Sunday, 12 May 2019

Saturday 18th May : Tokai Forest

Good evening Trailers
This coming Saturday we will return to Tokai Forest.
Start time and RV
We will meet for our briefing and to sign the register at 06:55 to be ready to start running at 07:00 . Please note our will RV the same as last time - at the corner of Orpen Rd and Dennendal Ave [See map] and we run up the bridal path to the entrance to the Arboretum.  Park down the Northern side of Dennendal Rd next to the Forest.   
Route
Once we have run up the bridal path towards the Arboretum entrance we will make our way up to the various levels.  The exact routes will be decided on Saturday morning as we have a variety of choices.
Terrain and Distance
Gravel tracks and trails with some good climbing sections which include the hill "huff n puff" and mostly clear of mountain bikers.  Distances will be more or less 12 km 
Relaxed group – to be confirmed on Friday
What to bring
Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather and your ICE information
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.   
Our runs are pack runs and we will therefore regroup as necessary and 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
No Dogs  allowed on our runs. 

RV
Run co-coordinator
Gaeleen Tompkins

Monday, 22 April 2019

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 27th April, 2019: Cecilia - Spilhaus - Rooikat loop

Hi Trailers,

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend and are ready to run off all the chocolate! This week's run will be a gentle, flowing run, given that some of us are still in recovery mode after our Two Oceans efforts.

Overview: 
We'll be starting at Cecilia Car park and running the gentle uphill jeep track towards Constantia Nek. From here we'll head along the contour path as far as the Spilhaus ravine single track, which we'll follow as far as the turn down to Rooikat ravine. From here we'll do an out-and-back as far as the Skeleton Gorge path and head back along the contour path.

Terrain: 
We'll be on jeep track for the first 4kms and the last, but the middle 4 will be steep steps/single track. 

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Distance and time:
A total of just over 13 kms distance with ascent of approximately 350m.. We last did this route in August 2016 and, according to my Endomondo history below, we took about 1 hr 45 minutes to complete it.


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The faster, longer group may choose to continue along the contour path for an extra kilometre or two, or even take a climb up Skellies.
The Recovery group (pending confirmation from a Leader) will follow the same route but may choose to turn back at the bottom of Rooikat.

Meet at the Cecilia Forest parking area just before 7am for check-in. It's now quite dark when we start so you may want to bring a headlight.

Compulsory kit is: weather appropriate clothing; whistle; water; ICE info; and silver blanket.

We regret that we do not allow dogs to join us, no matter how gorgeous and well-behaved.

See you there!
Regards, 
Lorraine

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








K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes 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.




Tuesday, 9 April 2019

SATURDAY 13th APRIL 2019: MOUILLE POINT/SIGNAL HILL/LIONS HEAD LOOP

Good Morning Trailers

Our route this week sees us return to an ol' faithful following the devastating fire in January.

Route details
From Mouille Point (Green Point) lighthouse, we warm up along beach road and head up Glengariff Road (please be mindful of traffic).  At the top of Glengariff we hit the trail, catch our breath, and turn right to run above Sea Point. 

Following the Lions Head Path, at the intersection below the Kramat we can decide whether to head over to Signal Hill or continue around to complete the Lions Head loop, returning to the Kramat.

From the Kramat it's a nice flowing run along Signal Hill ridge to the next parking area where we turn right to head down towards the noon day gun.  We pause here to take some great pics with the cannons and of the view before bundu bashing our way down the side of the mountain.  

Continuing our decent we make our way through the houses down to Green Point park and return to the lighthouse (again please be mindful of traffic).

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at  the Moullie Point (Green Point) Lighthouse at 6:55am ready to start running at 7am sharp
Terrain and Distance:

Mostly single track with some solid climbing and flowing running.  

Distance: approx 12-13kms taking about 2h30 mins for the Medium Group

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 allowed on our runs.

Have a great week!

Regards

Samantha

*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.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Saturday 6th April - Silvermine East from Boyes Drive

Hi Trailers

 I know that the blog says Platteklip but I forgot about the Platteklip Charity Challenge! So we will be running in Silvermine East starting from Boyes Drive at Pecks Valley (Hole in the Wall) 
 Route details
We park on the sea side of Boyes Drive as far off the road as possible and run through the Hole in the Wall up Pecks Valley.  When we reach the jeep track we turn left and then right at the first track. We follow this track up to the Fat Lady shelter and down to the jeep track near Gate 2. We turn left on the jeep track and run up to the top of the waterfall. We cross the concrete bridge and then there are two options:
The faster group continue along the jeep track and on to Dead Man's path and around Klein Tuinkop turning left to the amphitheatre when they reach the top. From the amphitheatre, they pass Tartarus cave and run down Speciosa Valley to the jeep track. Turn right on to the jeep track and continue on to the single track through Mimetes Valley, turning left at the bottom to head back to Hole in the Wall - about 14kms (outer loop on map)
The medium group turn left on to the Fisherman's path and run to the jeep track. Here there are 2 options:
1) turn left on to the jeep track and continue on to the single track through Mimetes Valley, turning left at the bottom to head back to Hole in the Wall - about 10kms  (inner loop on map)
2) turn left on to the jeep track, then right up the Crassula path, left just before the amphitheatre to pass Tartarus cave and run down Speciosa Valley to the jeep track. Turn right on to the jeep track and continue on to the single track through Mimetes Valley, turning left at the bottom to head back to Hole in the Wall - about 12kms
Rendezvous and Start Time  
RV at  the start of Peck's Valley on Boyes Drive (signposted) at 6:55am ready to start running at 7am sharp
Terrain and Distance 

  A mixture of jeep track and single track with a solid climb at the beginning. Flowing running.   Distances of 10, 12 and 14km depending on route chosen 
  Relaxed Group
  There will be a relaxed Group - route and distance to be decided on the day 

.Please Bring:  
A Whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top  dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE tag or card   
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:
  From Lakeside, turn on to Boyes Drive. Travel past the Old Boyes Drive turn off, down the hill (beware traffic cameras) and as you come up the hill there are trees on your left and a stone wall and sign for Peck's Valley on your right. Park on left hand side as far off the road as possible .  If you reach Bailey's Kloof you have gone too far
From Kalk Bay, turn on to Boyes Drive, drive past Bailey's Kloof and Peck's Valley is a little further on your left, opposite trees on your right. You can park on the right or continue further down the hill to park on the left off the road.
See you there
 Liz

*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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