Monday, December 29, 2014

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INFO FOR THE WEEK

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all enjoying a very merry festive season and are all suitably disgusted with yourselves because of the amount you have gorged down over the last few days.  Sies!!!!

Well here are a couple of suggestions for putting things right:

TUESDAY 30 DECEMBER 2014

MATES MTTTT (TUESDAY TRAIL TIME TRIAL)

Starts 18h00 from the car park at Constantia Nek car park.  Slower runners are welcome to start earlier but then you will need to time yourself and record your time with Mike afterwards.

It's the classic route up Constantia Corner to Camel Rock and then on to the concrete road at the De Villiers Dam.  Left and then first right down Cecilia Ridge to the contour path via Cecilia Waterfall and "the landing and zig-zig path".  Then back to the car park on the jeep track.

Mike reckons as this is the last MTTTT for the year you might as well stick around for a couple of beers aftwerwards.


SATURDAY 3 JANUARY 2015

NO K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS


SUNDAY 4 JANUARY 2015

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

Start 07h00 from the car park just inside Silvermine Gate 2 (South East gate or aka the R5.00 Gate).  Bring R5.00 entrance fee plus a tip for the car guard.

Mike will lead a circuit around Silvermine South-East for 3 - 3.5 hours.

Bring the normal trail running kit, water and snacks as well as ICE cold beers for after.

Remember there is no cell phone reception at the start so don't be late.

For any more info call Mike on 0823197250.  No SMS es and no emails please.


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Monday evening K-Way VOB City Bowl Trail Runs will commence again on Monday 19 January 2015 and will occur every two weeks from now on, rather than the once monthly runs before.  There will be Cape Union Mart giveaways once a month at these runs etc but more details will follow in due course.  But start putting these in your diaries.


Have a wonderful News Year's everyone.  Be safe.  See you soon.

Cheers

Tim
Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Friday, December 19, 2014

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING:WEEKEND WRAP UP

Hi Everyone

Sorry so late.

SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER 2014

K-WAY VOB LONGER DISTANCE TRAIL GROUP (all welcome)

Don't forget to join Chris Whales for a run along an amazingly scenic route on Saturday morning, starting at 06h30 from Constantia Nek car park.

This route takes in Myburghs Waterfall Ravine in the Orangekloof Valley, the Apostle Spine Path to the Old Railway Track, then the Dams, Skeleton Gorge descent and then contour path back to the Nek.

Lots of short cuts available.

All trail runners welcome, not just K-Way VOB members.

The pace will be medium pace.


SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER 2014

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

Barry Washkansky is leading a run from the Ruyteplaats gate (just below Suikerbossie Restaurant) starting at 06h30.

The route is Llandudno Ravine and along the Apostle Spine Path over Grootkop. Then it is the seldom trod Yellowwood Traverse around the side of Grootkop and back the way you ran out.


Have a great weekend Everyone.

Tim
Tim Bellairs
K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING a
0823210299 / tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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Monday, December 15, 2014

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: THE COMING WEEK

Hi Everyone

TUESDAY 16 DECEMBER 2014

MATES MTTTT (MORNING RUN THIS TIME)

With a slight difference because it is a public holiday.

07h00 (yes, 7am) from the car park at Constantia Nek.

It is the classic time trial route up Constantia Corner / Camel Rock / De Villiers Dam / Cecilia Ridge / Cecilia Waterfall / "the Landing" / Jeep Track.

No drinking afterwards.  Go and spend time with your families!  What's wrong with you people?

For further info contact Mike Ohlsson on 0823197250.  Phone calls only.  No SMSes and no emails.


THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER 2014

MATES NEWLANDS FOREST RUN (BECAUSE NO CELTICS RUN)

18h00 from the car park in Newlands Forest on the M3.  Same place as the VWS Office and the Helipad.

Plumpudding Hill Route.


SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER 2014

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

Start 06h30 from the car park at Constantia Nek.

Run Leader

Chris Whales

Route

Down the tar road towards Hout Bay and right into Longkloof Road.  Backroads onto the mountain and straight up Myburghs Waterfall Ravine.  Apostle Spine Path over Grootkop to the old railway track path / Margaret's Cairn / Dams / Skeleton Gorge (or Nursery Ravine - I can't remember - it's the morphine).  Down to contour path and back to Constania Nek.

About 20kms in at least 4 hours+ (I think......morphine).

Usual cautions apply about having the right gear, carrying sufficient water and snacks etc.


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

I speak subject to correction but the Trailers are on a break until the new year now.


SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER 2014

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

Run Leader

Barry Washkansky / Mike Ohlsson

Start 06h30 at the car park outside Ruyteplaats residential estate at the top of Suikerbossie Hill i.e. just below the Suikerbossie Restaurant.

