Friday 14 June 2024

Fwd: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 15th June 2024 - Constantia Nek, Rooikat, Cecilia Loop.

Hi Trailers,

Our run tomorrow is ON!

There will be a walking group.

The weather looks good for running.

See you tomorrow morning.

Gary
078 998 7687


This week we start from Constantia Nek, doing a loop past Cecilia waterfall, Rooikatkloof, Skeleton Gorge, Kirstenbosch Dam and back to Constantia Nek Parking. A nice runnable route of ±12km with 740m ascent.

  

Route details 

Starting from the Constantia Nek parking we take the first left up the single track which brings us up to the jeep track, keeping right on the jeep track we head up the concrete road for a bit before turning right again taking us to the single track which leads us past Cecilia Waterfall, up Rooikat and down to the contour path. Turning left we follow the contour path past Skeleton Gorge to the Y junction which leads up the stairs, here we will head down into Kirstenbosch making our way back past the Kirstenbosch Dam through Cecilia Forest and back to Constantia Nek parking.  

 

 All in all, it should be around 12km and about 2 to 2.5 hours for the relaxed group as we stop to admire the views and waterfalls. There are many options for a shorter or longer run.



The walking group will be confirmed on Friday. 

 

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Constantia Nek Parking (opposite La Parada Restaurant) at 7:20 am ready to start running at 7:30 am

The parking can fill up quickly, so I recommend arriving earlier. 


Terrain and distance

Mostly single-track and not very technical. ±12km, with 740m ascent.

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps in the morning. 


Dogs
Please note that
Totalsports VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather, space blanket, ICE ID - on your phone, bracelet/tag, or card in your backpack.


Important

Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.   
Leaders of each group will ensure that no one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure no one is left alone


 Gary Phipson

Cell: 078 998 7687

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Sunday 9 June 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 15th June 2024 - Constantia Nek, Rooikat, Cecilia Loop.

Hi Trailers,

This week we start from Constantia Nek, doing a loop past Cecilia waterfall, Rooikatkloof, Skeleton Gorge, Kirstenbosch Dam and back to Constantia Nek Parking. A nice runnable route of ±12km with 740m ascent.

  

Route details 

Starting from the Constantia Nek parking we take the first left up the single track which brings us up to the jeep track, keeping right on the jeep track we head up the concrete road for a bit before turning right again taking us to the single track which leads us past Cecilia Waterfall, up Rooikat and down to the contour path. Turning left we follow the contour path past Skeleton Gorge to the Y junction which leads up the stairs, here we will head down into Kirstenbosch making our way back past the Kirstenbosch Dam through Cecilia Forest and back to Constantia Nek parking.  

 

 All in all, it should be around 12km and about 2 to 2.5 hours for the relaxed group as we stop to admire the views and waterfalls. There are many options for a shorter or longer run.



The walking group will be confirmed on Friday. 

 

Rendezvous and Start Time 

Constantia Nek Parking (opposite La Parada Restaurant) at 7:20 am ready to start running at 7:30 am

The parking can fill up quickly, so I recommend arriving a bit earlier. 


Terrain and distance

Mostly single-track and not very technical. ±12km, with 740m ascent.

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps in the morning. 


Dogs
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, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, or card in your backpack.


Important

Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.   
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. 


 Gary Phipson

Cell: 078 998 7687

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Friday 7 June 2024

RE: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 8 June 2024 Cape Point - Olifantsbos and Sirkelsvlei

Hi Trailers

 

Our run tomorrow is ON!

 

There will be a walking group.

 

Weather looks good for running with a strong breeze.

 

Please ensure you're on time as we have no reception to get a message.

Olifantsbos is about 10km from the gate so plan your journey. First right turn after the gate.

 

See you there

Liz 082 893 8617

 

 

From: Liz Brash <liz_brash@mweb.co.za>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2024 8:56 AM
To: 'tmtrailers@googlegroups.com' <tmtrailers@googlegroups.com>
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 8 June 2024 Cape Point - Olifantsbos and Sirkelsvlei

 

Hi Trailers

 

Next week we will explore the Cape Point Nature reserve from the start at Olifantsbos.  We will run along the beach to visit the wrecks and the climb up to the plateau to run round Sirkelsvlei.

 

Route

From the start at Olifantsbos parking we will run along the beach visiting various wrecks along the way. After the last one, we turn left to go up the hill to the plateau and run the flowing single tracks up there. At the junction, there is the option to turn left back to the parking for a short run or turn left along to SIrkelsvlei.  At Sirkelsvlei we turn left to run back along the ridge to the parking. At that point there is an option to run straight to get to the road for an out and back to add extra mileage

Rendezvous and start time

The Gate opens at 7am officially. We will plan to start running at 7h45am to give people time to get there. There is no reception so we won't know if you're running late

Terrain & Distance

A mixture of beach and  single track. Distances estimated.

  • The Sirkelsvlei run is around 10km
  • The short turn off is around 5km
  • The out and back can add up to 4kms depending on where you turn round

What to bring 

Appropriate clothes for possible misty, windy weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate gear, water and food.

