Monday 4 March 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2024 - NO RUN

Hi Trailers,

There's no formal Trailers run this week as our club, TotalSports VOB is hosting the annual Constantia Village 15km. Please support the race if you would like a leg-stretch. Entries here: https://www.racetraq.co.za/product/constantia-village-15km-2024/

See you somewhere on the mountain on 16th March!

Regards,
Lorraine



The Constantia Village TotalSports VOB 15km Road Race

GENERAL INFORMATION
Limit on entries : 3000 entries
Start : The Constantia Village Shopping Centre
Date: 9th March 2024
Start Time: 06:15
Finish : Alphen Common
Cut-off : 150 minutes
Tog bag facility : A tog bag facility will be available. Runners must mark their togbags with the tag provided.
Refreshments : Water will be provided in cups along the route. Runners are advised to carry their own hydration packs or water bottles.
Parking : Limited parking is available at and around The Constantia Village
Ablution facilities : Toilets will be available at the Alphen Common, and in Constantia Village from 5:00am

ENTRIES AND REGISTRATION
Registration will be between 14:00 and 18:00 on Thursday 7th of March, and between 11:00 and 18:00 on Friday 8th March in the centre court (opposite Kauai) in Constantia Village shopping centre. Collection on race day will be available At Constantia Village from 5:00 to 6:00
No refunds will be given on entry fees or donations. Online substitutions are possible at no charge prior to 2 March 2024.

SPOT PRIZES AND LUCKY DRAW
All entrants qualify for valuable spot prizes provided by The Constantia Village tenants.


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Friday 1 March 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Tomorrow's run East Fort is ON

Hi Trailers
Tomorrow's run is ON.
Weather coolish with a breeze, bring appropriate gear and water please.
Meet 6.25am in Hout Bay parking lot lifesaver's hut.

Allison Lamb
Cell: 083 983 7152


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Sunday 25 February 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Sat 2 March: East Fort

Hi Trailers!
This week we return to Hout Bay for a mix of trail and road.

Route Overview
We'll warm up with a smooth road run to the start of the trail at East Fort. We'll start up the mountain on the trail at the Fort and continue up the jeep track until we reach the split to the higher contour path, where we may break into differing speed groups. We'll end up at Blackburn Ravine and follow the contour path towards Chapmans Peak.  At approximately 7km, the longer/faster group may extend the run up to the summit of Chapmans Peak. The relaxed group will head down to Chapmans Peak drive for the road-sprint back to our cars.

Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, single track and tar.  
+- 12 kms taking about 2h00 - 2h30mins (possibly longer if you take the Chapmans Peak extension)

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking area at the bottom of Chapman's Peak Drive, near the Life Saving club, at 06:25 ready to start at 06:30 (sunrise-ish).

Walking Group arranged via WhatApp group.

Please bring:
A whistle, WATER (remember a trail 12km can take longer than a road 12km), a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In case of Emergency) tag or card.

Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.

See you there!

Allison Lamb
Cell: 083 983 7152


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Friday 23 February 2024

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 24 February 2024: Helderberg Nature Reserve (ENTRY FEE - R20/car; R30/adult; R20/senior citizen)

Morning trailers

 

Tomorrow's run is ON.

 

Weather is predicted to be cool and overcast with a strong breeze. Perfect running weather!

 

Please come prepared for all weather

 

See you at the info centre ready to run at 8am

liz

 

From: Liz Brash <liz_brash@mweb.co.za>
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:27 PM
To: 'tmtrailers@googlegroups.com' <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 24 February 2024: Helderberg Nature Reserve (ENTRY FEE - R20/car; R30/adult; R20/senior citizen)

 

Hi Trailers

 

Next Saturday we're going visiting! Helderberg Nature Reserve is a great place for a run or a walk. There are lots of routes going up or down the mountain. Not much flat.

The reserve opens at 7h30 and there's usually a queue to get in so we'll start at 8am

Route

Longer route: We'll start at the info centre and run clockwise up to Sugarbird, turn right until protea turnoff, turn left up Protea, left and around Leopard's Loop turning down at Dark Gorge, cross the river and run down Waboom turning right on to Watsonia for a bit, left on to Protea and left on to Sugarbird to get home.

Shorter route: The same start but continue round Protea (don't turn up Leopard's Loop). Protea will take you down to Sugarbird which will bring you home.

Rendezvous and start time.

It is 52km from Plumstead and takes 45 minutes to get there on the N2, will be less from the north.

The reserve opens at 7h30 and there's usually a queue to get in. Find some parking and meet at the Info centre ready to run at 8am

Terrain & Distance

Mostly jeep track with some single track on the longer route. Lots of ascent and descent.

Very runnable.

