Sunday 29 October 2023

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 4 November 2023: Grootkop via Kasteelspoort and tranquility Cracks

Hi Trailers


Next Saturday we go back on to table mountain via Kasteelspoort and run the twelve apostles' route to Grootkop for the gorgeous view (holding thumbs for better weather), exploring tranquility cracks on the way back before descending via Woody Ravine


Option 1: We meet at the parking in Theresa Avenue and trudge up to the pipe track crossing it to scamper up Kasteelspoort. At the top we turn right and run along the twelve apostles' route till we get to Grootkop. After enjoying the view (weather dependent!), we return on the same path taking a quick detour to explore tranquility cracks before descending via Woody Ravine and making our way along the pipe track back to the cars.

Option 2: For those that don't enjoy climbing and descending, Gaeleen will be leading a route along the missing link starting further down Theresa Avenue. This has very little elevation and is more runnable.

Rendezvous and start time

For Grootkop route, meet at the entrance to the hiking trail on Theresa Avenue at 6h25 ready to start running at 6h30.

For the missing link, meet at the end of Theresa Avenue at 6h25 ready to start running at 6h30.

Terrain & Distance

Both routes are mainly single track with a bit of jeep track at the start for the Grootkop route.  Both routes are around 12km. The Grootkop route will take longer due to the climb.

What to bring 

Water, appropriate clothes for windy, and/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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