Weekly Diary

29 January 2018 to 4 February 2018 (Week 5) 


Pinelands Athletic Club

Weekly Diary

Hello everybody,

What’s up this week?

Wed. 31 January – Brackenfell 10km – Brackenfell High School

Starting and finishing at the Brackenfell High School, Rogland Street. The run starts at 18h40. Entries will be taken at the start.

NB: This is the last run where 2017 licence numbers will be allowed.

Sat. 3 February – Firgrove Challenge 21k/10km + 10km walk –Constantia

The 21km starts at 05h45, the 10km at 05h50 and the 10km walk at 06h10

All start in Firgrove Road outside the Academy for Mathematics.

The 21km and 10km are club incentives. No late entries will be taken.

NB!!  Please complete the race card (white or pink card when entering a run) neatly and correctly.  First name and surname, club and licence number must come on these cards. Only one name is not enough info. There are a few club members with the same surname or first names. Also you must put this card on the boards provided at the finish. If there is no room on the board, boxes are provided.   No card no result – it could be a club incentive run.

2018 Renewal of Club Fees and 2018 Licences are available at the club on Thursdays from 17h30 – 19h00

Please update your Two Oceans profile with your 2018 licence Number.

Failure to do this will results in you not being able to run the Two Oceans.

Please note that the Swartland Half Marathon has been cancelled.

Last Week.

Well done to all who completed the Red Hill 36km and 42km. Special well done to all the first timers over 36km and 42km.

The start of the Red Hill (both 36km and 42km start together) was overcast and humid.

This did not last for too long – head winds (reminiscent of the Beachcomber without the sand) accompanied the runners over Slangkop, Misty Cliffs, Scarborough and on Red Hill going down to Simonstown. The last 8km back to Fish Hoek got rather hot.

Well done to Damian on his sub 3 hour 42km. Nancy (1st) and Ruth Leverton (2nd) in the 42km in their age category, In the 36km Marlene was first and Kaare third in their respective age category.

Fixtures for February 2018:

03 = Firgrove Challenge 21km + 10km  (Club Incentive for both)

07 = Sanlam 10km (New Race on the Calendar)

10 = Top Form 10km + 10km walk

10 = 27 km For Freedom

18 = Peninsula 42km + 21km (Both club incentives)

24 = Old Mutual 10km  (Club Incentive)

24 = Cango Caves 42km + 21km

25 = Milkwood 21km + 10km

25 = 10km Big Walk

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

03 Feb = Firgrove Challenge 21/10k  see www.topevents.co.za online close 28 Jan. Cash entries at Sportsman’s close 25 Jan.

10 Feb = 27 for Freedom see www.topevents.co.za  entries close 28 Jan.

18 Feb. = Peninsula 42/21k see www.topevents.co.za online close11 Feb, cash at Sportsman’s closes 11 Feb.

07 Mar = Lighthouse 10k see www.topevents.co.za

10 Mar  =  Constantia Village 15km  www.racetraq.co.za (no extra charges)

21 Mar. = TygerRun 21/10k see www.topevents.co.za – online entries close 14 March cash at Sportsman’s close 4 March

14 April = Leapfrog 21km + Labourwise 10km  see www.entryninja.com

20 May = Cape Town  12km  see www.thecapetown12.com

23 Sept. = Cape Town Marathon Entries open 1st Feb.2018

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 also from the BP garage on Forest Drive.  Mondays they do hill repeats. (very good stamina building).

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

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@pinelandsathleticclub.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