Monday, 21 June 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Next Sortie - Sandy Bay Saturday 26th June

Morning Trailers

 

This week we will run another scenic route, with a shipwreck and some beach running included.  The weather prediction is rain, so please remember to check Friday's email just in case there are changes

 

Please remember our  group runs are under strict COVID protocols. 

 

 

·         No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run

·         All runners to carry a mask or buff

·         Practice social distancing

·         We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run

·         No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe

·         We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size

·         VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape

·         If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home

·         If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

 

 

 

Saturday 26th June , Sandy Bay circuit, anti-clockwise direction

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

 

Meet at the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.  Ready to start running at 7h30 – sunrise is 7h53 . 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, or even park away from the area and walk to the start.  Please 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.  

 

Route

We will run the route in an anti-clockwise direction.

 

The route starts with a short uphill on the brick paved road, then down to the beach and proceed onto Llandudno .  We then backtrack to Sandy Bay, enjoy the views and head southwards along the shoreline to OudeSchip Peninsula. You can spot the shipwreck Harvest Capella (1986).   We may be able to get closer to the rusted shipwreck on the rocks. This will then be followed by a steep climb on gabion steps to Rocket (Mitchells) Road.  Once on the gravel road, we run until we take the left fork at the stone cairn and head back towards our cars.   

 

Sandy Bay has been a criminal hot spot, so for safety reasons we are going to run this as a pack run.  We will run in different speed groups, but we will all regroup (within Covid protocols) at the rocks at the end of LLandudno, and then again on the beach at Sandy Bay before heading onto the rocky shoreline.   Within your speed group, you will need to be sure that if you come to a turn, that the runner behind you has seen which way you go.  There will be plenty of opportunities for photographs so let's enjoy this as a social pack run.

 

Terrain and Distance

 

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

 

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

 

There may be a brisk walking group (there is an option to do either the beach circuit or the shipwreck circuit)

 

What to bring – the usual, water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, sun block, camera, money for the car guard.  Make sure you have your emergency contact details on you.

 

Have a great week.

Run Manager

Gae Tompkins (083 55 696 79)

K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

Webbsite:http:// www.kwayvob.co.za

Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, 18 June 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers; Tomorrow's Cape Point Run is ON

Good morning

Saturday's Forecast is Sunny Fine Weather, so our run tomorrow morning is ON

 

Rendezvous and start time

The main Gate to the Cape Point Nature Reserve only opens at 0800 and they take their time to process visitors so please  get there early.
Entrance Fee
You will need your ID Card and a SanParks Green/Wild card, otherwise SA Citizens pay R85 per head at the gate.

Drive about 2 km along the main road towards Cape Point and look out for the turn off to your Right which takes you to Olifantsbos.   Just follow the road to the T junction, turn Left and drive to the parking area at the very end of the road. ready for a 0830 Start

Groups
This will be decided on the morning, and there will be a Relaxed group and a Brisk Walking group .

Hope to see you there

Peter

08238746262


Virus-free. www.avg.com

Sunday, 13 June 2021

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: SATURDAY 19 JUNE 2021, SHIPWRECK TRAIL< CAPE POINT

 

Good day Trailers,

 Please be aware that runs are conducted under strict COVID protocols 

  • No gathering in a big group at the start or end of the run
  • All runners to wear a mask when not running and practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations if required during the run
  • No personal sign in – but please ensure that the leader ticks you in/out.
    Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

Route
This coming Saturday we will be returning to Cape Point for an old favourite the Olifantsbos- Sirkelvlei route.  See attached map

We start from the parking area at the end of the t***d road run across the sand towards the beach, then follow the "shipwreck route"  around Olifants Point to the remains of the Nolloth. Here we turn left and up the coastal sand dune and follow the path to the 3 way junction where we turn hard right and follow the path to Sirkelvlei..  Run along the Western shore of the vlei and take the path that leads through the "Arch" to the cliff overlooking the parking area. Down the footpath back to the cars. . 

Rendezvous and start time

The main Gate to the Cape Point Nature Reserve only opens at 0800 and they take their time to process visitors so please  get there early.
Entrance Fee
You will need your ID Card and a SanParks Green/Wild card, otherwise SA Citizens pay R85 per head at the gate.

Drive about 2 km along the main road towards Cape Point and look out for the turn off to your Right which takes you to Olifantsbos.   Just follow the road to the T junction, turn Left and drive to the parking area at the very end of the road. ready for a 0830 Start

Terrain and distance

Gentle undulating fynbos and sandy track running with an odd climb or two. Nothing too technical and no terrifying exposure to heights.  Distance about 10km.

Weather  This is CapeTown so expect anything but at the moment it is forecast to be a bright sunny day!   We shall see

Groups
This will be decided on the morning.

It is planned to have a Relaxed group and a Brisk Walking group .

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.

 

Hope to see you there

Peter,
Sortie organizer

082 374 6262

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

Monday, 7 June 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: SATURDAY 12 JUNE 2021 - TAGGING PEAKS IN SILVERMINE EAST

Good day Trailers,

 

Please be aware of our runs under strict COVID protocols 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

Route
This coming Saturday we are going to collect the peaks in Silvermine East.  Starting at Silvermine Gate 2 (aka the R5.00 gate).  This is the one on the southern (side closer to Muizenberg) side at the top of Ou Kaapseweg.  We will head straight down the jeep track and take the contour around to the Deadmans path leading up to Cave Peak, swinging around to the Amphitheatre at the top.  From the Amphitheatre we climb up and over to Spes Bona Valley.  From Spes Bona we tag Kalk Bay peak, Tartarus Cave and then head down to Nellies Pool.  Then it’s Muizenberg Cave, St James peak and across to the top of Farmer Peck’s Valley.  The strong and fit will then do Muizenberg Peak and head along the ridge towards the Lower Steenberg Peak where they will meet up again with the unfit and lazy (me) near the aerials.  Then we do the last big climb to the Higher Steenberg peak and Wolfkop before dropping down to the car park again.

