Welcome Jenna Challenor, our Brand Ambassador

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ULTRA BEE ANNOUNCEMENT!

We have recently been privileged to have a well know runner from KZN endorse our products!

Welcome Jenna Challenor – we are delighted to have you on board!

If you don’t already know, Jenna is one of SA’s top long distance athletes. She is a mother, athlete, and inspiration, raising 3 girls while competing on a semi-professional and professional level.
She competed semi-professionally through all three of her pregnancies (having 3 babies in a span of 6 years!!) and kicked her professional career after number 3 came along.

Jenna feels extremely proud to be a representative of South Africa in her capacity as a runner and has set her sights on competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Ultra Bee’s motto is “I Believe, We Believe, They Believe” in the value of our products, and lucky for us, Jenna is one of our BELIEVERS!

We are proud to be joining Jenna in her journey, while pampering and protecting her skin with Ultra Bee Skincare.

Jenna, we believe you are going to be an enormous asset to our brand and we wish you all the best for your wonderful undertaking ahead.

My name is Jenna. Running is my passion, sport and sanity.

I competed as a semi-professional athlete for 7 years, in between having 3 children, running my own photography business and raising three young daughters. After the birth of my third daughter in June 2012 (“babies done, now to run”), I focused on improving my running to achieve certain goals important to me as an athlete. One of these was to represent my country. To do so I needed to take my running and training to the next level. I am now running professionally full time.

In February 2013 I was selected to represent South Africa at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships held in Copenhagen on 29 March 2014, where I ran a personal best time of 74.19 and placed 47th overall.

In 2016 I ran Nagoya woman’s marathon and ran an Olympic Qualifying time of 2.37.12. Unfortunately due to a chronic knee injury which led to surgery I was unable to go to Olympics but I am fully recovered and up and firing again.

In April 2017 I made my ultra marathon debut at Two Oceans marathon 56km. I was the first South African and second overall in my first ever ultra marathon. I was also the first KZN athlete to be the first South African in 15 years. In July 2017 I ran Mauritius half marathon, won it and broke the record there. On the 6 August 2017 I represented South Africa at the World Athletics Champs in London for the marathon and two months after that I successfully defended my Gun Run 21km title for the third year in a row.

As a distance runner I compete over distances ranging from 5 – 56km.

However as my career progresses I intend extending this range to include the ultimate human race, the Comrades marathon, and believe that my success in the shorter formats will translate well into the ultra marathon distance.

Jenna's Incredible Achievements

  • Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – 1st South African, 2nd overall, 2h47.32
  • Mauritius Half Marathon – 1st Record holder
  • World Championships  – 42km
  • Gun run in Cape Town – 21km, 1st (for the 3rd year in a row)
2017

  • Nagoya Woman’s Marathon – Olympic Qualifier, 2h37
  • Gun run – 21km, 1st, 75.18
  • Nelson Mandela – 21km, 2nd
  • Total Sports Woman’s race – 1st
2016

  • Prague International Marathon – 2h45
  • Gun Run – 21km, 1st, 75.20
  • Two Oceans Half Marathon – 5th
  • Nelson Mandela – 21km, 1st
2015

  • World Half Marathon Champs, Copenhagen – PB 1.14
  • Mossel Bay debut marathon – 1st, 2h42
  • Two Oceans Half Marathon – 7th
2014

  • Total Sports – 10km, 1st
  • Spar Ladies 10km Grand Prix Series (overall): 6th
    Pietermaritzburg: 1st
    Pretoria: 5th
    Johannesburg: 7th
    Port Elizabeth : 8th
    Durban: 10th
    Cape Town: 11th
  • Nelson Mandela – 10km, 1st
  • SA Half Marathon Championships -3rd
  • SA Cross country team
2013

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