NEW ADDITION: MAD2RUN TRAIL RUN (GROOT CONSTANTIA)
I k now this is late notice but please check out the attached flyer for this new charity trail run at Groot Constantia next Wed 2 November 2016. 18h00 – 20h00. Sent to me by Lisa Paterson (email@example.com) .
Please support it if you can.
ALL TERRAIN JOGGING PRAM FOR SALE
Tara Vadas has the following:
“I am selling my all terrain jogging pram (something which I actually bought through your newsletter from a fellow runner) and was wondering if there'd be an opportunity to share this on your newsletter.
Attached are pics (I have attached one but more available on request). I’m not sure what you are able to post on your letter. I have a full description available, however in short:
TFK Joggster all terrain pram for sale. Perfect for trail running, camping or city walking.
Contact Tara: 079 599 4713
R 5 000 “
FACEBOOK GROUP FOR TRAIL 2nd HAND SELLING AND SWAPPING
Leaders: Rod Prodgers (run), Gavin Mohammed shuffle), André Proctor (walk)
Location: Cecilia Forest (see below, Directions)
Route description: From the start at the car park we head up the jeep track towards Constantia Nek, then after a few undulating kays we turn back along a fairly level contour and through Cecilia Ravine herself; up the path along the stream, turn towards Kirstenbosch, but we head south again before the boundary; then it’s the long slog on the contour path proper up to Angie’s Plaque before dropping down again to the single-track detour to the watering point on the lower level; now we go steeply downhill and just before the t*r road we take the path through the cork oaks back to the parking area. Sunset is at 7.10 pm, so headlamps are probably still a good idea.
Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 9 km
Shufflers: Gavin Mohammed 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: André Proctor 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).
Directions: From the M3, follow the signs to Kirstenbosch, but continue past the main entrance towards Constantia Nek, and past Top (Rycroft) Gate; about 1 km further the Cecilia Forest parking area will be on the right. From Constantia Nek, head along the twisty Rhodes Drive towards Kirstenbosch, and after about 3 km the Cecilia Forest parking area will be on the left.
weather-appropriate clothing/gear; long-range forecast for 6 pm says partly cloudy skies, no rain, 17 °C, wind SW 18 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: Leanne Scott & Cheryl de Kock
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 27th October we meet at Newlands Forest for the run to start at 18h00. We will do the Silvertree Trail Route.
Meet in the parking area at the Parks Board office / helipad / firebase (the parking area is the main parkingrking area off the M3 – 700 metres north of the big M3 / Blue Route intersection with Rhodes Drive / Newlands Avenue, and about 1.2kms south of the southern end of UCT).
The route is undulating as it heads from Newlands Forest initially with a few uphills before linking up with the Silvertree Trail. We head along the Silvertree trail, before eventually cutting down into Kirstenbosch before heading back along the lower rollercoaster route into Newlands Forest.
The distance is about 7,8kms.
Distance is 9.5 kms with about 450 metres total ascent and descent.
.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
Next week sees us return to Silvermine North (the side where the dam is). Note the later start time of 7am as this is the Summer opening time for Silvermine Gate 1. Route We start at the middle parking area or mountain bikers parking and follow the trail along Steenberg Ridge to Elephant’s Eye lookout. From there we head to the old Blackburn lookout spot. Then we take the Panorama trail to Noordhoek Peak. Come back via the Silvermine Orange Kloof trail, onto the trail that runs parallel to the river. Cross the tar road back to the mountain bikers parking.
Rendezvous and start time Middle parking/Mountain bikers parking lot in Silvermine ready to start at 7am. That means you need to be at the gate by 645am latest.
How to get there? Coming from Cape Town, turn right off Ou Kaapse Weg to Gate 1 Silvermine.
Terrain and distance Single track and jeep track, some climbs. About 12-14 kms.
Medium group The Medium group will follow the same route at a more modest pace. Or their leader may decide to take a shortcut.
Slow group Peter will lead the Slow group on a shorter route.
Dogs Please note that K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.
What to bring Green/Wild Card/R45 entrance fee. Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather. Water is essential on this route.
WP Trail AGM Please come along to the VOB clubhouse at 8pm this Tuesday evening for the WP Trail AGM.
See you there! Allison 0839837152 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.
This Saturday night, 29 November, Dirtopia presents the annual Halloween Forest Nightrun from Muratie Wine Estate that can be a lot of fun for all!
You can run a 5km or a 10km that starts at sunset, so headlamps are essential to survive in the dark!
Runners are encouraged to dress-up in costumes, as there will be prizes for the best dressed. Also luckydraws and Halloween surprise for all finishers.
Experience Muratie’s singletrack at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain and test your nerves with an exciting work-out on contour trails for an unforgettable evening. There will be a refreshment station available on the route with Powerade and sweets and a Halloween surprise plus Coke at the finish.
Runners can be timed with Trail Tag if they choose the option. Pre-entries close on Thursday with the discount, but late entries will be accepted at registration.
Muratie will sell food & drinks, so enjoy the atmosphere in the courtyard afterwards.
HAMBURGER AND CHIPS R60
AMERICAN HOT DOGS R40
All Dirtopia Trail Runs are now linked with Discovery Vitality. Join us and earn points. All you need to do is rent or buy a tag in order for us to send your results to Discovery.
REGISTRATION: AT THE VENUE FROM 17h30
DISTANCE & START TIME: 10km: 19h00 & 5km: 19h15
Please note: Pre-entries closes on Thursday 27th of Oct
COST: Pre-entries (closes on the 27th of Oct):
5km – R90 & 10km – R120
Late entries (taken on event day, if available):
5km R140 & 10km – R170
Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags. No tag, no time: available for rent (R20) or to purchase (R100).
Enter online (credit card and EFT payments accepted):
Start: 06h30 at the Old Age Home at the bottom of Ou Kaapse Weg (apparently there is space to park, try not to knock over any old people)
Dion Millson/Koji Samurai (Medium/Fast pace, 3 hours)
Marcy Loubser (Medium Group, 3-4 hours... maybe 5 if she gets lost again)
Mike CEO and Spencer Williams (Not so fast group – Mike’s words) - 082 319 7250
From the Old Age Home, once someone has signed an indemnity form to take care of the CEO in order for him to be released, we head up the Wagon Trail connecting to Silvermine West. Then along the newly reopened River Walk (up to the leaders), looking back/forward to make sure Marcy hasn't gotten lost again. Across Ou Kaapse Weg Road over to the R5 parking lot (You don't need R5, just because you know the CEO, you know). Up toward Steenberg, Muizenberg and maybe St James (The faster group will go longer here), then in the words of the CEO "down to Amphitheater, all that kak, down the other side, I don't know what it is called", then along the road next to Ou Kaapse Weg to the Sunbird Centre and out back to the cars to drop Mike off in time for tea at the Old Age Home.
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.
Also on Sunday
No run official run this week. Join up with the MATES guys.
I k now this is late notice but please check out the flyer for this new charity trail run at Groot Constantia next Wed 2 November 2016. 18h00 – 20h00. Sent to me by Lisa Paterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Please support it if you can.
K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN – 7 NOVEMBER 2016
All runners welcome.
Headlamps / torches compulsory.
Meet at Kloof Nek car park at 17h45. To start at 18h00.
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 email@example.com .