Monday, 26 July 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 31'st July Front Face Oppelskop return

Hi, Trailers!

This Saturday we return to Table Mountain Front Face.

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at 7:20 am
 at Kloof Nek top parking above MyCiti parking. We start running at 7:30 am. Sunrise is 7:39 am.

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. The longer distance group may want to run further to Blockhouse and back, about 17km's return?

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.

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 07:30.

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 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, 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.

Relaxed group: To be confirmed

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!

Many Thanks, and Kind Regards,

Gary Phipson
Cell: 078 998 7687

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Level 4 restrictions - No TMT runs until further notice

Hi Trailers

 

Following the introduction of Level 4 restrictions from tomorrow (27 June 2021) and the prohibiting of all gatherings, sadly there will be no TMT group runs until further notice.

 

We will let you know as soon as we can start again

 

Keep safe

Liz, Lorraine & Gaeleen

 

Friday, 25 June 2021

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

Morning Trailers

 

Tomorrow's  run is ON – details below

 

There is a little bit of rain predicted, so please come prepared.

 

It will be a pack run, but there will be no official walking group tomorrow

 

See you in the morning

 

Gae

 

 

 

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

 

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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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


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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

 

 

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