Start up Hout Bay Corner and then Eureka Traverse to and up Llandudno Ravine.  Apostle Spine Path over Grootkop.  Yellowwood Traverse / Atlantic Traverse and then back along the Apostle Spine Path.  Down Llandudno Buttress this time and back to the cars.

15 - 20km but allow 3.5 to 4 hours because the Yelloowwood Traverse is more of a hiking section.  Spectacular though.

That's it for now.

Just remember: anyone trying to contact me (Tim) by email please use my Gmail address because I will be out of office until 12 January 2014.

Cheers

Tim
Tim Bellairs
K-Way VOB Trail Running

Friday, December 5, 2014

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP


Hi Everyone

 

Sorry about the erratic nature of the emails this week.  Well, more erratic than normal.  And I wish I could say it will improve but in all likelihood it won’t.  I will be out of office for at least a week and a half from Monday as I go off to have my foot fixed up in readiness for the next stage in my trail running life.  J  So don’t expect any emails from me next week.  Then I will be on leave from 22 December 2014 until 12 January 2015 and emailing from my gmail address only.  My gmail artistry is far less reliable than from my work address (laptop vs desktop). 

 

So here is some stuff to keep you going in the meantime.

 

·         Saturday 13 December 2014:     No K-way VOB Longer Distance Trail Run as MATES will be having their Christmas / Chairman’s Run from Constantia Nek + AGM.  All runners welcome though.  See details below.

 

·         Saturday 20 December 2014:     K-Way VOB Longer Distance Trail Run – Chris Whales will be leading a run from Constantia Nek from 06h30.  Full details will be announced by later email but to whet your appetite it will be more or less tar road to Longkloof Road and then up Myburgh’s Waterfall Ravine / Apostle Spine Path to Old Railway / Dams / Skeleton Gorge / Contour Path back to Constantia Nek.

 

·         To those who have asked about Two Oceans Half Marathon entries, please note that I haven’t forgotten but I will only kick off the advertising process in the new year.  Keep training in the meantime.

 

·         You may have noticed that there is no trail braai this year.  We just have to postpone it as I will be too immobile to organise and host it this December.  More details to follow.

 

 

 

SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

ALL TRAIL RUNNERS WELCOME.  NOT JUST FOR K-WAY VOB MEMBERS.

 

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

KLOOF NEK / PIPE TRACK / DIAGONAL ROUTE / MACLEARS BEACON / PLATTEKLIP

 

Run Leader

 

Barry Washkansky 0839533056

 

Start Time and Place

 

06h00 from the car park at Kloof Nek in front of the SANParks Info Centre.

 

Route

 

As in heading.

 

Distance

 

About 15km

 

Running Time

 

About 3.5 hours

 

Important Notes

 

  • As we are having new run leaders managing things for a while, please make sure you stick with the run leader and listen to their instructions.  If you choose to run on ahead and perhaps miss a turn then please accept that it is at your own risk.  If you are ahead of the group and reach an intersection of paths then please wait for the group to catch up.  Failing that you must accept that are on your own. 

 

  • Please ensure that you have lots of water and some energy snacks for the whole run.

 

  • Please wear proper trail running gear and ensure that you carry at least a windproof top and a cell phone with the run leader’s number stored on it.

 

  • Take precautions against the sun.

 

  • Watch out for snakes.

 

  • Please be aware that trail running and related activities are inherently riskier and more dangerous than road running.  You are participating in these runs voluntarily and whilst K-Way VOB and the organisers of the runs take all reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it can never be fully guaranteed.  To this end, K-Way VOB and the organisers personally cannot be held liable for claims relating to injuries, disabilities and deaths, inter  alia, that may occur during these events.  You are participating entirely at your own risk.  Please ensure that you are medically fit to be participating and make sure that you are properly kitted out for each particular run so as not to place yourself at undue risk.

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-Way VOB Medium Distcance Trail Group)

 

HOUT BAY / LLANDUDNO / OUDE SCHIP

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

 

06h30 from the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.

 

Directions

 

Take the  Hout bay Main Road around the circle into Victoria Road, drive thro’ the robots and take the second road to the left into Edgar Road and second road on the right. Into Eustegia Way. Parking area on the left opposite Brunia Way.  . 

 

Route

We run the route in an anti-clockwise direction to our inaugural run on  20 September 2014 run with a new fast – read downhill – finish.

 

The route starts  with a short uphill on the brick pave road, then down to the beach and proceed onto Llandudno . We then backtrack to Sandy Bay and head southwards along the shoreline path crossing the isthmus to Oude Schip followed by our first climb on gabion steps to Rocket (Mitchells) Road taking the left fork at the stone cairn..   

