Monday, 29 October 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 03 November 2018: Front Face & Deer Park

Good Morning Trailers


The route this week is the City Bowl side, doing a variation of the old and new VWS (Volunteer Wildfire Services) short route.

Route details

As the gate for Deer Park only opens at 07:00, we will be meeting at the Kloof Neck* parking area at the bottom of Tafelberg Road. 
*note the attached route map shows the start in Deer Park

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We warm up with a lung busting climb up the Kloof Corner steps.  We then get to stretch our legs and take in the full glory of the waking CBD as we run along the front face contour path above the cable station.  We turn down before we get to Platteklip Gorge (unless we miss the turn off in which case we run down Platteklip Gorge) to Tafelberg Road.  We turn right on Tafelberg Road and take in a little tar before we turn down left into Deer Park.  After a little loop above the 3 Towers we head back through Deer Park (be aware the "up" is not done yet) returning to Kloof Neck parking.  

Please remember this a pack run, so we try to stay together (if numbers allow we do usually break into different pace groups) but do look to make sure the runner behind you is not too far behind and has seen a turn in the route.

Rendezvous and Start Time

To beat the heat please RV in the parking area 06:25 ready to start at 06:30.


Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, single track and a touch of tar.  

Distance: +- 12 kms taking about 2h00 - 2h30mins for Medium Group

Fast Group
Will follow a similar route with an extension to be decided on the day.

Relaxed Group to be confirmed.

*Please note adjustments to the route may be made whilst running depending on the group and weather conditions.


Please bring:

A whistle, water (extra important in the heat), a waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE tag or card.

Unfortunately no dogs.


Have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
0723144341

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Friday, 26 October 2018

Re: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT Saturday 27 October: Vlakkenberg

Just a quickie to let you know there will be no Relaxed group this week.

L. 



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On 26 Oct 2018, at 07:39, Lorraine Nevin <loribuddle@gmail.com> wrote:

Happy Friday Trailers!

Two important notes about tomorrow's sortie:

1. We're going to start at 6:30am ( not 6:45 as stated previously). Please be at Constantia Nek by 6:25 for check in!  

2. WATER! Bring at least a litre. It's going to be 19°C when we start and we will be sweating from step 1. 

NB: There has been an incident of theft from a vehicle at the Nek recently so please make sure you don't leave any valuables visible in your car.

See you tomorrow!

Lorraine
0725750914

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TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT Saturday 27 October: Vlakkenberg

Happy Friday Trailers!

Two important notes about tomorrow's sortie:

1. We're going to start at 6:30am ( not 6:45 as stated previously). Please be at Constantia Nek by 6:25 for check in!  

2. WATER! Bring at least a litre. It's going to be 19°C when we start and we will be sweating from step 1. 

NB: There has been an incident of theft from a vehicle at the Nek recently so please make sure you don't leave any valuables visible in your car.

See you tomorrow!

Lorraine
0725750914

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Monday, 22 October 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - Saturday 27 October 2018 - VLAKKENBERG

Hi Trailers,

 

This week we will be doing our old, familiar Vlakkenberg route – in reverse!

 

Route

 

Instead of the leg-deadening uphill slog behind the Silvermist restaurant, we'll start our run more gently by heading a little further down the main road until we see the pipe track on our left.  We'll head up and along the gently undulating jeep track, all the way along behind the houses until we reach the turn up into Bokkemanskloof.  Here we'll climb the mountainside between the cool vegetation and pop out on the plateau at the top.

 

From here we'll hang a right toward Picnic Rock for the customary group photo. (The Faster group may decided to run on to the Manganese Mines from here.)  Photo snapped, we'll turn on our heels and make our way back to Vlakkenburg Peak itself, before heading down the steps behind Silvermist restaurant, and back to the cars.

 

Rendezvous and start time

 

Meet at Constantia Nek car park ready to start running at 6:45am. Please arrive early for check-in and safety briefing.

 

Terrain & Distance

 

This route is made up of jeep track, single track, and steps. The main group will cover about 11km in 2 to 2,5 hours.

 

What to bring 

 

Water – lots! It's going to be a very hot day. Also a whistlea space blanket and your ICE information . It is getting warmer these mornings so please don't forget to put on sunblock before you leave home.  

 

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not welcome dogs on its runs.

 

Lorraine Nevin

072 575 0914

 

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Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.

Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

 

By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 

1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 

2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 

3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.

 

 




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Friday, 19 October 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers - Saturday 20th October 2018

Morning Trailers

Our run tomorrow is ON 

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at the Silvermine Gate 1 car park (immediately left after the entrance gate) ready to start running at 7:15am. The gate opens at 7:00am. 

Correction: the entry fee is R51 and not R50 

Relaxed Group
Confirmed

Hope to see you there.

