Thursday, October 31, 2013

Acsis VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP

Hi Everyone

 

I am doing a quick wrap up today as I will be on the road from early tomorrow and then playing golf in the rain (as if I needed rain to make my golf worse).

 

Freda assures me that the Acsis VOB Longer Faster Group Run will happen.  Table Mountain Trailers will send out their confirmation tomorrow but there is no reason to suspect that it will not be on.

 

TRAIL SHOP

·         LOST AND FOUND:          Spencer Williams would like to announce that: “A colleague picked up a Fitbit One activity monitor in Newlands Forest.  Can you please include in your next emails to your groups and get them to contact me at this email address – spencer.williams@telkomsa.net “.

·         FOR SALEEntry for the Lesotho Ultra, 30th November,  link below, R750.00 paid, what offers?  Contact: Ben Brimble   083 646 9696 / ben.brimble@gmail.comCheck out   http://www.lesothoultratrail.com/

·         I am sure I have forgotten someone’s advert.  Please let me know if you’ve asked me to advertise something and I have omitted it.

 

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2013

  • acsis VOB Longer Faster Group Run  – Pipe Track / Kasteelspoort / Dams / Aqueduct / Maclears Beacon / Platteklip to see the Three Peaks Runners   – Start is 06h30 from the Kloof Nek car park in front of the SANParks Info Centre.   For full details check out the Monday email or http://vobtrail.blogspot.com. 

 

  • Table Mountain Trailers (acsis VOB’s Medium Distance Slower Group) – Simonstown Scramble and Historic Meander - 06h30 start from the beach car park just behind Simonstown station.  For full details see Monday email or http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

ALSO ON THIS SATURDAY

THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE – 2 NOVEMBER 2013

www.threepeakschallenge.co.za  for full details.

± 50km Starting in Greenmarket Square at 05h00 and the route is:

Up Devil’s Peak and back, up Platteklip Gorge to Maclears Beacon and back and finally up Lion’s Head and back to finish in Green Market Square.

The event is full but runners still like to know when it is happening.

 

TSiBA EDUCATION NEW BALANCE TRAIL RUN SERIES – 23 NOVEMBER 2013

 

 

                                                               

 

TSiBA NEW BALANCE TRAIL RUN

PRINGLEBAY  6/12 KM RUN/WALK

                           

     When:  SATURDAY 2 November

      Distance: 6/12km

      Registration: 8h15

      Fee:  R40        Pensioners:  R20

      Start: 9h00

      Where:  Miems Restaurant Market

      Dogs on a leash WELCOME

      Once a month

      Bring the family

     Spot prizes sponsored by our local businesses.

 SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2013

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

TBA

 

Mike 

CEO[Trail Running]

Any questions Phone me. NO emails NO SMSES

0823197250. 

 

 

 

Whatever you’re up to, have a great weekend Everyone.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

 

Tim Bellairs

acsis VOB Trail Running

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Acsis VOB TRAIL RUNNING: SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2013 - KLOOF NEK / PIPE TRACK / KASTEELSPOORT / AQUEDUCT / MACLEARS BEACON / PLATTEKLIP

Hi Everyone

 

 

TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2013

 

MATES MTTTT

 

It’s time to test yourself against the mountain and other trail runners again.  Spectacular route.  Don’t forget the MATES TUESDAY TRAIL TIME TRIAL.  Every second Tuesday.  There is one tomorrow.

 

Where:                 Constantia Nek car park.

 

When:                  Tuesday 29 October 2013.  Three start times: 17h30 / 17h45 / 18h00.  Pick any group you like – doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are.  Put your name on the CEO’s list and start running with one of the

groups.  At your own pace.  Everyone welcomeAll paces welcome.

 

Distance:             About 8km

 

Rules:                    Carry a little water if you need it.  Carry a headlamp if you are a slower runner starting at 18h00.  Carry a cell phone and call the CEO (0823197250) immediately if you get lost or injured.

