Central Athletics Programme for the week – Comrades Send-off and Family Day

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Dear members,

Congtratulations to all those who participated in the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday. We once again had a massive turnout. The vibe and the spirit along the route was absolutely awesome.

We will be saying goodbye to our 37 Comrades runners as well as more than 30 supporters at our Comrades send-off and Family Braai Day on Sunday 22 May from 11:00 to 15:00 at Groote Schuur High School Vredenhof Clubhouse off Keurboom Road in Newlands

It will also serve as a meet and greet for all our new club members.

The club will provide meat, salads, hot and cold beverages and deserts free of charge to all members.

Guest speakers will be on hand to give advice on Comrades and share their experiences on the day.

A lucky draw prize will go to the braai master of the day.

Entertainment will be provided for the children.

All members and their families are most welcome to attend!
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Thursday 19 May – at 18:30 Run from Newlands Cricket Stadium – Beginners, intermediate and advanced +- 8kms easy

Friday 20 May – Rest and Recovery

Saturday 21 May – 5km Park Run at Rondebosch Common and Green Point Park at 08:00

Sunday 22 May – Voet of the Vine 10km Race through the beautiful Zevenwacht Wine Estate. start 07:30

The 10km is a WPA Coca Cola League Race –

We would like to urge all our runners to participate in this event because it counts for mass paricipation points for the club league system.

Licenced Athletes R40
Unlicenced Athletes R65
Licenced Juniors R25
Unlicenced Juniors R40
70 years+ Free
5km Fun Run R25

Voet of the Vine

CT12 One Run – Nzima enters the fray

FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN photo credit Shawn Benjamin

The allure of racing big international names on home soil is becoming more appealing to South Africa’s top middle distance runners such as Rio bound Sibusiso Nzima who is the latest name to be announced by the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN organisers for the May 15 race.
Nzima has had his best year to date, after running a qualifying standard in the marathon in Seville on 20 February. He crossed the line in 2:11.42. Prior to that Nzima finished 6th at the SA 10km Road Championships, clocking 29:54 before running 29:13 in Port Elizabeth in April.
The 29 year-old Nzima then switched his attention to the track. Showing his form, he placed third in both the men’s 5 000m on 15 April and 10 000m a day later.
“I needed to get my speed up again, so I have spent some time on the track,” said Nzima. “My two bronze medals showed me I was back on track and I’m looking forward to the 15th. With Stephen (Mokoka), Elroy (Gelant), Lucky (Mohale) and Gladwin (Mzazi) in the field we should not be afraid of the Kenyans’’, referring to Emmanuel Bett, Daniel Salel and Timonthy Toroitich who took the top three positions in the inaugural FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in 2015.
Nzima has a best of 28:29 over the 10km distance, run in 2011, but his form of 2016 has been consistent as he has continuously challenged the likes of Mokoka, Gelant and Mzazi for podium positions in South Africa. Sibusiso Nzima had set as his target the Olympic marathon qualifier in February and all his training had been focused on that. With that goal achieved, the 29-year old Nzima has stepped down in distance to hone his speed and that tactic has begun to pay off. Come 15 May, do not be surprised if Nzima is in the mix when it counts.
EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Date: Sunday, 15 May 2016
Time: 09:00
Start Venue: Woodbridge Island, c/o R27 and Loxton Road, Milnerton (Cape Town)
Finish Venue: FNB Building, Portside c/o Mechau and Bree Streets (Cape Town, CBD)

Charity Support: When entering online, runners can choose to support either or both of the FNB Cape Town ONERUN Charities: The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA and Die Burger Kersfonds.

Facebook: Ctown12 / CapeofGoodHopeSPCA
Twitter: @CTown12 / @SPCACape
Instagram: CapeTown_12 / CapeSPCA

For more information on: Die Burger Kersfonds email azelia.morkel@media24.com, Cape Of Good Hope SPCA visit www.spca-ct.co.za, FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN visit www.thecapetown12.com

Programme this week 9th May to 15th May

Dear Members,

Well done to all members participating at the weekends’ Slave Route Challenge.

Our attendance was great and the weather played its part for an enjoyable koeksister frenzy. The week ahead is slightly different with a change in atmosphere as the FNB CT 12 has a festive feel to it and is traditionally run in a bus. We encourage all our members to dress up.

