Friday, October 28, 2016

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: LATE NOTICE


Sorry about the late notice.

 

There will be no K-Way VOB Trail Running emails to this group until Thursday next week as I will be off on study leave.  Table Mountain Trailers emails remain unaffected by this.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com

 



K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi Everyone

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR: MAD2RUN TRAIL RUN (GROOT CONSTANTIA) – 2 NOVEMBER 2016

 

I k now this is late notice but please check out the attached flyer for this new charity trail run at Groot Constantia next Wed 2 November 2016.  18h00 – 20h00.  Sent to me by Lisa Paterson (lpaterson1@yahoo.com) .

 

Please support it if you can.

 

ALL PROCEEDS from this event will go towards MAD2Run, and we hope you’ll lace up your running shoes, dress with a touch of MADness and join us to support a great cause. 


**COST & TICKETS**

R200 for the 10 km route
R150 for the 5 km route

Tickets are available online via 
https://www.quicket.co.za/events/22816-mad2run-trail-run/#/ 

All tickets include: a bottle of Groot Constantia wine, a free Osumo smoothie voucher and a discount voucher for a UCook box. 
The first 100 tickets will also receive a Groot Constantia wine tasting voucher - don’t wait and sign up now! 

**SIMON’S RESTAURANT**

Our friends at Simon’s in Groot Constantia will be hosting a R75 burger special, so you can tuck into a delicious dinner after the race. There will also be a cash bar to celebrate with a beer or two.

**RACE DAY**
- Registration: 6pm to 7pm outside Simon's 
- Start time: 7:15pm outside Simon's
- Parking: available outside Simon's 
- Prizes will be awarded on the night of the event – more details to follow

Show us you're as MAD about running to Make A Difference as we are, and dress with a touch of MADness

 

 

 

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2016

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE TRAIL GROUP

 

PLEASE RUN WITH TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

SILVERMINE NORTH – GATE 1

 

Next week sees us return to Silvermine North (the side where the dam is). Note the later start time of 7am as this is the Summer opening time for Silvermine Gate 1.

Route
We start at the middle parking area or mountain bikers parking and follow the trail along Steenberg Ridge to Elephant’s Eye lookout. From there we head to the old Blackburn lookout spot. Then we take the Panorama trail to Noordhoek Peak. Come back via the Silvermine Orange Kloof trail, onto the trail that runs parallel to the river. Cross the tar road back to the mountain bikers parking.

Rendezvous and start time
Middle parking/Mountain bikers parking lot in Silvermine ready to start at 7am. That means you need to be at the gate by 645am latest.

How to get there?  
Coming from Cape Town, turn right off Ou Kaapse Weg to Gate 1 Silvermine.

Terrain and distance
Single track and jeep track, some climbs. About 12-14 kms.

Medium group
The Medium group will follow the same route at a more modest pace. Or their leader may decide to take a shortcut.

Slow group
Peter will lead the Slow group on a shorter route.

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

What to bring
Green/Wild Card/R45 entrance fee.
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather. Water is essential on this route.

WP Trail AGM
Please come along to the VOB clubhouse at 8pm this Tuesday evening for the WP Trail AGM.


See you there!
Allison
0839837152

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/

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN FOREST NIGHT RUN @ MURATIE (DIRTOPIA)

This Saturday night, 29 November, Dirtopia presents the annual Halloween Forest Nightrun from Muratie Wine Estate that can be a lot of fun for all!

You can run a 5km or a 10km that starts at sunset, so headlamps are essential to survive in the dark!

Runners are encouraged to dress-up in costumes, as there will be prizes for the best dressed. Also luckydraws and Halloween surprise for all finishers.

Experience Muratie’s singletrack at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain and test your nerves with an exciting work-out on contour trails for an unforgettable evening.  There will be a refreshment station available on the route with Powerade and sweets and a Halloween surprise plus Coke at the finish.

Runners can be timed with Trail Tag if they choose the option.  Pre-entries close on Thursday with the discount, but late entries will be accepted at registration.

