Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pennypinchers Adventure Easter Weekend 2016- Plettenberg Bay

Day 1 - Run and Ride at Cairnbrogie - 26/03/2016
The Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Trail Run

Ø  Date: Saturday 26 March 2016
Ø  Venue: Cairnbrogie Farm, Airport Road ,Plettenberg Bay
Ø  Start Time: 08h30

Ø  Long  17-18km
o   The tough one!  This years' long run will see some new additions along the coast and boasts a couple of good climbs.  The route offers breathtaking views along a mixture of single track, jeep track and cow paths.
o   Own hydration recommended 
o   1st Prize R500-00 (Men and Ladies)
o   Entry Fee: R180.00 (late entry R200.00)
o   Limited to 100 entries!

Ø  Short 12km (12yrs and older)
Ø  A good introduction to trail running, this short route will have some new single track with a couple of technical sections that make for a challenging route for your less serious runner.  Fantastic views make it all worthwhile and there will be a sweeper to ensure that everyone gets home safe and sound.
Ø  1st Prize R500-00 (Mens and Ladies )
Ø  Entry Fee: R90.00 (late entry R100.00)

Ø  Fun 5 km
Ø  Suited to fit 10 – 12 yr olds and ‘fun-runners’, the 5km run offers a fun off road (but not technical) run through the forest.  Please note that the route is not pram friendly.
Ø  Prizes for U12 category only
Ø  Entry Fee: R30.00

Ø  Spur Kiddies Farmyard 1,5 km Adventure Trail
Ø  An easy self-guided walk for parents and kids along the dam, through the forest, past the calf pens and back to receive a Spur goody bag with Farm Milk and a Cookie
Ø   R20-00

Ø All entries on line at
Ø Late entries on the day

Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Trail Park Fun Ride

This sundowner ride is to burn out the final bit of energy from the kids for the day. Riders will do as many laps as they can in one hour around a 2,5km track
Date :26 March 2016
Time: 17h00
Lap Distance 2.5km
Time limit 1 hour
Entry fee R40-00
Categories: U9 Boys and Girls U13 Boys and Girls

Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie MTB Nite Relay

Ø  2 people, 2 hours, no speed limits!  Riders will race around a 4 – 6km lap course in a 2 person relay team for a total of 2hrs. The team that completes the most laps wins!  Categories include Men, Women, Mixed  This event promises high energy and family fun in a safe and spectator friendly environment!  Food and drinks will be on sale.
Ø  No under 13 as of Jan 1 2016

Ø  Dat: Sat 26 March 2016
Ø  Venue: Cairnbrogie farm
Ø  Start Time: 17h00
Ø  Lap distance: 4– 6 km
Ø  Time limit: 2hrs
Ø  Entry Fee: R175.00 per team/ R100.00 per individual
Ø  Goody Bags for the first 50 online entrants
Ø  Proceeds from the Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie MTB Nite relay will go to The Robberg Coastal Corridor Landowners Association
Ø  For information contact James: 082 925 7885/

             Please note: 

Ø  Route will be open from 16h30 till 17h30 for testing
Ø  No Helmet – No Ride!
Ø  Red flashing tail light compulsory
Ø  White front light compulsory

Ø Entries on line at

DAY 2 Paddle - 27 MArch 2016

Pennypinchers Easter Surf Ski Challenge
Singles and Doubles

Ø  This year we will once again choose a route according to the ocean conditions. With options of a lap course including the New Mouth at Keurbooms or an open Ocean paddle around Robberg. There will also be, as well as a shorter 10km lap course for novices. The race will be moved to the Keurbooms River if the sea conditions do not allow for safe paddling. Categories include men, women,U18 boys and Girls .
Ø  Date: Sun 27 March 2016
Ø  Start Time: 09h30
Ø  Registration from 08h00
Ø  Venue: Central Beach
Ø  Long Course:
Ø  Distance: 20km
Ø  Entry Fee: R140.00 pp
Ø  Short Course:
Ø  Distance: 10km
Ø  Entry Fee: R60.00 pp
Ø  Prize Giving: 12h00
Ø  Total prize money is R14 000-00
Ø  Prizes  ( mens/ladies 1st R3000,2nd R1250,3rd R 1000 juniors Boys/girls 1st R1000,2nd R500 3rd R250) 
Ø  Food and drinks on sale
Ø  Goody Bags for the first 50 online entrants
Ø  Please note that life jackets, leashes and cell phones are compulsory

