Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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.

 

JONKERSHOEK 38km ENTRY FOR SALE OR SWAP

 

Message from Illona Pelser:

 

"I need to sell my ticket to the Jonkershoek 38km race (17th April) because sadly I am injured.  I will sell it for R500 or swap for the 24km and R150."

 

Please contact Illona directly on illona@gmail.com .

 

 

TSTSIKAMMA 65km TRAIL RUN (23 APRIL 2016) ENTRY FOR SALE

 

Message from Margitta "Mags" Haacke

 

"Unfortunately I will not be able to do the inaugural Tsitsikamma 65km trail run on 23rd of April. I paid R2600 which includes the transport to the start. I am selling my entry for R2200."

 

Contact Mags on 076 930 9817  / Margitta_haacke@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

VOLUNTEER WILDFIRE SERVICES RECRUITMENT

 

We are looking for new volunteers to join this fire-fighting family – especially in the South Peninsula. They are holding info sessions for potential new recruits in March and April. Volunteers then train from April so they are ready for the next fire season. Details are below.

 

If you'd like anything more please let Cathy Williams know by email Cathy@oncoursecommunication.co.za or on 021 782 0877 / 084 682 2847.

 

 

Twitter (105 characters)

Join @VWSFires & become a volunteer firefighter - http://bit.ly/VWSRecruitment. Training starts in April.

 

Facebook (29 words)

@VolunteerWildfireServices needs you! If you'd like to be a member of their volunteer firefighting family come to the info sessions this March & April - http://bit.ly/VWSRecruitment or email recruitment@vws.org.za.

 

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Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS) is looking for volunteers to join their fire-fighting family. Training starts in April. For info http://bit.ly/VWSRecruitment or email recruitment@vws.org.za.

 

 About Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS):

 

Volunteer Wildfire Services (VWS) has been combating dangerous wildfires since the devastating fires of 1999 in Cape Town.

 

Today, VWS has approximately 220 members at four stations (Newlands, Jonkershoek, South Peninsula and a newly developing one in Grabouw). The non-profit organisation is managed and run completely by volunteers - no members or management are paid for the work they do. Since its inception VWS has assisted Table Mountain National Park, CapeNature, Overberg District Municipality and Winelands District Municipality with some of the wildest fires in the Western Cape.

 

VWS is on stand-by to respond to wildfires 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Most VWS volunteers have day jobs, some are students, some are retired, others run their own companies – but all are dedicated, motivated and highly trained to ensure the ultimate goal of wildfire suppression. To date VWS members have completed more than 56,000 active fire-fighting hours.

 

With the ongoing support of the community, VWS hopes to continue to protect and save South Africa's natural heritage, property, lives and the mountain water catchment areas.

 

URLs / Links
www.vws.org.za

Facebook/VolunteerWildfireServices

 

 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016

 

MATES TUESDAY TRAIL TIME TRIAL

 

Newlands forest:

 

Venue:

Newlands forest (VWS Car park)

 

Time:

6pm.

 

Timekeeper:

Anthony 082 898 7704

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

 
WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 2016

 

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK (CRAG email not receieved yet so this info is from the CRAG Diary)

 

Date:  Wednesday 30 March 2016

 

Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm sharp

 

Leaders: Martin Kleynhans (run), Gavin Goldblatt (shuffle), Cheryl Jenks (walk)

 

Location: Newlands Forest

 

Route description:  TBA

 

Duration and distance: approx 100 mins, approx 10 km

 

Shufflers: Gavin Goldblatt makes a long overdue but most welcome return to the trails and will lead a slower, more relaxed run, leaving from the same place at the same time, for the same approximate duration. Please note that the normal CSAG pace, whilst slower than the runner group, is intended to get the heart rate up and the lungs pumping, and provide a good work-out for those who, for whatever reason, don't run quite as quickly as they once used to. Shufflers are advised to bring/wear the appropriate kit (see below, Equipment).

 

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. Please note that the normal CWAG pace is quite fast — the walk is not intended to be a gentle stroll in the park; it will get the heart rate up and the lungs pumping, and provide a good work-out for those who, for whatever reason, don't run. Walkers are advised to bring/wear the appropriate kit (see below, Equipment).

 

Grading

100% runnable

A1
—  pack run

 

Starting point:  Newlands Forest Parking Area (VWS Offices) on the M3, Newlands

 

Equipment

 

Bring a charged / fresh batteries headlamp just for the last section of the run.

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 forecast for 6 pm says partly cloudy, no rain, 23 °C, wind SE 30 kph

personal medication (if required)

something liquid for post-run rehydrate session

warmer/dry clothing for the rehydrate session

whatever else you personally need for comfortable safe trail running

 

Car guards: 23 Mar — TBA

 

 

 PLEASE TAKE NOTE

 

The latest emergency numbers being promoted by SANParks, TMNP, SAPS and all the others are

  • City emergency — 021 480 7700: calls patched through direct to Joint Ops Centre and then routed to relevant responders
  • Table Mountain National Park rangers — 0861 106 417: goes directly to Visitor Safety rangers; report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, persons, objects, possible camp sites, bark stripping, etc etc

 

Tracking services

  • Hikers Network Mountain Safety tracking http://hikersnetwork.co.za/mountain-safety/ — this is a WhatsApp group where you check in with details of your proposed route and ETA, and check out when you're done; group comms are monitored by the duty team (all volunteers with vast experience and knowledge of the mountain, and in direct contact with appropriate responders), who will keep an eye on your progress and follow up if you don't check out within a reasonable time after your ETA
  • mySOS cell phone app — download and register; the icon will sit on your phone's home screen and you can set the app to activate the service by tapping on the icon or you can activate manually; a nominated next-of-kin will also be notified; you can add your personal service providers, such as medical, roadside assistance and "other" so the app is useful for more than just mountain activities

 

This message is sent out to all subscribers to the mailing list of CRAG (Cape Runners Against Gravity).

