Tuesday, April 17, 2018

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNS


Hi All

 

TRAIL NOTICES

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN SECURITY ACTION GROUP MEETING – TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018

 

Your Safety on TM - Workshop.  Venue: Venture Forth International in Montague Gardens. Location more for people in the north. Start at 6 pm. End at 8pm

 

 

MATES TRUCKER CAPS NOW AVAILABLE (MESSAGE FROM THE CEO – MICHAEL OHLSSON)

 

It brings me great pride to present to you the Mates Trucker.  See pictures attached.

 

Cost: R200.  Only 25 left.

 

Orders will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please send me a WhatsApp on 082 319 7250, with your proof of payment into the following bank account.

Account holder: The Hon. CEO Michael Ohlsson

Bank: FNB

Type: Cheque

Number: 62329590261

Ref: Caps and Full name

 

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING EMAIL GROUP

 

Obviously if you are receiving this email then you are on the mailing list.  However, there appear to be quite a few people who have tried to join the mailing list and then still do not receive the emails.  This is because when you add yourself to the group by clicking on the link, you have to select “All Emails” as your setting.  If a person has not specifically done this, then they have “Web Participation Only” (I don’t even know what this means!!!!) and receive no emails.  It is impossible for me to go through each person on the list so if you know of anyone who has been complaining about this, please would you ask them to drop me an email on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

 

 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

 

TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018

 

TUESDAY TRAILS

 

Oppelskop skop.  Meet at the Devil’s Peak / Saddle trail head at the end of Tafelberg Road

 

17h45 for 18h00 start and run for 1 hour.

 

Headlamps compulsory, not braai lights, candles or cell phones or lights you’ve not checked since last year. No headlamp no run.

 

3 / 4 pace groups:

Packers – Social (Slow Medium)

Ideas – Medium and off-beat

Old School – Medium Fast

Snakes - Fast

 

 


WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2018

 

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK

 

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

 

Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm

 

Leaders: Erich Minnaar (run), Catherine Johnson (shuffle), Gavin Mohammed (walk)

 

Location: Muizenberg Mountain from Muizenberg Park (see below, Directions)

 

Route description: From the start at Muizenberg Park (see below, Starting point and Directions), we walk up the steps, then cross Boyes Drive for the slog up the “endless stone steps” going up Farmer Peck's Valley. When we reach the mast we go left along the jeep track toward Junction Pool. Depending on time, we might make a slight loop towards Maiden's Pool back to Junction Pool, where we find the path going towards Muizenberg Cave. After Muizenberg Cave we head towards and along Mimetes Valley before joining up on the contour path at Bailey’s Kloof back to the start. Sunset is at 6.19 pm.

 

Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 9 km

 

Shufflers: Catherine Johnson 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: Gavin Mohammed 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).

 

Starting point: http://tinyurl.com/62qeq7r (click for Google Maps)

 

Directions: Take the M3 south to the very last exit, turn left into Steenberg Rd, then at the traffic lights turn right into M4 Main Rd. Drive 4 kms to Muizenberg and at the traffic lights for Atlantic Rd (Beach Rd) turn right into Camp St (opposite Checkers).

 

Equipment

—           headlamp/torch now necessary for the last 30 mins or so

—           water/energy drink/munchies

—           weather-appropriate clothing/gear: long-range forecast for 6 pm would have us believe it’s going to be cloudy with rain, 18 °C, fresh breeze NNW 30 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 18 Apr — 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

 

 

 

CMC-Durbac Wednesday Pack Run


When: Wed, 18 April 2018

Time: Meet 17:30 to run 17:45

Where: Majik Forest

Distance: 8 and 11 km runs

Park and meet at: We meet opposite the PROTEA HOTEL - the parking area across the road from the hotel. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE ROAD.

 

Come Join us for some Majik in the forest!!

 

We are running in our local forest. Come and explore its beauty with us!

 

 

 

 

TRAIL AND TAR – WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL 2018

 

This week sees us back at the Alphen Trail...... just for a respite from all the climbing last week.
Meet at Alphen Greenbelt (Alphen Hotel side)

5:45pm start
Headlamps starting to be a necessity.

Requirements for Wed runs:

Good sense of humour
Great attitude
Sense of adventure ...groups have been known to get lost in the woods!!
And R15 bucks which goes towards my retirement fund...

Groups:

Woggers................Nice easy pace for those who just starting out but have a little fitness
Supa Chilled..........for the runner wanting to take it easy, or suffering from a bub alas, gentle pace
Nice n Easy............for the racing snake wannabes who like the idea of running fast, but not the pain.....
No Pain No Gain ...for ex athletes and desperate wannabe athletes...can hurt occasionally
PAIN.....................for the nutcases who get off on inflicting pain on their mates.


