We had a good turn-out of 36 for the “Veronica’s Secrets” run through Kirstenbosch Gardens and along the adjacent Newlands Forest trails. Briefly the route she chose took us through the gardens and along the lower paths though Lubbert’s Gift passed the ruins of Lady Anne Barnard’s cottage and then veering left and upwards to the contour path. Meanwhile Fay’s group took a shorter route and we met up with them on the contour path.
From here it was a pleasant shady run along the trail and board-walk to the foot of Fernwood Buttress. Being a warm humid morning most elected for the slightly shorter route back down to the gardens but a group of crazies led by Adrian who felt under- exercised, charged off up the 365 steps and continued along the contour path to return to “top gate”.
Altogether 10.5 Kms with a running time of 2hrs and 4 mins.
A noteworthy aspect of the route was than we seemed to have gone up or down all the steps in the area! For those of you contemplating the upcoming St Valentine’s Day run in Kirstenbosch we probably covered much of that route. Anyway a big thanks to Veronica for planning the sortie and surprisingly no one got lost!
We had four newbies James, Kelly, Elisabeth and Kenneth and we hope you will join us again
Congratulations to Sammy Brinkman who completed her tenth run and so joins the Decurions. This means that she no longer has to fill in the register as her name now appears in the speed check-in section with all the other decurions