Monday, 16 July 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: 21 July 2018 - Pipe Track up Woody Ravine down Kasteelspoort

Greetings Trailers


Our next adventure awaits...

Route details

From Kloof Neck parking we join the Pipe Track which runs above Camps Bay Drive.  

This is a nice warm-up section with beautiful views down to Camps Bay and toward 12 Apostles, but watch out for those stone trolls which jump out when you're not looking down.  

Approximately 5km down the track we take a left up Woody Ravine.  This is where the climb begins which will get the blood pumping, and with a little bit of scrambling the fun scale is ramped up. 

After catching our breath at the top, possibly sheltering behind a rock from the cold wind, we head back towards the cable car for approximately 1km with a detour to the viewing point if you wish, until we get to the Kasteelspoort hiking trail to the left.

We traverse down Kasteelspoort and at the bottom turn right back along Pipe Track allowing us to stretch our legs on the return to Kloof Neck.

Back at the cars we high five and acknowledge how awesome we are.

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Kloof Neck parking area ready to start at 07:30.

 

Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, mountain trail and single track.  Be warned there are some rocky bits which will test the reflexes and the ankles. 

Distance: ±12-13 kms taking about 2h30 mins for Medium Group

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


Slow  Group to be confirmed by Friday.

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


Please bring:

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

 

Hope to see you on Saturday, have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
0723144341




Friday, 13 July 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Run tomorrow Table Mountain Front Face is ON

Hi Trailers
Tomorrow’s run is on. The Norwegians say it is going to be chilly but dry, so dress warmly.
See you 730am, upper level parking lot.
Allison

Sunday, 8 July 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 14 July Table Mountain Front Face

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 07h30.

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 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.

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
0839837152

PS If any of you would like to get involved in the K-Way Mandela Day Lions Head clean up taking place on Sunday 15 July from 10am to 2pm, you can check out the details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/136983600452926/


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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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Monday, 2 July 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 7th July Tokai Forest

Good morning Trailers

This coming Saturday we will return to the Tokai Forest which has been opened up again after being closed due to the devastating fire there three years ago.

Start time and RV

Be ready to start running at 0730. As the old parking area under the trees by the restaurant  is now closed we will RV at the corner of Orpen Rd and Dennendal Ave [See map] and run up the bridal path to the entrance to the Arboretum. Park down the Northern side of Dennendal Rd next to the Forest

Route

From the Arboretum entrance we will make our way up to the levels and head over towards Vlakkenberg.  The exact routes will be decided on Saturday morning as we have a variety of choice.

Terrain and Distance

Gravel tracks and trails with some good climbing sections which include the hill "huff n puff" and mostly clear of mountain bikers. Distances about more or less 12Km 10Km and 8km fir Fastgroup, medium "committee" group and Relaxed group.

Run co-coordinator

Peter Rogers

082 374 6262