Monday, November 30, 2015

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2015


Hi Everyone

 

TRAIL SHOP AND NOTICES

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING EMAILS

 

There will be no Weekend Wrap Up email from me this coming Friday but no doubt there will still be a Table Mountain Trailers email confirming their run.

 

 

APPEAL FOR USED RUNNING SHOES

 

We have a K-Way VOB runner in need of used (or new) shoes that still have some wear left in them.  Mens size 9 ½ to 10.  Road or Trail.  This is for a runner who is financially in need so it would need to be a donation.  If you have shoes that meet this description that you don’t mind parting with, please drop me an email on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

 

 

K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN – 7 DECEMBER 2015

 

The final city bowl trail run will take place from Kloof Nek car park on Monday 7 December 2015 and there will also be the final lucky draw for the year.

 

All runners welcome.

 

Starts 17h50 for 18h00 and will be about 10kms.

 

 

 

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2015

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

LONGER DISTANCE TRAIL GROUP

 

Join the MATES Clover Run if you are looking for a longer run on Saturday.

 

Venue:

Constant Nek - Start from the Bailiffs.

Route:

Involves three legs which can be completed in any order you prefer. Starting at the Bailiffs you need to go to the following beacons - Maclears, Judas Peak and Eagles nest, using the starting point as a check in after each challenge.

The run can also be run as a relay, but either way all three legs must be completed. The finish will be at the Constantia Nek parking area, followed by a few cold beverages and a skottle.

Time:

5am (Hike to the Bailiffs)

6am (we will start the run)

For more info contact:

Anthony - 082 898 7704

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

Sunbird Centre and Silvermine S/E

 

Route
From the Sunbird Centre up Silvermine valley, round to the Amphitheatre and back.

 

Run Leader/Manager

Natalie Marcus

 

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV at the junction of Ou Kaapse Weg and Silvermine Rd.  Park well off the road along the fence ofthe retirement villages.  Ready to start at 06H30.

 

How to get there? 

Drive up Ou Kaapse Weg from the Constantia Valley side, over the top and past the entrances to both Silvermine North West on your right and South East on your left.   Continue down into Silvermine valley to the only cross road.   Turn right as if going to Noordhoek and park on the side of Silvermine Rd well off the tar.

 

Terrain and Distance
A good downhill jog to the centre then a gradually steeping run up the valley to the nature reserve.   From there on undulating bush trails,  some gravel tracks and we will make our way around the Kalk Bay Mountains before returning down Silvermine valley and a good uphill push back to the cross road.   

 Distance more or less 14 Kms taking in the region of 2hrs 30 mins

 

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 11km

 

Walking Group

There will be no walking group this week

 

Dogs
Please note that K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather, and maybe also a cap and sunscreen

 

 Regards  

Natalie (0825587785)

 

 

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER 2015

 

MATES TUESDAY TRAIL TIME TRIAL

 

MATES TUESDAY PACE GROUP PACK RUNS - 

 

All Runners Welcome

 

Venue:

Newlands Forest

 

Route:

Normal  Newlands Time Trial Route; maybe an extended version now that they are pack runs.

 

Time:

6pm

 

Paceman:

Mike and / or Anthony - 082 898 7704

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

 

 

DRIFTERS BEGINNER TRAIL RUNNING GROUP

 

Date - Tuesday 1st December
Meeting Place - Constantia Nek
Distance - +-7-10km
Start - +-6:40pm
Finish - +-8:45pm

Join us in the Southern Suburbs once again but from Constantia Nek.  We are going to be doing a surprise run. 

Wait and see...

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.

Alister Penny - 0836586825
Beryl Penny - 0712679752
Mario Maulicino - 0825645789



TUESDAY TRAILS

Kloof Nek car park.

 

Bring headlamp just in case.

 

Two pace groups: Medium and Fast

 

 

 

Have a great week Everyone.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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Friday, November 27, 2015

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi All

 

SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2015

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

To join Table Mountain Trailers

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-Way VOB Medium Distance Trail Running Group)

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN – CONSTANTIA NEK / NURSERY RAVINE LOOP

This Saturday we'll do a circular route from Constantia Nek to Nursery Ravine,

past the dams and back along Smuts Track.

Route
A circular run starting from Constantia Neck along the jeep track through Cecilia Forest, then onto the single track above Kirstenbosch as far as Nursery Ravine.

A good climb up Nursery Ravine, then we head right at the top and run along Smuts track to Breakfast Rock at the top of Skeletons Gorge. There we head towards the dams along the sandy track, keeping left around the edge of the dam. We loop back to pick up Smuts Track again and head back towards the Baliff's cottage. Easy downhill from here with a choice of keeping to the jeep track or short-cutting down the single tracks back to the carpark.


Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the Constantia Neck parking area opposite the restaurant Ready to start at 0630

Terrain and Distance
Gentle warm up through the forest with a few modest hills. Then flattish single track

to Nursery. Steep but not too long ascent up Nursery Ravine. Then undulating single track around the dams and back to the car park. Distance about 12 Kms taking more or less about 2 - 2.30hrs.

Recovery and Slow Groups

The Recovery and Slow groups will follow a slightly shorter route at their more modest paces.

See you there!

Tamsyn

 

ALSO ON SATURDAY

 

CONSTANTIA GREENBELT PARKRUN

 

See details on http://www.parkrun.co.za/constantiagreenbelt/

 

 

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

14km

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2015

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

Newlands Forest

 

Venue:

Newlands Forest

 

Distance:

3 hours (±20 km)

 

Route:

Always fun and exciting, so just come down and enjoy.

 

Time:

6:30am

 

Paceman:

Mike Martin or the fit Mike Ohlsson

 

Notes:

Proper thermal base layers, waterproof jacket, cell phone, emergency space blanket etc…as well as enough energy snacks to see you through the whole run.

 

“Do not forget to put on the sunblock!”

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

Also on Sunday

 

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 29 NOVEMBER 2015

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

VOLUNTEER WILDFIRE SERVICES (VWS) OPEN DAY – CHRYSALIS ACADEMY TOKAI FOREST – 29 NOVEMBER 2015

 

Family fun day.  See flyer attached hereto.

 

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

 

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

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

 

 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INFO


Hi Everyone

 

This is traditionally 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.  Most of the time 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 / other items re-advertised them please let Tim know on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .  Otherwise, social media is proving very effective.  Join some of the various trail running Facebook and Twitter groups and advertise there.

 

 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2015

 

 

MATES TUESDAY TRAIL TIME TRIAL

 

MATES TUESDAY PACE GROUP PACK RUNS - 

 

All Runners Welcome

 

Venue:

Newlands Forest

 

Route:

Normal  Newlands Time Trial Route; maybe an extended version now that they are pack runs.

 

Time:

6pm

 

Paceman:

Anthony - 082 898 7704

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

 

 

DRIFTERS BEGINNER TRAIL RUNNING GROUP

 

Newlands forest. 

We will go up the jeep track to the blockhouse and then take the scramble trail behind the blockhouse up and above it.  We will eventually go along the contour path and traverse toward town...dropping down to the lower trail and returning to the blockhouse and then down to Newlands again...

Another one not to be missed!

Date - Tuesday 24th November
Meeting Place - Foresters Arms Newlands
Distance - +-7-10km
Start - +-6:40pm
Finish - +-8:15pm

Date - Tuesday 10th November
Meeting Place - Kloofnek Parking Lot
Distance - +-6-9km
Start - +-6:30pm
Finish - +-7:45pm


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.

Alister Penny - 0836586825
Beryl Penny - 0712679752
Mario Maulicino - 0825645789



TUESDAY TRAILS

Newlands Forest car park 17h50 for 18h00 start. 

 

Bring headlamp just in case.

 

Two pace groups: Medium and Fast

 

 

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2015

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK

 

Date:  Wednesday 25 November 2015

Time:  ready to go at 5.45 pm sharp

Leaders: Freda Walters (run), Jonathan Mylrea (shuffle), Cheryl Jenks (walk)

Location: Newlands Forest Magical Mystery Tour

Route description:  Tonight's leader has stepped in at short notice because of an injury-forced withdrawal so these route details are a little vague, but it will be a worth the effort. From the start (see Directions below) we'll go up into the forest following a magical miscellaneous mix of jeep tracks and hiking paths, perhaps some boardwalk thrown in, and then the usual breakneck return to the parking area start. Sunset is at 7.37 pm.

Duration and distance:  approx 90 mins, approx 9 km
 
Shufflers: Jonathan Mylrea 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: Cheryl Jenks 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).

Grading
—   100% runnable
—   A1
—   pack run

Starting point:  Newlands Forest Station / Fire Base parking area (click for Google Maps)

Directions:  From the city or northern suburbs, take the M3 south towards Muizenberg, pass UCT and move into the right-hand lane in preparation for turning right (across the oncoming traffic — beware!), about 800 m beyond the Rhodes Memorial exit, at the sign indicating "Municipal Depots / Wildfire Services / Reservoir", into the Newlands Forestry Station / Fire Base parking area. From the Muizenberg side, take the next exit left after the Newlands Ave / Paradise Road traffic lights, at the sign indicating "Municipal Depots / Wildfire Services / Reservoir".

