Houtkapper Trail Run

wenners 2016

2016 Winners, Tish Jones & Pieter Jordaan

 Houtkapper 2016 Results

9 Km results

Pos Name Surname M/F Time
1 Eugene Malgas m 00:45:01
2 ROSS HOLLAND m 00:46:01
3 Sterrenberg Smit m 00:47:13
4 Adrian Snyman m 00:51:16
5 Julian Derek Buyskes-Abrahams m 00:52:48
6 Arlene Potgieter f 00:55:17
7 Marie Wolmerans f 00:56:35
8 Ashraf Orrie m 00:57:47
9 Joshua Wigley m 00:58:14
10 Jacques Brink m 00:58:40
11 Emma Murray f 00:59:22
12 Michael Botha m 01:00:34
13 Hilton Ehrenreich m 01:00:34
14 David Kriel m 01:02:39
15 Groenewald Linelle f 01:02:44
16 Roldah Orrie f 01:03:27
17 Andre Groenewald m 01:03:29
18 Suzaan Groenewald f 01:03:35
19 Anade Jansen Van Vuuren f 01:03:36
20 Veruscka Freebury f 01:04:59
21 Linda Hegerty f 01:05:00
22 Belinda Munger f 01:05:59
23 Angelique Smit f 01:06:31
24 Schalk Smit m 01:06:33
25 Friedel Basson m 01:06:42
26 Lindie Steyn f 01:06:43
27 Megan Banner f 01:06:47
28 Carla De Witt f 01:06:50
29 Alexi du Toit f 01:06:52
30 Kathryn Mattisson f 01:06:55
31 Dolf Groenewald m 01:07:24
32 Walter Kriel m 01:07:58
33 Fred Kriel m 01:08:34
34 Ebrahim Jacobs m 01:10:08
35 Martin Furu m 01:10:25
36 Mark Edworthy m 01:11:04
37 Nicky Llod f 01:11:16
38 Andrew Hollely m 01:11:17
39 Zelda De Paiva f 01:13:45
40 Lee Kenneth Rawlings m 01:14:19
41 Warren Bright m 01:14:36
42 Andre Treurnich m 01:15:10
43 Marvan Beukes m 01:15:34
44 Simon Mandel m 01:16:20
45 Lara Erlank f 01:16:20
46 Murray Brown m 01:16:45
47 Allison Brown f 01:16:47
48 Belinda van Zyl f 01:17:03
49 Enzo Schroeder m 01:17:20
50 Clare Schroeder f 01:17:21
51 Pieter Snyman m 01:18:16
52 Max Passaportis m 01:18:20
53 Ilana Jansen Van Vuuren f 01:18:46
54 Nina Rossouw f 01:18:52
55 Sean Harris m 01:19:19
56 Lee-ann Harris f 01:19:19
57 Juliet Berry f 01:20:12
58 Gertruida E Cremer f 01:20:24
59 Leon Visser m 01:20:24
60 Olwen Vaughan Swart f 01:20:49
61 michelle Schofield f 01:21:28
62 Neil Calder m 01:21:30
63 Monique Schutte f 01:21:45
64 Marquerite Schutte f 01:21:46
65 Kareemah Carelse m 01:22:34
66 Christa Bredenhann f 01:24:19
67 Sherryl Elkin f 01:24:40
68 Neil Spann m 01:24:42
69 Tasmyn Oberholster f 01:24:58
70 Marius Swanepoel m 01:25:03
71 Margie Richter Wilmot f 01:25:04
72 trudie potgieter f 01:25:06
73 Desiree Swart f 01:26:41
74 clarissa Marais f 01:26:44
75 Rigardt Maartens m 01:26:49
76 Elizabeth Maartens f 01:26:50
77 Carla Barclay f 01:26:59
78 Nicole Pienaar f 01:27:05
79 Lindie Van Biljon f 01:27:09
80 Marna Bright f 01:27:40
81 Zoe Otto f 01:27:49
82 altha Brink f 01:28:00
83 Jacquelene Ferradaz f 01:28:11
84 Mark Smith m 01:29:01
85 Lauren Rose f 01:30:19
86 Alwyn Rose m 01:30:19
87 Richard Gray m 01:31:08
88 Jean Swart m 01:32:09
89 Orsilla du Plessis f 01:33:04
90 Megan Norval f 01:33:05
91 Barbara Elizabeth Pretorius f 01:34:14
92 Lara Hill f 01:35:15
93 Emily Suttle f 01:35:18
94 Alexander Justus Hugo m 01:35:35
95 Mari Ackerman f 01:35:36
96 Erika Marx f 01:35:37
97 Magtild Johanna Van Zyl f 01:36:53
98 Marianne nelson f 01:37:42
99 Elizka Hendrikse f 01:37:43
100 Dezire Kriel f 01:38:27
101 marie Eileen van der Merwe f 01:38:38
102 Nicole Underwood f 01:39:02
103 Guinevere Daphne Bell f 01:39:04
104 Fuzlan Gamieldien f 01:39:58
105 Karen Powell f 01:40:19
106 Reinet Steyn f 01:41:53
107 Danielle Roetz f 01:41:58
108 Tammy Woodroffe f 01:42:22
109 Philippa Charlesworth f 01:42:23
110 Amanda Seidler f 01:42:23
111 Hans Otto m 01:42:49
112 Somaya du Toit f 01:43:06
113 Emja Roetz f 01:45:35
114 Kerrigan Speirs f 01:49:41
115 conrad gresse m 01:49:50
116 Ntlaletseng Ledwaba f 01:52:19
117 Petro Miller f 01:52:39
118 TERESA MORRIS f 01:52:53
119 Gail Treurnich f 01:53:44
120 Shanaaz Van Der Schyff f 01:53:48
121 Susan Wiid f 01:55:51
122 BONITA DE KLERK f 01:55:53
123 Ruan Joubert m 01:56:43
124 Teresa Joubert f 01:56:45
125 Louise Algera f 01:56:48
126 John Notnagel m 01:56:50
127 Lisa Rawlings f 02:52:53
128 Nicola Frew f 02:53:30

