Saturday, 24 October 2015


29 turned up at in the parking area at the top of Black Hill to catch a magnificent view of the rising sun over a placid False Bay. The morning promised to be warm and so  the three groups promptly set off at 0630. The route through the fynbos revealed  many flowers in full

bloom and in the clear morning air the view into distant Hout Bay, Table Mountain in the far distance and Cape Hangklip peeping above the horizon beyond False Bay was spectacular.

The Main Group soon pulled away from the rest and by all accounts had a good but uneventful run despite the heavy going through the soft sand. The Recovery group followed them being uncertain as to where to turn off for their shorter route. A lesson learnt there being to ensure that

Leaders do know the route that they should follow.  End result was some of the RG were a little tired by the end having run more than they anticipated combined with slogging through the soft sand.

Kate Le Roux notched up her 50th Sortie so can now wear the Green tee and Bonnie Floyd and Sam Smith both competed 10 sorties so can now take advantage of the speed check-in.

Main Group did 14kms in just under two hours the Recovery Group 14km in 2hrs30 and the Slow Group 10.5kms in 2hrs10.

--- Pete Rogers

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