Equipment

— 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 cloudy skies, no rain, 19 °C, wind S 30 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: 25 Nov: Tim Bellairs, Smith & Wesson

 

EXTREME LIGHTS NIGHT SERIES RACE 2 (DIRTOPIA) – 25 NOVEMBER 2015

25 Nov - Extreme Lights Night Series #2 @L'Avenir - entries open

www.dirtopia.co.za

 

 

THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2015

CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS

On Thursday 26th November we meet at Kloof Nek for the run to start at 18h00. We will do the Signal Hill – Lion's Head circuit.

 Meet in the parking area on the left just 100 metres up Tafelberg Road from the traffic circle on Kloof Nek.

 The route starts from the Kloof Nek parking area (where the Sanparks info centre is).  Our route will start with a crossing of Kloof road at the Nek (please be careful), head up Signal Hill Road, and then almost immediately we turn left and head along the single track path that follows the spine of Signal Hill to the viewpoint at the end of Signal Hill. We then head back the way we came for a short while, until we get to the foot of Lion's Head itself, where we turn right (west). We will take a beautiful route back along a scenic path that runs along the lower western slopes of Lion's Head well above the houses of Bantry Bay and Clifton with superb views of the setting sun.

 Difficulty grading: 7/10 (not too much in the way of hills, but some sections where the path is a little uneven underfoot.)

 Distance is 9 km's.

 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 28 NOVEMBER 2015

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

To join Table Mountain Trailers

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-Way VOB Medium Distance Trail Running Group)

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN – CONSTANTIA NEK / NURSERY RAVINE LOOP

This Saturday we'll do a circular route from Constantia Nek to Nursery Ravine,

past the dams and back along Smuts Track.

Route
A circular run starting from Constantia Neck along the jeep track through Cecelia Forest, then onto the single track above Kirstenbosch as far as Nursery Ravine.

A good climb up Nursery Ravine, then we head right at the top and run along Smuts

track to Breakfast Rock at the top of Skeletons Gorge. There we head towards the

dams along the sandy track, keeping left around the edge of the dam. We loop back to pick up Smuts Track again and head back towards the Baliff's cottage. Easy downhill from here with a choice of keeping to the jeep track or short-cutting down the single tracks back to the carpark.


Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the Constantia Neck parking area opposite the restaurant Ready to start at 0630

Terrain and Distance
Gentle warm up through the forest with a few modest hills. Then flattish single track

to Nursery. Steep but not too long ascent up Nursery Ravine. Then undulating single track around the dams and back to the carpark. Distance about 12 Kms taking more or less about 2 - 2.30hrs.

Recovery and Slow Groups

The Recovery and Slow groups will follow a slightly shorter route at their more modest paces.

See you there!

Tamsyn

 

ALSO ON SATURDAY

 

CONSTANTIA GREENBELT PARKRUN

 

See details on http://www.parkrun.co.za/constantiagreenbelt/

 

 

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

14km

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2015

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

Newlands Forest

 

Venue:

Newlands Forest

 

Distance:

3 hours (±20 km)

 

Route:

Always fun and exciting, so just come down and enjoy.

 

Time:

6:30am

 

Paceman:

Mike Martin or the fit Mike Ohlsson

 

Notes:

Proper thermal base layers, waterproof jacket, cell phone, emergency space blanket etc…as well as enough energy snacks to see you through the whole run.

 

"Do not forget to put on the sunblock!"

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

Also on Sunday

 

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 29 NOVEMBER 2015

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.   

 

 

THE CLOVER RUN – 5 DECEMBER 2015

Venue:

Constant Nek - Start from the Bailiffs.

Route:

Involves three legs which can be completed in any order you prefer. Starting at the Bailiffs you need to go to the following beacons - Maclears, Judas Peak and Eagles nest, using the starting point as a check in after each challenge.

The run can also be run as a relay, but either way all three legs must be completed. The finish will be at the Constantia Nek parking area, followed by a few cold beverages and a skottle.

Time:

5am (Hike to the Bailiffs)

6am (we will start the run)

For more info contact:

Anthony - 082 898 7704

 

 

SUMMER TRAIL RUN (DIRTOPIA) – 5 DECEMBER 2015

 

05 Dec - Summer Trail Run @Delvera presented by Full Stride

 

www.dirtopia.co.za

 

 

K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  7 DECEMBER 2015

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL RUN FOR THE YEAR.  AFTER THIS WE TAKE A CHRISTMAS BREAK AND WILL RESUME ON 18 JANUARY 2016.

