And so CMC’s trail awesomeness continued during the month of April, bringing newbies on the trails and making great new friends!!
Wednesday CMC trail runs will continue at Meerendal, Altydgedacht, Bellville Golf Course and Bloemendal, with Thursday Durbac trail runs happening at Durbanville Golf Club. Please make sure that you do not cause damage to vineyards when parking!! Very important – always bring your headlights and make sure that the battery is charged!! It is dark on the trails – keep yourself safe out there and don’t get hurt!
Please refer to the Cape Multi Trail FB group to download the preliminary January to December 2017 trail run schedule as well as keeping an eye on the events posted.
For those members who have recently joined – welcome!! Hope to see you on the trails soon! See below the vice captains responsible for the various routes we run – also included, on weekends is Conrad Meier, another valuable part of our team and representing Durbac’s trail runners. For any questions, feel free to ask them during pack runs or to contact me directly.
* Bellville Golf Course - Mark Stokell
* Meerendal Wine Estate – Magda Marshall & Anton Franchi
* Altydgedacht Wine Estate - Karin Gerber & Neil Broers
* Bloemendal Wine Estate - Pauline Wilkinson & Anton Franchi
Weekly trail runs:
Wednesday at 17:45 - 7.5 & 10 km options
* Wed 03 May - Meerendal Wine Estate
* Wed 10 May - Altydgedacht Wine Estate (Run for a Cause – See info below)
* Wed 17 May - Bloemendal Wine Estate
* Wed 24 May – Meerendal Wine Estate
* Wed 31 May – Bellvile Golf Club
Thursday at 17h30 - 5 & 9km options
* Thurs 25 May – Durbanville Golf Course Trail Run
Weekend Pack Runs
* Sun 21 May – Paradyskloof Run, Stellenbosch
* Sun 14 May, Bartiney2Bartiney Trail Race
* Sat 20 May, Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge
* Sun 28 May, The Amazing Race @ Lourensford Wine Estate
Other Exciting News and Events
Giving back to the Community: Calling all ladies! Bronwyn Franchi is collecting old running shoes, clothes and basic toiletries for young women who have survived trauma. They are participating in a research programme that includes counselling and self-care through exercise. If you are able to donate something you can pass these onto Anton Franchi at the Wednesday trail events or you can inbox her and she will arrange to collect. Thank you for your generosity – let’s give these women the gift of running!
If you have a project that gives back to the community – feel free to send me the information. I will gladly include it in the newsletter.
Run for a Cause
10 May 2016 - Monthly ‘Run for a Cause’ Wednesday Trail Run: This month we will be running to create ADHD awareness. Goldilocks and the Bear will be there to tell us more about ADHD! Please dress in YELLOW to show your support and bring R100 to buy a lucky draw entry for the 2 x R5000 Ascis vouchers!
Winter Trail Social
21 June 2016 - Winter Trail Social: The winter trail social promises to be a great evening to remember. Please remember this diarize the date and keep a lookout for more information on social media later this month.
Grootvadersbosch Stage Race
The Red Army together with Durbac will be heading to Heidelberg for an exquisite 2-day stage race in the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve & Conservancy on 1-2 July 2017. If you still want to join in, please let me know so that we can arrange it for you.
What Happened in April
On the 5th of April we ran at Meerendal and had a quick refuel after at Crown. Let make this a monthly event!
We “ran for a cause” on the 15th of April. We had a amazing turnout with lots of support for autism awareness.
14 April was the OMTOM trail run! Ruth made us proud running in her club colours.
Renata Schoeman, Robert Austin, Lisa Smit and Charl Smit took part in the 8-hour TRAIL TEAM-run challenge on 29 April. They did the event in Aid of ADHD and the team came 2nd overall. Congratulations Team !!
Now go there out, have adventures, make special memories and have a wonderful May!
Trail Running Captain