Pennypinchers “Round the Blinders Dash For Cash “
Sunday 27 March 16h30

Ø  This will be a new race with free entry for all paddlers who entered the morning races. All entrants will be in line for a lucky draw of a weekend for two in the Honeymoon Sweet at Tamodi Lodge ( value R6000-00)
Ø  The race will be from the beach around a can on the ocean side of the blinders and back to the beach
Ø  Distance will be approx 1km
Ø  The race will be held on a knock out basis with heats drawn before the start
Ø  The R6000-00 total prize money will be split pro rata between the total number of women and men’s entries
Ø  The total number of paddlers will be drawn into 4 first round heats
Ø  The winner of each heat will receive 5% of the prize purse and the first 5 paddlers of each heat will progress into 2 semi final heats.
Ø  The first three paddlers in each semi final will win 5% of the total prize money with the winners going thru to the final
Ø  The winner in the final will receive 50% of the total prize purse. ( no second place )
Ø  The same format will be run for both men and women’s races . Heats will be alternated between men and women
Ø  For more information call James 082 925 7885 or email
Ø  All entries on line at
Ø  Life jackets compulsory

Friday, December 4, 2015

Kurland Summer Trail Run time again

Date: 13 December 2015
Time: Registration from 7:30am
Start: From 8:30am
Distances: 18.5 km (limited to 100 runners R175-00 (R180-00 late entry)                                                                                                                                                                (mountains, Jeep track, single track,)                             
                  11.5 km (12 years and upwards) R70-00 (R80-00 late)
                               (jeep track, some climbing)
                  5.5 km (fun run for all, prizes for U12 only) R50-00

                  Kiddies forest and field adventure trail  R20-00
                 (1- 1,5km kids &  Parents, self guided throughout the morning)                         

Venue: The Pavilion at Kurland Hotel
             15km East of Plettenberg Bay, on N2
             33 55 50.43 S
             23 29 04.24 E
Entries online at from November 15 2015

Contact: James 082 9257885 (

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Weekend Results

Here are your results from the weekend at Cairnbrogie

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

On the day entry procedure and race times Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Trail Run

The Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Trail Run

Races and Start Times
Registration opens 7:30 am 
18km- Start 8:30 – R200-00 on the day entry
12km –Start 8:30 – R100-00 on the day entry
5km     Start  8:45 – R30-00   on the day entry
1.5km –Start 9:00-   R20-00 on the day entry

Online entries
1)Collect Number and Goody bag for first 50 entries

On the day entries
1)    Pay for race
2)    Collect number
3)    Read indemnity
4)    Enter via cellphone
5)    Make sure confirmation sms is recieved
6)    Run
7)    If problems with cellphone fill in manual entry and sign indemnity

Online entries open till lunch time April 2 at

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Pennypinchers Night MTB Relay

The Pennypinchers Night MTB Relay

The idea of including a Night MTB Relay at Cairnbrogie came to the Pennypinchers Adventure Racing Team three years ago while they were tidying up the markers and branding after the Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Trail Run. As it got dark and the lights came on at the Barn we realised what a perfect night time venue this would be.

Riding at night on a 5km marked track in a relay team of two allows the racers to get a small insight into the night time world that is part of Adventure racing but they are in a safe contained space and hopefully won’t get lost.


Riding at night is not easy and good lighting is essential. Hanno Smit of the Merrell Adventure Addicts recommends the following.

     Make sure that what ever lights you are using you have ridden with them in the dark before the event

    Make sure that you have spare batteries (event new ones can run out)

     I like to ride with two sets of lights. One on my helmut which allows me to shine a light where I am looking and then a brighter light on my handle bars.

   Make sure that you ride within the capabilities of yourself and the lighting system you have. There will always be someone with brighter lights than you . Don’t worry stay in your light zone try not to look at other outside light sources as the can blind you for a short time.

The route around the Cairnbrogie Dam is about 5km and riders rider for two hours and the team who complete the most laps is the winner. This year the route will be open from 16;30  until 17;30 to allow riders a look at the route in day light. This should allow for some of the faster teams to clock up more laps but also settle the nerves of the novice riders.


The Night MTB Relay is the second leg in the Off the Treble Hook Challenge (sponsored by Off the Hook and Robberg Seafood)  . This Challenge Trophy is given to the athlete with the fastest combined times in Pennypinchers Cairnbrogie Easter Trail Run, The Pennypinchers Night MTB Relay and the Pennypinchers Easter Surf Ski Challenge.It is also part of the Plett Easter Games held every year in conjunction with Plett Tourism


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Online entries at