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K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNS OPEN TO ALL

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNS OPEN TO ALL

Hi Everyone
TRAIL NOTICES
TRAIL NOTICES
LIFT REQUIRED – PLEASE HELP OUT IF YOU CAN
LIFT REQUIRED TO THE HELDERBERG MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE ON SUNDAY
· One of K-Way VOB’s star runners, Admire Rushika, needs a lift from the Rondebosch / Newlands area to the start of the Helderberg Mountain Challenge on Sunday 19 August. And home again. If anyone can possibly help out, please contact Admire on 0844847320.
SCHAAP RIVER CANYON ULTRA ENTRY FOR SALE
Message from Hugh Hacking:
I have an entry for the 60km race on 25 August that I am unfortunately unable to use now. If you know anyone that is keen to use it please let them know. The entry was R2200 but I am happy to consider any offer .
Please contact Hugh on 082 465 4924 / hhacking@oldmutual.com .
SANLAM CAPE TOWN PEACE TRAIL RUN 12km AND 22km ENTRIES FOR CAPE OF GOOD HOPE SPCA
We invite runners to join Team SPCA in the Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Run which takes place on the 22 September 2018 (#Run4Wildlife #Care4Wildlife).
All funds raised in this event will be allocated to our Wildlife department.
Run4Wildlife- a bit of background
Our Short-Term Wildlife Care Facility offers full-flight aviaries, aqua pens, small mammal night and day enclosures as well as temperature controlled environments for reptiles. We rescue all kinds of wildlife, including seals, porcupines, owls, tortoises, caracals, wild birds, small buck and snakes, to name but a few. The past year saw the admission of 1,725 wild animals. It has become apparent that our wildlife is more at risk than ever as 342 cruelty cases involving wild animals were investigated this year.
Cruelty to wildlife happens for the purposes of commercial gain, the production of muti or in the name of protection. In poverty stricken communities, people capture and maim wild animals in the hopes of finding a buyer for them and some use wild animal body parts for protection. Our wildlife department also works to put an end to incidents where locals abuse wild animals to provide tourists with entertainment and benefit themselves financially.
Focus is placed on successfully releasing as many animals as possible. Very often injured animals end up at our Unit as a result of human-wildlife conflict. Most human-wildlife conflict originates from a lack of tolerance and understanding of the animals’ natural behaviour and how we as humans can appropriately interact with them. We believe that through education many incidences of such conflict can be prevented. We also work with the relevant authorities to bring an end to the illegal keeping, import and sale of exotic animals as pets. In addition to this, we keep a watchful eye on circuses, zoos, pet shops, aquaria and other captive wildlife facilities.
The Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail run gives us the platform to engage with nature loving runners who often come into contact with these animals while out on the trails and offer them the opportunity to raise much needed awareness and funds while doing what they love.
Following last year’s success we decided to purchase more entries i.e. (35 entries) – x20 – 22km and x15 – 12km entries where we are hoping to raise R83 000 to assist us to conserve our wildlife.
How it will work
We will ask runners to commit to raising a minimum amount of ± R2500 and assist them with their fundraising by giving them tools such as banners which they could upload onto their social media sites – facebook, twitter, Instagram, etc. We also draft a letter which they could edit and send to family, friends and colleagues to support them. they can also create fundraising campaigns on Given Gain https://www.givengain.com/cc/care4wildlife/ or Doit4Charity http://www.doit4charity.co.za/cape-spca.htm where all donations in support of their race can be made online via these secure websites.
In exchange we offer our runners:
A Guaranteed entry SPCA branded running tees Exclusive items in goody bag & the personal satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of animals.
Entries have already opened and we would like to appeal to runners to join us sooner rather than later to ensure they have enough time to fundraise and also train for the event. Runners will be able to enter Team SPCA by clicking on this link https://enter.entryninja.com/events/29722-spca-sanlam-peace-trail and pay a deposit of R500. The balance of R2000 should be paid in 11 September 2018.
Once runners have entered and paid deposit we will send them a voucher number that they will use to enter themselves on the Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Run system
Cape of Good Hope SPCA has Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Run 12km and 22km entries available!
