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15th September 2018 run @ Broadways Tavern, Waiyaki Way

Saturday’s Run will be at Broadways Tavern, off Waiyaki Way.

Directions

Broadways Tavern is located off Waiyaki Way next to the Mountain View Total petrol station. Once you see the station, take the slip road immediately after, which is on the left hand side. Then you’ll see Broadways Tavern ahead on your left. Google Maps link here.

Distances

10, 15, 20 & 25km.

Longer distances available on request.

Breakfast

Breakfast can be had at the café. Cost is dependant on what is taken.

Timings

The run will be flagged of at 0700hrs.

Confirmations

Confirmations are not required.

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CHANGE OF VENUE: 8th September 2018 run @ Fire Pit, Karen

From the church to the Fire Pit, our venue for the run this Saturday has changed. The new location will be Fire Pit Kitchen & Bar, Forest Edge Road, off Langata Road. It’s located on the left hand side, a few meters before the entrance to Bomas of Kenya. Google Maps pin here.

The cost of breakfast and facilities will be 400/-. Confirmations to the club coordinator are required.

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8th September 2018 run @ CITAM, Karen

This Saturday we shall run from CITAM (Christ Is The Answer Ministries), Karen.

Directions

CITAM is a church, and is located on Langata Road, Nairobi, opposite Galleria Shopping Mall. Google Maps link here.

Distances

10, 15, 20, 25 and 30km

Breakfast

To be confirmed.

Timings

The run will be flagged of at 0700hrs.

Confirmations

Send to both the club treasurer and  coordinator by Thursday @ 1400hrs.

Always remember not to litter. Carry your water bottle home or hand it over to the support bike.

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1st Sept 2018 run @ Adams Arcade Shopping Centre, Ngong Road

This Saturday’s run will take place at Adams Arcade Shopping Centre, Ngong Road.

We will meet at the car park which is located behind the Total petrol station.

Please note that it is a metered car park and parking charges apply as follows: 50/- for the first three hours, thereafter it increases as per KAPS published rates.

Directions

Adams Arcade is on Ngong Road, Nairobi. Google Maps pin here.

Distances

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 & 40km

Breakfast

Breakfast will be optional. Those who will be interested can have it at their own leisure at Java House located within the premises.

Timings

Run starts at 0700hrs.

Confirmations

Confirmations are not required.

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25th August 2018 run @ Gulf Petrol Station, Tigoni

Due to unavoidable circumstances we have had to change this week’s run from Aberdares (which has been postponed) to Tigoni. Those who had paid for Aberdares will be refunded accordingly by the club treasurer.

Location:

For the location on Google Maps, click here.

 

The Waiyaki Way Route.

This route is approximately 32km from Nairobi City.

– Leave Nairobi along the Naivasha / Nakuru road.

– On the highway, take a left turn at Rironi, join Narok road.

– At the T-junction, take a right turn.

– Pass under a bridge and continue until the Bata sign (red and white in colour) on your left.

– Take a left at the sign.

– Proceed past Limuru Milk Processors (on right).

– Continue under the train bridge, and take a right  turn at the T-junction.

– Stay on this road, pass Limuru Children’s Center,  Tigoni Hospital, and various shops.

– Look for the Brackenhurst Conference Center sign on the right. Ahead you will see a Gulf Petrol station.

 

The Village Market Route.

This route is approximately 35km from Nairobi City.

– Stay on Limuru Road, passing Runda Estate on  your right, and drive to Ruaka Town.

– As you get into Ruaka town, look for the  Brackenhurst sign at the junction and turn right  onto  Banana Hill Road.

– Drive on past Mucatha, Kentmere Club, and  Limuru Girls School.

– Stay on the main road until you see a Gulf Petrol  station on your right.

 

Carpool if possible due to limited parking at the Gulf petrol station.

 

Distances:

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40km

 

Breakfast:

Carry approximately 300/- for tea, mandazi, chapati, samosas etc. You will pay as per your consumption(prices may vary).