 

Route:                  From the car park up the steps next to Eagles Nest to the next loop in the gravel road.  Left and onto the single track up Constantia Corner / Bel Ombre to the top via an easy scramble.  Past Camel Rock

to the concrete road at De Villiers Dam.  Left on the road and almost immediately right again onto the Cecilia Ridge single track descent to the Rooikat Ravine path.  Right onto that path to the Cecilia

Waterfall.  On past the waterfall and right at the next little set of steps up.  Follow the path left to the “landing” area at the end / start of the jeep track.  Left down the stairs and follow the zig-zag single

Track down to the upper Cecilia jeep track (NO SHORT CUTS!!!).  Turn right and follow the jeep track over the hill and down to the car park where you check in and record your time.

 

 

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2013

 

LONGER FASTER GROUP

 

KLOOF NEK / PIPE TRACK / KASTEELSPOORT / AQUEDUCT / MACLEARS BEACON / PLATTEKLIP

 

Run Leader

 

Freda Walters – freda.walters@uct.ac.za  / 0834560059

 

Start Time and Place

 

06h30 sharp at the Kloof Nek car park next to the SANParks Info Centre.

 

Route

 

As in the heading.

 

Distance

 

About 18km

 

Running Time

 

About 3.5 hours

 

Important Notes

 

·         Please carry sufficient water and energy snacks for the whole run.

·         Please wear and carry proper, weather-appropriate trail running gear.

 

·         Use sun protection (sunblock and a cap / hat).  Summer is here.

 

·         With warmer weather, the snakes are more active so watch where you’re putting those feet.

 

·         Carry a cell phone with Freda’s number stored in it just in case you get lost.  It happens.

 

·         Don’t leave any valuables in your car and leave everything else stored out of sight.  There have been vehicle break-ins in this area.  We don’t have car guards.

 

·         Please be aware that trail running and related activities are inherently riskier and more dangerous than road running.  You are participating in these runs voluntarily and whilst acsis VOB and the leaders of the runs take all reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it can never be fully guaranteed.  Acsis VOB and the run leaders personally cannot be held liable for claims relating to injuries, disabilities and deaths, inter alia, that may occur during these events.  You are participating entirely at your own risk.  Please ensure that you are medically fit to be participating and make sure that you are properly kitted out for each particular run so as not to place yourself at undue risk.

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (Acsis VOB Medium Distance Slower Group)

 

SIMONSTOWN SCRAMBLE & HISTORICAL MEANDER

Route
From the parking area on the beach behind the station up through the historic part of Simon's Town and up the stone steps beneath the old cable way gantries to Just Nuisance's grave.  Then follow the road out of the naval area across Red Hill Road towards Kleinplaas dam before looping back to run through the old Scala barracks and  gun-batteries to see the WW2 9,2 inch guns and the recently renovated cannons before heading  back to the cars.

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the parking area on the beach behind the railway station to be ready to start running at 0630 

 

How to get there?  Drive down to Simon'sTown and just beyond the Simon'sTown railway station, look for a road turning left and down to the beach between the station fence and  Admiralty House garden's stone wall. Drive down and park as convenient.

 

Terrain and Distance
A pleasant warm-up jog through the ancient streets of old Simon's Town redolent of a bygone era, the a good climb up the stone steps to the crest overlooking Simon's Bay.   Pause at the actual grave of AB Just Nuisance before a relaxing jog along Red hill's minor roads, undulating trails and tracks  before descending down the steep concrete road past Scala barracks and batteries and then back to the station along the footpath next to the main road.   All in all about 11.5kms

 

Recovery Group

The recovery group will follow the same route to start with at a more modest pace but will take a slightly shorter route to give a distance of about 9kms

Walking Group
Friday's confirmation E-mail will confirm or not whether Fay will be taking her walking group

 

 

Have a great week Everyone.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

Tim Bellairs

acsis VOB Trail Running

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Acsis VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP

Hi Everyone

 

Good luck to all those participating at Matroosberg this weekend.  The very first SA Sky Marathon and associated events.

 

And of course, on Saturday afternoon: WP JOU LEKKER DING!!!!!!!

 

 

TRAIL SHOP (repeat from yesterday)

 

 

Dryland Traverse (7 – 10 November) Entries Available - URGENT

 

  • Sarét van der Walt is injured and needs to sell her Drylands Traverse entry:  Cost: R2500 and she will pay the subs fee.  Contact person: Sarét on Cell:  084 951 0935 / Email: saretvdwalt@gmail.com .