Muratie will sell food & drinks, so enjoy the atmosphere in the courtyard afterwards.

MENU:

HAMBURGER AND CHIPS  R60

AMERICAN HOT DOGS R40

CHIPS R20

All Dirtopia Trail Runs are now linked with Discovery Vitality. Join us and earn points. All you need to do is rent or buy a tag in order for us to send your results to Discovery.

 

REGISTRATION: AT THE VENUE FROM 17h30

DISTANCE & START TIME: 10km: 19h00 & 5km: 19h15

Please note: Pre-entries closes on Thursday 27th of Oct

COST: Pre-entries (closes on the 27th of Oct):

5km – R90 &  10km – R120

Late entries (taken on event day, if available):

5km R140 & 10km – R170

 

Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags.  No tag, no time:  available for rent (R20) or to purchase (R100).

 

TO ENTER:

Enter online (credit card and EFT payments accepted):

>> ENTER ONLINE (login OR create a profile/register)

Remember to please send proof of payment via email (info@dirtopia.co.za) or fax (086 614 2808)

Payments must be received Thursday, 27 October 2016 (when pre-entries close), otherwise your entry will be subsequently cancelled

 

Bring good spirits and friends!

 

Follow us on Twitter @Dirtopia and join us on Facebook or Instagram (Dirtopia)  

 

MySOS will be the event emergency feature. Download HERE

 

 

All the best

Dirtopia crew

 

www.dirtopia.co.za

Tel: 021 884 4752 | Fax: 086 614 2808

Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera, R44, near Stellenbosch

 

www.amarider.co.za

more trails to riders, more riders to trails

 

 

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 2016

 

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

Sunday 30th October

Start:
06h30 at the Old Age Home at the bottom of Ou Kaapse Weg (apparently there is space to park, try not to knock over any old people)

Co-ordinators:

Dion Millson/Koji Samurai (Medium/Fast pace, 3 hours)

Marcy Loubser (Medium Group, 3-4 hours... maybe 5 if she gets lost again)

Mike CEO and Spencer Williams (Not so fast group – Mike’s words) - 082 319 7250


Route:

From the Old Age Home, once someone has signed an indemnity form to take care of the CEO in order for him to be released, we head up the Wagon Trail connecting to Silvermine West. Then along the newly reopened River Walk (up to the leaders), looking back/forward to make sure Marcy hasn't gotten lost again. Across Ou Kaapse Weg Road over to the R5 parking lot (You don't need R5, just because you know the CEO, you know). Up toward Steenberg, Muizenberg and maybe St James (The faster group will go longer here), then in the words of the CEO "down to Amphitheater, all that kak, down the other side, I don't know what it is called", then along the road next to Ou Kaapse Weg to the Sunbird Centre and out back to the cars to drop Mike off in time for tea at the Old Age Home.

 

Notes:
• Take your own water and snacks.
• All runners are welcome.
• You need to be completely self-sufficient. Carry everything you will need on the day. This includes a basic medical kit, space blanket, whistle, windproof (waterproof if it is raining) jacket, warm headgear if it's cold or sun protection if it's hot. Charged cell phone with Mike’s number (0823197250) stored as well as the City’s emergency ops number (021 480 7700) and the SANParks Visitor Safety number (0861 106 417) programmed in.  Just in case you need rescuing.
• You are also responsible for your own water and nutrition. There is little to no water on the mountain and, for the roadies, there are no water stations. You MUST carry your own.

More important:
Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

Also on Sunday

 

 

Durbac-CMC

 

No run official run this week.  Join up with the MATES guys.

 

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

 

 

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

 

Cheers

 

Tim

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INOFRMATION


Hi Everyone

 

 

TRAIL SHOP AND NOTICES

 

 

TODAY!!!!! NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - TRAILWP

 

Notice is hereby given of the 5th Annual General Meeting of the Association, to be held:

At 20:00 at K-Way VOB Club house (same place as Constantia Bowls Club), Constantia Sports Complex on 25 October 2016

 TrailWP@hotmail.co.za

 

 

NEW ADDITION: MAD2RUN TRAIL RUN (GROOT CONSTANTIA)

 

I k now this is late notice but please check out the attached flyer for this new charity trail run at Groot Constantia next Wed 2 November 2016.  18h00 – 20h00.  Sent to me by Lisa Paterson (lpaterson1@yahoo.com) .

