Rosie Carey

Rosie Carey

Age: 39

Weight: 56kg

Height: 168cm

Where do you live? 

Ballito, KZN

What do you do? 

General Practitioner

Main Sport: Trail running and Mountain biking (equal interest)

Other sporting interests: Road running, Pilates, Yoga, Paddling

About Me:

I am a general practitioner with a special interest in women’s health and sports medicine. The focus of my practice is on preventative medicine and lifestyle change to promote health,  topics about which I am passionate. I try to set an example to my patients through the way in which I live my life. I am a passionate trail runner and running on the mountain is my ‘soulfood’ and my me time. I go to the mountains to rejuvenate and energise myself. I’m also an avid mountain biker and, apart from racing myself, take out ladies and children’s beginner groups to try and build up the wonderful sport of mountain biking and encourage more people to discover the joy of being outdoors. In my spare time I write. I’ve published 3 novels and numerous articles and short stories. Oh, and I’m also a wife and mother to two healthy, energetic and wonderful boys. I try to live fully every single moment of my life.

Top Sporting Achievements:

Back in the good old days:

I’ve only really started competing so the good old days were lots of social runs. Usually made top 5 or top 10 at stage trail races.

Mountain biking:

Numerous podiums for local races.

2015: 2nd ladies team Berg & Bush stage race

2016: 4th Ladies team Joberg2C


More recent:

Trail Running:  2014: 1st Ladies team Southern Cross trail run

2015: 1st Lady Outeniqua 106km trail run. Set a new course record.

2016: 2nd lady Sani Stagger Marathon

2017: 2nd Lady and 6th overall Addo 100 miler

Mountain biking:

Numerous podiums for local races.

2015: 2nd ladies team Berg & Bush stage race

2016: 4th Ladies team Joberg2C

What do you love about your sport?

Everything. Absolutely everything. It would be an understatement to say that I’m passionate about every single aspect of trail running and mountain biking. I love that it gets people outdoors and enthusiastic about sport. I love the social aspect, and I know and promote all of the health benefits. On a personal level, I love challenging myself: the longer and tougher the race, the more I enjoy it. The more adverse the conditions, the steeper and more technical the hills…bring it on! I thrive on trying to find out just how far I am able to push my mind and body. Being in the mountain is a spiritual experience for me; it’s about personal growth and connecting with my God.

Favourite snack?

Probably dates stuffed with almonds.

Favourite Song?

Gosh, depends entirely on my mood. Maybe Queen ‘We are the Champions’ or ‘Another one Bites the Dust’.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

An Eagle, soaring free.

If your life was a movie, which celebrity would you choose to play your character?

I have no idea!

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