Chad Chitter

Chad Chitter


Strandfontein, Western Cape


Running and Cycling


In the past, I was unsure or never considered the possibility of taking on the road running, trail running, and cycling, and to be where I am now reaching the impossible and PBs.

From playing soccer as a fitness medium all my life, never in my wildest dreams did I see running and cycling becoming a hobby that turned into a passion.

The amazing part of this journey I started, I've learned a lot about myself, mentally and physically and I'm using this as a tool to motivate people to better their mental health.


Chad Chitter - First Ascent


What are some of your most memorable achievements?

One of my most memorable achievements is the simple ability to run and move freely. It's incredible how being mentally and physically strong has allowed me to explore new limits for how long and far my body can go. Every step I take is a reminder of how far I've come, and it fills me with a sense of accomplishment.

What are the ambitions that you are working towards?

My biggest ambition is to use running as a medium to help others with their mental health. Running has been a transformative force in my life, steering me towards positivity even in the face of life's challenges. The joy and sense of achievement that come from running far outweigh the darkness that life may bring. I want to share this gift with others and help them find their own path to mental well-being through running.

What are some of your top tips?

Just start. The power to change lies in the choices we make. When you take that first step, you step into the beautiful unknown. The journey may be unpredictable, but the rewards that come from your efforts and discipline are truly amazing. So, embrace the uncertainty and start your journey towards a healthier, happier life today.

What is your favourite First Ascent product and why?

My absolute favourite First Ascent product is the Limitless Running Cap. Not only is it breathable, but it's also impressively lightweight. It feels like a feather on my head, and I sometimes forget I'm even wearing it. It has become an essential part of my running gear.