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

 

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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

 

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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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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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Monday, 29 March 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 3 April - no run

Hi Trailers

 

There will be no official run this Saturday due to the long week-end.

 

Our next run will be on Saturday 10th April – organised by Neil and Felicity -  Slangkop lighthouse – details to follow next week.

 

Stay safe

 

 

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/

 

 


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Friday, 26 March 2021

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 27th March - Simon's Town to Smitswinkel (point to point)

Hi, Trailers,

 

Our run tomorrow is ON.

 

The predicted weather forecast will be overcast, cool with a light breeze, perfect running weather. Please come prepared.



 See you there at 6:55


Gary Phipson
Cell: 078 998 7687


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

  • No gathering in a big group at the 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 weekly for the 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 visiting Simon's Town to Smitswinkel (Smits Trail).


Saturday we will be venturing along a not so used route (for TMT) starting from Simon's Town. This is a point to point route, so there will be some car admin involved. The trail requires a permit from SanParks and permission from the landowner of the private reserve that the path crosses. This has been organised, and each group will need to carry a copy which I will supply at the start, just in case there are rangers on the mountain :-)

SanParks would like us to report any sightings of klipspringers, ideally with photographs.

 

Route
We start from Jan Smuts drive in Simon's Town and climb up the jeep track which turns into a single track towards the Quarries. Just before the Quarries, we take the path that turns to the left and climb up towards Blockhouse Gap, passing ruins of a Blockhouse. At Blockhouse Gap we take the path to the left to climb to the top of Swartkop. The path continues south towards Smitswinkel, along the top of the Swartkop mountains, and then descends towards the Smitswinkel tented camp and the road to Cape Point, near where the cars are parked at the end. If the fast group needs more distance, there is the option to run back to the start, either on the trail or on the t*r along the coast (approximately 20km if completing the full loop...). There will be around 800m ascent in total on the basic route.

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at 
6:55 am at Jan Smuts Drive, Simon's Town (near number 30) ready to start at 7.00 am. 


How to get there

Drive through the centre of Simon's Town towards Cape Point. Just after Simon's Town School on the right, and a convenience store on the left, turn right up Harrington Road. Continue to the T junction at the top, and turn left into Jan Smuts drive. Continue along Jan Smuts and the start will be just after number 30 on the right. There should be parking along Jan Smuts, please be considerate when parking and do not block any residents access. Map of the start attached.


The car park at the end of the trail is at Smitswinkel Bay Corner (permit indicates max of 4 vehicles) This is approximately 12 minutes drive (9.3km) from the start. Parking is not permitted at Smits Forestry station or Smits Camp, including driveways.


Terrain and distance
Starting on jeep track, then single track. Uphill start and then undulating with a steepish descent near the end. Around 9,5 - 11km depending on the route chosen. Medium group about 2:45:17. Hikers indicate approximately 5 hours :-)

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps in the morning. 

There will be a relaxed group that will be hiking the route.

Dogs
Please note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs. The permit also indicates that dogs are not allowed on this trail.

 

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


Important

Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.   
Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own.
 


Many Thanks, and Kind Regards,

Gary Phipson
Cell: 078 998 7687

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Sunday, 21 March 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 27th March - Simon's Town to Smitswinkel (point to point)

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 the 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 weekly for the 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 visiting Simon's Town to Smitswinkel (Smits Trail).


Saturday we will be venturing along a not so used route (for TMT) starting from Simon's Town. This is a point to point route, so there will be some car admin involved. The trail requires a permit from SanParks and permission from the landowner of the private reserve that the path crosses. This has been organised, and each group will need to carry a copy which I will supply at the start, just in case there are rangers on the mountain :-)

SanParks would like us to report any sightings of klipspringers, ideally with photographs.

 

Route
We start from Jan Smuts drive in Simon's Town and climb up the jeep track which turns into a single track towards the Quarries. Just before the Quarries, we take the path that turns to the left and climb up towards Blockhouse Gap, passing ruins of a Blockhouse. At Blockhouse Gap we take the path to the left to climb to the top of Swartkop. The path continues south towards Smitswinkel, along the top of the Swartkop mountains, and then descends towards the Smitswinkel tented camp and the road to Cape Point, near where the cars are parked at the end. If the fast group needs more distance, there is the option to run back to the start, either on the trail or on the t*r along the coast (approximately 20km if completing the full loop...). There will be around 800m ascent in total on the basic route.

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at 
6:55 am at Jan Smuts Drive, Simon's Town (near number 30) ready to start at 7.00 am. 