Good Luck to the runners and cyclists who are taking part in the Steam Train Challenge. 

Neil & Felicity
0837752150

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

CUT-OFF DATE FOR TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS T-SHIRT ORDERS

Hi Trailers,

Just a reminder that the cut-off date for T-shirt orders is this Friday 19th October. Please make sure you have your order submitted to Gaeleen to avoid disappointment!

Thank you.
Lorraine


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Monday, 15 October 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 20th October 2018: Silvermine North

Morning Trailers

This week sees us return to Silvermine North (the side where the dam is)

Route
Gentle uphill warmup along the Riverwalk. Then across to the MTB carpark to
follow the trail along Steenberg Ridge ridge towards Elephants Eye. From there we
head to the Blackburn lookout spot. Then we take the Panorama trail to Noordhoek Peak. After the view point overlooking Noordhoek and Hout Bay, we connect back with the jeep track for a short distance and then follow the single track down towards the Dam
and back down the Riverwalk or MTB path to the carpark.

Rendezvous and start timeMeet at the Silvermine Gate 1 car park (immediately left after the entrance gate) ready to start running at 7:15am. The gate opens at 7:00am.

Please note: The entry fee is now R50 unless you have a MyGreen card. Remember to bring your ID book too. 

How to get there?  Coming from Cape Town, turn right off Ou Kaapse Weg to Gate 1 Silvermine.

Terrain and distanceSingle track and jeep track, some climbs. About 12-14 kms, taking around 2.5 hrs.

Medium groupThe Medium group will follow the same route at a more modest pace. Or their leader may decide to take a shortcut.

Relaxed groupto be confirmed on Friday

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.  Space blanket (Check it’s condition please) ICE (In Case Of Emergency) ID - bracelet / tag, card in your backpack.

Our runs are pack runs and we will therefore regroup as necessary and leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own.   

DogsPlease note K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

Have a good week!

Neil & Felicity

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Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.
Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.
  

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers - Saturday 20th October 2018

Morning Trailers

This week sees us return to Silvermine North (the side where the dam is)

Route
Gentle uphill warmup along the Riverwalk. Then across to the MTB carpark to
follow the trail along Steenberg Ridge ridge towards Elephants Eye. From there we
head to the Blackburn lookout spot. Then we take the Panorama trail to Noordhoek Peak. After the view point overlooking Noordhoek and Hout Bay, we connect back with the jeep track for a short distance and then follow the single track down towards the Dam
and back down the Riverwalk or MTB path to the carpark.

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at the Silvermine Gate 1 car park (immediately left after the entrance gate) ready to start running at 7:15am. The gate opens at 7:00am.

Please note: The entry fee is now R50 unless you have a MyGreen card. Remember to bring your ID book too. 

How to get there?  
Coming from Cape Town, turn right off Ou Kaapse Weg to Gate 1 Silvermine.

Terrain and distance
Single track and jeep track, some climbs. About 12-14 kms, taking around 2.5 hrs.

Medium group
The Medium group will follow the same route at a more modest pace. Or their leader may decide to take a shortcut.

Relaxed group
to be confirmed on Friday

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.  Space blanket (Check it's condition please) ICE (In Case Of Emergency) ID - bracelet / tag, card in your backpack.


Our runs are pack runs and we will therefore regroup as necessary and leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own  


Dogs
Please note K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.


Have a good week!


Neil & Felicity

083 775 2150 




Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.
Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.
  



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Friday, 12 October 2018

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Kalk Bay Mountain: Saturday 13 OCTOBER 2018

Hi Trailers

 

Our Run is ON

 

Rendezvous and Start Time:

Parking Area between to Kalk Bay Station and Cape to Cuba, opposite Kalk Bay Café. Please arrive at 6h35am for sign-in and briefing. Ready to start at 06h45 am

Relaxed Group
Confirmed

Weather

Windy and Sunny, temperatures between 13C and 18C expected over the course of the run

Distance and terrain

Mix of Sandy/Rocky Single Track, Jeep Track, with lots of hills.

Fast Group +/-15km

Medium Group +/-12km

Relaxed Group  +/-8km

 

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning.

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.  Space blanket (Check it’s condition please) ICE (In Case Of Emergency) ID - bracelet / tag, card in your backpack.

Dogs
Please note K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

Run Organiser
Theo Smith

083 579 2069

Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.
Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

 


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Monday, 8 October 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Kalk Bay Mountain: Saturday 13 OCTOBER 2018

Hi Trailers

 

It’s Spring in the Cape Mountains and what a show we have had this year. This week sees us returning to the Kalk Bay Mountains in search of one of the lesser known members of the Orchid family, the Satyrium.

Though spotting this little beauty might be difficult at running pace, we should have fun trying.

