Friday, June 22, 2018

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi Everyone

 

 

SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2018

 

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

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

Okay there wasn’t going to be a Longer Distance Group because of Theuniskraal being on this weekend.  However, Tim’s plans have had to change so there will be a medium paced Longer Distance Group.  Start time and place is the same as Table Mountain Trailers below.

 

 

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

 

AROUND DEVIL’S PEAK

 

On Saturday we are going to circumnavigate Devil’s Peak.

 

We start at Newlands parking at 07:30 (where the helicopters are), turn right and go UP. UP the jeep tracks and left onto a single track which takes us UP to the turnstile. Then we go UP to the King's Blockhouse (more history).

From the blockhouse we go UP Mowbray Ridge (mild exposure and rock scrambling), then UP some more to the abandoned fire lookout.

(If it is raining we might give Mowbray Ridge a miss and turn right along the contour and up to Oppelskop).

Then we go UP a little bit more to a T-junction where we turn right. This is a beautiful scenic route that brings us to the Devil's Peak path which takes us down to Jan van Hunk's site of demise, and then we go down Newlands Ravine (also stunning) back to the cars.

 

There will be a car guard, please bring him something.

 

This route is only about 10km, but be warned, it is a reasonably tough 10km which will take a bit more than 3 hours.

 

Weather:

The weather people - at this stage - are calling some possible drizzle but not much wind, so bring something warm and waterproof, plus all your normal safety gear, water, whistle, munchies, etc.

 

Groups:

We will start off as one running group. If a faster group forms on the first jeep track uphill, we can split into two group depending on someone knowing the route.

Relaxed group to be confirmed.

 

Geoff

082 570 4405

Please phone / email / whatsapp if any questions.

 

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.

 

 

THEUNISKRAAL TRAIL RUN – 23 JUNE 2018

 

7.5km / 15km / 25km

 

See flyer attached

 

 

 

SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018

 

MATES RUN

 

MATES Sunday Run – 24 June 2018

Start: 6.30am at Constantia Nek

Route: This is a long run, but there are 2 possible shorts.  We head along the contour path to Kings Blockhouse and then take the lower contour path along the front face of Table Mountain.  The first shortcut for those wanting to do a shorter route is to head up Platteklip and down the other side back to the dams and finally down to Constantia Nek (approx. 25km).  For the rest of us we will continue to Kloof Corner, then down to Kloof Nek and around the corner onto the Pipe Track.  The second shortcut will be to head up Kasteelpoort back to the dams and finally down to Constantia Nek (approx. 30km).  The rest of us will continue along the Pipe Track and head up Corridor Ravine.  At the top we turn left and head back towards the dams, turn right onto the railway track, across the dam wall and left to Ash Valley.  From there we take Smut’s Track back to the Overseer’s Hut and then down the concrete path back to Constantia Nek.

 Duration: Approx. 5.5 hours (35Kms) but short cuts are available.

Leader: Dale Symons (082 – 851 3949).  There will also be a medium pace group.

 

 

 

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

 

No official pack run for Sunday.

 

 

 

 

CHICKS WHO TRAIL – SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2018 

 

We have two medium pace groups running on Sunday.

 

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

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

 

 

 

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