Athletics, the Tuks 400m-hurdler , Wenda Nel, is back on the track training after she had recovered from the Covid-19 virus.
Monday was the first time in four months that she got to test herself against the stopwatch.
“My heart rate is still a bit high. Not super high but higher than it used to be. I think the best would be if I take things slightly easy for a week or so to enable to give my ‘lungs’ time to wake up. I can afford to do so as I don’t have any real plans to race this season.” Wenda Nel said.
“I was lucky in that I did not experience any of the severe Covid-19 symptoms. I only had a continuous headache. Still, I cannot ignore the fact that I did test positive and that the virus was in my system.” Wenda Nel added.
Wenda Nel who is celebrating her 32nd birthday today (30 July) has been a force in South African athletics since 2009. The Tuks athlete won her first senior national title in 2010, and since went on to win another seven national titles in the 400m-hurdles.
Some of her career highlights were setting a personal best time of 54.37s in 2015 in Beijing, finishing fifth the same year at the world championships and winning a bronze medal during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.