Tuesday, August 29, 2017

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: GENERAL TRAIL RUNNING INFORMATION

Hi Everyone

 

 

TRAIL RUNS FOR THIS COMING WEEK

 

TUESDAY 29 AUGUST 2017

 

TUESDAY TRAILS

 

TBA probably on the City Bowl side this week but please check their Facebook page to confirm.. 

 

17h45 for 18h00 start.

 

3 / 4 pace groups.

 

Please bring torches / headlamps.

 

 

 
WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST 2017

 

CRAG / CSAG / CWAG TRAIL RUN / SHUFFLE / WALK

 

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

 

Time: ready to go at 5.45 pm

 

Leaders: Freda Walters (run), Rod Prodgers (shuffle), Christo Steyn (walk)

 

Location: Northern slopes of Table Mountain

 

Route description: TBA

 

Shufflers: Rod Prodgers 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: Christo Steyn 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 â€" 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: Platteklip Gorge car park, Rafelberg Road

 

Directions: TBA

 

Equipment

â€"         headlamp / torch essential 

â€"         water/energy drink/munchies

â€"         weather-appropriate clothing/gear; long-range forecast for 6 pm says partly cloudy skies, no rain, 12 Â°C, fresh breeze SSW 25 kph

â€"         personal medication (if required)

â€"         something liquid for post-run rehydrate session

â€"         warmer/dry clothing for the rehydrate session

â€"         whatever else you personally need for comfortable, safe trail running

 

Car guards 16 Aug : Ron Jessop and Barry Washkansky

 

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

 

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CMC-Durbac Wednesday Pack Run


When: Wed, 30 August 2017 
Time: Meet 17:30 to run 17:45
Where: Bellville Golf Club, Kommissaris Street, Welgemoed

Distance: 5, 7.5 and 10km run options

Park and meet at: At the Welgemoed Preprimary School parking (NOT the primary school)

 

HEADLIGHTS compulsory

 

Friends and slow runners welcome.


http://www.durbac.org.za/trail-runs.html

 

 

TRAIL AND TAR – 30 AUGUST 2017

 

RUN Details for Wednesday 30th August:
Constantia Nek car park.
17:45 Start
Headlamps .......not sure...if your as blind as a bat, better bring.!
We run for 60min
All welcome

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.

 

THURSDAY 31 AUGUST 2017

CELTICS THURSDAY WINTER TRAIL RUNS

NB: HEADLAMPS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL RUNNERS, NO LAMP, NO RUN!

When: 31 August
Where: Meet at KLOOF NEK in the parking area on the left just 100 metres above Kloof Nek itself (i.e. near the bottom of Tafelberg Road) in time to start running at 18h00.
Route: Lion's Head and Signal Hill route

 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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SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

Please join Table Mountain Trailers. 

 

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

 

Silvermine East via Cave Peak - Spring Run!

 

This week we go back to Silvermine East starting at Sunbird Centre and going up via Trappieskop path and Cave Peak.

 

 Rendezvous and Start Time 

  

We meet in the parking lot at Sunbird Centre to start at 7:15am. Theoretically as it's now spring, the gate should be opened at 7am.

 

Terrain and Distance 

 

All groups will run the same route at the start and then choose different routes back.

 

We start from Sunbird Centre and run straight along the jeep track till we get to the Clovelly Golf Club Clubhouse. Just after that there is a path to the left that takes us parallel to the road for about 0.5km.  We then take the path up towards Trappieskop. The first path to the left takes us towards Cave Peak.

 

As we get towards the top there are 2 paths off to the right. Those who don't like scrambling can take one of these and join the Echo Valley path up the mountain to the junction with Dead Man's Path

The rest keep going past all the caves, scramble up a section, then the path bends to the right and joins the junction with Dead Man's Path.

