Friday, February 24, 2017

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi Everyone

 

DON’T FORGET MONDAY:  K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  MONDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2017

All runners welcome.

Meet at Kloof Nek car park at 17h45.  To start at 18h00.

Distance about 9 - 10km.  60 – 75 minutes.

For more info contact Tim on tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

 


SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

NO RUN FOR LONGER DISTANCE GROUP THIS WEEKEND – PLEASE JOIN TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

 

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

 

MOUILLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE / SIGNAL HILL / LION’S HEAD

 

We head out to the Atlantic Seaboard this Saturday 25th February 2017 for our weekly run !

 

Route

From the parking area at the Mouille Point Lighthouse, we make our way past Putt Putt and up Glengariff Road, on to the mountain. We turn right and head up along single track on the slopes of Signal Hill to the Kramat. We drop down slightly, then turn left along some more single track to the corner overlooking Bantry Bay and Clifton. We keep going anti clockwise with Clifton on our right along some lovely jeep track, until we head up a few steps to the trees, where we will take in the views of Clifton and Camps Bay. Some more single track as we work our way down to Kloof Nek Road, then cross the road and sprint the 300 metres to the Kloof Nek Traffic Circle. Then it’s left up Signal Hill Road for another 300 metres and on to the spine of Signal Hill Road and along past the Kramat, over Signal Hill Road, down past the Noon Day Gun, through the streets of upper Green Point, past the Cape Town Stadium, through the Urban Park and back to the cars. 


Rendezvous and start time
We will meet at the Mouille Point Lighthouse, ready to start at 6.30am

Terrain and distance
About  +/- 14 km, which should take us around 2.0 to 2.5 hours

Recovery& Run/Walk Groups

They will follow slightly shorter routes at more modest paces

Please bring
Your own water and snacks
A whistle
Warm top (windproof or waterproof depending on weather)

Hope to see you all then!

 

Regards

Laura & Joe

082 940 8684


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 26 FEBRUARY 2017

 

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

Sunday 26th February


Start:

06h30 at Vida CafĂ© Hout Bay (parking lot opposite Chapman’s Peak Hotel)

 

Co-ordinators:

Dale Symons and Koji “Samurai" (Fast pace, 3-4 hours) - 082 851 3949

THE “Magic” Marcy Loubser as honored by the CEO himself (Medium Group)

Spencer "the Legend" ("Just below medium" Group)

Michael Ohlsson "the CEO” and Jayde “the deserter” Butler… if he can keep up? (Elite K@K Group) - 082 319 7250


Route:

Across Hout Bay beach to the start of Leg 1 of the Hout Bay Trail Challenge, up Karbonkelberg and down Suther Peak, left towards the wreck and then back along the single track to Sandy Bay. Up to the paved road above Sandy Bay, down into Hout Bay and back to the parking lot for a beer and a swim. 


Unlike that other weekend trail running group Mates is an irresponsible Club. We will leave you to get lost up the mountain. But generally we get lost as a group, because the CEO knows nothing about direction.

 

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 (082 319 7250) 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 Trail Pack Run

 

No run this weekend.  Join MATES Run.

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

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

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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