Tuesday, September 27, 2016

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INFO


Hi Everyone

 

TRAIL SHOP AND NOTICES

 

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING FACEBOOK PAGE

 

For a number of years now Jane Holdcroft has been doing an amazing job of maintaining the K-Way VOB Trail Running Facebook page.  Jane needs to take a bit of a break as her schedule has become very full.  Jane, we would like to thank you for all of your hard work in this regard.  It has proved to be a very popular page and this is largely because of you (and, of course, Joe Newbert).

 

Ian Nixon has very kindly offered to take over the page.  Thanks Ian.  Please note that there may be a bit of a gap while Ian consults with Jane and hands over.

 

 

HELPERS REQUIRED FOR THE UT-CT SUPPORT TABLE / MARSHALLING CHECK POINT – 10 DECEMBER 2016

 

At Constantia Nek.  Just a couple more people needed.  Thanks to all those who have volunteered so far.  Just a reminder that you follow the link I sent you and register on the UT-CT site.

 

Please email me on tim.bellairs@gmail.com if you are keen to help.

 

 

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR TRAIL 2nd HAND SELLING AND SWAPPING

 

https://facebook.com/groups/trailshop/ 

 

 

BARRY WASHKANSKY FUND RAISER – 5 NOVEMBER 2016

 

I will be running my 15th Three Peaks Challenge on November 5. 

 

This year I will be running to raise money for Accountability Now, a not-for-profit organisation (NPO) that

 uses its legal expertise to advocate for the rights of all South Africans. http://accountabilitynow.org.za/

 

Please support them, they do great work. Any amount will do. 100% of all funds raised goes to them.

https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/barrys-15th-three-peaks-challenge .



RAASAY WATERS (REGULAR RUNNER IN OUR GROUPS) BOOT CAMP

 

Sports Massage and Rehab.  See her general flyer attached.

 

Raasay Waters

Sports Therapist, BSc(Hons)

www.exercisetherapy.co.za

079 814 5650

 

 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

 
WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK

 

A bit of TBA here as we are still waiting for the official CRAG email but the details below are from the CRAG Diary.

 

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016

 

Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm sharp

 

Leaders: Dirk McIntosh (run), Gavin Goldblatt (shuffle), Sandy Young (walk)

 

Location: Back Table and Ash Valley

 

Route description:  Details TBA

 

Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 10 km

 

Shufflers: Gavin Goldblatt will lead a slower, more relaxed run, leaving from the same place at the same time, for the same approximate duration. Please note that the normal CSAG pace, whilst slower than the runner group, is intended to get the heart rate up and the lungs pumping, and provide a good work-out for those who, for whatever reason, don't run quite as quickly as they once used to. Shufflers are advised to bring/wear the appropriate kit (see below, Equipment).

 

Walkers: Sandy Young will lead the walkers on a BRISK walk, leaving from the same place at the same time, for the same approximate duration. Please note that the normal CWAG pace is quite fast — the walk is not intended to be a gentle stroll in the park; it will get the heart rate up and the lungs pumping, and provide a good work-out for those who, for whatever reason, don't run. Walkers are advised to bring/wear the appropriate kit (see below, Equipment).

 

Starting point:  Constantia Nek parking area

 

Directions: TBA

 

Equipment

—  valid Wild Card / Green Card (go to http://www.wildcard.co.za/get_the_card.htm for details)

water/energy drink/munchies

— 

headlamp essential

weather-appropriate clothing/gear; long-range forecast for 6 pm says partly cloudy skies, no rain, 16 °C, wind SW 13 kph

personal medication (if required)

something liquid for post-run rehydrate session

warmer/dry clothing for the rehydrate session

whatever else you personally need for comfortable safe trail running

 

Car guards: Bev Smyth and Ant Smyth

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE

 

The latest emergency numbers being promoted by SANParks, TMNP, SAPS and all the others are

  • City emergency — 021 480 7700: calls patched through direct to Joint Ops Centre and then routed to relevant responders
  • Table Mountain National Park rangers — 0861 106 417: goes directly to Visitor Safety rangers; report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, persons, objects, possible camp sites, bark stripping, etc etc

 

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CMC-Durbac Wednesday Pack Run

When: Wed, 28 September 2016 
Time: Meet 17:45 to run 18:00
Where: Bloemendal Wine Estate

Distance: 7km and 10km run options

Park and meet at: Bon Amis Restaurant (bottom one at Bloemendal)

 

Friends and slow runners welcome. And remember your headlights!

It is also our "Run for a cause" Wednesday run. Wear FUNKY RED/PINK in support of Heart Awareness Month.

 

 

THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2016

CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS

On Thursday 29th September we meet at Kloof Nek for the run to start at 18h00. We will do the Signal Hill – Lion’s Head circuit.

Meet in the parking area on the left just 100 metres up Tafelberg Road from the traffic circle on Kloof Nek.