All runners welcome.

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

Distance about 9 - 10km.  60 – 75 minutes.

For more info contact Tim on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

 

 

EXTREME LIGHTS NIGHT SERIES RACE 3 (DIRTOPIA) – 9 DECEMBER 2015

 

09 Dec - Extreme Lights Night Series #3 @Knorhoek - entries open

 

www.dirtopia.co.za

 

 

FALKE TRAIL RUN SERIES RACE 4 – WARWICK WINE ESTATE – STELLENBOSCH 13 DECEMBER 2015

 

13 Dec - Trilogy Trail Run @Warwick presented by Falke

 

5km, 7.5km, 12.5km and 15km options

 

www.dirtopia.co.za

 

 

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

 

7km or 12km options

 

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

 

KILIMANJARO MARATHON / HALF MARATHON – 28 FEBRUARY 2016

For queries or event flyer email Debbie Harrison on debbie@deepbluemedia.co.za .

 

THE WILD ELEPHANT TRAIL (SRI LANKA) – 4 to 11 MARCH 2016

A 6 day, 200km stage race through Sri Lanka. It was nominated for the 2016 running award so it's clearly very well organised and sought after.

http://www.global-limits.com/the-wild-elephant-trail.html

Video Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/124025958

The event is from 4 - 11 March 2016.

For more information please contact Megan Mackenzie on meg.p.mackenzie@gmail.com .

 

 

MERRELL AUTUMN NIGHT SERIES (3 RACES) – GROOT CONSTANTIA / KLEIN CONSTANTIA

 

DATES: 6th, 13th, 20th April 2016 (3 run series)
Merrell Autumn Night Run Series... powered by Black Diamond. Hosted at Simon's Restaurant.

Where: Cape Town

Start & Finish: Simon's Restaurant at Groot Constantia
Distance: 5.5km & 8km
Discipline: Trail Running by headlamp

Start time: 18h30
Limited Entries: 300 runners per night

Entries Open: 11th Jan 2016

Online Entry Fee: R140 / R120
Description: There is nothing better than
midweek night time fun through the historic vineyards of Groot and Klein Constantia with a super festive post-race vibe at Simon's restaurant. Lots of prizes on offer, wine tasting from Groot Constantia and a guaranteed bottle of wine for every entry will ensure a great evening. Different routes each week challenge the racers and excite the trail newcomers and of course the "Come as CRAZY and COLOURFUL as you CAN competition" on the final night where there is always a wacky winner. Night time running is an experience you should all try at least once! www.mountainrunner.co.za

 

 

MERRELL HOBBIT TRAIL RUNS – 29 / 30 APRIL 2016

 

DATE: 90km 29th & 30th April 2016 / 38km & 16km & 5km – 30th April 2016
Merrell Hobbit Trail Runs

Where: Hogsback

Start & Finish: Arminel Hotel, Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Distance: 90km – 2 days / 38km / 16km / 5km
Discipline: Trail Running

Entries Open: 1st Nov 2016.

Online Entry Fee: R2400 / R450 / R150 / R100
Description: The Merrell Hobbit Journey is a 2 day staged run of the Amathole Hiking Trail.
Just thirty brave journeymen and women share in the adventure covering 90km of varied and magical terrain. From Maden Dam explore the enchanted indigenous forests and intriguing Amathole Mountains up to Cata mountain hut to pass the night with good food, good cheer and tired company. The next morning forge onward past cascading waterfalls and across crystal clear streams while enveloped in glorious vistas, and no small amount of sweat, to finally descend into Hogsback.

 

Meanwhile, the 38km run on Saturday may be referred to as the short one at this event but this phenomenal route is consistently noted as the 'most value per kilometre' trail run in the country. Showcasing an immense variety of terrain and challenges, the course has determined runners building a very special relationship with the ups and downs of mountain running. The 16km and 5km routes are neither flat nor easy, but very doable and see a mixture of racers and casual runners all loving the magical vibe of the forest along well marked routes. www.mountainrunner.co.za

 

 

VICTORIA FALLS MARATHON / HALF MARATHON – 3 JULY 2016

For queries or event flyer email Debbie Harrison on debbie@deepbluemedia.co.za .

