Friday, August 31, 2007

Athletes take to the road not the mountains this Sunday

Athletes, this Sunday see's the running of the OUTsurance / 94.5 Kfm Gun Run.

With most of the EYB team taking part in this in preparation for the New York Marathon later this year there will unfortunately be no hike.

It would however be great to see some familiar faces on the promenade as we make out way around the 21.1km course.

Good luck to all those running.

EYB will be back on the mountains next Sunday.

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Coupe du Monde

The first of the New York Marathon Fund Raisers went off last night with a host of people attending a very entertaining talk on the up coming rugby world cup in France. Huge thanks to Pete Riches for the informative and highly amusing build up to Coupe du Monde.

Special thanks must go to Bev for organising the Hyslop Hall as our venue, Norma, Caro and Tom for making delicious soup for everyone to enjoy and Tom and Aly for donating wine.

Cobra Beer also stepped up and donated 4 cases of beer for us to enjoy! Huge thanks to Maryanne and the Cobra team for their contribution!

The evening saw us raising R3000, which is a great start but we do still have a long way to go to get to our R100 000.00 target. If you missed out last night but would still like to make a donation. Please see below for the banking details. Thanks again to everyone for your support!

FNB Savings Account
Mr Bernard D Jordaan
Account Number: 62146328910
Branch Code: 202509


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Third Time Lucky

The flight of Spring

The hills of Kalk Bay seemed to be jinxed by some spell, as whenever we decide to take EYB into Ecco Valley, Mother Nature ambushes us with the Cape rain! So in preparation for this Sunday's hike we ask you all to pack those gumboots away, hide those umbrellas and instead take out your suncream,hats and summer smile, so we can finally end the spell that lures around the St James caves...

The Kalk Bay and Spes Bona valley allows for a few variations depending on group size and weather, so we will aim to be on the mountains for no longer than 3/3.5 hours. After all this Cape Rain this hike should hopefully be alive with the beginnings of Spring!

Parking around this area is confusing and past experience has taught us much about personal navigation - so this time to make things easier for everyone we suggest to all meet at the entrance to the BRASS BELL on main rd in Kalk Bay. From there we will wind up the cobbled streets and onto the mountain - and the by pure chance and luck we will have to end again at the BELL for a refreshing drink!

What date:
Sunday, 26th August

What time:
Meet at the Brass Bell at 8:45am so we can get onto the mountains by 9am as there is a short little uphill on the rd to get us onto the mountains.

What to bring: Your pets, friends, relatives and backpacks full of water and snacks.

We are sure that everyone has become aware of the safety issues that we are currently experiencing on our beautiful mountains after a week of headline press, so EYB encourages you to leave your valuables locked up safely in your cars or even in your homes.

As the wicked witch of the north west once gone with you rain and may the sunshine of summer begin, so that the hills of Kalk Bay become alive with EYB vibe! See you out there ready for your Sunday injection of Cape magic!


Wellness Warehouse

Wellness Warehouse is a new and exciting line of major retail stores opening soon, first in the lifestyle centre in Cape Town on the 30th of August, then in Heathway, Johannesburg, and then Cavendish in November.

"Wellness Warehouse is passionate about making it possible to live life well; a life that is healthy, environmentally sustainable, socially aware and responsible."

Our friends at Wellness Warehouse believe, as we at EYB do, in living life well, they have a great Facebook Group going where they are encouraging people to upload pictures of themselves living life well, and they have some epic snaps already.

They also have a website if you are interested in what it is that they are doing.

Click here for the facebook group called LIVE LIFE WELL
Click here to check out their website,

Store's will include some of the following departments

Pharmacy & WellClinic,
Spa & Therapy
Fitness & Movement
Wellness Cafe
Sleep, Massage & Hydrotherapy
Interior & Lifestyle


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The lighter side of digging deep...

As the summer draws near and the light comes alive, we're all hopefully starting to contemplate the many amazing opportunities to get outdoors again!!

Click here to enjoy an inspirational article entitled 'PRESS PLAY'. EYB met the author of this article, Kabir, while scouting around one evening on the trails of Cape Town!!



OUTsurance / 94.5 Kfm Gun Run

The gun run is fast approaching athletes and entries are closing this Friday the 24th of August. Athletes can enter online by clicking on here, or get your entry form at Sportsman's Warehouses throughout Cape Town.

Race Date: Sunday 2 September 2007
Entry Closing Date: Friday 24 August 2007 - NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!

New Start/Finish:
Hamilton's Rugby Club

Start Times:
- Half marathon - 07h00
- 10 km - 07h30
- 5 km - 07h45
- Cut-off: 10h00

The route can be looked at by clicking here

Get your entries in for what is always a great morning out on the promenade!


EYB tops the Mother City!!!!

EYB on top!!!

This past Sunday saw a determined bunch of EYB athletes summit the mighty Maclears Beacon. Platteklip Gorge took us all the way to the top followed by a gentle meander towards Maclears, the highest point on Table Mountain.

Despite the rolling NW mist that came in, some amazing cloud formations provided us with some epic photo opportunities.

It was awesome to see some new faces joining in on the vibe, and we really do encourage anyone to join in. Thanks to all for making it an amazing morning on the mountains!!!

Keep an eye on the site for this weekends hike...

Thanks again athletes, and thanks for the pics that you guys emailed in!!



Friday, August 17, 2007

Platteklip Gorge - Maclears Beacon - Cable Way!!


This Sunday sees the weather looking peachy for once, so lets dust off our shoes and spend some good times on our wonderful mountains.

This week we'll head up the beautiful N1 highway of the mighty Table Mountain, Platteklip Gorge. Its a good workout, but we are going to take it very easy with the knowledge of 'NO MORE UPHILLS' once we reach the top.

We going to head left towards Maclears Beacon, but there are many different options once at the top of the mountain. We do not like splitting our groups, but there are options for those who either want an extra bone crunching ride back down Platteklip, or a leisurely stroll towards the Cable Station.

Meet time: 8:45 am at the Kloof Nek Car Park (just off Kloof Nek on the left - NOT at the Cable Station)

Estimated Time: probably an easy 3 hours of walking. Allow for some extra time in case we grab a drink or some chow, and for the trip down the mountain in the Cable Car (remember some cash for this)

Pls call 0738086116 for any queries!!

Bring your friends, your pooches, your family... anyone who would like to join!! Always pack some warm clothes, as the weather can change very quickly in the mother city!!

See everyone on Sun!!



Friday, August 10, 2007

Sorry Athletes!!

EYB takes a break for the weekend!!

Take it easy, sleep in, and we'll be back on the mountains next weekend!!


Friday, August 03, 2007

EYB Afternoon nudity!!

After some banter from the ladies at the Noordhoek Peak hike about the freshness of the start time we've decided to make it an EYB first and have an afternoon stroll along Sandy Bay and out to Oude Schipp point this Sunday afternoon.

The hike then comes back along a little incline up to the jeep track and after that it's an easy cruise back to the car park.

The weather is meant to be fair on Sunday so we may even be treated to a peach of a sunset at the end of the hike.

Directions: "Leaving the coastal Road between Hout Bay and Camps Bay, turn down the road to Llandudno. After 600m you will come to a sharp bend to the right. At this point continue straight along Fisherman's Bend Road. After negotiating six speed bumps, turn right into Sandy Bay Road. Then follow the sign posts to Sandy Bay all the way down Sunset Avenue almost to the bottom. On the last sharp bend there is a parking area. That's where the vibe will begin!" Mike Lundy - Easy walks in the Cape Penimsula

Meet Time: 3pm meet.

Hike time: 2.5 hrs


Powered by Blogger