Weekly Diary

Weekly diary for week 21 of 2021

Hello everyone,

The weather on Saturday may have affected the attendance at the cross country meeting at Youngsfield. The message was “entries are full” but there were not 500 out braving the rain. It was a typical day for cross country running – cold, wet with driving rains. The course was flat, uneven grass which became sodden and muddy as the day progressed.  A few comments afterwards “that was great” “ good to be back” “nice to run in the rain” 

The COVID check-in was quick and easy. Due to the rain many stayed in their cars only to run and back into the cars.

Sat . 22 May   – 2nd Cross Country – Fairmont High School, Durbanville (off R302 – Durbanville Ave.)

Entries close Thursday 20 May at 17h00. https://wpa.org.za/cross-country/

You Will See This Message Regularly
Early morning runs are now dark  so that means head lamps, reflector belts and  reflective tops are a  necessity. This also applies to those who run in the evenings.

Black is a No No.

STILL TO COME:        

Wed 16 June (a holiday) Beaumont Wines Trail Run – Bot River

Run/Walk 5km / 10km @  08h00

See entryninja


Some of the Virtual Runs to take place are:

The Cape Peninsula Virtual Marathon and Half will  now run from 4 July  until 11 July over 42.2km/21.1km/10km
Enter via www.topevents.co.za , entry is R235.00 which includes a t-shirt. E
If you enter the virtual  marathon or half marathon you will get preferable entry into next  year’s Peninsula Marathon or Half Marathon.
The club will receive points for each club member who enters these virtual runs. Clubs with the highest points will  receive special prizes.

COMRADES CENTENARY – HOPE CHALLENGE – 5km/10km/21km/45km/90km
13 June from 06h00  –  Run anywhere during the day where ever you are.
See www.Comrades.com

PaintLab Pinelands Virtual 10km

1st August to 8th August 2021

Details to follow shortly.

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. ( NB: For those who find it too dark at these times – there is a group leaving at 06h30 on Fridays)
*       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 the 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 – behind 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!  .

18 May  =  Anita Scott
19 May   = Michael Mallon
20 May  = Linda Mallon

                          21 May  = Trudy Randall

                          22 May = Della-Reese Philander

                          23 May = David Hofmeyr
                       HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU