Thursday, April 30, 2015

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: LONG WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi Everyone

 

 

SATURDAY 2 MAY 2015

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

  • NO RUN.  Please feel free to join in with The Table Mountain Trailers.

 

 

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-WAY VOB MEDIUM DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING GROUP)

 

SANDY BAY CIRCUIT – ANTI CLOCKWISE DIRECTION

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

 

 Meet at the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.  Ready to start running at 7h00.

 

Please be aware there is limited parking, so please try and share lifts with friends, and be considerate when parking your car.

 

Directions

 

Take the Hout Bay Main Road around the circle into Victoria Road, drive thro’ the robots and take the second road to the left into Edgar Road and second road on the right. Into Eustegia Way. Parking area on the left opposite Brunia Way.  

 

Route

We run the route in an anti-clockwise direction (same as the last time we ran it in December)

 

The route starts with a short uphill on the brick paved road, then down to the beach and proceed onto Llandudno  - (here the various groups can turn back when they want to)  We then backtrack to Sandy Bay, enjoy the views and head southwards along the shoreline to Oude Schip followed by our first climb on gabion steps to Rocket (Mitchells) Road taking the left fork at the stone cairn.   

 

Terrain and Distance

 

The terrain will include beach sand, jeep track (stony), single track and boulder-hopping. Distance in the region of 10 km, with an estimated time of 2 hours for the main group, plus more to enjoy the view

 

Recovery Group

 

The recovery group will follow a similar route of approx 10 km at a more modest pace, taking in the region of 2,5 hours.

 

Walk/Run Group


The walking group will follow at a brisk pace for their route which includes  Oude Schip and Rocket Road.  


What to bring – the usual, water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, sun block, camera

 
Run Manager

Gae Tompkins (083 55 696 79)

 

 

FOR ALL K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available. 

Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.

 

 

 

 

ALSO

 

-

 

SUNDAY 3 MAY 2015

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

“FKT” (Fastest Known Time) Route:

 

STRAVA KIDS: http://www.strava.com/segments/table-mountain-crossing-fastest-known-8915985

 

Venue:

06:30 - Kloof Nek car park (we will need to do the car pool from here as this is the finish)

07:00 - Suikerbossie (Start of run)

 

Route:

We are doing the official “FKT” route, we start at the main entrance gate to Suikerbossie Restaurant and run towards Llandudno Ravine. Once on top of the mountain, follow the trail towards Kasteelpoort and do not take any of the turn off’s, including the turn off to the WoodHead Reservoir. Once you reach the beacon at the top of Kasteelpoort (Do not take the turn down to Kasteelpoort), continue straight through the Valley of the Red Gods and towards Platteklip Gorge. Head down Platteklip Gorge but DO NOT run all the way down to Tafelberg Road, you must take the Upper Table Mountain Contour path towards Kloof Nek corner (you will run under the Cable Car) and turn down right on the trail once you get to the Kloof Nek corner beacon. Follow this trail down to Tafelberg Road. Once you hit the road, turn left down to the SANParks information centre at Kloof Nek corner.

 

Time:

06:30 - Kloof Nek car park (we will need to do the car pool from here as this is the finish)

07:00 - Suikerbossie (Start of run)

 

Distance:

16 km

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

 

ALSO

JONKERSHOEK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE - 3 MAY 2015

 

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

 

MONDAY 4 MAY 2015

K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN – 4 MAY 2015 (LUCKY DRAW TIME TOO)

All runners welcome.

Meet at Kloof Nek car park at 17h45.  To start at 18h00.

Distance about 9 - 10km.

