|Sun rise, best time of the day!|
Starting with a hard slog up Kloof Corner with its bazillions of steps is a toughie but we were rewarded with views of a beautiful sunrise and pink skies over blue sea. Then arguably some of the best singletrack in Cape Town, the top contour path winds its way around the mountain with spectacular views of Lions Head, the city and sea. Undulating is a bit of an understatement as following the Devils Peak path up to the Saddle is another hard slog on already tired legs. We changed our route slightly and instead of turning onto the Oppelskop path we followed the Blockhouse path for a while, looping back to connect with the Oppelskop path and lower contour home. The speedy front runners ran the contour path all the way back to where we started at Kloof Corner and ran about 16kms in under 3 hours. The more sensible back runners took the shortcut down the path under the cableway and ran approximately 14.5km, a few ran down to Tafelberg rd and stretched their legs on the t*r home.
|Silhouette of the recovery group under an overhang.|
|Recovery group taking a quick break.|
The Recovery group had a lovely 10km run in 2hrs 10 and the Run/Walk group had an enjoyable outing of 8.75km in 2h20. Thank you to Randolph for leading Recovery and Peter for leading Walk/Run. Congratulations to Felicity Garbers who completed her 75th sortie earning her the right to wear the Blue TMT T-shirt!
Up dating the master register I see that Melanie Martin an old trailer who took off time to have a baby girl returned yesterday and competed her 10th sortie and so did Teri Smith despite her dislike of precipitous trails. Both move up to the Speed check-in part of the Start Register.
Allison Lamb – Run manager