Thursday, 6 August 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS FW: [vobtrailrunners] K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: TRAIL UPDATE

Hello

 

I am forwarding Tim's VOB trail running update.

 

In addition to the runs that Tim mentions, if anyone wants shorter distance runs try the Phantom Rally Series – one run a month for next with short , medium, long and XL distances. www.trailseries.co.za

Great fun for the whole family!

 

Or the DARG trail series – see DARG facebook

 

Hope to see everyone soon! Happy social-distance running till then

 

Liz, Lorraine and Gaeleen

 

From: vobtrailrunners@googlegroups.com <vobtrailrunners@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of Bellairs, T. (Tim)
Sent: Tuesday, 04 August 2020 10:51
To: vobtrailrunners@googlegroups.com
Subject: [vobtrailrunners] K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: TRAIL UPDATE

 

 

Good morning Everyone

 

Just a reminder that we are still in existence and haven't forgotten you.  But, like most of the organised running groups, we are taking the cautious approach and waiting until the worst of the COVID danger has passed (and regulations allow) before we re-engage the old groups.

 

So the old format of the emails will not return in full until such time.

 

So what exactly IS happening?

 

There have been some fantastic innovations around how we can still form small groups for safety purposes and minimise the COVID dangers by observing the PPE and social distancing protocols.  I will do a better job of investigating these over the coming weeks and months and try and put them out on an abridged version of our email.  For example, I almost missed the wonderful Gone2Gone segment run.  I did miss the Tuesday Trails Van Hunks segment.  But now there is the Tuesday Trails Nek2Nek.  I am sure there are others and I will look into them.  But basically a group will organise an "event" over a Strava segment.  There is a defined period over which you can run the route (e.g. you have a month in which you can do it).  You sign up for it and then run the route whenever you want (preferably with a few mates) and record your effort on Strava.  You submit your result to the group and you go on the results sheet.  Each group is slightly different in terms of rules, signing up and prizes etc.

 

Further, MATES is also operating and organising on a limited basis, taking great care to minimise risks.

 

Also, smaller WhatsApp groups have popped up to replace the larger email groups of he pre-COVID era.  Who knows?  Perhaps this is the way forward.  Whatever the future holds, general social media seems to be the way of finding runs you can join up with.

 

If anyone is organising a run or a Strava-type event and wants to put the details out there on this email, then please just send me the details and I will include them on the weekly email.

 

Here are some tasters in the meantime:

 

TUESDAY TRAILS #TT Nek2Nek

 

This is a 21km Strava segment from Constantia Nek to Kloof Nek, largely along the contour path but taking a diversion over the top of Oppelskop Ridge and Saddle Rock before returning to the contour path.

 

For full details it is easiest to just search Strava for the TT Nek2Nek or Google it.

 

The official segment starts at Constantia Nek car park and ends at the Kloof Nek car park.  But at the end, the right thing to do is trot down the road towards the city bowl and have a coffee or two at  Tamboers Winkel in De Lorentz Street (half way down the hill) with your mates.

 

You will need to do a little car / Uber admin but very well worth it.

 


MUIZENBERG TRAIL DAWGS (not officially organising their normal runs but are organising some ad hoc small runs via their WhatsApp Group)

 

  • DUEL WITH THE MULE (finishes Sunday 30 August) – Strava segment https://www.strava.com/segments/24922506)
  • STEVE H'S NOT A RACE CHALLENGE (Starts 9 August at 07h00 and ends 10 August at 18h00) – MATES will be running this on Sunday morning)

 

For details of how to participate in these runs then search Facebook for the Muizenberg Trail Dawgs group and scroll through the page until you get to their Challenges.  Full details are there.

 

 

MATES SUNDAY RUN – 9 AUGUST 2020


That's it for now.  Remember, if you know of any Challenges or runs that need airing and will comply with current safety requirements, let me know and I will pop them onto the email.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

tim.bellairs@gmail.com / 0823210299

 

 

 


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Monday, 23 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Suspension of TMT runs until further notice

Hi Trailers

 

In light of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be officially suspending TMT runs until the all clear is given.

 

Please stay safe. We are all in this together!

