Block House Trail Run

Our trail grading: ORANGE 4B
Distance: 11.68km
Extremeness: Tough climb and technical single track
Location: Newlands Forest, Cape Town, South Africa
Joggers: Alistair Chivell & me

This morning we did the standard Newlands Forest 10km with a detour to the Block House. I felt good this morning and conquered Plumb Pudding Hill - i.e. running all of the hill without walking! This is my last week of training before chilling next week, ahead of the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, so I extended the run with a visit to the Block House. The wind was pumping and Al waited for me at the gate to the contour single track heading back to Newlands Forest. We had a easy run on the contour single track and wooden walkways before picking up the pace on the way down.

Early morning, somewhere in Newlands Forest

Al, the view is on the other side...

The Block House - Devil's Peak

Old cannon below the Block House

Sunrise over Newlands

Al on the contour single track heading in the direction of Kirstenbosch

More fun in the forest



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