This is a very long email with tons of information. 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 in and then use the details provided to therein to take your interest further. The email is in 4 parts:
Trail Shop and Notices;
Local trail runs details for this coming week. All runners welcome at these runs;
Events for the year – in date order. This is a constant work in progress. Check through it regularly for updates. Also: please read this section in conjunction with the K-Way VOB Trail Running Facebook Page. Sometimes the administrator of the page (Jane Holdcroft) is way ahead of me and races appear there that aren’t on the email …………… and may never get there because someone doesn’t know how to transfer information from Facebook to email.
Useful Miscellaneous Information
TRAIL SHOP AND NOTICES
If anyone still needs entries for sale re-advertised them please let Tim know on firstname.lastname@example.org . Otherwise, social media is proving very effective. Join some of the various trail running Facebook and Twitter groups and advertise there.
TRAILWP AGM – TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 201 AT THE K-WAY VOB RUNNING CLUB IN CONSTANTIA SPORTS COMPLEX
Please see the notice of the above meeting attached hereto. All trail runners are encouraged to attend.
The meeting starts at 19h30.
To sweeten the deal a little, there will be a trail run for all comers before the meeting, starting at the K-Way VOB Clubhouse (the same building as the Constantia Bowls Club in the Constantia Sports complex i.e. where the Constantia Virgin Active is). As you enter the sports complex from the traffic lights at the intersection of Constantia Main Road and Brommersvlei Road you will see the Claremont Cricket Club fields ahead of you and to your left. Then there is a small road to the right which leads to the False Bay Rugby Club (our former home). Ignore that road. The first building on your right after that is the K-Way VOB Running Club aka Constantia Bowls Club.
The trail run (Constantia Greenebelts/Cecilia Forest) will start as close to 17h45 as possible so we can get a decent run in. All levels of ability will be catered for. Showers are available at the club afterwards.
6 x R150 Cape Union Mart vouchers from K-Way are drawn every 4th run at the K-Way VOB Monday Evening City Bowl trail runs.
The latest winners are:
Katya Soggot x 2
Kylie Janse van Vuuren
THE CEO FUND – FINAL NOTICE
We are going to keep this running each Tuesday until the end of September as many people say they haven’t seen it. But the CEO, who is a bit of a stranger to emails and Facebook would like to express his gratitude to all of those who have contributed so far. Very much appreciated. Not his exact words but those words would get through our web marshal.
By now many of you will be aware of the fact that the MATES Chairman (for life) and general global CEO of trail running, Mike Ohlsson, had his vehicle hijacked near the airport on Friday 28 August. Despite having guns waved in his face and the fact that they tried to force him into the passenger seat, Mike managed to get away relatively unscathed. The hijackers got away with his car (most people know that white bakkie) and personal effects and unfortunately none of it was insured. This is the kind of loss that not many people can take easily and we know that Mike relies on his bakkie for his job as well as carting trail runners and MATES trail stuff around. A number of people have approached me as well as the MATES committee with offers to chip in and get a collection going so that those who have received so much from Mike in the past can give a little back; either towards a deposit for a replacement vehicle (his preference is for a Ferrari) or to replace other items taken. MATES have agreed that anyone wanting to chip in can simply pay into the MATES bank account (details below) with the reference OHLSSON and they will send the funds on to him. Please note that this is entirely voluntary and has come about purely from a spirit of support for Mike from his friends and fellow runners. In fact it was going to be kept secret from Mike but we thought it better to clear it with him first so he is aware of it.
MATES Banking Details:
Acc name: Mates
Acc No: 1426579088
Branch code: 470010
MATES 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
From Helen Mearns (exec VP)
MATES will be 5 years old in October.
We plan to have a few beers to celebrate. Bring along anyone you feel would like to be part of the celebration.
Date: Friday 9 October from 4.30pm.
Directions: 73 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Backpackers bar above Yours Truly. Walk into the backpackers and at the check-in desk turn left and head up those stairs. Call me if you are geographically challenged on 0766104795 (Helen).
If you are not an Uber member sign up with this coupon number (gtd43) and get R150 off your ride. Be safe people.
See you Friday the 9th!
TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK
TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2015
MATES TUESDAY – CLASSIC TIME TRIAL ROUTE
YES they are back! We will be starting our normal time trial routes again.
This will also be Mikes last Tuesday run for a month or so, as he has work commitments, so come down for a run.