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

 

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

 

Tim

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

 


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INFO


Hi Everyone

 

 

This is a very long email.  So for those of you who are not used to it, here is what you do.  Just skim over it to find events you may be interested and then use the details provided to take your interest further.  The email is in 4 parts:

 

  • Trail Shop and Announcements;
  • Trail runs details for this coming week;
  • Events for the year – in date order.  This is a constant work in progress.  Check through it regularly for updates.
  • Useful Miscellaneous Information

 

 

 

TRAIL SHOP AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

JONKERSHOEK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE ENTRY FOR SALE

 

Allie Townsend is looking to sell her JMC entry (for this coming Sunday).  If you are interested, please contact her on doubleatown@gmail.com .

 

 

TRAILS IN MOTION FILM TOUR: CAPE WINTER – 2 MAY 2015 (Protea Hotel Stellenbosch)

 

For details see:   www.trailsinmotion.com

Link to the event registration form:
https://regonline.activeeurope.com/trailsinmotion_capewinter


 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2015

 

MTTTT - MATEs Tuesday Trail Time Trial:

 

“HEADLAMPS” - no headlamp, no run!

 

Venue:

Constantia Nek (Car park)

 

Route:

This is the Climbing route - Up Constantia Corner past Camel Rock, a scramble down Cecilia Ridge, Rooikat Ravine, the single track down to the jeep track and a speedy race to the finish.

 

Time:

6pm (You can leave earlier, as long as you let the timekeeper know).

 

Timekeeper:

Mike Ohlsson 0823197250

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

 

 

DRIFTERS INOV-8 BEGINNERS TRAIL RUNNING GROUP

 

I know Beryl is holding a run but I deleted her email in error and can’t retrieve it.  Please contact Beryl on the details below if you are looking for a gentle beginner night trail run.


Gear that you need to carry at all times when running with us from now on -

As we head into Autumn/Winter please check the gear list below for info on gear to bring on all our mountain adventures from now on...

1.  Wind/Water Proof Jacket
2.  Space Blanket
4.  Whistle
5.  Phone
6.  Head Light (with new or charged batteries)

At Drifters we stock all of the above and you as one of our runners (as long as you have run more than 3 times with us) will receive a 10% discount on all products...so no excuses.


Contact Details:  Please save our numbers to make sure if you are late or checking on the starting point that you are able to contact us.  Also letting us know if you are coming makes it easier to know who to expect.

Alister Penny - 0836586825
Beryl Penny - 0712679752

 

TUESDAY TRAILS

 

Start 18h00 from the car park at Newlands Forest.

 

All runners welcome.

 

Bring headlamp.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL 2015

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK

 

Date:  Wednesday 29 April 2015

Time:  ready to go at 5.45 pm sharp

Leaders:  Barry Washkansky (run), Rod Prodgers (shuffle), Sandy Young (walk)

Location:  Northern slopes of Table Mountain

Route description: TBA

Duration and distance:  approx 90 mins, approx 10 km
 
Shufflers:  Rod Prodgers will lead a slower, more 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:  Sandy Young 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:   Kloof Nek parking area

Directions:   

Equipment

—         torches/headlamps now essential

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

—         water/energy drink/munchies
—         weather-appropriate clothing/gear: long-range weather forecast for 6 pm says clear skies, no rain, 19 °C, wind SE 19 kph

—         personal medication (if required)
—         something for rehydration after the run
—         warmer/dry clothing for the rehydrate session
—         whatever else you personally need for a comfortable, fun-filled trail run
 
Car guards:  29 Apr:     Craig Meltzer

 

THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2015

CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS HEADLAMPS REQUIRED

Thurs 30 April: Meet at KLOOF NEK in time to start running at 18h00.

Run around Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.

Meet in the parking area on the left just 100 metres above Kloof Nek itself (i.e. near the bottom of Tafelberg Road). 

It’s time to start bringing headlamps along.  Check that it is still working from last winter and that your batteries have been replaced if necessary.

 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 

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 2 MAY 2015

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

  • NO RUN.  Please feel free to join in with The Table Mountain Trailers.

 

 

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-WAY VOB MEDIUM DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING GROUP)

 

SANDY BAY CIRCUIT – ANTI CLOCKWISE DIRECTION

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

 

 Meet at the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.  Ready to start running at 7h00.

