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Week 30/14, ending 03 August 2014
 
 
 
 
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Looking Ahead

Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 3 of 4 – 3 August 2014. Start: Taal Monument & Paarl Mountain Reserve – WP.
Distance: 13km, 10km, 5-7km
Time: 09h00
 After a hugely successful Series in Gauteng, the Spur Trail Series™ moved to the Western Cape as the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicked off on 20 July at the Paul Cluver Estate in Grabouw. All race entries were sold out and some top runners were signed up so the Series is looking to be a cracker.

Expect some fierce competition at the front of the Long Course Championship field between four-time Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ champion, Bernard Rukadza and regular podium finisher, Greg Goodall. Raydon Balie is making the step up from the Short Course Challenge to the Long Course Championship after winning the Challenge in 2013 and it will be interesting to see how his presence influences the finish times. In the ladies field Danette Smith is returning after winning the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series™ Championship earlier this year.

Riaan Wildskut returns to defend his Challenge Title and he’ll be hoping to stamp his authority on the short distances by making it three in a row.
While there will be some serious racing at the front of the field, the vast majority of the entrants will be there to enjoy a fun day on the trails and with the remaining spectacular venues.

The schedule for this year’s Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ is as follows:

27 July: Race 2 – Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Bellville – SOLD OUT.
3 August: Race 3 – Taal Monument & Paarl Nature Reserve, Paarl. Please note that none runners pay a R20 spectator fee to the Monument.
16 August: Race 4 - Kogelberg Biosphere, KleinmondSpur Cape Winter Trail Series XL (same venue)

Entry Details: Pre-entries are available at Trailseries.co.za. Entries are limited so online entry is advised.
If entries are still available they will be accepted at the start. For more information contact the Race Secretary on 021-8219898 or info@wildrunner.co.za.                                          

ELB St Vincent Colour Run – 2 August 2014. Start: James & Ethel Gray Park, Birdhaven, Melrose – CG.
Distances: 8km
Time: 08h00
ELB Engineering have always made education a priority, but the challenges experienced by deaf children are far greater. All funds raised will go towards assisting the school in providing much needed resources to enable their children to gain a quality education, so that they can fulfil their potential.

You start the race wearing white and as you run through each of the five colour stations along the route you are bombed with coloured paint. Each colour station has a designated colour: Yellow, Green, Pink, Blue, Red and the finish is a mini colour festival. The paint used is totally safe, natural and nontoxic and is not harmful in any way. This is a fundraising charity event and you are asked to bring a blanket or food.

Entry Details: Pre-entries are available at EnterOnline.co.za and close on 30 July 2014.
This is strictly a pre-entry race. Entries are limited to 2 000 and are also taken at St Vincent School for the Deaf, The Sweatshop and Randburg Runner. Registration takes place on Friday 1 August 2014 from 12h00 to 17h00 at St Vincent School or at the start venue on race day from 06h00. For more information please contact Megan Davey on 082-7700854 or colourfulruns@gmail.com.

Totalsports Ladies’ Race – 9 August 2014. Start: Plein Street, Die Braak, Stellenbosch – WC.
Distances: 10km, 5km
Time: 08h00
TOMTOM TEAMS UP WITH TOTALSPORTS LADIES RACE
It is with great enthusiasm that the organisers of the Totalsports Ladies Race welcome TomTom South Africa as the official GPS Sports Watch and Mapping Partner of this much talked about national event.

“TomTom empowers movement,” says Chantal Grobler, TomTom South Africa Sports Account Manager. “Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS Sport Watches. We have a great relationship with Totalsports through the supply of the TomTom Sports Watches. When we were offered the opportunity to team up with the Totalsports Ladies Race we felt that it would be the ideal way to showcase our commitment to the Totalsports brand, retail environments and to a long standing relationship. We hope to expose more female runners to the TomTom brand of Sports Watches, while supporting women in sport in South Africa”.

“It’s fantastic to welcome TomTom to the Totalsports Ladies Race series. We strive to create an unbelievable experience at all three races and TomTom will help us achieve that,” says Michael Meyer, Director Stillwater Sport & Entertainment.

Charity Support: The 2014 Totalsports Ladies Race supports PinkDrive, a campaign that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa. For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za.

Totalsports Ladies' Race - Johannesburg - 09 August 2014. Start: Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia – CG.
DISTANCE: 5km run/fun walk & 10km run/fun walk
START: 08h00

Please note: Number Collection will take place as follows:
Roosevelt High School, Roosevelt Park - Saturday 2 August 2014 from 09h00 to 15h00
Roosevelt High School, Roosevelt Park - Sunday 3 August 2014 from 13h00 to 17h00
Roosevelt High School, Roosevelt Park - Thursday 7 August 2014 from 16h00 to 20h00.

Please note number collection will take place on these days ONLY!
Please make use of the entrance to the school in Thomas Bowler Street.
No number collection will take place on the morning of the event.

Totalsports Ladies’ Race – 9 August 2014. Start: Plein Street, Die Braak, Stellenbosch – WC.
FINISH: Coetzenburg Stadium
DISTANCE: 5km run/fun walk & 10km run/fun walk
START: 08h00

Please note: Number Collection will take place as follows:
1. Kenridge Primary School – Saturday 2 August 2014 from 10h00 to 17h00
2. The River Club, Observatory – Monday 4 August 2014 from 12h00 to 18h00
3. The Stellenbosch Town Hall – Wednesday 6 August from 13h00 to 19h00
No number collection will take place on the morning of the event.

Entry Details: Pre-entries are available at Topevents.co.za and close on 27 July 2014. Entries are limited to 5 000 participants and no entries will be accepted at the start. Totalsport Store entries have already closed and no entries will be accepted at number collection. Walkers and moms with prams are welcome, while husbands, friends and family are encouraged to join in the fun and show support on route or dress up to show their gentler side on the road! For more information please contact the race office on 021-5117130 or info@topevents.co.za.

Nedbank News

Nedbank Wins Gold Again at 'Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day'
The Nedbank Running Club used its athletic talent to demonstrate support for Mandela Day by winning gold in both the Men’s and Women’s Open relay category at the second Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day.

Nedbank Wins Gold Again at 'Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day'- 13 July 2014.

This year’s sold out event took place on Sunday 13 July and saw more than 17,000 participants create the biggest corporate relay ever seen in Africa.

For the second year in a row, Nedbank Running Club dominated the Open Relay, taking gold in both the Men’s and Women’s categories. Discovery Athletic Club took gold in the Mixed open relay.

In the Corporate Relay event Sanjo Construction defended their title, winning the Men's corporate relay category. Bathabile took gold in the Women's corporate relay while Entsika Consulting won the Mixed corporate category.

Over 1 000 participants also took part in the 1.67km Family Fun Run/Walk.

Proudly hosted by the City of Jo’burg, the event was the result of a partnership between Kaya FM and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. All participants showed great comradery including numerous local celebrities, who all passed the baton between relay teams in a symbolic gesture of paying it forward and reaching out a hand to those less privileged members of society.

The Comrades Legends Team, comprising of past winners Bruce Fordyce (nine times champion), Nick Bester (1991),Frances van Blerk (1992), Claude Moshiywa (2013), and Ludwick Mamabola (2012), also took part and ran for a good cause. Although claiming to ‘take it easy and run for fun’, these Comrades Legends still managed to secure 14th position!

Nedbank Wins Gold Again at 'Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day'- 13 July 2014.

Kaya FM MD, Greg Maloka, said he was grateful for the amazing support of the station and this relay. “Today has been a remarkable event that honours the 67 years of commitment Tata made towards the freedom of South Africa. This event is about so much more than a relay – it is about the human spirit striving to make a difference. Kaya FM proudly puts the power of radio behind Madiba’s legacy.”

Been there, Done that

Baytown 12km & 6km Run/Walk in Pringle Bay – 12 July 2014
Baytown Charity Run is a unique monthly event organised in Pringle Bay which Baytown 12km & 6km Run/Walk in Pringle Bay – 12 July 2014focuses on a specific charity or organisation in need each month. The charity or organisation is announced the month before the event and the August event aims to raise money for bins and benches in the Town Centre. Other events supported in the past include the Pringle Bay Fire Truck, the Pikkewyntjies Pre-School in Bettys Bay, the KidsCan Aftercare Centre in Kleinmond, KAWS in Kleinmond, Pringle House School, the Pringle Bay United Church and the Baboon Monitors of Pringle Bay.

The race has combined with the Miems Restaurant Saturday Market so everyone canBaytown 12km & 6km Run/Walk in Pringle Bay – 12 July 2014 enjoy the lovely goodies at the market after the race, also allowing them to discover local shops and restaurants in the Pringle Bay area.

Prizes are sponsored by local businesses; the main sponsor is Baytown Holiday Accommodation with other prizes sponsored by Pringle Bay's local businesses and Civvio.

Updates on events and photographs can be viewed on our Facebook group.