MTTTT - MATEs Tuesday Trail Time Trial:
Constantia Nek (Car park)
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.
Mike Ohlsson 0823197250
Bring ice cold beers for after.
DRIFTERS BEGINNER TRAIL RUNNING GROUP
Short Run -
Mario will lead a run from the Kloofnek Parking lot round Lions Head for those that are unable to join us in Durbanville at the wine farm for the 'Moon Chaser Night Trail Run' next Tuesday evening...the details for the run are below.
Meeting Place - Kloofnek Parking Lot Date - Tuesday 29th September Distance - +-5-10km Start - +-6:30pm Finish - +-7:45pm
They will meet in the usual parking lot and once everyone has arrived will run up toward Lions Head and circumnavigate one of our favourite mountains...Mario will need a sweep, so before you head out he will ask who is keen to sweep. And then you will hopefully see an awesome sunset on the slopes round the mountain.
The rest of you I will see at the Bloemendal Wine Estate in Durbanville...
Gear we advise you to have when running with us now that its Spring...
1. Head Lights are MOST IMPORTANT! (with new or fully charged batteries) Not optional 2. Wind Proof Jacket 4. Whistle 5. Phone
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.
Leaders: Rod Prodgers (run), John Damata (shuffle), Sonja Damata (walk)
Location: Lion’s Head
Route description: TBA.
Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 9 km
Shufflers: John Damata 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: Sonja Damata 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).
— water/energy drink/munchies — weather-appropriate clothing/gear: long-range weather forecast for 6 pm says clear skies, no rain, 16 °C, wind SE 26 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
Thurs 1 Oct: Meet at NEWLANDS FOREST ready to run at 18h00.
Silvertree Trail, Kirstenbosch route.
Meet in the parking area at the helipad / fire station / Parks Board offices.
Bring headlamps along…….just in case. Check that they are 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
TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-Way VOB Medium Distance Trail Running Group)
RHODES MEMORIAL / PLUMPUDDING / KING’S BLOCKHOUSE
Having stayed away from the Mountain these last few weeks it’s time to returnso it’s the Plum Pudding Hillroute:-
From Rhodes Memorial towards King’s Block house via Heartbreak Hill and then descending towards Constantia Nek via Ascension Gulley, Woodcutters and along the boardwalks above Newlands Forest to the start.
Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the Old Zoo Parking below Rhodes Memorial ready to start at 07:00
Terrain and Distance
The start is a good warm up to Rhodes Memorial, and leads quite far round towards town on jeep track to link up with the end of the first leg of the Table Mountain Challenge. Heartbreak Hill (or variation) will take your breath away as we climb almost up to the King's Block House. Once at the turnstile, it's all downhill. Some single track before we meet up with the boardwalks that lead through the towering trees, passing the still abundant waterfalls and luscious verdant winter forest. Once past the round table picnic spot, we meander again on jeep track towards Constantia Nek, but turn back towards the start to end the run at just about 11 kms.
From the Rhodes Mem parking lot looking at the mountain we take the top left path and go up. The path intersects with the jeep track but we keep going UP to the upper contour path to the turnstile just below the Blockhouse where TMC Leg 2 starts. Then we turn left and follow the contour path taking care not to take any turn offs up to Ravines or down to Newlands forest. When we get to Skeleton Gorge junction we turn around and come back. Simple.
Distance: ±14 kms taking about 2h30 mins.
The Recovery group will follow a slightly shorter route at a more modest pace. The Walk/Run group to be confirmed.
Have a good week.
ALSO ON SATURDAY
SPUR BERG AND BEACH TRAIL RUN – 3 /4 OCTOBER 2015 - HERMANUS
Brookside seems to be becoming quite the sports services hub these days.
In the same complex is a very highly recommended (personally) health and fitness personal trainer amongst other skills, Chris Lippstreu. If you need further details on what he offers you can contact me (Tim).
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
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
Monday – Thursday 7h30am – 3h45pm
Friday 7h30am – 3h45pm
1st FloorSunrise Building
55 Morningside Drive
(Behind Sunrise House, same building as Freeline and Sue Farmer)
021 531 4538
Branding and printing - Cheeki Graphix
MATES have told me that they have found a great solution for the branding and printing of their running shirts, caps and anything else at a very reasonable cost. One of Mike’s very useful connections.
“For all your branding and promotional printing contact Cheeki Graphic