Friday, March 22, 2019

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING - WEEKEND WRAP UP

Hi Everyone

 

SATURDAY 23 MARCH 2019

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS (all runners welcome regardless of club or no club)

 

A:      LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

No long run this weekend.  However, Tim will be doing a slow-medium paced 11/12km run from Constantia Nek at 07h00.  Contour path to Window Gorge, down into Kirstenbosch and back via lower tracks through Cecilia Forest.

 

On Saturday 6 April we will look at doing a recce run for the Two Oceans Trail 24km route.  Slow Medium Pace!!!!!!!!!

 

 

B.      TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-WAY VOB MEDIUM DISTANCE GROUP)

 

Cape Point - Olifantsbos (Wild Card, My Green Card or R76 if you have ID) 6:45am start

 

On Saturday we will be  running in beautiful Cape Point doing the Olifantsbos Sirkelsvlei loop. Please remember to bring your Wild Card or My Green Card for free entry or money for entry fee)

 

According to the SANParks and Cape Point website, the entry fee as of 1 Nov for locals (with ID) is now R76. It used to be R135! They have split out international entry fees which are high.

 

Route details

We start at the Olifantsbos parking and run along the beach visiting the various wrecks before turning inland on single track up a gentle rise taking us through to Sirkelsvlei. Here there is an option to run out to the north and back again to get more distance if required or we turn west along the vlei and make our way back to the cars

Always beautiful running past the wrecks and then up to the vlei where we normally see bontebok, ostriches and turtles.

Cape Point weather is always different so please come prepared for everything.

Rendezvous and Start Time  

RV at Olifantsbos parking ready to start running at 6:45am . The gate opens at 6 and we'll give people some time to drive through to the park and the start 

Terrain and Distance 

 

 Rocky single track and beach with a gentle climb and descent. Distance around 10km with an option for an out and back extension at Sirkelsvlei. 
 

 Relaxed Group – Confirmed. 

 

Please Bring:  

 

A Whistle, water, a warm /waterproof/windproof top  dependent on weather, space blanket and ICE tag or card   

 

For safety, it is the responsibility of everyone to check behind you to ensure that the person behind is still there and that they see where you turn off 

 

Directions:

 

 Go through the park entry gate and drive along the road for about 2kms before turning right to Olifantsbos. It is a 10km drive to the parking.

 

Hope to see you there

 

Neil and Felicity

083 775 2150

 

*If you are new to this group, please read Table Mountain Trailers' guidelines here: www.tablemountaintrailers.org.za

  

K-Way VOB Trail Run 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.

 

 

 

THE VINE BEGINNERS TRAIL RUN

 

Taking a break this week.

 

 

 

SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019

 

MATES SUNDAY RUN

We take no responsibility for the spelling and grammar.

Meet 6:30 am at Vide E, Hout Bay. Head up & across to Noordhoek Peak, then down over Ou Kaapse to Silvermine 2 to bag Steenberg peak. Return to silvermine along the river trail to the dam for a swim. Head up past Elephants eye to the mast. Depending upon the group then head down Blackburn to HBay or a loop down the tar road and manganese mine before descending back to Hout Bay.

Shortcuts available. Full route will be 25-30km and over 5hrs.

Dion leading fast group, Adel medium and Mike and Judy slow group k@kish

Important Notes

Dress in weather appropriate and proper trail running gear. Must include a proper windproof (waterproof if raining) jacket. Carry plenty of water and energy snacks. You are running voluntarily and entirely at your own risk. If you run ahead of the group you will be deemed to have left the group and are on your own. Unfortunately, no dogs allowed. Bring plenty of ICE cold beers for after.

 

Durbac-CMC Pack Run (Sunday): All runners welcome.  Not just for Durbac and CMC members.

 

No official run - goats are off to Drakensberg Northern Trail 

 

 

THE VINE TRAIL RUNS

 

Taking a break this week.

 

  

CHICKS WHO TRAIL (CWT) – SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019

 

Sunday 24 March: Sunday Longer Trail

 

Join Chicks Who Trail, a girls-only trail running group (sorry boys) for our monthly longer Sunday trail run. We split into four groups, Fast, Medium, Social, Beginner's Academy. 

 

Date: SUN, 24 March

Time: 06:45 for 07:00 start

Route & Terrain: Slower groups will take around 4 hours, faster groups between 3 and 2.5 hours. It's super technical, steep and not suitable for big dogs. 

Description: Llandudno Ravine and Myburgh Ravine: This is more of an adventure trail than a long run, and will be roughly 40% runnable, while the other 60% will be up and down hiking. 