 

From here the slower group will descend Dead Man's Path and take the path to the left which takes you down the mountain back to Sunbird Centre - around 9/10km

 

The medium group will continue to the amphitheatre, down Crassula path, cross the jeep track to do the Fisherman's trail, turn left towards the waterfall bridge and back to take the path back to Sunbird Centre (remembering that it is to the right!) - around 12km

 

The fast group will also continue to the amphitheatre, down crassula path but turn right at the jeep track taking the single track to the left to the far jeep track, turn right to Junction Pool and at Junction Pool turn left on to the single track running parallel to the jeep track. Then make their way back to Sunbird via the same path as the medium group. - around 14km

 

See attached map to follow convoluted explanations!

 

 Flowing Single track and jeep track with a  bit of a climb up Echo Valley/Cave Peak.

 

Slower Group

 

 To be confirmed on Friday

 

What to bring 

 

Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather  

 

Important: 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.   

Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind . Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own

 

How to get there

 

From the Tokai side, drive up  and over Ou Kaapse Weg to the bottom intersection where there is a road to the right going to Noordhoek/Silvermine Village. Turn left here through the boom and drive down the road to park at Sunbird Centre

 

Map copyright Peter Slingsby

  

No Dogs  allowed on our runs . 

 

Group Leader:

 

 Liz Brash 

 

 082 893 8617 

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.

 

 

DIRTOPIA RIDE AND RUN – SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

 

RIDE AND RUN AT DIRTOPIA ON THE SAME DAY!

Dirtopia is known for organising mountain bike events for nearly 20 years and started adding Trail Run events to their calendar five years ago.

This Saturday 2 Sept, the first combo-event will take place with an off-road ride and run on Delvera farm.  Celebrate the coming of Spring time and get out on Klapmutskop trails.

Dirtopia Café is launching the new 100Miler Burger special this weekend from Friday night (open until 7pm). Saturday there will also be breakfast wraps for sale and the full breakfast & lunch menu.

Pre-enter to save for the event and get some goodies at registration too. You can do both disciplines on your own or do them as a team (a runner and a rider).

DATE: Saturday 2 September 2017

WHERE: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, on R44 about 10 km from Stellenbosch

REGISTRATION: from 07h30 at Dirtopia Trail Centre

START TIMES: Start at 08h30 with ride first.

DISTANCES: 20km ride and 7.5km run

This is a fun event! 

Everyone welcome to join!

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: From the start, participants will follow the routes through vineyards to neighbouring farms and hit single track for lots of mountain bike fun.  There will be a refreshment station at the transition point before you start your run, but no waterpoint on the route.  The run will bring you some trails to with wineland views to remember!

COST:

Pre-entries (close on the 29th of August):

R250

Late entries will be taken if the event is not sold-out, but lates will be R100 more at registration.

Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags.  No tag, no time:  available for rent or to buy.

 

TO ENTER:

Enter online (credit card and EFT payments accepted):

>> ENTER ONLINE (login OR create a profile/register)  

Remember to please send proof of payment. Payments must be received when pre-entries close, otherwise your entry will be subsequently cancelled.

GENERAL INFO: Coke for all finishers, as well as a medal.

Make sure you stay for prize giving & lucky draw around 11h30. Dirtopia Cafe will be open from early morning with coffee and food all day.  The Trail Centre sells snacks & cold drinks and merchandise and the bikeshop will be open too.  Prizes include vouchers from Sportsmans Warehouse and products from Falke, Giant bicycles, Cape Storm and local wines form Laibach, Seven Sister Wine Farm, Black Water Wines and Edgebaston Wines.

Get your bike and running gear ready, and get dirty with Dirtopia.

 

 

SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

MATES RUN

 

Sunday 3 September 2017.:

 

Start: Constantia Nek – 6.30am

 

Leader: Dale Symons (082 -851 3949)

 

Route: Head over Vlakkenberg and turn right onto the tarred road to the Mast then right towards Manganese Mine.  Continue along the contour path to the saddle between Noordhoek Peak and Chapmans Peak.  Turn left and climb Noordhoek Peak. At the top turn back towards the Mast.  Once at the Mast, head down the tarred road back to the Vlakkenberg turn-off.  Back over Vlakkenberg to the Constantia Nek car park where we will enjoy some beers while supporting the TMC runners.

