Sunday, 14 August 2022

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - Saturday 20th August 2022 - Silvermine Dam Circuit

Good Morning Trailers!

  

This week TMT will be returning to Silvermine via Gate 1 (the dam side).

Route


Starting from the Gate 1 Car park, immediately on the left as you drive through the Gate,  the longer, faster group will head up the River Walk to the Dam Car Park where they will turn right and head upwards on single track (blue line) to the Fire Lookout before heading towards the Blackburn Ravine lookout point, then up left onto the Panorama route (blue line), and finish off with a meander down to Gate 1 via one of the trails parallel to the River Walk. See Map.



 

The Relaxed Group will run from the Gate 1 Car Park (immediately left as you enter Gate 1 up the River Walk, taking the path to the right of the dam all the way to the Blackburn lookout. The return journey will be on the 'inside' of the valley, taking the Crassula path back to the Dam, and homeward either on a trail parallel to the River Walk or retracing their steps down the River Walk itself. See the red line on the map.

The Walking Group - to be confirmed on Friday - will trace the River Walk up to the Dam and back down, and perhaps add a saunter around the dam itself. (Green line.)


Terrain and Distance.   


Some undulating bush trails and gravel tracks, as well as some nice single tracks. Distance will be approx. 10 km for the shorter route and 14 km for the longer route. +- 2hrs 30 mins

Rendezvous and start time

Take the first entrance to Silvermine on the right coming from Tokai. Gates to the reserve open at 8:00am but the queue can be long so get there early.  We will start running as soon as possible thereafter but no later than 8:20am. 


NB: There is absolutely no signal at Silvermine so if you are late, we will not get your "Please wait, I'm coming!" messages. Don't be late! ;)

 

Please note there is an entrance fee of R35 for SA Citizens (cash only) unless you have Wild Card or Green Card. Remember to bring your ID,


What to bring  

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water. 

Checklist:
Water & snacks
Warm/windproof top and/or 
rain jacket - weather dependent
Whistle (sound carries further than your voice)
Space blanket
Emergency contact details  - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, or card in your backpack
Basic first aid kit*  (see below)

ImportantOur runs are pack runs and will may split into 2 or 3 pace groups on the day. 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.  Please keep together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 

Sorry, no dogs allowed on VOB runs.


Have a great week!

Lorraine 

072 575 0914 



* First Aid Kit

  • Plasters in various sizes
  • Tension bandage (for sprain) & safety pins
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Electrolyte / Salt tablets
  • Energy bars / Gels
  • Sterile gauze pads / Tampons (stops blood by blocking the cut or gash)
  • Petroleum jelly (chafing prevention and stops blood flow)
  • Painkillers (Miprodol, Panado or whatever works for you)
  • Stomach Pills (Immodium)
  • Multi-tool / Scissors
  • Cable ties
  • Super-glue (glue that cut / gash shut)

 

 

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Friday, 12 August 2022

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Sat 13 Aug: Newlands

 

Hi Trailers

Tomorrow's run is ON.  It's going to be cold and probably wet – it is Newlands after all.  Please come prepared

Rendezvous and Start Time

Meet at the gate of the Newlands Forest Fire base / station.     Sign in at 7.20am and start at 7.30am

Distance: 16.8km for the main group and a shorter option of 12.5 km as well

Difficulty: intermediate

Elevation: 849m

Relaxed Group:  Confirmed


Walking Group
There will be no official walking group

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

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.

Have a good week.

Grant   083 354 6128




K-Way VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
Website: http://www.acsisvob.co.za/ <http://www.acsisvob.co.za/>
Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/ <http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/>
Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes 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.


 

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Monday, 8 August 2022

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Sat 13 Aug: Newlands

 

Hi Trailers

This Saturday we are back in Newlands Forest.

Rendezvous and Start Time

Meet at the gate of the Newlands Forest Fire base / station.     Sign in at 7.20am and start at 7.30am

Route

We head off in the direction of Kirstenbosch and do a little loop in  paradise giving Lady Anne Barnard the impression that we are passing by her cottage. Continue pass intersection and head back onto the jeep track and proceed to the left in the direction of the first bicycle slip lane that leads towards Kirstenbosch. Where to now. We make our way up to the big rock and now we find ourselves on the contour path where we head in the direction of the dreaded Newlands Ravine. Do we go up the Ravine? No, we don't. Sense of smiles all around. We carry on in the direction of Kings blockhouse. Regrouping at the turnstile we turn our heads towards the blockhouse and acknowledge the King with a royal wave and proceed towards the tafelberg gravel road and dip down on the single track to the Queen and thereafter to the Prince before making our way back to Newlands forest parking.

Distance: 16.8km

Difficulty: intermediate

Elevation: 849m

Relaxed Group:  Confirmed, and a shorter route can be arranged


Walking Group
To be confirmed on Friday's email

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

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.

Have a good week.

