Monday, 22 July 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 27 July 2019- Blockhouse, Saddle, Newlands Ravine

Dear Trailers,

Route
On Saturday we start once at Newlands Forest car park near the Helipad. We go up to the blockhouse, from there we take the lower traverse around the mountain and Oppelskop, up the zig zags along to Saddle Rock and continue on to the saddle between Devil's Peak and Table Mountain. From there we head to the spectacular Newlands Ravine to get back down to the picnic table and straight back down to the car park 

From the blockhouse, those that are keen and have no exposure problems can take Mowbray Ridge and go up to Devil's Peak and then meet the rest at the saddle before going down Newlands Ravine - dotted line on map. 

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV  in the Newlands Forest car park off Union Avenue (M3) at 7.20am to start running at 7:30 am
 
How to get there?  
The Newlands Forest/Firebase parking is off Union avenue between the traffic lights where you turn off to Kirstenbosch and the Rhodes Mem. off ramp. 


Terrain and Distance
A good climb up to the blockhouse, then undulating technical running on the lower contour before climbing up the zig zags to the saddle. After that a short climb to the top of Newlands Ravine, then good technical downhill to the cars.  Technical running on the mountain with some jeep track in the forest. Depending on route chosen this will be between 12km and 14km taking around 3hrs 

Groups
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. This group will probably turn around at the Blockhouse for a short route.

Dogs
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.

ImportantPlease 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

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Joanne Boswell
0827400333



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Friday, 19 July 2019

Fw: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 20th July 2019: Constantia Neck to Window Gorge

Happy Friday Trailers!

Tomorrow's run is ON!

Relaxed group is confirmed.

Looks like we get a break from the rain but a chilly start, so please come prepared (with an extra layer in the car for when we return).

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at Constantia Neck car park at 7:20am for sign in, ready to start running at 7:30am.  

See you in the morning!

Samantha
0723144341




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From: Samantha Brinkmann <sammybri@yahoo.com>
To: Table Mountain Trailers Group <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Sent: Monday, 15 July 2019, 08:29:42 SAST
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 20th July 2019: Constantia Neck to Window Gorge

Good Morning Trailers

Our route this week is an undulating out and back from Constantia Neck.  A nice route for those new to trail running.

Route details
From Constantia Neck we head up the jeep track to join the upper contour path.  Following the flow of the mountain we continue passed Skeleton Gorge to the next down turn on the right.  From here we join the lower contour above Kirstenbosch Gardens and navigate our way back via Cecilia forest to the cars.

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at Constantia Neck car park at 7:20am for sign in, ready to start running at 7:30am.  

Terrain and Distance:

Mostly single track and forest paths, interspersed with boardwalk and jeep track for good measure (and hopefully a waterfall or two).  

Distance: approx 12 kms taking about 2h30 mins for the Medium Group (depending on how many photos we stop to take)

Faster Group will follow a similar route with an extension decided on the day.
 
Relaxed Group will be confirmed on Friday.
 
Please Bring:  
whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE (In Case of Emergency) tag or card   
 
This is a pack run and for safety, please check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off.  Routes are subject to deviation on the day.  
 
Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.

Have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
0723144341

*If you are new to this group, please read Table Mountain Trailers' guidelines here: www.tablemountaintrailers.org.za

  K-Way VOB Trail Run 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.



Monday, 15 July 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 20th July 2019: Constantia Neck to Window Gorge

Good Morning Trailers

Our route this week is an undulating out and back from Constantia Neck.  A nice route for those new to trail running.

Route details
From Constantia Neck we head up the jeep track to join the upper contour path.  Following the flow of the mountain we continue passed Skeleton Gorge to the next down turn on the right.  From here we join the lower contour above Kirstenbosch Gardens and navigate our way back via Cecilia forest to the cars.

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at Constantia Neck car park at 7:20am for sign in, ready to start running at 7:30am.  

Terrain and Distance:

Mostly single track and forest paths, interspersed with boardwalk and jeep track for good measure (and hopefully a waterfall or two).  

Distance: approx 12 kms taking about 2h30 mins for the Medium Group (depending on how many photos we stop to take)

Faster Group will follow a similar route with an extension decided on the day.
 
Relaxed Group will be confirmed on Friday.
 
Please Bring:  
whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE (In Case of Emergency) tag or card   
 
This is a pack run and for safety, please check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off.  Routes are subject to deviation on the day.  
 
Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on our runs.

Have a great week!

Regards

Samantha
0723144341

*If you are new to this group, please read Table Mountain Trailers' guidelines here: www.tablemountaintrailers.org.za

  K-Way VOB Trail Run 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.



