Falke Spring Trail Run

Runners should diarise Sunday, 19 October when the third race in the Falke Trail Run Series will be hosted at L’Avenir Farm. The seasonal runs have proofed to be very popular, so get your entry in to join in the fun as entries will be limited at this new venue.

The first run event on this beautiful wine estate near Stellenbosch, promises to be an enjoyable event with the trail meandering through the vineyards and a flatter course than Dirtopia’s other trail runs against the slopes of Simonsberg.

Registration will start from 06h30 at the venue with the 11km race setting of at 08h15 followed by the 6km at 08h30. Pre enter before 14 October and qualify for a special entry fee of 6km – R70 and 11km – R90. Late entries (taken on event day) will cost 6km – R90 11km – R110. For race details email: info@dirtopia.co.za or visit www.dirtopia.co.za

Falke continues to push the boundaries of performance technology with the launch of a new Advance Run 2 (AR2) Silver Running sock.

The attention to detail in terms of quality, comfort and product innovation synonymous with the Falke brand, is once again inherent in the new AR2. By using ultrafine hi-tech performance yarns, knitted on high needle count knitting machines the AR2 offers quality, comfort and durability.

Falke’s trademark hand-linked, seamless toe reduces exposure to blisters and silver yarn assist in keeping your feet fresh and dry. Soft elastic arch support in the arch and ankle areas as well as the sensitive cuff and ankle elastication offers stability and support without constriction. The reinforced heel and toe areas with the distinctive fine cushioning ensure lasting durability on an essentially lite product.

Feet will stay cool and dry with the unique Falke Drynamix Moisture Management System that wicks away extra moisture from the skin assisted by specially constructed mesh panels to facilitate ventilation. Advanced Silver Fibre Technology with anti-microbial properties offers fungal protection.

The range is available in sizes 4-7 and 8-12 in White/ Grey, Grey/ Flu Lime, Black/ Blue and Pink selling at R50 per pair from leading retail outlets!

Enter the Modern Athlete Don Lock Memorial Race


Take a run out Cape Town! Get your entries in here.

The Don Lock Memorial Road Race has always been an 8km event (formally 5 miler) and the shortest official race on the Road Running Calendar in the Western Cape, making it easily accessible to both registered athletes and fun runners / walkers alike.

In 2014, Celtic Harriers will be introducing a 15km road race option for those runners seeking a slightly longer race route.

The race started way back in 1960 by club member Alex Jones after his good friend Don Lock, also a Celtic member, was tragically killed in a motor car accident. This event is held between the Rondebosch Common – where it originally used to start and finish, and Imam Haron (formerly Lansdowne) Road in Claremont and is still held over the same course for all these years.
The first nine years were won by the Police athlete Willie Olivier, while the most wins scored by a woman belongs to Elana Meyer who also holds the women’s record at 25 minutes 35 seconds. The men’s record is 22 minutes 51 secs held by John September.

Among the male winners include Stellenbosch athlete, De Villiers Lamprecht, the first South African to run a sub 4 minute mile in South Africa while club mate Danie Malan held the world 1000 m record for many years. Other top women runners who have won this race include Monica Drögemoller, Isavelle Roche-Kelly and Juliet Prowse.

All participants will receive a race memorabilia giveaway as well as a FREE Modern Athlete.