 

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

 

NO OFFICIAL RUN because of Table Mountain Challenge.

 

 

TABLE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE

 

http://energyevents.co.za/event/table-mountain-challenge-2017/

 

 

UPCOMING TRAIL EVENTS AND CLUB TRAINING RUNS

 

 

DON'T FORGET MONDAY:  K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

All runners welcome.

Headlamps / Torches still compulsory for now. 

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 .

 

 

GREEN FOREST TRAIL RUN SERIES

 

Entries are open!
 

We are super excited to have officially opened entries to the 2017 Green Forest Trail Run Series this morning. This race is perfect for everyone from the road runner wanting to try out trail running to the experienced trail runner that wants to set a personal best. You are guaranteed to have a blast on this scenic DOWNHILL run through the majestic forests that make up the Grabouw Valley.

 

The Series normally comprises 3 downhill runs. However, due to the recent fires and ongoing harvesting in the Paarl area, the 2017 Series will comprise only 2 downhill runs through the beautiful forests of Grabouw.

 

10km and 21km runners: We bus you to the top of the forest from where you get to choose between a beautiful 10km or 21km downhill route back down to the finish venue. This is your chance to set a 'personal best'.

 

5km runners: Get to enjoy a fast and flat circular course that starts and finishes in the same place. 

 

 Enter both races upfront and:
 - save on the entry fees

 - receive a free cap worth R150

 - your name goes into the hat for some Capestorm kit

 - you are eligible for the overall series prizes

 

Of course, you can enter each race seperately should you prefer.

 

Entry fee includes; bus transfers, permits and a donation to Grabouw Animal Welfare.

 

For more details: http://raceinterface.co.za/gmtr-series-overview/  

Or go straight to the entry portalhttp://bit.ly/2rr5WYK 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race #2 Nuweberg Forest

 

Date: Saturday, 7 Oct
Nuweberg Forest, Grabouw
21km, 10km, 5km

 

Click here for more info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW EVENT:  NID TRAIL RUNS  –  10 AND 11 NOVEMBER 2017 – KAROO NATIONAL GARDENS (WORCESTER)

Take on dusk and dawn with this exciting running challenge benefiting persons with hearing loss.

Dusk: Race starts at 19:30 Friday 10 November 2017. Choose between 12, 8 and 4 km.

Dawn: Race starts at 05:30 Saturday 11 November 2017. Choose between 22, 12 and 8 km.

Entry fees:
22km = R 220 / 12km = R 120 / 8km = R 80 / 4km = R 40

Donations to NID of R 250 or more get one FREE entry. If you enter both days, your cheapest entry will be half price.

All donations to NID are deductible from tax.

For more information and to enter, email relations.fr@nid.org.za.

 

Flyer available on request to tim.bellairs@gmail.com .

 

http://www.nid.org.za/night-trail-run/

 

 

 

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 ).

  • 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 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

 

Tim

 

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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Monday, August 28, 2017

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2017

Hi Everyone

 

TRAIL NOTICES

 

DON’T FORGET MONDAY:  K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  MONDAY 28 AUGUST 2017

All runners welcome.

Headlamps / Torches still compulsory for now. 

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 2 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

Please join Table Mountain Trailers. 

 

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

 

Silvermine East via Cave Peak - Spring Run!

 

This week we go back to Silvermine East starting at Sunbird Centre and going up via Trappieskop path and Cave Peak.

 

 Rendezvous and Start Time 

  

We meet in the parking lot at Sunbird Centre to start at 7:15am. Theoretically as it's now spring, the gate should be opened at 7am.

 

Terrain and Distance 

 

All groups will run the same route at the start and then choose different routes back.

 

We start from Sunbird Centre and run straight along the jeep track till we get to the Clovelly Golf Club Clubhouse. Just after that there is a path to the left that takes us parallel to the road for about 0.5km.  We then take the path up towards Trappieskop. The first path to the left takes us towards Cave Peak.