Grant   083 354 6128




K-Way VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
Website: http://www.acsisvob.co.za/ <http://www.acsisvob.co.za/>
Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/ <http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/>
Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes 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.




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Friday, 5 August 2022

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Sat 6 Aug: East Fort Hout Bay

Hi Trailers

 

Tomorrow's run is ON

 

There will be no walking group.

 

See you in the morning, ready to start a 07h30

 

Gaeleen

0835569679

 



Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the beach parking lot at the bottom of Chapman's Peak Drive in Hout Bay, outside The Beach Cafe, ready to start at 07h30.

Route
A few different options – which can be decided on the day by the leader of the group.  Some options are: 

Option 1:  See attached PDF.   From the beach parking area we run up Chapman's Peak Drive to East Fort then we go off-road and take the gravel track for a steady climb on the lower path across to Blackburn Ravine followed by a single track scenic traverse along the escarpment overlooking Hout Bay to Lower Chapman's Peak.   From the saddle, we return by the climb down to Chapman's Peak Drive and a jog back on the tar to the start.

Option 2: Do the higher single track and join the lower track and continue as Option 1

Option 3:  Do the run as an out an back option and miss the tar section

Added Bonus: - for those that need some extra  – ascend Chapmans peak from the saddle, tag the peak and return to join the rest back to the start

Terrain and Distance
The start is along the tarred road for about a kilometer, then we turn off to the left and head up to East Fort. Then mostly single mountainside trail before returning down Chapman's Peak Drive. Some good climbs off set by spectacular views of Hout Bay harbour and the Sentinel.


Altogether about 12kms, a good 380m of ascent, which should take more or less 2 hours 15 minutes.
 
Dogs
Please note that K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.

Have a good week.

Gaeleen  083 55 696 79


K-Way VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
Website: http://www.acsisvob.co.za/ <http://www.acsisvob.co.za/>
Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/ <http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/>
Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes 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.



 

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Monday, 1 August 2022

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Sat 6 Aug: East Fort Hout Bay

 

Hi Trailers


This coming Saturday we are on a route we haven't run in a while – Hout Bay beach/East Fort/Blackburn contour/Chapmans.

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the beach parking lot at the bottom of Chapman's Peak Drive in Hout Bay, outside The Beach Cafe, ready to start at 07h30.

Route
A few different options – which can be decided on the day by the leader of the group.  Some options are: 

Option 1:  See attached PDF.   From the beach parking area we run up Chapman's Peak Drive to East Fort then we go off-road and take the gravel track for a steady climb on the lower path across to Blackburn Ravine followed by a single track scenic traverse along the escarpment overlooking Hout Bay to Lower Chapman's Peak.   From the saddle, we return by the climb down to Chapman's Peak Drive and a jog back on the tar to the start.

Option 2: Do the higher single track and join the lower track and continue as Option 1

Option 3:  Do the run as an out an back option and miss the tar section

Added Bonus: - for those that need some extra  – ascend Chapmans peak from the saddle, tag the peak and return to join the rest back to the start

Terrain and Distance
The start is along the tarred road for about a kilometer, then we turn off to the left and head up to East Fort. Then mostly single mountainside trail before returning down Chapman's Peak Drive. Some good climbs off set by spectacular views of Hout Bay harbour and the Sentinel.


Altogether about 12kms, a good 380m of ascent, which should take more or less 2 hours 15 minutes.
 
Walking Group
To be confirmed on Friday's email

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

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.

Have a good week.

Gaeleen  083 55 696 79


K-Way VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
Website: http://www.acsisvob.co.za/ <http://www.acsisvob.co.za/>
Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/ <http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/>
Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes 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.





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Friday, 29 July 2022

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 30th July 2022 : Cecilia Loop

Hi Trailers

 

Run is ON

 

The weather for Saturday looks good. However please ensure you have the appropriate gear on hand.

There will be no Walking Group.






Hi Trailers

Please note the change of route due to the Two Oceans trail run taking place in Newlands Forest, apologies for this.

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Cecilia forest car park at the top of Hohenort Ave just off Rhodes Drive, at 7:20 am ready to start running around 7:30 am.

 

Route

A very runnable route with a surprising amount of elevation.

Starting with a gentle climb up the jeep track to Cecilia Stream, we turn left at the stream to get onto the contour path, from here we run along the contour path past Skeleton Gorge taking the split to the right that leads down to the jeep track, heading towards Newlands and looping back on the lower jeep track into Kirstenbosch, past the Kirstenbosch dam and back to the car park. A longer group will do another loop towards Constansia Nek.


Terrain and Distance 

The longer route is +/-12.5km and the shorter route +/-9.5Km with many variations to choose from. Elevation +/- 570

The terrain is a mixture of a single rocky track and a flowing Jeep track.

 

What to bring 

Water, whistle, warm, wind, or waterproof top depending on weather plus your space blanket and ICE information.

 

Important:

This is a pack run with regular regroups. We usually split into two or three pace groups. Group leaders will be indicated on the day. 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. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going.   

