Friday, 5 March 2021

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 6 March 2021 - 3 Blockhouses Run

Good day fellow trailers!

Tomorrow's run is ON.  Meet at 06h00 at Newlands Forest fire base parking. We start running at 06h10.  Due to the early start feel free to begin the run with the head torch. 
The weather looks great for running with a cool 17-19 degrees during our session. Very little wind. 

Good news is that there will be a relaxed group with the mediums, so if you have not got out on the trails much this year, please come along. 

See you tomorrow.

Shaun 
0795175801

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Hi Trailers!

 

Please be aware of our runs under strict COVID protocols even though now on level 1. 

 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

 

A fairly easy and less technical run this week. 

This Saturday we park at Newlands Forest parking and visit the 3 blockhouses on the slopes of Table Mountain.

 

Route (see attached map)
We meet at Newlands Forest parking - off Union Avenue (M3). Please try and arrive early as the parking gets very full

From the parking we turn right and run along the jeep track just above Rhodes memorial, we turn left at the intersection at the bottom and then turn right along the path to the Prince of Wales Blockhouse.

Returning to the track, we turn right and carry on, taking the left fork and the zig zags till we see the single track to the left that goes up to the Queen's Blockhouse.

We pass through the blockhouse taking the single track on the other side up to the track that takes us up to the King's Blockhouse

From the King's Blockhouse there are various options to get back to the parking depending on distance and time. (dotted lines on map)


Rendezvous and start time
We are still taking advantage of the summer morning light and also aware of the parking frenzy at the fire base. Meet at
6:00am at Newlands Forest parking. We start running at 6.10 am sharp (feel free to start the run with the head torch for the initial few km's) 

 

Terrain and distance
Degraded jeep track and single track. Flowing undulating running, short uphill to the king's blockhouse

The route is around 11km but there are options to add distance on the way back 

Groups
We will split into speed groups according to numbers. We are also trying to encourage the relaxed group to commence again!  Leaders will sweep on the morning. 


Dogs
Please note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

 

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket- weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

At this time of year, the weather can change fast. Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water


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. 

 

See you there!


Shaun Beckley

 0795175801 

 

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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Monday, 1 March 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 6 March 2021 - 3 Blockhouses Run

Hi Trailers!

 

Please be aware of our runs under strict COVID protocols even though now on level 1. 

 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

 

A fairly easy and less technical run this week. 

This Saturday we park at Newlands Forest parking and visit the 3 blockhouses on the slopes of Table Mountain.

 

Route (see attached map)
We meet at Newlands Forest parking - off Union Avenue (M3). Please try and arrive early as the parking gets very full

From the parking we turn right and run along the jeep track just above Rhodes memorial, we turn left at the intersection at the bottom and then turn right along the path to the Prince of Wales Blockhouse.

Returning to the track, we turn right and carry on, taking the left fork and the zig zags till we see the single track to the left that goes up to the Queen's Blockhouse.

We pass through the blockhouse taking the single track on the other side up to the track that takes us up to the King's Blockhouse

From the King's Blockhouse there are various options to get back to the parking depending on distance and time. (dotted lines on map)


Rendezvous and start time
We are still taking advantage of the summer morning light and also aware of the parking frenzy at the fire base. Meet at
6:00am at Newlands Forest parking. We start running at 6.10 am sharp (feel free to start the run with the head torch for the initial few km's) 

 

Terrain and distance
Degraded jeep track and single track. Flowing undulating running, short uphill to the king's blockhouse

The route is around 11km but there are options to add distance on the way back 

Groups
We will split into speed groups according to numbers. We are also trying to encourage the relaxed group to commence again!  Leaders will sweep on the morning. 


Dogs
Please note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

 

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket- weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

At this time of year, the weather can change fast. Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water


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. 

 

See you there!


Shaun Beckley

 0795175801 

 

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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Friday, 26 February 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2021 - SILVERMINE EAST

The run for tomorrow is ON.  See details below.

 

After consultation with the team, I am going to cut the distance down  bit from the proposed 15km.  The route marked in purple text below is being axed for the main group (medium group which I will be with).  Faster group is still welcome to do it though.

