potential to start running on a competitive level. Since then Chantel has had over a 100 podium finishes, 53 of those being 1st place titles. Chantel previously qualified to represent South Africa, in the Ultra Marathon Trail running World Champs in Wales and in Annecy France.
Chantel is a free-spirited, person that loves running wild and free – being one with nature. She’s likes “challenging the norm”; subsequently earning her the nick name: “Hot Pants Nienaber”. She is also passionate about using her talents to make a difference in peoples lives. The Sabrina Love foundation is a cause very close to her heart, as her husband struggles with a disability too.
As Chantel is an official Sabrina Love Ambassador athlete, we would like to appeal to you to help make her participation in the various competitions and races possible, from the prestigious Otter African Trail Run to overseas events. Many of these races carry a high cost but with her talents every cent towards getting her to them counts. If you would like to make a contribution towards this fitness philanthropists dream, please contact her directly, at: firstname.lastname@example.org for any donations or contributions to her racing and competitions.