 

Timings:

The run starts at 0700hrs (factor registration into your arrival time as it is mandatory).

 

Confirmations:

Confirmations are not required.

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Thursday Track Sessions

This week will see the introduction of a new run to our weekly calendar. Starting the coming Thursday (23rd August) we’ll be having weekly track sessions, alternating between Jaffery Sports Club in Lavington (click here for map), and Parklands Sports Club, in Parklands (click here for map). The venues have been chosen for the quality of their tracks, and to give members who live on either side of the highway the opportunity to join with minimal travel.

The sessions will take place on Thursday evenings, from 2000 to 2100 (both venues have flood lighting), then there will be the option to go for a social drink together afterwards. Many of us enjoy the social side of the club as much as the runs themselves, so we hope this will add a new opportunity to get together as a club of friends. The suggested drinks venues are Kengele’s in Lavington, and K1 Klub House in Parklands.

There will be no fee to the club for joining the sessions, but the venues charge a parking or entry fee. They are as follows:

Jaffery Sports Club: parking charged at 50/- per car for up to two hours.

Parklands Sports Club: Entry charged at 150/- per person, including parking and use of changing rooms.

There will be no water or bananas provided, so please bring your own if needed.

For the first session we’ll have the world famous Coach Albert, marathon runner extraordinaire, on hand to provide running tips and general coaching, with the focus on improving speed and technique.

There is an information sheet with further details about the venues here.

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18th August Run @ Primate Research / Oloolua Nature Trail

Saturday’s run will take place at Oloolua Nature Trail and Enda Sportswear will be doing a product showcase (see details below).

Directions to start location:

Get onto Karen Road accessible from either Ngong Road, Karen Plains Road, Langata Road, Marula Lane, Mbagathi Ridge, or Bogani Road.

Drive on until the end of Karen Road, where you will find a gate with a sign on it saying Oloolua Nature Trail / Forest / Primate Research.

There are entry fees, being 300/- for Kenyans, 400/- for residents, and 600/- for non-residents, which will be collected at the gate, because of which you may experience delays getting in, so please factor that in.

Google map pin.

Distances:

10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45km.

Breakfast:

Breakfast will be served at an approximate cost of 300/- per person.

Timings:

The run starts at 0700.

Confirmation:

Confirmations are required by 1400 on Thursday 16th August by email to the coordinator.

A message from Enda Sportswear:

Enda is excited to kick-start a showcase of the Kenyan made running shoes during the upcoming run at Oloolua.

This is going to be an exciting chance to learn more about Enda, have a feel of the running shoes, try on a pair and get yourself these amazing lightweight trainers. Even more exciting, if you buy a pair at the Saturday Swaras run, you shall get a free personalised 1-hour coaching session with the seasoned marathon trainer (Coach Albert).

We at Enda are super pumped up to interact with you this Saturday.

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11th August Run @ Goshen Garden Restaurant, Kikuyu

This Saturday we run from the  Goshen Garden Restaurant in Kikuyu.

The distances this coming Saturday will be 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40km. Anyone who would want  to run a longer distance,  please let me know by tomorrow, to enable us scout the same.

Below are the directions;

If coming from Waiyaki Way take the left turn-off towards Kikuyu town, enter the town, go past the town and take a right turn at the Alliance School – Thogoto Hospital Junction. After having taken the right, take the immediate left which leads to a Hospital. Pass the hospital, follow signs of  Goshen Garden Restaurant on your right. The restaurant will be ahead on the dirt road to your left.

If coming from Dagoretti, drive up all the way until you get to Thogoto hospital junction on your left and follow directions as above.

Breakfast is priced at 400/-  and will  include tea or coffee, sausage, eggs, mandazi and sweet potatoes.

May we please  have your confirmations by latest Thursday please, for planning purposes.

The run starts at 7 a.m.