Friday 30 June 2023

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 1 JULY 2023 - SILVERMINE

Hi Everyone!

Our run is on tomorrow and the weather looks fine, albeit chilly. :)

Two important corrections to Monday's email:

1. The Silvermine gate only opens at 8 in winter so please all enjoy an extra few minutes in bed tomorrow, but be sure to be in the queue to enter the reserve in good time. There can be quite a queue by 8am and there is no signal to let us know you are queueing. My advice is to get there at 7.45 at the very latest. (Whatsapp me before 7.30 if you feel the need!)

2. The entry fee has gone up to R44 - or bring your MyGreen or Wild card.

There are rumblings of a walking group. Please let me know if you are keen or check in with the Whatsapp Walking group.

See you at the DAM CARPARK ready to run at 8.15am.

Lorraine 
072 575 0914


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From: Lorraine Nevin <loribuddle@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 26, 2023 at 7:31 AM
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 1 JULY 2023 - SILVERMINE
To: Tmtrailers <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>


Hi Trailers!

It's more than 6 months since we ran one of our Silvermine favourites, Three Lookouts and a Peak, so it's high time we took ourselves back there for a trot.

Route

Starting at the car park nearest to the dam*, we'll head towards the fire lookout over Tokai, meander towards Blackburn lookout and complete the circular route via Noordhoek Peak to the Noordhoek lookout. There are options to include the Panorama path, the Crassula Path, divert to Elephant's Eye Cave and/or extend the distance with a jog down the River Walk. 

Rendezvous and Start Time

The main gate - the one with the SANParks checkpoint - opens at 7am so please make your way to the car park at the dam* (not the one immediately to the left as you come through the gate). Be ready to start running at 7:30am.

NB: There is no cellphone signal in Silvermine so if you are running late, there is no way to let us know. Don't be late!  

Entry fee to Silvermine is still amazing value at R38 per adult. Please bring your ID book to prove you are a SA national. Alternatively, buy a MyGreen card at the Tokai SANParks office this week, or carry your Wild card.

Terrain and Distance

Single track, jeep track, and a little bit of rock hopping. Depending on the group you join and the whim of the day, you'll run somewhere between 8 and 12km. 

Groups

There will definitely be a relaxed group, hopefully a faster group and possibly a walking group - all to be confirmed on Friday.

Please bring:

A whistle, water, a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In  Case of Emergency) tag or card.

Unfortunately we do not welcome dogs on our runs.

See you there!

Lorraine
0725750914

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Monday 26 June 2023

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 1 JULY 2023 - SILVERMINE

Hi Trailers!

It's more than 6 months since we ran one of our Silvermine favourites, Three Lookouts and a Peak, so it's high time we took ourselves back there for a trot.

Route

Starting at the car park nearest to the dam*, we'll head towards the fire lookout over Tokai, meander towards Blackburn lookout and complete the circular route via Noordhoek Peak to the Noordhoek lookout. There are options to include the Panorama path, the Crassula Path, divert to Elephant's Eye Cave and/or extend the distance with a jog down the River Walk. 

Rendezvous and Start Time

The main gate - the one with the SANParks checkpoint - opens at 7am so please make your way to the car park at the dam* (not the one immediately to the left as you come through the gate). Be ready to start running at 7:30am.

NB: There is no cellphone signal in Silvermine so if you are running late, there is no way to let us know. Don't be late!  

Entry fee to Silvermine is still amazing value at R38 per adult. Please bring your ID book to prove you are a SA national. Alternatively, buy a MyGreen card at the Tokai SANParks office this week, or carry your Wild card.

Terrain and Distance

Single track, jeep track, and a little bit of rock hopping. Depending on the group you join and the whim of the day, you'll run somewhere between 8 and 12km. 

Groups

There will definitely be a relaxed group, hopefully a faster group and possibly a walking group - all to be confirmed on Friday.

Please bring:

A whistle, water, a warm & waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE (In  Case of Emergency) tag or card.

Unfortunately we do not welcome dogs on our runs.

See you there!

Lorraine
0725750914

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Friday 23 June 2023

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 24 June 2023: Silvermine East from Kalk Bay - Echo Valley, Dead Man's Path, Fat Lady Cave

Hi Trailers

 

Our run tomorrow is ON! It looks wet with a breeze so come prepared.

