Weekly Diary

14 January to 20 January 2019 (Week 03) 


Pinelands Athletic Club

Greetings to you all and welcome to new members.

Please note:

  • Renewal of membership and licence numbers for 2019 can be done at the club on Thursdays from 17h30 – 19h00.

Your 2018 licence number is valid until 31 January 2019.

What is on the running calendar for the week:

                     Monday 14 January to Sunday 20 January

  • Monday 14 Jan.
    “Couch to Ten” beginners group starts at 18h00 at the club.
    Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.
  •  16 Jan. Hohenort “helpers” 15km run.
    18h00 from the Alphen car park in Constantia. Anyone wanting to run in a slower group leaving earlier, be there at 17h30.

There will be water/coke support along the route.

  • 19 Jan – Hohenort 15km – Constantia

Starts at 06h00 in Constantia Main Road near the Alphen Centre.

Late entries will be taken at registration on the day.

All helpers please make sure you know where to go and at what time.

  • 20 Jan – Group Run – ?????

Watch the club’s social media for details of a likely group run.

Last Week:

The Bay to Bay 30km/15km on Sunday morning was cool and pleasant. Just under 6000 runners enjoyed the trip between Camps Bay and Hout Bay, with the Suikerbossie climb a highlight.  Nancy (2nd) and Marlene (3rd) in their age category in the 30km event. Club support was very good with many new faces.  Well done to all, especially the first timers.


  • The beginners “Couch to 10” training program will commence on Monday 14 Jan at 18h00 at the club. From then it will be every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Cash entries (Sportsman’s Warehouse) for The Firgrove Challenge close 20 Jan. Online entries close 27 Jan.

Entries can also be handed in at the Top Events office in Maitland.

Fixtures for Jan 2019

16 Jan – Hohenort “helpers” 15k

19 Jan – Hohenort 15km

20 Jan – Two Oceans Training Run (not arranged by the club)

23 Jan Dan Luyt 15km (Durbanville)

26 Jan – Red Hill 42km/36km  (Fish Hoek)

27 Jan – Two Oceans Training Run (not arranged by the club)

30 Jan – Brackenfell 10km


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

23 Jan 2019 = Jordan Full Moon Run 5km +10km see entryninja.com

26 Jan 2019 = Red Hill 42km +36km see racetraq.co.za

02 Feb 2019 = Firgrove Challenge 21/10 see Top Events

09 Feb 2019 = “27 For Freedom” see Top Events (Close 27 Jan)

09 Feb 2019 = Simonsig Trail Run see www.simonsig.co.za

17 Feb 2019 = Peninsula 42k/21k see Top Events

19 Feb 2019 = Neethlingshof Full moon Run 5km +10km see entryninja.com

23 Feb. 2019 = BAT RUN (nite trail run) SOLD OUT

23 Feb 2019 = Harvest Time Trail Run (Simonsig Wine Estate) see www.trailrun.dirtopia.co.za

03 March 2019 = Kilimanjaro Marathon see www.kilimanjaromarathon.com

09 March 2019 = Constantia Village 15km – www.racetraq.co.za

23 March 2019 = Weskus 42k/21k/10k see www. weskusmarathon.co.za

24 March 2019 = Swallows Trail Run ( Warwick Wine Estate) see www.trailrun.dirtopia.co.za

12 May 2019 = Change of Season Trail Run ( L’Avenir Wine Estate) see www.trailrun.dirtopia.co.za

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 (opens soon)

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)

Wednesday at 18h00 from the club – 12km to UCT (slower groups are formed)

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.

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