So with the long days and holiday freedom we ventured out on two seperate occasions to rece the route.
1)Yellow (Botmaskop to Piekke): pretty straightforward. We had to escape down Langriviernek due to us getting lost on top in the mist.
2) Red: (Bergriviernek to Stellenboschberg) lots of walking on loose slopes. My right leg defininitely feels longer than the left.
The bit to connect the top of Langriviernek and Bergriviernek is def the crux. Technically it is tricky and quite complicated. That will be next on the agenda so that we can refresh our minds.
I must admit that putting it all together in 9h or so is quite bogeling at this stage. We will get stronger and we will see.
Pic on left is Roger on the red route, looking back towards Bergriviernek.
Oh and if you are still confused the Jonkershoek Marathon is a horseshoe traverse around the Jonkershoek valley. You start on Botmaskop and finish on Stellenboschberg basically following the skyline and most of the highest peaks in the valley. The total distance is probably 30 to 35km from peak to peak. However total distance covered on foot will be more like the standard 42.2 so don’t feel short changed by this one! Oh and a PB is highly unlikely on this one 😉
Thanks to Roger and Andrew who have been fantastic companions!
Hope you are all having a fantastic break!