David Ashworth

Co-founder of Born 2 Run Athletics Club, as well as Roodepoort and Bryanston parkrun – David’s dedication to his sport is inspiring.

Having run competitively over the longer distance road running events for many years as well as trail running, David has a wealth of knowledge from which to draw when coaching both novice and experienced athletes. Currently teaching at a local high school, David coaches cross-country and athletics is his preferred extramural activities. Combine this with his studies of physiology (undertaken as a sub-major within his B.Ed degree), UCT certificate course in endurance athletic coaching and an ASA coaching qualification,  and you’ll find that David has a very structured and scientific approach to his training.

David currently coaches a number of runners of all levels from beginner to very experienced.

David’s stats

  • Comrades Ultra Marathon (90km) PB: 6h24  (8 x silver medals)
  • Two Oceans (56km) PB: 3h39 (4 x silver medals)
  • Brussels Marathon (42.2km) PB: 2h31
  • 10km PB: 32m17
  • 5km PB: 16m04


David’s bio

  • Founder of the Roodepoort parkrun
  • Co-founder of Bryanston parkrun
  • Past Regional Director for parkrun South Africa (Central Gauteng)
  • Past Chairman and Director of EasyEquities Born2Run Athletics Club (2014-2018)
  • Recipient of athletics bursary to the University of the Witwatersrand (2013)
  • Cross-country & Athletics coach at Trinity House High School
  • Member of Entsika Athletics Club



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