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Further feedback from the First Ascent Tokai Forest 15km – R36 500 was raised for the Victoria Hospital Childrens’ Ward. Well done Foresters Running Club and a huge thank you to everyone who opened their hearts (and wallets) to support this event and worthy cause.
· If you are looking to get away to trail running heaven in the Boland over New Year, Dain Hamilton has a booking in Tulbagh that she is no longer able to use and would like to offer it to the trail runners first.
“I am trying to pass on a booking for 3 nights camping at new year from 29 December to 1 January for some or all of the nights booked. We have booked all 3 sites and costs are R 90 per adult per night and R 50 per child ( 13 and under) per night. I have paid a deposit of R 1,350.
The address for more info is
Contact Dain directly if you are interested, on firstname.lastname@example.org .
· Looking for new running shorts at a very reasonable price? Here is a little sale happening at JANTEE DESIGNS. Check out the attachment.
WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2012
CRAG TRAIL RUN
Leader: Rod Prodgers
Date: Wednesday 31 October 2012
Time: ready to start running at 17h45 sharp
Location: Tokai Forest
Route description: From the start at the Arboretum we'll head up the Elephant's Eye path, follow Level 3 for a while, head up again to Level 5, and generally swan around before taking some of the mountain bikers' single tracks down to the finish. The paths and jeep tracks are very muddy in some areas so we may have to find alternative ways around. Sunset is at 19h12.
Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, 9 km
Walkers: Laurence van Blerck will lead walkers on a BRISK walk, leaving from the same place at the same time, for the same approximate duration. Walkers are advised to bring the appropriate equipment (see below).
— 100 % runnable
— pack run
Starting point: Arboretum parking area, Tokai Forest (Google Maps link: http://tinyurl.com/3682g5q)
Directions: From the city/southern suburbs, take the M3 Van der Stel freeway (Blue Route), watching out for the speed camera at the Ladies Mile/Bergvliet exit, and take the next exit for Tokai; at the traffic light turn right and head up Tokai Road to the circle and continue past Steenberg Golf Estate (on the left) and the picnic area (on the right) towards the Manor House (keeping a sharp look-out for 2 speed bumps); at the T-junction turn left and follow the gravel road up and around the bend to the parking area. From the Muizenberg side, take the same exit off the freeway, but turn left into Tokai Road. From Main Road, head straight up Tokai Road.
— valid Wild Card/Green Card
— foul weather gear, if required (long-range forecast predicts clear skies, no rain, 14–17 °C, wind SE 40 km/h)
— water/energy drink/munchies
— personal medication (if required)
— something for rehydration after the run
— warmer/dryer clothing for the rehydrate session
Car guards: 31 Oct:
Neil McLagan & Dave Jones
THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2012
CELTICS THURSDAY SUMMER TRAIL RUNS
On Thursday 1st November we meet at Kloof Nek for the run to start at 18h00. We will do the Deer Park Route.
The route starts from the Kloof Nek parking area (where the Sanparks info centre is.) Meet in the parking area on the left just 100 metres up Tafelberg Road from the traffic circle on Kloof Nek.
It heads in the direction of Devil’s Peak taking in the humps and hills of Deer Park. It then climbs steadily to Dead Man’s Tree on Tafelberg Road and heads back along Tafelberg Road past the base of Platteklip and Lower Cableway back down to the start.
Distance: +/- 9km.
Great for ‘night’ running and if it is a clear night, the views from Tafelberg road of Table Mountain on the one side and the city on the other as you run back to your cars will be fantastic!
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
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SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2012
· acsis VOB Longer Faster Group Run - INDIA VENSTER (OR PLATTEKLIP) / THE VALLEYS / APOSTLE SPINE PATH / OUDEKRAAL RAVINE / PIPE TRACK –
see email yesterday or http://vobtrail.blogspot.com/
· Table Mountain Trailers (acsis VOB’s Medium Distance Slower Group) – Simon'sTown Steps & Scala Battery see email yesterday and / or http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/ .
