Leave the Couch Together #2 – Deer Park meanders

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Leave the Couch Together #2 – Deer Park meanders

We really didn’t expect the kind of response we received after the first LTC Together event. So Thank You to all who signed up and joined us for a trot out at Deer Park.

 

The rendezvous point was the Kloof Nek parking lot on Tafelberg road and about 30 keen runners braved the cold and mist as we got underway. A short hike followed to warm-up before we crossed the boom for a misty start to our adventure.

 

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The route is mostly jeep track, but there were some long quad-burning climbs and one your two steep downhills to bomb down. The streams were full so our water stops quickly became the perfect time for photo ops 🙂

 

We wound down behind Deer Park and then came the dreaded long climb up to Dead Man’s Tree. We rejoined the jeep track just after Platteklip Gorge after a short stretch of road running – yes, sometimes you just have to get back on the road 🙂 But, the best was saved for last as we headed down some super fast and exciting single track that spat us out back at the bottom level of the parking lot from where we started.

 

 

We shared some drinks, banter and high-fives and then the rest of Sunday was spent floating on a high level of stoke and dreaming about the trails.

 

 

See you all next time at Leave the Couch Together #3!

 

– Peace

 

 

Fareed

fareed@leavethecouch.com
1 Comment
  • Charlotte

    August 10, 2016 at 9:06 am Reply

    ARRRHHGHGHG I can’t wait for the next one. Please soon, PLEASE. It was so much fun!!! I got Mandela half at the end of this month and I certainly need those hill trainig sessions.
    Thanks for organising this, best ever.
    🙂
    C

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