15 Km results

Pos Name Surname M/F Time
1 Elfonzo Pieterse m 01:10:57
2 Sinesipho Didishe m 01:12:54
3 Kristoffer Kvam m 01:18:30
4 TOTO MGABA m 01:22:25
5 Shaun Schofield m 01:23:36
6 Marinus Prinsloo m 01:25:41
7 Ben Kooyman m 01:26:08
8 Hermanus Jonkerman m 01:27:20
9  (new record) Christine Pronk f 01:28:20
10 Mark van Zyl m 01:30:52
11 Terry Heathcote m 01:32:47
12 Johan De Bruijn m 01:34:37
13 Willem Smit m 01:34:39
14 Andrea Teagle f 01:35:43
15 Carli Pronk f 01:36:35
16 Clinton Hill m 01:38:55
17 Lasith Madurasinghe m 01:39:03
18 Nicole Faul f 01:39:04
19 Jacqueline Lilley f 01:39:04
20 Elida Hattingh f 01:40:04
21 Ben Arnold m 01:40:53
22 James Brusatori m 01:42:08
23 malcolm haefner m 01:42:34
24 Michael Heathcote m 01:43:34
25 Zelda Kruger f 01:43:44
26 Almari de Milander f 01:43:53
27 Bendik Berntsen m 01:44:09
28 Juanita Olivier f 01:44:26
29 Nathaniel Peter Micklem m 01:45:36
30 Uta Christina Lehmann f 01:45:36
31 Jos CONINX m 01:45:56
32 Marelise Droomer f 01:46:40
33 Barbara Hage f 01:46:59
34 Caitlin Heathcote f 01:47:11
35 Lauren Jakins f 01:48:38
36 Alexa De Villiers f 01:49:01
37 Janine(Knysna) Barnard f 01:49:01
38 Christopher Schnehage m 01:49:09
39 Erlend Holberg m 01:49:26
40 Jenny Niksch f 01:49:29
41 Tony Cook m 01:49:30
42 NEVILLE LODEWYKS m 01:49:30
43 Cathrine George f 01:50:49
44 Emeraan Ishmail m 01:52:00
45 Robert Steinmetz m 01:52:38
46 Chandre Boshoff f 01:53:01
47 Lelia Tyrrell f 01:53:01
48 Martin v Van Rooyen m 01:53:19
49 Ryno Geldenhuys m 01:53:20
50 Johan Van Lill m 01:53:20
51 Charlotte Marais f 01:53:40
52 Devon Miller m 01:53:42
53 Robyn MacLeod f 01:53:43
54 Greens Groenewald m 01:53:45
55 Adriaan Botha m 01:53:50
56 Faygon Bezuidenhout m 01:53:51
57 Jason Groenewald m 01:55:03
58 Godfrey Arthur Goslett m 01:55:06
59 Miles Murray m 01:55:28
60 Garth Murry m 01:55:30
61 Lise Wessels f 01:56:31
62 Peter Kraus m 01:57:01
63 Barry de Kock m 01:57:05
64 Ryan de Kock m 01:57:07
65 Annari Oosthuizen f 01:57:13
66 Lance Anderson Speirs m 01:57:58
67 Jane Donald f 01:57:59
68 Jomari Smit f 01:58:21
69 Ezbe van Aardt f 01:58:57
70 C.G. van Aardt m 01:58:57
71 Hans Combrink m 01:58:59
72 Lauren Newcombe f 01:59:27
73 Dorette Oosthuizen f 01:59:28
74 Pieter du Plessis m 02:00:02
75 Rory Springhall m 02:00:06
76 Lindsay Springhall f 02:00:07
77 Alain Howard Le Roux m 02:00:54
78 abraham coetzee m 02:01:13
79 Shireen Dreyer f 02:01:56
80 Johannes David Maree m 02:02:00
81 Barbara Cipriana Dykman f 02:02:02
82 LUCY BAILEY f 02:02:48