 

Please be aware there is limited parking, so please try and share lifts with friends, and be considerate when parking your car.

 

Directions

 

Take the Hout Bay Main Road around the circle into Victoria Road, drive thro’ the robots and take the second road to the left into Edgar Road and second road on the right. Into Eustegia Way. Parking area on the left opposite Brunia Way.  

 

Route

We run the route in an anti-clockwise direction (same as the last time we ran it in December)

 

The route starts with a short uphill on the brick paved road, then down to the beach and proceed onto Llandudno  - (here the various groups can turn back when they want to)  We then backtrack to Sandy Bay, enjoy the views and head southwards along the shoreline to Oude Schip followed by our first climb on gabion steps to Rocket (Mitchells) Road taking the left fork at the stone cairn.   

 

Terrain and Distance

 

The terrain will include beach sand, jeep track (stony), single track and boulder-hopping. Distance in the region of 10 km, with an estimated time of 2 hours for the main group, plus more to enjoy the view

 

Recovery Group

 

The recovery group will follow a similar route of approx 10 km at a more modest pace, taking in the region of 2,5 hours.

 

Walk/Run Group


The walking group will follow at a brisk pace for their route which includes  Oude Schip and Rocket Road.  


What to bring – the usual, water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, sun block, camera

 
Run Manager

Gae Tompkins (083 55 696 79)

 

 

FOR ALL K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available. 

Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.

 

 

 

 

ALSO

 

-

 

SUNDAY 3 MAY 2015

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

“FKT” (Fastest Known Time) Route:

 

STRAVA KIDS: http://www.strava.com/segments/table-mountain-crossing-fastest-known-8915985

 

Venue:

06:30 - Kloof Nek car park (we will need to do the car pool from here as this is the finish)

07:00 - Suikerbossie (Start of run)

 

Route:

We are doing the official “FKT” route, we start at the main entrance gate to Suikerbossie Restaurant and run towards Llandudno Ravine. Once on top of the mountain, follow the trail towards Kasteelpoort and do not take any of the turn off’s, including the turn off to the WoodHead Reservoir. Once you reach the beacon at the top of Kasteelpoort (Do not take the turn down to Kasteelpoort), continue straight through the Valley of the Red Gods and towards Platteklip Gorge. Head down Platteklip Gorge but DO NOT run all the way down to Tafelberg Road, you must take the Upper Table Mountain Contour path towards Kloof Nek corner (you will run under the Cable Car) and turn down right on the trail once you get to the Kloof Nek corner beacon. Follow this trail down to Tafelberg Road. Once you hit the road, turn left down to the SANParks information centre at Kloof Nek corner.

 

Time:

06:30 - Kloof Nek car park (we will need to do the car pool from here as this is the finish)

07:00 - Suikerbossie (Start of run)

 

Distance:

16 km

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

 

ALSO

JONKERSHOEK MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE - 3 MAY 2015

 

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

OTHER UPCOMING RUNS AND EVENTS

GENERAL:    This is a work in progress.  We will add to it and double check accuracy of dates etc weekly.  If you can see that an event is missing please (or details have changed) 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.   

 

 

 

K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN – 4 MAY 2015 (LUCKY DRAW TIME TOO)

All runners welcome.

Meet at Kloof Nek car park at 17h45.  To start at 18h00.

Distance about 9 - 10km.

 

 

 

PONDO DRIFTER TRAIL RUN (NORTHERN TRANSKEI) – 8 to 10 MAY 2015

 

2 day trail event.

 

For full details check out www.trisport.co.za

 

MATES “KITTEN TRAIL RUN” – watch this space – 9 MAY 2015

 

Watch this space and diarise.

 

 

VOLUNTEER WILDFIRE SERVICES (VWS) TRAIL CHALLENGE – 10 MAY 2015

 

The Volunteer Wildfire Services Trail Challenge will be held on Sunday, 10 May 2014, in Deer Park, Vredehoek, Cape Town and is now open for entries.