The route starts from the Kloof Nek parking area (where the Sanparks info centre is).  Our route will start with a crossing of Kloof road at the Nek (please be careful), head up Signal Hill Road, and then almost immediately we turn left and head along the single track path that follows the spine of Signal Hill to the viewpoint at the end of Signal Hill. We then head back the way we came for a short while, until we get to the foot of Lion’s Head itself, where we turn right (west). We will take a beautiful route back along a scenic path that runs along the lower western slopes of Lion’s Head well above the houses of Bantry Bay and Clifton with superb views of the setting sun.

Difficulty grading: 7/10 (not too much in the way of hills, but some sections where the path is a little uneven underfoot.)

Distance is 9 km’s.

NB: PLEASE ALL DO YOUR BEST TO STAY IN YOUR GROUPS – MOST PARTICULARLY DO NOT RUN AHEAD OF YOUR GROUP LEADER. If you are new to the runs and unsure of the pace of the various groups, then rather run with a slower group initially. Thanks 

If you are new to the runs and unsure of the pace of the various groups, then rather run with a slower group initially. Thanks 

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Durbac-CMC Thursday Golf Club Trail Run

When: Thursday, 29 September 2016
Time: 18:00
Where: Durbanville Golf Course
Distance: 3 – 9 km
Park and meet at the Durbanville Golf Club


It is also Durbac Member of the Month evening. Anyone can join the run, and also stay for the event afterwards if interested. It promises to be loads of fun once again!

Friends, non-members, and strange people all welcome!

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

TBA

 


SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016

 

K-WAY VOB LONGER DISTANCE TRAIL GROUP

 

PLEASE RUN WITH TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

PIPE TRACK / CORRIDOR RAVINE / KASTEELSPOORT

This Saturday we'll be doing the Pipetrack - Corridor Ravine - Kasteelspoort Loop.

Route:

We start along the Pipe Track with magnificent views over the Atlantic seaboard all the way to Corridor Ravine. Up Corridor, then a left turn at the top onto the single track to head back towards the city. Continue along the Twelve Apostles route with great views over Camps Bay. We then head down Kasteelspoort and back along the Pipetrack to the carpark.

Rendezvous and start time:

We will meet at Kloof Nek in the 2nd car park where the SanParks hut is in time to start running at 06:45am.

Terrain and Distance:

The Pipetrack is fairly flat, but rocky in areas. There is a steep ascent up to the top and some single track along the Twelve Apostles route to Kasteelspoort. The run will take approximately 2.30 hours and cover about 12kms.

There is an option of turning back at Corridor Ravine or turning up Woody Ravine for a shorter route.

What to bring:

Water (please bring enough for the full duration of the run), whistle, a weather or waterproof jacket and a light snack. 

See you there!

Tamsyn


Warning for all K-Way VOB Trail Runs:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.  

Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.

 

 

Also on Saturday

CONSTANTIA GREENBELT PARKRUN

 

See details on http://www.parkrun.co.za/constantiagreenbelt/

 

 

FISHERMAN’S FRIEND STRONGMANRUN 2016 – 1 OCTOBER 2016

 

Paarl will host South Africa’s first Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun 2016, the world’s biggest cross-country obstacle race on Saturday 1 October 2016.  This is the first time this event, known as the ‘strongest race of all time’ will be held outside of Europe.

This rapidly growing cross-country-obstacle-race set on a long distance track including swimming, climbing and crawling obstacles.  Paarl Rock, the country’slargest recorded mass of granite and the picturesque Berg River are the location, and will add to the challenge and scenic beauty for this one-of-a-kind event. 

Ferdinand Rabie, winner of the first Big Brother in 2002, has been awarded the three-year license to bring this popular event to Cape Town.

 

Runners can enter as individuals or teams, grab your moment, dress up, it’s the ultimate adrenalin kick.

 

There are three distances: 8km – entry fee R350, 14km – entry fee R450 and 21km – entry fee R750.  Entrance is limited to 5000 over the three race distances and entries open on 1 July.

 

To enter CLICK HERE

 

To add to the entertainment of the weekend, Prime Circle will head the line-up to the Build Courage event concert on Friday 30 September.  Tickets are R160, if purchased with a race entry, tickets to the concert are R85 each and available at Computicket.

 

For more information regarding this year’s Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun please contact us on the details below.

Contact for Information: +27 82 851 9999   |    ferdinand.rabie@gmail.com

 

 

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 2016

 

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

TBA

 

 

Also on Sunday

 

 

Durbac-CMC Sunday Pack Run

 

No run as the captain is recovering from injury………………

 

 

 OTHER UPCOMING RUNS AND EVENTS

GENERAL:    This is a work in progress.  We will add to it and double check accuracy of dates etc weekly.  If you can see that an event is missing please (or details have changed) feel free to drop me an email on tim.bellairs@gmail.com or  timbe@nedbankprivatewealth.co.za to let me know so that I can post the details.   

 

    

 

 

CHAPPIES CHALLENGE – 9 OCTOBER 2016

 

Okay we know this is a road race but it is very popular with trail runners too because of the awesome scenery and the great vibe.

 

10km and 21km.

 

Run under ASA and WPA rules so club colours / number or temp number required.

 

www.entrytime.co.za

 

 

 

K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  10 OCTOBER 2016

All runners welcome.