 

11 – 12km.  There are short cuts available.


Weather

At this stage the forecast is for a cool start at 12 degrees, partly cloudy.

 

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at the Silvermine Gate 2 car park.  Opening time is 08h00 so we will aim to get started by 08h15 latest.  Please note that there is no cell phone reception in the car park so if you’re running late you won’t be able to let us know.

 

Please bring a tip for the car guard.

 

Terrain and distance
Starts off with nice gentle, downhill jeep track and then flat single track to warm up.  Thereafter it is mainly single track.  Short, sharp climbs and descents.  Nothing too technical and no terrifying exposure to heights.  Should take 2.5 hours.


Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups.  We will split into 2 speed groups, if necessary, with leaders and sweeps on the morning.  But the main group will be the medium pace group as the leader has not been doing much running recently and will be leading from the back(ish).  Can’t promise a faster group.

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.  Cold drinks for the rehydrating session in the car park afterwards.

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. 

 

Tim

082 321 0299

tim.bellairs@gmail.com

 




 


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Friday, 4 June 2021

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 5 June 2021 - Skeleton Gorge

run tomorrow is ON...  let's go to the top. see you tomorrow...

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From: Geoff Nell <geoffnell56@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2021, 12:33
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 5 June 2021 - Skeleton Gorge
To: <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>


Good day Trailers,

 

Please be aware of our runs under strict COVID protocols 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

Route
This coming Saturday we'll be getting our boots wet.  From Cecelia Forest parking lot, we will go up the first muddy section of the river, take a right, up a little muddy path to the cycle track and the contour above Kirstenbosch.  Along the contour to Skellies, up to the top.  It is going to be wet.  At the top take a right on Smuts track, left at the aqueduct, down the upper Disa river to the museum, across the dam wall, Ash valley, a bit of concrete, down Spilhaus Ridge, then Rooikat and back to the cars for a well-deserved refreshment.

 

There are lots of options to short cut the route at the top of Skellies.


Weather

At this stage the forecast is for a cool start at 14 degrees, some high cloud clearing to a BEYOOTIFUL day with very little wind.  There is no rain during the week, but I am hoping that there will still be some water coming down Skeleton.

 

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at Cecelia Parking lot to start running at 7:30

 

Terrain and distance
All sorts of terrain – mud, rocks, water, concrete, single track, jeep track, about 12km


Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into 2 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. 

 

Geoff

082 570 4405

 

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Monday, 31 May 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 5 June 2021 - Skeleton Gorge

Good day Trailers,

 

Please be aware of our runs under strict COVID protocols 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

Route
This coming Saturday we'll be getting our boots wet.  From Cecelia Forest parking lot, we will go up the first muddy section of the river, take a right, up a little muddy path to the cycle track and the contour above Kirstenbosch.  Along the contour to Skellies, up to the top.  It is going to be wet.  At the top take a right on Smuts track, left at the aqueduct, down the upper Disa river to the museum, across the dam wall, Ash valley, a bit of concrete, down Spilhaus Ridge, then Rooikat and back to the cars for a well-deserved refreshment.

 

There are lots of options to short cut the route at the top of Skellies.


Weather

At this stage the forecast is for a cool start at 14 degrees, some high cloud clearing to a BEYOOTIFUL day with very little wind.  There is no rain during the week, but I am hoping that there will still be some water coming down Skeleton.

 

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at Cecelia Parking lot to start running at 7:30

 

Terrain and distance
All sorts of terrain – mud, rocks, water, concrete, single track, jeep track, about 12km


Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into 2 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. 

 

Geoff

082 570 4405

 

Friday, 28 May 2021

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 29 May 2021 - Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Happy rainy Friday.

The run tomorrow morning is ON. It will be a chilly 12 to 13 degrees with no rain scheduled during our runtime. There may be drizzle on the drive home.

See y'all at 07h30 and remember your R20!

Shaun
0795175801

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From: Shaun Beckley <shaun.beckley@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 24, 2021 at 11:13 AM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 29 May 2021 - Tygerberg Nature Reserve
To: <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>


Good morning Trailers,

Please be aware of our runs under strict COVID protocols 

 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

This coming Saturday we'll be doing something different, showing the northern suburbs some love and heading to the Tygerberg Nature Reserve. Please note there is a R20 entrance fee for adults, R10 for students and R10 for pensioners with proof. 

Route
The park is not big but we will zig and zag our way around. We will start off dipping down to the right, looping through the Duiker path around the small dam and forest area. Then we head up to the Sentech transmitter which is our highest point. From there I may lean on Geoff to guide us around the long loop down and above Plattekloof. We may add a bit more depending on time and distance. All in all, it will probably be around 10-11km and about 2 hours max. 

Rendezvous and start time
The park only opens at 07h30 so meet at 07h20 at the main entrance parking lot, ready to run at 07h30. 
Parking lot is at the end of Totius Street, Welgemoed. 
Directions are a little complicated (but see below). Best use your GPS and allow 45 minutes from the southern suburbs.





Terrain and distance
Mostly single track and not very technical but can be super slippery as the paths are smooth and hard packed in some places.  

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into 2 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.
R20 entrance fee.

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 this weekend

Shaun
0795175801

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