Sunday, 2 May 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 8th May Tokai Forest

 

Hi Trailers,

Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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

 

This coming Saturday 8th May 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]  Park down the Northern side of Dennendal Rd next to the Forest.  

Route

The Sanparks cycle gate opens later now, so we will first do a loop through the lower forest and then we will 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 may include the "huff n puff" hill and we will try and stay mostly clear of the mountain bikers.  Distances will be more or less 12 km, aiming at approx. 2- 2,5 hours.

Relaxed group/walking group

The route through the lower forest is approx. 4 km, so is ideal for those wanting a brisk walk.  It can also be extended to include a section of the upper forest too.  We will split into various groups on the day, so all groups should be running.

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

083 55 696 79

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Friday, 30 April 2021

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021: KASTTELPOORT TO MACLEARS BEACON VIA VALLEY OF RED GODS AND ECHO VALLEY

Hi Trailers

 

Our run tomorrow is ON!  Weather will be cool. Please dress appropriately.

 

See you at Theresa Ave ready to run at 6h45

 

Liz

 

082 893 8617

 

From: tmtrailers@googlegroups.com <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of liz_brash
Sent: Sunday, 25 April 2021 20:40
To: tmtrailers@googlegroups.com
Subject: FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021: KASTTELPOORT TO MACLEARS BEACON VIA VALLEY OF RED GODS AND ECHO VALLEY

 

 

 

Hi Trailers,

 

As Saturday is a holiday, we have a longer run planned. We will be starting from Theresa Avenue in Camps Bay and running up to Maclears beacon and back. There is a shorter option

Route

From Theresa Avenue, we wind our way up the jeep track taking the shortcut to the bottom of Kasteelpoort. We go up Kasteelpoort and turn left to go through the Valley of the Red Gods, straight through the cross roads at Echo Valley and up to the top of Platteklip. Here we turn right to Maclears – either along the normal track or along the edge of the mountain. After tagging Maclears (one of the 13 peaks) we go south from the beacon down Smuts Track till we reach the Echo Valley turnoff. We turn right and run through the valley. At the first cross road, we turn left and run along the path overlooking the dams. Once reaching the path we turn right and make our way back to Kasteelpoort to get down and back to the cars

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Theresa Avenue, Camps Bay ready to start running at 6h45am. Please arrive early for parking, check-in and safety briefing. Remember to bring a torch for the run up the jeep track.

Terrain & Distance

The route starts and ends with jeep track but is mostly single track. It is a long route time-wise as there is a fair amount of climbing.

There is a shortcut for those who don't want to go the whole way:

  • After going through the Valley of the Red Gods, you can turn right along Echo Valley at the first cross road and right again at the second cross road which will take you along the path overlooking the dams. Turn right and make your way back to Kasteelpoort

What to bring 

Water (enough for a longer time out), whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. Please bring a headlamp or torch for the first bit on the jeep track as we may be running in the half-light.

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear. The top of the mountain can be a whole different weather pattern!

Directions to Theresa Ave:

From the city: pass the turn off to the cable station and go down the hill towards Camps Bay. Turn left at the 3rd left turn (Fiskaal road) and follow this road up the mountain – it becomes Francolin and then morphs into Theresa Ave. Park near the hiking entrance to the mountain on your left as you go up to the top of the hill. Parking may be scarce… Don't block driveways or obscure anything as parking tickets are prolific and expensive!