The event takes place monthly on a well-marked 12km or 6km route. Walkers welcome. Entries are accepted at the start. Entries cost R40, pensioners pay R20. For more information contact Sonja Du Toit on 084-8500681 or sonjadutoit1@gmail.com. (Thanks to the organisers for the write up and the photos)

Irvette Van Zyl from Nedbank Running Club GN Runs to Victory in Durban at Totalsports Ladies Race – 20 July 2014
The streets of Durban were teaming with activity on Sunday, 20 July 2014 when over Totalsports Ladies Race DURBAN Start - 20 July 2014 4000 runners and walkers gathered at the Berea Rovers Sports Club to participate in the annual Totalsports Ladies Race.  Irvette Van Zyl (Nedbank Running Club) was the lady to beat, completing the 10km race in an impressive time of 00:33:49.

According to Van Zyl, the start was hectic.  This is only my third race this year, having come back after six months of no running due to injuries.  Wanting to prove that I can still run, I think I started the race a little too fast.  I hit a bad patch between 3km and 7kms.  My legs weren’t responding, and I was just overthinking things.  I felt strong again from 7kms onwards. Irvette Van Zyl (Nedbank Running Club) claimed gold at the 10km Totalsports Ladies Race in Durban crossing the finish line at Berea Rovers Sports Club in an impressive time of 00:33:49. Photo by Cherie Vale/NEWSPORT MEDIA - 20 July 2014

I am really happy to once again finish under 34 minutes, continues Van Zyl.  I am currently training for a marathon that is taking place in September.  So I have had to be patient, not going too fast too soon.  I am happy to run injury free.  The atmosphere at the Totalsports Ladies Race was really nice.  Women’s Day is definitely a big deal.  It’s nice to support a good cause and to see so many women standing together.  Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank Running Club) came in second, while Jenna Challenor (Boxer Athletic Club) finished third.

Held in celebration of National Women’s Day, the Totalsports Ladies Race supports PinkDrive, a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa.  For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za. (Thanks to the organisers for the write up and Cherie Vale of NEWSPORT MEDIA for the photo)

Guide Book News

Runners Guide: New Race or Race Changes?

Please remember for all things Running, Walking or Trail related that Ann is the person to contact on ann@guidebooks.co.za.

Publications

2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates: June to DecemberOur 2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates went out in the Comrades goodies bags as usual. If you missed out be on the look out for your copy at local Sportsmans Warehouse stores.

To find out about our 2014 publications visit this link.

Nedbank Runners' Guide 2014 Digital Apps and PaperbackNedbank Runners' Guide 2014 Digital Apps
Nedbank Runners’ Guide for iPhone or iPad
Nedbank Runners’ Guide for Android
Nedbank Runners’ Guide Paperback

Other Guide Book Publication Books Available:
Tom Cottrell's Cyclists’ Guide for iPhone or iPad
Tom Cottrell's Cyclists’ Guide for Android
Tom Cottrell's Cyclists’ Guide Paperback

Tom Cottrell's Swimmers’ Guide for iPhone or iPad
Tom Cottrell's Swimmers’ Guide for Android

2014 - 2015 Tom Cottrell's Swimmer's Guide
Ann has been hard at work gathering information for the 2014 - 2015 Open Water Swimming Season which starts on 1 September 2014 and ends on 31 August 2015. If your run an event then please confirm your details and date with Ann on ann@guidebooks.co.za.

Tail-end Charlie

"Bad days make for great workouts.” ~ motivationintohabit tumblr

See you on the road

Tom Cottrell
& The Guide Book Publications Team

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Fortnightly Race Dates

OR = Off-Road

26 Jul 2014 Bol PPC Riebeeck Berg Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km
26 Jul 2014 EP   Clover Milk Run
26 Jul 2014 GN   Zwartkop Half Marathon & 10 km
26 Jul 2014 KZN   Braai Ketts Longest Day 12-hour Track Race
26 Jul 2014 KZN   Richards Bay Coal Terminal Charity Relay Run/Walk
26 Jul 2014 KZN OR Crazy Store 1 000 Hills Trail Challenge
26 Jul 2014 KZN OR Herblife 15 km, 10 km & 5 km Run
26 Jul 2014 Lim Savannah Mall 3 in 1
26 Jul 2014 NWN OR Keystone Milling Rustenburg Mountain Race
26 Jul 2014 RoA   Tsomo Half Marathon
26 Jul 2014 SWD   Beaufort West Municipality Half Marathon
26 Jul 2014 WP OR Hout Bay Trail Challenge
26 Jul 2014 WP   McCarthy Toyota Table View High School 10 km 

27 Jul 2014 CG   Discovery/702 Walk the Talk Fun Run
27 Jul 2014 CG   Discovery/702 Walk the Talk 30 km & 15 km
27 Jul 2014 CG OR Randpark Trail Run - Series 1
27 Jul 2014 WP OR Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2 of 4

