Friday, 15 November 2019

Fw: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 16 November 2019: Newlands Forest

Good morning and Happy Friday Trailers!

Tomorrow's run is ON

Relaxed group is confirmed

RV in the Newlands fire base parking area 06:25  for a 06:30 start.

Weather looks to be cool with a slight breeze - come prepared for some forest orienteering and don't forget your water.

See you tomorrow

Regards

Sam

Samantha Brinkmann
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Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 16 November 2019: Newlands Forest

Good Morning Trailers


This Saturday we head to the forest to attempt our own TMT version of the Baby Beast.

Route details

Meet at the Newlands Fire Base parking (not Forries).

We warm up by heading towards Kirstenbosch Gardens and turn up near the boundary.  We won't head all the way up to the contour but stick to the lower trails as we head in the direction of the blockhouse. We turn back above hospital bend, taking the lower road above Rhodes Memorial and head back to our cars. 

Disclaimer: Route may vary to the actual Beast route as the paths in Newlands Forest move often.

Please remember this a pack run led by committee, and its important that we look out for each other.  

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the parking area 06:25 ready to start at 06:30.


Terrain and Distance

Mostly forest paths and some jeep track.  Map and profile of the actual race attached for reference.

Distance: +- 11 kms taking about 2 - 2.5hrs for Medium Group 

Fast Group
May follow a similar route with a possible extension to be decided on the day.

Relaxed Group to be confirmed on Friday.

*Please note adjustments to the route may be made whilst running depending on the group and weather conditions.


Please bring:

A whistle, WATER (remember a trail 10km can take longer than a road 10km), a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In case of Emergency) tag or card.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.


Have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
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Monday, 11 November 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 16 November 2019: Newlands Forest

Good Morning Trailers


This Saturday we head to the forest to attempt our own TMT version of the Baby Beast.

Route details

Meet at the Newlands Fire Base parking (not Forries).

We warm up by heading towards Kirstenbosch Gardens and turn up near the boundary.  We won't head all the way up to the contour but stick to the lower trails as we head in the direction of the blockhouse. We turn back above hospital bend, taking the lower road above Rhodes Memorial and head back to our cars. 

Disclaimer: Route may vary to the actual Beast route as the paths in Newlands Forest move often.

Please remember this a pack run led by committee, and its important that we look out for each other.  

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the parking area 06:25 ready to start at 06:30.


Terrain and Distance

Mostly forest paths and some jeep track.  Map and profile of the actual race attached for reference.

Distance: +- 11 kms taking about 2 - 2.5hrs for Medium Group 

Fast Group
May follow a similar route with a possible extension to be decided on the day.

Relaxed Group to be confirmed on Friday.

*Please note adjustments to the route may be made whilst running depending on the group and weather conditions.


Please bring:

A whistle, WATER (remember a trail 10km can take longer than a road 10km), a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In case of Emergency) tag or card.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.


Have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
0723144341

Friday, 8 November 2019

Re: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 9 November 2019: Hole in the Wall

Hi Trailers

Our run tomorrow is ON!

Weather is predicted to be cool with a breeze so please come prepared. 

There won't be a relaxed group tomorrow 

See you on Boyes Drive at Hole in the Wall (aka Peck's Valley)
Liz

082 893 8617


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Sent: Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:43:06 PM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 9 November 2019: Hole in the Wall

Hi Trailers,

 

Next Saturday we'll meet at Hole in the Wall and do some running in Silvermine East. The flowers are looking stunning. Weather looks cool and calm but that may change!

 

Route
We meet at Hole in the Wall on Boyes Drive and start the trek up Farmer Peck's Valley. Just before we meet the jeep track at the top we turn right to take in Muizenberg Peak. Descending from the peak we take the jeep track and turn right to go to Fat Lady Shelter for a quick photo stop and down to the jeep track near gate 2. Turning left on the jeep track, we go up the hill, turn right to cross the waterfall and then left on to the Old Fishermen's Path.