  

The 10th edition of the VWS Trail Challenge is open to test the mettle of avid trail runners (and walkers). Experience beautiful Deer Park, the lower slopes of Devils Peak and Table Mountain, overlooking the majesty of early morning Cape Town. The challenge offers runners a chance to do two routes: 25km or 10km.

 

Run and organised entirely by volunteer wildfire firefighters under the VWS banner, all proceeds go towards the Volunteer Wildfire Services, an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of biodiversity and the preservation of our natural heritage. We receive no official or municipal funding. All funds are used for operational expenses to fight wildfires – and have to be raised by our volunteers, via donations or events like this. Any donations are welcome and would be greatly appreciated – they are much needed.

the race Start and Finish located in Deer Park, Vredehoek. You can find all the race maps, race descriptions and maps to the start below.

 

Race costs and times:

25km Race - R250 + optional donation :)

- Briefing at 7:00am

- Starts 7:15am

- Cut off at 4 hours

10km Race - R160 + optional donation :)

- Briefing at 8:00am

- Starts 8:15am

- Cut off at 3 hours

 

Runner number collections:

Once you have entered online and made your payment, runner numbers can be collected at our Newlands Firebase (map below) at any one of the following times:

- Wed 29 Apr 2015 between 17:30 – 19:00

- Thu 7 May 2015 between 17:30 – 19:00

- Sat 9 May 2015 between 10:00 – 13:00

 

Substitutions

We understand that things change and therefore we allow for the provision of substitutions, race upgrades or downgrades. These will be processed from 27 April 2015, please wait until this date to request any changes to your entry, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

VWS home page : http://www.vws.org.za/

More race details : http://www.vws.org.za/?p=4644

Online entries here : https://www.entryready.com/event/vws-trail-challenge/

 

RUN THE VINES SERIES STARTS – 3rd RACE 16 MAY 2015 AT NEDERBURG ESTATE

Run the Vines:

12 trail races on 12 different wine farms surrounding Paarl and Wellington

http://runthevines.co.za/entries.html

Here are all the dates: http://www.entrytickets.co.za/eventview/ommiberg

First race includes a free ticket to the Ommiberg wine festival (worth R100)

If you pre-enter all 12 races you get the 12th race free

And if you complete the 12 races you receive 12 bottles of wine (one from each of the wine farms that you participated at).

 

 

HELDERBERG MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE – 17 MAY 2015

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

CONSTANTIA VALLEY TRAIL RUN – 17 MAY 2015

 

The 4th running of the Constantia Valley Trail Run will take place on the 17th May 2015. As numbers are restricted, it would be a good idea not to delay your entry if you are planning on entering. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

For further information do call me or check our website; you may enter on-line at http://www.racetraq.co.za.

Richard Acheson
Race Director
CONSTANTIA VALLEY TRAIL RUN
Cell: 0824 11 55 33
E-mail: info@cvtrailrun.co.za
www.cvtrailrun.co.za

 

 

THE GIANT’S CUP (DRAKENSBERG) – 22 / 23 MAY 2015

 

Entries now open for this event:  http://www.thegiantscup.co.za .

 

 

NEDBANK SAVE THE RHINO TRAIL RUN (WILDERNESS) -  23 / 24 MAY 2015

 

1 day or 2 day events.

 

For full details check out www.trisport.co.za

 

OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS ULTRA TRAIL RUN (aka THE BEAST 45km ULTRA TRAIL RUN)  and 22km RACE - 24 MAY 2015

Entries open 5 March 2015 at 10h00.

www.energyevents.co.za / www.trailrunning.co.za

 

MONTAGU MOUNTAIN MANIA 2015 – 30 MAY 2015

4 / 10 /17 / 20km options.

