Ocean2Ocean 50 km Trail Run – 28 April 2018

One of the best things for us when we run trails is the awareness of the realness of our lives. The Two Oceans is a popular run in Cape Town, yet the Ocean2Ocean was previously known as the real 2 Oceans! Perhaps because it’s a trail run that traverses over Table Mountain instead around it. Maybe. Maybe, because comparisons are a curse in that we do not want to compare one run to another, or anything from another for that matter.

Either way, running the Ocean2Ocean 50 km Trail Run on a full day out traversing Table Mountain’s central and northern sections is as unique in the feeling of being real it gave me as it is experiencing a real Ultra Trail run. This Tale depicts a great day out training on the mountain with a small group of like-minded trail runners:

The Ocean2Ocean is a linear point to point run starting in False Bay’s coastal suburb of Muizenberg, and ending in the suburb of Camps Bay alongside the Atlantic Ocean.

Crossing Silvermine Dam’s wall.

Muizenberg Peak, centre.

Noordhoek beach with Chapman’s Peak, right.

Hout Bay from Noordhoek Peak.

From left to right: Noordhoek Peak, beach and Chapman’s Peak.

Heading north towards Table Mountain massif.

30 km’s in at Constantia Neck and feeling real…

Table Mountain’s Woodhead Dam, taken from Hely-hutchinson’s Dam wall.

The Aqueduct

Looking south to the start at Muizenberg, left.

Maclear’s Beacon, 1088 m.

Devil’s Peak, centre.

Making our way down Kasteelspoort towards the finish with Lion’s Head, centre.

One of the best things for us when we run trails is the awareness of the realness of our lives…

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