We’ll be right behind you offering fundraising advice and tips on how to confidently ask for support from your family, friends and colleagues.
If you are ready to sign up – please complete registration https://enter.entryninja.com/events/29722-spca-sanlam-peace-trail .
TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK
TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 2018
TUESDAY TRAILS
Newlands Forest car park.
17h45 for 18h00 start and run for 1 hour.
Headlamps compulsory. No headlamp no run.
3 / 4 pace groups:
Packers – Social (Slow Medium)
Ideas – Medium and off-beat / salty
Old School – Medium Fast
Snakes – Fast
REMEMBER: DON’T LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR AND LEAVE EVERYTHING ELSE OUT OF SIGHT IN YOUR BOOT.
WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST 2018
CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK
Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm
Location: Vlakkenberg from Price Drive, Constantia
Leaders: Gavin Goldblatt (run); Christo Steyn (shuffle); Ezan Wilson (walk)
Route: Leader Gavin Goldblatt takes us from the NEW starting point in the upper parking area (see below, Starting point and Directions) up the dirt road onto a track that zigzags through a real hidden gem of a natural forest. We follow the path upwards, ignoring all the trails leading off the elbows of the zigzags, and primarily follow the stepped path until we emerge from the forest and start climbing the last bit. This will be sort of the left-hand flank of the Vlakkenberg that you may be familiar with. From here on, there is some lovely single-track running. We continue until we hit a crossroads, where we turn left and head for our first beacon. We might pause a section and check out the views, before heading off on some more single track towards the more familiar Vlakkenberg track of PUFfeR and HBTC fame. A quick pause to catch our breaths and grin at each other in shared elation, before we head back past the first beacon to the crossroads, where we will continue straight on to the second beacon. More grinning and breathing while we enjoy the panoramic view of the Constantia area. Then a U-turn and back the way we came down the mountain. GREAT CARE must be taken on the way down — there are a couple of hidden stumps and stakes and things. Sunset is at 6.16 pm.
Duration and distance: approx 100 mins, approx 6 km
Shufflers: Christo Steyn 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 runners 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: Ezan Wilson 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: the LOWER PARKING AREA on Price Drive.
Directions: Get onto the M41 Constantia Main Road, the road that links Constantia Nek with Pick n Pay/Constantia Village, the M3, and Wynberg Main Road. If you’re coming from Constantia/Southern Suburbs/M3, pass Groot Constantia on your left and turn left into Price Drive. Continue along Price Drive and turn left at a T-junction. Continue winding up the hill, pass the Table Mountain National Park lower parking area where we have parked in the past, and carry on until you get to the SECOND parking area, the one at the END of Price Drive. Parking is very limited, so please do not park in somebody’s driveway or in any other anti-social manner. If you’re coming down the hill from Constantia Nek, you’ll have to turn right into Price Drive, then follow directions as above.
Equipment
— headlamp/torch now essential — no light, no run!
— water/energy drink munchies
— weather appropriate clothing/gear: the long-range forecast for 6 pm would have us believe it’s going to sunny and clear, no rain, 13 ºC, and a gentle breeze SW 18 kph
personal medication, if required
— something liquid for the post-run rehydrate session
— warmer/dry clothing for the rehydrate session
— whatever else you personally need for comfortable, safe trail running
Car guards: NONE
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
CMC-Durbac Northern Suburbs Wednesday Pack Run
When: Wed, 15 August 2018
Time: Meet 17:30 to run 17:45
Where: Bellville Golf Course
Distance: 5, 7 and 10 km runs
Park and meet at: Welgemoed Pre-Primary – 64 Kommissaris Street
TRAIL AND TAR – WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST 2018
This week’s run details :
Constantia Nek
15:45
60min
Headlamps and a pleasant disposition is all that is required, plus R15.
Good sense of humour
Great attitude
Sense of adventure …groups have been known to get lost in the woods!!
And R15 bucks which goes towards my retirement fund…
Groups:
Woggers Nice easy pace for those who just starting out but have a little fitness
Supa Chilled for the runner wanting to take it easy, or suffering from a bub alas, gentle pace
Nice n Easy for the racing snake wannabes who like the idea of running fast, but not the pain
No Pain No Gain …for ex athletes and desperate wannabe athletes…can hurt occasionally
PAIN for the nutcases who get off on inflicting pain on their mates.
THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 2018
CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS
When: 16 Aug
Where: Meet at KLOOF NEK in the parking area on the left just 100 metres above Kloof Nek itself (i.e. near the bottom of Tafelberg Road) in time to start running at 18h00.
Route: Deer Park
HEADLAMPS COMPULSORY.
Fast, Fast-Medium, Medium and Medium-slow pace options available, each with an experienced group leader to cater for different speeds, so provided you can run a flat 10kms in less than 65 minutes, there will be a group for you.
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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CHICKS WHO TRAIL – 16 AUGUST 2018
Join Chicks Who Trail, a girls-only trail running group (sorry boys) for our Thursday evening group run at 17:30. We generally split into four groups, Fast, Medium, Social, Beginner’s Academy. We run for an hour.
Our BEGINNERS ACADEMY, a fourth group that meets and leaves from the same place as the others every Thurs, is perfect for newbie trail runners. Email beginnersacademy@chickswhotrail.co.za for more info or follow our social media platforms!
You’re welcome to bring trail dogs – but ONLY if they are SOCIAL.
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to find out more info about Thursday group runs.
Start Time and Meeting Point: Platteklip Trailhead /parking (the parking at the start of Platteklip (roughly mid way along Tafelberg).
Running time: Approx 1 hour.
Pace: Four groups: fast, medium, social, Beginner’s Academy.
Route: Kloof Corner, jeep tracks.
NB: HEADLAMPS COMPULSORY
PLS BRING A TIP FOR CHARLES – OUR AWESOME CARGUARD
FB link: https://www.facebook.com/ChicksWhoTrail/
Insta link: https://www.instagram.com/chickswhotrail/
FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2018
RED SOCK FRIDAY RUN
Meet just before 06h00 every Friday morning at the lighthouse in Mouille Point. Runners have the choice of either a five km or eight km run followed by a cup of coffee at Café Neo.
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018
K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS (all runners welcome regardless of club or no club)
LONGER DISTANCE GROUP
The inaugural Jeff Shapiro Memorial Trail Run:
It is essentially the same as the Table Mountain Trailers Longer Route below from Buffels Bay to Gifkommetjie but probably only starting at about 08h00. This is because we need to pack up the Puffer check point and then drop cars at Gifkommetjie first.
Please remember that you need a Wild Card / My Green Card or R147.00 to get into Cape Point for the run.
Any questions, contact Tim Bellairs on tim.bellairs@gmail.com or 0823210299.
TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-WAY VOB MEDIUM DISTANCE GROUP)
18 August 2018 – Cape Point – Buffelsbaai to Platboom (My Green Card/WildCard or R147 entry)
On Saturday we will be running in Cape Point from Buffelsbaai, but this time we will be running south towards Cape Point. A new route for us with beautiful views of False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Lots of route options!
Route details
From Buffelsbaai parking (NOT the Buffelsfontein Visitor’s centre!) we run up the tarred road till we come to the single track crossing.
This time we turn left and follow this path south towards Cape Point overlooking False bay all the way. We can deviate to the Whale watch viewpoint to check if the whales have woken up, then back track on to the path and continue south crossing the jeep track and then bear right at the junction to the Erica Hut (part of hoerikwagga trail).
We will now have almost done a U-turn and will be running north crossing 2 roads before heading down the Atlantic Ocean at Platboom. This will be around 7km. From here we head up the road and run back to Buffelsbaai giving us around 11km.
Another route option is to continue south and not turn to Erica Hut. This will take us to the Two Oceans Restaurant, then there is a sandy, boulder hopping route along the coast meeting up at Platboom – this adds about 6km to the route.
For those that want a longer distance on trail, from Platboom they can continue along the track to GifKommetjie – but they need to organise to be picked up at Gifkommetjie .
Rendezvous and Start Time
For those that haven’t been standing in the gloom since 6am supporting the Puffer runners, you can arrive in time for the the gate to open at 7am and we will start running at 7:30am at Buffelsbaai Parking lot (NOT the Buffelsfontein Visitor’s centre!)