 

Dogs

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


Gary Phipson
078 998 7687

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Sunday, 24 July 2022

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 30th July 2022 : Cecilia Loop

Hi Trailers

Please note the change of route due to the Two Oceans trail run taking place in Newlands Forest, apologies for this.

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Cecilia forest car park at the top of Hohenort Ave just off Rhodes Drive, at 7:20 am ready to start running around 7:30 am.

 

Route

A very runnable route with a surprising amount of elevation.

Starting with a gentle climb up the jeep track to Cecilia Stream, we turn left at the stream to get onto the contour path, from here we run along the contour path past Skeleton Gorge taking the split to the right that leads down to the jeep track, heading towards Newlands and looping back on the lower jeep track into Kirstenbosch, past the Kirstenbosch dam and back to the car park. A longer group will do another loop towards Constansia Nek.


Terrain and Distance 

The longer route is +/-12.5km and the shorter route +/-9.5Km with many variations to choose from. Elevation +/- 570

The terrain is a mixture of a single rocky track and a flowing Jeep track.

 

What to bring 

Water, whistle, warm, wind, or waterproof top depending on weather plus your space blanket and ICE information.

 

Important:

This is a pack run with regular regroups. We usually split into two or three pace groups. Group leaders will be indicated on the day. 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. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going.   

 

Dogs

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


Gary Phipson
078 998 7687



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TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 30th July 2022 : Newland's Forest Loop

Hi, Trailers,

This Saturday we return to Newlands forest for a gentle run along the contour path, jeep tracks, and boardwalks.

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Newlands Forest Car Park (Next to Wild Fire Services Base) at 7:20 am ready to start running around 7:30 am.

 

Route

An anti-clockwise circuit around Newlands: Newlands Forest Car Park – Turnstile Gate – Nursery Ravine – Paradise Ruins – Newlands Forest Car Park


Turn left at the helipad, 100m past the boom turn right, along the single track over the little bridge, up the jeep track to the path that leads you up to the turnstile, at the turnstile turn left onto the contour path, follow the contour path all the way to the BIG rock, the shorter group turns left and heads back to the car park via Paradise Ruins, the longer group climb the stairs and head to Nursery Ravine, 117m past Nursery turn left, head down to the jeep track, turn left onto the jeep track, now for some speed work along the undulating jeep track avoiding the cyclists. At the end of the jeep track make your way back to Newlands Forest car park via Paradise Ruins. 


Terrain and Distance 

The longer route is a circular +/-14km and the shorter route +/-10Km with many variations to choose from.

The terrain is a mixture of a single rocky track and a flowing Jeep track.

 

What to bring 

Water, whistle, warm, wind, or waterproof top depending on weather plus your space blanket and ICE information.

 

Important:

This is a pack run with regular regroups. We usually split into two or three pace groups. Group leaders will be indicated on the day. 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. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going.   

 

Dogs

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


Gary Phipson
078 998 7687


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Friday, 22 July 2022

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers - 23rd July 2022 - Slangkop Kommetjie - Noordhoek return

Morning Trailers

Our run tomorrow is ON 

Brief Description of the Route
From the parking area at Slangkop lighthouse we follow the boardwalk along the beach past the tented camp to the Kom. A short distance along the road and then back onto the beach.

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking at Slangkop Lighthouse at 7.20am to start running at 7.30am

Terrain and Distance
Mostly along the beach - distance 14kms which should take between 2 and 2.5 hours.

Groups
Groups will be determined in the morning but there will be a walking group.

How to get there?
From Ou Kaapse Weg turn right at the traffic lights to Kommetjie. Once in Kommetjie turn right into Lighthouse Road and continue along to the end.

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

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

Please be aware that our runs operate under the modified COVID protocols

  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay home.


There are some lovely breakfast spots in the area for a coffee after the run


See you in the morning


Neil & Felicity

083 775 2150

Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous t

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Sunday, 17 July 2022

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers - 23rd July 2022 - Slangkop Kommetjie - Noordhoek return

Morning Trailers

This week we return to the Deep South - Slangkop Lighthouse @ Kommetjie beach to Noordhoek return

Brief Description of the Route
From the parking area at Slangkop lighthouse we follow the boardwalk along the beach past the tented camp to the Kom. A short distance along the road and then back onto the beach.

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking at Slangkop Lighthouse at 7.20am to start running at 7.30am

Terrain and Distance
Mostly along the beach - distance 14kms which should take between 2 and 2.5 hours.

Groups
Groups will be determined in the morning but there will be a walking group.

How to get there?
From Ou Kaapse Weg turn right at the traffic lights to Kommetjie. Once in Kommetjie turn right into Lighthouse Road and continue along to the end.

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

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

Please be aware that our runs operate under the modified COVID protocols

  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay home.


There are some lovely breakfast spots in the area for a coffee after the run.

Have a good week


Neil & Felicity

083 775 2150

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.
  

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