This week's run is a favourite of mine for its runability and beautiful muted landscape colours: a flat out and back from Noordhoek Beach to Slangkop Lighthouse, or wherever you decide to turn around. It looks as if we have another freaky Friday storm ahead but a calm Saturday morning, if windguru is to be believed.
Rendezvous and start time
RV in the main Noordhoek Beach parking lot at the end of Beach Road. Ready to start at 07:30. Full sunrise will be at 7:52am but civil dawn is at 7:24 so it will be light and we'll watch the sun rise as we run along the hard sand at low tide.
(Fun fact: occurs when the Sun is less than 6 degrees below the horizon. In the morning, civil twilight begins when the Sun is 6 degrees below the horizon and ends at sunrise. In the evening, it begins at sunset and ends when the Sun reaches 6 degrees below the horizon. is the moment when the geometric center of the Sun is 6 degrees below the horizon in the morning.)
Terrain and distance: Hard sand. Distance up to 14 kms depending on the distance before turning around, taking more or less 1 and a half to 2 hours.
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, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.
Important: Please remember to make sure the people ahead of and behind you are not too far away. There have been reports of incidences on the beach that we wish to avoid but following the 'safety in numbers' theory. Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left too far behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own.
Relaxed group to be confirmed.
We have had suggestions to start a walking group -dogs welcome- and it may be that we have sufficient numbers to make this viable now. If you are interested in joining a group of walkers, please send me your name and phone number. We will manage this subgroup via a dedicated WhatsApp group.
See you all there!
072 575 0914
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.