· Otter Trail Run Entry – Annette Sim has an entry for sale. This is the 11 hour event, not the 8 hour race. Annette just wants to cover her entry cost of R3 000. There is also a R400 substitution fee. There is no accommodation booked yet so you are not having to take over any accommodation but will need to make your own plan. If you are interested, please contact Annette on email@example.com or cell 0825601954. For more info on the race see http://theotter.co.za/the-race/entries-2013/
· WildCoast WildRun Entry for sale – Richard Mudd has an entry available I have a ticket for the Wildrun available, I can no longer make it. The ticket price is R6900 and the details are: Wildcoast Wildrun 2 (Race)*
19th - 21st September 2013 (Thurs-Sat). Registration on evening of the 18th (Wed). [*Racing vs journey: Both departures are identical in terms of what you get, with the exception that the 'racing' version will be televised on Supersport. Times from both Wildcoast Wildrun departures will NOT be compared to determine an overall winner, and ONLY the 'Race' departure will be the focus for racing for the Wildcoast Wildrun trophy.] If you are interested, please contact Richard on firstname.lastname@example.org
· Rush Training Bars – I have had quite a few people asking what the bars were that the CEO and I were scarfing down and raving about (and I handed a few out) on the Yellowwood Traverse Run a few weeks ago i.e. the one where I was laid low by cramps and made a full recovery after eating and drinking. They are Rush Training Bars (all natural, gluten-free, preservative-free, wheat-free, egg and dairy-free) which are becoming widely available now. The reason I was talking about them on the run was because one of our regulars, Gavin Memper (chef), was involved in the creation of the bar. If you want more info on it then check out www.rushbar.co.za. I have a flyer for them if you are interested. Drop me an email and I will send it.
HOW TO TREAT THE INFORMATION BELOW:
As usual, tons of trail info below with even more new events added. New stuff added each week too. Please note that we try and keep the events in chronological order so new events tend to be added further down the email. Skim through it, take what you need and bin the rest.
WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE 2013
CRAG TRAIL RUN
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2013
Time: ready to start running at 17h45 sharp
Leader: Martin Kleynhans
Location: Woody Ravine, Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay
Route description: Starting from Theresa Ave, Rontree Estate in Camps Bay, we head steeply up to the Pipe Track, that venerable and popular promenade along the lower reaches of the Twelve Apostles, originally constructed in 1887 to allow access to workers (and materials) building the water pipeline from Slangolie Ravine to Kloof Nek. A right turn along the Pipe Track allows a bit of stretching of the legs, but all too soon we reach Woody Ravine and a steep slog up to the Apostles Path. Now we turn north (left) and enjoy a short run along the top to our descent via the dependable but sometimes slippery Kasteelspoort (Castle Gateway) to the Pipe Track, and we retrace our route to the starting point. Sunset is at 17h43 (getting later day by day now, but you still need a headlamp or torch).
Duration and distance: approx 100 mins, approx 6 km
Walkers: Camilla Grimbeek will lead the 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).
— 50 % runnable
— A1 (some minor rock scrambling going up Woody but not exposed)
— pack run
Starting point: Theresa Avenue, Rontree Estate (click for Google Maps)
Directions: From Kloof Nek take Camps Bay Drive down into Camps Bay. Turn at the THIRD left into Fiskaal and follow this road as it snakes up the mountainside. Fiskaal becomes Francolin and eventually Theresa. About 500 m from the start of Theresa you'll find our starting point at the end of a little side road on the left. Parking in the side road is limited, so find yourself a spot somewhere along Theresa Ave. Please park only on the sea side of the road, taking care not to obstruct anybody's driveway or a curve (solid line). This run takes a bit longer than our usual Wednesday outing so it is important that we start on time.
headlamp or torch now essential
Car guards: 26 Jun:
David Bywater & Dorothea Colombo
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THURSDAY 27 JUNE 2013
CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS
Start time 17h45.
Headlamps: COMPULSORY; please make sure they are in working order.
Thurs 27 June: Meet at KLOOF NEK CAR PARK
Lion’s Head / Signal Hill Loop route.
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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FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2013
ORCA PUB – PUB TRAIL RUNNING GROUP FOR BEGINNERS with Beryl Penny and Orca Industries – 28 June 2013 – PEDDLERS-ON-THE-BEND (CONSTANTIA)
Last Friday’s run did not happen for very good reasons ( 1 x icy rain and 1 x broken down vehicle) so once again Beryl Penny and Orca Industries will be doing their run on 28 June 2013 from Peddlers car park. Meeting time 18h00. Meet in the car park.
