In 11 months it is CHRISTMAS!!!! 😊

Something to look forward to in this long, long, LONG month!!!

The first few months of the year is packed with races, training and I often
see people running in the morning and afternoon.

Enjoy summer!

Herewith some news for the week:


There will be no pack run due to Red Hill.

However a few members are meeting at Stellenbosch and run to Jonkershoek.
(18 – 20km)
Contact Christie for more info: 072 707 6795


The Red Hill 36km and 42km take place on Saturday 26 January at Vishoek
Atletics Club (Silverglades Sports Fields, cnr Nelson rd and 20th Ave)

There is also a 5km at 07:00


Both races start at 05:30

It is quite a walk form the registration point to the start of the race –
make provision for this!

Both races cost the same: R150.00

A reminder to keep the LOGO’s on top of your race number open, when you
attach the Red Hill’s race number.

Upgrades and downgrades ON THE ROUTE is allowed! There is a split in the
road at the bottom of Red Hill (at about If you have entered for
the 36km and feel you want to do the Marathon, you ask one of the officials
at the split to mark your race numbers. Likewise, if you have entered the
42km and feel you only want to do the 36km – ask the officials to mark your
race number.

(I will be pacing the 4:15 bus on the 36 if any one wants to join)!

Pierre and Marina (and the bakkie) will be a the bottom of Red Hill, on the
right hand side, just after the waterpoint – look out for them and have
something to eat, drink and support!

See the following from the Race organisers:

Race Starting time

Due to the roadworks being a safety issue NO LATE STARTERS will be allowed.
Race starts promptly at 05:30

Assembly Point

The race assembly point is at the corner of Kommetjie Rd and Corsair Way.
You will need 5 minutes to walk from the club to the assembly point please
make sure that you are at the assembly point in time.


Our route differs a little from last year due to the roadworks. Keep far
right at all times and listen to the marshals.

For your own safety DO NOT RUN OVER THE WHOLE ROAD! We are sharing the
road with vehicles and you as a runner do not have right of way, if a
marshal stops you thank him/her for caring about your safety. Run smart!

Carry your own refill station

There will be a refill station for the “carry your own” members at the
Marathon & Classic split.

Water Tables

There is a water table roughly every 3 kilometres with water & coke.

Do Not Litter!

Since you are running through a national park and next to the ocean NO
LITTERING will be tolerated. We will have litter marshals who will be
looking for any runners disposing of their litter and we have permission
from ASA to disqualify them from the race.

Parking area


We are URGENTLY looking for Half and Ultra entries.

If you are not running or know of someone NOT running, pls notify me
We have a long waiting list.

The second Two Ocean training run is taking place on Sunday at Edgemead.
Only 14km after Red Hill.


THURSDAY: Zest group.

Hill training:

(Meet at Strand High School @ 17:45)

Ctc: Max Ruppert 0825664318

MONDAY: Zest group
Hill sessions at Paarl Vallei School
(Meet at 17:45 in the parking area in front of the school)
Ctc: Max Ruppert 0825664318.


Kobie Buys 22 Jan
Francois Muller 22 Jan
Michaela Horn 23 Jan
Arwen Richardson 23 Jan
Cerys Richardson 23 Jan
Stephni Van Rooyen 23 Jan – turning 30
Ryan Beswick 25 Jan
Megan Breitenbach 25 Jan
Janka Scholtz 25 Jan
Mione Swart 25 Jan
Ursula Auer 26 Jan
Cornelia Eyman 27 Jan
Christelle Leuvennink 27 Jan
Etienne Jooste 28 Jan
Artha Strauss 28 Jan
Garth Yon 28 Jan



1.Emmanuel Dlamini 14:19 1.Barbara
Ranney 18;15

  1. Christie Engelbrechet 15:02 2.Diana

3.Siyang 15:05
3.Jeanne Meyer 18:15

4.Elliot Mhlaba 15;29
4.Cara Crous 18;18

5.Colin Geel 15:40
5.Maraisa 18:21

  1. Junaid Roopnarain 16;49 6.Franca
    Smit 19:00

7.Freddy Thiem 16:56
7.Gerda Heyns 21:24

8 Sarel 17:50
8.Kerin 23;28

9.Linda 23:40


1.Hakeem Smit 31:44
2.Julian van Wyk 32:06
3.Kevin van Zyl 33:02
4.Gavin Millard 33:50
5.Pieter Gous 36:22

Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.”

  • Michael Phelps