Fifteen brave runners huddled in their cars avoiding the rain until the very last minute and then made a mad dash for it. The Norwegians were right, the downpour stopped and other than the odd shower we had a pretty dry run. The advantage to running after rain is that all the streams and waterfalls in the forest are in full flow and there is something special about the smell of a wet forest with damp leaves and slippery boardwalks underfoot all adding to the adventure. Our route took us up to the contour path above the Kirstenbosch dam and then a little deviation up the start of the Window Gorge path and along to the start of Skeleton Gorge. Cecilia Waterfall was absolutely magnificent (see pic) and instead of the Volunteer Firefighters helping us across as is customary on the 2nd leg of TMC we had Geoff who turned himself into a human bridge. Thanks Geoff! Up the dreaded Rooikat Ravine we went and instead of heading back immediately along the contour path homewards we went up a bit more and then took the Mates Time Trial route down, a magnificent piece of single track to Constantia Nek. From there an easy jog back along the lower contour path to Cecilia parking lot.
The Recovery group consisting of Gae, Laura and Jo ran a 9.7km route in 1h45 – thanks Gae for leading. The Main group ran 12.1kms in just under 2hrs and our thanks to Hein for leading on us on a really lovely route. Thanks to Andrew Pitchers for the photographs.