83 Lienkie Prinsloo f 02:03:39
84 Brent Neilson m 02:04:02
85 Lumari la Grange f 02:04:19
86 Marike Pieterse f 02:04:20
87 Ankia Wepener f 02:04:21
88 Michelle Koblischke f 02:04:22
89 elri agenbag f 02:04:47
90 Moneque Roos f 02:04:48
91 Mariza Kotze f 02:05:28
92 Leonie Potgieter f 02:05:29
93 Talita Cronje f 02:05:55
94 Lerene Van Niekerk f 02:05:56
95 Melaina Gross f 02:05:58
96 Tessa Suttle f 02:06:49
97 john spooner m 02:07:55
98 Kendrew Suttle m 02:07:56
99 Dennis Floris m 02:09:20
100 Wendy – Joy Timmes f 02:09:21
101 marianna dreyer f 02:10:06
102 Annemarie van der Westhuizen f 02:10:08
103 Kim Natasha Le Roux f 02:10:31
104 Janelle du Plessis f 02:11:02
105 Waldo Brits m 02:11:03
106 Ilse Mostert f 02:11:38
107 johann VAN DER VYVER m 02:11:39
108 Janet Malan f 02:12:34
109 Chivonne Groenevelt f 02:12:35
110 Rochelle Reid f 02:12:37
111 Janine(Blue waters) Barnard f 02:12:39
112 Jonelle Svoboda f 02:12:41
113 Linda van Rensburg f 02:12:43
114 Cornelia Fick f 02:13:09
115 Tyron Farrell m 02:14:28
116 Izelle Claassen f 02:14:29
117 Josephine Beveridge f 02:14:55
118 Penny McKenzie f 02:14:56
119 Joani Konick f 02:15:15
120 Valerie Geldenhuys f 02:15:18
121 Erik De Klerk m 02:15:25
122 Retha Pretorius f 02:15:50
123 Rosie Hardcastle f 02:16:04
124 Graham Crawford m 02:16:13
125 Kosie Zondagh m 02:16:14
126 Gerda Veldhuizen f 02:18:23
127 PJ Veldhuizen m 02:18:24
128 Marius Van Deventer m 02:20:39
129 Morten Bredahl m 02:21:02
130 Maryke Bredahl f 02:21:03
131 Graeme Manne m 02:21:08
132 Aretha Danielsen f 02:21:26
133 Jaun-Eileen Lodge f 02:22:52
134 Karen Mels f 02:23:04
135 Lana Bruyns f 02:23:37
136 Pieter Steyn m 02:26:38
137 Lune du Plessis f 02:27:00
138 Christina van der Breggen f 02:27:48
139 Craig Styber m 02:27:49
140 Austin Kelsey m 02:29:41
141 Santie Kelsey f 02:29:42
142 Chris Gibbons m 02:29:59
143 Aletha Elizabeth van den Bergh f 02:30:00
144 Tarryn Kock f 02:30:55
145 Wendy Woolf f 02:31:13
146 Trish CONINX f 02:35:28
147 Kathrin Wischnath f 02:36:32
148 Marentia Homan f 02:39:39
149 Hanri Perks f 02:42:41
150 Patricia Enrick f 02:46:02
151 Wesley Dietrich m 02:49:05
152 Toni Cavanagh f 02:49:07
153 JONATHAN ODENDAAL m 02:49:10
154 MAROSHELL ODENDAAL f 02:49:14
155 Anton Munro m 02:49:54
156 Darrel Jacobs m 02:55:20
157 Kutlwano Makgwa f 02:56:20
158 George Anthony Whitehead m 02:58:14
159 Susan Smit f 02:58:17
160 Anne Beale f 02:59:16
161 Rita – Lizel Dreyer f 03:03:13
162 Lyndon Reebow m 03:04:00
163 Tsholofelo Mokautu f 03:04:37
164 Eddie Mouton m 03:04:38

