Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Saturday 23 March 2019 - Cape Point - Olifantsbos

Morning Trailers

On Saturday we will be  running in beautiful Cape Point doing the Olifantsbos Sirkelsvlei loop. Please remember to bring your Wild Card or My Green Card for free entry or money for entry fee)
 
According to the Sanpark and Cape Point website, the entry fee as of 1 Nov for locals (with ID) is now R76. It used to be R135! They have split out international entry fees which are high.
 
 Route details
We start at the Olifantsbos parking and run along the beach visiting the various wrecks before turning inland on single track up a gentle rise taking us through to Sirkelsvlei. Here there is an option to run out to the north and back again to get more distance if required or we turn west along the vlei and make our way back to the cars
Always beautiful running past the wrecks and then up to the vlei where we normally see bontebok, ostriches and turtles.
Cape Point weather is always different so please come prepared for everything.
Rendezvous and Start Time  
RV at Olifantsbos parking ready to start running at 6:45am . The gate opens at 6 and we'll give people some time to drive through to the park and the start 
Terrain and Distance 
 
 Rocky single track and beach with a gentle climb and descent. Distance around 10km with an option for an out and back extension at sirkelsvlei. 
 
  Relaxed Group
 
 To be confirmed 
 
.Please Bring:  
 
A Whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top  dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE tag or card   
 
For safety, it is the responsibility of everyone to check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off 
 
Directions:
 
 Go through the park entry gate and drive along the road for about 2kms before turning right to Olifantsbos. It is a 10km drive to the parking.

Hope to see you there

Neil and Felicity

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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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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

SATURDAY 16TH MARCH 2019: VLAKKENBERG

Hi Trailers,

This week’s sortie will begin at Constantia Nek and see us running down the hill towards Hout Bay for a few hundred meters before taking the pipe track behind the houses of Bokkemanskloof Estate and into the mountains. We’ll head up the hill to the trail crossroads and take the path to picnic rock before turning northwards towards Constantia Nek again, via the path that skirts Silvermist wine estate. 

The Faster group may extend their run by taking the contour path as far as the manganese mines. The Relaxed group (to be confirmed on Friday) will follow the same route as the Mediums at a more leisurely pace. 

Terrain and Distance
Mostly single track with a section of jeep track at the beginning.

Distance about 10kms, taking about 2 hours for the Medium group. 

Rendezvous and Start Time
Meet at Constantia Nek at 6:25am for a sort run briefing, to start running at 6:30am

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm wind or waterproof top. 
ICE details and a silver blanket just in case.

Sorry-no dogs.

Regards, 
Lorraine

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K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

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.





Thursday, 28 February 2019

Saturday 2nd March: Sandy Bay circuit

Hi All

Our next run will be one of our most scenic routes.  The last time we ran this was October 2016!

Rendezvous and Start Time

Meet at the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.  Ready to start running at 6h30.  Please come 10 mins earlier to sign the register and for a run briefing

Please be aware there is limited parking, so please try and share lifts with friends, and be considerate when parking your car.

Directions

Take the Hout Bay Main Road around the circle into Victoria Road, drive thro’ the robots and take the second road to the left into Edgar Road and second road on the right. Into Eustegia Way. Parking area on the left opposite Brunia Way.  

Terrain and Distance
The terrain will include beach sand, jeep track (stony), single trackboulder-hopping and some steps to get the heart rate pumping.

Distance in the region of 11 km, with an estimated time of 2,5 hours, plus more to enjoy the view

What to bring – the usual, water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, sun block, camera
 
Please note that our runs are pack runs, and we may split into different speed groups but will then remain together in groups for safety reasons. 
I will confirm on Friday if there will be a relaxed group or not.
Have a great week.

Run Manager
Gae Tompkins (083 55 696 79)


K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

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.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Hi Trailers,
This Saturday we'll do the old Silvermine route that takes us along the Riverwalk, past the dam to the Blackburn Ravine Lookout and across the Panorama path before heading back Hi Trailers,

This Saturday we'll do the old Silvermine route that takes us along the Riverwalk, past the dam to the Blackburn Ravine Lookout and across the Panorama path before heading back to the cars. 

Route 
Gentle uphill warm-up along the Riverwalk. The faster group will head right at the MTB car park to head up the ridge towards Elephants Eye. The Medium group will follow the zig zags up to Blackburn viewpoint before being joined by the Fasts and taking the rocky route up to the Panorama path, or short-cutting along the jeep track. After Noordhoek Peak we connect back with the jeep track for a short distance and then follow the single track down to the dam and back down the Riverwalk or road to the car park.

Terrain and Distance
Mostly single track with a few short sections of jeep track in between.
Distance about 10-13kms, taking about 2h30, depending on short cuts.
Relaxed group to be confirmed on Friday. 

Rendezvous and Start Time
Entrance Fee:  R31 unless you can produce a Wild Card or MyGreen card.
Meet at the lower Silvermine car park (first on the left after passing through the gate) at 07h00 in time to start running at  07h15Please remember there is little or no signal there so we won’t get any ‘I’m on my way’ type messages.
Coming from Tokai, it's the first entrance to Silvermine on the right. Turn immediately left into the car park after you've paid at the boom.

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top. ICE details and a silver blanket just in case.
Sorry-no dogs 
Regards, 
Lorraine