We’ve been enjoying the company of a bunch of international running friends, from Switzerland to Norway, Tokyo to the States and we are set to get even busier over the next few weeks…
Our trail running guru Alana came back from conquering the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc, ready & fired up to take Whitney & Brandon on a beautiful run through Newlands, mixing some trail – through Newlands forest – as well as tar through UCT, along the Liesbeeck River and past the Newlands rugby stadium. Our intrepid runners ended the tour with a beer tasting at the Nouveau Cellar at Forries. Sadly it was a bit rainy & wet for this run, but we can’t actually think of a better way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon in Cape Town!
Maria and I had a beautiful 16km run in False Bay, and we can happily report that the fire damage from February is almost non-existent now …. the winter rains have resulted in really prolific Spring flowers & the mountains above Muizenberg are looking lush & colourful again, so much so that we actually lost the path & had to follow a river path up & over the mountain! We were also lucky enough to see an awesome catch come in from the Kalk Bay Harbour… A really lovely run!
We are always happy to invite old running friends back to Cape Town and on Saturday Kate & Paddy (from Ireland) were back for another epic running tour, this time conquering 30km of Cape Town coastline from Camps Bay to Hot Bay and back, in 2 hours 48 minutes, well done chaps!
Watch out for our next Gugs Run, happening on Saturday 31 October – we hope to see you all there!