 

See you there

liz

 

From: Liz Brash <liz_brash@mweb.co.za>
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2023 3:08 PM
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Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 24 June 2023: Silvermine East from Kalk Bay - Echo Valley, Dead Man's Path, Fat Lady Cave

 

Hi Trailers

 

Next Saturday we'll explore Silvermine East starting from Kalk Bay station parking. The solstice will have happened so we can look forward to longer ( but not warmer)  days. 😊

Route

We meet at the parking at Kalk Bay station opposite the Norman Road steps.  We follow the various steps up to Boyes Drive and wind our way up to Weary Willy's. Here we go straight up Echo Valley, turning left and then right at the top to do some flowing downhill running down Dead Man's path. We follow the jeep track to visit the waterfall, which should still be spectacular,  and run toward Gate 2 turning right before the gate to climb up to Fat Lady cave. From there we descend to the jeep track turning right to Junction Pool. There are many routes back.

We can detour to Muizenberg cave on the way or turn left at junction Pool towards Nellie's Pool; pass Nellie's Pool and then left down the single track through Mimetes Valley (or keep straight on the jeep track). We don't go down to Bailey's Kloof but keep an eye out for the turning to the right turning to get back to the jeep track. Follow the jeep track back to Weary Willy's and back down to Kalk Bay

Rendezvous and start time

Park in the Kalk Bay station parking next to Cape to Cuba opposite Wetsuit Warehouse before 7h25am ready to start running at 7h30am

Terrain & Distance

The route is a combination of jeep track and single track starting with a climb up to the top of Echo Valley.

The long route is around 14km and the alternative route documented is around 12km. There are many shorter options.

What to bring 

Water, appropriate clothes for cold, windy, or wet weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

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

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

  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you are not well, 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 18 June 2023

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 24 June 2023: Silvermine East from Kalk Bay - Echo Valley, Dead Man's Path, Fat Lady Cave

Hi Trailers

 

Next Saturday we'll explore Silvermine East starting from Kalk Bay station parking. The solstice will have happened so we can look forward to longer ( but not warmer)  days. 😊

Route

We meet at the parking at Kalk Bay station opposite the Norman Road steps.  We follow the various steps up to Boyes Drive and wind our way up to Weary Willy's. Here we go straight up Echo Valley, turning left and then right at the top to do some flowing downhill running down Dead Man's path. We follow the jeep track to visit the waterfall, which should still be spectacular,  and run toward Gate 2 turning right before the gate to climb up to Fat Lady cave. From there we descend to the jeep track turning right to Junction Pool. There are many routes back.

We can detour to Muizenberg cave on the way or turn left at junction Pool towards Nellie's Pool; pass Nellie's Pool and then left down the single track through Mimetes Valley (or keep straight on the jeep track). We don't go down to Bailey's Kloof but keep an eye out for the turning to the right turning to get back to the jeep track. Follow the jeep track back to Weary Willy's and back down to Kalk Bay

Rendezvous and start time

Park in the Kalk Bay station parking next to Cape to Cuba opposite Wetsuit Warehouse before 7h25am ready to start running at 7h30am

Terrain & Distance

The route is a combination of jeep track and single track starting with a climb up to the top of Echo Valley.

The long route is around 14km and the alternative route documented is around 12km. There are many shorter options.

What to bring 

Water, appropriate clothes for cold, windy, or wet weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

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

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

  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you are not well, please stay at home

 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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Thursday 15 June 2023

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2023 RHODES MEMORIAL-CONTOUR PATH

Saturday's run is ON. The weather is perfect for a forest run. If the gates to Rhodes Mem have not been opened we will park and start from the bottom gate at the Zoo Parking lot
See you there


Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2023 RHODES MEMORIAL-CONTOUR PATH


Hi Trailers

Saturday 17 June takes us back to Rhodes Mem and the contour path

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Meet at 7:20 am at Rhodes Memorial Parking. Ready to start running at 7:30 am


Directions To Start

Rhodes Memorial Parking.

https://goo.gl/maps/XSEghdtB5jtz4iSt8


Routes

The route starts with a nice climb up to the Contour Path here we turn left heading towards Kirstenbosch, enjoying all the ups and downs including the steps over the aloes till Rooikat where we turn around, continuing back along the contour path then taking Woodcutters back to Maretha bench and heading back to our cars via the lower path.


Terrain and Distance 

The route is ±14km and may vary on the day. There are many options to add on or cut short.

The terrain is a mixture of stairs, jeep track as well as a bit of technical stuff. 


Important:

This is a pack run with regular regroups. We usually split into two or three pace groups. Group leaders will be indicated on the day. 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. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going. 


Walking group to be confirmed on Friday


Dogs

Please note that Total Sports VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.