How to get there

Drive through the centre of Simon's Town towards Cape Point. Just after Simon's Town School on the right, and a convenience store on the left, turn right up Harrington Road. Continue to the T junction at the top, and turn left into Jan Smuts drive. Continue along Jan Smuts and the start will be just after number 30 on the right. There should be parking along Jan Smuts, please be considerate when parking and do not block any residents access. Map of the start attached.


The car park at the end of the trail is at Smitswinkel Bay Corner (permit indicates max of 4 vehicles) This is approximately 12 minutes drive (9.3km) from the start. Parking is not permitted at Smits Forestry station or Smits Camp, including driveways.


Terrain and distance
Starting on jeep track, then single track. Uphill start and then undulating with a steepish descent near the end. Around 9,5 - 11km depending on the route chosen. Medium group about 2:45:17. Hikers indicate approximately 5 hours :-)

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps in the morning. 

There will be a relaxed group that will be hiking the route.

Dogs
Please note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs. The permit also indicates that dogs are not allowed on this trail.

 

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


Important

Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.   
Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own.
 


Many Thanks, and Kind Regards,

Gary Phipson
Cell: 078 998 7687

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Friday, 19 March 2021

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 20TH MARCH 2021: EAST FORT to CONSTANTIABERG PEAK and CONSTANTIABERG CAVE

Hi Trailers

 

Our run tomorrow is ON.

 

Weather will be overcast and cool with a breeze. Please come prepared

 

See you there

Liz

 

082 893 8617

 

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Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 20TH MARCH 2021: EAST FORT to CONSTANTIABERG PEAK and CONSTANTIABERG CAVE

 

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 Hout Bay Beach Car park opposite Chapman's Peak Hotel. Hopefully this is not so full, so we can start at 6h15 am. We may still need torches for the run up the road

Route

From the car park, we run up the Chapman's Peak Drive till we get to the start of East Fort route. We go up this path following the upper contour – with a potential detour to the manganese mines for those who haven't seen them. At the junction with the Blackburn Ravine path/lower contour, we go up Blackburn Ravine to the Hout Bay lookout at the top. From the lookout we turn left up the single track that leads us to Constantiaberg Peak and the mast.

After tagging the peak (one of the 13 peaks), we make a short detour to visit Constantiaberg Cave (Elephant's Bum cave) before retracing our steps down to the lookout and back down Blackburn ravine taking the lower contour this time.

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Hout Bay beach car park ready to start running at 6:15am. Please arrive early for check-in and safety briefing. Remember to bring a torch for the run up the road.

Terrain & Distance

The route starts and ends with a bit of tar and jeep track but is mostly single track. It is not a long route distance-wise (+-12km) but it is around 900m up and 900m down.

There are turnaround points for those who don't want to go the whole way:

  • At the junction of the upper and lower contours, you can turn back down along the lower contour – around 8km
  • At the lookout at the top of Blackburn Ravine, you can turn back down – around 10km

If the weather is kind to us, it is really worth going to the top and the descent is a great run!

What to bring 

Water, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. Please bring a headlamp or torch for the first bit on the road as we will be running in the half-light.

As the first 6km is a climb, snacks are a good idea

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear. Constantiaberg and the lookout 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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Sunday, 14 March 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 20TH MARCH 2021: EAST FORT to CONSTANTIABERG PEAK and CONSTANTIABERG CAVE

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 Hout Bay Beach Car park opposite Chapman's Peak Hotel. Hopefully this is not so full, so we can start at 6h15 am. We may still need torches for the run up the road

Route

From the car park, we run up the Chapman's Peak Drive till we get to the start of East Fort route. We go up this path following the upper contour – with a potential detour to the manganese mines for those who haven't seen them. At the junction with the Blackburn Ravine path/lower contour, we go up Blackburn Ravine to the Hout Bay lookout at the top. From the lookout we turn left up the single track that leads us to Constantiaberg Peak and the mast.

After tagging the peak (one of the 13 peaks), we make a short detour to visit Constantiaberg Cave (Elephant's Bum cave) before retracing our steps down to the lookout and back down Blackburn ravine taking the lower contour this time.

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Hout Bay beach car park ready to start running at 6:15am. Please arrive early for check-in and safety briefing. Remember to bring a torch for the run up the road.

Terrain & Distance

The route starts and ends with a bit of tar and jeep track but is mostly single track. It is not a long route distance-wise (+-12km) but it is around 900m up and 900m down.