 

  • Elizka Hendrikse has a friend who is injured and needs to sell their entry as well.  You can contact Elizka on crazerunner@gmail.com

 

For full information on the event check out www.drylandtraverse.co.za .  Perhaps also check with linda@dryland.co.za to check whether they will accept late substitutions.

 

 

Matroosberg Sky Marathon (36km) entry

 

 

 

SWEEP REQUIRED FOR acsis VOB on Saturday 2 November 2013 (Longer Faster Group)

 

Freda Walters will be leading a superb run starting at Kloof Nek and taking in the Pipe Track / Kasteelspoort / Dams / Aqueduct / Maclears Beacon  / Platteklip Gorge and lower Kloof Corner.  About 18kms.  Any volunteers to hang around near the back and make sure the backmarkers are okay?  At least you won’t have to tramp on snakes like the frontrunners.  Please let me know or contact Freda on freda.walters@uct.ac.za .  I (Tim) will not be available to sweep on that day as I am making my fruitless annual pilgrimage of frustration to Fancourt to play in the Corporate Cup finals…….at which event I always vow to give up golf and am always there the next year.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS TRIED TO  SUBSCRIBE TO THIS EMAIL YET THE EMAILS AREN’T COMING THROUGH?

 

I have had a few frustrated people email me to say that they have subscribed to the email and are still not receiving it.  I think I have discovered the problem:  the default setting seems to be No Emails (web participation only – whatever the hell that means).  If you know of any such person, please let me know and I will adjust their settings to All Emails.  I don’t want to implement a blanket change because there may be people who genuinely got sick of the emails and changed their settings.  Can’t imagine why.  J

 

 

 

 SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013

  • acsis VOB Longer Faster Group Run  – we will be supporting the First Ascent Forester’s Tokai Forest 15km  – Start is 06h30 from the main picnic area in Tokai Forest.  If you don’t know where that is then look up Tokai Road.  Go to the circle at the top (north) near Tokai Forest and follow the cars.  You must register first and the traffic can build up a bit so get there EARLY.  Entrance fee is a donation of your choice.  It’s for the Victoria Hospital Children’s Ward so please dig deep.  This is an official ASA / WPA event so registered runners must wear club colours and ASA number.  Unregistered runners will need to purchase a temporary licence (the only compulsory charge) for R25.  Please try and support this event if you can.  For more information on the Longer Faster Group check out http://vobtrail.blogspot.com. 

 

  • Table Mountain Trailers (acsis VOB’s Medium Distance Slower Group) – Silvermine South East – Gate 2 of Silvermine – Arrive and Start 07h00 for 07h10 (13km in 2.5 hours / shorter route for Recovery Group) http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

ALSO ON THIS SATURDAY

MATROOSBERG TRAIL CHALLENGE – 26 OCTOBER 2013

Event held in the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve.

36km Skymarathon® / 24km Challenge / 15km Trail Run.

For details of entries go to https://www.facebook.com/MatroosbergTrailChallenge

Full details also on www.matroosbergtrailchallenge.co.za

Online Entries:           http://www.entrytickets.co.za/eventview/matroosberg2013

 

FIRST ASCENT FORESTERS 15km RUN IN TOKAI FOREST – 26 OCTOBER 2013

For all those not going to Matroosberg, here is an EXTREMELY worthy cause to support.  This is an annual event on the WPA Race Calendar and is superbly organised by the Foresters Running Club.

Saturday 26th October,

06h30 start at the picnic area.

There is no entry fee but we ask for a generous donation in lieu - ALL proceeds go to the Children’s Ward at Victoria Hospital - and they need and rely on this money to keep functioning so please be generous!

If you are a licensed runner please wear your license cos unfortunately we have to charge for temp licenses where applicable - R25

Any questions - Gavin Wright 021 788 9245 a/h

 

BUFFET OLIVES TRAIL RUN – 26 OCTOBER 2013

Check out full details on www.trailrunning.co.za and www.entrytime.co.za .

