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ROAD RUNNING NEWSLETTER – MAY 2017

Wow, April was a busy month with 7 road running events taking place. The big buzz was of course the Two Oceans Ultra and Half Marathons. The festivities started with our very 1st Two Oceans Social! Thank you to everyone that made this party and epic one and I am sure it will become a tradition in years to come.

We also had a near record attendance at the Two Oceans Marathon with 165 doing the Ultra and 187 doing the half.

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I would like to make use of the opportunity to thank the Gazebo hosts. Yolandi Hickman, Belinda, Ruth Masureik and Colin van Niekerk. Thank you for the effort that you put in on the day to welcome all our athletes at the CMC home. A special mention must also go to Charl Smit and his staff who helped in getting the gazebos set-up and the carting of 300+ steries!

 

I will mention some of the performances later in this newsletter.

 

 

On the Road Running front I urge our members to be safe out there. Wear reflective clothing, make sure you have a headlamp in the dark and do not run alone!

 

Looking back at April

The beauty of April for us runners is all the public holidays. (Not so much from a work point of view) Those days are normally used to put some extra mileage in and the lazing for the rest of the day!

As mentioned the month started with the Labourwise 10 and Leapfrog 21, followed by the Spar Ladies 10 the very next day. Central Athletics 10 was the weekend before Easter and that was Oceans weekend. The weekend after was the Telkom AC 10km Challenge where we saw some blistering performances.

On the 27th we had a bunch of Freedom Day runs and some of us also ran the training run from Willowbridge to Houtbay. This happened again on the last Saturday of the month.

 

Something else happened on the last Saturday of the month!

Two of our club members got married!run2

From all of us at CMC a huge congratulation to Jayson and Marissa

May your future be full of love, laughter and many hours of happy running together!

Oh, and Jay don’t even try to run away from this one…. She WILL chase you down.

 

 

 

 

 

I have also created a folder on Google Drive where all results are stored.

You can view this here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1Yjl7gykMTtcTI1SnEtN2FnR3c?usp=sharing

Some phenomenal performances:

  • Neil Broers is without a doubt the star of the month! Not only did he come in as the 1st male from CMC at Two Oceans with a time of 4h11! A week later he ran a 10km race in 37 minutes. Again, just proof that hardwork does pay off. Congrats Neil We are super proud of you.
  • Alet Carsten Was our 1st lady at 56km event at Oceans. Impressive performance, Alet.
  • The OMTOM Half was conquered by Elmari Coetzee (1:34:42) and Ryan Thomas (1:29:16) Exceptional!

To all our members, thank you for representing the Red Army at all these events and congratulation to all the PB’s and 1st timers.

May!

May kicks off with the Safari Half and 10km. This is also our Race of the month and will be hosted by our chairman Charl Smit and his better half Lisa. The vibe at this event is always electric.

This is followed by the Weskus Marathon and half marathon. Last bit of distance running for those doing Comrades.

The Slave route 21 is on the 14th.

If you want a scenic run full of history then this one is a must. Remember to grab a koeksister on route 😊

On May 21st, it is time to put away the long distance running shoes, put on you speed shoes and come down town for the annual FNB 12Onerun. You can come and test your speed at this one!

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It is a festive event with Cape Town showing its true splendour.

Don’t miss out. Entries close on 8 May.

 

Training
Fetching Rule:

We have instituted a fetching rule at our Saturday and Sunday Pack runs.

This means that the slower runners will never be left behind. The front runners will turn around and run back to the last runner of the pack and then go out again.

I ask ALL members to adhere to this rule.

Reason:

1.       Safety of all runners

2.       Camaraderie

3.       We are ultimately a social club

 

Our training for the month of May will continue as normal.

Our Saturday Pack runs consist of 10 & 15km whereas Sunday is normally 15 & 20 kilometres. Members must please note that we cater for all speeds at both pack runs. We will not leave slower runners behind.

Our training sessions are as follows:

Tuesday

4:45am Crazies - Kenridge Deli

5:45pm Club Training at PP Smit Grounds

Wednesday

4:45am Crazies - Kenridge Deli

5:35pm Trail Run - See Facebook for venue

Thursday

4:45am Crazies - Kenridge Deli

5:45pm Club Training - PP Smit Grounds

Saturday

6:00am Pack run (10 &15km) - Cafe Vida E, Edward Street

Sunday

6:00am Pack run (15 & 20km) - Cafe Vida E, Durbanville

If you would like to host a Pack run on Saturday or Sunday,

Please contact me at louis@capemultisportclub.co.za

 

In the Future

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Yes, the day is getting closer and closer. Comrades happens on 4 June 2017. We have 126 members tackling the ultimate human race this year and as far as I know for those going, the preparation is going well!

Our Comrades evening will take place on 25 May and it promises to be a magnificent event. All members are welcome. Even if you are not running this year but plan to do so in the future, then this is the place to start.

Please keep your eye on Facebook for more detail.

Normally as we enter the clutches of winter and after Comrades the running calendar slows down, BUT NOT THIS YEAR!

The weekend of Comrades will also see the UWC Fast & Flat 10km.

Other races in June:

  1. Mamre 21 & 5km (10 June)
  2. Dave Spence Memorial 10km (16 June)
  3. K-Way Table Mountain 16 (18 June)
  4. Don Lock Memorial 15 & 8km (25 June)

Remember that Cape Multisport supports clean running. When participating in any event throw your sachets in the bins provided or keep it on you to the finish.

I heard another remarkable story of a CMC runner that stopped and picked up sachets in a race!

We are all brand ambassadors.

#CMC

 

Social Media

road6Remember to share your pics on our Cape Multisport Instagram profile. You can tag these pictures @capemultisportclub

Show us your experiences in races, pack runs and training runs. #cmc #redarmy

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https://www.facebook.com/CapeMultiSport/

We have also created an open Facebook page to showcase to the world who we are. Please like the page, but don’t stop there. Share the page and invite your friends to join the page!

Our closed group for club info is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CapeMultiRunning/?ref=bookmarks

Lastly always remember to be safe and ….run7

Yours in running

Louis Kotze

Louis Kotze

(Club Captain)

louis@capemultisportclub.com

082 350 8028

www.capemultisportclub.com

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