Weekly Diary

15 April to 21 April 2019 (Week 16) 


Greetings to you all,
A few more new members joined in the week. Welcome.
The total club membership now stands at 453

What’s on the running calendar for the week
                  Monday 15 April to Sunday 21 April  2019  

Thurs. 18 April – TWO OCEANS PASTA EVENING  – The Club
After time trial come and wish all the Two Oceans runners well.
If possible wear a Two Oceans top, it adds to the occasion.
Please don’t forget the pasta if you have committed to provide a dish.

Fri. 19 April – Activities on UCT – UPPER CAMPUS

  • 12km + 24 km Trail Runs (starts and finishes)

There are a few Pinelands runners doing one of these runs.
Entries are closed.

  • Nappy Dash + Toddlers Trot.
  • 2.1km Fun Run
  • 5.6 km Fun Run.

These events can be entered on the morning or on-line now.

Eats and drinks will be on sale at UCT.

  • International Friendship 5.6km Run.

Starts in the Waterfront at 09h00. This run is open to international runners visiting Cape Town.

Sat. 20 April – TWO OCEANS 56km + 21km  – Newlands
First to start is the 21km. Seeding groups ABC start at 05h50
Seeding group D at 06h00, Seeding group E at 06h10 and Seeding group F will start at 06h20. The cut-off for the 21km is at 09h30.
Please note the 21km starts near the Newlands Swimming Pool which is in front of the Ultra start.

The 56km Ultra starts at 06h40 on the corner of Dean Street and Main Road, Newlands. The 28km x 2 relay also starts at 06h40 but from behind the last seeding group.
The cut-off times are:
10h10 – 25km;
10h30 – 28km;
12h20 -42.2km
14h10 – final cut-off at UCT which is seven and a half hours.

It is advisable to get to your starting pens for the 56km and the 21km as early as possible. It will be very congested with close to 30000 people heading for the same area. It is a long walk from UCT Campus to the starts.
Note your Two Oceans race number is your timing chip.
Both the 21km and 56km are club incentive runs.

Remember to pay a visit to the club gazebo after your run to catch up with club mates!   

Last Week:
Although rain was predicted for some time over the weekend, no one thought it would pour on Sunday morning. Needless to say the Voet of the Wine Route 21km and 10km were wet affairs. The introduction of a 21km route was also a muddy affair with a mean hill not only up but down as well with very slippery conditions.
Just over 500 finishers supported the 21km in which Marlene was first in her age category.
The 10km had more support with 880 finishers, here Kaare and Ruth Leverton finished second in their respective age category.

Thank you to all who pitched up for the clean up at the club on Saturday. Following the clean up was a braai held for new members and this was a huge success!! Thank you to all who come out to support this event.

PLEASE DO NOT LITTER – if you see runners littering remind them about this and/or report them to the race officials.

NB!! You are reminded about the club’s appeal for assistance with:

  1. Transporting the club’s gazebo to the race events.
  2. Assisting with the time keeping of the weekly time trials.
  3. Respecting the neighbours of the club when leaving the clubhouse at any time of the day or night by keeping the noise level down.
  4. If you can assist in any way please contact secretary@pinelandsathleticclub.co.za or chairman@pinelandsathleticclub.co.za

Weekly club group runs:

  • Monday to Friday at 05h15 (10-12km)  from the BP garage on Forest Drive (the pace is fairly quick
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 05h30 (about 10km) a slower group meet in the parking area opposite the bowling club in St Stephens Road.
  • Mondays at 18h00 from the club – 10km around Pinelands (slower groups are formed)
  • Tuesdays at 18h00 – Hill Repeats. (Meet at the club)
  • Wednesday at 18h00 from the club – 12km to UCT (slower groups are formed)
  • Thursdays at 18h00 – 5km + 2.5km Time Trials at the club.
  • At times special group runs are arranged, for info send your name and cell number to membership@pinelandsathleticclub.co.za.
    Your name will be added to the Pinelands Running Club “WhatsApp” group.

Training with Mercia:-

  • General training – Meet 18h00  – Mondays at the club.
  • Core and stretching exercises Tuesdays at 18h00 Pinelands Civic Hall (Next to the tennis courts)
  • Hill training – Meet 18h00 – Wednesdays at the club.

Fixtures for April / May 2019
27 Apl – Nantes 10km  –  Club Incentive. (postponed)
27 April – Wellington – SOLO TRAIL RUN: 300 ENTRIES MAX


Start: 8h00 and cut off time for last lap is 7hours 30min
To qualify for a medal you need to do 4 laps

01 May – Safari 21km – Wellington
04 May – Outeniqua 42km + 21km – George
05 May – UCT Memorial 10km ( Club Incentive)
11 May – Laguna Mall 10km – Langebaan
11 May – Hersprag 21km + 10km – De Doorns
19 May – FNB Cape Town 12km
25 May – Cross County 1st League  (Youngsfield Military Base – Wynberg)
26 May – Spar Women’s 10km – Green Point

Forthcoming Road Events/ Trail Runs which can be entered on line now:
27 April – 8 hour challenge – online entries close 24 April: R300 pp, T-shirt R100 pp  for last 150 entries. https://enter.entryninja.com/events/39842-8-hour-trail-challenge
01 May 2019 = Safari 21km +10km see Topevents + Trail Runs
12 May 2019 = Change of Season Trail Run ( L’Avenir Wine Estate) see www.trailrun.dirtopia.co.za
19 May 2019 = FNB Cape Town 12. Entries are open see www.thecapetown12.com
26 May = Spar Women’s 10km see www.topevents.co.za
22 June = Mamre 21km see www.topevents.co.za
29 June = Knysna 42k/21k – online entries only – open 4 March 42k limited to 1250 and 21k to 7350 see www.knysnamarathonclub.com
30 June 2019 = Mid Year Trail Run (Muratie Wine Estate) see www.trailrun.dirtopia.co.za
07 July 2019 = Victoria Falls 42/21 see www.vicfallsmarathon.com
14 Sept 2019 = Cape Town Marathon see Top Events entries are now open.