 

As we get towards the top there are 2 paths off to the right. Those who don't like scrambling can take one of these and join the Echo Valley path up the mountain to the junction with Dead Man's Path

The rest keep going past all the caves, scramble up a section, then the path bends to the right and joins the junction with Dead Man's Path.

 

From here the slower group will descend Dead Man's Path and take the path to the left which takes you down the mountain back to Sunbird Centre - around 9/10km

 

The medium group will continue to the amphitheatre, down Crassula path, cross the jeep track to do the Fisherman's trail, turn left towards the waterfall bridge and back to take the path back to Sunbird Centre (remembering that it is to the right!) - around 12km

 

The fast group will also continue to the amphitheatre, down crassula path but turn right at the jeep track taking the single track to the left to the far jeep track, turn right to Junction Pool and at Junction Pool turn left on to the single track running parallel to the jeep track. Then make their way back to Sunbird via the same path as the medium group. - around 14km

 

See attached map to follow convoluted explanations!

 

 Flowing Single track and jeep track with a  bit of a climb up Echo Valley/Cave Peak.

 

Slower Group

 

 To be confirmed on Friday

 

What to bring 

 

Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather  

 

Important: 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.   

Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind . Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own

 

How to get there

 

From the Tokai side, drive up  and over Ou Kaapse Weg to the bottom intersection where there is a road to the right going to Noordhoek/Silvermine Village. Turn left here through the boom and drive down the road to park at Sunbird Centre

 

Map copyright Peter Slingsby

  

No Dogs  allowed on our runs . 

 

Group Leader:

 

 Liz Brash 

 

 082 893 8617 

 

Have a great week.

 

The K-Way VOB Trail Running Team

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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Friday, August 25, 2017

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING - WEEKEND WRAP UP

Hi Everyone

 

TRAIL NOTICES

 

RACE ENTRIES FOR SALE

 

Please see at bottom of email.

 

 

DON’T FORGET MONDAY:  K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  MONDAY 28 AUGUST 2017

All runners welcome.

Headlamps / Torches still compulsory for now. 

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 26 AUGUST 2017

 

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

JEFF SHAPIRO FAREWELL RUN AND CEREMONY

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE TWO SIMULTANEOUS CEREMONIES TO SCATTER JEFF’S ASHES.  The second option involves no running at all.  You can drive there.  This is because some of the family will not be able to get up to the summit of Chapman’s Peak on time.  BOTH WILL HAPPEN AT 12Hh30.

 

CEREMONY 1 – ON SUMMIT OF CHAPMAN’S PEAK

 

Start Time and Place

 

The car park at the Hout Bay Beach near Vide E Café (the Chapman’s Peak side of the beach) ready to run at 11h00 on Saturday 26 August 2017.

 

The Routes

 

We will be running and hiking from the car park and we need to get to the summit of Chapman’s Peak by 12h30 for the scattering of Jeff’s ashes.

 

  • Road runners who want to go to the summit, will run Chapman’s Peak Drive to the last big corner before the view point (about 4.5km).  In the siding (left) on that corner there is a path up the mountain.  From there it is a hike up to the summit of Chapman’s Peak.  It’s not too tough.
  • Trail runners will run 1km of road (Jeff was a trail and road runner) to East Fort where we will swing up into the lower reaches of Blackburn Ravine.  We will take the contour path over to the 4-way intersection of paths at the base of Chapman’s Peak and then make our way to the summit.
  • Walkers / Hikers (no formal group) can try and drive as close as possible to the start of the path off Chapmans Peak Drive as described for the road runners above.  Start here at 11h00, not at Vida E Café .  It is a single path up to a plateau.  As you reach the plateau you come to a 4-way intersection of paths.  Turn right at the intersection and follow the single track up to the summit.  For those not used to the mountain, if there is no more mountain above you then you’re at the top J.  See screenshot for the path from Chapmans Peak Drive to the summit for Ceremony 1 attached – start at the Green writing and head up to the Red pin.

