Friday, 22 October 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 23 September Front Face Run is ON

Morning Trailers!
Tomorrow's run is ON.

We are expecting cooler weather and drizzle so please bring your raincoat.
Meet in Kloof Nek top parking lot at 6.25am.

See you there!
Allison Lamb
Editor & Writer 
Cell: 083 983 7152


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Sunday, 17 October 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT: Sat 23 October 2021 Front Face 6.30am

Hi Trailers!

This Saturday we return to Table Mountain Front Face.


Rendezvous and start time **NOTE NEW START TIME**
Meet at 6:25 am at Kloof Nek top parking above MyCiti parking. We start running at 6:30 am. 


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.


Route
A straightforward out and back run along the scenic trail across the North Face of Table Mountain to Oppelskop and return. 

Terrain and distance

Singletrack, technical, 'undulating'. 10-14 km's depending on whether you turn around at Platties (7km return) or go to Oppelskop and return. 2h30ish.


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 upon the contour path, there are a few modest gradients and most of it is along single gravel and rocky trail with occasional precipitous short stretches but the route is easy to follow. We will take the path up to saddle rock. Distance is about 10-14 km's taking more or less about 2hrs 30m.

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, depending on numbers – 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, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

At this time of year, the weather can change fast. Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.


Power walkers: I will be walking with the power walkers to Platties and back.


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. 

 

Please remember to adhere to the COVID rules below:

  • No gathering in a big group at the start or end of the run.
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff.
  • Practise 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 weekly 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.

 

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.

 

See you there!

Allison Lamb

Cell: 083 983 7152


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Friday, 15 October 2021

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 16 October 2021 *NOTE NEW SPRING START TIME 06H30*

Hi folks.

Our run tomorrow is ON.

Seems we will be lucky to have a gap between two bouts of drizzle during our run. However it will be initially chilly +-13 degrees from the wind chill. 

See you then!

Shaun

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From: Shaun Beckley <shaun.beckley@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 9:57 AM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 16 October 2021 - Klassenkop Peak (and the enchanted tree...)
To: <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>


Hi Trailers!

 

This week we are on the hunt for arguably the most ilusive and mysterouis of the 13 Peaks. Klassenkop. It is a peak that we have blissfully run past many times but one we will find by climbing through an enchanted tree (that's not a typo...it can only be reached THROUGH a tree). 


Route (see attached map)

We begin from Cecilia Forest parking. From the parking we start gently up the hill and take a long loopy left towards the Neck. We then sharp right to backtrack towards the SANPARKS houses, left up a single track onto the top road and down toward the knobbly jeep track and top of Kirstenbosch. We then take the split toward Rooikat and eventually start the climb up the sheer cliff face to the top of the mountain near the Overseer cottage. Once at the top we congratulate ourselves, take a pic or two and head onto the tar track and De Villiers Dam. The hunt for that tree begins to the left and upwards of the dam. After more high fives tagging Klassenkop (the12th Peak) we head back to the dam, go clockwise around the dam and exit back near the cottage. We begin our long fast downhill on the cement path toward the Neck. We will finally take a slightly hidden single track off the path down and towards the Cecelia parking. 


Rendezvous and start time **NOTE NEW START TIME**

We meet at Cecelia parking by 06h25 to start at 06h30 sharp. Please try and arrive early as the small parking area gets full quickly. 

 

Terrain and distance
Degraded jeep track, single track, tar, cement, scrambly climbing, fast downhills (It's all sorts this week)

The route is around 10 to 12km and probably less than 3 hours (but please don't sue me on this)

Groups
Gaelene will lead the notorious power walkers. Depending on the numbers we will have the usual medium and possibly a faster group.  


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

 

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket- weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

At this time of year, the weather can change fast. Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water


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!


Shaun Beckley

 0795175801 


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

 

 

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, 11 October 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 16 October 2021 - Klassenkop Peak (and the enchanted tree...)

Hi Trailers!

