Monday, 14 October 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNICATION

Hi Trailers,

Please forgive me for adding another email to your mail box, but we would like to assess whether or not there is any interest in the Jonkershoek sortie scheduled for Saturday 26th October. There has been a suggestion that perhaps an hour's drive is too far for many suburban and city-dwelling Capetonians.

We have two wonderful Stellenbosch-based leaders ready to show us their playground, with a planned route of 14km for the longer group and a shorter option (with no exposure!) for the medium/relaxed group. They have suggested a local breakfast venue for after the run so as to make a full morning of it.

Please would you let me know if you are planning on joining the group out beyond the boerewors curtain? 
I think it might be best to send me a private email or whatsapp to prevent clogging up everybody's inbox.

Thank you!
Lorraine
072 575 0914


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TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 19 October 2019: Vlakkenberg

Good Morning Trailers


This Saturday we meet at Constantia Neck to explore the Vlakkenberg.

Route details

Meet at the Constantia Neck parking.

Heading a short distance down the tar road towards Hout Bay you will see a green gate on the left signposted for Vlakkenberg, once through we start with an up (surprise!). Over the neck we take a sho't left from the trail to admire the vistas across the Constantia vineyards and False Bay. Returning back to the trail we continue our undulation (running passed Bokkemanskloof) until we get to tar road leading to the Constantia mast.  
A little way up the tar there's a contour path to the right which will lead us to another stunning viewpoint, this time across Hout Bay. We then retrace our steps back to Bokkemanskloof where we turn down (yay!), continuing to join the gravel road on the right with a leg stretch back to Constantia Neck.

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 single track, short bit of tar, and a gravel road finish.  
Distance: +- 10 kms taking about 2h30 to 3h00 for Medium Group 

Fast Group
Will 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, 11 October 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Fw: Saturday 12 October - Devil's Peak summit

hi all, tomorrow's run is ON LIKE DONKEY KONG
there will be a relaxed group

windguru says:
there will be a lot if high cloud, perfect.
temperature will not get to 20 - perfect
there will be a cooling SSE breeze - perfect 

remember:
take a warm top for the south side devil's peak
munchies
water whisle etc..
cold beer for after
start 6:30


cell:     +27 82 570 4405
P.O. Box 15879
Panorama 7506



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To: TMTrailers@googlegroups.com
From: Geoff Nell/CPT/Edgetec
Date: 10/07/2019 08:17AM
Subject: Saturday 12 October - Devil's Peak summit

good morning Trailers

This coming Saturday we are starting from Newlands at 6:30, and going UP.

We make our way UP to the Blockhouse, then UP Mowbray Ridge (a little bit of exposure to heights, but perfectly do-able)
We then go UP, ignoring the 580m traverse path to the right, and stop for a breather at the junction of the 700m traverse and the Knife Edge
Carefully ignoring the Knife Edge path, we go right along the 700m traverse all the way to the summit of Devil's Peak
Then it is back down to the saddle and a the last UP to the top of Newlands Ravine, and straight down to the cars

Here are some links with the details, which basically says we will do 9.3km, go UP over 1000m, and burn 1247 kcal's


so in summary it is not much distance, but will be tough with lots of UP, and will take a bit of time
The views from the 700m traverse are seriously impressive

There will be a relaxed group which will explore Newlands Forest and surrounds

Remember:

Water, Whistle, Warm/windproof/rain top, ICE information and a snack, and a few bucks for the car guard
… and some cold beers for after

 Groups

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

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. 

Dogs

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

Any questions, please phone, email, or WhatsApp me


cell:     +27 82 570 4405



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Thursday, 10 October 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS T-SHIRTS 2019

Dear Trailers,

 

After a long, hard season out there on the mountain, It's time to think about your trail running wardrobe.

 

If you've noticed more than a reasonable distance between you and the runner behind you on the trails, or if people are taking a step backwards at regroups and photostops, if you're proud of your position on the Runners' Log, or if your favourite top has simply started to fall apart at the seams… it may be time to order a TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS T-SHIRT!

