And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
WHAT HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER?
September brought beautiful events, embraced by our awesome trail junkies! There were a few that stood out this month! Please upload your event pics to the CMC Trail FB group and give us all an opportunity to join in the beauty!! Go RED army!! Thank you to all the runners running in their CMC shirts! I love it!
On the 1st was the Table Mountain Challenge, well done Pauline and all the other junkies!
After that on the 9th we had the La Capra Goat run.
The same weekend was the inaugural Run 2 Nowhere. Def a race to do next year.
On the 13th we had our monthly run for a cause. Thank you to the cows from CHOC who joined us and all the mini trail junkies who ran.
On the 16th was the Cape Town Peace Trail. A beautiful 22km’s.
And last but not least was the Marloth Mountain Challenge.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OCTOBER…
Wednesday CMC trail runs will continue at Meerendal, Altydgedacht, Bellville Golf Course and Bloemendal, with Thursday Durbac trail runs happening at Majik Forest and Durbanville Golf Club. Please make sure that you do not cause damage to vineyards when parking and stay off the single track!! We start running at 18:00 - no headlights needed anymore!
Please refer to the CMC 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. We host runs together to bring together bigger groups so there is a pace for everyone! 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
* Wed 04 October - Meerendal Wine Estate
* Wed 11 October - Altydgedacht Wine Estate
* Wed 18 October – Majik Forest (‘Run for a Cause Trail Run’ – see info below)
* Wed 25 October – Bellville Golf Course
* 07 October – Steam Train Challenge & Grabouw Mountain Challenge
* 13 – 15 October – Cederberg Traverse
* 21 October – The Hills Challenge
* 27 October – The Otter Trail Run
OTHER EXCITING NEWS AND EVENTS
Our Cape Multi Trail Strava Group is up and running and there are some competitive members out there! If you want to see how you match up against our awesome 'bergbokkies' - follow the link below and become part of the fun!! Thank you Louis Kotze for setting this up!!
18 OCTOBER 2016 - MONTHLY ‘RUN FOR A CAUSE’ WEDNESDAY TRAIL RUN
The Run for a Cause trail run creates Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day. Join us in remembering the little angels missed every single day, on Wednesday 18 October, Majic Forest! Please wear a PINK or BLUE buff to show your support!
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING - 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 items, you can pass these onto Anton Franchi at the Wednesday trail events or you can inbox her and she will arrange to collect. We still need 20 pairs!!
Thank you for your generosity thus far, the response has been amazing!! Let’s give these women the gift of running!
Now go there out, have adventures, make special memories and have a wonderful October!
Trail Running Captain