Terrain and Distance
Single track, jeep track and road in a beautiful environment. Around 11km
Fast Group
Will follow one of the longer routes – to be decided on the day.
Relaxed Group to be confirmed on Friday .
Please Bring:
A Whistle, water, a warm and a waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE tag or card Plus your entry to the park – MyGreenCard plus ID/Wildcard or R147
Liz
082 893 8617
K-Way VOB Trail Run Warning: Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running. It may take 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.
SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 2018
MATES RUN
SUNDAY 19 August 2018
MATES SHORTER / SLOWER OPTION
Start: NEWLANDS FOREST Meet in the parking area at the helipad / fire station / Parks Board offices ready to start running at 07h00.
Route: We head up and right to get onto the jeep track towards Plumpudding. We take a left on to the single track to go to Block House. From here we follow the contour all the way to and up Platteklip. Once at the top we’ll take a left to Maclears, but turn right again to go through Echo Valley all the way to the dams. At the road we turn left, pass the Waterworks Museum where we’ll take the aqua duct to Smuts, turn right and make our way to and down Nursery. Here we can decide whether we want to climb some more (contour) or just drop past Skeleton back to the car park.
Leader: Adél van Wyk (072 2400 242)
Distance: 20km (3-4 hours)
Leader: Adel van Wyk 072 240-0242
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.
Durbac-CMC Pack Run (Sunday): All runners welcome. Not just for Durbac and CMC members.
No official pack run.
CHICKS WHO TRAIL (CWT) – SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 2018
Please join for a Thursday run to find out more!
THE CWT BEGINNERS ACADEMY
TBA IN FRIDAY’S WEEKEND WRAP UP
HELDERBERG MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE
19 August – Helderberg Mountain Challenge – 24, 15, 11k m
For More info click on the links or go to www.wildrunner.co.za
DIRTOPIA EVENTS
19 August – Staalwater MTB Challenge & Trail Run @Caledon
Pristine Overberg conditions expected for mountain bike and trail run event on Sunday
The Staalwater MTB Challenge offers four distances from The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa. With a 15km trail run distance on the same day, it gives the outdoor enthusiasts from all abilities and ages the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful area on August 19 th
MORE INFO ENTER NOW
It is the 9 th year the event is held by Dirtopia and ideal conditions are expected for the riders & runners. The event is also a fund-raiser for the local Round Table charity that will manage the marshals and refreshment stations on the routes to raise funds for their projects with the community. Waterpoints will have fruit and snacks like banana bread, jellies, Coke / Powerade and of course water.
The NEW 75km route is a gravel grinder with wide open roads, whereas the 60km has a section of mountain singletrack. The 40km funride everyone can enjoy, and children & beginners will love the 15km. Entry fees are from R140 depending on the distance.
Pre-entries close Wednesday night, 15 August or riders / runners can do late entries on Friday at registration at an extra fee at Dirtopia Trail Centre and bikeshop on Delvera farm near Stellenbosch between 10am and 2pm, but there will also be entries accepted on the morning at the Caledon venue from 7am on Sunday. Come to Delvera Friday and get a free coffee at Dirtopia Café when you show your event race number. Winter sales of gear and accessories too, plus a few goodies for the pre-entrants.
The late August date coincides with vast fields of yellow canola blossoms and lush green wheat fields of the Overberg, making for a visual feast not to be missed. The venue is easy to find on the N2 and the name of the event comes from the restorative powers of the hot springs at the hotel spa.
Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, kiddies play area, bar, meal stalls and more. All finishers will receive a medal and there are wonderful prizes to be won in the lucky draw including 2 x midweek stays at the Caledon Hotel. From wine to vouchers to products from Giant, FALKE, Cape Storm and The Caledon
MORE INFO ENTER NOW
For more event information, email entries@dirtpass.co.za This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Call Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 for further event enquires.
For more info go to www.dirtopia.co.za
UPCOMING TRAIL EVENTS
MOUNTAIN RUNNER 2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
Thanks, Tatum, for sending through the calendar of your events for 2018.
Please see attached.
These will be set out in the main email during December.