 

Main (Medium Group) will exit the amphitheatre further NW and head back over to the jeep track.  Straight across the jeep track onto a single track which we follow until we re-join the jeep track again at the concrete river crossing.  Then it’s jeep track back to Gate 2.  Should be 11 / 12km maybe a bit less.

 

There will be an even shorter option when we reach Nellies Pool.

 

Weather will be fine and warm (about 18%) with a bracing little south-easter blowing.

 

Remember to get there early to sign the register.

 

Geoff let me know if you are coming i.e. if I will have someone to have a beer with afterwards.

 

See you all tomorrow.

 

Tim

0823210299


 

Good morning Trailers

 

Strict COVID protocols. 

 

 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

 

 

This week we will be taking a spin around Silvermine East, tagging a few peaks along the way.  In my view, this is one of the most underrated pieces of trail in the mountain chain.

 

START TIME AND PLACE

 

Because the gate to Silvermine East (Gate 2) is only scheduled to open at 08h00, we will actually start just inside Gate 1 (Silvermine West – the side where the dame is) and then run across Ou Kaapseweg and into Silvermine East.

 

Please aim to be at the gates of Silvermine West at 07h00.  Bring your valid Wild Card or Green Card for free entry.  Failing that it will cost you R35 per person (with SA ID) to enter at the gate. Park in the car park immediately on the left just after you have entered the gate.  We will aim to start as close to 07h15 as possible.

 

Please note that cell phone signal is very bad at Silvermine gates so don’t rely on being able to tell us you’re running late.

 

 

ROUTE

 

Across Ou Kaapseweg, enter Gate 2 and take the first path left and start the first climb for the day in the ravine to the left of Wolfkop.  Keep bearing left as you climb and then stop for a breather at Fat Lady’s Cave near the top of Higher Steenberg Peak.  We keep left and hug the outside of the ridge line and descend onto the Silvermine Plateau near the antennae.  Then we head across to a small climb on the Muizenberg Peak ridge and tag the beacon.  We then drop straight down to the top of Farmer Peck’s Valley and head straight across and first left towards St James Peak.  Then a trot past Muizenberg Cave and down to the jeep track near Nellie’s Pool.  Right on the jeep track and first path left.  This brings us to the jeep track again which we cross and start a cheeky little climb up towards Kalk Bay Peak and Tartarus Cave.  We dip through the top of the Spes Bona valley and proceed to the Amphitheatre.  We exit the Amphitheatre towards Cave Peak and then descend Dooiemanspad and take the final slow gentle climb back to Gate 2.  Cross Oukaapseweg and back to the cars.

 

 

DISTANCE AND RUNNING TIME

 

I am notoriously bad at gauging distance.  It could be as much as 15km BUT this is not a particularly difficult route AND I can arrange shortcuts for those who want something a bit shorter.

 

Distance being reduced to 11km ish

 

2.5 hours

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

  • Water.  Please try and bring more than a litre as there is little shade on this part of the mountain.  A hydration pack is an extremely good idea.
  • Warm top. There can be a cold breeze across Silvermine, even in summer.  Windproof or waterproof if it’s raining.
  • Whistle.  Invaluable if you get separated from the herd.  Much better than shouting.
  • ICE contact details.  Please have your personal details and an In Case of Emergency contact details with you.
  • Cape and sun block.  There is little shade on this run.
  • Camera.  You are encouraged to take photos and post them on social media.
  • Wild Card, Green Card or R35 + SA ID.
  • Head torch if you want to have a look inside Muizenberg Cave and/or Tartarus Cave.

 

 

Look forward to seeing you there on Saturday.

 

 

Run Manager

Tim Bellairs - 0823210299

K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

Webbsite:http:// www.kwayvob.co.za

Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

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.

 

 


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Monday, 22 February 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2021 - SILVERMINE EAST

Good morning Trailers

 

Strict COVID protocols. 

 

 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size
  • VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

 

 

This week we will be taking a spin around Silvermine East, tagging a few peaks along the way.  In my view, this is one of the most underrated pieces of trail in the mountain chain.

 

START TIME AND PLACE

 

Because the gate to Silvermine East (Gate 2) is only scheduled to open at 08h00, we will actually start just inside Gate 1 (Silvermine West – the side where the dame is) and then run across Ou Kaapseweg and into Silvermine East.

