Okay this is going to be my most boring start to an email yet.
No Report Back (not even from MATES – it is possible that I have been excommunicated).
No acsis VOB Run this coming weekend because of:
1. Hout Bay Trail Challenge
2. The Tortoise Run
3. TSiBA Education New Balance Trail Series
So this is a pretty big weekend in the trail racing calendar.
But from August we are back on track with our program and will be training furiously for Table Mountain Challenge. But the first run (6 August) will be a Puffer Leg from Fish Hoek to Constantia Nek. This will be run in conjunction with MATES Running Club. Full details will be sent out next Monday but our basic schedule of our August runs is available on the blog http://vobtrail.blogspot.com/ (see the 18 July 2011 post in particular) .
Now as far as this coming weekend is concerned, it is too late to try and get into 1. or 2. Above. So my recommendation is that you get out there and enter and run No.3 the TSiBA Education New Balance Trail Series which is being run in Groot Constantia this Saturday. See details below:
A reminder that the next in the series of TSiBA Eden – New Balance wine farm runs will be held on Saturday 30 July at the popular Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Cape Town. Please see below flyer for further details, and map beneath. Please take care to pack away valuables at the event, and note the new entry fee of R60. Thanks very much for your support to TSiBA Eden school.
Map – Groot Constantia Wine Estate
GPS Coordinates: 34 01’ 37,03” S, 18 25’ 28,84” E
SEPTEMBER NEW EVENT
And while we are in the Constantia Valley, check out the exciting new Trail Race at Steenberg – The Steenberg Vineyard Trail Race. Have a look at the attached flyer. At first glance it may seem expensive but look at what you get for it !!!!!! Superb. Note that New Balance is in the thick of it again with a generous prize / gift sponsorship.
OCTOBER NEW EVENT
And here is another exciting trail race to look forward to………….
The BCA MATES Trail Challenge
Date: Saturday, 15 October
Distance(s): 15km; 8km
Time: Registration from 6am, start at 7am
Cost: R50 (short) R100 (long)
Tel: 072 5835221
MATES - firstname.lastname@example.org
And in case you want to post it on a website or event calendar somewhere, here is the press release:
New Trail Run on the calendar!
There are a lot of events around our beloved Table Mountain these days, and even the Northern suburbs and the wine lands are attracting their share of races, but what about our mates up the West Coast? Ah-hah! We have the answer: the BCA MATES Trail Challenge is set for the 15th of October 2011 in the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. With stunning views of Table Mountain, you can run either the 15km or the 8km route.
Check out the MATES website for all the details and registration form:
The race is organized in conjunction with the Friends of BCA, which is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers protecting the Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA). While our mission might be to run the whole race in this beautiful area (even those up hills!), their goal is to ensure it's utilised to the benefit of the general public now and for the future. (We won't quibble over whose mission is more honourable...) The proceeds of the race will go to the BCA, which is only 25 kms from the centre of town and regarded as a global biodiversity hot spot. It’s about 2 000 ha in size and is a rich mosaic of natural, cultural and historical elements. Being so close to Cape Town also means the area has the potential to become an
open-air classroom, easily accessible to millions of people in its proximity. The race is sure to be a wonderful way to explore this beautiful area.
Come on out for a run in our own "front yard" - we'll see you there!
MATES running club
072 583 5221
Have a great week Everyone.
Tel: + 27 (0)21 416-6792
Fax: + 27 (0)21 416-8792
Cell: 082 321-0299