Wednesday, 8 June 2011

KATBERG Eco Trail - The Adventure Begins 25 June 2011

The 9am start is in order for those travelling up to do so cautiously & it is also mid-Winter so the air is still very cool up there. We will be opening the registration from 7:30am – 8:50am on the Saturday morning. This will take place at the main boma adjacent the ½ way house pool. If you have not entered, you will fill in an entry form if you have not entered. If you have entered (reminder to do so before the 6th June in order to get a race hoody & goody bag), we will have a number allocated to your name. We will have 2 ladies from OSB Running Club that will tick your name off & write your number on your right arm. After completing the race you will receive your goody bag & hoody or race T. The 18km runs along our strip roads for +/- 500m & then drops into our game reserve. Once out the game gate you enter the forest & start climbing on forest trucking roads (like knysna). Some nice single track meanders you back onto the roads again which starts your +/-1km climb. A right turn at the big log (this is where the 10km start is & you join up with them from here to the finish) You run on double jeep track with amazing views winding alongside the mountain, all this time it is flat running. Within a km or so the terrain changes & you are running alongside the pine forest either side of you. A sharp left turn off the double jeep track, you climb up 12 stairs cut into the clay which leads you onto the most amazing single trail in the EC. With natural light trying to penetrate the beautiful indigenous forest canopy overhead, the trail becomes single track taking you over stream crossings & little waterfalls. Absorb these views as it pops you out onto the logging road & you just run up 25m & cross the road, once again dropping onto another similar trail. When you emerge from this you have a short climb +/- 200m & then a long decent to the Katberg gate & along the path to the finish at the ½ way house. We will have burgers etc. on sale & there are incredible ablution facilities for you to have a warm shower. Hope 2CU there!