Merrell Autumn Night Run Series powered by Black Diamond - DATE: 18th April 2018 ( 3 of 3 run series)

 

Start & Finish: Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia
Distance: 5.5km & 8km
Discipline: Night Trail Running

Start time: 18h30
Limited Entries: 300 runners per night

Enter online: www.entryticktes.net

Entries Open: January

Entry Fee: R160, R190

Description: There is nothing better than midweek night time fun through the historic vineyards of Groot and Klein Constantia with a super festive post-race vibe at Simon’s Restaurant. Lots of prizes on offer, wine tasting from Groot Constantia and a guaranteed bottle of wine valued at over R120 for every finisher will ensure a great evening. Different routes each week challenge the racers and excite the trail newcomers and of course the “Come as CRAZY and COLOURFUL as you CAN competition” on the final night where there is always a wacky winner. Night time running is an experience you should all try at least once! www.mountainrunner.co.za

 

 

THURSDAY 19 APRIL 2018

CELTICS THURSDAY AUTUMN TRAIL RUNS

When: 19 April
Where: Meet at NEWLANDS FOREST Meet in the parking area at the helipad / fire station / Parks Board offices in time to start running at 18h00.
Route: Newlands Forest, Plumpudding route

Headlamps required. No headlamp, no run.

Fast, Fast-Medium, Medium and Medium-slow pace options available, each with an experienced group leader to cater for different speeds, so provided you can run a flat 10kms in less than 65 minutes, there will be a group for you.

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

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CHICKS WHO TRAIL – 19 APRIL 2018

Join Chicks Who Trail, a girls-only trail running group (sorry boys) for our Thursday evening group run at 17:30. We generally split into three groups, Fast, Die Hards (medium) and Social (slower). All groups run the flats, run the downs and fast hike the ups. We don’t have a beginner’s/walkers group at this stage. If you know you’re slower, rather email directly to ask if you think this group is suited to you to avoid arriving and holding up the groups. With it getting darker earlier is poses a safety risk - so would rather chat and give you an idea of pace up front. We run for an hour.

 

You’re welcome to bring trail dogs - but ONLY if they are SOCIAL.

 

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages to find out more info about Thursday group runs, as well as additional weekend and mid week missions. Oh, and most importantly, don’t forget to bring a cool and refreshing beverage for a “warm-down” afterwards.

 

THURSDAY:

 

Start Time and Meeting Point: Devil’s Peak Parking/trailhead, 17:20 for 17:30 start (that’s the last parking lot before the boom on Tafelberg).

Running time: Approx 1 hour.

Pace: Three groups, all groups run the flats, run the downs and fast hike the ups.

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

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

 

 

FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018

RED SOCK FRIDAY RUN

Meet just before 06h00 every Friday morning at the lighthouse in Mouille Point.  Runners have the choice of either a five km or eight km run followed by a cup of coffee at CafĂ© Neo.

 

SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018

 

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

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

NO OFFICIAL RUN THIS COMING WEEKEND

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

 

SILVERMINE: KALK BAY MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT

This week sees us returning to Silvermine - Kalk Bay Mountains

Rendezvous and Start Time:

Silver mine Gate 1 (Same parking as for the River walk Run)

The gate opens at 7am so we'll have the briefing at the bottom car park at 7:15am.

Don't forget to bring your MyGreen card or Wild Card, or the R50 entrance fee - and your ID.

Rough Route and Terrain:
Starting from the bottom car park a Silvermine Gate1.

Cross Ou Kaapseweg.  Head along the Fisher man’s Path across Maiden Peak.  From here we head down to the Dead man’s path.  Follow Dead man’s path and on the Amphitheatre.  From The Amphitheatre we head for Kalk Bay Peak.  Then Saint James Peak.  Then Muizenberg Peak (Potentially Lower Steenberg Peak).  Fat Lady’s Cave and then back to the parking.  More detailed description to follow.  The exact route will be decided by the various leaders on the day.  Terrain Gentle Single track and some Jeep track, Mostly undulating. 

Relaxed Group will be confirmed on Friday

The small print:

All the usual rules apply with regard to water, warm tops and whistles, as well as space blankets and ICE information.

This is a pack run. 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.

Important for safety: Stay with your group. Front Runners, wait for the back of your pack to catch their breath before moving on.

Please note no dogs are allowed on our runs.

Whatsapp me on 083 579 2069 if you have any questions.

Theo


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.

 

 

 

 

CHICKS WHO TRAIL – SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018

 

No run this week.

 

 

SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018

 

MATES RUN

 

Start: Newlands Forest Car Park

Run Leader:  Lize-Marick Keyser.  Editor’s Note: Rumour (from the CEO, of course) is that Lize-Marick got so lost on the CEO’s birthday run that she ended up behind the CEO’s sad hiking group and then ended up at the airport.  Rather than come back and face the CEO she got on a plane to Barcelona.  But the CEO has persuaded her to come back for this week’s run.

Time: 07:00

This week we'll be exploring Newlands forest. We head up towards the jeeptrack and find our way to Woodcutters. From there we try out utmost not to get lost and eventually make our way past the Kirstenbosch dam to get to Rooikat. Up Rooikat we go, past the waterfall and, keeping our eyes peeled, take the steps to the right to get to the CEO's famous TT speed track down to the contour. From there we take a detour through Cecelia Forest, wave to all the roadies on Rhodes Drive and keep right eventually running parallel to the contour path. We again run past the dam and head down into Kirstenbosch Garden. From there we hit the jeep track and make our way to the bicycle track down parallel to the M3 back to the car park.