At the jeep track junction, there is an option to go right towards the amphitheatre and back down Spes Bona Valley before turning left to head back home (14km) OR To continue on the jeep track down Bailey's Kloof junction and turn left to go home (11km)

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at
6:25am at Hole In the Wall (Peck's Valley) ready to run at 6:30am. 


Terrain and distance
Single track and jeep tracks. Uphill start and then undulating in Silvermine. Around 11 – 14km depending on the route chosen 

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning. 

The relaxed group will be confirmed on Friday

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, 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. 

 

Directions:

From Steenberg Golf course side, travel along Boyes Drive towards Kalk Bay, past the Old Boyes Drive turn off and down the hill (beware speed trap camera). Just after the houses on the right end and you start going up the hill, there is a stone wall with a small opening signposted as Peck's Valley. Park on the left ensuring you are out of the way of traffic.

From Kalk Bay, travel along past the shark Spotters and Bailey's Kloof sign and the next access point is Peck's Valley. You can park on the right hand side (facing the correct way) or travel down the hill where there is some space on the left.

 

See you there!
Liz

082 893 8617

 

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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Sunday, 3 November 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 9 November 2019: Hole in the Wall

Hi Trailers,

 

Next Saturday we'll meet at Hole in the Wall and do some running in Silvermine East. The flowers are looking stunning. Weather looks cool and calm but that may change!

 

Route
We meet at Hole in the Wall on Boyes Drive and start the trek up Farmer Peck's Valley. Just before we meet the jeep track at the top we turn right to take in Muizenberg Peak. Descending from the peak we take the jeep track and turn right to go to Fat Lady Shelter for a quick photo stop and down to the jeep track near gate 2. Turning left on the jeep track, we go up the hill, turn right to cross the waterfall and then left on to the Old Fishermen's Path.

At the jeep track junction, there is an option to go right towards the amphitheatre and back down Spes Bona Valley before turning left to head back home (14km) OR To continue on the jeep track down Bailey's Kloof junction and turn left to go home (11km)

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at
6:25am at Hole In the Wall (Peck's Valley) ready to run at 6:30am. 


Terrain and distance
Single track and jeep tracks. Uphill start and then undulating in Silvermine. Around 11 – 14km depending on the route chosen 

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning. 

The relaxed group will be confirmed on Friday

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, 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. 

 

Directions:

From Steenberg Golf course side, travel along Boyes Drive towards Kalk Bay, past the Old Boyes Drive turn off and down the hill (beware speed trap camera). Just after the houses on the right end and you start going up the hill, there is a stone wall with a small opening signposted as Peck's Valley. Park on the left ensuring you are out of the way of traffic.

From Kalk Bay, travel along past the shark Spotters and Bailey's Kloof sign and the next access point is Peck's Valley. You can park on the right hand side (facing the correct way) or travel down the hill where there is some space on the left.

 

See you there!
Liz

 

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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Friday, 1 November 2019

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 2 November 2019: Constantia Nek - contour path- Nursery ravine and Skeleton Gorge


Good Morning Everyone!

Tomorrows run is ON.

According to my sources the weather will be mild and partly cloudy. Rugby Fans you will be back in time for the finals!

There will be a relaxed group.

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Constantia Nek parking area ready to start at 06:30.


Have a great day and see you all tomorrow.

Joanne
0827400333

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Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 8:37 AM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 2 November 2019: Constantia Nek - contour path- Nursery ravine and Skeleton Gorge
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Good morning Trailers 

This weeks route starts at Constantia Nek

Route

From the Constantia Nek parking we take the first shortcut left up to the next level jeep track. Following the jeep track up a little more we then take the sandy path right, down to join the scenic contour path above Cecilia and Kirstenbosch towards Nursery ravine, Skeleton Gorge and to the foot of Window Gorge. Turn and run back to the "Fourways" intersection above Kirstenbosch dam and from there the lower route through Cecilia forest back to Constantia Nek.

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Constantia Nek parking area ready to start at 06:30.