 

Please support it if you can.

 

 

ALL TERRAIN JOGGING PRAM FOR SALE

 

Tara Vadas has the following:

 

“I am selling my all terrain jogging pram (something which I actually bought through your newsletter from a fellow runner) and was wondering if there'd be an opportunity to share this on your newsletter. 

 

Attached are pics (I have attached one but more available on request).  I’m not sure what you are able to post on your letter.  I have a full description available, however in short:  

 

TFK Joggster all terrain pram for sale. Perfect for trail running, camping or city walking. 

Contact Tara: 079 599 4713 

R 5 000 “

 

 

 

FACEBOOK GROUP FOR TRAIL 2nd HAND SELLING AND SWAPPING

 

https://facebook.com/groups/trailshop/ 

 

 

BARRY WASHKANSKY FUND RAISER – 5 NOVEMBER 2016

 

I will be running my 15th Three Peaks Challenge on November 5. 

 

This year I will be running to raise money for Accountability Now, a not-for-profit organisation (NPO) that

 uses its legal expertise to advocate for the rights of all South Africans. http://accountabilitynow.org.za/

 

Please support them, they do great work. Any amount will do. 100% of all funds raised goes to them.

https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/barrys-15th-three-peaks-challenge .

 

 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

 
WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2016

 

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK

 

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2016

 

Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm

 

Leaders: Rod Prodgers (run), Gavin Mohammed shuffle), AndrĂ© Proctor (walk)

 

Location: Cecilia Forest (see below, Directions)

 

Route description: From the start at the car park we head up the jeep track towards Constantia Nek, then after a few undulating kays we turn back along a fairly level contour and through Cecilia Ravine herself; up the path along the stream, turn towards Kirstenbosch, but we head south again before the boundary; then it’s the long slog on the contour path proper up to Angie’s Plaque before dropping down again to the single-track detour to the watering point on the lower level; now we go steeply downhill and just before the t*r road we take the path through the cork oaks back to the parking area. Sunset is at 7.10 pm, so headlamps are probably still a good idea.

 

Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 9 km

 

Shufflers: Gavin Mohammed 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: AndrĂ© Proctor 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).

 

Starting point: Cecilia Forest parking area  (click for Google Maps)

 

Directions: From the M3, follow the signs to Kirstenbosch, but continue past the main entrance towards Constantia Nek, and past Top (Rycroft) Gate; about 1 km further the Cecilia Forest parking area will be on the right. From Constantia Nek, head along the twisty Rhodes Drive towards Kirstenbosch, and after about 3 km the Cecilia Forest parking area will be on the left.

 

Equipment

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

water/energy drink/munchies

— 

headlamp advisable

weather-appropriate clothing/gear; long-range forecast for 6 pm says partly cloudy skies, no rain, 17 °C, wind SW 18 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: Leanne Scott & Cheryl de Kock

 

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

 

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

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  3. To change your email address, perform Step 2 from the old address and then Step 1 from the new address.

 

 

 

CMC-Durbac Wednesday Pack Run

When: Wed, 26 October 2016 
Time:  Meet 17:45 to run at 18:00
Where: Bloemendal Wine Estate
Distance: 7 - 10 km
Park and meet at: Parking at Bon Amis restaurant (bottom one) Bloemendal @ 17:45

Friends, non-members, and strange people all welcome!

 

 

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 2016

CELTICS THURSDAY SPRING TRAIL RUNS

On Thursday 27th October 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 parkingrking 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. 