 

 SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2013

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

There will be an informal MATES run up at the Matroosberg Event on Sunday.  Speak to the CEO about it.

 

Mike 

CEO[Trail Running]

Any questions Phone me. NO emails NO SMSES

0823197250. 

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever you’re up to, have a great weekend Everyone.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

Tim Bellairs

acsis VOB Trail Running

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Acsis VOB TRAIL RUNNING: TRAIL SHOP

Hi Everyone

 

Here is the stuff I never got to yesterday.

 

TRAIL SHOP

 

 

Dryland Traverse (7 – 10 November) Entries Available - URGENT

 

·         Sarét van der Walt is injured and needs to sell her Drylands Traverse entry:  Cost: R2500 and she will pay the subs fee.  Contact person: Sarét on Cell:  084 951 0935 / Email: saretvdwalt@gmail.com .

·         Elizka Hendrikse has a friend who is injured and needs to sell their entry as well.  You can contact Elizka on crazerunner@gmail.com

 

For full information on the event check out www.drylandtraverse.co.za .  Perhaps also check with linda@dryland.co.za to check whether they will accept late substitutions.

 

 

Matroosberg Sky Marathon (36km) entry

 

·         Luc Steens is injured and has an entry available.  Please contact him on luc.steens@bnpparibascadiz.com or 082 908 9804 if you are keen.

 

 

AMENDMENT TO UPCOMING RACE DATE

 

The Quantum Adventures 12km Muizenberg Mountain Run (The Turkey Earner) is on 30 November 2013, not 7 December 2013 as I have been advertising (thanks Ellie).  See www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

SWEEP REQUIRED FOR acsis VOB on Saturday 2 November 2013 (Longer Faster Group)

 

Freda Walters will be leading a superb run starting at Kloof Nek and taking in the Pipe Track / Kasteelspoort / Dams / Aqueduct / Maclears Beacon  / Platteklip Gorge and lower Kloof Corner.  About 18kms.  Any volunteers to hang around near the back and make sure the backmarkers are okay?  At least you won’t have to tramp on snakes like the frontrunners.  Please let me know or contact Freda on freda.walters@uct.ac.za .  I (Tim) will not be available to sweep on that day as I am making my fruitless annual pilgrimage of frustration to Fancourt to play in the Corporate Cup finals…….at which event I always vow to give up golf and am always there the next year.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS SUBSCRIBED TO THIS EMAIL YET THE EMAILS AREN’T COMING THROUGH?

 

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Till Friday then.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

 

 

Tim Bellairs

acsis VOB Trail Running

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Acsis VOB TRAIL RUNNING: COMBINED EMAIL

Hi Everyone

 

Sorry the emails have been a bit sparse lately but someone was writing exams this week and the spending the balance of the time placing a curse on the examiner. 

 

TRAIL SHOP

 

I have number of entries and items to advertise but as time is a little tight right now I will send this info out in a separate email tomorrow.

 

But one urgent matter:

 

MATROOSBERG SWEEPS AND MARSHALS NEEDED FOR THIS SATURDAY

 

Due to late unavailabilities, the organisers are looking for some volunteers.  Email from Ghaleed below:

 

We need some sweepers and marshals for the routes on Saturday. 

We need a maximum of 15 people. 

There will be 2 check points and 3 aid stations

 

- Free accommodation will be provided on Friday and Saturday for the volunteers.

- We will be having braai on Saturday evening

- I'll provide meat and you bring your own XYZ

 

Sunday will be the official MATES training run in Matroosberg reserve.

Normal +- 3 hours

 

I need to know ASAP if you are available to make final arrangements.

Please contact Ghaleed on 082 887 3011 or ghaleed@gmail.com

 

 

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2013

CRAG TRAIL RUN (including CSAG and CWAG) – unofficial because the official CRAG email is not out yet

Date:  Wednesday 23 October 2013

Time:  ready to go at 5.45 pm sharp

Leaders:  Dirk McIntosh (run), Tim Bellairs (shuffle), Robyn Lawrence (walk)

Location:  Devil's Peak contours from Tafelberg Rd

Route description:  From the start on Tafelberg Road (where the bluegum trees are) we head upwards on the Devils Peak Saddle Path until we reach the Lower Traverse, which we follow towards Oppelskop and the Kings Blockhouse. Once weve reached the Blockhouse and have recovered suitably, we head right and scramble up Mowbray Ridge, turn right onto the Middle Traverse and follow the path through to the Saddle. Once regrouped (again), we begin our descent down the Saddle Path to our starting point. Sunset is at 7.06 pm (you may still need a headlamp or torch, especially for the last bit).