27 Km results

Pos Name Surname M/F  Time
1 Pieter Jordaan m 02:19:28
2 Franz-Erich Streicher m 02:22:51
3  (new record) Tish Jones f 02:27:37
4 William Battersby m 02:30:44
5 Damian Will m 02:31:29
6 Grant Ayton m 02:38:36
7 Danette Smith f 02:39:07
8 Vernon Visser m 02:40:09
9 Andries Aucamp m 02:43:12
10 Danie Van Zyl m 02:44:13
11 Tracey Almirall f 02:44:21
12 Wayne Liddell m 02:48:05
13 Marcelle Coetzee f 02:48:06
14 Christo Muller m 02:49:40
15 Theunis Botha m 02:53:14
16 Garth Peinke m 02:53:28
17 Hendry Olivier m 02:56:49
18 Daniel Bauman m 02:57:29
19 Prieur du Plessis m 02:58:28
20 Bronwyn Gordon-Bennett f 02:58:29
21 Henri Meyer m 03:02:13
22 Eugene Marais m 03:03:14
23 George Batchelor m 03:04:14
24 Bradley Nelson m 03:06:12
25 Gavin Gresse m 03:06:28
26 Ryan Morawski m 03:06:44
27 Kyle Jansen van Vuuren m 03:07:39
28 Eduan Naude m 03:08:07
29 Monja Vorwallner Lewis f 03:09:53
30 David Barnes m 03:09:59
31 Daan van der Sijde m 03:10:03
32 Schalk Albertyn m 03:10:49
33 Graham Bird m 03:13:39
34 Sarah Hearn f 03:13:40
35 Chonde Kaunga m 03:14:38
36 Nicholas van den Handel m 03:18:21
37 Uli Wischnath m 03:19:05
38 Netski Wylie f 03:19:25
39 Matty Smith f 03:20:33
40 Mike Jansen van Vuuren m 03:20:35
41 Herman Nieuwoudt m 03:22:16
42 Rick Briers-Danks m 03:22:44
43 Richard Ayres m 03:23:41
44 Dale Williams m 03:26:17
45 Cameron McIntosh m 03:27:08
46 LINDY VERMEULEN f 03:27:12
47 Therina Terblanche f 03:28:38
48 Andries van Rhyn m 03:29:57
49 Etienne Cronje m 03:31:10
50 Riaan Cronje m 03:31:10
51 Trish Schuin f 03:33:40
52 Vicci Deverneuil f 03:33:44
53 Marc Mcclure m 03:34:58
54 jonathan monk m 03:35:45
55 Eaan Algera m 03:36:08
56 Pieter Botha m 03:36:26
57 Uwe-Franz Tinhof m 03:38:24
58 James Stewart m 03:39:31
59 Johan Steenkamp m 03:40:17
60 Danel Steenkamp f 03:40:18
61 Rodger Ayton m 03:40:44
62 Lloyd Martindale m 03:42:25
63 Hanlie Sinclair f 03:44:16
64 Michelle Nagel f 03:44:17
65 Zack De Beer m 03:48:03
66 Ivan Van Lier m 03:50:46
67 Anton Benge m 03:51:02
68 Willem Bindeman m 03:51:18
69 Shirley Bosman f 03:51:27
70 Andrea van Kasterop m 03:53:37
71 Johan Blom m 03:57:37
72 Jacques Lochner m 03:57:38
73 Errol McCauley m 03:59:18
74 Bronwyn Hastings f 04:00:04
75 Joshua Kennedy m 04:00:05
76 Danielle Harcourt f 04:01:01
77 Mike Harcourt m 04:01:01
78 Jan Albert Strydom m 04:01:32
79 Lionel Higgo m 04:02:06
80 Jeff Willcocks m 04:06:32
81 Brandon Willcocks m 04:06:32
82 Karin Muller f 04:06:45
83 Ernst Marais m 04:06:57
84 ATALIA VILJOEN f 04:06:58
85 Charl Le Roux m 04:07:24
86 Koos Smit m 04:10:11
87 Brend Badenhorst m 04:11:36
88 Sarah-Marie Nothling f 04:14:01
89 Graeme Gathmann m 04:14:41
90 Alex Powell m 04:17:06
91 Linelle Whitehead f 04:17:30
92 Monique Jordaan f 04:21:26
93 Madalane Peyper f 04:22:57
94 Hannes Peyper m 04:22:58
95 Andries Taljaard m 04:25:34
96 Susie Slabbert f 04:34:41
97 Sanet Viljoen f 04:34:42
98 Martin Smit m 04:36:14
99 Alda Vermeulen f 04:36:14
100 Royden Fisher m 04:38:06
101 Duduzile Revival Dlamini f 04:38:07
102 Sonja Martindale f 04:39:12
103 charlene Riley f 04:39:13
104 Michelle Van Lill f 04:39:47
105 Stephanes Francois Van Zyl m 04:40:13
106 Ken Des Ligneris m 04:44:44
107 Dianie Lamprecht f 04:49:11
108 Ruan Lamprecht m 04:49:11
109 Jacques Malan m 04:51:27
110 Mirjam Elsinger f 04:57:42
111 msela Ledwaba m 05:19:08
112 Chris Upton male 05:23:01
113 Ad Cole female 05:47:46
114 Herman Botha male 05:47:47

