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