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!
Extremeness: Tough climb and technical contour single track
Location: Newlands Forest, Cape Town, South Africa
Joggers: Christiaan van Niekerk & me
We started our Newlands Forest jog with the regular route, reaching the Table Bay lookout point after about 25min. From here we climbed straight towards the famous old Block House. By using our Spidey senses we found the top most single track heading back towards Kirstenbosch. This is a beautiful single track which turn into wooden walkways after about 2km - providing our ankles with the necessary rest. We took the first single track downwards and linked to our regular route heading back to our cars.