 

RACING MADAGASCAR – 19 – 24 JULY 2016

Racing Madagascar is the new race created by Boogie Pilgrim, organizer of Racing The Planet 2014© and Tour Operator in Madagascar for more than 25 years

www.racing-madagascar.com/en/

The Race

An Accessible Trail

150K in 6 days

Dates

From 19th to 24th of July 2016

A Responsible Event

50€ directly given to Diego Handisport Federation for each entry

The Place

In the North of Madagascar

Red Tsingy, Mountain of the French, Sakalavas Bay... and much more outstanding sightseeings !

Extras

·         Qualifying Race for UTMB© 2017 (4 pts)

·         Supporters Tour with dedicated offer

Organization

25+ years of experience at your service

SPECIAL CLUB OFFERS AVAILABLE !
Get in touch with Cedric to know more !

 

 

 

MERRELL WHALE OF TRAIL – 26 AUGUST 2016

DATE: 6th Aug 2016
Merrell Whale of Trail in partnership with Cape Nature

Where: Western Cape

Start & Finish: De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Distance: 53km
Discipline: Trail Running

Entries Open: 1st November 2016

Entry Fee: R2500

Description: The Merrell Whale of Trail event, in partnership with Cape Nature, is the only opportunity each year for just 175 nature loving athletes to run hard on this iconic trail while treading lightly on the earth and has become a must-do for those who have already tackled the more conventional runs out there.

The 53km route takes runners on a journey from the Potberg nature reserve to Koppie Alleen in CapeNature's flagship De Hoop Nature Reserve. The first half winds through unique fynbos covered mountains with expansive views of the Breede River Valley and mouth and then descends to the enchanting Noetsie Bay, turning west and winding along the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean, with a mix of sandy beach and coasteering trails with the shining white dunes of the finish area teasingly and tantalisingly in sight.

Bang in the middle of whale season, runners are left wondering who is watching who as scores of the annual migratory cetaceans continually breach out the water, spy hopping and waving their fins at the passers-by. www.whaleoftrail.co.za

 

 

 

MERRELL SPRING NIGHT RUN SERIES

 

DATE: 7th, 14th, 21st September 2016 (3 run series)
Merrell Spring Night Run Series... powered by Black Diamond.

Where: Cape Town

Start & Finish: Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape
Distance: 5.5km & 8km
Discipline: Trail Running by headlamp

Start time: 18h45
Entries Open: 1st June

Online Entry Fee: R140/ R120
Description: M
idweek night time fun celebrating the return of Spring in the historic vineyards of Groot and Klein Constantia with a super festive post-race vibe at Jonkershuis restaurant. Lots of prizes on offer, wine tasting from Groot Constantia and a guaranteed bottle of wine for every entry will ensure a great evening. Different routes each week challenge the racers and excite the trail newcomers and of course dress BRIGHT and LUMINOUS for the "Come as CRAZY and COLOURFUL as you CAN competition" on the final night. Night time running is an experience you should all try at least once! www.mountainrunner.co.za

 

 

 

USEFUL MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

WORKSHOPS

SSISA

TBA

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPISTS / PHYSIOTHERAPISTS / PERSONAL TRAINERS

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

  • Sports massage therapy offered at Villager Football Club by qualified massage therapist, Tarryn Mutch. Massage duration structured as 30min, 45min and 1 hour.

 

Email tarryn@tmbiokineticist.co.za for further information and/or to  make a booking.

 

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).

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

 

 

FUNKY PANTS RUNNING KIT

You'll know it when you see it.  More complete info to follow soon.  Extremely comfortable running lycra.  Contact Jade de Hutton on jadedpiglet@gmail.com .

 

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.runningthecape.com

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.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  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.  For more information contact Tim Bellairs on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

·         K-Way VOB Table Mountain Trailers:  Saturday mornings.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  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.  For more info contact Peter Rogers (p.d.n.rogers@gmail.com ).

  • K-Way VOB Monday Evening City Bowl Group:  Every second Monday evening from Kloof Nek car park.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  8 – 10kms and most paces can be accommodated.  Nothing too technical.  For more information contact Tim Bellairs on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

·         MATES:  Sunday mornings, Tuesday Evening Time Trials and some night runs.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  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.   For more info contact Antony Murray on Anthony@proofcc.co.za .

·         CRAG / CSAG / CWAG:  Wednesday evenings.  All runners welcome.  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.  For more info contact Rod Prodgers at rodprodgers@icloud.com or Christo Steyn at trailrunner@sobonana.co.za or Ezan Wilson at ezanwilson@gmail.com .

·         Celtics:  Thursday evenings.  All runners welcome.  Not just for club members.  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 CFP®

BA LLB (UCT) PG Dip Financial Planning (US)

 

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