 

Prices are reasonable, fabrics and colours are tried-and-tested not to fade, split or hold on to smells (well, not too much) and they are locally made so you'll be supporting local industry – hooray! What's more, your t-shirt is hand-made FOR YOU! You can't say that about the one you bought at Mr Price Sport or even the one you earned at UTCT.

 

Attached is this year's order form and colour/style guideline. Shout if you need any help.

 

Regards,

 

Lorraine

 

 


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Monday, 7 October 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 12 October - Devil's Peak summit

good morning Trailers

This coming Saturday we are starting from Newlands at 6:30, and going UP.

We make our way UP to the Blockhouse, then UP Mowbray Ridge (a little bit of exposure to heights, but perfectly do-able)
We then go UP, ignoring the 580m traverse path to the right, and stop for a breather at the junction of the 700m traverse and the Knife Edge
Carefully ignoring the Knife Edge path, we go right along the 700m traverse all the way to the summit of Devil's Peak
Then it is back down to the saddle and a the last UP to the top of Newlands Ravine, and straight down to the cars

Here are some links with the details, which basically says we will do 9.3km, go UP over 1000m, and burn 1247 kcal's


so in summary it is not much distance, but will be tough with lots of UP, and will take a bit of time
The views from the 700m traverse are seriously impressive

There will be a relaxed group which will explore Newlands Forest and surrounds

Remember:

Water, Whistle, Warm/windproof/rain top, ICE information and a snack, and a few bucks for the car guard
… and some cold beers for after

 Groups

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

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. 

Dogs

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

Any questions, please phone, email, or WhatsApp me


cell:     +27 82 570 4405



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Friday, 4 October 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 5 October 2019 - Woody Ravine (Theresa Ave start)

Hi Trailers

 

Our run on Saturday is ON.

 

Weather will be cool to start, and a "plenty of sunshine" day,  but this is Cape Town so please come prepared for all seasons!

 

There is a relaxed group tomorrow.

 

See you all there, bright and early.  Please note the new summer time start😊

 

Debbie

0845825822

 

 

From: Debbie Slabbert <andeb@mweb.co.za>
Sent: 29 September 2019 08:55 PM
To: 'TMTrailers@googlegroups.com' <TMTrailers@googlegroups.com>
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 5 October 2019 - Woody Ravine (Theresa Ave start)

 

 

Hi all Trailers!

 

This week we go back up on to Table Mountain from the pipetrack side but start from Theresa Ave in Camps Bay at 6.30 am.

It is October and the sun is up earlier!

 

Route:

 

We start at Theresa Ave and climb up to meet the pipetrack.  From here we turn right and run along the pipetrack to Woody Ravine. After a steep climb up Woody, there are many options depending on time constraints.  A longer distance option will be to come down Diagonal but for those wanting to keep it shorter can come back down Kasteelspoort and back down to the cars. 

 

 

Rendezvous:

 

We meet at Theresa Ave in Camps Bay (see attachment for directions) at 6.25am ready to run at 6.30am.

 

Terrain and distance:

 

This is mostly single track with a bit a of jeep track at the start and end. Some steep climbs and descents but the views are worth it. The distance is around 10km and there are ample routes for those who want a bit of extra distance.

 

Directions:

 

Coming from town, pass the turnoff to the cable car at the Kloof Nek circle and continue down towards Camps Bay, taking the 3rd road to the left (Fiskaal Road). Follow this road up the hill - it winds up and around and becomes Francolin Ave and then Theresa Ave. Parking at the entrance is limited so park along the sea side of the road as far as possible taking care not to block any resident' s driveways or entrances. Please ensure that your car is facing the correct direction.

 

 

Remember:

 

Water, Whistle, Warm/windproof/rain top, ICE information and a snack.

 

Groups


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


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.

Dogs


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

 

 

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday !

 

 

Debbie

0845825822

 

 

 

 

*If you are new to this group, please read Table Mountain Trailers' guidelines here: www.tablemountaintrailers.org.za

 K-Way VOB Trail Run 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 29 September 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 5 October 2019 - Woody Ravine (Theresa Ave start)

 

Hi all Trailers!

 

This week we go back up on to Table Mountain from the pipetrack side but start from Theresa Ave in Camps Bay at 6.30 am.

It is October and the sun is up earlier!

 

Route:

 

We start at Theresa Ave and climb up to meet the pipetrack.  From here we turn right and run along the pipetrack to Woody Ravine. After a steep climb up Woody, there are many options depending on time constraints.  A longer distance option will be to come down Diagonal but for those wanting to keep it shorter can come back down Kasteelspoort and back down to the cars. 

 

 

Rendezvous:

 

We meet at Theresa Ave in Camps Bay (see attachment for directions) at 6.25am ready to run at 6.30am.

 

Terrain and distance:

 

This is mostly single track with a bit a of jeep track at the start and end. Some steep climbs and descents but the views are worth it. The distance is around 10km and there are ample routes for those who want a bit of extra distance.

 

Directions:

 

Coming from town, pass the turnoff to the cable car at the Kloof Nek circle and continue down towards Camps Bay, taking the 3rd road to the left (Fiskaal Road). Follow this road up the hill - it winds up and around and becomes Francolin Ave and then Theresa Ave. Parking at the entrance is limited so park along the sea side of the road as far as possible taking care not to block any resident' s driveways or entrances. Please ensure that your car is facing the correct direction.

 

 

Remember:

 

Water, Whistle, Warm/windproof/rain top, ICE information and a snack.

 

Groups


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


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.

Dogs


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

 

 

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday !

 

 

Debbie

0845825822

 

 

 

 

*If you are new to this group, please read Table Mountain Trailers' guidelines here: www.tablemountaintrailers.org.za

 K-Way VOB Trail Run 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 27 September 2019

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 28th September - Simonstown to Smitswinkel (point to point)

Hi Trailers,

Our run tomorrow is ON
The weather is forecast to be partly cloudy, not too hot, with the wind picking up.

There should be two vehicles at the end (one for the medium group, one for relaxed) Anyone else planning to park a vehicle at the end should be there by latest 06h40 so that there is enough time to get back to the start before the briefing.

There has been a request for a lift from Observatory on the WhatsApp group if anyone can assist?

See you at 06h55 at the start

Marge
0834005689

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Date: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 28th September - Simonstown to Smitswinkel (point to point)
To: <TMTrailers@googlegroups.com>


Hi Trailers,

 

Next Saturday we will be venturing along a new route (for TMT) starting from Simonstown. This is a point to point route, so there will be some car admin involved. The trail requires a permit from SanParks and permission from the landowner of the private reserve that the path crosses. This has been organised, and each group will need to carry a copy which I will supply at the start,  just in case there are rangers on the mountain :-)

SanParks would like us to report any sightings of klipspringers, ideally with photographs.

 

Route
We start from Jan Smuts drive in Simonstown and climb up the jeep track which turns into a single track towards the Quarries. Just before the Quarries we take the path that turns to the left, and climb up towards Blockhouse Gap, passing ruins of a Blockhouse. At Blockhouse Gap we take the path to the left to climb to the top of Swart Kop. The path continues south towards Smitswinkel, along the top of the Swartkop mountains, and then descends towards the Smitswinkel tented camp and the road to Cape Point, near where the cars are parked at the end. For extra distance, there is the option to cross the main road and continue down to Smitswinkel Bay, with a climb back up to the car park. If the fast group needs a lot more distance, there is the option to run back to the start, either on the trail or on the t*r along the coast (approximately 19km if completing the full loop...). There will be around 739m ascent in total on the basic route.

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at
6:55am at Jan Smuts Drive, Simonstown (near number 30) ready to start at 7.00am. 


