27 stalwart trailers gathered under the pines of the Constantia Nek parking area in the cool pre-dawn twilight with the promise of a glorious spring morning ahead. After the customary briefing and a moment of silence in memory of Jeff Shapiro who passed away the previous week, we started the slog up the steep short-cut to Eagle’s nest corner. Here the groups split and the Fast and Medium Fearless groups scampered around the corner not to be seen for the next two hours.
The slow group swelled by those not keen on the steep ascents and descents facing the Fearless groups continued up the concrete track and turned off for the single trail that winds its way through Cecilia and Rooikat ravines through to the foot of Nursery ravine.
After pleasant and uneventful runs all returned to the car park to celebrate our 7th Anniversary where a little “bubbly” and fruit juice helped slake our thirsts.
Some special mentions:
Gaeleen: 225 sorties
Jeannine and Lize-Marick have actually completed 27 sorties but I don't think we ever congratulated them on their 25ths!