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