Tuesday, May 31, 2016

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INFORMATION

 

Hi Everyone

  

TRAIL SHOP AND NOTICES

 

NEW FACEBOOK GROUP FOR TRAIL SHOPPING AND SWAPPING

 

https://facebook.com/groups/trailshop/ 

 

 

NEW WEEKDAY / WEEKEND TRAIL TRAINING RUN DETAILS – DURBAC – CMC (NORTHERN SUBURBS)

 

After a fantastic run with some of the Durbac-CMC guys who joined us for the Table Mountain Trailers run last weekend, we will be adding the details of their runs to our weekly emails so that trail runners in the northern suburbs have access to more run info and southern suburbs runners have some great alternatives to the usual Table Mountain chain runs.  We start with their weekend run in this email but from next week we will have their weekday runs in it too.

 

 

ASSISTANCE REQUIRED AT TRAIL EVENT SUPPORT TABLES

 

Our group (K-Way VOB Trail Running) is organising support tables for two events later this year: Lipco Law for All PUFfeR (gate of the Cape Point Reserve) – 20 August 2016 and UTCT (Constantia Nek) – 10 December 2016.  Please would you give some thought to volunteering to help out.  It is not difficult work and is always fun.  Not just K-Way VOB members.  Anyone is welcome to come along and help.

 

  • For PUFfeR (20 August 2016) we need as many as possible to take down the names of the runners as they exit the park.  We have an ingenious new scheme to deal with this aspect which will make it extremely easy.  It is only for about an hour and then we go for a run in the reserve afterwards.

 

  • For UTCT (10 December 2016) we need at least 12 people at Constantia Nek.  It is a more reasonable time of the day and we get to see the Long Route and Medium Route runners come through.  Thank you Lisa Osrin and Malcolm Collins for volunteering so far.

 

More details closer to the time but please start thinking about it now; especially for UTCT as we need to register the names of the helpers with the organisers.  If yopu are happy to commit this far in advance I will happily take your names now.  Otherwise I will start nagging later in the year.

 

 

 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

TUESDAY 31 MAY 2016

 

MATES TUESDAY TRAIL TIME TRIAL as well as TUESDAY TRAILS

 

Newlands forest:

 

Venue:

Newlands forest (VWS Car park)

 

Time:

5.50pm for 6pm.

 

Timekeeper:

Anthony 082 898 7704

 

More important:

Bring ice cold beers for after. 

 

Barkeep

Helen Mearns

 
WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE 2016

 

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK

 

Date:  Wednesday 01 June 2016

 

Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm sharp

 

Leaders: Ron Jessop (run), Freda Walters (shuffle), Camilla Grimbeek (walk)

 

Location: Camps Bay/The Glen (see below, Directions)

 

Route description: Surf & Turf — new route! From the usual starting point in Theresa Ave we go up and across to the south and down to the beach past the last houses, hit the beach (Surf), then turn right and run with the sea on our left; then up the Glen (Turf) to Kloof Nek and back via the Pipe Track, dropping back down to the finish. There's a little bit of tar for which the leader hopes to be forgiven . . . Sunset is at 5.46 pm, and you must bring your headlamp.

 

Duration and distance: approx 90 mins, approx 10 km

 

Shufflers: Freda Walters 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).

 

Starting point:  Theresa Avenue, Rontree Estate (click for Google Maps)

 

Directions: From Kloof Nek take Camps Bay Drive down into Camps Bay. Turn at the THIRD LEFT into Fiskaal and follow this road as it snakes up the mountainside. Fiskaal becomes Francolin and eventually Theresa. About 500 m from the start of Theresa you'll find our starting point at the end of a little side road on the left. Parking in the side road is limited, so please find yourself a spot somewhere along Theresa Ave. Please park only on the sea side of the road, taking care not to obstruct anybody's driveway or a curve (solid line).

 

Equipment

—  valid Wild Card / Green Card (go to http://www.wildcard.co.za/get_the_card.htm for details)

water/energy drink/munchies

— 

headlamp essential

weather-appropriate clothing/gear; long-range forecast for 6 pm says cloudy, scattered light rain, 16 °C, wind W 14 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: 01 Jun: Elsa Cade & Jeremy Kropman

 

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).

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DRIFTERS BEGINNER TRAIL RUNNING GROUP

The run will start at our usual spot (Kloof Nek car park) but we will head up the Pipe Track to the bottom of Woody Ravine and then we will head back to Kloofnek parking lot.