Friday, 12 July 2019

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers: Next Sortie 13th July, Silvermine Reserve and Sunbird Centre

Hi Trailers

Tomorrow's run is ON

Relaxed group:  Confirmed

For details – see below email

Hope to see you in the morning

Gae (083 55 696 79)

PS  Often no cell phone signal on Silvermine

 

Our next run will be as follows:

 

13 July 2019 : Silvermine and the Sunbird Centre

Route
We haven't run this route in a while but we will basically do the same route, but this time we will start from the parking in Silvermine (Gate 2), cross the road and run the Old Wagon Route first and then up the Silvermine valley via the Sunbird Centre

Run Leader/Manager

Julian and Gae Tompkins

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV at the Silvermine Gate 2 Parking area.  The gate only opens at 8 am, so we can try and start at 8.15 am.  If you need to wait for the gate to open, please make sure you are well off the road and visible to other cars

How to get there?  Drive up Ou Kaapse Weg from the Constantia Valley side, over the top and past the entrance to Silvermine North West (dam) on your right and look out for the next entrance to Silvermine East on your left hand side.  This is where we will meet.  As far as I know there isn't an entrance fee as such, but you must please bring money for parking – probably about R10.  Maybe  bring your Wildcard or extra money in case their policy has changed

Terrain and Distance.   Some undulating bush trails and gravel tracks via the Old Wagon Road.  Then a good downhill jog to the Sunbird centre then a gradually steeping run up the valley.  The plan is to  go to the amphitheatre before returning to our cars

Distance will be approx. 14 km and  in the region of 2hrs 30 mins   

Our runs are pack runs and will may split into 2 or 3 pace groups on the day.  Relaxed group to be confirmed on Friday

What to bring  

Water (essential), whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs

Cheers

 

 Gae (083 55 696 79) and Julian

 

cid:part1.06040600.03010708@gmail.com
K-Way VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
Webbsite:http:// www.kwayvob.co.za
Blog:
http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

 Please be aware that trail running and related activities are inherently riskier and more dangerous than road running.  You are participating in these runs voluntarily and whilst acsis VOB and the organisers of the runs take all reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it can never be fully guaranteed.  To this end, acsis VOB and the organisers personally cannot be held liable for claims relating to injuries, disabilities and deaths, inter alia, that may occur during these events.  You are participating entirely at your own risk.  Please ensure that you are medically fit to be participating and make sure that you are properly kitted out for each particular run so as not to place yourself at undue risk.

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, 7 July 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers: Next Sortie 13th July, Silvermine Reserve and Sunbird Centre

 

Hi Trailers

 

Our next run will be as follows:

 

13 July 2019 : Silvermine and the Sunbird Centre

Route
We haven't run this route in a while but we will basically do the same route, but this time we will start from the parking in Silvermine (Gate 2), cross the road and run the Old Wagon Route first and then up the Silvermine valley via the Sunbird Centre

Run Leader/Manager

Julian and Gae Tompkins

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV at the Silvermine Gate 2 Parking area.  The gate only opens at 8 am, so we can try and start at 8.15 am.  If you need to wait for the gate to open, please make sure you are well off the road and visible to other cars

How to get there?  Drive up Ou Kaapse Weg from the Constantia Valley side, over the top and past the entrance to Silvermine North West (dam) on your right and look out for the next entrance to Silvermine East on your left hand side.  This is where we will meet.  As far as I know there isn't an entrance fee as such, but you must please bring money for parking – probably about R10.  Maybe  bring your Wildcard or extra money in case their policy has changed

Terrain and Distance.   Some undulating bush trails and gravel tracks via the Old Wagon Road.  Then a good downhill jog to the Sunbird centre then a gradually steeping run up the valley.  The plan is to  go to the amphitheatre before returning to our cars

Distance will be approx. 14 km and  in the region of 2hrs 30 mins   

Our runs are pack runs and will may split into 2 or 3 pace groups on the day.  Relaxed group to be confirmed on Friday

What to bring  

Water (essential), whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs

Cheers

 

 Gae (083 55 696 79) and Julian

 

cid:part1.06040600.03010708@gmail.com
K-Way VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
Webbsite:http:// www.kwayvob.co.za
Blog:
http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

 Please be aware that trail running and related activities are inherently riskier and more dangerous than road running.  You are participating in these runs voluntarily and whilst acsis VOB and the organisers of the runs take all reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it can never be fully guaranteed.  To this end, acsis VOB and the organisers personally cannot be held liable for claims relating to injuries, disabilities and deaths, inter alia, that may occur during these events.  You are participating entirely at your own risk.  Please ensure that you are medically fit to be participating and make sure that you are properly kitted out for each particular run so as not to place yourself at undue risk.

 

 

 


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Thursday, 4 July 2019

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: 6 July 2019 - Maclear's Beacon via Platteklip Gorge

Hi Trailers!

 

Our run on Saturday is ON! The weather looks drippy but nothing too wet, with a bit of a breeze. There may be cloud on the mountain.

We can decide on the morning whether it is worth going up the mountain. If not, then I do have another route planned from the same starting point.

 

Please bring warm and waterproof tops to cope with wet and wind chill.

 

It'll be fun!