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HOUTKAPPER 2016

Houtkapper Souvenir Range

Souvernir Range

Souvenir Range can be ordered directly from houtkappertrailrun@gmail.com  Limited items available in our Souvenir range

 

 

Race briefing

Memories

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Directions to Race Venue, Quinta Da Montanha

Quinta Map-directions 

 

Action shots!!

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2016 Race day program

06:30   Bru Coffee stand ready

07:00   Food Stalls ready

08:15   Race Briefing

08:30   Start

09:00   Tractor Ride

10:00   Tractor Ride

Boeremusiek

10:30   9km Prize giving

            11:00   Tractor Ride

11:30   15km Prize giving

            Live  Boeremusiek

12:00   Tractor Ride

12:30   “Sak” Race

Tony Cook Live music

13:00   Tractor Ride

13:30   27km Prize giving

           13:45   Kabouter Kiddies race

14:00   Big Lucky Draw

Lots of kiddies activities organized and loads of space to have fun.

Beer tent for Thirsty over 18’s.

 

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2014 Results – ( Click Here)

2013 Results – Click Here)

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Watch a small clip of the route scout to get and idea of the terrain   The classic cliche applies – You had to be there.

 

Houtkapper overview

Directions: From Knysna take N2 towards George. About 8km out take the Rheenendal turnoff to the right. Follow this road for about 12.6km and take the Bibby’s hoek/Millwood Goldfields turnoff to the right. The road becomes a gravel road just after the turn. Quinta da Montahna will be on your left hand side. http://www.countryestate.co.za/

Race date – 10 July 2016 Compulsory Race and Safety Briefing 08 :15

Race start 8:30

This inaugural trail run offers 3 routes of varying lengths and difficulty. Taking runners through the forests made famous by Daleen Mathee (the late authoress of Circles in the forest, Fiela’s child, Moerbeibos and others), runners will pass through Krisjan-se-nek (where Daleen Mathee’s ashes were scattered), the Daleen Mathee memorial and the site of the 880 year old Yellowwood tree known as the Daleen Mathee Big Tree.

The 15km and 27km routes have been chosen not only to challenge the intermediate to experienced trail runners but to provide them with an opportunity to experience the deepest secrets at the heart of the Knysna forest. Single track and terrain to excite trail runners of all ability including an easier route for the beginner trail runner of 9km.

Water can be drunk and bottles/hydration packs filled at the various watercrossings – don’t be put off by the colour (tannin).

ASA runner insurance will apply.

2016 Race fees:

9 km – R228 and if a ASA Affiliated Club member R190.00

15 km  –  R303 and if a ASA Affiliated Club member R265.00

27 km – R353 and if a ASA Affiliated Club Member R315.00

9 km Trail Run

This route is best suited for beginners and first time trail runners.  Do not be fooled by the ‘beginners’ description though. Runners will have to deal with a challenging 2km uphill, often referred to afterwards as ‘that never ending uphill’. Once at the top of the hill you will find renewed energy knowing that all the climbing is done and the rest of your race is easy and downhill running back home. Walkers welcome on the 9km.

