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Constantia trail run

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Constantia trail run

The start of this Constantia trail run is situated on the East side of Table Mountain. Starting with a steady climb one way – up to the contour path that will warm you up nicely for the rest of the run. The only words that I could use to describe this route would be “enchanted forest” there is so much to admire and appreciate on this run. It is the perfect choice on a hot day as most of the course is shaded.

The route

The Constantia trail run is in the protected Table Mountain National Park, mostly on hiking paths. You will follow a gentle undulating trail that will take you over wooded paths, ford streams and waterfalls (in winter) and above Kirstenbosch garden all the way to Constantia.

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Pacing for various distances

5 - 10km Judging pace for short races up to 10km is the trickiest. You are running at a high intensity, leaving little margin for error. The most common mistake is to start too fast and then running out of gas! This also happen if you have not done a proper warm-up before the race. If you discover that you seem to find your second wind after the first kilometres, it is a sign that you haven't done a proper warm-up. Golden rule the shorter the race the longer the warm-up. 10-21km Races over these distances have fast starts, especially since on trails it is important to try and get a good position before hitting the singletrack. Knowing that the pace will slow down once everyone reaches narrow paths. Less competitive runners should start more on the safe mode as they can still work their way past slower runners. Often single track poses challenges for good pacing and you don't want to be stuck behind slower runners.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rhodes memorial
  • Contour path – shaded run
  • Constantia
  • Table Mountain
Trail run to Constantia

Cape Town

Overcast, rain
  • Overcast, rain
  • Temperature: 16 °C
  • Wind: North-Northwest, 40.7 km/h
  • Pressure: 1014 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 94 %
  • Visibility: 2 km
Reported on:
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:15

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Tour Code: 
CER 3
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Run Duration: 
1:30
Distance: 
7.8 km
Terrain: 
The first part of the path requires a bit of effort to get to the level of the contour path. Once on the level path it is a mix of single and rocky section.
Depart Time: 
7:45am
Return Time: 
12:00pm
Price: 
R950p.p


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