Flat only around the dam

  • Shorter run is around 8km – extra loops can be done from Sugarbird.
  • Longer run is around 12km – extra loops or short cuts are available.

Directions and costs:

Entry fees:

  • R20/car  (recommend that you drive together with someone)
  • R30/adult less than 60 years old
  • R20/senior citizen 60 or older

Directions:

What to bring 

Enough water for hot weather, appropriate clothes for possible misty, windy weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate gear, water and food.

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you are not well, please stay at home

 Liz Brash

082 893 8617

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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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Saturday 17 February 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 24 February 2024: Helderberg Nature Reserve (ENTRY FEE - R20/car; R30/adult; R20/senior citizen)

Hi Trailers

 

Next Saturday we're going visiting! Helderberg Nature Reserve is a great place for a run or a walk. There are lots of routes going up or down the mountain. Not much flat.

The reserve opens at 7h30 and there's usually a queue to get in so we'll start at 8am

Route

Longer route: We'll start at the info centre and run clockwise up to Sugarbird, turn right until protea turnoff, turn left up Protea, left and around Leopard's Loop turning down at Dark Gorge, cross the river and run down Waboom turning right on to Watsonia for a bit, left on to Protea and left on to Sugarbird to get home.

Shorter route: The same start but continue round Protea (don't turn up Leopard's Loop). Protea will take you down to Sugarbird which will bring you home.

Rendezvous and start time.

It is 52km from Plumstead and takes 45 minutes to get there on the N2, will be less from the north.

The reserve opens at 7h30 and there's usually a queue to get in. Find some parking and meet at the Info centre ready to run at 8am

Terrain & Distance

Mostly jeep track with some single track on the longer route. Lots of ascent and descent.

Very runnable.

Flat only around the dam

  • Shorter run is around 8km – extra loops can be done from Sugarbird.
  • Longer run is around 12km – extra loops or short cuts are available.

Directions and costs:

Entry fees:

  • R20/car  (recommend that you drive together with someone)
  • R30/adult less than 60 years old
  • R20/senior citizen 60 or older

Directions:

What to bring 

Enough water for hot weather, appropriate clothes for possible misty, windy weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate gear, water and food.

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you are not well, please stay at home

 Liz Brash

082 893 8617

 ***

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 16 February 2024

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT Sat 17 February 2024 Table Mountain Front Face

Happy Friday,

Tomorrow run is ON! Perfect weather for it, a bit cooler in the morning.

There will NOT be an official walking group, but there will be a relaxed group.

Rendezvous and start time
RV in the upper Kloof Nek parking area at the foot of Tafelberg Rd on your left. Ready to start at 06h00.

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.

See you tomorrow

Joanne
0827400333



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From: Joanne Boswell <boswell.joanne@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 12, 2024 at 1:17 PM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT Sat 17 February 2024 Table Mountain Front Face
To: <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>


Hi Trailers!

Table Mountain North Face Traverse

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

Rendezvous and start time
RV in the upper Kloof Nek parking area at the foot of Tafelberg Rd on your left. Ready to start at 06h00.

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.

Terrain and distance
A good fairly steep climb 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 up on the contour path there are a few modest gradients and most of it is along a single gravel and rocky trail with occasional precipitous short stretches but the route is easy to follow.  Distance about 12-14 kms taking more or less about 2hrs 30m.

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning. 
The Walking Group to be confirmed on Friday.

Dogs
Please note that Totalsports 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.

Important: 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. 


See you all there!
Joanne
0827400333



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Monday 12 February 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT Sat 17 February 2024 Table Mountain Front Face

Hi Trailers!

Table Mountain North Face Traverse

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

Rendezvous and start time
RV in the upper Kloof Nek parking area at the foot of Tafelberg Rd on your left. Ready to start at 06h00.

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.

Terrain and distance
A good fairly steep climb 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 up on the contour path there are a few modest gradients and most of it is along a single gravel and rocky trail with occasional precipitous short stretches but the route is easy to follow.  Distance about 12-14 kms taking more or less about 2hrs 30m.

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning. 
The Walking Group to be confirmed on Friday.

Dogs
Please note that Totalsports 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.

Important: 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. 


See you all there!
Joanne
0827400333



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Friday 9 February 2024

Re: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2024 - MYBURGH'S RAVINE WATERFALL AND LLANDUDNO RAVINE

Good Friday Trailers!

The weather looks lovely for tomorrow's run. 

Please note that there is quite a bit of exposure on the Llandudno Ravine section. If you're not good at staples and vertiginous drop-offs, please turn back with the relaxed group. 

No walkers group. 

See you at 6:00. 

L. 

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From: Lorraine Nevin <loribuddle@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, February 5, 2024 7:56:05 AM
To: Tmtrailers <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2024 - MYBURGH'S RAVINE WATERFALL AND LLANDUDNO RAVINE
 

Good Monday Trailers!