 

Rendezvous and Start Time:

Parking Area between to Kalk Bay Station and Cape to Cuba, opposite Kalk Bay Café. Please arrive at 6h35am for sign-in and briefing. Ready to start at 06h45 am

Route

From Kalk Bay Station Up Norman Road, Ponder Road (steps) on to Boyes Drive. Up the stairs next to the Echo Valley Sign. At the T- junction turn Left. Follow the path till Weary Willy’s.

 

Fast Group

The Fast Group heads up Echo Valley onto the Amphitheatre, then along the Crassula  Path. At the Jeep Track turn right. Ignore the first single track to your left. Take the second Single track to your left, down into a the small valley and back out the other side. At the next Jeep track turn Right. Continue along the Jeep Track to Navy Communication Tower. Pass the tower turn onto the single track leading to the Muizenberg Peak. From Muizenberg Peak Head down to the Plateau where the Fast Group meets up with the Medium Group at the top of Peck’s valley.

 

From the top of peck’s valley. The Fast and Medium Groups  head onto the plateau. Where the single track ahead becomes faint take the clear sandy path to left. Heading past the Old “Silver” Mine to Saint James Peak.

From Saint James Peak head towards Nellie’s Pool. At the Jeep Track turn Left. Short distance then Right on to a single track. Cross the next jeep track passing a stone beacon onto another single track. This leads past Tarturus Cave and Kalk Bay Peak. From hear head down Spes Bona Valley and onto Kalk Bay Station.

 

Medium Group

From Weary Willy’s the Mediums head to Ou Kraal. From Ou Kraal they head up to a Jeep track. Following the Jeep track ignoring all turn offs until reaching Junction Pool. From junction pool the mediums follow the jeep track right until passing the Navy communications tower. From here they head to the top of Peck’s Valley where they join up with the Fast Group.

 

Relaxed Group
To be confirmed on Friday. 

Distance and terrain

Mix of Sandy/Rocky Single Track, Jeep Track, with lots of hills.

Fast Group +/-15km

Medium Group +/-12km

Relaxed Group  +/-8km

 

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning.

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.  Space blanket (Check it’s condition please) ICE (In Case Of Emergency) ID - bracelet / tag, card in your backpack.

Dogs
Please note K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

Run Organiser
Theo Smith

083 579 2069

Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.
Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

 


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Friday, 5 October 2018

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 6 th October Tokai Forest

Hi Trailers

 

Tomorrow's run is on.   

 

Start time 6.45 am – please come earlier to sign the register and for the run briefing

 

It may be a bit windy so please come prepared – water, whistle, ICE information and windproof top.

 

All of our usual pace groups will be available

 

See you in the morning.

 

Run co-coordinator

Gaeleen Tompkins

083 55 696 79

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - It's Tee Shirt order time again!

Hi Trailers,

Where did 2018 go? We're almost at the end, with only 10 more sorties to go before our final run and annual picnic! We thought that those of you that have been running fairly regularly this year may be in need of a fresh tee shirt to pop under the Xmas tree and now is the time to order. 

The tee shirt protocol 
The all-comers tee shirt is white with green printing. This is available to anybody who has run with us. 25 sorties earns you the right to wear a red tee shirt; 50 sorties a green one, 75 a blue and 100 a black. There are variations for the over-achievers who are up in the hundreds. Check the Runner's Log on the Blog to see what you are likely to achieve over the next few weeks. You may order your upcoming recognition colour now, but you will only be presented with it when you have actually done the graft!

Please see the attached order form for further details about sleeve style and gender cuts.

CLOSING DATE FOR ORDERS IS 19th OCTOBER!



Regards.
Peter, Gae, Liz & Lorraine


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Monday, 1 October 2018

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 6 th October Tokai Forest

Good morning Trailers

This coming Saturday we will return to Tokai Forest.

Start time and RV

We will meet for our briefing and to sign the register at 06:35 to be ready to start running at 06:45 . Please note our will RV the same as last time - at the corner of Orpen Rd and Dennendal Ave [See map] and we run up the bridal path to the entrance to the Arboretum. Park down the Northern side of Dennendal Rd next to the Forest

Route

Once we have run up the bridal path towards the Arboretum entrance we will make our way up to the various levels.  The exact routes will be decided on Saturday morning as we have a variety of choices.

Terrain and Distance

Gravel tracks and trails with some good climbing sections which include the hill "huff n puff" and mostly clear of mountain bikers.  Distances about more or less 12 km for the faster groups and less for the relaxed group

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather and your ICE information

Important: Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.   

Our runs are pack runs and we will therefore regroup as necessary and leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own

No Dogs  allowed on our runs. 

 

Run co-coordinator

Gaeleen Tompkins

083 55 696 79

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