How to get there

Drive through the centre of Simonstown towards Cape Point. Just after Simons Town School on the right, and a convenience store on the left, turn right up Harrington Road. Continue to the T junction at the top, and turn left into Jan Smuts drive. Continue along Jan Smuts and the start will be just after number 30 on the right. There should be parking along Jan Smuts, please be considerate when parking and do not block any residents access. Map of the start attached.


The car park at the end of the trail is at Smitswinkel Bay Corner (permit indicates max of 4 vehicles) This is approximately 12 minutes drive (9.3km) from the start. Parking is not permitted at Smits Forestry station or Smits Camp, including driveways.


Terrain and distance
Starting on jeep track, then single track. Uphill start and then undulating with a steepish descent near the end. Around 9,5 - 11km depending on the route chosen. Not sure how long it will take ... Hikers indicate approximately 5 hours :-)

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 which will be hiking the route.

Dogs
Please note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs. The permit also indicates that dogs are not allowed on this trail.

 

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. 

 

See you there!

Marge

 

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, 22 September 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 28th September - Simonstown to Smitswinkel (point to point)

Hi Trailers,

 

Next Saturday we will be venturing along a new route (for TMT) starting from Simonstown. This is a point to point route, so there will be some car admin involved. The trail requires a permit from SanParks and permission from the landowner of the private reserve that the path crosses. This has been organised, and each group will need to carry a copy which I will supply at the start,  just in case there are rangers on the mountain :-)

SanParks would like us to report any sightings of klipspringers, ideally with photographs.

 

Route
We start from Jan Smuts drive in Simonstown and climb up the jeep track which turns into a single track towards the Quarries. Just before the Quarries we take the path that turns to the left, and climb up towards Blockhouse Gap, passing ruins of a Blockhouse. At Blockhouse Gap we take the path to the left to climb to the top of Swart Kop. The path continues south towards Smitswinkel, along the top of the Swartkop mountains, and then descends towards the Smitswinkel tented camp and the road to Cape Point, near where the cars are parked at the end. For extra distance, there is the option to cross the main road and continue down to Smitswinkel Bay, with a climb back up to the car park. If the fast group needs a lot more distance, there is the option to run back to the start, either on the trail or on the t*r along the coast (approximately 19km if completing the full loop...). There will be around 739m ascent in total on the basic route.

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at
6:55am at Jan Smuts Drive, Simonstown (near number 30) ready to start at 7.00am. 


How to get there

Drive through the centre of Simonstown towards Cape Point. Just after Simons Town School on the right, and a convenience store on the left, turn right up Harrington Road. Continue to the T junction at the top, and turn left into Jan Smuts drive. Continue along Jan Smuts and the start will be just after number 30 on the right. There should be parking along Jan Smuts, please be considerate when parking and do not block any residents access. Map of the start attached.


The car park at the end of the trail is at Smitswinkel Bay Corner (permit indicates max of 4 vehicles) This is approximately 12 minutes drive (9.3km) from the start. Parking is not permitted at Smits Forestry station or Smits Camp, including driveways.


Terrain and distance
Starting on jeep track, then single track. Uphill start and then undulating with a steepish descent near the end. Around 9,5 - 11km depending on the route chosen. Not sure how long it will take ... Hikers indicate approximately 5 hours :-)

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 which will be hiking the route.

Dogs
Please note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs. The permit also indicates that dogs are not allowed on this trail.

 

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. 

 

See you there!

Marge

 

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, 20 September 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS This Sat run Front Face is ON

Hi Trailers
Tomorrow’s run is ON!
See you at Kloof Nek parking ready to run at 6.55 am. Weather will be a little cooler than it has been so bring a warm/windproof top for just in case, YR says drizzle after 10 but we plan to be back by then as everyone wants to go to rugby :).
The Main Group is doing the out and back Front face to Oppelskop return route.
The Relaxed Group will do the Signal Hill circuit as they have a time restraint.
See you there!
Allison