Friday, February 16, 2018

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi Everyone

 

Good luck to all the Bat Run runners tomorrow night.  Have a blast.

 

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

TWO OCEANS 24km TRAIL RACE ROUTE RECCE

 

We start at 06h30 SHARP in the car park inside UCT and just on the upper campus side of the old zoo (NOT the zoo car park near the gates up to Rhodes Memorial).

 

How to get to the start:

 

From the southern suburbs, get onto the M3 heading towards the city.  As you approach UCT, AFTER the Rhodes Memorial exit (which you don’t take) get into the left lane designated for UCT Upper Campus access.  Swing left as you enter UCT and head straight up the slight hill, passing Residence Road and University Avenue.  You get to a STOP street.  Straight ahead of you is a car park.  That is where we will start.

 

From the northern suburbs or city, get onto the M3 heading south.  As you approach UCT, just after Mostert’s Mill take the exit left to Woolsack Drive (staying in the right hand exit lane).  At the lights turn right (under the M3) and continue up the road into UCT Upper Campus.  Just after the UCT Sports Centre keep left on Rugby Road.  At the end of Rugby Road, swing right and head straight up the slight hill, passing Residence Road and University Avenue (on your right).  You get to a STOP street.  Straight ahead of you is a car park.  That is where we will start.

 

Route:  About a 10km loop through Newlands Forest (after which there is the option of bailing out) and then about a 14km loop on the city side of the mountain.  See map from the Two Oceans website attached.

 

Running Time and Pace:  Definitely on the slower side of slow / medium.  Aiming to finish in between 4 and 4.5 hours.  This is because, after the run two weeks ago, I was virtually comatose for the rest of the weekend.  However, every year we usually have a faster group that forms.  If you want to be part of that faster group then it is very much dependent on someone knowing the route.

 

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.

 

 

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

BLOCKHOUSE / SADDLE / NEWLANDS RAVINE

Route
On Saturday we start once again at Newlands Forest car park near the Helipad. We go up to the blockhouse (we're getting good at this!) but this time we take the lower traverse around the mountain and Oppelskop, up the zig zags along to Saddle Rock and continue on to the saddle between Devil's Peak and Table Mountain proper. From there we head to the spectacular Newlands Ravine to get back down to the picnic table and straight back down to the car park

From the blockhouse, those that are keen and have no exposure problems can take Mowbray Ridge and go up to Devil's Peak and then meet the rest at the saddle before going down Newlands Ravine.

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the Newlands Forest car park off Union Avenue (M3) at 6:25am to start running at 6:30 am

How to get there?
The Newlands Forest/Firebase parking is off Union avenue between the traffic lights where you turn off to Kirstenbosch and the Rhodes Mem offramp. .

Terrain and Distance
A good climb up to the blockhouse, then undulating technical running on the lower contour before climbing up the zig zags to the saddle. After that a short climb to the top of Newlands Ravine, then good technical downhill to the cars. Technical running on the mountain with some jeep track in the forest. Depending on route chosen this will be between 12km and 14km taking around 3hrs

Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning. The relaxed group will be confirmed on Friday

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, 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.

Liz
082 893 8617


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.

 

 

SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2018

 

MATES RUN

 

Mates Run – Sunday 18 February 2018

Start: 6.30am Vida Café Hout Bay (opposite Chapman’s Peak Hotel)

Route: Along the beach towards the harbor, then it’s HBTC Leg 1. Down Suther Peak until we hit the jeep track then turn left and head to the end of jeep track. Down the stairs to the beacon and then right along the single track back to Sandy Bay. From Sandy Bay it is back up to the Sandy Bay parking lot and then we wind through Hout Bay back to the beach and finally back to Vida Café.

Distance: 21km (3/4 hours)

Leader: Dale Symons (082 – 851 3949)

 

Notes:
• Take your own water and snacks.
• All runners are welcome.
• You need to be completely self-sufficient. Carry everything you will need on the day. This includes a basic medical kit, space blanket, whistle, windproof (waterproof if it is raining) jacket, warm headgear if it's cold or sun protection if it's hot. Charged cell phone with Mike’s number (0823197250) stored as well as the City’s emergency ops number (021 480 7700) and the SANParks Visitor Safety number (0861 106 417) programmed in. Just in case you need rescuing.
• You are also responsible for your own water and nutrition. There is little to no water on the mountain and, for the roadies, there are no water stations. You MUST carry your own.

More important:
Bring ice cold beers for after.

 

Yours truly,

 

The CEO

 

 

Durbac-CMC Trail Run (Sunday)

 

When: Sun, 18 February 2018 7:15 am for 7:30 am start.

Where: Paradyskloof Road, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch

Meet at: Paradyskloof Forest entrance. There is a parking area - find a space...
Directions: Put Vriesenhof wine farm in your GPS. The parking is on the same piece of road as Vriesenhof. You'll see cars parked at the side of the road and at a gate just before you get to Vriesenhof.

Distance and Time:

Short: 10km - 90min

Medium: 15km - 2 hours

Contact: Tracy Berry – 082 330 8855

Everyone is welcome, regardless of your level of disturbance :-)!

We're running some friendly Stellenbosch Trail Fund MTB trails around Paradyskloof (have a look at their website http://www.stellenboschtrailfund.co.za/ and please support their good work where possible). This includes a ridiculously fast, even for a trail goat, single track section coming down to Mont Marie.

Beers for afterward...

Please take note of the duration of the run as well as the weather and plan accordingly. You need to be self-sufficient as far as hydration and food are concerned, and wear weather appropriate clothing. We try to cater for everyone's needs, but this is a pack run. Choose a group that reflects your abilities, and then stick together. It is fun!

 

 

 

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

 

Cheers

 

The K-Way VOB Trail Team