These are runs specifically designed for those just getting into trail running. Please help spread the word. Runs will be between 6 and 10km with a rehydration session in the pub afterwards.
Please note that headlamps will be required during the winter months i.e. so don’t forget to take your functioning headlamp and a warm running jacket. In future if it is raining then please bring a waterproof jacket.
For any more details you can contact Beryl on email@example.com or on her cell 0712679752.
SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2013
· acsis VOB Longer Faster Group Run – 08h00 Stellenbosch Mountain Run – see Monday email for full details or see - http://vobtrail.blogspot.com.
· Table Mountain Trailers (acsis VOB’s Medium Distance Slower Group) – 07h30 from car park at foot of Chapman’s Peak - Hout Bay Scenic Traverse to Chapman’s Peak - http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/.
ALSO ON THIS SATURDAY
TSiBA EDUCATION NEW BALANCE TRAIL RUN SERIES – CAPE PENINSULA
The next run in the TSiBA Eden – New Balance Cape Peninsula wine estate run series will be held this coming, Saturday 29 June, at Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Cape Town, at 8h00. Please see below flyer for further details.
SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2013
MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN
Sunday 30th June 2013: From Kalk Bay, a little something South:
Where: Brass Bell / Kalkbay Station parking lot.
When: In time to start running at 07H30.
What: Weather appropriate kit, Wild Card (be nice!), ICE cold beer for afterwards on the rocks with the dolphins.
Route: Up Trappies, along Cave Peak, around Klein Tuinkop, up Steenberg Ridge, Muizenberg and St James Peak, down Bayley’s Kloof, up the Mule Track, Weary Willies and home.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 16 km’s. Ha ha!
082 418 5945
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OTHER UPCOMING RUNS AND EVENTS
NEW!!!!!!!! THE 10KM TIGGER TRAIL RUN (in support of Tygerberg Children’s Hosptial) – 7 JULY 2013
This event is now back on the radar and will be happening on Sunday 7 July 2013. I am attaching the flyer in the hope that it doesn’t bomb the system out.
Newlands Forest (where the helipad is and the VWS Offices and where Celtics Trail start several of their runs) on the M3.
Registration 07h00. Start 07h30.
Entry: R100 donation to the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital Trust
For more info contact Christelle van der Merwe on firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHERN CROSS ADVENTURE EVENTS
IN THE REPERTOIRE OF SOUTHERN CROSS ADVENTURE – you really need to go to the website below to check these events out.:
SAVE THE RHINO 2 DAY TRAIL RUN – 20 JULY 2013
THE SOUTHERN CROSS 3 DAY TRAIL RUN – 9 AUGUST 2013 - this event is fast becoming one of the premier, most sought after trail events in South Africa. Highly acclaimed and recommended by top trail runners.
OYSTER CATCHER 2 DAY TRAIL RUN – 28 SEPTEMBER 2013
CAPE WINTER TRAIL SERIES
Trail Series GLB46 Ultra 2013 – Puffer Runners take note
Still looking for a Puffer qualifier or just a longer run as training for Puffer? I am not sure if this is an approved qualifier but I am copying Andy in to ask if will accept it. Let me know if you are planning to try and use it as a qualifier. It seems to meet the requirements.
Click here to enter the GLB46 Ultra
46km not your style? Enter the Cape Winter Trail Series 2013 for a variety of short and long distances. More info here.
You are receiving this email because you have previously entered a Wildrunner event.
Normal Trail Series Events – starting 21 July but entries are already open
HOUT BAY TRAIL CHALLENGE – 27 JULY 2013
Race date is set for Saturday 27th July 2013 - this makes it a 120 days to go. We are pleased to announce that Entries OPEN on Tuesday 9th April 2013 - 12:00 for everyone.
All 2012 participants will get a chance to enter early for the first 100 places on Monday 8th April - 12:00. If all the places are not taken they will be open to everyone on the 9th April 2013.
Now make sure you schedule these dates into your diary, your mates diary and the family calendar too! If you are unable to enter yourself please ask your mate/ partner/ wife/ husband/ colleague to enter for you. Judging by the Old Fishermans Trail Challenge registration and the number of inquiries we have had for the Hout Bay Trail Challenge, we are anticipating entries to go quickly.