Duration and distance:  approx 110 mins, approx 10 km

Shufflers: Tim Bellairs will lead a slower relaxed run, leaving from the same place at the same time, for the same approximate duration. Shufflers are advised to bring the appropriate equipment (see below).

Walkers:  Robyn Lawrence 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).

Starting point: Tafelberg Road (Saddle Path) (click for Google Maps)

Directions:  Get to Kloof Nek via Kloof Nek Road from the city, or Camps Bay Drive from Hout Bay/Camps Bay side, and follow the Cable Car signs into Tafelberg Road, past the Lower Cable Station; about 2 km further there is a parking area under gum trees on the left, opposite the clearly signboarded Saddle Path, which is the starting point.

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

  • water/energy drink/munchies
  • personal medication (if required)
  • something for rehydration after the run
  • warmer/dryer clothing for the rehydrate session
  • whatever else you personally need for a comfortable, fun trail

Car guards:  23 Oct:

Jeremy Kropman

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THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER 2013

CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS

On Thursday 24th October we meet at Newlands Forest for the run to start at 17h45. We do our Plumpudding Hill run which will start at Newlands Forest in the parking area at the Parks Board office / helipad / firebase (the parking area is the main parking area off the M3 – 700 metres north of the big M3 / Blue Route intersection with Rhodes Drive / Newlands Avenue, and about 1.2kms south of the southern end of UCT).  

The route takes in Newlands Forest out to the beacon on Plumpudding Hill, down Heartbreak Hill on the slopes of Devil’s Peak and back the lower route above Rhodes Memorial.  

Difficulty grading 6/10. 

Distance is 9.5 kms with about 450 meters total ascent and descent. 

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 25 OCTOBER 2013

ORCA PUB-PUB BEGINNERS TRAIL RUN WITH BERYL PENNY

TBA

Generally speaking, 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 still required i.e. so don’t forget to take your functioning headlamp and a warm running jacket.   Then bring some warm clothes for afterwards and a little cash for some drinks at the bar.

For any more details you can contact Beryl on berylpenny@mailbox.co.za or on her cell 0712679752 or Alistair on 0836586825.

 

 

 SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013

  • acsis VOB Longer Faster Group Run  – we will be supporting the First Ascent Forester’s Tokai Forest 15km  – Start is 06h30 from the main picnic area in Tokai Forest.  If you don’t know where that is then look up Tokai Road.  Go to the circle at the top (north) near Tokai Forest and follow the cars.  You must register first and the traffic can build up a bit so get there EARLY.  Entrance fee is a donation of your choice.  It’s for the Victoria Hospital Children’s Ward so please dig deep.  This is an official ASA / WPA event so registered runners must wear club colours and ASA number.  Unregistered runners will need to purchase a temporary licence (the only compulsory charge) for R25.  Please try and support this event if you can.  For more information on the Longer Faster Group check out http://vobtrail.blogspot.com. 

·     Table Mountain Trailers (acsis VOB’s Medium Distance Slower Group) – Silvermine South East

Route
From the Silvermine SE car park, around Wolfkop (stopping to admire the view from the Fat Ladies Shelter) and over Steenberg peak to the aerial farm.  Across the top of farmer Peck’s valley and around the St James peak and Kalk Bay Mountain to the Amphitheatre, then heading along the single track and jeep track back to the cars.

Run Leader/Manager

Piero and Catherine Granelli

Rendezvous
RV at the Silvermine 2 car park off Ou Kaapse Weg.   The car park opens at 7am so we will be ready to run at about 7.10am. 

How to get there?  Drive up Ou Kaapse Weg from the Tokai side, over the top and past the main entrance to Silvermine (North West) on your right – continue approximately 500m and look for the designated car park entrance on your left (South East).  (I think there is a is a small charge for the car park.)

Terrain
A reasonable uphill around Wolfkop and Steenberg to get the blood flowing, followed by a relaxing downhill past the aerial farm.  Then undulating over to the Amphitheatre.  Back across to the jeep track, with a gentle uphill back to the cars.  

Distance more or less about 13 kms taking in the region of 2hrs 30min.  

Recovery Group

The recovery group will follow the same route to start with and  at a more modest pace but will take a slightly shorter route to give a distance of about 10kms

http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

ALSO ON THIS SATURDAY

MATROOSBERG TRAIL CHALLENGE – 26 OCTOBER 2013 – Online Entries open

Event held in the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve.

36km Skymarathon® / 24km Challenge / 15km Trail Run.

For details of entries go to https://www.facebook.com/MatroosbergTrailChallenge

Full details also on www.matroosbergtrailchallenge.co.za

Online Entries:           http://www.entrytickets.co.za/eventview/matroosberg2013

 

FIRST ASCENT FORESTERS 15km RUN IN TOKAI FOREST – 26 OCTOBER 2013

For all those not going to Matroosberg, here is an EXTREMELY worthy cause to support.  This is an annual event on the WPA Race Calendar and is superbly organised by the Foresters Running Club.

Saturday 26th October,

06h30 start at the picnic area.

There is no entry fee but we ask for a generous donation in lieu - ALL proceeds go to the Children’s Ward at Victoria Hospital - and they need and rely on this money to keep functioning so please be generous!

If you are a licensed runner please wear your license cos unfortunately we have to charge for temp licenses where applicable - R25

Any questions - Gavin Wright 021 788 9245 a/h

 

BUFFET OLIVES TRAIL RUN – 26 OCTOBER 2013

Check out full details on www.trailrunning.co.za and www.entrytime.co.za .

 

 SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2013

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

There will be an informal MATES run up at the Matroosberg Event on Sunday.  Speak to the CEO about it.

 

Mike 

CEO[Trail Running]

Any questions Phone me. NO emails NO SMSES

0823197250. 

 

OTHER UPCOMING RUNS AND EVENTS

GENERAL:    If you can see that an event is missing please 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.   

THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE – 2 NOVEMBER 2013

www.threepeakschallenge.co.za  for full details.

± 50km Starting in Greenmarket Square at 05h00 and the route is:

Up Devil’s Peak and back, up Platteklip Gorge to Maclears Beacon and back and finally up Lion’s Head and back to finish in Green Market Square.

The event is full but runners still like to know when it is happening.

 

TSiBA EDUCATION NEW BALANCE TRAIL RUN SERIES – 23 NOVEMBER 2013



 

                                                               

 

 

TSiBA EDUCATION NEW BALANCE OVERBERG WINE ESTATE RUN SERIES – 23 NOVEMBER 2013

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.

Venue:  Gabrielskloof Wine Estate  (map will be provided closer to the time)

Date: 23 November  

Distance:  +/- 6km and 12 km race - 1 water table
Entrance fee: R60 per person
Start Time:   08h00
Entries and Registration only on the day from:  07:15
GPS Coordinates:   S 34° 14'4.4" E 019° 4'14.3
"         www.gabrielskloof.co.za

Directions:  From Cape Town take the N2 over Sir Lowry's pass towards Caledon.  Drive past the Botriver/Kleinmond/Hermanus turn off.
From the N2 turn right at the Gabrielskloof sign.

DOGS ALLOWED ON THE ESTATE

Inquiries:  Call Sonja Du Toit on 0848500681 or e-mail: sonjadutoit1@gmail.com

All proceeds raised go to TSiBA Eden: www.tsiba.org.za

 

NEW BALANCE SURFER’S CHALLENGE – 1 DECEMBER 2013

This is an annual ±12km Race along the beach from Long Beach to the beach parking area at Noordhoek and back.  You race fellow runners as well as the surfer-skiers who paddle an equivalent route.  Great fun and nothing too serious.  Includes a section of running into the sea – great for chafing.  Underfoot conditions are luck-of-the-draw.  Last year we had firm sand, the year before the sand was ridiculously soft.