I owe the Pipe Track a 'kick back' ;-)

Date - Wednesday 2nd June
Time - +-6:30pm - +-7:45pm
Venue - Kloofnek Parking Lot/Pipe Track

Gear we advise you have for Autumn & Winter

1.  Head Lights (Not Optional!)
2.  Wind or Water Proof Jacket
3.  Whistle
4.  Phone

At Drifters we stock all of the above (except phone) and you as one of our runners
(as long as you have run more than 3 times with us) will receive a 10% discount on all products...so no excuses.

Contact Details:  Please save our numbers to make sure if you are late or checking on the starting point that you are able to contact us. 

Also letting us know if you are coming makes it easier to know who to expect.

We also now have a Whatsapp group so please join us for easy communication re our trail runs and if and when we ever run late a great tool to keep you in the loop...

Alister Penny - 0836586825
Beryl Penny - 0712679752
Mario Maulicino – 0825645789

 

THURSDAY 2 JUNE 2016

CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS

Thursday 2 June: Meet at CONSTANTIA NEK ready to run at 18h00.  Headlamps compulsory.

Upper Cecilia Forest, Contour Path, Kirstenbosch, Lower Cecilia loop.

Meet in the parking area immediately adjacent to the traffic circle on Constantia Nek.

 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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FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2016

 

-
 

 

SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

ONE OR T'OTHER

 

Okay what I mean is the following.  There are two possibilities depending on the weather during this week.  The preferred option starts at Constantia Nek at 07h15.  The Plan B starts at Kloof Nek car park at 07h15.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEEKEND WRAP UP EMAIL ON FRIDAY MORNING TO SEE WHICH ONE IT IS.

 

IF IT IS DRY DURING THE WEEK – CONSTANTIA NEK / TAR DOWN TO VALLEY ROAD / MYBURGH'S WATERFALL RAVINE / GROOTKOP / MARGARET'S CAIRN / DAMS / ASH VALLEY / OVERSEER'S HUT / CONSTANTIA NEK

 

Run Leader

 

Tim Bellairs tim.bellairs@gmail.com / 0823210299

 

Start Time and Place

 

07h00 for 07h15 start

 

Route

 

As above

 

Distance

 

±20km

 

Running Time

 

3.5 – 4 hours

 

Pace

 

Medium to Slow Medium

 

Notes

 

  • There is some mild exposure in the middle and upper parts of Myburgh's Waterfall Ravine.  You need to be comfortable with this.  Not too terrifying.  I (Tim) can do it and I am a big baby when it comes to exposure (all kinds J ).

 

  • It is winter.  Please make sure that you dress in proper trail running kit that is suitable for winter conditions (thermal base layers, something to keep your head warm  and carry a light waterproof jackets) as well as carry a cell phone with the run leaders number on it and a whistle.

 

  • Carry enough water and energy snacks for the whole run.

 

 

PLAN B IF IT IS WET DURING THE WEEK – KLOOF NEK / KLOOF CORNER TO CONTOUR / INDIA-VENSTER / MACLEARS / SMUTS TRACK / AQUEDUCT / DAMS / MARGARET'S CAIRN / CORRIDOR RAVINE (OR SHORT CUT IF PREFERRED) / PIPE TRACK BACK TO KLOOF NEK

 

Pace will be the same.  Start Time the same but start place would obviously be Kloof Nek.  Distance probably a little longer than Plan A.  Also a bit of exposure climbing India-Venster (similar to Plan A).

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

CONSTANTIA NEK TO FERNWOOD

 

This coming Saturday we will return to an old and familiar route-Constantia Nek through to Fernwood via Cecilia and Rooikat Ravines

 

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking area opposite the Constantia Nek Restaurant ready to start running at 07h30. 

Route
From the parking area we warm up by going up the first shortcut to Constantia corner then over to the single track through Cecilia and Rooikat ravines before dropping down to Fourways above Kirstenbosch Dam.   From there the undulating semi- contour path past Nursery and Skeleton gorges through to Fernwood.  Returning via Cecilia forest and the lower single path back to the start.

 

Terrain and Distance
A mixture of good climbs, winding single mountain track and gravel jeep tracks. About 14km for the fast group.

Medium Group
The Medium speed group will follow the same route at a more modest pace but will turn back at the foot of Skeleton Gorge to give a distance of about 12kms

Slow Group
They will follow the lower route through to Nursery ravine before turning back giving a distance of about 9km

 

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.

 

 

SORRY - No dogs!

 

 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.

 

Also on Saturday

 

CONSTANTIA GREENBELT PARKRUN

 

See details on http://www.parkrun.co.za/constantiagreenbelt/

 

 

SUNDAY 5 JUNE 2016

 

MATES SUNDAY TRAIL RUN

 

TBA

 

 

 

Also on Sunday

 

DURBAC-CMC PARADYSKLOOF PARK RUN

 

All runners welcome.