31 Jul 2014 KZN OR Herblife 11 km & 5 km Run

02 Aug 2014 Bol OR Green Mountain Forest Run - Race 1
02 Aug 2014 CG   ELB St Vincent Colour Run
02 Aug 2014 GN   Tshwane Half Marathon & 10 km 
02 Aug 2014 GN OR Groenkloof Nature Reserve Fort to Fort 12-hour Race
02 Aug 2014 GW   Rihanna Moshoeshoe Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km
02 Aug 2014 KZN OR Ngoje Trail Run Eshowe
02 Aug 2014 Lim   Exxaro Mogol Marathon
02 Aug 2014 Mpl Skukuza Castle Half Marathon
02 Aug 2014 Mpl OR The Num-Num Trail Challenge 
02 Aug 2014 SWD   SAPS Herbertsdale Race Against Crime

03 Aug 2014 Bdr OR SPARGS SuperSpar HagMorKei Trail Run
03 Aug 2014 CG HFPA Half Marathon & 10 km Run/Walk
03 Aug 2014 KZN OR Umkhombe Trail Run
03 Aug 2014 KZN   Merewent 10 km
03 Aug 2014 WP OR Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 3 of 4
03 Aug 2014 WP   McKenna Scott Pinelands Optometrists 10 km Run/Walk

08 Aug 2014 FS OR Thule 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge - 2 Days
08 Aug 2014 SWD OR The afb SOX 3 Day Trail run

09 Aug 2014 Bol Totalsports Ladies' Race - Stellenbosch
09 Aug 2014 Bol OR Baytown 12 km & 6 km Run/Walk
09 Aug 2014 CG   Totalsports Ladies' Race - Johannesburg
09 Aug 2014 CNW   Nedbank Schweizer-Reneke Half Marathon & 10 km
09 Aug 2014 EP OR Mountain Drive Half Marathon
09 Aug 2014 EP OR Enid Pretorius Properties Trail Run/Walk
09 Aug 2014 GN   Castle Walk 10 km
09 Aug 2014 KZN   Blood Buddy 50 km Fun Walk/Relay
09 Aug 2014 Lim   Phalaborwa 10 km & 5 km Fun Run
09 Aug 2014 Lim   Weir Mineral Maroela to Maroela 10 km - Cancelled in 2014
09 Aug 2014 Mpl OR Forever Lodge Mount Sheba Trail Run
09 Aug 2014 SWD   Sanet Wentzel Memorial Women's Day Challenge 10 km
09 Aug 2014 WP Jive Women's Day Challenge 10 km

10 Aug 2014 CG   Zoo Trot 10 km & 5 km
10 Aug 2014 CG   Sandton to Soweto Marathon
10 Aug 2014 KZN   Women in Action Ladies' 10 km Challenge
10 Aug 2014 KZN OR Mtunzini Bush Run
10 Aug 2014 KZN OR Sandy Umhlanga to Durban on the Beach

15 Aug 2014 CG   Golden Reef 100 Miler - 2 Days

16 Aug 2014 EP   Continental 10 km
16 Aug 2014 GN   Ocean Basket Marcel van't Slot Memorial Race
16 Aug 2014 KZN OR Radox Somkhanda Rhino Run
16 Aug 2014 KZN   The Capital Climb
16 Aug 2014 Mpl   Dullstroom 3 in 1 Fundraising Run & Walk
16 Aug 2014 NWN OR The Crazy Store Magaliesberg Challenge
16 Aug 2014 WP OR Spur Cape Winter Trail Series XL
16 Aug 2014 WP OR Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 4 of 4
16 Aug 2014 WP OR Winter Trail Run 3 - Delheim

17 Aug 2014 CG OR Randpark Trail Run - Series 2
17 Aug 2014 CG   Wits Half Marathon & 10km
17 Aug 2014 KZN   Nongoma Half Marathon
17 Aug 2014 KZN OR Weenen Nature Reserve 21 km Trail Run
17 Aug 2014 WP   Reutech Solution John Korasie 30 km Run

Product Reviews & Sports Shops

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Irvette Van Zyl (Nedbank Running Club) claimed gold at the 10km Totalsports Ladies Race in Durban crossing the finish line at Berea Rovers Sports Club in an impressive time of 00:33:49. Photo by Cherie Vale/NEWSPORT MEDIA - 20 July 2014
Totalsports Ladies Race DURBAN Start - 20 July 2014
Baytown 12km & 6km Run/Walk in Pringle Bay – 12 July 2014
Baytown 12km & 6km Run/Walk in Pringle Bay – 12 July 2014
Nedbank Wins Gold Again at 'Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day' - Women's open relay category- 13 July 2014.
Nedbank Wins Gold Again at 'Kaya FM 67km Relay for Mandela Day' - Men's open relay category - 13 July 2014.
2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates: June to December
Nedbank Runners' Guide 2014 Digital Apps