Friday, April 28, 2017

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi Everyone (and all of your “out of office” messages)

 

 

SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

NO RUN THIS WEEKEND SO PLEASE JOIN TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (see below)

 

 

 

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

 

NEWLANDS FOREST / DEVILS PEAK CIRCUIT

 

This Saturday 29th April we are planning to circumnavigate that massive rock to the left of Table Mountain called Devil's peak.  07h00 start.

To do this, we will meet and start at Newlands parking area (where the fire fighting helicopters park), then go up and to the right heading for the turnstile and the King's Blockhouse.

From there we have several options based on the group, but all the options will end up at the big rock on the saddle (debate on the name of the rock could happen - some call it Breakfast Rock) from where we will head towards the top of Newlands Ravine, go down this beautiful ravine and pop out at the wooden circular rest table on the contour, then straight down through that tranquil forest keeping the river to our right, back to the cars.

The distance is a paltry 10km but do not be fooled, it is quite a tough 10km, and also do not be put off, there will be many regroups making sure nobody gets lost.  As usual, if there is a speedy subset of runners, we can split if necessary as long as at least one of the speedies knows the route down.

Normally the medium group does the same route at a slower pace, and the third group will probably not go over the saddle, but do a meander through the magnificent forest.

There is a lot of shade on this run, but bring water and snacks because the forecast is 30 degree high for the day, we should be finished before it reaches 20 degrees.


Bring a coin for the friendly car guard, he is a legend.

geoffnell56@gmail.com

geoff@edgetec.co.za
082 570 4405


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 30 APRIL 2017

 

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

Sunday 30th April

 

Start:
06h30 at Deer Park Parking Lot at the top of Deer Park Dr, Vredehoek (Headlamps required for the start)

Co-ordinators:

Charl Brandon “Caballo” Souma  and Koji “Serial Killer” Nakashima (Fast pace, 3-4 Hours) 

“Magic” Marcy Loubser and Jayde “the deserter” Butler (Medium pace)

Michael Ohlsson "the CEO” (Kak pace) - 082 319 7250

 

Route:

From the Deer Park parking lot, heading up the Jeep Tracks to Tafelberg Road and then climbing to the Contour Path to ascend India Venster. Across Echo Valley, Disa Valley and then Smuts track to descend Skeleton Gorge to the Contour Path. Turn left along the Contour until Newlands Ravine. Up and then down the Devil’s Peak Saddle on the other side to the Contour Path and then back to the start.

 

 

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 Jonkershoek Pack Run

 

This is a rerun of some of the JMC route. If you're not away for the weekend, come and join the fun in Jonkershoek!

 

We'll do the southern contour - below Stellenbosch Mountain and Haelkop to the fire-hut. For the strong and stupid we'll then tackle Swartboskloof - the big climb of the JMC. Once we get to the top we'll have a quick stroll to where Check Point 1 is usually set up.
Then it will be decision time - descend down Kurktrekkersnek, or continue further to the Panorama trail. We'll make a call on the day....

Those more intelligent will no doubt branch off at the fire-hut and go down rather than up. Aim for the corner of the reserve, and run to 1st and 2nd waterfall. Have a dip at the waterfalls, and then leisurely back to the entrance.

 

Details:
Date: Sunday, 30 April
Time: Meet at 7:15am for a 7:30am start
Place: Entrance gate to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Cost: R40 or Wildcard 
(I'm never quite sure when the Wildcard gives you a discount in Jonkers, but I think this route qualifies)
Duration: 3-4 hours for all distances! There aren't really any short-cuts - be prepared for the morning in the mountains.
Afterward: Meet for a breakfast, beer-float and good company at Ride-In. Ride-In is located close to the beginning of Jonkershoek Road.
Distance:
Long: 20+km, with a very steep climb up Swartboskloof. This is part of the JMC long route, and you should be ok with tackling a very strenuous climb.
Medium: 12-14km Also run the fireman's hut. This is already quite a climb, and will provide lovely views. Then down some excellent single track to the ring road. Follow it to the furthest point, where we take some more single track to the 1st and 2nd waterfalls. Have a dip if you feel like it!
Then a nice and relaxing return on the ring road to the entrance.
Equipment: Self-sufficient for water and food. The weather is predicted to be hot - take that into account. The mountain is very dry - don't expect to find water anywhere. And being out there for 3+ hours you need to make sure you have the necessary food and water to sustain you. No Water, No Run!

Contact: Caro Jordaan - 083 723 4505

 

 

TRAIL AND TAR – SUNDAY 30 APRIL 2017

 

UTCT TRAINING RUN


Sunday 30th April is on, run will be around 20ks, relaxed easy pace with some sightseeing stops along the way......We start at 7am and should be drinking coffee and having breakfast by 10am....For further details RSVP to me on 0827381890 please.

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

Whatever you’re up to, have a great long weekend.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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