Durbac Newsletter March 2019

Durbanville Athletics Club Newsletter
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  1. the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
  2. the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.

Endurance is in the air at Durbac…it is the season of the popular ultra events. ‘Endurance’ is a well-known and frequently used term by runners. I turned to the dictionary for a definition – ‘the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way’.

Endurance is such a respected and valued attribute that most runners strive to improve. I had an inspired conversation with a fellow member at our annual prize giving event that left me reconsidering the common use, understanding and appreciation of ‘endurance’.
Do we recognize and acknowledge the endurance of the slow runner – the runner that does as 21.1km in 3:30:00 or longer? The slow runner that stays the course, completes the race, often a lone runner without the support of a bus or pack but with sheer commitment to honouring themselves. Or the runner that steadily improves from a 5km to a 10km or to a 21.1km? Or the runner that overcomes circumstances, a physical impairment or battles an addiction or ill health (of whatever nature) with each stride whether 5km/10km/21km/56km/100km - slow or fast?

Endurance brings you to the starting line and then carries you to the finish line.

What a privileged to be a member of Durbac and to witness and to be inspired by a fellow member’s endurance and endurance building journey.

How do you view and acknowledge endurance?

As Captain’s Team we wish you well on your endurance journey! Let us continue to celebrate and appreciate endurance. Endurance in all shapes and forms or rather all speeds and distances and - support each other to reach our individual goals.

~ Charné Venter ~
A message from Sean ~ GM of DGC
Having competed in the Langebaan Marathon , schew who ever thought Langebaan had any hills and now preparing for Oceans and then onto Comrades . My only thought is I am still learning . Working out how to go longer slower coupled with Nutrition is something that seems to haunt me as a runner. Arriving at Langebaan Estate all prepared to leaving the car in a rush , boarding a bus to nowhere and making the fatal mistake of leaving all my food in the car :-) 
I know rookie error but we learn .
Welcome to Durbanville Golf Club. Your Home away from Home. We wish to have an amazing relationship with DURBAC and I believe we are forging an amazing way forward . We have run the golf course twice now and the last run we placed cones out to help guide the runner though the course . Safety is our Number One concern as we have golfers on the course and an errant golf ball can really hurt. So if you running the course we appeal to all to take every precaution on course. If you see a golfer remember they may not have seen you . Don’t cut across fairways and over greens and tee boxes, keep to the extreme boundaries / fence lines and enjoy the beauty of the course.
The Member card carries many benefits . Discount on Food and Beverage purchases, complimentary venue , WIFI and so much more. Don’t forget to collect this from Reception. The Membership 2019 Access display sticker for your car is also available at reception. We are trying to provide to you a safe environment. We respectfully ask that if you do not have the relevant access display stickers that you give the Person checking you in at Security the kind respect he/she is deserving of. They too are just doing what we instruct. Simply sign in and proceed to reception to collect the sticker which must be clearly displayed on the upper left side of the windscreen. If you are arriving after reception is closed please make your arrangements with the club to collect. We are here to help .
Wishing you all an amazing time on the road. Be safe, be careful, its darker now for those who run in the mornings. I look forward to welcoming you all down at the club.
Kind Regards
Sean Verdon

On the 6th April 2019 DURBAC hosted their Annual Prize Giving at the Durbanville Golf Course. Not only was this an opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements by our club members throughout the year, that was 2018, but also a chance to view your fellow runner in gear other than lycra and trainers! It was a successful evening and a chance to socialize, with many highs, a lot of dancing, laughing and fun, leaving some runners a little off colour at the Sunday club run the following morning and all this in the name of running! #wink 

Congratulations to all those members that were presented with trophies and awards. They were well earned, leaving many of us eager to achieve more in 2019.
Please click on the website link, to view the trophy and award winners: 

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to the following club members who participated in IronMan this year, held in PE. With an open water swim of 3.8km, a cycle of 180km and a run of 42.2km, these club members are true athletic heroes (in no particular order);
Garth Lary, Morne Theron, Venetia Landman, Lize-Mari Jacobs, Willie DeWitt, Guinivere Rogers, Dennis Lamminga, Anton Neethling, Herlien Van Zyl and Colin Timms. 
Just a gentle reminder to all the Novice ultra distance runners, that will be partaking in these 2 large events coming up soon ... 

... and get to the start line rested and injury free. Good luck to all our Club Members, both Novice and Experienced, for next few coming weeks.

Club Licences

In order to get your club license number, you then need to print the member form on their website and sign it. Take this form, the club indemnity form (which is on our website) and your proof of payment for the club fees to Benjie at Van der Merwe & Robertson (opposite the Post Office-2nd Floor, V&R Building, 34 Oxford Road, Durbanville.

The amount for club membership is R360 which includes the ASA licence. The full process can be found at www.durbac.org.za/join. Age category numbers can also be collected from there.

Club Clothes

Running vests and t-shirts are available from Kloppers Sport, Cape Gate Décor Centre, Okavango Road/Tanner Street. New stock has just arrived so all sizes should now be available.

When you take part in an official WPA race or event please ensure that you wear a Durbac club running vest or t-shirt (with your licence number on the front and the back) and black shorts or tights.

Club Runs 

*We are now following the winter training times.

Here is a basic rundown of Durbac’s Club and Pack runs:
On a normal week there are road club runs at 18.00 on a Tuesday and Thursday from Durbanville Golf Club with distance options from around 5km to 15km as well as a beginners group.

There is also a longer run of between 20km and 30km on a Sunday. The Sunday run starts at 6am during the summer and 7am in the winter months and routes are updated on a weekly basis through Facebook and Whatsapp. There is a R10 seconding fee for the Sunday run.

Trail runs are also organised every week and open to all members.

Wednesday farm runs, meet at 17:45 running at 18:00. Venue rotates between Majik Forest, Meerendal, Altydgedacht, Bellville Golf Course and Vodacom World of Golf. These runs are suitable for all runners, from experienced trail goats to avid roadrunners. As these are pack runs we regroup regularly (also an excellent way to catch your breath). With enough groups there will surely be one to fit your level of fitness and trail comfort.

Twice a month the team arranged pack runs, usually on a Sunday. These are more serious trails in some of the most beautiful mountains and nature around the Cape, but we still cater for all likes of runners by having different packs for different capabilities. Just watch Facebook for the next adventure – and come and enjoy some seriously fresh air in nature!
Full details for club runs can be found on our website:(https://durbac.org.za/runs/#club-runs) and are updated via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/120182161408859/) and Whatsapp group (https://chat.whatsapp.com/BbbHXgfc4KSAAh38q5RCEJ).
MoM's and NOA's from February

Dad & Daughter Team at the Lighthouse 10km Night Race

TygerRun Marshall's Race

Durbies at the Century City Express

The best Sunday club runs EVER, come and join us!

Looking for a Run? Look no further...

Sunday Runs
Durvanville AC
Durvanville AC
Durbanville AC Trial
Durbanville AC Trial
Durbac Members Group
Durbac Members Group
Durbac Cross Country
Durbac Cross Country

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