Sat 16 November: Table Mountain North Face feedback8 hardcore enthusiasts pitched up after the mother of all storms hit Cape Town overnight. We were rewarded with one of the most spectacular and memorable runs to date.
This route is beautiful on an ordinary day but when a few inches of rain have fallen it becomes a water wonderland. The Norwegians were right, the rain held off and we climbed the infamous 213 steps to Kloof Corner. Then we headed off on the upper contour path on what I will call a white-water running adventure. Sheets of water fell off the mountain overhead and Silverstream Waterfall looked like the Niagara Falls. We could’ve kayaked down Platteklip stream.
We ran arguably the most beautiful single track above the city, boulder hopped and waded through stream after stream. We got sopping wet from waterfall mist and had a wonderful hazy view of the city from behind a waterfall. All too soon we were heading down Platteklip and back through a very misty Deer Park to our cars.
Thank you to Gregg for leading and Peter for sweeping. We ran 10.2kms in 2h15. Congratulations to Randolph for completing 50 sorties and to Lorraine for completing her 25th sortie with the Trailers!
|Gregg, Christelle, Thelma, Lorraine, Michelle, Peter and Randolph, Group leader Allison took the photo|
|One of the many river crossings|
|although there was plenty of falling water it did not rain!|
|Just another river crossing for Thelma|
|This one we just sloshed through|