Monday, 14 January 2019

Sat 19 Jan: Table Mountain Front Face to Oppelskop and return

Hi Trailers!

Table Mountain North Face Traverse

Route
A straightforward out and back run along the scenic trail across the North Face of Table Mountain to Oppelskop and return.

Rendezvous and start timeRV in the upper Kloof Nek parking area at the foot of Tafelberg Rd on your left. Ready to start at 06h30.
How to get there?  Drive up Kloof Nek Rd to the top and follow the signs to the Cable Station. After turning left onto Tafelberg Rd you will see a parking area on your left, it has two levels, turn left into the upper level.

Terrain and distanceA good fairly steep climb up to the upper contour path below Kloof Corner ridge then along the undulating single mountain contour trail which runs across the North face overlooking the City. 
Once up on the contour path there are a few modest gradients and most of it is along a single gravel and rocky trail with occasional precipitous short stretches but the route is easy to follow.  Distance about 12-14 kms taking more or less about 2hrs 30m.

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning. There will be a Relaxed group led by Felicity and Neil.

DogsPlease note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

What to bringWater, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.
ImportantPlease remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.  
Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 


See you all there!
Allison
0839837152


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Monday, 7 January 2019

Saturday 12th January 2019: Newlands Forest

Happy New Year Trailers!

We're going to take this first sortie of the year nice and easy with a short and shady circuit of Newlands Forest, similar to the Two Oceans short trail route. 

Rendezvous and start time 
Meet at the UCT car park - ready to start running at 6.30am. 

Terrain & Distance
This route is made up of jeep track and single track. There are a few gentle climbs that may take your breath away depending on the number of mince pies you ate over the holidays. The main group will cover about 10km in roughly 1 and a half hours. I believe that Tim will be taking the longer, faster group on an extended route, but this to be confirmed on Friday. 
Relaxed group to be confirmed on Friday.

What to bring 
Water, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. 

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not welcome dogs on its runs.

Lorraine Nevin
072 575 0914

Monday, 10 December 2018

SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2018 - Three Lookouts and a Peak

Hi Trailers,

Goodness! Where did the year go? Here we are planning the LAST SORTIE OF THE YEAR for Table Mountain Trailers and THE YEAR-END BREAKFAST! 

The route will be our good ol' Three Lookouts and Peak loop at Silvermine, starting and finishing at the dam. Family and friends are most welcome to come and join us at the end for a picnic breakfast and - if the weather is good - a dip in the cool, fresh water. SANParks has come to the party (excuse the pun!) and reduced its tariffs for locals.

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Rendezvous and start time 
Meet at Silvermine dam car park - through Gate 1 - ready to start running at 7.30am. The gate opens at 7am and there is usually a long traffic jam. Please arrive at the gate early so that you don't get stuck! Route briefing will be at 7:20am.

Terrain & Distance
This route is made up of jeep track and single track. The main group will cover about 10km in roughly 2 hours.

What to bring 
Water, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. It is getting warmer these mornings so please don’t forget to put on sunblock before you leave home.  
Also cozzie, towel and a picnic for afterwards. 

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not welcome dogs on its runs.

Lorraine Nevin
072 575 0914

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Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.
Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 
1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 
2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 
3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.


Tuesday, 27 November 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 1 December 2018 - Cecilia Forest

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Cecilia forest parking at the top of Hohenort Ave just off Rhodes Drive.
Ready to start at 6h30.  Please come 10 mins earlier to sign the register and for a run briefing.
Route   

To be disclosed at Registration.

Relaxed Group

To be confirmed on Friday, but they will decide on the day which route to take

What to bring 

Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather and your ICE information

Important: Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.   
Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own

No Dogs  allowed on our runs . 

Run Organiser
Gaeleen Tompkins
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Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.
Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 
1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 
2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 
3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.