Sunday 25 March 2012

Feedback: 24 March; Constantia Nek and Dams loop

We had a god turnout of 31 for our run up to the Hely Hutchinson Dam and back through the magic forest and scenic route along the escarpment.

The initial climb up the shortcuts got the heart pumping but the stunning sunrise was enough to distract us.

A re-group at the top of the first short cut

Galen, Dave, Julian Jackie and Alex under the dam wall

Group Photo
Alex Fay and Murphy the mountain dog

Along the Smuts track extension  with Randolph on his way to earning his red tee

A special mention and congratulations to Randolph Mort who by completing 25 runs with us has earned the right to wear a Red Tee Shirt.  And Well Done to Penny Gracie and Jackie Romanoff who have clocked up 10 sorties each.

Sunday 18 March 2012

Saturday 17 March: Two Oceans 10km Trail Route

We had 31 runners who turned out for our practice run over what we hope will be the Two Oceans 10k route.
A few navigational wobbles here and there but overall the GPS track indicates that other than a slight deviation at the start and on the final leg we were on the right track for most of the time.  well done Julian.

At the old ruins when some decided to go uphill whereas the route was down hill  Craig who has a tendency to "mislead" the front runners on occasion was heard to say  "Not me I wasn't  near the front".  A good run in perfect trail running weather.

Congratulations to Ralph Solomon; Hayley Scholtz and Lauren Tarling who having completed their tenth sortie with us so  now join the Decurions and can take advantage of our speed check in.

TM Trailers Tee shirts.  See photo left

For those of you who have not yet ordered you tee shirt and would like to do so, please contact me as our final order will be placed shortly.

Sunday 4 March 2012

Feedback: Saturday 3rd March, Sunbird Centre

Group photo with the Amphitheatre as background

An overcast morning saw 30 of us arrive at the RV.

We had two newbies and welcomed back Ralph who had been recovering from an injury and Marge who last ran with us last September.
We started off with  a warm-up downhill run to the Sunbird Centre and entrance into the park.  From here a long gradual ascent as we made our way up Silvermine Valley  and then the trail around Klein Tuinkop.
to the Amphitheatre where we stopped to regroup and the inevitable group photo.

Then over the Crassula path along to Junction Pool and the single sandy trail back to Maiden Peak around and down Silvermine Valley.   Somehow certain enthusiastic runners got ahead of our guide and missed the turn off so they were in danger of returning to the amphitheatre before they realised the error of their ways.    Meanwhile Fay had taken her younger brother in tow and instead of doing the shorter route decided that it was so much fun they would follow us.

Congratulations to Gaeleen who chalked up 50 runs, Felicity with 30 and Maeve Hooper who joins the Decurions having completed 10 sorties.