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Trail Running Newsletter – April 2016

 

It has finally arrived!! Autumn!! We are entering the best season for trail running!!

Combining the CMC and Durbac trail calender has been amazing in getting more runner on the trails – which lead to safer running and much more fun!! Wednesday CMC trail runs will continue at Meerendal, Altydgedacht, Bellville Golf Course and Bloemendal, with Thursday Durbac trail runs happening at Majik Forest. Very important – please remember your headlights!! It is getting darker on the trails!

Please refer to the CMC running FB group to download the Jan to June 2016 trail run schedule as well as keeping an eye on the events posted.

Weekly trail runs: 

Wednesday at 18h00 - 7.5 & 10 km options

* Wed 06 April - Bellville Golf Club
* Wed 13 April - Bloemendal Wine Estate
* Wed 20 March - Meerendal Wine Estate
* Wed 27 March - Altydgedacht Wine Estate (‘Run for a Cause Trail Run’ – see info below)

Thursday at 17h30 - 5 & 9km options

* 7, 14, 21, 28 April - Majik Forest Trail Run

Weekend Pack Runs

* Sun 3 April - Jonkershoek Natures Reserve
* Sun 10 April – No official pack run
* Sun 17 April – Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve (please book entrance during the week)
* Sun 24 April – No official pack run
* Sun 30 April - Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Races

* Sun 17 April, Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge
* Sat 30 April, Helderberg Mountain Challenge

Other exciting news and events

Dudley Trail Run: This special annual race will take place on Saturday 30 July 2016. Please keep an eye out for further communication regarding entries, as well as request for volunteers! As always – it will be an awesome day in the winelands for runners, friends and families.

Southern Cross 3 Day Stage Race: This is the club’s chosen trail race for 2016, which we will be doing with Durbac in celebration of getting more trail runners on the trails and raising healthy competition! JTrisport has offered each runner 10% discount on entry fee (not on accommodation) if we can get a group of 10+ mountain goats together to enter. Contact me for more information or if you are interested to enter. Website: http://trisport.co.za/trievent/rcs-sox/

Monthly ‘Run for a Cause’ Wednesday Trail Run: This month we will be running in BLUE to create Awareness for Autism on 27 April at Altydgedacht! So please diarise this important and special event!!

Trail Photo Competition #1 April: We are also launching a brand new monthly photo competition and very fitting, the theme for April is AUTUMN!! Show us your photo interpretation of autumn on the trails as a dirt lover!!
Competition rules: 1) Entrant must be a member of CMC and a member of the Cape Multi Trail FB Group 2) The photo must be taken during this month, April 2016 3) Photo must be posted to the competition announcement post, with description of where and when it was taken 4) The winning photo will be the photo with the most FB likes - so everyone running is eligible to take part 5) Winner will be announced the first week of May 2016 and will receive the mystery prize of the month! Now go out there and snap away!!

That is all for now!! Remember to have fun on the trail, doesn't matter if you are a hare or a snail!! 🙂

Derine Sandenbergh

(Thank you to Karin Gerber for the beautiful photo taken at the Jonkershoek Trail Pack Run 3 April 2016)

 

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