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TRAIL RUNNING NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2017

"I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better."  Steve Southerland

WHAT HAPPENED IN AUGUST?

August brought RCS SOX, a multi-day stage race in die Wilderness. It was attended by a few members of the club and was great fun! Congrats to Natasha and Tania with their 2nd and 3rd place in the vets category!

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sep trail2Greenforest Trail Run was our first “race of the month” in the trail department! It was supported by members of all disciplines and the hills were RED! What a proud moment for our club!

 

 

 

 

 

The monthly Run for a Cause Awareness Trail Run was dedicated to Immunization Awareness – runners dressed in navy. Thanks to all who braved the cold and the rain to join us!sep trail3

 

 

 

sep trail4On 19 August two of our runners braved the PUFfer 80km trail race. Well done to Natasha and Vaughan who finished. You both made it look so easy! Hopefully they have inspired more of our runners to join next year.

 

 

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And just one day later was the Helderberg Mountain Challenge! Congrats to all you brave souls! At least those views made up for the climbs!

 

 

 

 

 

For the first time in the history of the Cape Multisport Club we hosted a formal awards evening. After a lot of hard work from Louis the evening turned out a massive success. Congratulations to our trail winners. You guys clean up pretty well:

Mr Trail Junkey: Anton Franchi
Mrs Trail Junkey: Ruth Masureik
Most Improved Runner: Erica Erasmus
Best Spirit: Derine Sandenbergh
Most Dedicated to the Club: Mark Stokell
Outstanding Achievement: Natasha Kruger
Ultra-Award Male: Vaughan Marshall
Ultra-Award Female: Lisa Smit
Personality of the Year: Neil Lindeque    

Most falls of the Year: Louis Kotze

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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER…

 Wednesday CMC trail runs will continue at Meerendal, Altydgedacht, Bellville Golf Course and Majik Forest. Please make sure that you do not cause damage to vineyards when parking and stay off the single track!! Very important – we are moving the start to 18:00, so please keep bringing 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. On weekends any of these runners might be leading the shorter and/or the longer pack routes. Conrad Meier, is another valuable part of our team and Durbac’s trail captain. For any questions, feel free to ask them during pack runs or to contact me directly.

Important request concerning the trail runs: Please follow the route and stay within sight of the vice-captain/sweeper that is responsible for the specific route (short/long/walking route). Do not make up your own route if you have committed to run with the pack!! Our vice-captains need to make sure everyone gets safely back to the start and does not get lost! Safety is after all one of the reasons we run together!!

* 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 18h00 - 7.5 & 10 km options (please note the later start time!)

* Wed 06 September - Meerendal Wine Estate

* Wed 13 September - Altydgedacht Wine Estate (‘Run for a Cause Trail Run’ – see info below)

* Wed 20 September – Majik Forest

* Wed 27 September – Bellville Gold Club

 

WEEKEND PACK RUNS & RACES

* 3 September - Table Mountain Challenge

* 9-10 September – Run 2 Nowhere, McGregor

* 16 September – Cape Town Marathon Peace Trail

* 17 September – Lourensfort Trail Run

* 24 September – Marloth Mountain Challenge, Swellendam

* * Please keep an eye on the Cape Multi Trail FB page for informal runs being organised.

 

13 SEPTEMBER 2017 - MONTHLY ‘RUN FOR A CAUSE’ WEDNESDAY TRAIL RUN:

The Run for a Cause trail run creates Childhood Cancer Awareness. So in celebration of keeping our children healthy, come join us on Wednesday 13 September, Altydgedacht Wine Estate! Please wear YELLOW to support this very important cause!sep trail7

 

Now go there out, have adventures, make special memories and have a wonderful September!

Magda Marshall

Trail Running Captain

magda@capemultisportclub.com

 

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