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

.NB: PLEASE ALL DO YOUR BEST TO STAY IN YOUR GROUPS – MOST PARTICULARLY DO NOT RUN AHEAD OF YOUR GROUP LEADER. If you are new to the runs and unsure of the pace of the various groups, then rather run with a slower group initially. Thanks 

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 29 OCTOBER 2016

 

K-WAY VOB LONGER DISTANCE TRAIL GROUP

 

PLEASE RUN WITH TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

SILVERMINE NORTH – GATE 1

 

Next week sees us return to Silvermine North (the side where the dam is). Note the later start time of 7am as this is the Summer opening time for Silvermine Gate 1.

Route
We start at the middle parking area or mountain bikers parking and follow the trail along Steenberg Ridge to Elephant’s Eye lookout. From there we head to the old Blackburn lookout spot. Then we take the Panorama trail to Noordhoek Peak. Come back via the Silvermine Orange Kloof trail, onto the trail that runs parallel to the river. Cross the tar road back to the mountain bikers parking.

Rendezvous and start time
Middle parking/Mountain bikers parking lot in Silvermine ready to start at 7am. That means you need to be at the gate by 645am latest.

How to get there?  
Coming from Cape Town, turn right off Ou Kaapse Weg to Gate 1 Silvermine.

Terrain and distance
Single track and jeep track, some climbs. About 12-14 kms.

Medium group
The Medium group will follow the same route at a more modest pace. Or their leader may decide to take a shortcut.

Slow group
Peter will lead the Slow group on a shorter route.

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

What to bring
Green/Wild Card/R45 entrance fee.
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather. Water is essential on this route.

WP Trail AGM
Please come along to the VOB clubhouse at 8pm this Tuesday evening for the WP Trail AGM.


See you there!
Allison
0839837152

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/

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN FOREST NIGHT RUN @ MURATIE (DIRTOPIA)

This Saturday night, 29 November, Dirtopia presents the annual Halloween Forest Nightrun from Muratie Wine Estate that can be a lot of fun for all!

You can run a 5km or a 10km that starts at sunset, so headlamps are essential to survive in the dark!

Runners are encouraged to dress-up in costumes, as there will be prizes for the best dressed. Also luckydraws and Halloween surprise for all finishers.

Experience Muratie’s singletrack at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain and test your nerves with an exciting work-out on contour trails for an unforgettable evening.  There will be a refreshment station available on the route with Powerade and sweets and a Halloween surprise plus Coke at the finish.

Runners can be timed with Trail Tag if they choose the option.  Pre-entries close on Thursday with the discount, but late entries will be accepted at registration.

Muratie will sell food & drinks, so enjoy the atmosphere in the courtyard afterwards.

MENU:

HAMBURGER AND CHIPS  R60

AMERICAN HOT DOGS R40

CHIPS R20

All Dirtopia Trail Runs are now linked with Discovery Vitality. Join us and earn points. All you need to do is rent or buy a tag in order for us to send your results to Discovery.

 

REGISTRATION: AT THE VENUE FROM 17h30

DISTANCE & START TIME: 10km: 19h00 & 5km: 19h15

Please note: Pre-entries closes on Thursday 27th of Oct

COST: Pre-entries (closes on the 27th of Oct):

5km – R90 &  10km – R120

Late entries (taken on event day, if available):

5km R140 & 10km – R170

 

Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags.  No tag, no time:  available for rent (R20) or to purchase (R100).

 

TO ENTER:

Enter online (credit card and EFT payments accepted):

>> ENTER ONLINE (login OR create a profile/register)

Remember to please send proof of payment via email (info@dirtopia.co.za) or fax (086 614 2808)

Payments must be received Thursday, 27 October 2016 (when pre-entries close), otherwise your entry will be subsequently cancelled

 

Bring good spirits and friends!

