Weekly Diary

Weekly diary for week 03 of 2022

Hello everyone, 

Please note that the 2022 licences are not available as yet. WPA has announced that the 2021 licence is valid until 31 January 2022.

It is not an error, the Milkwood (21/10/5 km) 2022 will take place on 13 Feb. Entries are still to open. The Milkwood run in November was the 2021 fixture which was to have been run earlier in the year.

The Knysna Forest Marathon and Half is on 9 July. Charity entries open 25 Jan and General entries on 15 Feb.

Please note when entering the clubhouse, sanitise hands and wear a mask.
           NO MASK – NO ENTRY!


The “Couch to Ten” beginners training program starts on Monday 17 Jan. Then on Wed 19 and Thurs 20. Thereafter every Mon/Wed/Thurs until April

Entries for the Bay to Bay 30km ( 30 Jan ) close on 20 Jan. (best to check, entries may be full)

Entries for the Firgrove 15km Challenge (5 Feb) close on 23 Jan.


30 January – Bay to Bay 30km

Entries close 20 Jan.

5 Feb. Firgrove Challenge

Entries are with www.topevents .co.za at R160 Entries close 23 Jan.

13 Feb. Milkwood  21km/10km/5km

Entries are not  open as yet.

  • Cape Peninsula Marathon + 21km – 20 Feb 2022

Entries are now open at www.topevents.co.za entries close 6 Feb. Note that both runs will start at the same time : 05h00. The marathon will start in Green Point and the half in Bergvliet.

  • Kilimanjaro Marathon (27 Feb. 2022)- 42km/21km  – Entries are open at Top Events.

  • Hemel & Aarde Marathon – 5 March 2022

Caledon to Hermanus – Entries are closed and no late entries will be taken

6 March – Red Hill 36km/42km

Fish Hoek – Entry date still to come

19 March – Weskus 42km/21km/10km

Enter at  Webticket-  42km capped at 1500

  • Two Oceans 21km +56km – 16/17 April 2022

The 56km Ultra will take place on Sunday 17 April 2022
The 21km on Saturday 16 April 2022
The route of the Ultra will be on the Traditional Route.
Starting will be in batches for both events.
There will be no trail runs and fun runs.
Entries are not open as yet.

  • 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.

9 July – Knysna Forest Marathon + 21km

Charity entries @ R730 (marathon) and R710 (half marathon) open from 25 Jan to 1st Feb. General entries @ R230 (marathon) and R210 (half marathon) from 15 Feb to 31 May.

  • Comrades Marathon – 28 August 2022

89km “Down Run”   PMB to DBN
Entries are not open as yet.


  • 15/16 October – Cape Town Marathon

Entries are open see capetownmarathon.howler.co.za


2022 Weekly Training Groups

Mercia’s training sessions are as follows (open to anyone):

Monday 5.30pm. Core and strengthening classes at the Pinelands Civic Hall. Bring a mat.

Tuesday hill sessions. 5.30pm. Corner of Uitvlugt and Francis Way, Pinelands.

Wednesday 5.30pm. Sprint/Speed training. Meet at the car park at the Pinelands Railway Station.

Thursday 6pm. Time Trial at the club.

Friday = Rest

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Tanya/Nicole/Tegans’ afternoon group:

During the holidays they run early afternoon. During work time between 4.30pm and 5pm. No set pace but average 6-7 min/km.

Tanya Lund 082 447 2302. Nicole Brooks 082 939 9322. Tegan Rowe 082495 0858

Lee-ann/Henry/Mel’s morning group:

Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 06h00. Meet in the Pinelands Cricket Club car park opposite BP.

Mondays 7km along Liesbeek Parkway and back.

Wednesdays 11km (80 minutes) to UCT and back.

Fridays 6km in the  Newlands Forest. Meet at the Newlands Fire/helicopter base.

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Time Trial. Every Thursday at 6pm from the clubhouse. 2.5km and 5km.

Dion’s Social Trail runs. 

Every Sunday morning. 10km in 2 hours. Newlands Forest, Cecelia Forest OR Rhodes Memorial. There is a running group and a walking group. Ask Dion to add you to the WhatsApp group. 082 730 8320.

Do not forget your mask!!