13 Peaks Challenge

As part of our UTMB TDS training programme we included the 13 Peaks Challenge, see http://13peaks.co.za for more information on this challenge.

We broke the 13 peaks into sections, starting at Lions head car park on Friday morning the 26th of July. We completed Peaks 1 (Signal Hill) & 2 (Lions Head) before work.

On Saturday the 27th of July we ran from Kloof Corner to Hout Bay completing Peaks 3 to 7. The last 2 Peaks (Klein Leeu Kop & Suther Peak) were more difficult than expected given the heat and our tired legs so we called it a day in Hout Bay.

We returned on Sunday the 28th of July to complete Peaks 8 & 9.

New week, new challenge, we only had Sunday spare so off to Ou Kaapse Weg for Peaks 10 & 11.

We put Saturday 10 August aside to complete our 13 Peaks Challenge and our training for TDS.

Thanks to Steven Goodrich & Tevor Rolfe for the excellent company for all 13 Peaks and looking forward to TDS in 2 weeks time. Also thanks to Craig Sales for joining from Peaks 1 to 9 ~ Craig could not complete the last 4 peaks with us but we look forward to seeing Craig in Chamonix when he completes the UTMB CCC. Also thanks to Brendon Cowell for joining us for Peaks 1 & 2.

It was also noteworthy seeing Linda Doke on Sunday 28th of July and Sunday the 4th of August, Linda completed the 13 Peaks challenge in one go on the 9 & 10th of August. Also on the 10th, on the contour path before Newlands Ravine & again at the top of Devils Peak, we bumped into 2 more trail running legends, Ryan Sandes & Kane Reilly, enjoying a morning run.

DateMoving timeDistanceLocationPeaks
26/05/20191h24                   9.7 https://www.strava.com/activities/25638203751& 2
27/05/20199h27                 32.5 https://www.strava.com/activities/25671829783-7
28/05/20193h37                 16.4 https://www.strava.com/activities/25690435358 & 9
04/06/20193h58                 25.9 https://www.strava.com/activities/258923797910 & 11
10/06/20194h30                 23.7 https://www.strava.com/activities/260639230112 & 13