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ROAD RUNNING NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2017

Deep End

They say the best way to learn how to swim is to be thrown into the deep end. I was asked by the CMC Committee to take over the Captaincy Role for road running, until our AGM at the end of March, and it was a case of sink or swim!

Before I go on, I want to thank Captain Kurt for his dedication and unselfish way he contributed to the successes of our club, in the last year.

Kurt, you are not just a friend but an inspiration to so many of us. Your contribution, hard work and friendliness has made Cape Multisport Club one of the best running clubs in the Western Cape.

THANK YOU!

While Kurt is taking a well-deserved break, it is my privilege to keep the Red Army marching on. I am looking forward to the challenge, but must also say that I cannot do it on my own. Each and every member’s contribution is appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to send me suggestions or ideas.

 

Looking back to the start of the year:

Some of us took a well-deserved break over December, and other just carried on. Either way, our 1st big Race in January was Nutribullet Bay to Bay 15/30km.

January started off with a bang, with races every weekend and a mid-week 15km, in the form of the Dan Luyt.

Red Hill and Kloof Nek Classic were also well-supported by CMC runners.

February started with the KFC Brackenfell 10km. A couple of PBs tumbled on this Wednesday afternoon!

Our race of the month was the Peninsula Marathon & Half Marathon. What a windy affair!!! Conrad Koorts was the host of the day and a special thank-you to Conrad, as he braved the wind. Your effort does not go unnoticed.

Then, it was time to take over Oudshoorn for the Cango Marathon! We painted the town red! The perfect running conditions contributed to some amazing personal bests being achieved. Neil Broers and Danie Bruwer ran the 42.2km under 3 hours. (An average pace of 4.12min/km). There are too many other achievements to mention. Congratulations to each one running the races on the day!

Thank you to Charl and Lisa for setting up the Gazebo at the finish.

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Bay to Bay 30km & 15km

Thank you, Kurt Basson, for hosting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo best describes the march 2Peninsula Marathon. For some it was an awesome day and others… Pictures tells a thousand words.

Thank you, Conrad Koorts, For hosting.

 

 

 

 

 

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We also had our 1st Time Trial for 2017 in Feb. Charl Smit chasing Chris Gie in this photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Danie Bruwer and Neil Broers running their 1st sub 3:00 marathon…Wow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CMC represented at the 27 for Freedom 10km.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our race of the month in March is the Tyger Run (21, 10 &5km) which takes place on Human Rights Day – Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Join Dawie Aucamp, our host, for another EPIC day with the CMC family.

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  • Ravensmead 15km on 18 March
  • Laguna Mall 10km on 25 March
  • Tygerberg 30km on 26 March

 Follow the link to see other races that you might be interested in…

http://www.wpa.org.za/calendar/dynamicevents.aspx

Club Runs…

Saturday pack runs:
  • Start at 5:30am at Vida Edward street, Bellville (next to Nando’s)
  • Normally has a distance of 10 &15k
  • All paces welcome
Sunday pack runs:
  • Starts at 6:00am at Vida Durbanville (corner of Wellington and Oxford Streets)
  • Has distances of 15 & 20k
  • All paces welcome

Please remember:

  • Bring a headlight, as the sun is rising a little later every week.
  • Dress warmly. Autumn is here ☹
  • Come with your happy face! 😊

Remember to keep an eye on our FB page for “Events” related to weekend runs…

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CapeMultiRunning/

Do you want to host a pack run?

Hosting a pack run is really simple (For Sunday)

  1. Choose a day/date you would like to host.
  2. Get a route. Struggling? I will point you in the right direction…
  3. Explain to the pack on the day…
  4. Water and coke is supplied.
  5. You need to bring a small table (if you don’t have, then I will help)
  6. Every 3-4 km you give water and coke on the route.
  7. Remember to take some pics

Hosting a Saturday run:

  1. Choose a day/date you would like to host
  2. Get a route. Struggling? I will point you in the right direction…
  3. You can choose to be:
    1. either a running host(where you run along)
    2. Or a driving host (where you have water stops at certain points along the route)
    3. The choice is up to YOU!
  4. REMEMBER: Saturday runs are normally un-supported!
Weekday Pack Runs:

For those of you who prefer the morning runs, we have two groups starting at the Kenridge Vineyard Deli:

The Crazies:

  • Run at 04: 45 from the deli most mornings and usually 10-11k
  • There are times when we change the scenery and run from the Durbanville Rose Garden.
  • All paces welcome.

The Deli Dudes:    

  • The Dudes start at 05:15
  • Distances are usually 8-10k
  • All paces welcome

PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • Bring a headlight, mornings are dark.
  • Dress warmly.
  • Bring a smile!

Fetching:

Our abilities as athletes differ. We have some serious fast runners in our club, and those who get “value for money” by spending a lot of time on the road.

It is sometimes difficult to cater for all speeds at our Pack Runs.

That is why we have instituted a “FETCHING RULE”

How does this work?

The front runners run at their pace, and every now and then turn around and run back to the back markers of the pack.

We proud ourselves as a social club and by doing this we cater for all at our pack runs.

The most important factor, however, is that those at the back feel safe and do not get lost.

I urge all our faster runners to adhere to this rule.

Time Trial

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Our Time Trial takes place on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the PP Smit Grounds.

Warming Up start at 17:45 with the TT kicking off at 18:00

This is a great way to test your improvement.

Join us for a Steri Afterwards.

 

 

Race of the month

We have picked a race per month where we will have our Gazebo with Sterries, water and a place to chill together. We do however need members to host these events.

Here is the list for the year. Please let me know which race YOU would like to host!

 

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Looking for the correct kit!

Please remember, it is important for you as a CMC Ambassador to be kitted appropriately when it comes to race day.

If you are looking to get the correct kit, please do not hesitate to ask!

Remember to wear only black shorts with your CMC vest or Shirt.

Contact Estelle Kock should you need any kit.

estelle@capemultisportclub.com

ASA Numbers can also be obtained from Estelle. These will no longer be available from the New Balance Store.

 

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Finally, our AGM takes place on 30 March 2017 at the Durbanville Racecourse.

We NEED you there. Please register your attendance here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1856627494578590/

 

April is a big month with Two Oceans coming up. Stay injury free, and remember to run like you stole something 😉

Please share your running pics on our Facebook page.

Happy running!

Louis Kotze

Running Captain

 

 

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