Approximately 20km. Medium Group. 4hours.

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)

 

No run because most of the group is running Oorlogskloof this weekend.

 

 

 

UPCOMING TRAIL EVENTS

 

 

MOUNTAIN RUNNER 2018 EVENTS CALENDAR

 

Thanks, Tatum, for sending through the calendar of your events for 2018.

 

Please see attached.

 

These will be set out in the main email during December.

 

 

O20 2018 (OCEAN2OCEAN) – 28 APRIL 2018

 

Next Ocean2Ocean is on 28 April.

50km guided trail run, Muizenberg to Camps Bay.

Puffer qualifier.

Runners can contact Barry Washkansky direct on washer77@gmail.com or 083 953 3056

 

MATES FIGURE OF EIGHT – 5 MAY 2018

 

45km starting at Constantia Nek car park.  Start time to be advised.  25km loop into Silvermine and then a 20km loop on Table Mountain.

 

Puffer qualifier.

 

More details to follow but SAVE THE DATE in the meantime.

 

 

MATOPOS HERITAGE TRAIL RUN (ZIMBABWE): 18 – 20 MAY 2018

 

Check out this event for something new and exciting.  Please email Tim ON timbe@nedbankprivatewealth.co.za  if you want the flyers that contain all the info.

 

 

THEUNISKRAAL TRAIL RUN – 23 JUNE 2018

 

7.5km / 15km / 25km

 

See flyer attached

 

 

FOOTNOTES

USEFUL TRAIL RUNNING LINKS

Very useful links for just about all trail events and news:

https://sites.google.com/site/trailrunwp/ (TrailWP)

www.alltheevents.co.za

www.runningthecape.com

www.wildrunner.co.za / wildrunner.ning.com

www.trailrunning.co.za

www.houtbaychallenge.co.za or www.fishermanschallenge.co.za

www.ndorfin.co.za

www.quantumadventures.co.za

www.mountainrunner.co.za

www.soxtrailrun.co.za / www.trisport.co.za

www.iqela-events.co.za

www.stillwatersports.com

www.allsportstours.co.za (for very affordable lifts to events)

 

A quick, rough guide to the Regular Weekly Trail groups in the first section of this email (K-Way VOB / MATES / CRAG / Celtics)

There seem to be lots of new faces arriving at the weekly runs and from feedback received it seems it would be useful to clarify some basics and also advise which groups are suitable for which runners:

Which groups for which runners?

· K-Way VOB Longer Distance Group: (Not operating at the moment) Saturday mornings. All runners welcome. Not just for club members. This group is for more experienced, fit trail runners who can do 15km – 25km of technical, tough trail at a medium to medium fast pace. For more information contact Tim Bellairs on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

· K-Way VOB Table Mountain Trailers: Saturday mornings. All runners welcome. Not just for club members. There are three pace groups – 1. Main Group is a similar pace to the Longer Distance Group but for 10 – 15km and with more regroups than the Longer Distance Group which makes it do-able for some of the slower runners. 2. Recovery Group is a gentler pace for 7 – 10km suitable for recovering athletes and novice trail runners. 3. A walking group – not a stroll, but a brisk walk which has been known to bring walkers to near heart failure. For more info contact Peter Rogers (p.d.n.rogers@gmail.com ).

· MATES: Sunday mornings, Tuesday Evening Time Trials and some night runs. All runners welcome. Not just for club members. Similar to K-Way VOB Longer Distance Group and often a little (or a lot) more hard core (extreme terrain) but definitely do-able for most experienced trail runners. Helps to be a beer drinker. For more info contact Michael Ohlsson on 0823197250.

· CRAG / CSAG / CWAG: Wednesday evenings. All runners welcome. A pack run that caters for most trail runners. Not what I would call a beginner runner group as you need to be able to do 10 -15km of technical trail with confidence but once you have some base fitness then this is one of the first groups you need to join. Lots of experienced trail runners to advise you. The running group has recently been split in two. CRAG is the Faster Group and CSAG (Shufflers) is a slower running group. CWAG is the walking group for a brisk walk on the mountains. For more info contact Rod Prodgers at rodprodgers@icloud.com or Christo Steyn at trailrunner@sobonana.co.za or Ezan Wilson at ezanwilson@gmail.com .

· Celtics: Thursday evenings. All runners welcome. Not just for club members. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO RUN 10km IN 65 MINUTES. 4 – 5 Pace groups which cater for just about all speeds from slow to super-fast. If in any doubt, start with the slowest group and work your way up over time. A great place to kick off your trail running although you do need some base fitness (must be able to run 10km) even for the slowest group.

Each club / group has its own emailing list which you can join. This email just tries to draw all of the info together for convenience.

 

Cheers

 

The K-Way VOB Trail Team

 

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell: 082 321-0299

Email: tim.bellairs@gmail.com