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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

 

Liz Brash

082 893 8617

 

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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, 25 April 2021

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021: KASTTELPOORT TO MACLEARS BEACON VIA VALLEY OF RED GODS AND ECHO VALLEY



Hi Trailers,

 

As Saturday is a holiday, we have a longer run planned. We will be starting from Theresa Avenue in Camps Bay and running up to Maclears beacon and back. There is a shorter option

Route

From Theresa Avenue, we wind our way up the jeep track taking the shortcut to the bottom of Kasteelpoort. We go up Kasteelpoort and turn left to go through the Valley of the Red Gods, straight through the cross roads at Echo Valley and up to the top of Platteklip. Here we turn right to Maclears – either along the normal track or along the edge of the mountain. After tagging Maclears (one of the 13 peaks) we go south from the beacon down Smuts Track till we reach the Echo Valley turnoff. We turn right and run through the valley. At the first cross road, we turn left and run along the path overlooking the dams. Once reaching the path we turn right and make our way back to Kasteelpoort to get down and back to the cars

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Theresa Avenue, Camps Bay ready to start running at 6h45am. Please arrive early for parking, check-in and safety briefing. Remember to bring a torch for the run up the jeep track.

Terrain & Distance

The route starts and ends with jeep track but is mostly single track. It is a long route time-wise as there is a fair amount of climbing.

There is a shortcut for those who don't want to go the whole way:

  • After going through the Valley of the Red Gods, you can turn right along Echo Valley at the first cross road and right again at the second cross road which will take you along the path overlooking the dams. Turn right and make your way back to Kasteelpoort

What to bring 

Water (enough for a longer time out), whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. Please bring a headlamp or torch for the first bit on the jeep track as we may be running in the half-light.

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear. The top of the mountain can be a whole different weather pattern!

Directions to Theresa Ave:

From the city: pass the turn off to the cable station and go down the hill towards Camps Bay. Turn left at the 3rd left turn (Fiskaal road) and follow this road up the mountain – it becomes Francolin and then morphs into Theresa Ave. Park near the hiking entrance to the mountain on your left as you go up to the top of the hill. Parking may be scarce… Don't block driveways or obscure anything as parking tickets are prolific and expensive!

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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

 

Liz Brash

082 893 8617

 

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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, 23 April 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Fw: TMT 24 April 2021 Saturday: Mouille Point lighthouse - Lions Head/Signal Hill Loop

Happy Friday Trailers

Our run is ON for tomorrow.

Please note there won't be a relaxed group.

See you there!

Regards

Samantha
0723144341


Begin forwarded message:

On Sunday, April 18, 2021, 4:14 PM, Samantha Brinkmann <sammybri@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi Trailers

We start at another light house for our next route.

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 catch our breath, then hit the trail turning right to run above Sea Point below the rump of the lion. 

Following the Lions Head Path, at the intersection below the Kramat we keep low and continue around the base of Lions Head 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 above the City side.  We pause here to take some great pics with the cannons and of the view before our slalom down the side of the mountain to Green Point.  

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 7:00am

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 be determined on the morning.
 
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.

Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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


Have a great week!


Samantha
Run co-ordinator
0723144341

Sunday, 18 April 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT 24 April 2021 Saturday: Mouille Point lighthouse - Lions Head/Signal Hill Loop

Hi Trailers

We start at another light house for our next route.

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 catch our breath, then hit the trail turning right to run above Sea Point below the rump of the lion. 

Following the Lions Head Path, at the intersection below the Kramat we keep low and continue around the base of Lions Head 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 above the City side.  We pause here to take some great pics with the cannons and of the view before our slalom down the side of the mountain to Green Point.  

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 7:00am

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 be determined on the morning.
 
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.

Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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


Have a great week!


Samantha
Run co-ordinator
0723144341

Friday, 16 April 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers - 17th April 2021 - Slangkop Kommetjie - Noordhoek return

Morning Trailers

Our run tomorrow is ON

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking at Slangkop Lighthouse in time to start running at 7am

How to get there?
From Ou Kaapse Weg turn right at the traffic lights to Kommetjie. Once in Kommetjie turn right into Lighthouse Road and continue along to the end.

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.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.



Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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

See you there


Neil & Felicity

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Sunday, 11 April 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Table Mountain Trailers - 17th April 2021 - Slangkop Kommetjie - Noordhoek return

Morning Trailers

This week we return to the Deep South - Slangkop Lighthouse @ Kommetjie beach to Noordhoek return

Brief Description of the Route
From the parking area at Slangkop lighthouse we follow the boardwalk along the beach past the tented camp to the Kom. A short distance along the road and then back onto the beach.