There are turnaround points for those who don't want to go the whole way:

  • At the junction of the upper and lower contours, you can turn back down along the lower contour – around 8km
  • At the lookout at the top of Blackburn Ravine, you can turn back down – around 10km

If the weather is kind to us, it is really worth going to the top and the descent is a great run!

What to bring 

Water, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. Please bring a headlamp or torch for the first bit on the road as we will be running in the half-light.

As the first 6km is a climb, snacks are a good idea

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear. Constantiaberg and the lookout 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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Friday, 12 March 2021

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 13TH MARCH 2021 - VLAKKENBERG - THE MISSING 14TH PEAK!


Hi Everyone!

Our run tomorrow is confirmed.

We're looking at a nice cool start with sunrise at 6:44, so please remember your headlamps for the first few minutes as we run down Hout Bay Main Road.

See you at the Nek at 05:50 or so.

Lorraine
072 575 0914



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From: Lorraine Nevin <loribuddle@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 12:59 PM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 13TH MARCH 2021 - VLAKKENBERG - THE MISSING 14TH PEAK!
To: Table Mountain Trailers Group <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>


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
  • 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

 

This week we will be visiting Vlakkenberg Peak, which is not included in the now famous list of 13 Peaks but is definitely a Peak according to my map.

Route

Instead of the leg-deadening uphill slog behind the Silvermist restaurant, we'll start our run more gently by heading a little further down the main road until we see the pipe track on our left.  We'll head up and along the gently undulating jeep track, all the way along behind the houses until we reach the turn up into Bokkemanskloof.  Here we'll climb the mountainside between the cool vegetation and pop out on the plateau at the top. 

From here we'll hang a right at Wrong Way Rock toward Picnic Rock for the customary group photo. Here, the longer, faster group may decide to run on towads the Manganese Mines - a stunning trail that meanders along quite levelly, forming part of the Hoerikwaggo Trail. The medium group will make their way back towards the Nek, but must be sure not to miss the turn-off from the main trail to visit Vlakkenburg Peak itself. It's a 500m path out and back. In fact, Slingsby shows a second path that we have never managed to find but would offer us a lovely loop out to the peak. 

The final section is down the steep descent behind Silvermist restaurant, and back to the cars.

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Constantia Nek car park ready to start running at 6:00am. Please arrive early for check-in and safety briefing. Parking has been very limited there recently.

Terrain & Distance

This route is made up of jeep track, a tiny bit of tar, single track, and steps. The longer group will cover about 11-12km if they go all to way to the Manganese Mines, and the medium group roughly 8-9kms. It should take us 2 to 2.5 hours.

 

What to bring 

Water, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. Please bring a headlamp or torch for the first half an hour as we will be running down the main road in the half-light.

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof gear.

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

Lorraine Nevin

072 575 0914

 

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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, 7 March 2021

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 13TH MARCH 2021 - VLAKKENBERG - THE MISSING 14TH PEAK!

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
  • 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

 

This week we will be visiting Vlakkenberg Peak, which is not included in the now famous list of 13 Peaks but is definitely a Peak according to my map.

Route

Instead of the leg-deadening uphill slog behind the Silvermist restaurant, we'll start our run more gently by heading a little further down the main road until we see the pipe track on our left.  We'll head up and along the gently undulating jeep track, all the way along behind the houses until we reach the turn up into Bokkemanskloof.  Here we'll climb the mountainside between the cool vegetation and pop out on the plateau at the top. 

From here we'll hang a right at Wrong Way Rock toward Picnic Rock for the customary group photo. Here, the longer, faster group may decide to run on towads the Manganese Mines - a stunning trail that meanders along quite levelly, forming part of the Hoerikwaggo Trail. The medium group will make their way back towards the Nek, but must be sure not to miss the turn-off from the main trail to visit Vlakkenburg Peak itself. It's a 500m path out and back. In fact, Slingsby shows a second path that we have never managed to find but would offer us a lovely loop out to the peak. 

The final section is down the steep descent behind Silvermist restaurant, and back to the cars.

Rendezvous and start time

Meet at Constantia Nek car park ready to start running at 6:00am. Please arrive early for check-in and safety briefing. Parking has been very limited there recently.

Terrain & Distance

This route is made up of jeep track, a tiny bit of tar, single track, and steps. The longer group will cover about 11-12km if they go all to way to the Manganese Mines, and the medium group roughly 8-9kms. It should take us 2 to 2.5 hours.

 

What to bring 

Water, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information. Please bring a headlamp or torch for the first half an hour as we will be running down the main road in the half-light.

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof gear.

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

Lorraine Nevin

072 575 0914

 

***

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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