For full details see www.mountainmania.net

 

 

RICHTERSVELD WILDRUN – 2 to 5 JUNE 2015

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

 

OUTENIQUA QUEST (WILDERNESS) – 13/14 JUNE 2014

 

Extreme 132km event / Non-stop 108km event / 2 day event / 29km Quest Lite.

 

For full details check out www.trisport.co.za

 

 

 

MERRELL OUTENIQUA TRAVERSE - DATE: 20th June 2015

MATES / K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUN REGULARS:  Mike O is coordinating a big party up in George for this event.  You need to start entering the event and book your accommodation soon.  Watch the K-Way VOB and MATES Trail emails for details on accommodation.

 

Merrell Outeniqua Traverse presented by Nikwax,

Where: George

Distance: 10km & 25km & 38km
Disciplines: Trail Running

Start & Finish: George Botanical Gardens, George, Western Cape

Entries Open: 15th Jan

Entry Fee: R120 / R250 / R400
Descriptions: Imagine ridgelines, fynbos, flowing trails and magnificent views of the Outeniqua Mountains are what characterises this race. It’s raw, real and brings out the best in trail runners of all abilities. There will be plenty of refreshments and food on sale and a jumping castle for the kids. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the botanical gardens.If the 38km sounds too long, you can always try the 25km or the 10km.

www.mountainrunner.co.za

 

 

GROOTVADERSBOSCH TRAIL RUN – 20 / 21 JUNE 2015

 

Options:  32km on 20 June and / or 20km on 21 June 2015

 

Entries open.

 

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

 

THEUNISKRAAL TRAIL & MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE – 26 / 27 JUNE 2015

 

Theuniskraal Wine Estate and Welbedacht Nature Reserve.

 

26th – Night Run (7km and 15km options)

27th – 7km, 15km and 25km trail challenge options

 

Entries already open on www.entrytime.co.za .

 

 

 

 

SALOMON BASTILLE DAY – 11 JULY 2015

 

For full details see www.energyevents.co.za  

 

 

SPUR GLB46 ULTRA TRAIL – 19 JULY 2015

 

Paul Cluver Estate, Grabouw

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

SPUR CAPE WINTER TRAIL SERIES RACE 1 – 19 JULY 2015

Paul Cluver Estate, Grabouw

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

HOUT BAY TRAIL CHALLENGE – 25 JULY 2015 ?(tba)

www.houtbaychallenge.co.za

 

SPUR CAPE WINTER TRAIL SERIES RACE 2 – 26 JULY 2015

Tygerberg Nature Reserve

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

MERRELL WHALE OF TRAIL - DATE: 1st Aug 2015

Merrell Whale of Trail in partnership with Cape Nature

Where: Western Cape
Distance: 53km
Disciplines: Trail Running

Start & Finish: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Entries Open: Open

Entry Fee: R2200

Description: Starting in Potberg the runners will run through indigenous fynbos seeing proteas and ericas in abundance. They will cross rivers and run atop ridgelines before running onto the rocky shores of the Indian ocean. The trail will snake along stunning paths that drift from the beach into coastal forests and along fynbos-covered hills. Runners will experience breathtaking views and possible sightings of the Southern Right whale. When they finally reach the end of the trail in De Hoop Nature Reserve, they will be filled with a peace and a sense of accomplishment for having completed a trail made in heaven.

www.whaleoftrail.co.za

 

 

afb SOX (aka SOUTHERN CROSS) 3 DAY TRAIL RUN – 8 to 10 AUGUST 2015

 

For full details:  check out www.soxtrailrun.co.za

 

 

SPUR CAPE WINTER TRAIL SERIES RACE 3  – 2 AUGUST 2015 2015

 

Taal Monument, Paarl

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

 

CIRCLES IN THE FOREST TRAIL RUN (WILDERNESS) - 9 AUGUST 2015

 

10km or 30km.

