Sunday, 10 December 2017

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 16th December Final Run of the Year and Picnic Breakfast

Hi All

For our final run of the year we will do the scenic Signal Hill route in a clockwise direction followed by our customary end of year picnic breakfast in the tranquil Green Park

Rendezvous and Start Time

We meet in the Green Point Light House parking area in time to be ready to start running at 0630

Route

From the parking area we run along the promenade and then up Glengariff Road to the very top where we turn left though the belt of trees and up and around the Noon Gun Battery.

Then up to the trail that runs above Signal Hill Rd and follow it all the way to the Kloof Nek circle. Down Kloof Road for about 400m to the footpath that leads off right up the side off Lion's Head.   Follow this single track trail as it runs around the flanks of Lion's Head and above Clifton all the way to just below the Kramat.

From here take the Lion's Head path as it descends down the North western flank of Signal Hill through the belt of trees back to the top of Glengarith Rd. Immediately turn right onto Springbok Rd, run past the mega rich folks houses  and make your way down through the houses over High-Level Road down and across Main Road to the Virgin Active Health Club and through Green Park back to the start.  Distance  about 14km taking 2 to 2.5 hours [See Google Earth image below.]

Medium Group have the option of cutting out the drop down to Kloof Nek Circle and Kloof Road rather taking the direct route around Lion's head.

Relaxed Group will turn at the Kramat

After the Run

Collect your goodies and walk back through the Green Point Park West Gate to our picnic site on the lawn on your right. [See Google Earth Image below]

What to Bring

 Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather  plus your space blanket and ICE information, AND your favourite picnic eats and drink for the picnic after the run.

Sorry no dogs are allowed on our runs.

See you all there

Sortie coordinator

Peter

082 374 6262


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.

Route above and picnic spot in Green park below


Thursday, 7 December 2017

FEEDBACK: Saturday 9 December 2017 : Sirkelsvlei - Shipwreck Route in Cape Point Nature Reserve

The predictions of a cold overcast, blustery morning meant that only a small group of trailers arrived to brave the elements. What a wonderful day for running! Those that didn't arrive really missed out.

We did the usual Olifantbos route in reverse starting up the stairs and coming back via the beach. The weather was cool and overcast - ideal running weather - and the wind wasn't too bad but was freshening by the time we got back.

There were two groups: a medium/fast led by Theo and Lorraine and the relaxed group led by Nora and Marge.

The flowers were out in force, the clouds were spectacularly gloomy and the running was good. Sirkelsvlei was absolutely dry. A first for all of us. An ostrich family pecked around the dry vlei bed and a lone bontebok was near the only bit of green. Where did all the terrapins go?

Down at the beach, the wind was behind us and sand whipped our legs if we stopped. The tide was coming in so our usual path over the rocks was out of reach and we slogged through the soft sand. The small whale carcass that the medium group found was almost back in the sea by the time the relaxed group went past.

Some brave souls were walking into the wind looking for shipwrecks as we neared home. At the Olifantsbos house we decided to take the road back to avoid getting wet on the rocks.

A short but scenic run in a pristine environment. Always enjoyable and worth the long drive and getting up really early!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Next run Saturday 2nd December

Hi Trailers

Our next run will be as follows

SATURDAY 2nd  December 2017:  Cecilia Forest

Rendezvous and Start Time?   

 RV in the Cecilia Forest Parking area in time to start running at 06.30

How to get there?  

The Cecilia Forest car park is on Rhodes Drive near the intersection of Rhodes Drive and Hohenort in Constantia.  Please bring some money to pay the security/car guard.

Terrain and Distance      

There will be a few ups and downs, some jeep tracks and some great single track along the contour paths!   Distance in the order of 12 to 14 kms, taking around 2hrs.


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

 

Hope to see you there.

 

Have a good week

 

Gaeleen

(083 55 696 79)

  

K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
 Trail Running Group


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


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

 
 


 
 


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Sunday, 19 November 2017

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Ignore directions to Kloof Nek see you at Constantia Sports Complex next Sat!

Hi Trailers!
Our next run is an easy Constantia greenbelt run.
We will run the greenbelts, including the Alphen trail, Klaasenbosch Trail and the Diep River Trail.  An extra loop will be added in Cecelia forest to give some extra distance.

Rendezvous and start time
RV at 06h30  in the Constantia Sports complex parking area.  Enter the sports complex (at the Brommersvlei/Constantia Rd intersection), and park on the left-hand side as you enter. The parking area, as well as our route will be familiar with all K-way VOB members.

Terrain and distance
There will be a few ups and downs, some jeep tracks and some single tracks, but generally not much technical stuff – so ideal for newcomers.    Distance in the order of 14 kms, taking around 2hrs.
We will do the route in a clockwise direction, hopefully avoiding the Constantia Park run.

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.

See you all there!
Allison
0839837152