 

Liz, Gae and Lorraine

Friday, 20 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Fw: Table Mountain Trailers Independent run : Saturday 21st March 2020: Constantia Neck to Window Gorge

Good Morning Trailers

Hope we are all practicing good hand hygiene and social distancing.

Tomorrow's independent run is ON

There will not be a Relaxed Group.

Tim's Longer Group Run is ON, Tim will send further details later.

Weather looks to be a chilly start but a fine day, please remember your water.

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at Constantia Neck car park at 6:20am for sign in, ready to start running at 6:30am.  

In light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
A reminder that these runs are being organised independently of the club until further notice and not under the banner of K-Way VOB
All participants must understand that they are participating voluntarily, entirely of their own accord and are assuming the risks involved willingly.  The organisers cannot be held liable for any harm that arises.

Please rather be safe and do not join if you are feeling unwell or recently returned from an oversees trip.

Thank you,

Regards

Samantha

0723144341

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From: Samantha Brinkmann <sammybri@yahoo.com>
To: Tmtrailers <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Monday, 16 March 2020, 08:54:20 SAST
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 21st March 2020: Constantia Neck to Window Gorge

Good Morning Trailers

Taking into consideration the advice provided by our Health Authorities, we have decided to proceed with our Table Mountain Trailers run this Saturday.

*However please, in the interest of your fellow runners health and your own, do not join if you have recently returned from an overseas trip or if you are not feeling well.*

Route details
From Constantia Neck we head up the jeep track to join the upper contour path.  Following the flow of the mountain we continue passed Skeleton Gorge to the next down turn on the right.  From here we join the lower contour above Kirstenbosch Gardens and navigate our way back via Cecilia forest to the cars.

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at Constantia Neck car park at 6:20am for sign in, ready to start running at 6:30am.  

Terrain and Distance:

Mostly single track and forest paths, interspersed with boardwalk and jeep track for good measure.  

Distance: approx 12 kms taking about 2h30 mins for the Medium Group (depending on how many stops we make to admire the view)

Faster Group will follow a similar route with an extension decided on the day.
 
Relaxed Group will be confirmed on Friday.
 
Please Bring:  
whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE (In Case of Emergency) tag or card   
 
This is a pack run and for safety, please check for the person behind you and indicate turn offs.  Routes are subject to deviation on the day.  
 
Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.

Keep healthy, wash your hands regularly and have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: CLARIFICATION NOTE OUR EARLIER WEEKLY EMAIL


Please note that the two Saturday trail runs: 

 

  • Tim's Longer Distance Run and
  • Table Mountain Trailers

 

which are normally organised under the umbrella of the K-Way VOB Running Club, are being organised independently of the club until further notice and not under the banner of K-Way VOB. 

 

K-Way VOB Running Club has officially suspended all of its training runs, socials, events and time trials until they are sure that circumstances permit them to be conducted in a safe manner bearing in mind the COVID 19 pandemic.

 

So the above two runs are being organised independently by the run coordinators involved.  Having said this, the coordinators will ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to protect the health of all participants in terms of the current recommendations surrounding the coronavirus and also considering the normal dangers of trail running.  The viability of the runs will be re-assessed weekly.

 

All participants must understand that they are participating voluntarily, entirely of their own accord and are assuming the risks involved willingly.  The organisers cannot be held liable for any harm that arises.

 






 




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Monday, 16 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 21st March 2020: Constantia Neck to Window Gorge

Good Morning Trailers

Taking into consideration the advice provided by our Health Authorities, we have decided to proceed with our Table Mountain Trailers run this Saturday.

*However please, in the interest of your fellow runners health and your own, do not join if you have recently returned from an overseas trip or if you are not feeling well.*

Route details
From Constantia Neck we head up the jeep track to join the upper contour path.  Following the flow of the mountain we continue passed Skeleton Gorge to the next down turn on the right.  From here we join the lower contour above Kirstenbosch Gardens and navigate our way back via Cecilia forest to the cars.

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at Constantia Neck car park at 6:20am for sign in, ready to start running at 6:30am.  

Terrain and Distance:

Mostly single track and forest paths, interspersed with boardwalk and jeep track for good measure.  

Distance: approx 12 kms taking about 2h30 mins for the Medium Group (depending on how many stops we make to admire the view)

Faster Group will follow a similar route with an extension decided on the day.
 