15 km Trail Run

This route is best suited to the intermediate and stronger trail runner wanting to gain further trail experience. The route includes single track through breath-taking Knysna forest, water crossing, a waterfall and some hills that are guaranteed to get the heart pumping.

The 15km will follow the same ‘never ending uphill’ as described in the 9km above. Once at the top of the climb the 15km route will split from the 9km. Runners will have time to recover while running about 3kms downhill before turning into the very popular “Circles in the forest” hiking trail. Runners will be treated to a waterfall at the very lowest point of this route. Caution needs to be exercised on single track and stream crossings as rocks and leaves can be very slippery.  Pay attention to Marshals as sections of the route must be completed in single file. As to be expected after a long downhill runners will be faced with another long and never ending uphill. The word ‘vasbyt’ comes to mind! The 15km trail run requires the same effort as that of an average 21km road run.

The routes will be clearly marked and marshalled. Most of the route will be under a full tree canopy.

27 km Hardcore Houtkapper run

This route is best suited for the experienced trail runner, or the long distance road runner.

Along with the breath-taking beauty of the indigenous forest runners will travel through ‘Jubilee Creek’, ‘Natbos’, ‘Jubilee bush’ and sections of the ‘Outeniqua’ and ‘Circles in the forest’ hiking trail. With close to 16km of single track to make your heart sing. All that Knysna’s indigenous forest has to offer is included – giant tree ferns, river, stream, waterfall and ancient Yellowwood trees of over 800years old and more than 40m+ in height…   All the streams in the area was also the source of the yellow stuff that resulted in the Mill Wood gold rush.    (Some historical insight)

Caution needs to be exercised on single track and stream crossings as rocks and leaves can be very slippery. Pay attention to Marshals as sections of the route must be completed in single file.

The compulsory kit to be carried at all times (27km runners) includes a bandage and a whistle. These will be included in the race fee and the race pack. The routes will be clearly marked and marshalled. Most of the route will be under a full tree canopy. Move at a speed that falls within your capabilities and we will all have a great day in Mother Nature.

This route is not highly technical with mostly single track and hiking trail. Caution needs to be exercised on single track and stream crossings as rocks and leaves can be very slippery. Pay attention to Marshals as sections of the route must be completed in single file.

Runners can expect challenging climbs with the highest point fairly early. The WIMPY King and Queen of the mountain will be reached at the 8km mark already.

Logo Wimpy

King & Queen of the Mountain proudly sponsored by Wimpy Knysna.

With the highest point done and dusted, runners have an easy stretch towards the Jubilee Creek waterfall. The approach to this waterfall is the most technical and dangerous section of the entire route. Warning signs will be in place to warn runners of the section ahead. Once safely passed the waterfall, runner will be overwhelmed by the untouched beauty of natural indigenous forest. Without realizing it, this breath-taking scenery makes one completely forget about those uphills just a few kilometres back. Runners are guaranteed to be confronted with the irony that they should actually not be running past such beauty.

The route will follow a section of the Outeniqua hiking trail where ‘Natbos’ will yet again treat runners to the breath-taking scenery. After another steady climb out of the Outeniqua hiking trail, runners can enjoy a descent towards the lowest point on route at about the 18km mark. From here runners will start climbing again until they re-join with the 15km route into the ‘Circles in the forest’ hiking trail. Another waterfall to admire BUT…. after enjoying her beauty for the last 20 kilometres  and having just passed the lowest point on route, the forest will have the final say by making you climb one last uphill before letting you go. Just as a friendly reminder to us trail runners and nature lovers to respect her and also to appreciate the privilege of running under her canopy. Once out of ‘Circles in the forest’ it’s easy rolling down to the finish.

