· acsis VOB Club Membership / Renewals 2013 a message from the Chairman:
Club Membership 2013. Applications for the new year are now open!
There are various options available, you may apply;
• using the application forms, which can be found on our Club website: www.acsisvob.co.za
• or, online at: www.racetraq.co.za
Our annual subscriptions offer a most cost-effective membership across South Africa and if you are under 22, you won't find a cheaper membership! (according to our research.)
Do I need to remind you of everything acsis VOB has to offer?
• Weekly runs (club, weekend, morning & hill, road and trail)
• A marked oval Track <new>
• Coaching, which is free to members, by Kathleen Shuttleworth
• Excellent news and information
• Social events
• Great race turn-out, to help you along the way
• Rich traditions
• Awards, recognising achievements and enthusiasm
• A dedicated committee and many, many supporting Members
It would be great see you renewing your membership for 2013 and feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be looking for a Club to join and might need a little nudge.
SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER 2012
Both of the acsis VOB Trail runs are ON for tomorrow morning:
· acsis VOB Longer Faster Group Run - 06h30 – Hout Bay Beach (Chapmans Peak end) / Blackburn Ravine / Crassula Ridge / Noordhoek Peak / Chapmans Peak – see full details on
Monday email or on http://vobtrail.blogspot.com/
Please note that Jane Holdcroft will be leading a dog-friendly group that will start at 06h00 from the same place (Hout Bay Beach car park – Chapmans Peak end of the beach) and will do the same route. If you plan on running with her, please contact her first on Jane Holdcroft ( 07908 52582 / firstname.lastname@example.org ).
· Table Mountain Trailers (acsis VOB’s Medium Distance Slower Group) – Tokai Forest. Ready to start at 0630 from the Tokai Arboretum car park – see full details on Monday email or
VWS OPEN DAY – 1 DECEMBER 2012 – NEWLANDS FOREST
Quick reminder – we’d love to see you at the Volunteer Wildfire Services Open Day at Newlands this Saturday – for Firefighting kids of all ages!
Date: Sat 1 Dec (this Saturday)
Time: 9am to 4pm (or part)
Where: Newlands Fire Base, Newlands Forest, off the M3/Union Ave (signposted Wildfire Services)
Map: see link below
Activities: Aspiring firekids will earn badges by doing activities, and collect a certificate from the Fire Chief! Activities include choppers, fire truck rides, fire hoses and equipment, tug o-war, snakes, abseiling and knowledge. Loads of food, drinks and merchandise on sale, as well as recruitment info and the opportunity to pledge to support our work.
Price: Entry, parking and activities are FREE, but bring lots of money for food & drinks, firekid gear and donations – we rely on what we make on this day to cover our operational expenses for the fire season.
Parking: Parking is always a problem on the day. If you cannot get parking at Newlands Forest, we recommend that you make use of FREE parking at Westerford High School’s Imhoff sportsfields (we will have members there to direct you to base), as well as parking across the M3 from Newlands Forest (there is a subway there). Alternatively you could try around Rhodes Memorial (about a 15 minute walk down to the base).
PLEASE don’t park along the M3 – it’s not safe or legal!
Programme: Please pop in at any time between 9am and 4pm – but below is the programme for the day, in case you would like to see a particular activity.
09:00 am: Gates open
10:15 am: Snake show
11:00 am: Firefighting display and chopper drop
01:15 pm: Snake show (repeat)
02:00 pm : Best-dressed firefighter competition
02:00 pm: Firefighting display and chopper drop (repeat)
04:00 pm: Gates close
More details: http://www.capefires.com/?page_id=2405
This includes a map of how to get to Newlands Fire Base, as well as a map of parking suggestions (note the parking at Imhoff is free).
SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER 2012
SAUCONY MATES / JOURNEY TRAILS SUNDAY TRAIL RUN
We’ve got a nice little one mapped out, that’ll take in most of the really cool parts of Table Mountain and one or two less travelled paths.
Where: Meet at Kloofnek Parking: As you travel up Kloofnek Road from town, turn left at the top at the traffic circle and park in the 2nd parking on Tafelberg Road. That’s the one where the TMNP info kiosk is.
When: In time to start running at 06H30.
What: Water to drink on the mountain – it comes and goes these days and we don’t know where/if we are gonna find any. Snax. Weather appropriate kit (we’re going up high) and ICE cold beer for afterwards.
Route: Pipe track, up Diagonal, Valleys of Red Gods and Isolation, Echo Valley, Smuts Track, Maclears, down the “Middle Path” to Echo, over the little hill to the dams, Kasteels, Pipe Track, beer.
Duration: 3 hour-ish. Or 4. Who knows.
Distance: Oooh, about 16 km’s. Or so.
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NEW BALANCE SURFERS CHALLENGE (Kommetjie) – 2 DECEMBER 2012
I have got a flyer now but it is 2MB. If you want it, drop me an email. To give you an idea of what the event is, it is a 12km race along the beach from Long Beach, Kommetjie to the car park at Noordhoek Beach and back. You race against the surf-skiers who do a similar length course which gets adjusted on a handicap basis according to the weather and sea conditions on the day. It is really good fun but can be very tough going depending on the tides.
The race starts at 10h00 with registration from 07h00 at Long Beach. Online entries can be done through www.topevents.co.za .
WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no
Whatever you’re up to, have a great weekend Everyone.
acsis VOB Trail Running
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