For those of you who are coming from out of town we have organised some discounted rooms with Harfield Guest Villa, Riverside and Manor Fest. You will be able to book your accommodation when you are registering for the event. We have secured a number of rooms from Thursday 25th July to Sunday 28th July. If you would like to book for longer, please speak directly to the hotel.
We have launched our Hout Bay Trail Challenge Facebook page. Please like the page to keep up with the latest news.
Follow us on Twitter @HoutBayTC and don't forget to use #HBTC or #HoutBayTC in your tweets.
TSiBA NEW BALANCE OVERBERG WINE ESTATE TRAIL RUN SERIES – OAK VALLEY WINE ESTATE – 27 JULY 2013
Venue: 27 July at Oak Valley Wine Estate
Distance: +/- 6km and 12 km race (two different 6 km routes)
Entrance fee: R60 per person
Start Time: 08h00
Entries and Registration only on the day from: 07:15 One water table. Free wine tasting.
GPS Coordinates: 39.09'18.6" S 19.02'46.66" E www.oakvalley.co.za Oak Valley Tel: 021-8592510
All proceeds raised go to TSiBA Eden: www.tsiba.org.za
From CT take N2 over Sir Lowry’s pass, take the turn off to Elgin/Grabouw on your left, turn right onto the R321 Villiersdorp.
Turn right into Oak Road. Drive past the Tasting Station at Wintersdrift. Oak Valley entrance gate at end of Oak Road.
Queries: Please call Sonja Du Toit on 0848500681 or e-mail: email@example.com
Enjoy this special opportunity to run (or walk) through beautiful vineyards in the Overberg region, taste wines and stand a chance to win some great prizes sponsored by New Balance and Civvio.
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE ESTATE
MERRELL OUTENIQUA TRAVERSE – 3 AUGUST 2013
I will try and have fuller details next week. But please note that entries for this incredible event have been open since 1 April 2013. Enter through www.entrytickets.co.za . A lot of people were chatting about this event last weekend so if you want to try and get an entry you had better move it. It is quite possible that the CEO and gang may be there to provide entertainment and gentle music.
There are 10km, 25km and 38km events in the Outeniqua mountains near George.
For full details of the event, go to www.mountainrunner.co.za and check it out. Very comprehensive details
QUANTUM ADVENTURES EVENTS FOR 2013 NOT TO BE MISSED – DIARISE NOW!!!!!
· “Botter” trail run: 31 August. 8km, 21km. Botriver spring festival. Entries opens 1 May
- Berg & Beach: 4-6 October. Day 1 = 23km coastal. Day 2 = 27km Mountain trail. Hermanus Whale Festival. Entries opens 28 Feb
- Muizenberg Mountain. 7 December. 12km. The Turkey Earner! Entries opens 1 Sept
THE CRAZY STORE TABLE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE – 14 SEPTEMBER 2013
The Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge 2013, on 14th September Entry Details:
On Wed 10th April, at noon, we open the Charity Entries.
These are the Solo 1000, being a Solo Entry Fee of R495 + donation of R505 = R1000,
and a Team 1000, being a Relay Team entry (3 runners) of R845 + donation of R1000 = R1845.
Both entry categories are limited and expected to sell out quickly.
The entry fee includes the first Ascent Race Tee (value R399) and Race cap (value R125), along with all
the race services of timing, online results, free photos on facebook, medics, marshals and free massage at the finish.
You may also win some of the R20 000 prize money, a famous Tree Trophy and other awesome gifts.
Standard Solo Entry fee of R495 + R100 donation = R595.
Standard Team Entry fee is R845 + R150 donation = R995, for 3 runners!
We raised R40 000 last year for the Park's Honorary Rangers and hope to top that amount this year! Thanks to you.
Payment is by credit card only and entries via our online system only.
If you have entered an event with us previously, the system will remember you, to save you some time.
Medical info must be correctly filled out - if you are not fit for running in mountains, do not enter. This is a tough trail running race. Only the first leg of the relay is suitable for beginners and teenagers. Only experienced trail runners may do the 3rd leg and the full solo event.
Team Entries must contain 3 different names - you may substitute a team member at a later stage at a cost of R100 per sub.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, full race info on www.trailrunning.co.za (and all events countrywide).
