Weekly Diary

16 October 2017 to 21 October 2017 (Week 42) 



What’s up this week?


Saturday  21 October  –  West Coast 21km  –  Melkbosstrand

Please note the new venue at the NSRI Beach Road, Melkbosstrand.

The 21k starts at 06h00 – there is also a 5km fun run.

Entries will be taken at the start.  This is a club incentive run.


Sunday 22 October – Ommiedraai 10km –  Kenilworth

The runs starts at 06h30 from outside the car parking area at the Kenilworth Centre.

Entries will be taken in the parking area on the day.


ATHLETE OF THE MONTH =  September 2017

Damian Will   = Sub Three hour marathon at CT Marathon

Nancy Will = Gold medal at the WP Marathon Champs

Marlene James = Gold medal at the WP Marathon Champs


COMMITTEE AWARD = September 2017

Jess Will = providing eats and drinks at the club tent.


A small group of Pinelands runners made their annual trip to Bredasdorp for the “Voet van Afrika” 42k/21k/10k

Judging by the photos on FB the weather was good. The going was tough but then it is always tough but enjoyed by all.

Linda Mallon received her permanent number for completing 10 “Voet” marathons and Wendal got his for 10 half marathons.


The Cape Gate 21km on Saturday was run over a new route. The first 8km was flat and straight with a head wind plus it was overcast with rain threatening. The second part was run through Durbanville’s green belts making it very scenic. There was a sting to the tale, between 17k and 18k a hill had to be negotiated. There were close to 1000 finishers in the 21k and 1200 in the 10k.

Nancy (1st) Jackie Misroll (1st) Marlene (2nd) Ruth Leverton (2nd) and Kaare (3rd) in their respective age category. Plus there was one or two PB’S



Please mark your calendars:

The Club’s Annual General Meeting –  Thursday 23 November 2017:-

Should you want to nominate committee members for 2018 – nomination forms will be sent out with the Notice  of the meeting. Hard copies will be available at the club shortly. Please note no nominations will be taken at the meeting, except that of the President.


Another date to mark is Saturday 2 December 2018 – the club’s Annual Awards Evening at the Cattle Baron in Pinelands.

Details will be made known soon.


Don’t forget that Two Oceans entries open 1 November 2017 – The Trail runs open 1 December 2017.


Don’t forget some closing dates:

Ommiedraai 10km =  Online 15 Oct.  (late entries will be taken)

Winelands (42+21) = Instore + Fax close 2 Nov.

Landmarks 21k = pre-entries 27 Oct.

Bottelary 10km = 3 Dec

Sundowner 10k = 17 Dec


What’s up in Oct.

21 Oct =  West Coast 21k (Club Incentive)

22 Oct = Ommiedraai 10k

28 Oct = Elsies River 10k  (Club Incentive)

28 Oct = Pink Flowers 12 hours

29 Oct = Chappies 21k/10k

Remember to make yourself visible when out running – whenever and wherever.  NB: BLACK TOPS, SHORTS   IS A NO NO!!

Forthcoming Road Events/ Trail Runs  which can be entered on line now:
21 Oct. = West Coast 21k see www. entryninja.com – 10% surcharge  Late entries = Yes

29 Oct = Groote Post Country Run (Darling) see www.entryninja.com

29 Oct = Chappies Challenge 21k+10K  see www.chappieschallenge.co.za   15% surcharge

05 Nov. = Landmarks 21km  see www.topevents.co.za pre-entries close 27 Oct.

11 Nov = Winelands 42km/21km see www.topevents.co.za

18 Nov. = Klaas Maffa 15km/5km (Franschhoek) see www.entrytime.co.za

10 Dec = Bottelary 21k/10km see topevents.co.za

13 Dec. = Sundowner 10km  see www.topevents.co.za


The list of the club’s weekly group runs can be found on the club’s webpage.