Two tales from the Gun Run

Firstly from Trixie, her first ever half:

I ran my first Half Marathon on the weekend: the Gun Run!
I would never have thought to run a 21km, as I only started running in April and run mostly trails with my dog Sam. So thanks to Satori for suggesting to set this goal. It was an awesome experience!
The weather conditions were perfect and the views along the way pretty spectacular. Thanks to Kevin for getting me there well on time and supporting me along the way.
And a big thank you to Paul, who ran with me the entire route, kept me going, kept me motivated, chatted, chirped and made the kilometers fly by. I would not have made it in the time we did, were it not for his encouragement. I'll definitely be back for more!

And then from Paul van den Berg, who has been so brilliant in helping our newbie runners, Paul you are a STAR:

The time had come for the new/beginner runners to stand on the line and complete the Gun Run 21.1 km race. Unfortunately Claire and Kirsty did not manage to get an entry so it was myself, Michelle and Trixie flying the Satori flag. It was a cold morning and I met up with Trixie in the car park and we made our way to the start line, not out of eagerness to get the run going but to find some much need warmth. We did not manage to find Michelle as there were nearly 11 000 people all trying to get to the start line to share that much needed heat. The gun went off and it was game on. There crowds thinned out after the first few kms and we could settle into a steady pace. We passed Michelle at the 7-8 km mark at an out and about section and she was looking strong. Michelle had a lead on us of less than 1km but we could not catch her. Trixie had a good run for her first 21km and we never walked once. On the home stretch we both felt good and upped the pace for the last 3 kms to cross the line in 2hr08min. Thanks to Kevin for the support along the way at the 10km and 20 km mark. Michelle's crossed the line in 2hr04min so just pipping us across the line, what a fantastic achievement for her. I look forward to doing more of these 21 km runs and getting new runners involved in the running programme.

This Weekends Races
  • 20/10, 06h30: Constantia Valley Grape Run, 21&14km, Constantia Sports Ground
  • 23/10, 18h15: Silver Queen 10km, Air Force Base Ysterplaat
  • 26/10, 06h30: First Ascent/San Parks Forest 15km, Tokai Forest
  • 27/10, 07h30: Don Lock Memorial 8km, Brookside
Some interesting race ideas from Chain Gang Events

We are a multi-sport events company based in the Garden Route. We have two fabulous trail runs on offer currently, the Full Moon Beach Run, taking place in Wilderness on 16th November, and the Big Tree Trail Run Series happening in George from 14 to 16 December 2013. We hope that these events will appeal to some of your club members. We would like to request that you forward this information to your members and friends. More information is available in the newsletter: Trail Runs Newsletter Early bird entries are available for the Big Tree Trail Run Series until 31 October. Entries close for the Full Moon Beach Run on 8th November.8 November. There is lots of information available on these events on our website as well as some other interesting events including X Lakes Summer and the Mad Mountain Marathon MTB. Online entries are available for all these events and more.

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5yr old Jack has been fighting for just over a year to reclaim his life after contracting viral encephalitis - a viral infection in the brain with the highest mortality rate of any virus.

Intensive and diverse therapy and sheer determination have seen Jack make incredible progress from the infant he was reduced to, but when compared with a normal 5-year old he still has a long way to go. He is now half-way through the all-important 2-year recovery window period.
In support of Jack’s strength, courage and fighting spirit, his mum and a team of other runners touched by his fight and his family’s story will be Jogging for Jack in the Knysna Forest full and half marathons on the 6th July 2013.
Please support our run to get Jack running again - click here to find out more about Jack and how you can help!

5% of funds raised will be donated to the charitable association SARDA who offer therapeutic and recreational horse riding for the disabled. 80% of riders are from previously disadvantaged families.

We really are having the most wonderful running weather at the moment. On Saturday's rooster run, a small group of Satorian's ran from Kommetjie to Scarborough and back, and wow! it was a beautiful run. Sundays trail run with Nicky also sounded great.
We really do live in the most beautiful place, and I encourage everyone to come and join us on the weekend runs. It doesn't matter what your pace, or how far you want to run, just come along!

Saturdays group: Grant, Jacqui, Moira, Paul and Becky. With Bridget behind the camera!

Upcoming Race Information

In Touch Athletic Club would like you to plan your running around their race which takes place next month. The Voet of the Wine Route takes place on the 26th May.
Click here to the In Touch Athletic club to read the flyer.
In Touch AC
P O Box 645, Kuils River, 7579.
Club: 021 906 5109

This Weekends Races
  • 27/4, 07:00, Ravensmead 15km, Florida Park, Ravensmead
Time Trial Time-Keeping

Please check the Time-Keeping Roster under Calendars -> Time-Trial Duties, from the menu on the left, for your duty date. You will also receive an SMS reminder on the Monday. If you cannot make your slot, please let Moira (083 318 7655)or Steve (082 822 0883) know by the Monday afternoon so that alternate arrangements can be made.
Thanks for your co-operation.

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Lion of Africa2013 Membership.

It was another great day for Satori runners on Saturday at the Lion of Africa.

In the half marathon, Gerrit came 5th overall, Nicky Brouwer was the 5th lady home, Luvuyo was 11th and Madoda came 13th!!!! Fantastic running!! We also had some top runners in the 10km, but unfortunately Jimmy (the first Satorian in) wasn't sure of his position.... he was slightly disappointed at only running 36 minutes as he thinks he should have run 32!!!

And of course we send out a big congratulations to everyone else who ran this great race.

Peninsula Marathon

There is still time to enter for the Peninsula Marathon and Half Marathon
Online entries have been extended until the 7th Feb. Go to to enter.


We have a new website, click on, for entries and all the info.
One of the most scenic road runs on the Peninsula!

Date of Run - 3rd March
Distances - 21km, 10km and 5km fun run.
Start Times - 6.30am, 7.00am, 7.15am.

NB Info - the 5km and 10km events do a circular route, from the venue - Soetwater.

The 21,1km starts past Scarborough, near the foot of Red Hill.
Secure parking is within a fenced TMNP picnic site and you bus trip back after the run,
OR park at the finish early (5am), and bus trip to the start.

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This is a WPA event, by Harfield Harriers and Energy Events.


After so many Satorians running at the Lion of Africa on Saturday, Lorna, our rooster for the day, was pleasantly surprised to see a nice group of us ready for another run on Sunday morning. We had a lovely run along the sea front with a detour to see the penguins on our return, thanks Lorna!

The runs cater for all levels of fitness and the distances vary depending on your fitness and time constraints. Don’t be put off by the speedsters, there is a place for everyone. We make regular stops to re-group and check that everyone is okay (actually we take every opportunity for a rest).Come and join in the fun, get fitter and make some new friends.
Runs start at 6.30am and are usually between 1hr30 and 2hrs duration. Details are sent via SMS towards the end of each week.

See you there!.

This weekends races
  • 06/02, 19:00, Cape Summer Trail Series 3 of 4, Tygerberg Nature Reserve
  • 09/02, 07:00, Top Form 10km, Turfhall Park Stadium
  • 09/02, 06:00, Trail Series Silvermine Mountain XL, Silvermine Nature Reserve
Satori Kit

Bridget has running vests (men and women: R320), ladies crop tops (R255) and long sleeved Satori vests (men and women: R245) and caps (R100) for sale every Wednesday at time trial. If you can’t make time trial you can contact her on 0824522860 and make another arrangement.

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