TMT Saturday 17th October

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Gaeleen and Julian Tompkins

Oct 12, 2020, 4:30:18 AM10/12/20
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Good Morning Trailers!



This week TMT will be returning to Silvermine (Gate 1)


Our route:  Silvermine ou Wapad and the Sunbird Centre


Please remember to adhere to the COVID rules below:

·         No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run.

·         All runners to carry a mask or buff.

·         Practice social/physical distancing.

·         We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run.

·         No personal sign in – ensure the leader ticks you in/out. Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe.

·         We will monitor the groups on a weekly basis for size.

·         VOB reserves the right to stop TMT if the COVID infections increase again in the Western Cape.

·         If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, please stay at home.


Rendezvous and start time

First entrance to Silvermine on the right coming from Tokai. Gates to the reserve open at 6.45 - 7:00am but the queues can be long so get there early and parking is limited, so please consider sharing lifts.  We'll meet at 7:00 - 7:15am at the parking to the left just after the gate, to start running as soon as possible thereafter.


Please note there is an entrance fee of R32 for SA Citizens (cash only and remember to bring your ID), unless you have Wild Card or Green Card

We haven’t run this route in a while but we will basically do it in an anti-clockwise direction – we start off with some single tracks,  and run the Old Wagon Route.  We then cross over Ou Kaapse Weg and up the Silvermine valley via the Sunbird Centre, back to the car park at Gate 2, and cross over Ou Kaapse Weg again and back to our cars

Terrain and Distance.   Some undulating bush trails and gravel tracks via the Old Wagon Road.  Then a good downhill jog to the Sunbird centre then a gradually steeping run up the valley. 

Distance will be approx. 14 km and  in the region of 2hrs 30 mins – extra loops can be added for the faster groups – see attached route.  If anyone needs to do more distance, you can do a loop towards Nellies Pool (going right at the 10.5 km point)

Our runs are pack runs and will may split into 2 or 3 pace groups on the day.  There will be a relaxed group. 

What to bring  

Water, whistle, warm/windproof top, rain jacket - weather dependent, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.

Please make sure that you are carrying the right equipment, enough food and water.

ImportantPlease remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.  Please keep together and ensure that no-one is left on their own. 

PS  Sorry no dogs allowed on VOB runs

Have a great week

 Gae (083 55 696 79)





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Gaeleen and Julian Tompkins

Oct 16, 2020, 1:29:50 AM10/16/20
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Tomorrow’s run is ON


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