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Road Running News – April 2016


What a bumper 3 months of road running have we not just had!!

The Red Army was out in full force with a whopping 386 runners at the Old Mutual Two Oceans ULTRA Marathon & HALF Marathon last month. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all those who finished and met their running goals. What an incredible event to be a part of, and some incredible stories & successes were had.



Did you know we have our very own coach? We encourage all members to attend these sessions.  Lee has a program set for all levels of fitness and running experience, so do not stay away come in and join in on this specialised training.  Chat to the regulars that attend these sessions and they will tell you of the noticeable improvements in their speed, times & overall fitness & endurance.

It is also a great opportunity to enjoy meeting other members of the club, and to find your happy “pace”


Where  : PPSmit Sports Grounds.

When  : Every Tuesday & Thursday evening

Time    : 17:45 – 18:45


Monthly 5km Time Trials (17:45)

The monthly TT take place every first Tuesday of the month, this is a great opportunity to push yourself and cheer on your club mates.  Sterri Stumpies, endorphin rush and a great spirit is guaranteed!!



There are two club pack runs per weekend unless otherwise advised:


Time                            : 06:00

Starting Venue            : Vida é Caffe, Edward Street, Bloemhof Road

Host                            : Route host ONLY

Distances                  :  Range anything from 8km – 15/20km, escape                                            route options in between.


SUNDAYPack runs:

Time                            : 06:30

Starting Venue         : Vida é Caffe, Durbanville, Wellington Road

Host                           : Hosts Required

Distances                  :Range anything from 10km – approximately                                                15/20km, often with escape route options in                                                between


Great coffee and chats afterwards


** Please do make use of our Facebook page for regular updates on events, pack runs, training & other.

We also appeal to our members to please volunteer to host a pack run & plot a route.  You can be a driving or running host.



Do not forget to join in on the Club Comrades social Evening on the 13th of May 2016. All runners welcome.  Please watch out for the posts on Facebook or contact Estelle at

To all those competing in The Comrades Marathon on the 29th of May this year, HAVE FUN!!



Race              : Safari Half Marathon

Date               : 2 May 2016

Distances       : 10km & 21,1km

Venue             : Wellington

Closing Date: Online Entries 17 April 2016

Host                : Charl Smit


We are waiting to receive you at the end of the race at the Gazebo. Steri Stumpie in hand and happy runners all around.



All of us HAVE A STORY.  Some of the most inspirational journeys into running…

Stories to inspire, motivate and share with others like minded.

We want to appeal to our members to dig deep and share with us your very best words.

We are going to award a lucky member, a brand new pair of New Balance running shoes for the most inspirational story.

Please send your stories to:

Captain   AND


Entries close Tuesday 31st May, after which time we will read through all our incredible stories and vote for the best.  Please remember to give this story as much detail as possible.

We also want to share some of the top stories with our fellow members on our Facebook page to keep all runners of all speeds, ages, shapes & sizes, continuously motivated and determined to reach their OWN goals.

Happy Running

Kurt & Nicola

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