Once upon a time, before trail running, before Parkour, we hiked up various mountains in South Africa and ran down like crazy people… we called it Extreme Jogging. This blog is a tribute to the good old days, friends & family, my Creator and everybody that love running in nature!
It was raining when we started this jog at the Jonkershoek gate. Not surprisingly, the bad weather did not really scare away anyone and we jogged past another group of keen trail runners lead by Ferdi Dick and several mountain bikers with very dirty shirts. We only had an hour so decided to start with the Western side of the Jonkers loop. On the way back we decided to try out the single track we spotted during our trail run last Saturday. I think this single track is the lowest section of the Elliote route, but it is not marked as such. It zig-zags "inside" the Jonkers loop and connects to the gravel road on the Eastern side a few hundred meters before the big dam. After the dam we took another single track I have never jogged... the Tedea single track. What an enjoyable way to end our Jonkers loop. I will have difficulty running past the turnoff to Tedea in future!
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Deryck crossing Witbrug (the White bridge)
The reason for Witbrug
Crossing a low-water bridge over Jakkelsvleirivier
Heading back on the Eastern side of the Jonkershoek loop