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: Technical single track, a 900m climb and heat!
Location: Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West, South Africa
Joggers: Only me
After work on Friday afternoon I decided to run to West Peak and back, given that I would not be jogging on Saturday. I went on my own and at 16:30... not the greatest time to run up a mounting during the hot summer months. I thoroughly enjoyed the run and it was truly extreme. The heat made it extremely tough, but the view made it worth the suffering!
West Peak is the peak on the left
The uphill, with the Dome in the background
Almost there - with Hottentots Holland Mountains behind me
Looking towards Stellenbosch Mountains
On West Peak looking towards Gordon's Bay
Looking towards Cape Town - Table Mountain and Cape Point is visible in the distance