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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Monday 3 June 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 8 June 2024 Cape Point - Olifantsbos and Sirkelsvlei

Hi Trailers

 

Next week we will explore the Cape Point Nature reserve from the start at Olifantsbos.  We will run along the beach to visit the wrecks and the climb up to the plateau to run round Sirkelsvlei.

 

Route

From the start at Olifantsbos parking we will run along the beach visiting various wrecks along the way. After the last one, we turn left to go up the hill to the plateau and run the flowing single tracks up there. At the junction, there is the option to turn left back to the parking for a short run or turn left along to SIrkelsvlei.  At Sirkelsvlei we turn left to run back along the ridge to the parking. At that point there is an option to run straight to get to the road for an out and back to add extra mileage

Rendezvous and start time

The Gate opens at 7am officially. We will plan to start running at 7h45am to give people time to get there. There is no reception so we won't know if you're running late

Terrain & Distance

A mixture of beach and  single track. Distances estimated.

  • The Sirkelsvlei run is around 10km
  • The short turn off is around 5km
  • The out and back can add up to 4kms depending on where you turn round

What to bring 

Appropriate clothes for possible misty, windy weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate gear, water and food.

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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Friday 31 May 2024

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 1 June 2024: Lions Head Signal Hill circuit from Mouille Point (Green Point) lighthouse

 

 

Morning Trailers

 

Tomorrow's run is ON

 

NO official walking group

 

Rendezvous and Start Time:  
RV at  the Moullie Point (Green Point) Lighthouse at  7.15 a.m. ready to start running at 7.30 a.m.

Terrain and Distance:


Mostly single track with some solid climbing and flowing running.  


Distance: approx 12-13kms taking about 2h30 mins

 
What to bring 
Water, appropriate clothes for cold, windy, or wet weather, a whistle, a space blanket, and your ICE information
Please check the weather before leaving home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear.


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. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no one is left alone. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going.   

 

Dogs:
Total Sports VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

 

 

Gae Tompkins (Run manager)

0835569679

 

 

 

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Monday 27 May 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: Saturday 1 June 2024: Lions Head Signal Hill circuit from Mouille Point (Green Point) lighthouse

 

Morning Trailers

 

This week I have chosen to do the Green Point/Signal hill run in memory of Dave Bywater, who has sadly passed away.  This was a route introduced to Trailers by Dave many years ago and has become a regular and favourite route.


Route details
We will run the route in an anti-clockwise direction.

 

From Mouille Point (Green Point) lighthouse, we warm up along beach road and head up Glengariff Road (please be mindful of traffic).  At the top of Glengariff we reach the trail, give our lungs time to catch up, and turn right to run above Sea Point. 

We follow the Lions Head Path all the way around the bottom of Lions Head, dodging the tourists as we pass the start of the Lions Head hiking trail to head back along the rump of the Lion, passed the Kramat to the 2nd parking area .


Here we can choose to "out and back" to Signal Hill lookout before turning down towards Bo-Kaap. Taking the first left and then right we find our way to the noon day gun, where we pause to take some pics with the "big guns" and of the view before continuing our way down the side of signal hill.  


We make our way back to the cars down side streets to run through Green Point park and return to the lighthouse (again please be mindful of traffic).

Rendezvous and Start Time:
  
RV at  the Moullie Point (Green Point) Lighthouse at  7.15 a.m. ready to start running at 7.30 a.m.

Terrain and Distance:


Mostly single track with some solid climbing and flowing running.  


Distance: approx 12-13kms taking about 2h30 mins Walking Group will be confirmed on Friday.

 
What to bring 
Water, appropriate clothes for cold, windy, or wet weather, a whistle, a space blanket, and your ICE information
Please check the weather before leaving home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear.


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. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no one is left alone. Remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to ensure the people behind you see which way you are going.   

 

Dogs:
Total Sports VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

 

Have a great week.

 

Gae Tompkins (Run manager)

0835569679

 

 

 

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Friday 24 May 2024

Fw: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 25 May 2024: East Fort, Hout Bay

Happy Friday Trailers

Tomorrow's run is ON.

There will not be a walking group.

See you there!

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Sent: Monday, 20 May 2024 at 12:38:32 SAST
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 25 May 2024: East Fort, Hout Bay

Happy Monday Trailers

This Saturday we're in the Republic of Hout Bay.

Route details
Starting from the parking by Velocity Gym, we warm up with a trot up the road to the start of the trail at East Fort. From the shortcut trail we join the jeep track until we get the split to the higher contour path where we may split into groups, those who don't like heights or don't want the steeper climb can continue along the jeep track.  We all end up at Blackburn Ravine and follow the contour path towards Chapmans Peak.  Along the single track we are treated to magnificent views (weather permitting) across the bay, note there is some mild exposure in sections adding to the adventure.
At approximately 7km groups can decide whether to summit Chapmans Peak or head down to Chapmans Peak drive, popping out by the "ticket checker".  From here we have a leg stretch on the tar (approx 4km) back to our cars.

Please remember this a social pack run led by committee with plenty of opportunities for photographs, and its important that we look out for each other. 

