Moving into yet another new month of goals, challenges & RUNNING. Let’s GO!!!
TRAINING WITH COACH LEE CHANDLER:
AGAIN we want to remind you to come and attend some of the training days offered at PP Smit, with our very own Coach Lee. We can assure you, that the regulars that attend these sessions, are really making noticeable improvements in their speed, times , overall fitness & endurance.
Earlier this week, some of our regulars really challenged themselves at their Time Trials, and then got to enjoy an awesome social together, and treated to delicious sterri stumpies & boerie rolls.
You’re going to meet some incredible people at these sessions, and possibly build the best friendships too, whilst the benefit of FREE coaching. What a Bonus!!!
These sessions are every Tuesday & Thursday evening from 17:45PM at the PP Smit Sports Grounds.
Please see below for our MAY monthly schedule:
WEEKDAY CLUB RUNS
With safety being a more prevalent issue with runners & athletes of late, taking to the streets in the dark is becoming more and more of a challenge, especially when out alone.
So where better to get in your early morning training than with these two amazing groups of people that would just love to have you join.
Please do not be discouraged by the idea that you might be too slow or unfit, TRUST us…we cater for every speed.
The “norm” is about a 10km route each day on a Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday morning, and we try varying the routes as much as possible. We also sneakily add in “hills” days & “speed” days, because doing the hard graft is far more “enjoyable”, when you have the support of others suffering with you J
The CRAZIES start at 04:45am from the Kenridge Deli
The DELI DUDES start at 05.15am from the Kenridge Deli
**please keep check on Facebook notifications (Cape Multi Running) for any change in starting venues & for updates on the plan for the week.
WEEKEND CLUB RUNS
Members new and old, fast and slow… We want to see you at PACKRUNS!!!
SATURDAY PACK RUNS:
- A more social and informal run, starting at 6am from Vida e Caffe, Edward Street, BELLVILLE
- Distances range anything from 8km – approximately 15/20km, often with escape route options inbetween.
SUNDAY PACK RUNS:
- Most often a HOSTED run, starting at 6.30am from Vida e Caffe, Durbanville, Wellington Road
- Distances range anything from 10km – approximately 15/20km, often with escape route options in between.
** 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. Remember, if each member hosts just 1 pack run in an entire year, we can fill the calendar quickly!
SAFARI REPORT || RACE OF THE MONTH
Yet another superb day out for all our club members. What a phenomenal crowd at this year’s HALF Marathon, 10km & 5km races. Over 200 members took part, and just so amazing seeing all the Red Army runner’s giving it their all.
Again, another incredible “gees” created at the gazebo, proudly hosted by Charl & Lisa Smit, who provided us all with firstly, a massive warm welcome, and then some delicious and well deserved refreshments.
And then, does it get much cuter than these 3 young ladies who took on the 5km run? Starting young indeed, and boy, did they have fun!
EXCITING EVENTS TO NOTE:
- MOTHERS DAY PACK RUN ON SUNDAY 8th. SEE DETAILS ON THE FACE
- CLUB SOCIAL BRAAI AND COMRADES EVENING – FRIDAY 13 MAY @ 18:30!!
RACES IN MAY:
- JIVE SLAVE ROUTE 10 & 21.1K 05.2016
- FNB ONERUN 12K (CLUB HOSTED RUN) 05.2016
- VOET OF THE VINE 10K 05.2016
- COMRADES ULTRA MARATHON 05.2016
We want to wish our Comrades Marathon runners, who will be doing the “Down Run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban (+- 90KM), our very best wishes…We are looking forward to hearing about YOUR EXPERIENCES and stories from this AMAZING RACE! May the force be with you…
JUNE RACE OF THE MONTH : The Don Lock Memorial Run
HAVE YOU ENTERED?
Come and join our gazebo hosts, Orlando & Lee-Anne Ely, on Sunday 7th June, after competing in yet another great race; see below for details:
Let’s enjoy another fantastic & fun day out, together as the RED ARMY!
Pre-entries are now open on http://www.racetraq.co.za/product/don-lock-memorial-2015/
WHAT CAN BE WON??
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.