Liz

 

082 893 8617

 

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Sent: Sunday, 30 June 2019 15:46
To: 'tmtrailers' <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: 6 July 2019 - Maclear's Beacon via Platteklip Gorge

 

Hi Trailers

 

This week we will be climbing to the highest point on the Cape Peninsular and bagging another of Ryan's 13 peaks!

 

Please ensure that you have read all the details in the email…

 

 Route details

We park at the Platteklip parking and wind our way up Platteklip Gorge taking in the spectacular views of Cape Town as the sun rises. Once we reach the top and catch our breath, we turn left and make our way to Maclear's Beacon. There are two options here: the left hand path is fairly exposed but beautiful and the right hand path is the normal tourist path that follows the yellow footprints to Maclear's. We celebrate reaching the highest point, take in the views and choose from a variety of paths for the way back.

  1. Return the same way and descend Platteklip  (10kms total)
  2. For those who don't like descents, return the same way and catch the cable car down and run back along the tar road to the cars (9km total)
  3. Take Smuts track south from Maclears and return to Platteklip via the Echo Valley path (12km)

Rendezvous and Start Time  

RV at  the  parking at the bottom of Platteklip Gorge along Tafelberg Road at 7:25am ready to start at 7:30am.

Terrain and Distance 

 

Single track and boardwalks with a steep, winding climb and descent. Flowing running at the top.  

 

For those who don't like descents, the cable car is an option. The rate is R190 one way with a 20% discount for MyGreenCard. Tickets must be purchased from webtickets beforehand

 

The distance will be between 10 and 12kms, depending on route chosen. If you skip Maclear's and turn back at the top of Platteklip, it will be 6kms.

 

The climb up Platteklip can take a while so this is not a route to do if you have time constraints.

 

Relaxed Group

 

There will be a relaxed group.

 

Please Bring:  

 

A whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top  dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE tag or card. It is often misty, cold and windy at the top of the mountain so it's recommended that you are prepared for anything.  Snacks are a good idea.

 

 For safety, it is the responsibility of everyone to check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off  

 

Unfortunately no dogs allowed on our runs. 

 

Directions to Platteklip Parking:

 

Go up Tafelberg Road, pass the lower Cable Station and drive for about 1.5kms. You will see parking on your left just before the reservoir on the bend at the start of the trail. Cars can also be parked along the right hand side of the road taking care not to block traffic. Leave nothing of value in the cars.

   

See you there

 

 Liz

082 893 8617 

*If you are new to this group, please read Table Mountain Trailers' guidelines here: www.tablemountaintrailers.org.za

  K-Way VOB Trail Run 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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Sunday, 30 June 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: 6 July 2019 - Maclear's Beacon via Platteklip Gorge

Hi Trailers

 

This week we will be climbing to the highest point on the Cape Peninsular and bagging another of Ryan's 13 peaks!

 

Please ensure that you have read all the details in the email…

 

 Route details

We park at the Platteklip parking and wind our way up Platteklip Gorge taking in the spectacular views of Cape Town as the sun rises. Once we reach the top and catch our breath, we turn left and make our way to Maclear's Beacon. There are two options here: the left hand path is fairly exposed but beautiful and the right hand path is the normal tourist path that follows the yellow footprints to Maclear's. We celebrate reaching the highest point, take in the views and choose from a variety of paths for the way back.

  1. Return the same way and descend Platteklip  (10kms total)
  2. For those who don't like descents, return the same way and catch the cable car down and run back along the tar road to the cars (9km total)
  3. Take Smuts track south from Maclears and return to Platteklip via the Echo Valley path (12km)

Rendezvous and Start Time  

RV at  the  parking at the bottom of Platteklip Gorge along Tafelberg Road at 7:25am ready to start at 7:30am.

Terrain and Distance 

 

Single track and boardwalks with a steep, winding climb and descent. Flowing running at the top.  

 

For those who don't like descents, the cable car is an option. The rate is R190 one way with a 20% discount for MyGreenCard. Tickets must be purchased from webtickets beforehand

 

The distance will be between 10 and 12kms, depending on route chosen. If you skip Maclear's and turn back at the top of Platteklip, it will be 6kms.

 

The climb up Platteklip can take a while so this is not a route to do if you have time constraints.

 

Relaxed Group

 

There will be a relaxed group.

 

Please Bring:  

 

A whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top  dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE tag or card. It is often misty, cold and windy at the top of the mountain so it's recommended that you are prepared for anything.  Snacks are a good idea.

 

 For safety, it is the responsibility of everyone to check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off  

 

Unfortunately no dogs allowed on our runs. 

 

Directions to Platteklip Parking:

 

Go up Tafelberg Road, pass the lower Cable Station and drive for about 1.5kms. You will see parking on your left just before the reservoir on the bend at the start of the trail. Cars can also be parked along the right hand side of the road taking care not to block traffic. Leave nothing of value in the cars.

   

See you there

 

 Liz

082 893 8617 

*If you are new to this group, please read Table Mountain Trailers' guidelines here: www.tablemountaintrailers.org.za

  K-Way VOB Trail Run 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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