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Velocity Gym parking area at the bottom of Chappies, please come 5 mins earlier to sign the register and for a run briefing, ready to start at 07:30 (sunrise-ish).

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Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, single track and tar.  

Distance: +- 12 kms taking about 2h00 - 2h30mins for Main & Relaxed Group, longer if doing Chapmans Peak summit.

Walking group will be confirmed in Fridays mail.

*Please note adjustments to the route may be made whilst running depending on the group and weather conditions. Remember to check Friday's email just in case there are changes.

What to bring  

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

ImportantPlease remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.  Please keep together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs


Have a great week!

Samantha
0723144341


Monday 20 May 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 25 May 2024: East Fort, Hout Bay

Happy Monday Trailers

This Saturday we're in the Republic of Hout Bay.

Route details
Starting from the parking by Velocity Gym, we warm up with a trot up the road to the start of the trail at East Fort. From the shortcut trail we join the jeep track until we get the split to the higher contour path where we may split into groups, those who don't like heights or don't want the steeper climb can continue along the jeep track.  We all end up at Blackburn Ravine and follow the contour path towards Chapmans Peak.  Along the single track we are treated to magnificent views (weather permitting) across the bay, note there is some mild exposure in sections adding to the adventure.
At approximately 7km groups can decide whether to summit Chapmans Peak or head down to Chapmans Peak drive, popping out by the "ticket checker".  From here we have a leg stretch on the tar (approx 4km) back to our cars.

Please remember this a social pack run led by committee with plenty of opportunities for photographs, and its important that we look out for each other. 

Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Velocity Gym parking area at the bottom of Chappies, please come 5 mins earlier to sign the register and for a run briefing, ready to start at 07:30 (sunrise-ish).

Inline image

Terrain and Distance

A mix of jeep track, single track and tar.  

Distance: +- 12 kms taking about 2h00 - 2h30mins for Main & Relaxed Group, longer if doing Chapmans Peak summit.

Walking group will be confirmed in Fridays mail.

*Please note adjustments to the route may be made whilst running depending on the group and weather conditions. Remember to check Friday's email just in case there are changes.

What to bring  

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

ImportantPlease remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.  Please keep together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs


Have a great week!

Samantha
0723144341


Friday 17 May 2024

FW: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - circular route around that big rock called Devil's Peak

Hi all, tomorrow is ON

 

 

No wind, what there is should be East-ish, lots of mid-height cloud, hopefully it does not obscure the magnificent views from the upper contour, temperature just perfect for a mountain outing.

 

See you there, start 7:30…

 

No news about walkers, perhaps just arrive and see who is keen to walk?

 

 

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Sent: Monday, May 13, 2024 7:24 PM
To: tmtrailers@googlegroups.com
Subject: TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - circular route around that big rock called Devil's Peak

 

Hi Trailers

 

This coming Saturday we will circle the big rock called Devil's Peak.

 

Rendezvous and start time

We meet for our briefing and sign the register ready to start running at 07:30

RV at Newlands Forest car park near the helicopters

 

 Route

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/944869?units=km

This plot-a-route is 'kind of' what we are doing, there are many variations.

 

We will go from Newlands, lots of up to the right, take the single track left up to the turnstile, Blockhouse, Mowbray (or… here is the first option to go around to Oppels and over the saddle)

After Mowbray, go up one more level to the Knife Edge T junction, turn right and do the upper contour to the mini saddle and perhaps meet the lower contour people.

Then an option is to summit The Devil, then down Newlands Ravine to the cars.

 

Expect about 10 tough km's and probably 3 hours.

 

Terrain and Distance

All sorts, minor exposure on Mowbray, could describe it as completely do-able and fantastic.

 

Walking Group to be confirmed on Friday.

 

What to bring  

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

ImportantPlease remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.  Please keep together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs

 

 

See you there, call if any questions…

Geoff

082 570 4405

 

 

 

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Monday 13 May 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - circular route around that big rock called Devil's Peak

Hi Trailers

 

This coming Saturday we will circle the big rock called Devil's Peak.

 

Rendezvous and start time

We meet for our briefing and sign the register ready to start running at 07:30

RV at Newlands Forest car park near the helicopters

 

 Route

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/944869?units=km

This plot-a-route is 'kind of' what we are doing, there are many variations.

 

We will go from Newlands, lots of up to the right, take the single track left up to the turnstile, Blockhouse, Mowbray (or… here is the first option to go around to Oppels and over the saddle)

After Mowbray, go up one more level to the Knife Edge T junction, turn right and do the upper contour to the mini saddle and perhaps meet the lower contour people.

Then an option is to summit The Devil, then down Newlands Ravine to the cars.

 

Expect about 10 tough km's and probably 3 hours.

 

Terrain and Distance

All sorts, minor exposure on Mowbray, could describe it as completely do-able and fantastic.

 

Walking Group to be confirmed on Friday.

 

What to bring  

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

ImportantPlease remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.  Please keep together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs

 

 

See you there, call if any questions…

Geoff

082 570 4405

 

 

 

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