We had a turnout of twenty runners including 3 newbies for our first sortie of the New Year. After the usual preliminaries Neil led us out from the parking area into a warm yet crisp morning following on Friday’s rain.
Altogether a good yet uneventful run if we exclude the minor bush-bashing excursion we had shortly after we started but soon all was well as we picked up the right path and by taking broad zig-zags along the so-called levels we made our way up to Level 3. If you take a look at the route profile it seems the Forestry Board had a warped sense of humour by naming these series of trails “Levels”. Fortunately we were able to share the trails amicably with the mountain cyclists and enjoyed some good views over the Cape Flats and False Bay.
We covered 12.5 Kms taking us 2hrs 11 mins with our actual moving time being 120 mins. Not bad for the season's starter and well done to the three newcomers who kept up with us.
Congratulations to one of our stalwart runners Gaeleen who turned 50 last week and to Neil and Felicity Garbers who are about to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Neil is our trusty leader and Felicity assists me with sweep duties at the back of the pack.