From the parking area on the beach behind the station up through the historic part of Simon's Town and up the stone steps beneath the old cable way gantries to Just Nuisance's grave. Then follow the road out of the naval area across Red Hill Road towards Kleinplaas dam before looping back to run through the old Scala barracks and gun-batteries to see the WW2 9,2 inch guns and the recently renovated cannons before heading back to the cars.
Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking area at Long Beach behind the railway station to be ready to start running at 07h00.
How to get there?
Drive down to Simon'sTown and just beyond the Simon'sTown railway station, look for a road turning left and down to Long Beach between the station fence and Admiralty House garden's stone wall. Drive down and park as convenient.
Terrain and Distance
A warm-up jog through the ancient streets of old Simon's Town redolent of a bygone era, then a good climb up the stone steps to the crest overlooking Simon's Bay. Pause at the actual grave of AB Just Nuisance before a relaxing jog along Red hill's minor roads, undulating trails and tracks before descending down the steep concrete road past Scala barracks and batteries and then back to the station along the footpath next to the main road. This week will be about 14km taking just under 2hrs for the Fast Group.
The recovery group will follow the same route to start with a more modest pace but will take a slightly shorter route to give a distance of about 11kms
Peter Rogers will be leading a slow group. This will be a slightly short route of about 9km
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.
When: Sunday, 1 May, meet at 7:00, start running at 7:15
Where: Entrance to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
To Bring: R40 entrance fee, or WildCard. Self-sufficient for water and snacks.
Distance: Short - 14km, give or take.
Long - 18km, give or take. And anywhere in between...
Duration: 3-4 hours, both routes
Friends, non-members, and strange people all welcome!