 

For full details check out www.trisport.co.za

 

SPUR CAPE WINTER TRAIL SERIES RACE 4  – 15 AUGUST 2015 2015

 

Kogelberg Biosphere, Kleinmond

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

SPUR CAPE WINTER XL – 15 AUGUST 2015

 

Kogelberg Biosphere, Kleinmond

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

PUFfeR – 22 AUGUST 2015

 

Details to follow.

 

 

NAMAQUA QUEST TRAIL RUN (JAKKALSWATER, SPRINGBOK)  –  26 to 29 AUGUST 2015

 

3 day or 1 day options

 

For full details check out www.namaquaquest.co.za

 

 

 

BOTTER TRAIL RUN - 29 AUGUST 2015

 

Options:  10km or 21km

 

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

 

 

ST LUKES SUPERHERO TRAIL RUN – 30 AUGUST 2015

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

WILDCOAST WILDRUN

 

6 – 8 September 2015 JOURNEY

7 September 2015 Non-Stop

13 – 15 September 2015 RACE

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

 

 

MERRELL SPRING NIGHT RUN SERIES - DATE: 9th, 16th ,23rd September 2015 (3 run series)

Merrell Spring Night Run Series... powered by Black Diamond. Hosted at Simon’s Restaurant.

Where: Cape Town
Distance: 5 & 8km
Disciplines: Trail Running by headlamp

Start time: 18h30
Start & Finish: Simons Restaurant at Groot Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape

Entries Open: 1st June

Entry Fee: R90 / R110
Description: Bring a friend or the whole family, your headlamp and join us for some night time fun through the vineyards. Dress as BRIGHT and LUMINOUS as you can and stand a chance to WIN!  Afterwards join us at the bar for some delicious grub, a beer and some awesome lucky draw prizes. Night time running is an experience you should all try at least once! www.mountainrunner.co.za

 

 

THE CRAZY STORE TABLE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE – 12 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Solo (entries open 4 March 2015 at 10h00

Team (entries open 25 March 2015 at 10h00)

Duo (entries open 25 March 2015 at 10h00)

Lite (entries open I month before the event)

 

www.energyevents.co.za

 

 

SANLAM PEACE TRAIL RUN – 19 SEPTEMBER 2015

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

 

 

OYSTERCATCHER TRAIL RUN (BOGGOMS BAY, WESTERN CAPE) – 25 to 27 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

3 day or 1 day options.

 

For full details check out www.trisport.co.za

 

MARLOTH MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE – 26 SEPTEMBER 2015

For full details check out www.wildrunner.co.za  /  wildrunner.ning.com .

 

OLD FISHERMANS TRAIL CHALLENGE –  26 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

www.fishermanschallenge.co.za

 

Add you name to the mailing list on their website to get notification of when entries open.

 

 

 

SPUR BERG AND BEACH TRAIL RUN – 3 /4 OCTOBER 2015 - HERMANUS

Options 23km and / or 27km or 9km

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN

100km / 65km and 20km options

See www.ultratrailcapetown for full details.

 

PENGUIN TRAIL RUN (PORT ALFRED)  - 9 to 11 OCTOBER 2015

For full details check out www.trisport.co.za

 

MUIZENBERG MOUNTAIN RUN (THE TURKEY EARNER) – 28 NOVEMBER 2015

14km

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

WOLWEDANS TRAIL RUN (JONKERSBERG, WESTERN CAPE) – 16 DECEMBER 2015

 

7km or 12km options

 

For full details check out www.trisport.co.za

 

USEFUL MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

WORKSHOPS

SSISA

tba

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Please note that these are massage therapists who have been recommended by trail runners who run in our groups:

Southern Suburbs:                                           -      

·         Nicole Walder.  To book an appointment or find out more info you can contact Nicole on 0826997863 (leave a message or WhatsApp if necessary - she will get back to you asap).  Nicole is personally known to the K-Way VOB and MATES groups and is highly recommended.