· Three Peaks Challenge – also happening on Saturday morning. Crazy stuff. You’re either entered already or you ain’t.
SUNDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2012
· SAUCONY MATES / JOURNEY TRAILS SUNDAY TRAIL RUN
To be advised..
OTHER UPCOMING RUNS AND EVENTS
GENERAL: Sometimes (most of the time, really) I lose track of upcoming trail events (amongst many other things). If you can see that an events is missing please feel free to drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to remind me.
JANE HOLDCROFT MORNING TRAIL RUNS
Jane is back and leading weekday morning runs in the Southern Suburbs.
These will be every:
§ Tuesday morning starting on Boyes Drive at the path the leads up to Muizenberg Peak at 06h30.
§ Thursday mornings it will be from Constantia Nek leading up to the Bailiff’s Cottage on single-track and down on the road also starting at 06h30.
These will be informal runs with everyone going their own speed. The only requirement is that you let Jane know that you are coming (Jane Holdcroft 07908 52582) so that she knows who to expect.
Please note though, that Jane is away this week (22 – 26 October). So these runs will commence again next week.
SOME MORE EXCITING EVENTS LISTED ON THE QUANTUM ADVENTURES WEBSITE
The NavChallenge and Sanbona Forever Wild Weekend - mountain biking, trail running and a combo of the two are on offer with the guys from RaceInterface - 17 November and 14-16 September, respectively.
Muizenberg Trail run - 8 December = 12km! Awesome but tough! The final of the Quantum Country Classic Series [QCC] and the winners [male/female] of this series will be crowned and head for France to take part in the gruelling, 100 km Verdon Canyon Challenge in 2013! The winners from the 2012 French event will be heading this way to take part in one of the QCC 2013 series runs
OCEAN2OCEAN – 24 NOVEMBER 2012
Come and join us for the Moonlight O2O on Saturday 24th November starting at 6pm.
The route will meander up Corridor Ravine from Theresa Ave, Camps Bay, and after a memorable night of many peaks and troughs, illuminated by the (almost) full moon, we’ll descend into Kalk Bay for a well-deserved breakfast at Café Olympia. We’re limited to 20 runners and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There will be 2 seconding tables on route with hot refreshments, but you are advised to also bring along your own food and drinks in your bladder / backpack. Kit requirements for the run can be found on the website - contact Jacky@trailjunkee.co.za for further info or entry form.
Check out www.ocean2ocean.co.za .
Tel: +27 (21) 762 5007
Fax: +27 (21) 762 5037
Cell: +27 (83) 603 3466
CHOC CORPORATE RELAY – 29 NOVEMBER 2012
I know I am breaking the rules by advertising the CHOC Corporate Relay (as it is a road event) on 29 November 2012 but I am a sucker for a charity and especially one like CHOC that cares for children in need thereof. Heart-breaking yet incredibly inspiring stuff so I am quite happy to take some moaning from those who don’t like non-trail running stuff on the email. I can’t help myself. You can read all of the details of the event on the flyer, but CHOC (Childrens’ Haematology Oncology Clinics) cares for children with cancer and other life threatening blood disorders as well as their families. I will keep it on the Tuesday email but I thought this deserves a little extra air-time. Please read through it and consider putting a team together.
SSISA WORKSHOPS – NOVEMBER 2012
“LOW CARB/HIGH FAT DIET – THE CONTROVERSY”
Presented by the Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA)
Not a day goes by without us being confronted, at some level, by discussions regarding the highly contentious low carbohydrate/high fat diet. “Who and what do we believe? What is right and is there in fact a right option?” It is no surprise that the public are confused. What we choose to eat is influenced by multiple factors, most of which are highly individualized. Many of us, in our efforts to be as healthy as possible, are influenced by dietary guidelines borne out of scientific evidence, but our culture, economic status, food access, lifestyles and even early life events and genetics play a significant role in what we consume.