 

When: Sunday, 5 June

Time: 7:20 for a 7:30am start

Meet: Paradyskloof Forest entrance. There is a parking area - find a space...

If there is interest it is also possible to arrange for lifts from the north.

See link to map below for more detail.

Short Distance:10-12 km

Long Distance: 15-18 km

Medium Distance: If there is enough interest, we'll get a group together that is slightly faster than the slow, but doesn't go as far as the long.

Duration: No less than 2 hours, closer to 3 for all distances.

 

We're exploring some new run areas - this is one of them.

We'll be running through pine forests, get to the single track next to the fynbos and under the shadow of the majestic Stellenbosch Mountain. Running towards Coetzenburg, we'll find ourselves on some excellent single track and some comfortable jeep track.

 

Afterwards we'll find a spot to have a beer or two... Or some wine ;-)!

 

Map:

https://www.google.co.za/maps/dir/-33.9688838,18.8651761//@-33.96905,18.861684,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e2?hl=en 

 

 

 OTHER UPCOMING RUNS AND EVENTS

GENERAL:    This is a work in progress.  We will add to it and double check accuracy of dates etc weekly.  If you can see that an event is missing please (or details have changed) feel free to drop me an email on tim.bellairs@gmail.com or  timbe@nedbankprivatewealth.co.za to let me know so that I can post the details.   

 

 

 

K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  6 JUNE 2016

All runners welcome.

Headlamps / torches compulsory.

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 .

 

 

 

 

GROOTVADERSBOSCH TRAIL RUN – 18 / 19 JUNE 2016

 

32km and / or 20km the following day.

 

www.quantumadventures.co.za

 

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 25 JUNE 2016

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

THEUNISKRAAL TRAIL RUN – 25 / 26 JUNE 2016

 

See flyer attached.

 

 

VICTORIA FALLS MARATHON / HALF MARATHON – 3 JULY 2016

For queries or event flyer email Debbie Harrison on debbie@deepbluemedia.co.za .

 

RACING MADAGASCAR – 19 – 24 JULY 2016

Racing Madagascar is the new race created by Boogie Pilgrim, organizer of Racing The Planet 2014© and Tour Operator in Madagascar for more than 25 years

www.racing-madagascar.com/en/

The Race

An Accessible Trail

150K in 6 days

Dates

From 19th to 24th of July 2016

A Responsible Event

50€ directly given to Diego Handisport Federation for each entry

The Place

In the North of Madagascar

Red Tsingy, Mountain of the French, Sakalavas Bay... and much more outstanding sightseeings !

Extras

  • Qualifying Race for UTMB© 2017 (4 pts)
  • Supporters Tour with dedicated offer

Organization

25+ years of experience at your service

SPECIAL CLUB OFFERS AVAILABLE !
Get in touch with Cedric to know more !

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 30 JULY 2016

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

MERRELL WHALE OF TRAIL – 6 AUGUST 2016

DATE: 6th Aug 2016
Merrell Whale of Trail in partnership with Cape Nature

Where: Western Cape

Start & Finish: De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Distance: 53km
Discipline: Trail Running

Entries Open: 1st November 2016

Entry Fee: R2500

Description: The Merrell Whale of Trail event, in partnership with Cape Nature, is the only opportunity each year for just 175 nature loving athletes to run hard on this iconic trail while treading lightly on the earth and has become a must-do for those who have already tackled the more conventional runs out there.

The 53km route takes runners on a journey from the Potberg nature reserve to Koppie Alleen in CapeNature's flagship De Hoop Nature Reserve. The first half winds through unique fynbos covered mountains with expansive views of the Breede River Valley and mouth and then descends to the enchanting Noetsie Bay, turning west and winding along the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean, with a mix of sandy beach and coasteering trails with the shining white dunes of the finish area teasingly and tantalisingly in sight.

Bang in the middle of whale season, runners are left wondering who is watching who as scores of the annual migratory cetaceans continually breach out the water, spy hopping and waving their fins at the passers-by. www.whaleoftrail.co.za

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 27 AUGUST 2016

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

MERRELL SPRING NIGHT RUN SERIES

 

DATE: 7th, 14th, 21st September 2016 (3 run series)
Merrell Spring Night Run Series... powered by Black Diamond.