Margaret
Cell: 0724322768

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Sunday 11 June 2023

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2023 RHODES MEMORIAL-CONTOUR PATH


Hi Trailers

Saturday 17 June takes us back to Rhodes Mem and the contour path

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Meet at 7:20 am at Rhodes Memorial Parking. Ready to start running at 7:30 am


Directions To Start

Rhodes Memorial Parking.

https://goo.gl/maps/XSEghdtB5jtz4iSt8


Routes

The route starts with a nice climb up to the Contour Path here we turn left heading towards Kirstenbosch, enjoying all the ups and downs including the steps over the aloes till Rooikat where we turn around, continuing back along the contour path then taking Woodcutters back to Maretha bench and heading back to our cars via the lower path.


Terrain and Distance 

The route is ±14km and may vary on the day. There are many options to add on or cut short.

The terrain is a mixture of stairs, jeep track as well as a bit of technical stuff. 


Important:

This is a pack run with regular regroups. We usually split into two or three pace groups. Group leaders will be indicated on the day. 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. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going. 


Walking group to be confirmed on Friday


Dogs

Please note that Total Sports VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.


Margaret
Cell: 0724322768

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Friday 9 June 2023

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2023 (FROM VREDEHOEK)

Morning Trailers,

 

Tomorrow's run is ON


The walking group is confirmed, please liaise with Gaeleen (083 556 9679)

The weather is looking good, a nice warm 11°!



Rendezvous and Start Time 

Meet at 7:20 am at Vredehoek on Chelmsford Road. Ready to start running at 7:30 am


Directions To Start

Corner of Chelmsford Road and Ash Grove Road, Mountain Close Estate, Vredehoek.


Routes

The route starts with a nice easy climb up to the King's block house, up Mowbray Ridge to the middle contour (Devils Peak Traverse), along to Oppelskop, up to Saddle Rock, down to the lower contour path towards Platteklip, turning back to Oppelskop along the lower contour path, down to Tafelberg Road where we cross over, down to the old cannon and back along the jeep track to the start at Vredehoek.

The medium group may turn at Oppelskop.


Terrain and Distance 

The longer route is ±13km with about 919m ascent and the medium route ±-9Km with about 632m ascent, both routes have many variations to choose from on the day.

The terrain is a mixture of a single rocky track and a flowing Jeep track. 


What to bring 

Water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, depending on weather, your space blanket, and ICE information. 


Important:

This is a pack run with regular regroups. We usually split into two or three pace groups. Group leaders will be indicated on the day. 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. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going. 


Dogs

Please note that Total Sports VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

  


Gary Phipson
Cell: 078 998 7687

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Sunday 4 June 2023

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2023: MOWBRAY RIDGE, OPPELSKOP (FROM VREDEHOEK) 7:30 am

Hi, Trailers,


This Saturday 10 June 2023 we will start at Vredehoek (below Vredehoek Quarry) and head up to the Kings Block House, Mowbray Ridge, Devils Peak Traverse, Oppelskop, saddle rock, lower contour path towards Platteklip, turning back to Oppelskop, Tafelberg Road, Old cannon and back to the start at Vredehoek. 


Route pictures and the gpx file are below.


Saturday's weather is looking good so far, around 8ยบ with no rain.


Rendezvous and Start Time 

Meet at 7:20 am at Vredehoek on Chelmsford Road. Ready to start running at 7:30 am


Directions To Start

Corner of Chelmsford Road and Ash Grove Road, Mountain Close Estate, Vredehoek. 

https://goo.gl/maps/Hn4F7wiQU6h9QBXY9


Best to park next to Vredehoek Eco Park.

https://goo.gl/maps/Sje9hUuktPymWa6G6

 

Routes

The route starts with a nice easy climb up to the King's block house, up Mowbray Ridge to the middle contour (Devils Peak Traverse), along to Oppelskop, up to Saddle Rock, down to the lower contour path towards Platteklip, turning back to Oppelskop along the lower contour path, down to Tafelberg Road where we cross over, down to the old cannon and back along the jeep track to the start at Vredehoek.

The medium group may turn at Oppelskop.


Terrain and Distance 

The longer route is ±13km with about 919m ascent and the medium route ±-9Km with about 632m ascent, both routes have many variations to choose from on the day.

The terrain is a mixture of a single rocky track and a flowing Jeep track. 


What to bring 

Water, whistle, warm/waterproof top, depending on weather, your space blanket, and ICE information. 


Important:

This is a pack run with regular regroups. We usually split into two or three pace groups. Group leaders will be indicated on the day. 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. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going. 


Dogs

Please note that K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.


The walking group will be confirmed on Friday.

Gary Phipson
Cell: 078 998 7687

  


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Friday 2 June 2023

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Tomorrow's run Cecilia is ON

Hi Trailers
Tomorrow's run is on.
Looks like we may have some drizzle so please bring waterproof jacket and warm top.
The Walking group are weather dependent, if it is raining there will be no Walking group.

See you in Cecilia parking lot at 7.20 for sign in!

Allison Lamb


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