 

Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, mountain trail and single track, not too technical. Distance: ±12-14 kms taking about 2h30 mins.

Fast Group

Will follow a similar route with an extension to be decided on the day.

 

Slow  Group to be confirmed by Friday.

 

Please bring:

A whistle, water, a warm & waterproof top, space blanket and ICE tag or card.

 

Hope to see you on Saturday.


Joanne

0827400333

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Monday, 28 October 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 2 November 2019: Constantia Nek - contour path- Nursery ravine and Skeleton Gorge


Good morning Trailers 

This weeks route starts at Constantia Nek

Route

From the Constantia Nek parking we take the first shortcut left up to the next level jeep track. Following the jeep track up a little more we then take the sandy path right, down to join the scenic contour path above Cecilia and Kirstenbosch towards Nursery ravine, Skeleton Gorge and to the foot of Window Gorge. Turn and run back to the "Fourways" intersection above Kirstenbosch dam and from there the lower route through Cecilia forest back to Constantia Nek.

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Constantia Nek parking area ready to start at 06:30.

 

Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, mountain trail and single track, not too technical. Distance: ±12-14 kms taking about 2h30 mins.

Fast Group

Will follow a similar route with an extension to be decided on the day.

 

Slow  Group to be confirmed by Friday.

 

Please bring:

A whistle, water, a warm & waterproof top, space blanket and ICE tag or card.

 

Hope to see you on Saturday.


Joanne

0827400333

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Friday, 25 October 2019

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 26th October 2019: JONKERSHOEK

Good morning Trailers!

This weather is gorgeous for the garden and for ducks but perhaps not so lekker for trail running. Fortunately, windguru suggests that it'll all be over by the morning and our a Jonkershoek run will be cool, calm and collected. So cool, in fact, that you might need a warm fleecy top and gloves. 



Based on the RSVPs, I hope to see a good crowd at the entrance to the reserve tomorrow at 7:20 for a 7:30 start. 

There is no relaxed group. 

Directions and fine print below and on the blog. 

L. 
0725750914



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From: Lorraine Nevin <loribuddle@gmail.com>
Date: 20 October 2019 at 20:20:21 SAST
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Subject: Fwd:  TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 26th October 2019: JONKERSHOEK



Hi Trailers,

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Saturday 26th October is the day we trek northwards to visit Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. 

The official Cape Nature website reads: "The rugged Jonkershoek Mountains, which form part of the Boland Mountains, are ideal for hiking enthusiasts. [...]. The area is also rich in animal and plant life, with over 1 100 plant species and a variety of small mammals, birds and reptiles. Hikers should be on the lookout for berg adders, puff adders, boomslang and Cape cobras.The reserve is about 9 800 hectares, while Assegaaibosch is about 204 hectares. The smaller reserve is home to the historical Assegaaibosch farmstead, a national monument built in 1792, while both reserves are World Heritage SitesJonkershoek is hot in summer, and cold and wet in winter. Visitors in the colder months may even see snow dusting the higher mountain peaks. Hikers should note that weather conditions can change rapidly."

Our Stellenbosch-based trail friends, May and Ilse, are all ready to lead us on us route they've chosen. Hopefully they'll steer clear of all the snakes mentioned in that write-up!

Route details

The medium group will start from the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve entrance, meandering upwards on the new multi-use single track for 3.7kms. Then we run along the contour jeep track for about 2 kms before starting our descent, finally taking a scenic hiking route single track back to the gate. We'll be led by the marvellous May Scholz. 

There's an extension of the route for the fitter, faster trail junkies too. At the point where the main group starts their descent, intrepid Ilse Langhout will lead the pack further along the jeep track and two stunning single tracks, possibly three, before heading back to the gate.

Please join us afterwards for coffee and/or breakfast at Ride-In.


Rendezvous and Start Time

RV at the main Jonkershoek gate at 07:25 ready to start at 07:30. (You don't have to set your alarm too early!)

There is an entrance fee of R50. 