 

Please note

 

  • Please carry a bit of water with you.  The climb to the top of the peak can be thirsty work.
  • Carry a warm windproof / waterproof jacket just in case there is any waiting once we get to the top.

 

 

CEREMONY 2 – ON CHAPMAN’S PEAK DRIVE (NO RUNNING OR HIKING NECESSARY)

 

Meeting Time and Place

 

12h00 for the 12h30 scattering of ashes.  At the first of the two big view point car parks on the right as you head up Chapman’s Peak Drive.  It is about 3 – 3.5 kilometres up Chapman’s Peak Drive.  So you must go through the toll gates but you don’t need to pay.  You simply inform them that you are not going all the way over and are just going to the first view point car park on the Hout Bay side.  They will give you a day pass.

 

Another way of putting the directions (from David Webster):  “If you are driving up you will need to get a daypass at the 1st boom, which is free and then if you continue to the point that you cannot drive any further without paying, or the turnaround point, then you turn around and drive back down Chapmans Peak towards Hout Bay it is not the very first but the 2nd big car park (as you come back down) on your left hand side.”  It sounds different to mine above but is describing it from the other direction.

 

See screenshot attached.

 

 

AFTER THE SCATTERING CEREMONIES

 

13:30     Park near the Hout Bay Craft Market site – Baviaanskloof Road. The same road heads up to Turkeyberry Lane

13:30     Meet back at Jeff’s family home    

                Address: Watersound Pottery, Turkeyberry Lane, Hout Bay

13:30     Drinks

14:00     Speeches, videos, slideshows, etc.

15:00     Snacks / lunch

 

Everyone is welcome but this is particularly important to those closest to Jeff and his family, please try and be there by 14h00 if you are attending. 

 

Now I know that my fellow trail runners are thirsty people.  If you would like to bring a bottle of something with you (or a few little brown bottles) then they will definitely not go to waste.

 

If there are any questions about the run and route you are welcome to contact Tim Bellairs on 0823210299 / tim.bellairs@gmail.com / timbe@nedbankprivatewealth.co.za .

 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday to celebrate this incredible guy’s life.

 

 

 

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

 

Constantia Nek / Back Table

 

This week we return to Constantia Nek and the Back Table and being our 7th Anniversary we will hold an informal celebration after the sortie. YR are predicting a fine sunny morning.

 

Brief Description of Route

Up to Eagle's Nest corner then the fearless take the route up behind Constantia Corner ridge over Belle Ombre, Smuts Track to Nursery Valley on  to the Dam and up the "Red Disa" kloof to the aquaduct before returning down Nursery Ravine and back through Cecilia Forest. An alternative "scaredy-cat" route is available for those who do not relish the almost vertical but short rock scramble behind Eagle's Nest.  Medium and Slow groups turn off as appropriate.

 

Rendezvous and Start Time

Constantia Nek parking area opposite the restaurant ready to start running by 0715 Note earlier start time now that Spring is around the corner

 

Fast Group

Start up the first shortcut to Eagle’s Nest corner then turn left and up the flank of Constantia corner, follow the trail over Belle Ombre and around the Eastern flank of Klaasenskop to the De Villier’s Dam.  Join the concrete road and run past the Overseer’s /Hoerikwagga overnight huts to join the Smut’s Track all the way to the top of Nursery Ravine, Turn Left up Nursery Valley to the Hely-Hutchinson dam. Under or over the dam wall and up the the Red Disa kloof to the aquaduct and then right back along the Smut's Track and down Nursery Ravine. Then back along the contour path above Kirsenbosch, through Cecilia Forest back to the Parking area.

 

Fearless Medium Group.

Follow the same route out as the Fast Group but turn down Nursery Ravine to the contour path and back through Cecilia Forest

 

Scaredy-cat Medium Group.

Short-cut up to Eagle’s Nest corner then follow the 2nd short-cut and concrete road to the Overseer’s hut then along the Smut’s track same as the Fearless group.