Headlamps / torches compulsory.

Meet at Kloof Nek car park at 17h45.  To start at 18h00.

Distance about 9 - 10km.  60 – 75 minutes.

For more info contact Tim on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 29 OCTOBER 2016

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

TRAIL DU MONT ROCHELLE – 12 NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

 

ST LUKES SUPERHERO TRAIL RUN – 20 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Awesome event for a great cause.  See flyer attached.

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 26 NOVEMBER 2016

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

FAR AND WIDE SKY RUN 2016 - 10 DECEMBER 2016 (ZIMBABWE)

It’s that time of year again where we open up The Turaco Trail (www.turacotrail.co.zw), Zimbabwe’s iconic hiking trail to a very special type of person…. Trail Runners. 

Since this is the second year that we are running the event I am sure that I do not have to stress the importance of your training leading up to the run. Safety is so important on an event like this, especially in the mountains of the Eastern Highlands. A good training program helps ensure that you are safe out there.

Having said this registration for the 2016 Sky Run is now open - Please note that the race is on the 10th of December this year.

I have attached the information pack below. 

See our website www.farandwide.co.zw for more details; the registration form link and a downloadable PDF info pack.

To register please follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/AU64cO6aAJVtdYB02

We are really looking forward to the Sky Run this year and know that you are too. Running through the mountains is an experience that not many get to experience in their lives. 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the run.

I will be out of office until the 10th of July but will begin answering questions and sorting out the admin as soon as I get back.

This is your chance to get a team together if you are doing it as a relay or get yourself ready for what promises to be an awesome Far and Wide Wild Trails event. 

Please forward this email to anyone that may be interested in participating in the event this year.

RIFT VALLEY MARATHON – 18 MARCH 2017

See attachment hereto.  Blurb to follow in the next edition of this email.

 

FOOTNOTES

USEFUL TRAIL RUNNING LINKS

Very useful links for just about all trail events and news:

https://sites.google.com/site/trailrunwp/  (TrailWP)

www.alltheevents.co.za

www.runningthecape.com

www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com

www.trailrunning.co.za

www.houtbaychallenge.co.za or www.fishermanschallenge.co.za

www.ndorfin.co.za

www.quantumadventures.co.za

www.mountainrunner.co.za

www.soxtrailrun.co.za / www.trisport.co.za

www.iqela-events.co.za

www.stillwatersports.com

www.allsportstours.co.za (for very affordable lifts to events)

 

A quick, rough guide to the Regular Weekly Trail groups in the first section of this email (K-Way VOB / MATES / CRAG / Celtics)

There seem to be lots of new faces arriving at the weekly runs and from feedback received it seems it would be useful to clarify some basics and also advise which groups are suitable for which runners:

Which groups for which runners?

·         K-Way VOB Longer Distance Group:  Saturday mornings.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  This group is for more experienced, fit trail runners who can do 15km – 25km of technical, tough trail at a medium to medium fast pace.  For more information contact Tim Bellairs on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

·         K-Way VOB Table Mountain Trailers:  Saturday mornings.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  There are three pace groups – 1. Main Group is a similar pace to the Longer Distance Group but for 10 – 15km and with more regroups than the Longer Distance Group which makes it do-able for some of the slower runners. 2. Recovery Group is a gentler pace for 7 – 10km suitable for recovering athletes and novice trail runners. 3. A walking group – not a stroll, but a brisk walk which has been known to bring walkers to near heart failure.  For more info contact Peter Rogers (p.d.n.rogers@gmail.com ).

  • K-Way VOB Monday Evening City Bowl Group:  Every second Monday evening from Kloof Nek car park.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  8 – 10kms and most paces can be accommodated.  Nothing too technical.  For more information contact Tim Bellairs on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

·         MATES:  Sunday mornings, Tuesday Evening Time Trials and some night runs.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  Similar to K-Way VOB Longer Distance Group and often a little (or a lot) more hard core (extreme terrain) but definitely do-able for most experienced trail runners.  Helps to be a beer drinker.   For more info contact Antony Murray on Anthony@proofcc.co.za .

·         CRAG / CSAG / CWAG:  Wednesday evenings.  All runners welcome.  A pack run that caters for most trail runners.  Not  what I would call a beginner runner group as you need to be able to do 10 -15km of technical trail with confidence but once you have some base fitness then this is one of the first groups you need to join.  Lots of experienced trail runners to advise you.  The running group has recently been split in two.  CRAG is the Faster Group and CSAG (Shufflers) is a slower running group.  CWAG is the walking group for a brisk walk on the mountains.  For more info contact Rod Prodgers at rodprodgers@icloud.com or Christo Steyn at trailrunner@sobonana.co.za or Ezan Wilson at ezanwilson@gmail.com .

·         Celtics:  Thursday evenings.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  4 – 5 Pace groups which cater for just about all speeds from slow to super-fast.  If in any doubt, start with the slowest group and work your way up over time.  A great place to kick off your trail running although you do need some base fitness (must be able to run 10km) even for the slowest group.

Each club / group has its own emailing list which you can join.   This email just tries to draw all of the info together for convenience.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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