Athletics Academy

Track & Field

Training and mentoring is provided by Olympic Sprinter Geraldine Pillay. Geraldine won 100m silver and 200m bronze medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

She represented South Africa at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, at 3 World Championships and the All Africa Games. She was African Champion at 200m in 2004. She was also South African Champion multiple times at 100m and 200m.

Geraldine is IAAF Level 3 Qualified to train Sprint, Long Jump, Hurdles and Sprint Relay. She previously held the position of Academy Manager and Coach at Tuks Athletics and has held multiple coaching positions at private schools in South Africa.

Geraldine will custom-make a training program designed around your current ability, goals and competitive schedule.


Endurance (Middle, Long & Ultra Distance)

Train with highly successful endurance racing coach John E Hamlett.  John is a seasoned professional athlete, having completed more than 70 marathons and has for the past 35 years used his professional experience to coach athletes to improve their performance.

He is a qualified Gym, Aerobics, Swimming instructor and Tri-Athlon coach. He is also certified in Sports Nutrition and Fitness, providing a sound base for holistic lifestyle-based training and coaching which has become his primary focus in preparing athletes. 

During the past three decades, John's athletes have earned 60 Comrades gold medals, earned several silver medals and progressed to completing personal best times in ultra-distance marathons, whilst maintaining dominance in first and second places for overall team performance in the Comrades Marathon.

Some of the achievement of athletes being coached by John include:

2013:      David Gatebe won the Two Oceans Marathon

2015:      Gift Kelehe won the 90th Comrades Marathon

2016:      David Gatebe won the Comrades Marathon, breaking the longstanding Russian record (since 2007) by 4 minutes

2016:      South African team represented by amongst others, Gift Kelehe, David Gatebe and Bongmusa Mtembu, won the 100km World Championships in Spain – Bongamusa finished second overall

2018:      Ann Ashworth won Comrades Marathon 2018, whilst Gordon Lesetedi got his first gold medal (6th position), David Gatebe (8th position) and Gift Kelehe (9th position) and Prodigal Kumalo (11th position)



Sprint Relay

Long Jump


Road Running


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