Friday, August 11, 2017

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING: WEEKEND WRAP UP

Hi Everyone

 

TRAIL NOTICES

 

DON’T FORGET MONDAY:  K-WAY VOB MONDAY EVENING CITY BOWL TRAIL RUN –  MONDAY 14 AUGUST 2017

GREAT NEW CHANGE TO THE FREE VOUCHER POLICY:  As most will know, these runs happen every two weeks.  Those who attend, have their names entered in a lucky draw for K-Way vouchers every second month.  This policy has now changed.  Going forward, one R300 K-Way voucher will be handed out at EACH run from now on.  The name of each person attending the run goes into the hat on the same evening and a name will be drawn for the voucher on that evening.  So obviously you have to be at the run to win a voucher.  This innovation is brought to you by Freda Walters.  J

Thank you to Karen Jennings and  Gavin Hauck for volunteering to assist Freda in leading / sweeping these runs from time to time.

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 .

 

 

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST 2017

 

K-WAY VOB TRAIL RUNNING GROUPS

 

LONGER DISTANCE GROUP

 

Please join Table Mountain Trailers. 

 

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

 

Constantia Green Belts

 

This week we run the Constantia green belts – it is a run ideal for those new to trail running.   Nothing too technical, and a bit of road running in between. 

 

Saturday 12 August 2017 -  Constantia Greenbelts

 

Brief Description of Route

We will run the greenbelts, including the Alphen trail, Klaasenbosch Trail and the Diep River Trail.  An extra loop will be added in Ceclia forest to give some extra distance.

 

 Rendezvous and Start Time

RV at 07h30  in the Constantia Sports complex parking area.  Enter the sports complex (at the Brommersvlei/Constantia Rd intersection), and park on the left hand side as you enter. The parking area, as well as our route will be familiar with all K-way VOB members.

 

Terrain and Distance      

There will be a few ups and downs, some jeep tracks and some single tracks, but generally not much technical stuff – so ideal for newcomers.    Distance in the order of 14 kms, taking around 2hrs. 

Our other groups will follow a slightly shorter route at a more modest pace!

We will do the route in a clockwise direction, hopefully avoiding the Constantia Park run

 

What you need to bring

Water, whistle, and waterproof/warm top

 

Have a great week.

Cheers

Gaeleen (083 55 696 79)

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 WINTER TRAIL RUN – 12 AUGUST 2017

 

12 August - Winter Trail Run @Delvera

This Saturday, we’ll get warm by running on Klapmutskop trails! Do one of four of the winter routes with amazing views and wineland scenery.

DATE: Saturday 12 August 2017

VENUE: Delvera farm, on R44 about 12 km from Stellenbosch

REGISTRATION: From 07h30 at Dirtopia Trail Centre

START TIMES & DISTANCES: 15km: 08h45, 12.5km: 09h00, 7.5km: 09h15, 5km: 09h30

COST: Pre entries (closing date: 10 August)

5km -90, 7km – R110, 11.5km – R125 & 15km – R135

Late entries taken on event day, at an additional fee of R50. Do your pre-entry by Thursday!

TO ENTER:

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Payments must be received when pre-entries close, otherwise your entry will be subsequently cancelled.

TIMING: Timing will be done with Amarider Trail Tags.  No tag, no time:  available for rent for R20 on the day or buy for R100 and use at all our events!

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS:  This trail system is one of the oldest and most spectacular in the Cape. The climbs are rewarded with singletrack on various terrain and views of the winelands and Table Mountain in the distance..

Take on this challenge and stay for the lucky draw & prize giving to win wines from the area and other fantastic prizes from Cape Storm and FALKE!

GENERAL INFO:

All finishers to receive a medal. You can choose if you’d like to be timed by Amarider Trail Tag as the results are immediately available on the website and Discovery Vitality points can be earned. The refreshment station for the three long routes will have Powerade, fruit & nuts and Coke at the finish for all! Another self-help station for the two longest distances.

Dirtopia Café will be open all day for breakfast and lunch. Coffee and pancakes will be served from early morning.  Warm up at the fireplace!

Breakfast wraps on the go afterwards too!

 

 

SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2017

 

MATES RUN

 

Sunday 13th August

 

Venue:
Constantia Nek Car Park

Start:
7:00am (headlamps at start)

 

Co-ordinators: Dopo “Deadman” Lykiardopulos and the CEO Michael Ohlsson - Fast group (083 659 8443\082 319 7250)

“Magic” Marcy Loubser and Lize-Marick “Voortrekker” Keyser - Medium group

Spencer “the Legend” - Slow group


Route:

From the parking lot we hop over Vlakkenberg and into Silvermine (not quite sure exactly how) then we tag the Mast or at least kinda sort of and then hammer down the road catapulting back over Vlakkenberg to the parking lot. 

 

Oh and then we go up the steps to the Bailiffs Hut and back down again to the parking lot.


Time and distance:

3-4 hours, about 25km sort of kinda something like that

 

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: Spur Winter Trail Series

Date: Saturday, 12 August

Where: Kleinmond

Distance: 7km, 14km, 23km

 

We are descending on Kleinmond in numbers! And making it a very social weekend. Look out for the Yellow Trail Goat cooler box if you want an ice-cold beer (or Sterri).

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST with thanks to www.yr.no

 

 

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

 

Cheers

 

The K-Way VOB Trail Team

 

Tim Bellairs

K-Way VOB Trail Running

Cell:     082 321-0299

Email:   tim.bellairs@gmail.com


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