There are many prizes offered for best dressed and social media prizes , check it out on their respective Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Please remember that we will have the Comrades send off on Sunday 22 May 2016 , at Barrons Estate (Barroness Hall) between 11am-3pm. We have planned a braai and will use their pool facilities, which caters for the kids, so bring them along enjoy the afternoon around the pool (weather permitting).Further information on pricing and RSVP details to follow.

In addition to the send off, we will also be celebrating the overwhelming success of our inaugural race so we urge all members to attend the function.

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Programme for the Week 9 May to 15 May 2016

Monday 9 May : Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Tuesday  10 May :

Evening run : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Wednesday 11 May : Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Option 2 : Time Trial, starting PROMPTLY at 6:00pm at Rondebosch Common. There are 2 options, the 2,5km and 5km trial. You must however register to receive a number in order to record your time. So please try and arrive 10min earlier. This will be additional training/conditioning in order to improve your race times.

Thursday 12 May :

Morning run : starting at Sniper in Kromboom Road at 04:30 sharp. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Evening run : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Friday 13 May : Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Saturday 14 May :

Cross country league 3 Nantes Cross Country

Start Times : – between 11:00 and 15:00 with various starts for all categories and distances, perfect opportunity for kids to make that start with athletics and for adults to get into a some off road running. Distances vary from 1km to 10km in a looped course.
Starting at Nantes Park, Bridgetown

Optional – Starting at 8am – 5km Park Run at Rondebosch Common, Green Point Park, Constantia Green belt and many other venues. Please visit the website http://www.parkrun.co.za  to register and for more info.

Sunday 15 May :

FNB Cape Town 12 OneRun : 12km Run FNB CT 12

Start Time : – 09:00am
Cost: – R120 lic / R140 unlic
Late entries and substitutions are still available on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th at Greenpoint Track

Start is at Woodbridge Island Milnerton, a shuttle service is offered as part of the race pack from the Grand Parade in the City Centre commencing from 05:30, with the last bus departing at 08:00am. The finish is at Portside Building in the City Centre.

 

Central Athletics Programme for the Week 3 May to 8 May 2016

Dear Members,

Well done to all members participating at the weekend races ie Cross Country League, UCT Memorial and Safari races. Its always great to see Central Members out in their numbers and enjoying a fun filled day out with the family whilst living a healthier lifestyle. PS – All Central Members are family too !

In 25 days time 36 Central Runners will embark on the Ultimate Human race. They’ve put in the effort and this past weekend most of them would have done their final long runs. Please diarise the following date Sunday 22 May 2016 , we will have a send off for Comrades runners at Barrons Estate (Barroness Hall) between 11am-3pm. We have planned a braai and will use their pool facilities, which caters for the kids so bring them along enjoy the afternoon around the pool (weather permitting). Further information on pricing and RSVP details to follow. We will also be celebrating the overwhelming success of our inaugural race so we urge all members to attend the function.

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Programme for the Week 3 May to 8 May 2016

Tuesday 3 May :

Evening run : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Wednesday 4 May : Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Option 2 : Time Trial, starting PROMPTLY at 6:00pm at Rondebosch Common. There are 2 options, the 2,5km and 5km trial. You must however register to receive a number in order to record your time. So please try and arrive 10min earlier. This will be additional training/conditioning in order to improve your race times.

Thursday 5 May :

Morning run : starting at Sniper in Kromboom Road at 04:30 sharp.Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Evening run : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Friday 6 May : Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Saturday 7 May : Cross Country League 2

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Start Times : – between 11:00 and 15:30 with various starts for all categories and distances, perfect opportunity for kids to make that start with athletics and for adults to get into a some off road running. Distances vary from 1km to 10km in a looped course.
Starting at Silverstroom Beach Resort – Off West Coast Road (R27)

Optional – Starting at 8am – 5km Park Run at Rondebosch Common, Green Point Park, Constantia Green belt and many other venues. Please visit the website http://www.parkrun.co.za  to register and for more info.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 8 May : Slave Route

Slave Route Challenge : 5km Fun Run, 10km Big Walk, 10km Road Race and 21km Half Marathon

Start Times : – 07:30am(5km), 7:45am(10km big walk ), 07:15am(10km road race), 7:00am(21km)
Cost: – R30(5km), R40(10km) Licensed only (NO ENTRIES AVAILABLE FOR THE 21km)
Entries accepted on  the 5km Fun Run and 10km Road Race only at City Hall as follows :

6 May – 16:00pm to 20:00pm

7 May – 10:00am to 17:00pm

8 May – From 05:30am