TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Saturday 8th May Tokai Forest

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Gaeleen and Julian Tompkins

May 2, 2021, 10:34:08 AMMay 2
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Hi Trailers,

Please be aware that our runs operate under strict COVID protocols. 

  • No gathering in a big group at start or end of the run
  • All runners to carry a mask or buff
  • Practice social distancing
  • We will break into small groups as per regulations while we run
  • 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


This coming Saturday 8th May we will return to Tokai Forest

Start time and RV

We will meet for our briefing and to sign the register at 06:55 to be ready to start running at 07:00 . Please note our will RV the same as last time - at the corner of Orpen Rd and Dennendal Ave [See map]  Park down the Northern side of Dennendal Rd next to the Forest.  


The Sanparks cycle gate opens later now, so we will first do a loop through the lower forest and then we will run up the bridal path towards the Arboretum entrance we will make our way up to the various levels.  The exact routes will be decided on Saturday morning as we have a variety of choices. 

Terrain and Distance

Gravel tracks and trails with some good climbing sections which may include the "huff n puff" hill and we will try and stay mostly clear of the mountain bikers.  Distances will be more or less 12 km, aiming at approx. 2- 2,5 hours.

Relaxed group/walking group

The route through the lower forest is approx. 4 km, so is ideal for those wanting a brisk walk.  It can also be extended to include a section of the upper forest too.  We will split into various groups on the day, so all groups should be running.

What to bring

Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather and your ICE information

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.   

Our runs are pack runs and we will therefore regroup as necessary and 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

No Dogs  allowed on our runs. 



Run co-coordinator

Gaeleen Tompkins

083 55 696 79

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Orpen Rd RV.JPG

Gaeleen and Julian Tompkins

May 7, 2021, 4:19:01 AMMay 7
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Hi Trailers,

Tomorrow’s run is ON – see you at 6.50 am ready to start running at 7.00 am – more details below.

Sunrise is at 7.26 am – you might need a headtorch for the first part of the run.  Expect a little bit of rain, so please come prepared.

We will start with a clockwise loop round the lower forest – approx. 4 km, and then make our way up to the Sanparks gate (approx. 1.3 km)  – If we get there too early we may have to do a few hill repeats or some yoga stretches.

Once through the gate there are various options that the groups can take.  See photo attached of a previous route we did (excluding the lower forest loop), or go to to see another option.


We will need to stay in groups for safety, and I suggest we run in the upper section for about an hour and then head back down to the cars (you can always do another loop round the lower forest if you haven’t got to your weekly mileage yet).  Let’s aim to be back at the cars by 9.30 am.


Please be aware that we are in an area loved by cyclists, so please show some respect, and do not run on any of their single tracks.


There will be a walking group tomorrow.


See you in the morning




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