 

Please aim to be at the gates of Silvermine West at 07h00.  Bring your valid Wild Card or Green Card for free entry.  Failing that it will cost you R35 per person (with SA ID) to enter at the gate. Park in the car park immediately on the left just after you have entered the gate.  We will aim to start as close to 07h15 as possible.

 

Please note that cell phone signal is very bad at Silvermine gates so don’t rely on being able to tell us you’re running late.

 

 

ROUTE

 

Across Ou Kaapseweg, enter Gate 2 and take the first path left and start the first climb for the day in the ravine to the left of Wolfkop.  Keep bearing left as you climb and then stop for a breather at Fat Lady’s Cave near the top of Higher Steenberg Peak.  We keep left and hug the outside of the ridge line and descend onto the Silvermine Plateau near the antennae.  Then we head across to a small climb on the Muizenberg Peak ridge and tag the beacon.  We then drop straight down to the top of Farmer Peck’s Valley and head straight across and first left towards St James Peak.  Then a trot past Muizenberg Cave and down to the jeep track near Nellie’s Pool.  Right on the jeep track and first path left.  This brings us to the jeep track again which we cross and start a cheeky little climb up towards Kalk Bay Peak and Tartarus Cave.  We dip through the top of the Spes Bona valley and proceed to the Amphitheatre.  We exit the Amphitheatre towards Cave Peak and then descend Dooiemanspad and take the final slow gentle climb back to Gate 2.  Cross Oukaapseweg and back to the cars.

 

 

DISTANCE AND RUNNING TIME

 

I am notoriously bad at gauging distance.  It could be as much as 15km BUT this is not a particularly difficult route AND I can arrange shortcuts for those who want something a bit shorter.

 

2.5 hours

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

 

  • Water.  Please try and bring more than a litre as there is little shade on this part of the mountain.  A hydration pack is an extremely good idea.
  • Warm top. There can be a cold breeze across Silvermine, even in summer.  Windproof or waterproof if it’s raining.
  • Whistle.  Invaluable if you get separated from the herd.  Much better than shouting.
  • ICE contact details.  Please have your personal details and an In Case of Emergency contact details with you.
  • Cape and sun block.  There is little shade on this run.
  • Camera.  You are encouraged to take photos and post them on social media.
  • Wild Card, Green Card or R35 + SA ID.
  • Head torch if you want to have a look inside Muizenberg Cave and/or Tartarus Cave.

 

 

Look forward to seeing you there on Saturday.

 

 

Run Manager

Tim Bellairs - 0823210299

K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

Webbsite:http:// www.kwayvob.co.za

Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

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.

 

 

Tim Bellairs


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Friday, 19 February 2021

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Next Sortie - Sandy Bay Saturday 20th February

 

Morning Trailers

 

Tomorrow's run is ON  Details of the run at the bottom of the email

 

Please note the earlier start time of 6h00, and please be considerate with parking.

 

Temperature expected to be in the region of 16 degrees with a gentle breeze.  High tide is at 8.30 am.

 

Please see attached map of the route and take special note of the blue arrow.  Once we have climbed up the gabion step we turn left on Rocket Rd (gravel, rocky road), you run until the LEFT FORK in the road – there may NOT be a cairn at the intersection.

 

Hope to see you in the morning.

 

Gaeleen

(083 55 696 79)

 

 

 

As you might know, we have been given permission to resume our group runs under strict COVID protocols. 

 

·         No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run

·         All runners to carry a mask or buff

·         Practice social distancing

·         We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run

·         No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe

·         We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size

·         VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape

·         If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home

·         If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

 

 

 

Saturday 20 th February, Sandy Bay circuit, anti-clockwise direction

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

 

Meet at the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.  Ready to start running at 6h00.  Please come 10 mins earlier to sign the register and for a run briefing

 

Please be aware there is limited parking, so please try and share lifts with friends, and be considerate when parking your car.

 

Directions

 

Take the Hout Bay Main Road around the circle into Victoria Road, drive thro' the robots and take the second road to the left into Edgar Road and second road on the right. Into Eustegia Way. Parking area on the left opposite Brunia Way.  

 

Route

We will run the route in an anti-clockwise direction.

