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:

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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.

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Crossing Silvermine Dam’s wall.

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Muizenberg Peak, centre.

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Noordhoek beach with Chapman’s Peak, right.

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Hout Bay from Noordhoek Peak.

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

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Heading north towards Table Mountain massif.

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

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

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The Aqueduct.

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Looking south to the start at Muizenberg, left.

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Maclear’s Beacon, 1088 m.

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Devil’s Peak, centre.

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

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

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