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking at Slangkop Lighthouse in time to start running at 7am

Terrain and Distance
Mostly along the beach - distance 14kms which should take between 2 and 2.5 hours.

Groups
Groups will be determined in the morning but there will be a walking group.

How to get there?
From Ou Kaapse Weg turn right at the traffic lights to Kommetjie. Once in Kommetjie turn right into Lighthouse Road and continue along to the end.

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.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.



Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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


There are some lovely breakfast spots in the area for a coffee after the run.

Have a good week


Neil & Felicity

083 775 2150

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, 9 April 2021

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 10TH APRIL 2021: WOODY RAVINE, TRANQUILITY CRACKS & DIAGONAL

Hi Trailers

 

Our run tomorrow is ON.

 

Weather looks to be overcast and cool. It may be cold on top of the mountain. Please bring appropriate clothing

Bring a torch if you need for the start of the run as we are on the dark side of the mountain.

 

See you tomorrow for a 6h45am start

Liz

 

0828938617

 

From: tmtrailers@googlegroups.com <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of liz_brash@mweb.co.za
Sent: Monday, 05 April 2021 07:38
To: 'Table Mountain Trailers Group' <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 10TH APRIL 2021: WOODY RAVINE, TRANQUILITY CRACKS & DIAGONAL

 

Hi Trailers,

Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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

 

This week we will be starting from the Kloof Nek Parking -on the left just after the turn off to the cable car. Try and get there early in case it gets full. We will start running at 6h45am

Route

From the car park, we run along the pipe track to Woody Ravine, up Woody and turn right to get to Tranquility cracks. After exploring these, we turn back along the apostles path and run to Diagonal Ravine for the descent. We may detour to explore the Valken Labyrinth at the top of Diagonal just for fun. At the bottom of Diagonal we turn right and return to the cars along the pipe track

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Kloof Nek car park ready to start running at 6h45am. Please arrive early for check-in and safety briefing.

Terrain & Distance

The route starts and ends with flowing running along the pipe track and after that it is mostly single track with a climb up Woody and down Diagonal.  It is around 12km.

An alternative descent is Kasteelspoort which is not necessarily shorter but it is easier.

A shorter alternative is to skip Tranquility Cracks and just do a round loop up Woody and down Kasteelspoort – around 10km

What to bring 

Water (essential), whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. 

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear. The top of the mountain can be a whole different weather pattern!

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

Liz Brash

082 893 8617

 

***

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, 5 April 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 10TH APRIL 2021: WOODY RAVINE, TRANQUILITY CRACKS & DIAGONAL

Hi Trailers,

Please be aware that our runs operate 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
  • 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

 

This week we will be starting from the Kloof Nek Parking -on the left just after the turn off to the cable car. Try and get there early in case it gets full. We will start running at 6h45am

Route

From the car park, we run along the pipe track to Woody Ravine, up Woody and turn right to get to Tranquility cracks. After exploring these, we turn back along the apostles path and run to Diagonal Ravine for the descent. We may detour to explore the Valken Labyrinth at the top of Diagonal just for fun. At the bottom of Diagonal we turn right and return to the cars along the pipe track

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Kloof Nek car park ready to start running at 6h45am. Please arrive early for check-in and safety briefing.

Terrain & Distance

The route starts and ends with flowing running along the pipe track and after that it is mostly single track with a climb up Woody and down Diagonal.  It is around 12km.

An alternative descent is Kasteelspoort which is not necessarily shorter but it is easier.

A shorter alternative is to skip Tranquility Cracks and just do a round loop up Woody and down Kasteelspoort – around 10km

What to bring 

Water (essential), whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. 

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear. The top of the mountain can be a whole different weather pattern!

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

Liz Brash

082 893 8617

 

***

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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