TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS TMT Saturday 14th August 2021

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Gaeleen and Julian Tompkins

Aug 9, 2021, 3:37:53 AM8/9/21
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Good Morning Trailers!



This week  Saturday 14th August TMT will be returning to Silvermine (Gate 1) – the dam side


Our route:  Steenberg ridge, Blackburn lookout, Panoramic route/Crassula path, River walk


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.

·         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 7.45 - 8:00am but the queues can be long so get there early and parking is limited, so please consider sharing lifts.  We'll meet at 8:15am at the ‘cyclist’ parking, which is up the road and to the right after the gate.  We will start running as soon as possible thereafter.


Please note there is an entrance fee of R35 for SA Citizens (think it’s cash only and remember to bring your ID), unless you have Wild Card or Green Card

We start off with some single tracks taking us onto Steenberg ridge.  Thereafter we make our way to the fire lookout, and potentially an out and back to Elephant’s eye cave..  We then make our way to the Blackburn Ravine lookout, and here the group splits.  You can either do the Panoramic route or go back down to the gravel road and do the Crassula path.  After this we take a nice single track back to the cars for the shorter route, or for the longer route, down to the Old Wagon Road and finish off with the River Walk and back to the cars.  I will post a map/route on Friday’s email

Terrain and Distance.   Some undulating bush trails and gravel tracks, as well as some nice single tracks.

Distance will be approx. 10 km for the shorter route and 15 km for the longer route.  I am guessing in the region of 2hrs 30 mins

Our runs are pack runs and will may split into 2 or 3 pace groups on the day.  I will manage a relaxed group and do the Crassula path

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

Aug 13, 2021, 4:03:42 AM8/13/21
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Morning trailers


Tomorrow’s run is ON  Temperature 11-13 degrees with a fresh south easterly breeze – please come prepared.


See attached map for our planned route, and email below for more details


All groups tomorrow, including a walking group


Green star – meeting point – drive up the road to the cyclists parking on the right hand side

Black route – longer distance – approx. 15 km

Red route – shorter distance – approx. 10 km

Walkers – will do a shorter version of approx. 7 km

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