Thursday, 4 June 2015

I've cancelled the June Metrogaine

For the past few years I've always had a Metrogaine in June, on or near the Winter solstice. This year there's just too much on the go that I'm involved in and so I made the call to cancel it.

Here's a bunch of stuff to keep you warm and active in June.

Who said winter was for hibernating??? 

I am planning an open (do anytime you want on foot or bike) Metrogaine for the Sandton CBD for October. This is transport month and we're hosting the Ecomobility World Festival. If you haven't yet heard, Sandton CBD will be closed to private vehicles (yes, pedestrian and cyclist friendly environment) for the whole month! Depending, I may coordinate a night-something in later October, after my annual FEAT event on Thurs, 8 October 2015.

More GOOD NEWS is that here are a bunch of fun navigation options to keep in mind this month.

Sunday, 7 June 2015: The first Bush orienteering event of the season at Phambile, a super highveld terrain venue in the Muldersdrift area. There are five or six courses to cater to all ages (children too) and abilities. Don't be deceived by the seemingly 'short' distances... Navigating in this bush terrain takes longer than a 5km on road...  >>> event info <<< 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015: The first Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) event at Protea Ridge. Also fabulous highveld terrain on the Krugersdorp side of town. Three course distances. The best fun you can have on a mountain bike. >>> event info <<<

Saturday, 27 June 2015: AR Club's annual Dead of Winter Emmies to N1 Run. Yip, run the length of the Braamfontein Spruit from Emmarentia to Sunninghill. This is a social run and total distance is around 18km. You can hop-on, hop-off the route where ever you want. We started this a few years ago aiming to catch the beauty and invigoration of a highveld winter morning. Every year we've had warm and sunny conditions... It should be fresh out there this year. start is only at 07h30. >>> event info <<<

Sunday, 28 June 2015: AR Club is hosting the second Bush orienteering event of the season at Hennops. Note that this is a new date (moved one week later because of other activities happening at the property on our original date). The event sheet will be out soon and you can find it on the orienteering event calendar

If you haven't got a clue what to do at these events, no worry. Just rock up and there are friendly people around at the events to give you a hand. Definitely start with an easier course for your first time and only then try more challenging courses. I'll be at most (or all) of these.

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