 

We start by heading up Llandudno Ravine Climb. It's a gorgeous climb with views of Hout Bay and Llandudno. There are two sections with staples (think Lion's Head), but neither are very exposed, so it's not too scary. If you have big dogs however, you will NOT be able to get them up this section. At the top of Llandudno, it's a hop, skip and a jump over to Myburgh Ravine, where we begin the 'adventure' part of the trail. It's VERY steep (slide on your ass type steep), and super technical. You WILL need to use roots and trees to swing your way down - Tarzan style. The ravine is steep and rocky, and if wet, super slippery, so we will take it slowly, and have fun. We cannot afford an injury in the ravine, so caution will be taken to get down in one piece. For this reason, I really encourage you to rethink bringing your dogs. For bigger dogs, this route is too technical and steep and they will not only hurt themselves, but also potential hurt others. It is really really beautiful, and should NOT be missed. Beginner Group will descend via Llandudno Ravine, and not go down Myburgh. Fast group have option to run extra loop at the top. 

 

Once at the bottom, it's a 3km contour path back to the cars. BY this point, your legs will either be blown and you'll take it slow, or you'll be in need of stretching them out a bit at TT it back to the cars. The full loop is roughly 10km, but will take around 3.5hours. Theres 630m elevation gain and descent. 

 

Perhaps a little swim at Llandudno afterwards. And a beer for the brave. Please note, there will be a kit check before the run - no pack (with emergency blanket/windbreaker/water/food/whistle/1st aid kit), no run. 

Start Location: Victorskloof Heritage Walk Parking Lot - Below Suikerbossie Restaurant, 1 Victoria Road, Hout Bay. 

End location (if different): SAME

 

NB: 

  • No hikers
  • No kuk vibes
  • Please bring food and water for 4 hours
  • Please bring waterproof/windbreaker, emergency blanket, basic first aid kit, phone with emergency numbers and your next of kin, whistle

 

FB link: https://www.facebook.com/ChicksWhoTrail/

Insta link: https://www.instagram.com/chickswhotrail 

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 organisers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed. To this end neither Chicks Who Trail 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. 

 

 

 

DIRTOPIA -  SWALLOWS TRAIL RUN – SUNDAY 24 MARCH 2019

 

 

Presented by FALKE

 

 

The first in the FALKE series for the year. Join us at this magnificent venue, Warwick Estate is a high-end South African winery with rich history dating back to 1771. The barn swallow migration in March is a worldwide attraction and said to be a sight to be witnessed and experienced. Let's celebrate this phenomenon with FALKE and Warwick with three distances to choose from.

 

Snap your pics in front of the banner wall on Sunday, upload it to Facebook or Instagram and tag Falke SA and Dirtopia with the hashtag #FalkeSA #FalkeRun and stand a chance to win a R1000 FALKE hamper. 

 

DATE: Sunday, 24 March 2019

 

VENUE: Warwick Wine Estate, R44, Stellenbosch

 

REGISTRATION: From 07h00

 

DISTANCES: 5km, 10km and 15km

 

START TIMES: 5km: 08h30, 10km: 08h15 & 15km: 08h00

 

COST: Pre-entries (close on the 21st of March):
5km: R110, 10km: R130 & 15km: R160

All PRE-ENTRANTS who are under 18 years of age will pay only R50 entry fee! Note late entries under 18 will pay the normal late entry fee. No discount!

Late entries taken on event day, if available. Additional late entry fees will apply

 

ENTER:  

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Payments must be received when pre-entries close, otherwise your entry will be subsequently cancelled.



Timing by Amarider Trail Tag – available for rent (R20) or buy (R100). All results are submitted to Discovery for Vitality points on condition you have timing results on www.trailtag.co.za. Results are live to all pre-entrants; late entries & changes will only be live by the Monday afternoon.

 

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS: The routes will climb on the slopes of Klapmutskop and go towards Le Bonheur & Delvera on beautiful singletrack sections and jeeptrack through the vineyards. The routes are NOT loops of 5km. Circular routes with sections of beautiful newly built trails! Some adjustments to the previous event at this venue, due to Cape Epic crossing the day before.

GENERAL INFO:  A medal to all finishers!  The refreshment station on route will have Powerade, water, fruit & jellys and coke to all finishers. Stay for the prize giving & lucky draw and stand a chance to win some great product prizes from the sponsors, FALKE and Warwick Wine! Early morning coffee will be ready, and there will be health wraps to enjoy afterwards. Livvwell will be there for some great recovery massages.

 

Book early for Warwick's popular lunch picnic – see their website: www.warwickwine.com 

 

Remember to follow us on Instagram, Twitter @dirtopia or Facebook  for daily news.

 

 

 

 


WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 



Whatever you're up to, have a great weekend.

 

Cheers

 

The K-Way VOB Trail Team

 

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell: 082 321-0299

Email: tim.bellairs@gmail.com



 






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