Relaxed Group will be confirmed on Friday.
 
Please Bring:  
whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE (In Case of Emergency) tag or card   
 
This is a pack run and for safety, please check for the person behind you and indicate turn offs.  Routes are subject to deviation on the day.  
 
Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.

Keep healthy, wash your hands regularly and have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
0723144341

Friday, 13 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - Saturday 14th March 2020 - Cape Point- Buffelsbaai/Kanonkop/Lime-Kiln route

Morning Trailers

Our run tomorrow is ON

There will be a relaxed group 

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at 6.20am 
at Buffelsbaai (NOT Buffelsfontein information Centre) ready to run at 6.30am. 

After paying at the main gate, head south along the road for approximately 8kms before turning left to Buffelsbaai. Meet in the parking lot to the right.

Terrain and Distance

A short run with a hill! Good and easy single tracks with a bit of an uphill slog to the top of Kanonkop.  More or less 11 km taking in the region of 1.5 -2.0 hours .  

 

NB - Little or no cell phone signal so messages may not be received.


How to get there?

To get to Cape Point Nature Reserve go through Simonstown and up Smitswinkel - entrance on left hand side at top of Smitswinkel. Once through  the payment gate, drive straight along the road for approximately 8km and turn left to Buffels baai (not Buffelsfontein or Bordjiesdrif...).


See you there


Neil

083 777 1307




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Monday, 9 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - Saturday 14th March 2020 - Cape Point- Buffelsbaai/Kanonkop/Lime-Kiln route

Hi All


This Saturday we  head to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Our route takes us from the Buffelsbaai parking area round Kanonkop and back via the coast.

 

Brief Description of Route

From the BuffelsBaai parking, a brief jog up the road and turn right on to the single track that takes us past the Information hut and up to the top of Kanonkop. Here the fast group can take the single track to the left for an out and back jog if they want to add more mileage. The medium group will take go over Kanonkop and down towards the old limestone kiln. Cross the road and head to the path along the coast that takes us back to the Buffelsbaai parking.


Rendezvous and start time
Meet at 6.20am 
at Buffelsbaai (NOT Buffelsfontein information Centre) ready to run at 6.30am. 

After paying at the main gate, head south along the road for approximately 8kms before turning left to Buffelsbaai. Meet in the parking lot to the right.

Terrain and Distance

A short run with a hill! Good and easy single tracks with a bit of an uphill slog to the top of Kanonkop.  More or less 11 km taking in the region of 1.5 -2.0 hours .  

 

NB - Little or no cell phone signal so messages may not be received.


How to get there?

To get to Cape Point Nature Reserve go through Simonstown and up Smitswinkel - entrance on left hand side at top of Smitswinkel. Once through  the payment gate, drive straight along the road for approximately 8km and turn left to Buffels baai (not Buffelsfontein or Bordjiesdrif...).



What to bring 
 
Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather , a space blanket  and your ICE information . It is getting colder in the mornings so please dress accordingly
R76 entrance fee for South Africans with ID, R303 for foreigners. Best option: MyGreenCard or Wild Card.  
 
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
 

The relaxed group will be confirmed on Friday

Have a good week

Neil 
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Sunday, 1 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS SATURDAY 7th MARCH - NO RUN

Hi all,

Please note that there will be no Table Mountain Trailers run on Saturday 7th March due to the KWAY VOB Constantia Village 15km road race.

If you haven't yet volunteered to assist, please make contact with Gaeleen who will be grateful for assistance at the 10km mark water table.

Have a great week.
Lorraine
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Friday, 28 February 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Tomorrow's run is ON Front Face

Hi Trailers
Tomorrow's run is ON!
See you at Kloof Nek parking ready to run at 6.25 am. Weather will be warm, please bring plenty of water.
The Main Group is doing the out and back Front face to Oppelskop return route.
Neil and Felicity will decide what route they are going to do with those that want a more relaxed pace.
See you there!
Allison 

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Sunday, 23 February 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Sat 29 Feb Front Face Table Mountain

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 time
RV 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 or park on the lower level behind the MyCiti terminal.

Terrain and distance
A 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. Felicity and Neil will take the Relaxed 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, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

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.


See you all there!
Allison
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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.
   

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