 

Follow us on Twitter @Dirtopia and join us on Facebook or Instagram (Dirtopia)  

 

MySOS will be the event emergency feature. Download HERE

 

 

All the best

Dirtopia crew

 

www.dirtopia.co.za

Tel: 021 884 4752 | Fax: 086 614 2808

Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera, R44, near Stellenbosch

 

www.amarider.co.za

more trails to riders, more riders to trails

 

 

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 2016

 

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

Sunday 30th October

Start:
06h30 at the Old Age Home at the bottom of Ou Kaapse Weg (apparently there is space to park, try not to knock over any old people)

Co-ordinators:

Dion Millson/Koji Samurai (Medium/Fast pace, 3 hours)

Marcy Loubser (Medium Group, 3-4 hours... maybe 5 if she gets lost again)

Mike CEO and Spencer Williams (Not so fast group – Mike’s words) - 082 319 7250


Route:

From the Old Age Home, once someone has signed an indemnity form to take care of the CEO in order for him to be released, we head up the Wagon Trail connecting to Silvermine West. Then along the newly reopened River Walk (up to the leaders), looking back/forward to make sure Marcy hasn't gotten lost again. Across Ou Kaapse Weg Road over to the R5 parking lot (You don't need R5, just because you know the CEO, you know). Up toward Steenberg, Muizenberg and maybe St James (The faster group will go longer here), then in the words of the CEO "down to Amphitheater, all that kak, down the other side, I don't know what it is called", then along the road next to Ou Kaapse Weg to the Sunbird Centre and out back to the cars to drop Mike off in time for tea at the Old Age Home.

 

Notes:
• Take your own water and snacks.
• All runners are welcome.
• You need to be completely self-sufficient. Carry everything you will need on the day. This includes a basic medical kit, space blanket, whistle, windproof (waterproof if it is raining) jacket, warm headgear if it's cold or sun protection if it's hot. Charged cell phone with Mike’s number (0823197250) stored as well as the City’s emergency ops number (021 480 7700) and the SANParks Visitor Safety number (0861 106 417) programmed in.  Just in case you need rescuing.
• You are also responsible for your own water and nutrition. There is little to no water on the mountain and, for the roadies, there are no water stations. You MUST carry your own.

More important:
Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

 

Also on Sunday

 

 

Durbac-CMC

 

No run official run this week.  Join up with the MATES guys.

 

 

 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.   

 

NEW ADDITION: MAD2RUN TRAIL RUN

 

I k now this is late notice but please check out the flyer for this new charity trail run at Groot Constantia next Wed 2 November 2016.  18h00 – 20h00.  Sent to me by Lisa Paterson (lpaterson1@yahoo.com) .

 

Please support it if you can.

 

   

 

K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  7 NOVEMBER 2016

All runners welcome.

Headlamps / torches compulsory.

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 .

 

 

TRAIL DU MONT ROCHELLE – 12 NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

 

ST LUKES SUPERHERO TRAIL RUN – 20 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Awesome event for a great cause. 

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

FAR AND WIDE SKY RUN 2016 - 10 DECEMBER 2016 (ZIMBABWE)

It’s that time of year again where we open up The Turaco Trail (www.turacotrail.co.zw), Zimbabwe’s iconic hiking trail to a very special type of person…. Trail Runners. 

Since this is the second year that we are running the event I am sure that I do not have to stress the importance of your training leading up to the run. Safety is so important on an event like this, especially in the mountains of the Eastern Highlands. A good training program helps ensure that you are safe out there.

Having said this registration for the 2016 Sky Run is now open - Please note that the race is on the 10th of December this year.

I have attached the information pack below. 

See our website www.farandwide.co.zw for more details; the registration form link and a downloadable PDF info pack.

To register please follow this link: http://goo.gl/forms/AU64cO6aAJVtdYB02

We are really looking forward to the Sky Run this year and know that you are too. Running through the mountains is an experience that not many get to experience in their lives. 

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the run.

I will be out of office until the 10th of July but will begin answering questions and sorting out the admin as soon as I get back.

This is your chance to get a team together if you are doing it as a relay or get yourself ready for what promises to be an awesome Far and Wide Wild Trails event. 

Please forward this email to anyone that may be interested in participating in the event this year.

RIFT VALLEY MARATHON – 18 MARCH 2017

See attachment hereto.  Blurb to follow in the next edition of this email.

 

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 Michael Ohlsson on 0823197250.

·         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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