Feedback on Saturday’s run
This Saturday’s run across the face of Table Mountain turned out to be a little longer than expected. 24 turned up at the start which began with a gruelling 20 minute hike up the steps to the contour path. From there the next few kays were relatively easy although the narrow and often precipitous path required sound eye/foot co-ordination.
Inevitably we had a minor navigation error as we approached Devil’s Peak; we went up instead of down but were soon able to get onto the correct path. The track was somewhat demanding to say the least, but was offset by the magnificent sunrise views of the City Bowl, Table Bay and beyond. An unanticipated northerly wind got up as we approached the slopes of Devil’s Peak which we later really felt while running into it along Tafelberg Road.
We did not repeat our previous error by taking the wrong-“Sam’s gate” down to Higgovale but this time chose the correct one for the final run along the dirt track below the Cableway Station back to the parking area. Thanks to Allison for leading the pack this morning, we had an uneventful, good but tough sortie.
Distance run 13.75 Km Running time 2hrs 25mins
AND Belated Birthday Greetings to Kerry.