Weekly Diary

15 October to 21 October 2018 (Week 42) 


Pinelands Athletic Club
Weekly Diary

Greetings to you all 

What’s up this week. 

Monday 15 October – Two Oceans + Comrades Forum – The Club

19h00 at the club. Novices and friends are welcome.

Wednesday 17 October – Moore Stephens 10km – Stellenbosch

Starts at 18h30 from the Stellenbosch Primary School. Online closed

Late entries available @ R20.00 extra but NO late entries on race day

Saturday 20 October – West Coast 21km – Melkbosstrand

The 21km starts at 06h00 on the Beach Road in Melkbosstrand

Entries will be taken at the start. This is a club incentive run.

Sunday 21 October – ARD 10km – Grassy Park

Starting at 06h30 from the Fairmount High School, Grassy Park

Entries will be taken at the start. This is a club incentive run.

Last week:

The “Voet” in Bredasdorp is always a popular event. The wind this year was not very popular. Not much feedback received – Jacky Misroll was first and Vernon Murtz was third in their age category in the half marathon. The truck ride to the starts was windy and dusty.

The Gun Run on Sunday was as expected very busy and congested. Runners all over the place. Between the 21km and the 10km there were 11600 finishers. The weather was overcast and cool. At times it got a bit humid running between so many runners.

In the 10km – Nancy was first in her age category. Marlene was third in her age category in the 21km. Lee-ann Harris received her permanent number for completing ten 21km Gun Runs. Kaare received a double laurel for completing twenty 21km Gun Runs.  If we have missed someone please let us know.


  • If you are interested in changes that have been made regarding the Comrades for 2019 – go to the Comrades webpage – all the details are available.
  • The Chappies Challenge (28 Oct) has been cancelled this is for both the 21km and the 10km.
  • The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22 November. As per the club’s constitution – the entire committee must stand down. They can be nominated for re-election (if they are available and have the time to serve on the committee). Nominations can only be made by means of a nomination form which will be available electronically shortly. Hard copies will also be made available. It is time to think about “new blood” and changes.
  • A Bingo Evening is planned for Friday 26 October at the club.
  • The club is planning a “beginners walking/ jogging group” starting on 5 November on Mondays and Wednesdays on the lower Oval.
  • Cash entries (Sportsman’s Warehouse) close Sunday 21 October for the Landmarks 21km. Online entries close 26 October. Late entries will be taken on the day.
  • Entries for the Winelands 42km +21km (10 Nov) close 1 Nov.

Cash entries can be done at Sportsman’s Warehouse (Rondebosch) (Tygervalley) and (Somerset West).  Online is Top Events. You will need to download an entry form for cash entries. They may have copies in the store.

  • MARATHON TRAINING – With the Chappies Challenge now cancelled. A long club run from Pinelands to Top Gate via Eden Road Is planned for Sunday 28 October.

Fixtures for Oct 2018

17 Oct – ATC Sunset Team Trial

19 Oct – Comrades Entries open

20 Oct – West Coast 21km (Club Incentive)

21 Oct – ARD 10km  (Club Incentive)

27 Oct – Elsies River 10km ( Club Incentive)

27 Oct – “Run for a Child” 12 hour challenge Jan Kriel School

28 Oct – Chappies Challenge 21km/10km (CANCELLED)

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

21 Oct = ARD 10km see www.topevents + instore cash

26 Oct = Gratitude 10km Trail + 6 Hour relay. Lourensford Wine Estate see www.topevents.co.za

28 Oct = Groote Post Country Run (21k+10K) see www.trailrunning.co.za

28 Oct = Chappies Challenge 21km + 10km  CANCELLED

03  Nov. = Table View HS 10km  see www.TVHS.co.za

03 Nov = Three Peaks Challenge www.threepeakschallenge to put your name on the waiting list

04 Nov. = Landmarks 21km  see www.topevents.co.za  close 26 Oct

04 Nov = Soweto 42km, 21km, 10km  see www. Sowetomarathon.com

10 Nov. = Winelands 42k+21k, see www.topevents.co.za close 1 Nov.

22 Nov. = Dornier Full Moon Run 5km +10km see entryninja.com

24 Nov. = Mitchell’s Plain 21km 10km see www.topevents.co.za

12 Dec. = Taal Monument 10km Paarl  see www.entrytime.co.za

19 Dec. = Sundowner 10km. see www.topevents.co.za close 12 Dec.

31 Dec = Danger Point 21km – entries – boatsa@absamail.co.za

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

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

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

03 March 219 = Kilimanjaro Marathon see www.kilimanjaromarathon.com 

Club group runs take place as follows:

Wednesdays is stretching, strength training and speed work on the grass track. Speak with Mercia Smith for more info.  Wednesdays at the club from 18h00.
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)

Mondays &Tuesdays at 18h00 at the Pinelands Civic Hall (next to the tennis courts) – stretching exercises and core strengthening exercises.
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