·         Amy from Rub Therapyhttp://www.holisticpages.co.za/amy-sasman .  Practice is based in Punts estate , Diep River:  “I have been working for myself for the last 5 months but I have almost 5 years experience in the field , with a coaching science background as well. I have worked with a couple of running clubs before as well as soccer and hockey teams , doing pre/post event injury management etc.  My practice is called rub therapy -  rehabilitate| your | body Email : rub.bookings@gmail.com Contact : 082 347 1284 .”

·         Sandy Smith who is based in Kirstenhof.  Her tel. no. is 073-435-3647 and her email address is sandrabrink@hotmail.com.

·         While not specializing in sports massage, I have found the Light and Healing Centre (http://www.lightandhealing.co.za/) to give excellent full-body massages at a very low rate.  I’ve had very good ‘tough’ massages, with mention of emphasizing legs, from both male and female (blind) masseurs there.  I recommend it to anyone. The masseurs (euses) are thoroughly trained. And it’s rewarding for them, as well as oneself.

·         Dhansay & Roberts Biokineticists (including sports massage)  – Fayaadh Dhansay  Tel: 021 827 1048 Cell: 083 384 8284 Address: 86 Princessvlei Road, Plumstead, Cape Town, 7801 / Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DRBioSA  / Twitter:       www.twitter.com/DRBioSA  / Bookings:   www.drbio.setmore.com

·         Raasay Waters who is a Sports Therapist, BSc(Hons):  079 8145650  www.exercisetherapy.co.za  The Wellness Centre, The Quadrant, Wilderness Road, Claremont, 7708

City / Sea Point / Green Point:                         

Helderberg Area:

 

  • Anneline Viljoen is a physiotherapist in the Strand who also specialises in lynotherapy. Highly recommended by Johan and Azanne van Wyk.  She has a keen interest in sport, and sees runners and cyclists on a daily basis. She has done sport massages at stage events such as the Cape Epic, and she is highly recommended for the treatment of injuries, recovery programs, sport massages, or simply to resolve running niggles. Her contact number is 021 854 8652 or you can find her on Facebook.

 

 

QUALITY TRAIL RUNNING GEAR MADE BY A TRAIL RUNNER

 

JanTee Designs:

 

Janette (JT) Terblanche from JANTee Designs sells really good quality running gear, she has a large range available at extremely good prices.

 

Shirts and shorts can also be ordered, and made up….

  

Males cut Shirts / stock items

Sleeveless / Short sleeved / Long sleeved    from R100 – R140

 

Male / Female Sports Tops

New orders in shirts R110 – R150

 

SHORTS Unisex / Hipsters

SALE items from R70 – R140

NEW items from R195 – R250

 

Hours:

Monday – Thursday  7h30am – 3h45pm

Friday  7h30am – 3h45pm

 

1st FloorSunrise Building

55 Morningside Drive

Ndabeni

(Behind Sunrise House, same building as Freeline and Sue Farmer)

 

Contact:

021 531 4538

 

FOOTNOTES

USEFUL TRAIL RUNNING LINKS

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

https://sites.google.com/site/trailrunwp/  (TrailWP)

www.alltheevents.co.za

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.soxtrailrun.co.za / www.trisport.co.za

www.iqela-events.co.za

www.stillwatersports.com

www.allsportstours.co.za (for very affordable lifts to events)

 

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

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:

Which groups for which runners?

·         K-Way VOB Longer Distance Group:  Saturday mornings.  This group is for more experienced, fit trail runners who can do 15km – 25km of technical, tough trail at a medium to medium fast pace. 

·         K-Way VOB Table Mountain Trailers:  Saturday mornings.  There are three pace groups – 1. Main Group is a similar pace to the Longer Distance Group but for 10 – 15km and with more regroups than the Longer Distance 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. 

·         MATES:  Sunday mornings, Tuesday Evening Time Trials and some night runs.  Similar to K-Way VOB Longer Distance 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.

·         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.

·         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.

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.

Cheers

Tim

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

 


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