The Crazy Store Magaliesberg Challenge (17th August) opens on Thursday the 18th April and the Salomon Bastille Day Trail runs (13th July, in Franschhoek) opens Tuesday 16th April.
WARRIOR RACE – WESTERN CAPE – 21 AND 22 SEPTEMBER 2013
To be held on the Bilton Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch. I don’t have too much in the way of details for entries etc but I received a notification through a post on the Tri Adventures page by Hano Otto.
Entries open at midnight tonight 21 May 2013.
Full details on www.warrior.co.za
I will try and gather more for future emails.
MATTROOSBERG TRAIL CHALLENGE – 26 OCTOBER 2013
Keep this date open. More details to follow soon.
NAMIB DESERT CHALLENGE – 28 OCTOBER TO 1 NOVEMBER 2013
“Due to popular demand we are hosting another edition of the race this year. The 6th edition of the Namib Desert Challenge will take place from the 28th October - 1st November 2013. Registration is now open - enter before the 5th May and save 5% off your entry fee.
The NDC is a 220km, multi-day trail race, which will test both your physical and mental limits. Competitors originate from all four corners of the globe and will test themselves against the elements. Extreme heat, rugged terrain, rocky-mountains, the famous Sesriem Canyon, culminates in the summiting of two of the highest dunes in the world, namely Dune 45 and "Big Daddy".
There are five stages ranging from 32 - 56 kilometers over five days. The stages are arranged to cover the most spectacular and varied part of the area. Each stage consists of several legs whereby competitors must pass through a checkpoint to collect water and where medical assistance is also available. Checkpoints are stationed roughly every 15km throughout each stage.
Stage 1: 44 Kilometers
Area: Private Game Farms around Sesriem
The race begins with a slight and gradual incline across dry bushveld. The terrain is a mix of grassy plains, rocky hills and dry river beds. Competitors will be treated to awesome views of the landscape upon reaching the summit of a narrow mountain pass. Wildlife is regularly visible and competitors will be treated to sightings of springbok, oryx, zebras and ostrich.
Stage 2: 44 Kilometers
Area: Naukluft National Park
The course traverses dry riverbeds and then heads through scattered vegetation and then into a dry big open gravel plain. Hereafter, competitors will get a taste of running over their first dunes and the trail becomes thick red dune sand.
Stage 3: 44 Kilometers
Area: Private Game Farms around Sesriem
Day 3 offers a tougher test of the competitors' navigation skills. The scenery is magnificent and wildlife is plentiful. Competitors will have all types of terrain thrown at them in one stage: Sandy river-beds, rocky ground and large grasslands.
Stage 4: 56 Kilometers
Area: Namib Naukluft National Park
The race heads towards the mighty red dunes, across the Sesriem Canyon and into the Namib Naukluft National Park. The summit of Dune 45 offers a daunting challenge as competitors head towards the stage finish line.
Stage 5: 32 Kilometers
Area: Sossusvlei/Naukluft National Park
It may be shorter than the rest of the stages but this is when the competitors will really challenge through the dunes. The last 11km will be take competitors right into the mighty red dunes through the "Dead Vlei" and into the world famous "Sossusvlei". Sightings of oryx are guaranteed in this area.
Click here to register now at the discounted rate
Registration fee is only R13,995 (Approximately $1,550 US Dollars) and includes:
• 1 Night Accommodation in the luxury Sossusvlei Desert Camp, complete with pool, bar area and the most amazing view's. (Post race)
• Tented accommodation during each stage (5 nights).
• Return transfers from Windhoek airport to the Sossusvlei Lodge in a luxury 4×4 air-conditioned overland tour bus.
• Fully catered dinner for each night of the race
• Pre-Race Dinner at the five star Sossusvlei Lodge.
• Victory Dinner hosted by the lodge.
• Tented accommodation during each stage (5 nights).
• Unlimited drinking water during the race.
• Around the clock medical assistance.
• Boiling Water and basic cooking facilities/utensils at each race village/campsite.
• NDC route book.
• Finishers medal.
• NDC memento shirt and goodie bag.
Register today and pay by credit card to receive 5% discount off your entry!
To register for the 6th Namib Desert Challenge
Entries are limited to the first 80; contact Kinetic Events for more information
Telephone: +27 (0)21 555 0866”
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