Once again I forgot to change the heading for the Table Mountain Trailers Run this coming Saturday. Looking forward to some holiday…….
The run is in the:
"Tygerberg Nature reserve - NOTE LATER starting time & R15 entrance fee"
The details of the run in the previous email are correct. Just the heading that was wrong. J
K-Way VOB Trail Running
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bellairs, T. (Tim) Sent: 06 December 2016 09:38 AM To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' Subject: [vobtrailrunners] K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INFO
K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUNS
We had our final run for the year and a very fun and successful year it has been. We would like to express our deep gratitude to Freda Walters and Jeff Shapiro for all of their hard work in keeping this offering going for yet another year. You guys have done such a great job. Thank you.
And thank you to all of you who have supported these runs during the year. I (Tim) have undertaken to be at these runs more often next year, now that I am officially running again.
Finally, a big than you to K-Way for all of the wonderful vouchers throughout the year. They have proved to be a valuable incentive but seem to be a best kept secret. Next year we will advertise these more widely so that not just Kylie wins them.
The runs will kick off again in mid-January 2017 so watch the trail emails for more details.
TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK
WEDNESDAY 7 DECEMBER 2016
CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK
Date: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm
Leaders: Ron Jessop (run), Christo Steyn (shuffle), Camilla Grimbeek (walk)
Location: Surf and Turf (new route)
Route description: TBA still waiting for CRAG email. This is Rod's busy time of year.
Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 9 km
Shufflers: Christo Steyn 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: Camilla Grimbeek 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).
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: None
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).
To change your email address, perform Step 2 from the old address and then Step 1 from the new address.
CMC-Durbac Wednesday End-of-Year Pack Run and social
When: Wed, 7 December 2016 Time: Meet 17:45 to run 18:00
Where: Blue Peter restaurant, Bloubergstrand
Distance: 5 - 10km
Sundowners: 19:00 at the Blue Peter.
This has been a great year for trail running. So many new friends, so many adventures, so many new routes. Before we all go and catch our breath and recover, let's celebrate all of this in style. A very nice Blouberg beach run (there and back, as short or long as you like) with sundowners to follow at the Blue Peter.
Meet in the parking area at the helipad / fire station / Parks Board offices.
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
This week we return to the beautiful views of Tygerberg Nature Reserve. This time in summer so no more slippery bits!
Rendezvous and Start Time
We meet in the parking lot of the Totius Street, Welgemoed entrance to the reserve. Gate opens at 7:30am so please be in the parking lot before then so we can start at 7:30am. Entrance fee is R15.00
Free maps are available at the ticket office
Terrain and Distance
The fast group will turn left down the Golden Mole route and follow it up to the mast where they will run the Uketshe route around the front of the hills with stunning views of Table Mountain. Honey Badger and Rhebok will take them around to the other side on to Watsonia with stunning views out to Stellenbosch.A little loop on Duiker around the dam before heading home. About 11kms (see map)
The medium group will do the same route but cut out the first Golden Mole leg by running across on Wild Olive. They will also cut out Rhebok and continue up Watsonia. About 9kms (see map)
Easy running on single track and jeep track with hills but no exposure.
Peter will be leading his group at a slower pace and will choose one of the many trails on the map.
What to bring
Water (essential), whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather. Extras: Entrance fee R15.00
Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.
How to get to the Welgemoed entrance (NOT the Plattekloof gate)
From Cape Town side - Take the Jip de Jager offramp from the N1 and turn left on to Jip de Jager. Turn left into Kommisaris Street (Brown Nature Reserve sign) and follow the Brown Nature Reserve signs through the suburb to the parking lot
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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.
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 .