To complicate matters further, nutrition is, to put it mildly, a rapidly changing science, with new evidence emerging daily. Consider that during the last decade, more than 830 000 articles on diet and health were published in scientific journals - that translates into a study published every 6½ minutes! It is no surprise that public population-based nutritional recommendations are extremely challenging and often divisive!
We live in an age where we want to be exposed to a range of options, but where we can make robust, informed choices that work for us. For this reason, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) will be hosting what we expect to be an extremely engaging, lively and informative forum to discuss various dietary strategies and theories.
Our panel will be comprised of Professor Marjanne Senekal, who is Head of Human Nutrition at UCT; Swedish medical doctor, Andreas Eenfeldt, who runs the blog, www.dietdoctor.com; Monique Forslund (www.lifezone.se), who lost 40kg following a low carb/high fat diet, is author of “Low Carb for families” and is a Health & Fitness Coach and teacher in Sweden; and Georgina Thomas, an endurance athlete and swimming coach who lost 45kg on a portion/calorie control diet, without excluding unrefined carbohydrates.
Professor Tim Noakes, who needs no introduction, will welcome our speakers and Mike Finch, the Editor of Runner’s World SA will chair the session and the ensuing discussion.
The forum is scheduled for 14 November 2012 at the SSISA’s conference centre in Newlands. Registration will start at 17h30 with presentations commencing at 18h00 sharp. Immediate booking is suggested – since this is a highly topical issue and we expect an enormous response. Please secure your seat by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a donation of R50 to the Ziphelele Foundation which provides financial assistance to deserving students who lack the funds to study Biokinetics or Exercise Science.
MEDIA RELEASE ENDS
NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: The SSISA released their 2012 Healthy Diet Joint statement in April and it reflects a synopsis of what a panel of scientists from UCT’s Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM) unit and other academics and clinical practitioners believe to be accurate, based on current and past peer-reviewed scientific evidence. The focus of this statement is for persons without clinical conditions; those with medical conditions, should be under the care of appropriately-trained medical professionals. The direct link to this document on SSISA’s website is www.ssisa.com/articles/nutrition/what-constitutes-a-healthy-diet-in-2012
For your reference, the link to this media release on www.ssisa.com is:
For Immediate Release
10 October 2012
“SPEC-SAVERS IRONMAN 70.3 TRIATHLON WORKSHOP”
presented by SSISA in conjunction with Spec-Savers, Pepto Sport and New Balance
Are you training for the 2013 Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 race or is this perhaps a future goal of yours? Then, be sure to diarise 19 November 2012 when the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), in conjunction with Spec-Savers, Pepto Sport and New Balance will be hosting a highly informative workshop! Our aim is to assist triathletes with their preparation for the 2013 race, as well as provide excellent, expert advice for general triathlon training.
The workshop will be held at the SSISA’s conference centre in Newlands, Cape Town, on Monday 19 November 2012, with registration at 17h45. It will focus on the psychological, nutritional and training/technical strategies in the month leading up to the event and especially on race day. Speakers include Clinton Gahwiler (highly experienced psychologist at SSISA), Richard Woolrich (biokineticist with SSISA’s High Performance Centre and All Africa Triathlon Champion in 2002), and registered dietitian and triathlete, Rowena Visagie. A husband and wife will share their training and race experiences from the 2012 event.
There will also be a lucky draw with excellent prizes from the SSISA, Spec-Savers, New Balance and Pepto Sport. The entrance fee is R50 which includes notes and light snacks.
Says SSISA’s TRI-Fit manager, Kim Woolrich – “These triathlon workshops are extremely popular so book very soon!” Contact email@example.com to secure your place. Visit www.ssisa.com for more information about our various services and why not follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay ahead of the pack and be first to hear about future workshops, programmes and events at SSISA? For more information about SSISA’s TRI-Fit programmes, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA RELEASE ENDS
MEDIA: For your reference, the link to this media release on www.ssisa.com is:
That’s it for now.
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