Tuesday & Thursday

Morning:

  • Location: Brookside front carpark
  • Time: 05h15
  • Distance: 10km at various paces

Evening:

  • Location: Celtics office
  • Time: 18h00
  • Distance: 7 - 10km at various paces

There are 4 to 6 informal 'average pace' groups, each with an experienced group leader to cater for different speeds. We cater for all runners, from the slowest at a pace of 7:00 min/km to the fastest at a pace of 4:45 min/km.

Each group has a leader who will be announced at the start of each run. Stick to the group's running speed. This will enable you to become familiar with your pace and enhance your training. For your own safety, please adhere to the group leader's instructions at all times, respect motorists, pedestrians and the rules of the road.

You do not need to wear Club running colours on Club runs. However, it is imperative that you wear light-coloured clothing and reflective gear on dark winter evenings.

Wednesday Evening

  • Location: Rondebosch Common at the rock
  • Time: 18h00
  • Distance: 5km & 2.5km time trial

Basics

  • The start and finish is at The Rock on the Rondebosch Common (Crn Park & Sawkins Rd).
    The route is flat and fast and consists of 1 loop (2.5km) or 2 loops (5km). It presents a
    perfect opportunity to test and improve your running times.
  • Time Trials are open to Club members and non-Club members, even though they are organised
    under the auspices of Celtic Harriers. Walkers are welcome to participate.
  • Times are recorded on the Club Trials website http://celtic.clubtrials.com

Please note: For the time trial to function, we need willing helpers! By offering to be a helper, you have another opportunity to meet club members. Your help would be required for one hour, on one Wednesday a month. Members wishing to assist with time trial should contact Spencer Wheaton on celticmembers@googlegroups.com

Thursday Evening

  • Location: various locations
  • Time: 18h00
  • Distance: 10km at various paces

Basics

  • Arrive at 17h45 for the run to start at 18h00
  • The runs take anything from 45 to 80 minutes (faster groups will naturally complete the runs more quickly than slower groups).

Routes

As regards to our routes, please note that our runs are meant as relaxed social runs in beautiful areas of our mountain. For those of you looking for highly technical trail running with significant rocky uneven terrain or scrambling up and down gorges, you won’t find that here. The goal for us is to keep our runs, exactly that… ie “Runs”, not scrambles or climbs. So whilst we do run single track paths and include some uneven terrain and some of our runs might have slightly more uneven or technical sections than others, on the whole, the terrain is not meant to be overly testing or demanding. Our runs will be on gravel, jeep track and wider paths and will always include some testing little climbs and undulations to mix up the leg muscle usage a bit.

The runs take in different loops usually covering sections from and between Constantia Nek, Cecilia Forest, Kirstenbosch, Newlands Forest, Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.

Saturday Mornings

Road Running

  • Location: Brookside front carpark
  • Time: 05h30
  • Distance: 20km - 30km at various paces

Trail Running

  • Location: various locations
  • Time: 06h45
  • Distance: Usually run for about an hour

Please note: Weekend runs are open to Club members and non-Club members, even though they are organised under the auspices of Celtic Harriers. For your own safety, please adhere to the group leader's instructions at all times, respect motorists, pedestrians and the rules of the road.

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