Weekly Diary

10 December to 6 January 2019 (Week 50) 


Pinelands Athletic Club

     WHAT’S UP for the next few weeks? 

The Weekly Diary will be taking a short break until 7 January.

Enjoy the festive season, be careful and safe on the roads. 

12 December – Taal Monument 10km  –  Paarl

Starts at 18h30 from the Taal Monument off the Gabbema Doordrift Road

Entries will be taken at the start.

14 December – Pyjama Run –   Pinelands

Meet at the BP Service Station at 05h15. The run will be to Sandown Road and back. Wear your pyjamas and Christmas hats. Bring eats and drinks for the after party. 

15 December – Velocity 21k/10k –  Atlantis

The 21k starts at 06h00, the 10km at 06h15 and the 10k walk at 06h30.

All start at the Multipurpose Sports Centre Industria Christopher Starke Street, Atlantis.

Entries will be taken at the start.

16 December – RCS Gugulethu Reconcillation Day 10km  –  Gugulethu

Starts at 06h30 from the NY 49 Stadium in Gugulethu.

Entries will be taken at the start.

19 December – Sundowner 10km  – Waterfront

Starts at 18h15 next to the Table Bay Hotel.

Entries will be taken on the day at Jetty 2 near the Table Bay Hotel.

22 December – Onrus 10km  –  Onrus (near Hermanus)

Starts at 07h00 from the Milkwood Bistro Restaurant,  Onrus Beach.

Entries will be taken at the start.

26 December – Tokai Manor House 16k/8k  –  Tokai

The 16km starts at 06h30 and the 8km at 06h45.The start for both is outside the Cape Academy in Firgrove Road, Tokai. Entries will be taken at Cape Academy on Firgrove Road.  Please note that both runs are through the greenbelt with trails on gravel and tarred roads. You will need to carry your own water. There will be refill stations.

31 December  – Danger Point 21km/10km  –  Gansbaai

The 21k starts at 07h00 and the 10km at 07h30. Both start at the Gansbaai Primary School (Main Street in Gansbaai). Entries will be taken on the day on the school grounds.

A very enjoyable run – but not to race.

31 December – Runner’s Memorial 8km –  Mouille Point

This is a fun run, no podium prizes. No club colours or licence numbers need be worn.

Starts at 18h00 from the Mouille Point Lighthouse. Entries will be taken at the start.

05 January – Beachcomber 15km + 10 Walk  –  Strandfontein

The 15k starts at 06h30, the 10k walk at 06h45 and a 4km “beach run” at 07h30

All start at the Strandfontein Pavilion. Entries will be taken on the day.

Last week:

A small group of club runners were in action at the Prison to Prison runs on Saturday in the Worcester area. Well done to our ladies ( Delyse, Judith, Alison and Linda Coetzee) on winning the ladies teams prize in the half marathon.

Nearer home on Saturday, the Avbob 15km in Table View was enjoyed by 1107 finishers,  because there was no wind (for a change).

Both Nancy and Marlene were second in their age category while Ricco Visser was third junior to finish. Five Pinelands names were called for lucky draw prizes and all five were there!


  • There will be no suppers until 10 January. The bar will however be open.
  • The Hohenort 15km is on 19 January, helpers will be required in the various sections of the race organization. Please put your hand up. The “Helpers 15km Run” will be on Wedneday 16 January at 18h00 over the Hohenort Route. There will be a slower group leaving about 15 mins earlier.
  • It is planned to start the “Couch to Ten” beginners program on Monday 7 January.  If you have family and friends who should be out there getting fit. Encourage them to join in.

Fixtures for Dec/Jan

12 Dec – Taal Monument 10km (Paarl)

15 Dec – Velocity 21km/10km/10km walk (ATLANTIS)

16 Dec – RCS Gugs (Reconciliation Day) 10km

19 Dec – Sundowner 10km  (Waterfront)

22 Dec – Onrus 10km  see enteronline.co.za

26 Dec – Tokai Manor House 8km + 16km

31 Dec – Danger Point 21km /10km

31 Dec – Runners Memorial 8km ( Mouille Point Lighthouse)

05 Jan – Beachcomber 15km (Strandfontein Pavillion)

13 Jan – Bay to Bay 30k/15k (Camps Bay)

13 Jan – Resolution Trail Run – 4 distances  (Delvera – Stellenbosch) see entries at dirtpass.co.za

16 Jan – Hohenort “helpers” 15k

19 Jan – Hohenort 15km

20 Jan – Two Oceans Training Run

23 Jan Dan Luyt 15km (Durbanville)

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

27 Jan – Two Oceans Training Run

30 Jan – Brackenfell 10km

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

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

16 Dec = Gugs 10km see www.entrytime.com

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

26 Dec = Manor House 16km/8km see Entry Time  (own Water Run)

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

13 Jan 2019 = Bay to Bay 30km/15km see Top Events

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

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

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)

Speed walking training with Mercia – Meet 18h00 – Mondays at the club.

Hill training with Mercia – Meet 18h00 – Wednesdays at the club.

Starting on 7 January will be the beginner group (Couch to Ten) building up to running a 10km race in March 2019.

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