Below is the link for the paddlers but not the runners.  We will see what we can find.  But entries are normally taken on the day too:
http://www.alltheevents.co.za/event/cape-town-summer-surf-ski-series-race-7-surfers-challenge-2013-2/?instance_id=4162&ai1ec_tag_ids=4

 

QUANTUM ADVENTURES EVENTS FOR 2013 NOT TO BE MISSED – DIARISE NOW!!!!!

  • Muizenberg Mountain. 7 December. 12km. The Turkey Earner! Entries opens 1 Sept 

www.quantumadventures.co.za  

 


TSiBA EDUCATION NEW BALANCE OVERBERG WINE ESTATE RUN SERIES – 7 DECEMBER 2013

Venue:   Barton Vineyards  (See attached directions)

Date:  7 December

Distance:  +/- 6km and 12 km race - 1 water table
Entrance fee: R60 per person
Start Time:   07h30
Entries and Registration only on the day from:  06:45
GPS Coordinates:   -34.264745 19.180009                                                    

Directions:  Barton Vineyards and Villas,    R43 towards Kleinmond              www.bartonvineyards.co.za

DOGS ALLOWED ON THE ESTATE

Inquiries: Call Sonja Du Toit on 0848500681 or e-mail: sonjadutoit1@gmail.com

All proceeds raised go to TSiBA Eden: www.tsiba.org.za

Thank You So Much for your support!

 

6th NAMIB DESERT CHALLENGE :  21 -25 JULY 2014

220km over 5 days.  Sossusvlei

Check out the attachment hereto.

 

FOOTNOTES

USEFUL TRAIL RUNNING EVENTS LINKS

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

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.southerncrossadventure.co.za

www.iqela-events.co.za

 

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

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:

Ø  The 5 groups referred to here are by no means the only clubs organisations that offer trail runs but these groups above are open to all runners, not just club members.  There may well be other clubs that do this but we are not aware of them.  If you are looking for a club to join though then we would love to have you as a member.  It is not compulsory though.

Ø  For these 5 groups, there are no fees payable for attending the runs.  They are free.  The only costs you have to pay is where we have to pay entry fees to a reserve.  These are for your account.

Ø  There is no insurance involved.  You run entirely at your own risk.

Ø  You don’t need to RSVP unless specifically requested.  You just rock up and run.  You may be required to fill in an attendance register at the run though.

Ø  You are expected to know the general rules of trail running and which kit to wear and carry for the different weather conditions.  If you don’t know then you must ask.

Which groups for which runners?

Ø  acsis VOB Longer Faster Group:  Saturday mornings.  This group is for more experienced, fit trail runners who can do 20 – 25km of technical, tough, trail at a medium to medium fast pace.  See blog link below.

Ø  acsis VOB Table Mountain Trailers:  Saturday mornings.  There are three pace groups – 1. Main Group is a similar pace to the Longer Faster Group but for 10 – 15km and with more regroups than the Longer, Faster 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.  See blog link below.

Ø  MATES:  Sunday mornings and some night runs.  Similar to acsis VOB Longer Faster 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. J

Ø  CRAG / CSAG / CWAG:  Wednesday evenings.  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.

Ø  Celtics:  Thursday evenings.  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.

Ø  Orca:  Friday night Pub-Pub shorter trail runs specifically designed for beginner trail runners.

Ø  Satori: Sunday mornings fortnightly.  A mixture between CRAG and CSAG pace.  All levels of trail runner accommodated and welcome, although you will need to be able to run 10km with ease.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIM BELLAIRS

Client Relationship Manager  |  Nedbank Private Wealth  |  Nedbank Clocktower  Clocktower Precinct  V&A Waterfront  Cape Town  8001

Tel +27 (0)21 416 6792  |  Fax +27 (0)21 416 8792  |  Cell +27 (0)82 321 0299  |  Web www.nedbankprivatewealth.co.za

 

Assisted by:  LITHAKAZI RAPIYA | Tel  +27 (021)416 7161

Fax  +27 (021)416 8194 | Email  lithakazir@nedbankprivatewealth.co.za

 

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