Friday, September 22, 2017

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP

Hi Everyone

 

NOTICES FOR K-WAY VOB MEMBERS

 

GRAPE RUN MARSHALS NEEDED

 

The club is still short of marshals for our flagship event, The Grape Run which is being held on Sunday 1 October 2017.  If you are able to assist, please would you contact Charlotte urgently on secretary@kwayvob.co.za .

 

K-WAY VOB 40th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

 

Tickets are now on sale for the 40th birthday party on 4 November 2017.  This will be a smart affair and will be held at The Cullinan Hotel.  Tickets R200 per head.  You can contact Charlotte at secretary@kwayvob.co.za .

 

 

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

Please join Table Mountain Trailers. 

 

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

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2017: MOUILLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE / SIGNAL HILL / LION’S HEAD

We head out to the Atlantic Seaboard this Saturday to follow the route of the Peace Trails. Well, more or less. ;)

Medium Group Route

From the parking area at the Mouille Point Lighthouse, we make our way up Glengariff Road onto the mountain. We turn right and head up along single track on the slopes of Signal Hill to the Kramat. We drop down slightly, then turn left along some more single track to the corner overlooking Bantry Bay and Clifton. We keep going anti clockwise with Clifton on our right along some lovely jeep track, until we head up a few steps to the trees, where we will take in the views of Clifton and Camps Bay. Some more single track as we work our way down to Kloof Nek Road, then cross the road and sprint the 300 metres to the Kloof Nek Traffic Circle. Then it's left up Signal Hill Road for another 300 metres and on to the spine of Signal Hill Road and along past the Kramat, all the way to the lookout point at the end, then backtrack toward the Kramat, cross over Signal Hill Road, down past the Noon Day Gun, through the streets of upper Green Point, past the Cape Town Stadium, through the Urban Park and back to the cars. About 11-12kms. 

Fast Group

The fast group will follow the same route as the medium group but will challenge themselves to a few extra kms and some more ascent - they'll climb up from Kloof Nek to the middle level of Lion's Head. So as not to overtax themselves, the Glen loop as done in the 21km Peace Trail may be omitted. The group to follow the leader on the morning. About 18km. 

Slower Group 

The Slower group will be confirmed on Friday but, in theory, will follow the 10km Peace Trail route. 

Rendezvous and start time
We will meet at the Mouille Point Lighthouse, ready to start at 6.45am.

Please bring
Your own water
A whistle
Warm top (windproof or waterproof depending on weather)

Sorry - no dogs!

Lorraine

0725750914

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.

 

 

SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

MATES RUN

 

Sunday 24th September

 

Start: 06h30 at Constantia Nek

 

Co-ordinators: Dopo “Deadman” Lykiardopulos and Koji “International Serial Killer” Nakashima - Fast group (0836598443)

“Magic” Marcy Loubser and Lize-Marick “Voortrekker” Keyser - Medium group (Sorry boys not sharing a number here)

“the Not so Legendary any more” Spencer,  “Yours truly, The CEO" Michael Ohlsson and Tim Bellairs - Kak group (0823197250)

 

Route:

Time for some fun, we will be playing Contour Path cat and mouse, all three groups will be running to the Blockhouse and back except with each with a twist, let’s see who wins the contest. First group back gets to drink all the beer!

 

Fast group will head out, all the way along the contour, turning up Newlands Ravine to the top of Devils Peak (Selfie shot here) and then back along the Upper Contour and Mowbray Ridge to arrive at the Blockhouse, before heading back the traditional route along the contour, well almost except hopping over Rooikat and out onto the Upper Constantia Nek Jeep Track and down to the parking lot.



Medium group will be required to at some point or other find their way down to the Newlands Forest parking lot and take a selfie with the Car guard before then heading back to the Contour and then to the Blockhouse, and will return along the traditional route to the Constantia Nek parking lot.



Kak group will do the plain old boring route, this is for safety reasons to make sure the group leaders have no opportunity to get lost along the way… Rumour has it that the CEO intends to have his own kak group contest, on the way back he is going to drop the hammer and show Spencer who the real legend is!



Who will be back first?! I know who my money is on!



NB: Each group leader must take a Selfie from the Cannons at the blockhouse or stand to be disqualified which means they will not be entitled to drink any beer whatsoever!



Distance/Time: 20 or so kays - 3 hours



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.

 

 

Durbac-CMC Pack Run

 

TBA

 

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

 

Whatever you’re up to have a great long 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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