Where: Cape Town

Start & Finish: Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape
Distance: 5.5km & 8km
Discipline: Trail Running by headlamp

Start time: 18h45
Entries Open: 1st June

Online Entry Fee: R140/ R120
Description: Midweek night time fun celebrating the return of Spring in the historic vineyards of Groot and Klein Constantia with a super festive post-race vibe at Jonkershuis restaurant. Lots of prizes on offer, wine tasting from Groot Constantia and a guaranteed bottle of wine for every entry will ensure a great evening. Different routes each week challenge the racers and excite the trail newcomers and of course dress BRIGHT and LUMINOUS for the "Come as CRAZY and COLOURFUL as you CAN competition" on the final night. Night time running is an experience you should all try at least once! www.mountainrunner.co.za

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 24 SEPTEMBER 2016 2015

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 29 OCTOBER 2016

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

LOURENSFORD MARKET TRAIL RUN – 26 NOVEMBER 2016

 

8km and 15km trail runs.  Starts 08h30.

 

For more info and online entries see www.quantumadventures.co.za .

 

 

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:  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 ).

  • 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 on tim.bellairs@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 Antony Murray on Anthony@proofcc.co.za .

·         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.  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

 

Tim

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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Monday, May 30, 2016

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016

 

Hi Everyone

 

SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

ONE OR T'OTHER

 

Okay what I mean is the following.  There are two possibilities depending on the weather during this week.  The preferred option starts at Constantia Nek at 07h15.  The Plan B starts at Kloof Nek car park at 07h15.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEEKEND WRAP UP EMAIL ON FRIDAY MORNING TO SEE WHICH ONE IT IS.

 

IF IT IS DRY DURING THE WEEK – CONSTANTIA NEK / TAR DOWN TO VALLEY ROAD / MYBURGH'S WATER5FALL RAVINE / GROOTKOP / MARGARET'S CAIRN / DAMS / ASH VALLEY / OVERSEER'S HUT / CONSTANTIA NEK

 

Run Leader

 

Tim Bellairs tim.bellairs@gmail.com / 0823210299

 

Start Time and Place

 

07h00 for 07h15 start

 

Route

 

As above

 

Distance

 

±20km

 

Running Time

 

3.5 – 4 hours

 

Pace

 

Medium to Slow Medium

 

Notes

 

·         Please can any of the Hout Bay locals confirm if the code on the gate at the top of Boskykloof Road is still the same as it has been for a few months?  Chris Whales? 

 

·         There is some mild exposure in the middle and upper parts of Myburgh's Waterfall Ravine.  You need to be comfortable with this.  Not too terrifying.  I (Tim) can do it and I am a big baby when it comes to exposure (all kinds J ).

 

·         It is winter.  Please make sure that you dress in proper trail running kit that is suitable for winter conditions (thermal base layers, something to keep your head warm  and carry a light waterproof jackets) as well as carry a cell phone with the run leaders number on it and a whistle.

 

·         Carry enough water and energy snacks for the whole run.

 

 

PLAN B IF IT IS WET DURING THE WEEK – KLOOF NEK / KLOOF CORNER TO CONTOUR / INDIA-VENSTER / MACLEARS / SMUTS TRACK / AQUEDUCT / DAMS / MARGARET'S CAIRN / CORRIDOR RAVINE (OR SHORT CUT IF PREFERRED) / PIPE TRACK BACK TO KLOOF NEK

 

Pace will be the same.  Start Time the same but start place would obviously be Kloof Nek.  Distance probably a little longer than Plan A.  Also a bit of exposure climbing India-Venster (similar to Plan A).

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS

 

CONSTANTIA NEK TO FERNWOOD

 

This coming Saturday we will return to an old and familiar route-Constantia Nek through to Fernwood via Cecilia and Rooikat Ravines

 

Rendezvous and Start Time
RV in the parking area opposite the Constantia Nek Restaurant ready to start running at 07h30. 

Route
From the parking area we warm up by going up the first shortcut to Constantia corner then over to the single track through Cecilia and Rooikat ravines before dropping down to Fourways above Kirstenbosch Dam.   From there the undulating semi- contour path past Nursery and Skeleton gorges through to Fernwood.  Returning via Cecilia forest and the lower single path back to the start.

 

Terrain and Distance
A mixture of good climbs, winding single mountain track and gravel jeep tracks. About 14km for the fast group.

Medium Group
The Medium speed group will follow the same route at a more modest pace but will turn back at the foot of Skeleton Gorge to give a distance of about 12kms

Slow Group
They will follow the lower route through to Nursery ravine before turning back giving a distance of about 9km

 

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather.

 

 

SORRY - No dogs!

 

 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.

 

Have a great week Everyone.

 

Cheers

 

Tim

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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