my first 42.2km marathon challenge

Why, you may ask am I posting this here on the KayPeeZee website. Well On 20 September 2015, I will be running my first full marathon The Cape Town Marathon which is all of 42.2km and I will be running for Anex

Anex(Activists networking against the exploitation of children) is a children’s rights non profit organisation, based at the Saartjie Baartman Centre in Athlone. The aim of Anex is to combat all forms of exploitation of children (including child trafficking, child labour, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children, Children used by Adults to Commit Crime) through prevention and early intervention programs. Anex’s head office is based at Saartjie Baartman Centre. There are also two satellite centres in Beaufort West and Murraysburg.

This has turned out to be more than just a personal goal. It has become a collective challenge to not only face and overcome my limitations but also stem the tide of some of the social ills in our society affecting the most vulnerable in out communities.

Please support Annex Cape Town Marathon pledge form – Michael Julie

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I enjoy learning new things. My hobbies are photography, hiking, running, camping, fishing and combining all of them. I've created my own websites, restored a volkwagen beetle, owned a fleetline kombi which I also restored and drove to George and to Johannesburg from Cape Town on seperate occasions. I have a diploma in electrical engineering, subjects included electronics, electrical engineering, instrumentation and automatic control. I worked at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station on and off for 20 years. I travelled to the UK and did jobs like warehouse work, door to door sales, barman and cd manufacturing/screen printing. I owned a cleaning company between 1998 and 2006, doing carpet and upholstery cleaning, window cleaning, high pressure cleaning of roofs, paving and walls. I now own a daycare in Lansdowne. I volunteer my time to do the driving, maintenance and IT, website developer and occasional cleaner.