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Trail Running News - March 2013

on Saturday, 02 March 2013. Posted in Trail Running

Trail Running News - March 2013

NBMC Trail Running Newsletter – 1 March 2013

Let me start again by welcoming all new members to our club. We have registered more than 700 members to date and are still growing. I hope that you will join us on our outings in the mountains and farms, and please come and introduce yourself to me when you join us.

March is a very busy month with “The Argus” in a week’s time and then also the “2 Oceans” weekend at the end of the month.  If you are doing any of the Argus or 2 Oceans events, good luck, I hope that you will achieve your goals.

Our “Annual Club Trail Race” (Dudley’s Trail Run) will be coming up on 6 April 2013. There comes a time where you have to give, and this is such a time. We will be sending out a mail with more detail during the week requesting your help. Please help us to make this race a major success.

Below is the program for the month of March. The information is provided a month in advance so that you can plan your runs for the month.

The program for March 2013.

Our “Trail Race of the month” will be the 2 Oceans Trail Run. Although I will not be participating in this race, I will be there to support our fellow NBMC members. I hope to have the gazebo there and also an ice cold Steri Stumpie or Castle Light. Good luck to all of you participating in the race.

Our “Monthly Trail Pack Run” will be on Saturday 23 March @ De Grendel Wine Estate. I will take us to go and test the route we are going to do for “Dudley’s Trail Run”. I will only be able to take a limited number of runners and people helping on race day will get preference. There will be an 8km option and also a 15km option.

For all pack runs you have to take at least 1L of water and a wind jacket. You should always have a small emergency bag with a space blanket and strapping etc. Never go into the mountains on your own or when the weather is foul. For this reason we have pack runs to cater for fit and unfit, so do join us to enjoy the beauty of our mountains.

Weekly Trail Runs”.

Week 1 – Wednesday 6 March 2013 at Altydgedacht Wine Estate.

Week 2 – Thursday 14 March 2013 at Bellville Golf Course.

Week 3 – Wednesday 20 March at Durbanville Hills Wine Estate.

Week 4 – Wednesday 27 March 2013 at Bloemendal Wine Estate.

Please support the above wine farms as the farmers open their farms for us to use, and in return we can show our appreciation by supporting them.

 “Thursday morning Trail Run” Do join Marinda & Kie on Thursdays if you can’t make the Wednesday evening sessions.  Have a look on Facebook for details.

Trail Running programme for the month of March



6 March 2013

Altydgedacht ine Estate – 5/7.5/10km option

14 March 2013

Bellville Golf Course - 5/7.5/11km option

20 March 2013

Durbanville Hills Wine Estate – multiple options

27 March 2013

Bloemendal Wine Estate – 5/10 km option

29 March 2013

2 Oceans Trail Run


Coming up in April 2013.

Our “Race of the Month” for April will obviously be the Dudley’s Trail Race, but we are also going to George for an “Out of Town” race. The plan is to go and do the Outeniqua Marathon and Half Marathon on the 27th of April. This is classified as a road race, although you run about 40% on gravel road. This is one of the most beautiful road races that I have done and I can really recommend it. You run from George to Wilderness. If you need more info, feel free to come and speak to me.

Cheers for now!

Cornel Botha

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