 

This week we are on the hunt for arguably the most ilusive and mysterouis of the 13 Peaks. Klassenkop. It is a peak that we have blissfully run past many times but one we will find by climbing through an enchanted tree (that's not a typo...it can only be reached THROUGH a tree). 


Route (see attached map)

We begin from Cecilia Forest parking. From the parking we start gently up the hill and take a long loopy left towards the Neck. We then sharp right to backtrack towards the SANPARKS houses, left up a single track onto the top road and down toward the knobbly jeep track and top of Kirstenbosch. We then take the split toward Rooikat and eventually start the climb up the sheer cliff face to the top of the mountain near the Overseer cottage. Once at the top we congratulate ourselves, take a pic or two and head onto the tar track and De Villiers Dam. The hunt for that tree begins to the left and upwards of the dam. After more high fives tagging Klassenkop (the12th Peak) we head back to the dam, go clockwise around the dam and exit back near the cottage. We begin our long fast downhill on the cement path toward the Neck. We will finally take a slightly hidden single track off the path down and towards the Cecelia parking. 


Rendezvous and start time **NOTE NEW START TIME**

We meet at Cecelia parking by 06h25 to start at 06h30 sharp. Please try and arrive early as the small parking area gets full quickly. 

 

Terrain and distance
Degraded jeep track, single track, tar, cement, scrambly climbing, fast downhills (It's all sorts this week)

The route is around 10 to 12km and probably less than 3 hours (but please don't sue me on this)

Groups
Gaelene will lead the notorious power walkers. Depending on the numbers we will have the usual medium and possibly a faster group.  


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

 

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket- weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

At this time of year, the weather can change fast. Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water


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!


Shaun Beckley

 0795175801 


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

 

 

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, 8 October 2021

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Next Run Saturday 9th October Newlands



Sent from my iPhoneMorning Trailers

Tomorrow's run is ON - there may be a little rain and a gentle breeze

Rendezvous and Start Time:
RV in the parking area Newlands Fire Base 06:55 ready to start at 07:00.
The parking area gets very full, so share lifts or come early.

Route details:
We will do some loops around the forest. See route attached - options for
short cuts too.

Please remember this a pack run, and it's important that we look out for each other.

Terrain and Distance:
Mostly forest paths and some jeep track.

Distance: +- 13 kms taking about 2 - 2.5hrs for Medium Group

There will be a walking group and a relaxed group tomorrow.


*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/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In case of Emergency) tag or card.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.

Please remember to adhere to the COVID rules below:
. No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run.
. All runners to carry a mask or buff.
. Practice social/physical 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, have been in contact with anyone with
symptoms or are feeling unwell, please stay at home.

See you in the morning

Regards

Run Organiser
Grant Carelse
083 354 6128





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Sunday, 3 October 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Next Run Saturday 9th October Newlands



Sent from my iPhoneHi Trailers

This Saturday 9th October we will head back to Newlands Forest

Rendezvous and Start Time:
RV in the parking area Newlands Fire Base 06:55 ready to start at 07:00.
The parking area gets very full, so share lifts or come early.

Route details:
We will do some loops around the forest. See route attached - options for
short cuts too.

Please remember this a pack run, and it's important that we look out for
each other.

Terrain and Distance:
Mostly forest paths and some jeep track.

Distance: +- 13 kms taking about 2 - 2.5hrs for Medium Group


Relaxed Group and Walking 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 a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE
(In case of Emergency) tag or card.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.

Please remember to adhere to the COVID rules below:
. No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run.
. All runners to carry a mask or buff.
. Practice social/physical 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, have been in contact with anyone with
symptoms or are feeling unwell, please stay at home.

Have a great week!

Regards

Run Organiser
Grant Carelse
083 354 6128





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Friday, 1 October 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Re: TMT 02 October 2021 Saturday: Mouille Point lighthouse - Lions Head/Signal Hill Loop

Happy Friday TMT!

Tomorrow's run is ON

Looks like a cold and wet start (Spring?!), so come prepared for all seasons.

There will be a walking group for a brisk walk along the promenade.

