BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU RUNNING PUFFER TOMORROW. HAVE FUN. SEE YOU AT THE GATES OF CAPE POINT AS YOU EXIT.
TRAIL SAFETY WARNING – EAST FORT HIKING TRAIL
Chris Whales informed me that this happened today:
At approximately 08:30am a woman was mugged and stabbed on the East Fort hiking trail on Chapmans. A concerned Noordhoek resident picked her up on Chapmans peak drive and transported her to the HB medical centre where she was taken care of.
Please be wary that criminals don’t have a set time of day they operate and always try to walk in a group.
This is the first incident of its type in this area for a while so please keep eyes and ears peeled
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018
K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS (all runners welcome regardless of club or no club)
LONGER DISTANCE GROUP
The inaugural Jeff Shapiro Memorial Trail Run:
It is essentially the same as the Table Mountain Trailers Longer Route below from Buffels Bay to Gifkommetjie but probably only starting at about 08h00. This is because we need to pack up the Puffer check point and then drop cars at Gifkommetjie first.
Please remember that you need a Wild Card / My Green Card or R147.00 to get into Cape Point for the run.
TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-WAY VOB MEDIUM DISTANCE GROUP)
18 August 2018 - Cape Point - Buffelsbaai to Platboom (My Green Card/WildCard or R147 entry)
On Saturday we will be running in Cape Point from Buffelsbaai, but this time we will be running south towards Cape Point. A new route for us with beautiful views of False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Lots of route options!
From Buffelsbaai parking (NOT the Buffelsfontein Visitor's centre!) we run up the tarred road till we come to the single track crossing.
This time we turn left and follow this path south towards Cape Point overlooking False bay all the way. We can deviate to the Whale watch viewpoint to check if the whales have woken up, then back track on to the path and continue south crossing the jeep track and then bear right at the junction to the Erica Hut (part of hoerikwagga trail).
We will now have almost done a U-turn and will be running north crossing 2 roads before heading down the Atlantic Ocean at Platboom. This will be around 7km. From here we head up the road and run back to Buffelsbaai giving us around 11km.
Another route option is to continue south and not turn to Erica Hut. This will take us to the Two Oceans Restaurant, then there is a sandy, boulder hopping route along the coast meeting up at Platboom - this adds about 6km to the route.
For those that want a longer distance on trail, from Platboom they can continue along the track to GifKommetjie - but they need to organise to be picked up at Gifkommetjie .
Rendezvous and Start Time
For those that haven't been standing in the gloom since 6am supporting the Puffer runners, you can arrive in time for the the gate to open at 7am and we will start running at 7:30am at Buffelsbaai Parking lot (NOT the Buffelsfontein Visitor's centre!)
Terrain and Distance
Single track, jeep track and road in a beautiful environment. Around 11km
Will follow one of the longer routes - to be decided on the day.
Relaxed Group to be confirmed on Friday .
A Whistle, water, a warm and a waterproof/windproof top, space blanket and ICE tag or card Plus your entry to the park - MyGreenCard plus ID/Wildcard or R147
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 19 AUGUST 2018
SUNDAY 19 August 2018
MATES SHORTER / SLOWER OPTION
Start: NEWLANDS FOREST Meet in the parking area at the helipad / fire station / Parks Board offices ready to start running at 07h00.
Route: We head up and right to get onto the jeep track towards Plumpudding. We take a left on to the single track to go to Block House. From here we follow the contour all the way to and up Platteklip. Once at the top we’ll take a left to Maclears, but turn right again to go through Echo Valley all the way to the dams. At the road we turn left, pass the Waterworks Museum where we’ll take the aqua duct to Smuts, turn right and make our way to and down Nursery. Here we can decide whether we want to climb some more (contour) or just drop past Skeleton back to the car park.
Leader: Adél van Wyk (072 2400 242)
Distance: 20km (3-4 hours)
Leader: Adel van Wyk 072 240-0242
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 (Sunday): All runners welcome. Not just for Durbac and CMC members.