Terrain and Distance

Terrain to be discovered on the day!
Medium group distance 8kms; longer group to be decided on the day by the participants, but I did hear mention of about 14km. 

Relaxed Group to be confirmed on Friday.


Please bring:

A whistle, WATER (remember a trail 10km can take longer than a road 10km), a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In case of Emergency) tag or card.


Unfortunately we do not welcome dogs on our runs.

Directions (for those that don't do Google maps or Waze):

How to get there

From Cape Town: Take the N2 highway out of Cape Town towards Stellenbosch. Take exit 33 for Baden Powell Drive towards the R310/Stellenbosch/Macassar. Turn right onto Polkadraai Road/R310 and follow the road. It becomes Adam Tas Street. Turn right onto Langstraat-Suid Road and continue onto Helshoogte Road. Turn right onto Simonsberg Road and at the roundabout take the first exit onto Martinson Road. Continue onto Jonkershoek Road and follow the signs until your reach the reserve entrance.

GPS: 33 57 48.70 S  18 55 31.98 E


Have a great week!

Regards

Lorraine
072 575 0914



Sunday, 20 October 2019

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 26th October 2019: JONKERSHOEK


Hi Trailers,



Saturday 26th October is the day we trek northwards to visit Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. 

The official Cape Nature website reads: "The rugged Jonkershoek Mountains, which form part of the Boland Mountains, are ideal for hiking enthusiasts. [...]. The area is also rich in animal and plant life, with over 1 100 plant species and a variety of small mammals, birds and reptiles. Hikers should be on the lookout for berg adders, puff adders, boomslang and Cape cobras.The reserve is about 9 800 hectares, while Assegaaibosch is about 204 hectares. The smaller reserve is home to the historical Assegaaibosch farmstead, a national monument built in 1792, while both reserves are World Heritage SitesJonkershoek is hot in summer, and cold and wet in winter. Visitors in the colder months may even see snow dusting the higher mountain peaks. Hikers should note that weather conditions can change rapidly."

Our Stellenbosch-based trail friends, May and Ilse, are all ready to lead us on us route they've chosen. Hopefully they'll steer clear of all the snakes mentioned in that write-up!

Route details

The medium group will start from the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve entrance, meandering upwards on the new multi-use single track for 3.7kms. Then we run along the contour jeep track for about 2 kms before starting our descent, finally taking a scenic hiking route single track back to the gate. We'll be led by the marvellous May Scholz. 

There's an extension of the route for the fitter, faster trail junkies too. At the point where the main group starts their descent, intrepid Ilse Langhout will lead the pack further along the jeep track and two stunning single tracks, possibly three, before heading back to the gate.

Please join us afterwards for coffee and/or breakfast at Ride-In.


Rendezvous and Start Time

RV at the main Jonkershoek gate at 07:25 ready to start at 07:30. (You don't have to set your alarm too early!)

There is an entrance fee of R50. 


Terrain and Distance

Terrain to be discovered on the day!
Medium group distance 8kms; longer group to be decided on the day by the participants, but I did hear mention of about 14km. 

Relaxed Group to be confirmed on Friday.


Please bring:

A whistle, WATER (remember a trail 10km can take longer than a road 10km), a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In case of Emergency) tag or card.


Unfortunately we do not welcome dogs on our runs.

Directions (for those that don't do Google maps or Waze):

How to get there

From Cape Town: Take the N2 highway out of Cape Town towards Stellenbosch. Take exit 33 for Baden Powell Drive towards the R310/Stellenbosch/Macassar. Turn right onto Polkadraai Road/R310 and follow the road. It becomes Adam Tas Street. Turn right onto Langstraat-Suid Road and continue onto Helshoogte Road. Turn right onto Simonsberg Road and at the roundabout take the first exit onto Martinson Road. Continue onto Jonkershoek Road and follow the signs until your reach the reserve entrance.

GPS: 33 57 48.70 S  18 55 31.98 E


Have a great week!

Regards

Lorraine
072 575 0914



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