Weekly Diary

Weekly diary for week 32 of 2021

Hello everyone,

The PaintLab Pinelands Virtual 10km started  on Sunday 1st August.

At the last count there were about 230 entries.

The club support at the group run over the actual 10km course on Sunday morning was very good. There will be further group runs over the course on Wednesday at 18h00 , on Saturday at 07h00 and again on Sunday at 07h00..

If you want to be in contention for the lucky draw prizes on offer you must submit your time over the 10km course to  https://forms.gle/2ggJrLbYMVGSpatL6.  This incentive ends on Sunday 8 August.

The next club virtual incentive is on Sat 14 Aug and Sun 15 Aug. over 30km/21km and 15km. Bear in mind that there is also  the Cross Country club incentive for those still in the running.  The link to post your times is:  https://forms.gle/AC9AuPAZhKqFHm6d6 

The Club’s Virtual Incentive runs for August:
Sat/Sun 14/ 15              John Korasie                 30km / 15km/21.1km
Sat/Sun 21/22               Satori(Camel)                 16 km
Sat/Sun  28/29              West Coast                    21.5km/15km/10 km

Congratulations to : Donovan Hartogh, Lee- ann Harris, Mervin Schnehage, Nomande Mayekiso, Belinda Rhodes and Andreas Gensicke, winners of the club’s Two Oceans Virtual Incentive.

Please contact Wendal should you still need to collect your prize.

 This also applies to those who are still to collect the club’s  January to March  virtual incentives . The names of those who qualified  were posted on the club’s PAC Social group on 28 July.

The next virtual cross county is on Saturday 14 August .
You need to post your time and distance  by 23h00 on the day of the event to:  https://forms.gle/AC9AuPAZhKqFHm6d6

Please note that Mercia’s weekly classes will resume this week but not  for the Monday until the availability of the hall is known.

The popular Voet van Afrika Marathon ( 18 Sept. ) is cancelled. There is no mention of any virtual events.

Remember to cover your mouth and nose with a mask or buff. 


The PaintLab 10km virtual runs continue the whole of this week. You can run any time anywhere not only over the actual 10km route. Choose  your own 10km route. Your times must be submitted to  https://forms.gle/2ggJrLbYMVGSpatL6


McGregor – “NO WHERE TO RUN”  Trail Run – 11 – 12 September 2021
Three Trail Routes =  EASY – about 10km per day
CLASSIC – about 20km per day
BRAVE – about 30km per day
Go to : https://run2nowhere.co.za  for entries, bookings and more info .  Entries close 15 August.2021

TANKWA TRAIL RUN – 29 April –  May 2022

Near Ceres in the Cedarberg Area. Entries are now open

See www.tankwatrail.co.za for entry and costs.

466km in 60 days – Start 15 August – ends 13 October ( 7.7km per day)
Entry R175  – WhatsApp Colette 083 3673828  entries close 12 Aug.
Contact Michael 083 8351346 for more info.

SPAR VIRTUAL RUN – 4 September
Run your own route and your own distance. From 06h00 – 18h00
Entry R60.00 (includes t-shirt)  see www.sparvirtualchallenge.co.za

CAPE TOWN MARATHON (Actual Run)  16/17 October 2021  entries are open at R370.00
42.2km = 17 October   –    5km/10km = 16 October
A 46km Trail Run has been added to the Cape Town Marathon program. The 46km and the 22km trail runs will take place on Saturday 16 October 2021. Both trail runs are limited to 500 runners each.
Entries are now open.
See www.capetownmarathon.com for more details.

Mondays & Wednesdays at 17h30 and 18h00.
Pace is that of the slowest runner. Normally around 6-7 min/km.

Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings. 05h15 and 05h30. The earlier group is quite fast (6 min/km) and the later group slower at around 7-8 min/km. There is also a group leaving at 06h30 – 7h00.
*       Meet in the Pinelands Cricket Club car park for all group runs.
*       A face mask is a must.

TIME TRIAL (2.5km or 5km) 
You can do time trial any time Monday to Sunday. All results must be loaded by 8pm Sunday night. To upload your result, go to   https://forms.gle/biaBbCW2zQGp1VVc8
Results will be published on the clubs website as well as Facebook

Social Trail Runs
Dion Stevens arranges easy trail runs in the Newlands Forest or Cecelia Forest – mostly on a Sunday. (Walkers are welcome)  Give  your name to Dion (0827308320) he will add your name to the “Social Trail Runs”  WhatsApp group advising details.  Please wear a face mask.

Training with Mercia:   (All are welcome to join in)

1.      Mondays – 17h00 –  Core and Strengthen exercises – In the Pinelands Civic Hall. (bring a mat)
2.      Tuesdays  –  17h00 – Sprint/Speed Training – Car Park at Pinelands Station.
3.      Wednesdays – 17h00 – Hill Repeats –  Cnr. Uitvlugt./Francis Way
4.      Thursdays – 17h00 – Sprint/Speed training – Pinelands Station Car Park
5.      Fridays – REST
6.      Don’t forget your mask!