5 Things to do this week to warm up the winter chills
International Day of Yoga
Tuesday, 21 June
Location: Lokoh, 89 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Western Cape
Since 2014, the 21st of June is International Yoga Day. People around the world celebrate their love for yoga on this day. There’s a free yoga event in Cape Town for those who want to enjoy a few down dogs with a group of people. If you miss this event, there’s a Yoga and Bubbly Sundower’s evening on Friday in Cape Town.
Pallette & Vine
Wednesday, 22 June
Location: Some Oaks Bistro, Rondebosch, Western Cape
Pallette and Vine is like a book club, but instead of books you get a blank canvas on which to paint a masterpiece. It’s about socialising, relaxing and art. You get food, drinks and a quick class on painting before you’re left to your own devices to create a piece of art. You don’t have to be an artist and it should make for a fun night out.
Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon
Saturday, 25 June
Location: St Dominic’s priory, Miramar, Port Elizabeth
This is the oldest half marathon in the Eastern Cape, going onto its 39th year! As its name suggests, it’s a challenging race filled with hills and hills and then more hills. There’s also a 5km on offer.
FNB Durban Downwind
Saturday, 25 June – Sunday, 26 June
Location: Marine Surf Lifesaving Club, La Mercy Beach, KZN
Some the best surfski racers in the world will converge in Durban on the weekend of 25 and 26 June for the 2016 FNB Durban Downwind. The Durban Downwind began its journey as Durban’s premier downwind surfski race in June 2014 when it hosted the South African Surfski Championships. In 2015 the Durban Downwind was added to the World Surfski Series calendar as a title race and changed its format into one two-day race. This year it will be a 26km race between La Mercy and Marine SLC with the course direction dependent on the wind direction on the day.
Sunday, 26 June
Location: Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, Gauteng
A team race, this race covers approximately 25km and will take racers between 2-4 hours to complete. 65% of the race is cycling, 25% trekking, and the remaining 10% kayaking. Racers must be good at orienteering as the course is not marked and teams will have to navigate using a map. There is also an obstacle course to test strength and teamwork.
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