Weekly Diary

11 December 2017 to 16 December 2017 (Week 50) 

Hello everyone


What’s up this week?

Thursday 14 December – Braai Nite + Childrens Xmas Party   – The Club

This is the last braai – nite  of the year.

The children’s party is from 18h15.

Father Xmas will arrive at 18h30

There will be time –trials on Thursdays in December, but no bar-coding will be done. Only a time will be called.

The kitchen will be closed for this period but the bar will be open. The next bar-coded time trial will be on 11 January 2018.


Sat.16 December – RCS Gugulethu 10km  –  Gugulethu

Starts at 07h00 from the NY Stadium in Gugulethu.

Entries will be taken at the start.


Sunday 17 December – Velocity 21k/10k/5k

The 21k starts at 06h00, the 10k run at 06h15, the 10k walk at 06h30 and the 5k at 06h40 All start at the Multi Purpose Sports Centre, Christopher Starke Street, Atlantis.

Entries will be taken on the day.


Please note= The Bay to Bay 15k+30K is on 14 January entries can only be made on-line. Limited cash entries may be available on 13 January at Sportsmans (Rondebosch, Sea Point and Tygervalley) that is if entries have not been capped by then.


Some calendars have the Sundowner 10km  on Wednesday 13 December. That is incorrect it is on Wed. 20 December.


NB: There are quite a few who must still collect their awards, incentives and or certificates. Please do so this coming Thursday.


Last week:

The Metropolitan 10km on Wednesday was run in very hot conditions yet it was well supported. To add to the slog up the many hills some tables ran out of water. Nancy, Marlene and Jacky Misroll  visited the podium.


Saturday in Table View it was very windy. The Avbob15km can be called the windy one.

Headwind until 6km, then a tail wind until 10km. Then the wind came from different directions until the last 1km which had a tail wind and downhill. Just over 1100 finished the 15km to enjoy slices of watermelon.

Nancy and Marlene visited the podium.


The Bottelary 21k and 10k on Sunday morning (a new run on the calendar) was also very windy. It was not very well supported (about 500) and  the organization was not too good. Nancy (1st) and Mel Porter (2nd) in the 21km while in the 10km Malcolm Rhodes (1st) and Marlene(2nd) in their respective age category.



6  January 2018. – It is the club’s 15km in Constantia (Fry’s Hohenort 15km)

Club members are requested to please make yourselves available to assist with this event.

Cindy Maree is looking for helpers at registration – give her a call at 021 – 4066733 or cindy.maree@uct.ac.za

Sidney Cleophas is looking after the marshals. Give him a call if you can assist. ( 0825863494)

NB! He needs more marshals.

There will be a “helpers 15km run”  on Wednesday  3 January 2018 from the Alphen Centre at 18h00

Don’t forget some closing dates:

Velocity 21k/10k = Online closes 12 December. Late entries will be taken

Sundowner 10k =  online closes 10 Dec. Late entries will be taken at the start

Manor House 16km = see www.entrytime.co.za closes 17 December. Late entries will be taken.

Bay to Bay 30k/15k = www.topevents.co.za  online entries close 7 January

27 for  Freedom = www.topevents.co.za Online entries close 28 January.

What’s up in Nov./Dec.

17 Dec.= Velocity 21k/10k (Atlantis)

20 Dec.= Sundowner 10km (Waterfront)

26 Dec= Tokai Manor House 16km (carry water)

30 Dec= Danger Point  21km  (Gansbaai)

31 Dec= Runners Memorial 8km  (Green Point)

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:

20 Dec. = Sundowner 10km  see www.topevents.co.za  On line close 10 Dec.   Late entries on the day

16 Dec = RCS Gugs 10k =  see www.entrytime.co.za

17 Dec = Velocity 21k +10k see www.topevents.co.za

26 Dec. = Manor House 16km  see www.entrytime.co.za
14 Jan 2018 = Bay to Bay 30k + 15k see www.topevents.co.za entries close 7 Jan. No late entries

27 Jan 2018 = Red Hill 42/36k see www.racetraq.co.za

03 Feb 2018 = Firgrove Challenge 21/10k  see www.topevents.co.za

10 Feb 2018 = 27 for Freedom see www.topevents.co.za  entries close 28 Jan.

18 Feb.2018 =  Peninsula 42/21k see www.topevents.co.za

07 Mar 2018 = Lighthouse 10k see www.topevents.co.za

21 Mar. 2018 = TygerRun 21/10k see www.topevents.co.za

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

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