 

This week's route will be a new one for us - at least I can't see any record of having done it before on our blog!

 

We'll meet at the start of the trail near Suikerbossie Restaurant and take the flat  trail through to Myburgh's Ravine Waterfall, where the relaxed group will split off and take the path until they reach Orange Kloof fence then turn around, and the stronger group will head up the Ravine to visit Judas Peak and return down Llandudno Ravine.


 

It'll be a shortish run for the relaxed group: about 8kms in total, but a lovely one nonetheless.  Also great for the walkers – to be confirmed on Friday. The longer group will of course enjoy the 650m elevation, and the stunning views from the top.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Type Suikerbossie Restaurant into your GPS. Please do not park in the restaurant's parking lot though. There is ample parking in the designated parking area in front of the Ruyteplaats security gates.

 

TIME:

 

Let's meet at 6.00am for a 6:10 start again as it is still very hot.

 

BRING:

 

Loads of water – there probably won't be much if any on the mountain at this time of year.

Something warm – the weather can change quickly over the mountain

ICE information of some sort.

Whistle, first aid, snacks, etc per normal trail running protocols.

Money for brekkie at Suikerbossie afterwards, if you like.

 

See you there!

 

Lorraine Nevin
072 575 0914 


Monday 5 February 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2024 - MYBURGH'S RAVINE WATERFALL AND LLANDUDNO RAVINE

Good Monday Trailers!

 

This week's route will be a new one for us - at least I can't see any record of having done it before on our blog!

 

We'll meet at the start of the trail near Suikerbossie Restaurant and take the flat  trail through to Myburgh's Ravine Waterfall, where the relaxed group will split off and take the path until they reach Orange Kloof fence then turn around, and the stronger group will head up the Ravine to visit Judas Peak and return down Llandudno Ravine.


 

It'll be a shortish run for the relaxed group: about 8kms in total, but a lovely one nonetheless.  Also great for the walkers – to be confirmed on Friday. The longer group will of course enjoy the 650m elevation, and the stunning views from the top.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Type Suikerbossie Restaurant into your GPS. Please do not park in the restaurant's parking lot though. There is ample parking in the designated parking area in front of the Ruyteplaats security gates.

 

TIME:

 

Let's meet at 6.00am for a 6:10 start again as it is still very hot.

 

BRING:

 

Loads of water – there probably won't be much if any on the mountain at this time of year.

Something warm – the weather can change quickly over the mountain

ICE information of some sort.

Whistle, first aid, snacks, etc per normal trail running protocols.

Money for brekkie at Suikerbossie afterwards, if you like.

 

See you there!

 

Lorraine Nevin
072 575 0914 


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Friday 2 February 2024

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 3 February 2024: Annual Red Disa Run from Constantia Nek

Hi Trailers

 

Our run tomorrow is ON

 

Weather is predicted to be hot and overcast.

 

Please bring enough water for heat but also be prepared for mist on the mountain so bring appropriate clothing. There is not much drinking water on the mountain.

 

See you there

liz

 

From: Liz Brash <liz_brash@mweb.co.za>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2024 6:55 PM
To: 'tmtrailers@googlegroups.com' <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 3 February 2024: Annual Red Disa Run from Constantia Nek

 

Hi Trailers

 

The red disas have arrived early this year and are already putting on a good show, so we are moving our annual red disa run up by 1 week to Saturday 3 Feb.

We will start at Constantia Nek as this is the quickest way up and hopefully we can beat the hot weather predicted for later on in the day by starting early.

 

Route

From the start at Constantia Nek we take the shortcuts to avoid the windy jeep track and walk/run up to just past the overseer's hut where we turn right on to the single track. Some good flowing single track takes us to the ash valley junction where those who want a shorter route can continue straight on, go along Hely-Hutchinson wall and turn right to see the disas at the bottom of the aqueduct. They can then return to the dam wall and make their way home .

The rest of us turn right and follow Smuts Track to the aqueduct junction. Here we turn left and run all the way down aqueduct/disa valley admiring the disas along the way. At the intersection near the waterworks museum, we carry on along the jeep track and turn left to cross the dam wall at Woodhead. At the jeep track we turn left and run to the junction to take us to nursery valley and back home along the single track and shortcuts

Rendezvous and start time

We meet at the Constantia Nek parking at 6am as the parking gets really full really fast. We will start running at 6h10am.

Terrain & Distance

A mixture of jeep track and single track. Distances estimated.

  • Shorter run is around 9 - 10km
  • Longer run is around 14 - 16km

What to bring 

Enough water for hot weather, appropriate clothes for possible misty, windy weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate gear, water and food.

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you are not well, please stay at home

 Liz Brash

082 893 8617

 ***

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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