For a number of years now Jane Holdcroft has been doing an amazing job of maintaining the K-Way VOB Trail Running Facebook page. Jane needs to take a bit of a break as her schedule has become very full. Jane, we would like to thank you for all of your hard work in this regard. It has proved to be a very popular page and this is largely because of you (and, of course, Joe Newbert).
Ian Nixon has very kindly offered to take over the page. Thanks Ian. Please note that there may be a bit of a gap while Ian consults with Jane and hands over.
HELPERS REQUIRED FOR THE UT-CT SUPPORT TABLE / MARSHALLING CHECK POINT – 10 DECEMBER 2016
At Constantia Nek. Just a couple more people needed. Thanks to all those who have volunteered so far. Just a reminder that you follow the link I sent you and register on the UT-CT site.
A bit of TBA here as we are still waiting for the official CRAG email but the details below are from the CRAG Diary.
Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016
Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm sharp
Leaders: Dirk McIntosh (run), Gavin Goldblatt (shuffle), Sandy Young (walk)
Location: Back Table and Ash Valley
Route description: Details TBA
Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 10 km
Shufflers: Gavin Goldblatt will lead a slower, more relaxed run, leaving from the same place at the same time, for the same approximate duration. Please note that the normal CSAG pace, whilst slower than the runner group, is intended to get the heart rate up and the lungs pumping, and provide a good work-out for those who, for whatever reason, don't run quite as quickly as they once used to. Shufflers are advised to bring/wear the appropriate kit (see below, Equipment).
Walkers: Sandy Young will lead the walkers on a BRISK walk, leaving from the same place at the same time, for the same approximate duration. Please note that the normal CWAG pace is quite fast — the walk is not intended to be a gentle stroll in the park; it will get the heart rate up and the lungs pumping, and provide a good work-out for those who, for whatever reason, don't run. Walkers are advised to bring/wear the appropriate kit (see below, Equipment).
weather-appropriate clothing/gear; long-range forecast for 6 pm says partly cloudy skies, no rain, 16 °C, wind SW 13 kph
personal medication (if required)
something liquid for post-run rehydrate session
warmer/dry clothing for the rehydrate session
whatever else you personally need for comfortable safe trail running
Car guards: Bev Smyth and Ant Smyth
PLEASE TAKE NOTE
The latest emergency numbers being promoted by SANParks, TMNP, SAPS and all the others are
City emergency — 021 480 7700: calls patched through direct to Joint Ops Centre and then routed to relevant responders
Table Mountain National Park rangers — 0861 106 417: goes directly to Visitor Safety rangers; report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary, persons, objects, possible camp sites, bark stripping, etc etc
This message is sent out to all subscribers to the mailing list of CRAG (Cape Runners Against Gravity).
On Thursday 29th September we meet at Kloof Nek for the run to start at 18h00. We will do the Signal Hill – Lion’s Head circuit.
Meet in the parking area on the left just 100 metres up Tafelberg Road from the traffic circle on Kloof Nek.
The route starts from the Kloof Nek parking area (where the Sanparks info centre is). Our route will start with a crossing of Kloof road at the Nek (please be careful), head up Signal Hill Road, and then almost immediately we turn left and head along the single track path that follows the spine of Signal Hill to the viewpoint at the end of Signal Hill. We then head back the way we came for a short while, until we get to the foot of Lion’s Head itself, where we turn right (west). We will take a beautiful route back along a scenic path that runs along the lower western slopes of Lion’s Head well above the houses of Bantry Bay and Clifton with superb views of the setting sun.
Difficulty grading: 7/10 (not too much in the way of hills, but some sections where the path is a little uneven underfoot.)
Distance is 9 km’s.
