Weekly Diary

21 May to 27 May 2018 (Week 21) 


Pinelands Athletic Club
Weekly Diary

Greetings to you all.

Weekly Time Trial- please note.

The weekly time trial is now starting on the field in front of the club and ending in the Service Road on Forest Drive at the entrance to the club. When leaving the club in your motor car after you have finished the time trial PLEASE show caution to those who are yet to finish their run by keeping to the right hand side of the road giving them space.

Comrades Pasta Evening

The club’s annual Comrades pasta evening will take place on Thursday 31 May (after time trial) at the club. If you can supply a pasta or a salad or a bread, please contact Nancy (0835558100)

What’s up this week?

Saturday 1st Cross County for 2018 – Silverstroom Strand

Silverstroom Strand is off the West Coast Road (R27)

Girls U/18 start at 12h10 over 4km

Girls and Boys U/15 start at 12h35 over 4km

Boys U/18 + Girls U/20 + Master Men 60+ start at 13h00 over 6km

Boys U/20 + Master Men 30-59 years start at 13h30 over 8km

Senior Men and Senior Woman start at 14h15 over 10km

Master Women 30 years up start at 15h15 over 4km

Senior Men +Senior Women + Mob Run start at 15h45 over 4km

Last Week

Once again it was only a Sunday event locally. Therefore on Saturday a group of Pinelands runners headed out to Stellenbosch to run the Jonkershoek Trail runs.  By all accounts the weather was good and they all enjoyed the runs which were not easy.

On Sunday the FNB Cape Town 12km was a sellout. It was a cool overcast morning – great for running with thousands of runners heading into the City Centre. According to the results there were 10586 finishers within the cut-off. Another 2526 did not start or finish.

Among all those thousands of finishers was Nancy who was first in her age category. Judging by the photos on FB all enjoyed the run – however long it took them.



at the club starting from 11h00 onwards, to be followed by a “Bring & Braai”

The idea is to form teams of two or a family team of two adults and children.

You will be given a sheet of clues to follow in the streets of Pinelands on foot. You will be required to collect certain items e.g.  A match stick.

Entry fee R20.00 per team.  Please let the editor know if you are joining in in order to have copies of the clue sheets printed.

The Club is offering Cross Country training on Wednesdays at the club from 18h00 – running up the banks. Leading the training is Mercia Smith who wants to encourage club members to run Cross Country this year.

It is time for reflective belts and lamps- it is getting dark early. Monday and Wednesday groups finishing just after 7pm and the early morning runners, please make yourself visible. Time Trial runners it is dark at 18h30 so please no black, only reflective items.

Entries for the Knysna Marathon and Half (7 July) are open and will close when the limits are reached – 1250 Marathon and 7350 Half Marathon  www.knysnamarathonclub.com

Fixtures for May/ June 2018

Sat 26 May – 1st Cross Country – Silverstroom (off the R27)

Sat 02 Jun – UWC fast & Flat 10km  (Club Incentive)

Sun 03 Jun – Old Fishermans Trail Run

Sun 03 Jun – Cross Country Relay ( Nantes Park – Athlone)

Sun 10 Jun – Comrades (down run)

Sat 16 Jun – Dave Spence Memorial 10km (Club Incentive)

Sun 17 Jun – Cross Country (2nd league) – Zeekoevlei

Sun 17 Jun – Table Mountain 16km

Sun 17 Jun – Father’s Day

Sat 23 Jun – Mamre 21km (Club Incentive)

Sat 23 Jun – Boland Correction Services 21km + 10km (Paarl)

Sun 24 Jun – Don Lock 8km + 15km (15km Club Incentive)

Sat 30 Jun – Spookhill 15km

Sat 30 Jun – Orak 12 Hour


Forthcoming Road Events/ Trail Runs which can be entered on line now:

16 Jun =  Dave Spence Memorial 10km See www.entrytime.com

16 Jun = Napier 21km  see www.webticket close 10 Jun Late entry R50 extra

17 Jun = Table Mountain 16km: contact Secretary@kwayvob.co.za entries are limited.

23 June = Mamre 21km  see www.topevents.co.za close 21 June

30 June = Orak 12 Hou – pre-entries only close 22 June

07 July = Knysna Marathon + Half  see www.knysnamarathonclub.com

Only online entries will be taken. Marathon limit 1250 and half marathon limit 7350. Entries are now open.

14 July = Fairbridge Mall 15km see www.webticket.co.za or  certain PicknPay outlets.

21 July =  Cape Town Festival of Running :100km/50km – 5x 5km relay +21km   see www.capetownfestivalofrunning.org.za

15 Sept. = Ceres 10km +21km see www.top events.co.za entries close10 Sept
23 Sept. = Cape Town Marathon – Entries are open and close 12 Aug.

See www.topevents.co.za

13 Oct. = Voet van Afrika 42k+21k+10k  see www.top events  entries close 30 Sept.

14 Oct = Gun Run 21km /10km see www.topevents.co.za

26 Oct = Gratitude 10km Trail + 6 Hour relay. Lourensford Wine Estate see www. Top events.co.za

04 Nov = Soweto 42km, 21km,10km  see www. Sowetomarathon.com

31 Dec = Danger Point 21km – entries – boatsa@absamail.co.za 

Club group runs take place as follows:
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 they do hill repeats (very good stamina building).

Mondays at 18h00 from the club – 10km around Pinelands (slower groups are formed)

Mondays &Tuesdays at 18h00  at the Pinelands Civic Hall (next to the tennis courts) – stretching exercises and core strengthening exercises.
Wednesday at 18h00 from the club – 12km to UCT (slower groups are formed)

At times special group runs are arranged, for info send your name and cell number to membership@pinelandsathleicclub.co.za.
Your name will be added to the Pinelands Running Club “WhatsApp” group

For further information check out the club Web Site at www.pinelandsathleticclub.co.za