TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS: SATURDAY 12 JUNE 2021 - TAGGING PEAKS IN SILVERMINE EAST

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Bellairs, T. (Tim)

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Jun 7, 2021, 2:09:34 AM6/7/21
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Good day Trailers,

 

Please be aware of our runs 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
  • 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
  • If you are not comfortable with group running yet, you can use the maps to enjoy the routes in your own time

Route
This coming Saturday we are going to collect the peaks in Silvermine East.  Starting at Silvermine Gate 2 (aka the R5.00 gate).  This is the one on the southern (side closer to Muizenberg) side at the top of Ou Kaapseweg.  We will head straight down the jeep track and take the contour around to the Deadmans path leading up to Cave Peak, swinging around to the Amphitheatre at the top.  From the Amphitheatre we climb up and over to Spes Bona Valley.  From Spes Bona we tag Kalk Bay peak, Tartarus Cave and then head down to Nellies Pool.  Then it’s Muizenberg Cave, St James peak and across to the top of Farmer Peck’s Valley.  The strong and fit will then do Muizenberg Peak and head along the ridge towards the Lower Steenberg Peak where they will meet up again with the unfit and lazy (me) near the aerials.  Then we do the last big climb to the Higher Steenberg peak and Wolfkop before dropping down to the car park again.

 

11 – 12km.  There are short cuts available.


Weather

At this stage the forecast is for a cool start at 12 degrees, partly cloudy.

 

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at the Silvermine Gate 2 car park.  Opening time is 08h00 so we will aim to get started by 08h15 latest.  Please note that there is no cell phone reception in the car park so if you’re running late you won’t be able to let us know.

 

Please bring a tip for the car guard.

 

Terrain and distance
Starts off with nice gentle, downhill jeep track and then flat single track to warm up.  Thereafter it is mainly single track.  Short, sharp climbs and descents.  Nothing too technical and no terrifying exposure to heights.  Should take 2.5 hours.


Groups
This is a pack run with regular regroups.  We will split into 2 speed groups, if necessary, with leaders and sweeps on the morning.  But the main group will be the medium pace group as the leader has not been doing much running recently and will be leading from the back(ish).  Can’t promise a faster group.

The relaxed group will be confirmed on Friday

Dogs
Please note that  K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.

What to bring
Water, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.  Cold drinks for the rehydrating session in the car park afterwards.

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.   
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. 

 

Tim

082 321 0299

tim.be...@gmail.com

 




 


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