  1. To subscribe, send an email to crag-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  2. To unsubscribe, send an email to crag-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
  3. To change your email address, perform Step 2 from the old address and then Step 1 from the new address.

 

 

 

THURSDAY 31 APRIL 2016

CELTICS THURSDAY SUMMER TRAIL RUNS

On Thursday 31st March we meet at Newlands Forest for the run to start at 18h00. We will do the Silvertree Trail Route.

 Meet 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 is undulating as it heads from Newlands Forest initially with a few uphills before linking up with the Silvertree Trail. We head along the Silvertree trail, before eventually cutting down into Kirstenbosch before heading back along the lower rollercoaster route into Newlands Forest.

The distance is about 7,8kms.

Difficulty rating – 7/10.
 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 

To subscribe to this group because you do want to receive this email, send a blank (subject and main body) email to celtictrailruns+subscribe@googlegroups.com 

To unsubscribe from this group because you do not want to receive this email any more, send a blank (subject and body) email to celtictrailruns+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com

 

 

FRIDAY 1 APRIL 2016

 

DRIFTERS TRAIL RUNNING GROUP – SHORT RUN

 

TBA - contact Beryl Penny in the meantime if you need to know.


Gear we advise you have as we head from Summer into Autumn

1.  Head Lights (Not Optional!)
2.  Wind Proof Jacket
3.  Whistle
4.  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.

We also now have a Whatsapp group so please join us for easy communication re our trail runs and if and when we ever run late a great tool to keep you in the loop...

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

 

 

SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2015

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP TOGETHER WITH MATES

 

MATES FIGURE OF EIGHT

 

This is an ultra-distance MATES run from Constantia Nek.  Leg 1 south over Vlakkenberg / Manganese Mines / Blackburn Ravine / Level 5 / Vlakkenberg and back to Constantia Nek.  Then Leg 2 up onto Table Mountain.  A loop around the top and finish at Constantia Nek.

 

We are still waiting for full details from MATES and these will be sent out later in the week.  Puffer runners, this is great training so put it in your diaries.

 

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

SIGNAL HILL / LIONS HEAD CIRCUIT

 

Our next run will be a Signal Hill/Lion's Head circuit. The two groups will run along the spine of Signal Hill along the single track path to the end and back to the kramat, where the Fast Group will begin the climb up to the higher circular path around Lion's Head, and the Medium group will take the lower path around the base of the Head. (If anybody in the main group wishes to go to the summit, you're very welcome!) After the Fast group has climbed up to their chosen level, they'll retrace their steps for a few meters to arrive at the kramat again, from whence they'll follow the Medium group's tracks around the base of the mountain and back to the start.

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the Kloof Nek parking area ready to run at 6h30.

Terrain and Distance
A very gentle but steadily upward path along the spine of Signal Hill, followed by a steep climb for the Fast group and a meandering flattish path for the Mediums. There is not too much technical terrain this week so it's almost 100% runnable. The Fast Group's distance will be 12-14kms, taking around 2hrs. The Medium group will run for some 90 minutes, covering about 10km.

Slow Group to be advised.

What you need

Water, whistle, and waterproof jacket. Sunrise is pegged at 6:59am. You may wish to bring a headlamp for the start.

 

This week's run coordinator: Lorraine Nevin 072 575 0914

 

 

 Warning for all K-Way VOB Trail Runs:  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 on Saturday

 

CONSTANTIA GREENBELT PARKRUN

 

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

 

 

 

SUNDAY 3 APRIL 2016

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

Running on Saturday.

 

 

 

Also on Sunday

 

 

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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.   

 

Hopefully this will be substantially more updated with events by next week!

  

  K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  4 APRIL 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 .

 

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

 

 

OCEAN2OCEAN – 23 APRIL 2016

 

The next ocean2ocean will be on the 23 April.
http://hikecapetown.co.za/ocean2ocean/

 

 

 

OORLOGSKLOOF TRAIL RUN – 23 APRIL 2016

 

Entries open

 

5km / 16km & 42km (Team or Solo)

 

www.quantumadventures.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

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 30 APRIL 2016

 

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

 

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

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 28 MAY 2016 2015

 

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

 

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

 

 

GROOTVADERSBOSCH TRAIL RUN – 18 / 19 JUNE 2016

 

32km and / or 20km the following day.

 

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 25 JUNE 2016

 

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

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.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 !

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 30 JULY 2016

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 27 AUGUST 2016

 

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

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.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: Midweek 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

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 24 SEPTEMBER 2016 2015

 

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

 

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

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 29 OCTOBER 2016

 

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

 

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

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 26 NOVEMBER 2016

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

USEFUL MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

WORKSHOPS

SSISA

 

COMRADES FOR STARFISH FOUNDATION

 

A message from one of our runners, Barbara Kingsley (BarbaraK@stbb.co.za ):

 

"I am very happy to say that I have entered Comrades 2016 and have decided this year that I would like to support the Starfish Foundation, who supports, amongst other things,  vulnerable and orphaned children affected by HIV / AIDS

 

Last year when I ran the Comrades, as I ran past a little boy in one of the rural areas in my HIV + vest, he ran beside me clapping, and excitedly shouting "Run, Hiv Plus, Run".   I don't think that I will ever forget the innocence of the words of that little boy, and that moment really hit home as to how HIV / AIDS should never touch the life of ANY child.  Sadly, however, it affects the lives of far too many children. 

 

I attach my link for my charity page and would greatly appreciate any contribution. 

 

https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/personal/profile.php?eventid=2921&recordid=17737

 

 

 

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

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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