UPCOMING WILDRUNNER EVENTS
For More info click on the links or go to www.wildrunner.co.za
29 August – Gauteng Summer Trail Series® Entries Open
9 September – Wildcoast Wildrun 2018
7 October – Marloth Mountain Challenge 24, 35, 55km
UPCOMING DIRTOPIA EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2018
For more info go to www.dirtopia.co.za
Dates to note in your diary for August:
25 August – Wine Walk to Warwick
26 August – Change of Season Trail Run @Uitkyk. Presented By FALKE
HEX SKY RUN – 08 SEPTEMBER 2018
Come take on the challenge of running up to the 2nd highest peak in the Western Cape in the beautiful surroundings of the Matroosberg Private Reserve.
2 Distances on offer 18km and 30km.
For more info and to enter online check out https://www.hexskyrun.co.za/ or stay up to date with the latest news, like and follow our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HexSkyRun/ .
Entries are limited to only 250 runners.
JanBraai Marathon: 19-21 October 2018
The JanBraai Marathon is a three-day trail and vineyard run totalling 42km that takes place in the Slanghoek and Breedekloof Wine Valleys which sit close to Rawsonville, 80 minutes from the Cape Town CBD, an hour from both Stellenbosch and Durbanville, and just 40 minutes from Paarl.
Each day starts and finishes at Goudini Spa, with the daily routes taking runners through as many vineyards as possible, over incredible single track and across scenic fynbos trails. Runners will pass through the local wine cellars, while water points will feature braais and wine pairings.
Expect live music each night, stunning trails, scenic routes, the legendary Braai Team hospitality, and an incredible race village atmosphere.
FAMILY, PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Your friends, family and partners are all welcome to join you at the JanBraai Marathon free of charge; they or you will simply have to pay the accommodation fee required if you choose to stay at Goudini Spa.
Non-running partners or family will have access to the JanBraai Marathon race village area and be able to enjoy the live music at the event.
Non-runners will have access to the cash bar but will have to supply their own food for the weekend – in other words, if you are coming to the JanBraai Marathon as a supporter, think of it as a normal weekend away in a self-catering accommodation.
INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY FEE
Cost: R3500 per person (e xcludes accommodation)
Date: 19-21 October 2018
3 stages over 3 days trail and vineyard run totalling 42 kilometres
Free self-camping campsite for groups of 4, 5 or 6.
Goodie bag including a backpack, headlamp and cap
Dinner on Friday night
Breakfast and lunch, plus braai pack dinner on Saturday
Breakfast and lunch on Sunday
Refreshment stations with braais, water, wine and entertainment
Live music and DJ throughout the event
The time of your life!
For more info, contact David Moseley on david@braai.com / 073 1469067
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
www.trailrunning.co.za
www.houtbaychallenge.co.za or www.fishermanschallenge.co.za
www.ndorfin.co.za
www.quantumadventures.co.za
www.mountainrunner.co.z a
www.soxtrailrun.co.za / www.trisport.co.za
www.iqela-events.co.za
www.stillwatersports.com
www.energyevents.co.za
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:
• The 4 groups referred to here are by no means the only clubs organisations that offer trail runs but these groups above are open to all runners, not just club members. There may well be other clubs that do this but we are not aware of them or they are not open groups. If you are looking for a club
join though then we would love to have you as a member at K-Way VOB. But It is not compulsory.
• For these 4 groups, there are no fees payable for attending the runs. They are free. The only costs you have to pay is where we have to pay entry fees to a reserve. These are for your account.
• There is no insurance involved. You run entirely at your own risk.
• You don’t need to RSVP unless specifically requested. You just rock up and run. You may be required to fill in an attendance register at the run though.
• You are expected to know the general rules of trail running and which kit to wear and carry for the different weather conditions. If you don’t know then you must ask.
Which groups for which runners?
· K-Way VOB Longer Distance Group: (Not operating at the moment) 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 ).
· 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO RUN 10km IN 65 MINUTES. 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
The K-Way VOB Trail Team
Tim Bellairs
K-Way VOB Trail Running
Cell: 082 321-0299
Email: tim.bellairs@gmail.com

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