Next Saturday we'll meet at Hole in the Wall and do some running in Silvermine East. The flowers are looking stunning. Weather looks cool and calm but that may change!
We meet at Hole in the Wall on Boyes Drive and start the trek up Farmer Peck's Valley. Just before we meet the jeep track at the top we turn right to take in Muizenberg Peak. Descending from the peak we take the jeep track and turn right to go to Fat Lady Shelter for a quick photo stop and down to the jeep track near gate 2. Turning left on the jeep track, we go up the hill, turn right to cross the waterfall and then left on to the Old Fishermen's Path.
At the jeep track junction, there is an option to go right towards the amphitheatre and back down Spes Bona Valley before turning left to head back home (14km) OR To continue on the jeep track down Bailey's Kloof junction and turn left to go home (11km)
Rendezvous and start time
Meet at 6:25am at Hole In the Wall (Peck's Valley) ready to run at 6:30am.
Terrain and distance
Single track and jeep tracks. Uphill start and then undulating in Silvermine. Around 11 – 14km depending on the route chosen
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning.
The relaxed group will be confirmed on Friday
Please note that K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.
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 look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.
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.
From Steenberg Golf course side, travel along Boyes Drive towards Kalk Bay, past the Old Boyes Drive turn off and down the hill (beware speed trap camera). Just after the houses on the right end and you start going up the hill, there is a stone wall with a small opening signposted as Peck's Valley. Park on the left ensuring you are out of the way of traffic.
From Kalk Bay, travel along past the shark Spotters and Bailey's Kloof sign and the next access point is Peck's Valley. You can park on the right hand side (facing the correct way) or travel down the hill where there is some space on the left.
See you there!
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