“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens
WHAT HAPPENED IN OCTOBER?
October brought the final Green Forest Trail Run, the inaugural Steam Train Challenge as well as the Otter Trail Run amongst others! Also great Wednesday runs and weekend packs! Please upload your event pics to the CMC Trail FB group and give us all an opportunity to join in the beauty and fun!
Steam Train Challenge – This team of ours was the only team to beat the trail! Well done guys!
Neil Broers taking 1st prize for the Green Forest Trail Series!
The Run for a Cause trail run on 18 October focused on Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness. A beautiful group of runners joined us in remembering the little angels missed every single day.
Congrats to Carol Van Eeden on her Otter finish! We hope you have a speedy recovery.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NOVEMBER…
Wednesday CMC trail runs will continue at Meerendal, Altydgedacht, Bellville Golf Course and Bloemendal. We start running at 18:00!
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!! Please make sure that you do not cause damage to vineyards when parking!!
* Bellville Golf Course - Mark Stokell
* Meerendal Wine Estate – Magda Marshall & Anton Franchi
* Altydgedacht Wine Estate – Roxine van der Merwe & Neil Broers
* Bloemendal Wine Estate - Pauline Wilkinson & Anton Franchi
WEEKLY TRAIL RUNS:
Wednesday at 18h00 - 7.5 & 10 km options
* Wed 1 November - Meerendal Wine Estate
* Wed 8 November - Altydgedacht Wine Estate
* Wed 15 November - Bloemendal Wine Estate
* Wed 22 November - no formal run (Join Neil Joubert Farm Run)
* Wed 29 November - Bellville Golf Club (‘Run for a Cause Trail Run’ – see info below)
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!!
29 NOVEMBER 2017 - MONTHLY ‘RUN FOR A CAUSE’ WEDNESDAY TRAIL RUN
The Run for a Cause trail run creates awareness of World Diabetes Day that is officially on 14 November. Join us in running for this important cause and wear BLUE on Wednesday 29 November, at Bellville Golf Course!
BUY CMC BUFFS AT THE WEDNESDAY AND WEEKEND TRAIL RUNS
Cost: R60 per buff.
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.
Thank you for your generosity thus far, the response has been amazing!! 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.
Now go there out, have adventures, make special memories and have a wonderful November!