We had 26 people pitch for a really lekker run today, lots of newbies including a visitor from France – Loic.
There were 14 in the Main group led very ably by Hein at a surprisingly comfortable pace. Dougie (out of running retirement) kept the back-markers entertained with his story for every topic.
I always wax lyrical about this route because I love it so much. Every time I run it, it is different – from the wet winter runs with cascades of water coming off the mountain, the misty ones where you just see the cranes at sea peeking out and today when Spring has sprung and we ran through a forest of Keurboom trees in full purple bloom (Dougie says mauve). It’s a simple route: up the dreaded Kloof steps, along the ‘undulating’ contour path, UP to the Saddle and then down onto the Oppelskop path and back via the slightly lower contour path (where you will find the Keurbooms) until you join up again with the upper contour path and retrace your steps. There were no injuries or lost runners so a very successful sortie!
The Main group did 12.5 kms in just over 2 hours.
Report by Allison Lamb.
RECOVERY GROUP FEEDBACK:
"Despite the inclement weather the Recovery Group enjoyed a large turnout of some 17 people, many of whom were first time members. The group was led by me on a beautiful and brisk paced out and back of approximately 9 kms. Having navigated our way over a technical and rocky route, on the way back we made our descent at the lower cable station so that everyone could let their hair down and enjoy a bit of speed heading down the tar road to the car park and finish.
Report by Pete Rogers