 

Terrain and Distance

 

Not arduous with the terrain ranging from beach sand, jeep track (stony), single track and boulder-hopping. Estimated time 2.5 hours for the 12 km. 

 

Recovery Group

 

The recovery group will follow a slightly shorter route of 10 km at a more modest pace.

 

Walking Group


The walking group will follow at a brisk pace for their 10 km route which includes and Oude Schip and Rocket Road.  


What to bring

 

Water and snacks - A whistle - Sunblock

 

Hope to see you there!

Randolph

 

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. anon                
 

K-Way  VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
 
Website: http://www.kwayvob.co.za/ <http://www.acsisvob.co.za/>
 Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/ <http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/>
 
Please be aware that trail running and related activities are inherently riskier and more dangerous than road running.  You are participating in these runs voluntarily and whilst K-Way VOB and the organisers of the runs take all reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it can never be fully guaranteed.  To this end, K-Way VOB and the organisers personally cannot be held liable for claims relating to injuries, disabilities and deaths, inter  alia, that may occur during these events.  You are participating entirely at your own risk.  Please ensure that you are medically fit to be participating and make sure that you are properly kitted out for each particular run so as not to place yourself at undue risk.

SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER 2014

 

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

DEER PARK / SADDLE / DEVILS PEAK / SADDLE / NEWLANDS RAVINE / CONTOUR PATH / SKELETON GORGE / DAMS / AQUEDUCT / SMUTS TRACK / MACLEARS BEACON / FRONT FACE SPRINT / PLATTEKLIP / DEER PARK

 

 

Run Leader

 

Dead Man Nick (Long)  0836598443

 

Michael Ohlsson (Short Slower)  0823197250

 

Start Time and Place

 

We will start from Deer Park at the top of Deer Park Drive at 6:30am.

 

Routes

 

There will be two routes, the longer one which I will be heading up is a mild 22 kays (about 2 kays of ascent), but is not to be underestimated.

From Deer Park, up to Deadman's Tree (how appropriate?!), left along Tafelberg Road, up the Saddle, beware to not take the Newlands Ravine split just yet as a startled elite did this year at the 3 Peaks Challenge Cape Town as he was being chased by King Martin Kleynhans. Head all the way straight up to the top of Devils Peak, touch the beacon and take a Peak a Selfie if you must. Head back down then at the split now head to Newlands Ravine and enjoy the flying zigzag down to the Newlands Forest contour path boardwalks.

This is where the shorter route splits off and heads left along the contour to the Blockhouse and then continues to contour until reaching the Platteklip intersection where it heads back down to the road and then returns to Deadman's Tree before winding the long and comforting Jeep Track way down back to Deer Park.

The long route however has barely just started, heading right on the contour instead of the left which the shorter one took. All the way along, up and over the Aloes, and eventually arriving at the bottom of another "once departed" trail section, Skeleton Gorge. Heading up Skeleton Gorge, then across onto the beach by the dams and around eventually joining onto the intersection by the Museum. We head up towards the Aqueducts however frivolously trying to avoid taking a break to stare at the beautiful valley and chance of Disas and then eventually after enjoying the mountains gift of water but dripping onto the Aqueduct, the trail joins up with Smuts Track and heads up to Maclears Beacon for our second peak of the day.

This however is where the fun really starts with a sprint finish along the front face of Table Mountain to the top of Platteklip and then clambering down to the road, heading right back towards My Tree and then down the Jeep Track all the way back to Deer Park.

This however is where the next challenge of the day starts where the CEO of Trail Running Michael Ohlsson will be waiting with cases of ICE COLD BEER, CIDERS and RED COOLDRINK. I also insist everyone have a picnic basket or whatever other snacks you desire waiting as the day has just begun and we will be running (in the festive sense) Deer Park for much of the afternoon or at least until the CEO passes out.

 

The route can be found at http://www.strava.com/segments/8526457. My previous pathetic time of 5 hours is nothing to go by, no more than 4 hours this time!

 

 

 

SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER 2014

 

MATES CHRISTMAS RUN / WALK / AGM

 

Well it’s that time of the year again. Mates are going to hold their fifth Christmas run. How cool is that? 


When: 13th December at 07.00 [saturday].


Where: Con/Nek.


Route: Con/nek, Eagles Nest, Agatha’s Crack (aka Agatha’s Gully), Camel Rock, Ash Valley, Nursery Valley, Cecilia Ridge, Contour and back.


Duration: +- yes you guessed it 3hrs.


There will be a HIKE and a RUN so this is for everybody so no excuses.


There will be a picnic afterwards so bring the whole family along and some goodies.


Dont miss out on this run its going to be a joll.
Dont forget the ICE COLD BEERS.
NO questions, NO smses, NO phone calls, Just be there.
The CEO of Trail Running Mike.