 

The route starts with a short uphill on the brick paved road, then down to the beach and proceed onto Llandudno .  We then backtrack to Sandy Bay, enjoy the views and head southwards along the shoreline to OudeSchip Peninsula. You can spot the shipwreck Harvest Capella (1986).   It will not be low tide, but those that want to, may be able to get closer to the rusted shipwreck on the rocks. This will then be followed by a steep climb on gabion steps to Rocket (Mitchells) Road.  Once on the gravel road, we run until we take the left fork at the stone cairn and head back towards our cars.   

 

Sandy Bay has been a criminal hot spot, so for safety reasons we are going to run this as a pack run.  We will run in different speed groups, but we will all regroup (within Covid protocols) at the rocks at the end of LLandudno, and then again on the beach at Sandy Bay before heading onto the rocky shoreline.   Within your speed group, you will need to be sure that if you come to a turn, that the runner behind you has seen which way you go.  There will be plenty of opportunities for photographs so let's enjoy this as a social pack run.

 

Terrain and Distance

 

The terrain will include beach sand, jeep track (stony), single track, boulder-hopping and some steps to get the heart rate pumping.

 

Distance in the region of 11,5  km, with an estimated time of 2,5 hours, plus more to enjoy the view

 

What to bring – the usual, water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, sun block, camera, money for the car guard.  Make sure you have your emergency contact details on you.

 

Have a great week.

Run Manager

Gae Tompkins (083 55 696 79)

K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

Webbsite:http:// www.kwayvob.co.za

Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, 15 February 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Next Sortie - Sandy Bay Saturday 20th February

 

Morning Trailers

 

Once again we have been given permission to resume our group runs under strict COVID protocols. 

 

 

·         No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run

·         All runners to carry a mask or buff

·         Practice social distancing

·         We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run

·         No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe

·         We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size

·         VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape

·         If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home

·         If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

 

Our next run will be one of our most scenic routes.  We are going to have to start early as parking fills up very quickly. Some of us haven't run trail this year, so this run will be a relaxed run.

 

 

Saturday 20th February, Sandy Bay circuit, anti-clockwise direction

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

 

Meet at the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.  Ready to start running at 6h00.  Please come 10 mins earlier to sign the register and for a run briefing

 

Please be aware there is limited parking, so please try and share lifts with friends, or even park away from the area and walk to the start.  Please be considerate when parking your car.

 

Directions

 

Take the Hout Bay Main Road around the circle into Victoria Road, drive thro' the robots and take the second road to the left into Edgar Road and second road on the right. Into Eustegia Way. Parking area on the left opposite Brunia Way.  

 

Route

We will run the route in an anti-clockwise direction.

 

The route starts with a short uphill on the brick paved road, then down to the beach and proceed onto Llandudno .  We then backtrack to Sandy Bay, enjoy the views and head southwards along the shoreline to OudeSchip Peninsula. You can spot the shipwreck Harvest Capella (1986).   It will not be low tide, but those that want to, may be able to get closer to the rusted shipwreck on the rocks. This will then be followed by a steep climb on gabion steps to Rocket (Mitchells) Road.  Once on the gravel road, we run until we take the left fork at the stone cairn and head back towards our cars.   

 

Sandy Bay has been a criminal hot spot, so for safety reasons we are going to run this as a pack run.  We will run in different speed groups, but we will all regroup (within Covid protocols) at the rocks at the end of LLandudno, and then again on the beach at Sandy Bay before heading onto the rocky shoreline.   Within your speed group, you will need to be sure that if you come to a turn, that the runner behind you has seen which way you go.  There will be plenty of opportunities for photographs so let's enjoy this as a social pack run.

 

Terrain and Distance

 

The terrain will include beach sand, jeep track (stony), single track, boulder-hopping and some steps to get the heart rate pumping.

 

Distance in the region of 11,5  km, with an estimated time of 2,5 hours, plus more to enjoy the view

 

What to bring – the usual, water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, sun block, camera, money for the car guard.  Make sure you have your emergency contact details on you.

 

Have a great week.

Run Manager

Gae Tompkins (083 55 696 79)

K-Way VOB's Medium Distance
Trail Running Group

Webbsite:http:// www.kwayvob.co.za

Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/

 

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.