NB: PLEASE ALL DO YOUR BEST TO STAY IN YOUR GROUPS – MOST PARTICULARLY DO NOT RUN AHEAD OF YOUR GROUP LEADER. If you are new to the runs and unsure of the pace of the various groups, then rather run with a slower group initially. Thanks
If you are new to the runs and unsure of the pace of the various groups, then rather run with a slower group initially. Thanks
When: Thursday, 29 September 2016 Time: 18:00 Where: Durbanville Golf Course Distance: 3 – 9 km Park and meet at the Durbanville Golf Club
It is also Durbac Member of the Month evening. Anyone can join the run, and also stay for the event afterwards if interested. It promises to be loads of fun once again!
Friends, non-members, and strange people all welcome!
FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2016
SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016
K-WAY VOB LONGER DISTANCE TRAIL GROUP
PLEASE RUN WITH TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS
TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS
PIPE TRACK / CORRIDOR RAVINE / KASTEELSPOORT
This Saturday we'll be doing the Pipetrack - Corridor Ravine - Kasteelspoort Loop.
We start along the Pipe Track with magnificent views over the Atlantic seaboard all the way to Corridor Ravine. Up Corridor, then a left turn at the top onto the single track to head back towards the city. Continue along the Twelve Apostles route with great views over Camps Bay. We then head down Kasteelspoort and back along the Pipetrack to the carpark.
Rendezvous and start time:
We will meet at Kloof Nek in the 2nd car park where the SanParks hut is in time to start running at 06:45am.
Terrain and Distance:
The Pipetrack is fairly flat, but rocky in areas. There is a steep ascent up to the top and some single track along the Twelve Apostles route to Kasteelspoort. The run will take approximately 2.30 hours and cover about 12kms.
There is an option of turning back at Corridor Ravine or turning up Woody Ravine for a shorter route.
What to bring:
Water (please bring enough for the full duration of the run), whistle, a weather or waterproof jacket and a light snack.
See you there!
Warning for all K-Way VOB Trail Runs: Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running. It takes 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.
FISHERMAN’S FRIEND STRONGMANRUN 2016 – 1 OCTOBER 2016
Paarl will host South Africa’s first Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun 2016, the world’s biggest cross-country obstacle race on Saturday 1 October 2016. This is the first time this event, known as the ‘strongest race of all time’ will be held outside of Europe.
This rapidly growing cross-country-obstacle-race set on a long distance track including swimming, climbing and crawling obstacles. Paarl Rock, the country’slargest recorded mass of granite and the picturesque Berg River are the location, and will add to the challenge and scenic beauty for this one-of-a-kind event.
Ferdinand Rabie, winner of the first Big Brother in 2002, has been awarded the three-year license to bring this popular event to Cape Town.
Runners can enter as individuals or teams, grab your moment, dress up, it’s the ultimate adrenalin kick.
There are three distances: 8km – entry fee R350, 14km – entry fee R450 and 21km – entry fee R750. Entrance is limited to 5000 over the three race distances and entries open on 1 July.
To add to the entertainment of the weekend, Prime Circle will head the line-up to the Build Courage event concert on Friday 30 September. Tickets are R160, if purchased with a race entry, tickets to the concert are R85 each and available at Computicket.
For more information regarding this year’s Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun please contact us on the details below.
FAR AND WIDE SKY RUN 2016 - 10 DECEMBER 2016 (ZIMBABWE)
It’s that time of year again where we open up The Turaco Trail (www.turacotrail.co.zw), Zimbabwe’s iconic hiking trail to a very special type of person…. Trail Runners.
Since this is the second year that we are running the event I am sure that I do not have to stress the importance of your training leading up to the run. Safety is so important on an event like this, especially in the mountains of the Eastern Highlands. A good training program helps ensure that you are safe out there.
Having said this registration for the 2016 Sky Run is now open - Please note that the race is on the 10th of December this year.
I have attached the information pack below.
See our website www.farandwide.co.zw for more details; the registration form link and a downloadable PDF info pack.
K-Way VOB Monday Evening City Bowl Group: Every second Monday evening from Kloof Nek car park. All runners welcome. Not just for club members. 8 – 10kms and most paces can be accommodated. Nothing too technical. For more information contact Tim Bellairs firstname.lastname@example.org .