 

 

Mike 0823197250.

 

 

 

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

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

 


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Monday, December 1, 2014

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014 - KLOOF NEK / PIPE TRACK / DIAGONAL ROUTE / MACLEARS BEACON / PLATTEKLIP


Hi Everyone

 

SATURDAY 6 DECEMBER 2014

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNS

 

ALL TRAIL RUNNERS WELCOME.  NOT JUST FOR K-WAY VOB MEMBERS.

 

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

KLOOF NEK / PIPE TRACK / DIAGONAL ROUTE / MACLEARS BEACON / PLATTEKLIP

 

Run Leader

 

Barry Washkansky 0839533056

 

Start Time and Place

 

06h00 from the car park at Kloof Nek in front of the SANParks Info Centre.

 

Route

 

As in heading.

 

Distance

 

About 15km

 

Running Time

 

About 3.5 hours

 

Important Notes

 

·         As we are having new run leaders managing things for a while, please make sure you stick with the run leader and listen to their instructions.  If you choose to run on ahead and perhaps miss a turn then please accept that it is at your own risk.  If you are ahead of the group and reach an intersection of paths then please wait for the group to catch up.  Failing that you must accept that are on your own. 

 

·         Please ensure that you have lots of water and some energy snacks for the whole run.

 

·         Please wear proper trail running gear and ensure that you carry at least a windproof top and a cell phone with the run leader’s number stored on it.

 

·         Take precautions against the sun.

 

·         Watch out for snakes.

 

·         Please be aware that trail running and related activities are inherently riskier and more dangerous than road running.  You are participating in these runs voluntarily and whilst K-Way VOB and the organisers of the runs take all reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it can never be fully guaranteed.  To this end, K-Way VOB and the organisers personally cannot be held liable for claims relating to injuries, disabilities and deaths, inter  alia, that may occur during these events.  You are participating entirely at your own risk.  Please ensure that you are medically fit to be participating and make sure that you are properly kitted out for each particular run so as not to place yourself at undue risk.

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS (K-Way VOB Medium Distcance Trail Group)

 

HOUT BAY / LLANDUDNO / OUDE SCHIP

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

 

06h30 from the brick-paved parking on Eustagia Way, opposite Brunia Way Hout Bay.

 

Directions

 

Take the  Hout bay Main Road around the circle into Victoria Road, drive thro’ the robots and take the second road to the left into Edgar Road and second road on the right. Into Eustegia Way. Parking area on the left opposite Brunia Way.  . 

 

Route

We run the route in an anti-clockwise direction to our inaugural run on  20 September 2014 run with a new fast – read downhill – finish.

 

The route starts  with a short uphill on the brick pave road, then down to the beach and proceed onto Llandudno . We then backtrack to Sandy Bay and head southwards along the shoreline path crossing the isthmus to Oude Schip followed by our first climb on gabion steps to Rocket (Mitchells) Road taking the left fork at the stone cairn..   

 

Terrain and Distance

 

Not arduous with the terrain ranging from beach sand, jeep track (stony), single track and boulder-hopping. Estimated time 2.5 hours for the 12 km. 

 

Recovery Group

 

The recovery group will follow a slightly shorter route of 10 km at a more modest pace.

 

Walking Group


The walking group will follow at a brisk pace for their 10 km route which includes and Oude Schip and Rocket Road.  


What to bring

 

Water and snacks - A whistle - Sunblock

 

Hope to see you there!

Randolph

 

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. anon                
 

K-Way  VOB's Medium Distance Trail Group
 
Website: http://www.kwayvob.co.za/ <http://www.acsisvob.co.za/>
 Blog: http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/ <http://vobtrailwrg.blogspot.com/>
 
Please be aware that trail running and related activities are inherently riskier and more dangerous than road running.  You are participating in these runs voluntarily and whilst K-Way VOB and the organisers of the runs take all reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it can never be fully guaranteed.  To this end, K-Way VOB and the organisers personally cannot be held liable for claims relating to injuries, disabilities and deaths, inter  alia, that may occur during these events.  You are participating entirely at your own risk.  Please ensure that you are medically fit to be participating and make sure that you are properly kitted out for each particular run so as not to place yourself at undue risk.


TUESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2014

 

MATES MTTTT (TUESDAY TRAIL TIME TRIAL)

 

It is the classic route again.  Constantia Corner / Came Rock / De Villiers Dam / Concrete Road / Down Cecilia Ridge past the waterfall and “landing” and then back along the jeep track.

 

Start 18h00 at Constantia Nek car park.  Slower runners are welcome to start earlier but you must then time yourselves and record it with Mike afterwards.

 

 

Have a great week Everyone.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

 


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