Tifosi’s call for entries to become an ambassador for some of our brands was met with great enthusiasm and hundreds of applicants. Tifosi was thrilled to announce the final list of 29 ambassadors in April, and now it is our pleasure to introduce you to the guys and girls who represent Tifosi’s brands when they compete in numerous events across the country and abroad.
In this article, as a part of a series about our new ambassadors, we introduce Wanri Venter.
What is your favourite sport?
Hockey and trail running.
What do you love most about your choice of sport?
I love feeling active and challenging myself to my limits.
When did you start participating in this sport and what made you get into it?
Hockey – age 14 at school. Trail running, last year. We have a programme at our gym called AthleteX. We have 16 events during the year. You have to complete 9 to be an X finisher.
What is your favourite piece of Compressport apparel and why do you use it?
The Compressport R2V2 Calf Sleeve. It is comfortable and provides me the support I need during long races.
How do you stay motivated – especially during the winter and over holidays?
It helps being part of a group with a common goal. I also umpire hockey internationally, and was fortunate enough to go to the Commonwealth Games. We have certain fitness requirements, so it’s easy to work towards this.
What advice would you give someone who has just started their fitness journey?
Fitness isn’t easy. You have to work hard and be dedicated. The harder you work, the easier it becomes. When your body starts adapting and changing, you will want to keep going. Don’t stop before this. Love yourself enough to keep going!