Commander HQ is pleased to introduce Carly Kent to our team of brand ambassador's, Carly is a passionate runner and has been a member of Sunninghill Striders in Johannesburg for 9 years. 

Carly is a working super Mom who effortlessly juggles the demands of work, family, friends and remains dedicated to her sport and fitness.

Carly Kent BIO:

  • 8 MARCH 1976 – current age 41
  • Category: Veteran
  • Married: Ian Kent – we do a lot of sporting events together and we have 2 Girls Hannah & Sarah (9 & 8 years old)

 Carly Kent's quick summary of her love for sport©:

  • Carly started running about 12 years ago after she got back from overseas weighing much more than when she had left Johannesburg. She started running by taking a long stretch of road and running from lamp post to lamp post (walk/run/walk)………… and is now a passionate lover of running © and most things that involve endurance….

  • She started running 21km races first (Two Oceans in Cape Town was her first and what a beautiful race) and then marathons she can’t say exactly how many she's done but around x30 21kms and approx x25 Marathons (42kms)

  • In 2015 came 1st Lady in the Clarens Marathon and in 2016 came 3rd Lady in the PE Marathon

  • Has done x5 Comrades 90Kms – last year being my best 7h35 and x10 56kms Two Oceans (received my Blue Number in 2016)

  • I have paddled the Fish River Canoe marathon in Cradock x7 times and done x1 Dusi Canoe marathon in Durban

  • Triathlons: In 2015 I did the IronMan 70.3 in Durban…. Might try Full IM one day…..

  • I enjoy trail runs and really use these to enjoy the experience of being outdoors with my husband and friends – done The Mont Aux Sources 50KM, Otter Trail 2600M elevation gain, Whale of Trail 53km and more to come in 2017 (Doing the Hobbit in Hogsback 29 April and SOX in Aug)

  • About 6/7 years ago I took up Mountain Biking and done several 1 day races in Clarens, Dullstoom, Cradle, Barberton, etc and Stage Races which include: Sani2C, Berg & Bush, Wine2Whales and recently the Cape Epic 650kms over 8 Days, 15,000M elevation gain.

Some highlights: 


  • 2016 - Received the Sunninghill Striders Award as Top Female Runner

  • IronMan 70.3 Durban 2015. Competed: 1.

  • Comrades best results: Completed: 5. Overall Position - 701 out of 22 000. Gender Position - 30 out of 4000. Category Position - 9  (ladies VET).

  • Two Oceans Best Results - Completed: 10. Overall Position - 389 out of 11744. Gender Position -  19 out of 3343. Category Position - 5 out of 1184 (ladies VET). 

Trail Running:

  • Wildcoast Wildrun 2013 - Completed: 1. Overall Position - 7 out of 69. Gender Position - 2 out of 36.

  • Whale of trail 2016 - Completed: 1.  Overall Position - 34 out of 125. Gender Position - 8 out of 39. 2nd Vet - 7:46:52.


  •  Ashburton - DullStroom 2016 (3rd Lady VET)

  • Absa Cape Epic - Overall Position 329 out of 650. Gender Position 19 out of 3343. Category Position 27 (Mixed team).

Carly Kent at the Sunninghill Striders Run: 

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Carly Kent at the Wildcoast Wildrun finish line in 2013:

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Carly Kent at the Absa Cape Epic:

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