This coming Saturday we are on a route we haven't run in a while – Hout Bay beach/East Fort/Blackburn contour/Chapmans.
Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the beach parking lot at the bottom of Chapman's Peak Drive in Hout Bay, outside The Beach Cafe, ready to start at 07h30.
A few different options – which can be decided on the day by the leader of the group. Some options are:
Option 1: See attached PDF. From the beach parking area we run up Chapman's Peak Drive to East Fort then we go off-road and take the gravel track for a steady climb on the lower path across to Blackburn Ravine followed by a single track scenic traverse along the escarpment overlooking Hout Bay to Lower Chapman's Peak. From the saddle, we return by the climb down to Chapman's Peak Drive and a jog back on the tar to the start.
Option 2: Do the higher single track and join the lower track and continue as Option 1
Option 3: Do the run as an out an back option and miss the tar section
Added Bonus: - for those that need some extra – ascend Chapmans peak from the saddle, tag the peak and return to join the rest back to the start
Terrain and Distance
The start is along the tarred road for about a kilometer, then we turn off to the left and head up to East Fort. Then mostly single mountainside trail before returning down Chapman's Peak Drive. Some good climbs off set by spectacular views of Hout Bay harbour and the Sentinel.
Altogether about 12kms, a good 380m of ascent, which should take more or less 2 hours 15 minutes.
To be confirmed on Friday's email
Please note that K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.
What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.
Have a good week.
Gaeleen 083 55 696 79
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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.
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