Rendezvous and Start Time:  

RV at the Moullie Point (Green Point) Lighthouse at 6:55am ready to start running at 7:00am


See you there!

Regards

Samantha


On Monday, 27 September 2021, 09:42:48 SAST, Samantha Brinkmann <sammybri@yahoo.com> wrote:


Good Morning Trailers

Hope you enjoyed the Heritage Day weekend!

We are almost in October (eek!) and with the September #Gone2Gone challenge wrapping up, we thought we'd do our own lite version of the first section.

Route details
From Mouille Point (Green Point) lighthouse, we warm up along beach road and head up Glengariff Road (please be mindful of traffic).  At the top of Glengariff, we catch our breath, then hit the trail turning right to run above Sea Point below the rump of the lion. 

Following the Lions Head Path, at the intersection below the Kramat we keep low and continue looping around the base of Lions Head returning via the start of the Lions Head hiking trail to the Kramat.

From the Kramat it's a nice flowing run along Signal Hill ridge to the next parking area where we turn right to head down towards the noon day gun above the City side (remember it's the first left as we head down the hill, unless you want to extend the distance and added vert).  We pause here to take some pics with the cannons and of the view before our slalom down the side of the mountain to Green Point.  

Continuing our decent down the stairs between the houses to and through Green Point park, we return to the lighthouse (again please be mindful of traffic).

Rendezvous and Start Time:  

RV at the Moullie Point (Green Point) Lighthouse at 6:55am ready to start running at 7:00am

Terrain and Distance:


Mostly single track with some solid climbing and flowing running.  

Distance: approx 12-13kms taking about 2h30 mins for the Main Group

Faster group will be determined on the morning.

Relaxed & Walking Group to be confirmed Friday.
 
Please Bring:  
whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE (In Case of Emergency) tag or card   
 
This is a pack run and for safety, please check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off.  Routes are subject to deviation on the day.  

Unfortunately no dogs allowed on our runs.

Please be aware that our runs operate under strict COVID protocols even though now on level 1. 

  • 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
  • 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


Have a great week!


Samantha
Run co-ordinator
0723144341

Monday, 27 September 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT 02 October 2021 Saturday: Mouille Point lighthouse - Lions Head/Signal Hill Loop

Good Morning Trailers

Hope you enjoyed the Heritage Day weekend!

We are almost in October (eek!) and with the September #Gone2Gone challenge wrapping up, we thought we'd do our own lite version of the first section.

Route details
From Mouille Point (Green Point) lighthouse, we warm up along beach road and head up Glengariff Road (please be mindful of traffic).  At the top of Glengariff, we catch our breath, then hit the trail turning right to run above Sea Point below the rump of the lion. 

Following the Lions Head Path, at the intersection below the Kramat we keep low and continue looping around the base of Lions Head returning via the start of the Lions Head hiking trail to the Kramat.

From the Kramat it's a nice flowing run along Signal Hill ridge to the next parking area where we turn right to head down towards the noon day gun above the City side (remember it's the first left as we head down the hill, unless you want to extend the distance and added vert).  We pause here to take some pics with the cannons and of the view before our slalom down the side of the mountain to Green Point.  

Continuing our decent down the stairs between the houses to and through Green Point park, we return to the lighthouse (again please be mindful of traffic).

Rendezvous and Start Time:  

RV at the Moullie Point (Green Point) Lighthouse at 6:55am ready to start running at 7:00am

Terrain and Distance:


Mostly single track with some solid climbing and flowing running.  

Distance: approx 12-13kms taking about 2h30 mins for the Main Group

Faster group will be determined on the morning.

Relaxed & Walking Group to be confirmed Friday.
 
Please Bring:  
whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE (In Case of Emergency) tag or card   
 
This is a pack run and for safety, please check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off.  Routes are subject to deviation on the day.  

Unfortunately no dogs allowed on our runs.

Please be aware that our runs operate under strict COVID protocols even though now on level 1. 

  • 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
  • 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


Have a great week!


Samantha
Run co-ordinator
0723144341