Paarl Mountain Trail Run

Our trail grading: ORANGE 3B
Distance: 14.5km
Extremeness: Heat, uphill and rocks...
Location: Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, Paarl, South Africa
Joggers: Nadia van Heerden, Pieter van Heerden and me

Today I went out for an extreme jog with Superpiet and his better half. We started in Paarl and the first 700m was a hectic climb (with stairs). We then headed to the Paarl rocks – first to the one closes to Paarl and then to the highest one. What an awesome rock! We then headed down and climbed towards the cell phone tower to find a very nice single track descending to the jeep track below. On our way down we stopped for a drink at a small waterfall and then worked on our fitness as we ran down the steep stairs towards town.

Tough uphill to start with 
Superpiet and Nadia above Paarl
Nadia and 2 of the 3 Paarl rocks
Me in a cave
Heading upwards
Big rock!
At the top with Simonsberg Mountain behind us
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is Superpiet!
Down the rock
Some nice and cold water
  
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