Slow Group

Same as above up the Eagle’s Nest corner then continue up the concrete road and  turning off to run through Cecilia and Rooikat Ravines to 4ways above Kirstenbosch dam then back through Cecilia Forest to Start.

 

Terrain and Distance

Classic mountain trail running with some technical stretches. Distance more or less 14Km for the Fast group, 11km for the Medium group and 9 km for the Slow group.

 

What to Bring

Water, Whistle and waterproof warm top

and Something to celebrate with afterwards be it Champagne [sorry Sparkling Wine], Beer, Tea/Coffee or what- ever plus a snack or two.

As this is a special occasion please wear your TM trailers Tee shirts

 

Regret No Dogs

See you all there?

Regards --Peter

082 374 6262

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 27 AUGUST 2017

 

MATES RUN

 

Sunday 27 August:

 

Meet at Constantia Nek at 7.00am

 

Leader: Dale Symons (082 – 851 3949)

 

Route: Up Constantia Nek via Camel Rock then along the concrete path and across the Hely-Hutchinson dam wall, turn left onto the railway track and then right towards Platteklip.  At Echo Valley turn right and head to Smuts Track. Turn right onto Smuts Track and head back towards Constantia Nek.  Then turn right onto the Aquaduct Path and head to the Water Museum.  Across the dam and towards Ash Valley, onto Overseers Hut and back down Constantia Nek for some cold beer.

 

Distance: 20km (3 - 4 hours)

 

 

Durbac-CMC Pack Run

 

NO OFFICIAL RUN

 

 

DIRTOPIA CHANGE OF SEASONS TRAIL RUN

 

 

 Presented by Sportsmans Warehouse     

 

With Spring just around the corner, we are celebrating the end of winter by enjoying the outdoors on these fantastic trails!

DATE: Sunday, 27 August 2017

WHERE: Uitkyk Wine Estate, on R44 about 10 km from Stellenbosch

REGISTRATION: from 07h15 at the venue
DISTANCES AND START TIMES: 15km: 08h30, 11.5km: 08h45, 7km: 09h00

COST: Pre entries (closing date: Thursday 24 August)

7km – R105, 11.5km – R125 & 15km – R140

Late entries taken on event day, at an additional fee

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:The Simonsberg trail system is one of the most spectacular in the Cape. The climbs are rewarded with single-track on various terrain and views of the winelands.   There is a reason this farm is called Uitkyk! Wild flowers start blooming on the routes too. Profiles on the website

Take on this challenge and stay for the lucky draw & prize giving to win wines from the farm and vouchers from Sportsman’s Warehouse.

  

GENERAL INFO:  Pre-entries will receive discount and a medal to all finishers! The refreshment station will have Powerade, fruit & jellies and Coke at the finish for all!

Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags.  No tag, no time:  available for rent or to buy.

Coffee from early morning and Health Wraps for sale.  Book for a cheese platter at Uitkyk after 10h00 and participants will receive a voucher for free wine tasting on the day. One of the most historic estates in the Cape – the venue is perfectly suited for the event.

Prizes include products from Sportsmans Warehouse, Falke, Cape Storm and Uitkyk wine.

Do not miss the third in the Sportsmans Warehouse season and the last of the winter runs from Dirtopia!

See you there.

 

 

 

TRAIL RACE ENTRIES FOR SALE

 

CRAZY STORE TABLE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE (X3) – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

A MESSAGE FROM Guy Meredith:  “I have a colleague who has 3 entries available for the Crazy Store Table Mountain Challenge 44km as she and two friends can no longer run. As the official entries for the race are still open, perhaps one can negotiate a discount on the entry fee. Please can I ask you to include this in your next email? The person to contact if one wishes to obtain one of these entries is Brigitte, on email Brigitte.DeBillot@vcontractor.co.za.”

 

 

MARLOTH MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE ENTRY – 55km ULTRA (24 September 2017)

 

Joe Godden is injured and so is selling his MMC entry.  He will knock R200 off the cost.

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

 

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

 

Cheers

 

The K-Way VOB Trail Running Team

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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