The 27km trail run requires the same effort as that of an average 42km road run, but its  EVERY STEP WORTH THE EFFORT…

 

Houtkapper 27 km elevation27km profile 

Accommodation in the Rheenendal area:

Fern Gully

  • Self catering wood cabin accommodation in Rheenendal Knysna surrounded by
    trees and wildlife for a tranquil holiday experience http://www.fern-gully.com/

Forest Edge

Forest Valley Cottages

  • Fully equipped cottages on the edge of a magnif0icent indigenous forest valley
    with a glorious outlook of the Outeniqua Mountains, with Jacuzzi’s close to the Houtkapper Trail run start..  www.forestvalley.co.za    http://youtu.be/76En1RDFTls

Homtini Guest Farm

  • Choose between Forest cottages nestled amongst the trees or luxuries lodge tents tucked sympathetically into fynbos.   http://www.homtini.co.za/

Lazy Leopard

Quinta da Montanha

Ronelle’s Kaya

Accommodation in Knysna:

Azure House

  • With breathtaking lagoon views from every room, this 4-star guest house offers a maritime feel in a tranquil suburb of Paradise in Knysna. www.azurehouse.com

 

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 Fechters offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture as well as a
bespoke furniture design service that help you turn your dream piece of
furniture into a reality. Fechters furniture is produced with care and
attention to detail from only the best quality, selected timber. Time
honored construction techniques assures a superior product to last for
generations to come. Visit their multi-level showroom at 26 Main Street,
Knysna. www.fechters.co.za

Race Village on Race Day:

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We are  very excited about our bigger race village for this year. In conjunction with Quinta Da Montanha, we aim to keep your whole family and supporters well entertained and taken care of, so that you can enjoy the beauty of the Knysna Forest while running the picturesque  Houtkapper Trail run.

Quita Da Montanha offers huge open fields for the youngster to run around and enjoy the fresh country air. The youngsters can also look forward to horse rides and a jumping castle. Tractor rides will also take place on the hour.

To make sure you are awake and energized, our coffee stand, Bru Coffee, will be ready from early morning.  With a variety of breakfast and lunch options available from our food stall, Whitewashed Coffee shop, we”ll gaurantee you won’t go home hungry. Fresh from the earth to take home with you, will be country fresh vegetables at the Farmers stall. For those more on the thirsty side, Red Bridge Brewery will once again be ready with their three craft ales to for that well deserved beer after your run. Cooldrinks and water will also be available from our stalls.b6506036707fcf4ce14ce2f81f2117fd_300x300

Lots to keep you and your family busy untill our big prize giving at 2pm. Lucky draw prizes to look forward to include, Weekend getaways in the area, a Fechters, Kirstenbosch garden bench valued at R 3150 and lots more…

 Race Village

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Kiddies Entertainment

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Look forward to:

*  Red Bridge Brewery Beer tent

*  Van Loveren Wines

*  Refreshments: Food stalls

: Coffee stand

: Farmers vegetable stand

*  Kids Entertainment : Pony Rides

: Tractor Rides

: Jumping Castle

: Face Painting

Race Photos available from:

Julie Ann:  081 270 8088

www.facebook.com/julieannphotographyknysna.

&

Andre: 082 444 9225

https://www.facebook.com/MostlyPhotography

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Runners feedback:

 Alistair: I participated in the 27km Trail Run.  It was was simply the best trail running experience I have had.  Aside from the incredible surroundings of the forest and Jubilee Creek, there was a bit of everything in the trail run – a great mix of very technical & less technical, and the watering stations were a very welcome addition to this race.  Congratulations and thanks to all the guys involved in setting up the route (it was really well sign-posted & this was great) and marshalling and manning the water-stations.  I will definitely be wanting to enter this event next year, and even though I want to keep this gem of a trail run a secret so that I can selfishly enjoy it in the wonderful silence of the forest for many years to come, I suspect that you guys have done too much of a good job to avoid word getting out – and I reckon next  year there’s going to be a queue of entry hopefuls! 

Antionette: Baie geluk met ‘n fantastiese trail run!  Die Houtkapper roete was werklik stunning. Die ondersteuning op die roete was fantasties. Ons was nog nooit vantevore so hartelik by enige waterpunt ontvang nie, julle klub se mense is puik! Ja, ek weet hulle moes bietjie vir ons wag, maar almal was baie vriendelik en verwelkomend. Dankie vir die “sweepers”, wat geduldig was met ons die laaste klompie kilometers toe ons al bietjie moeg was!

Sandra: Thank you for organising a stunner of a race. The signage, marshals, water points and start/finish venue were tops! 
Trish: Thank you for an awesome trail it was my first ever trail run, and it was everything I hoped it would be and more . 
Amore: First time I ran the Houtkapper and it was absolutely stunning! Will definatly be back next year.

Race rules and Info:

  • No refunds
  • No substitutions, upgrades, downgrades will be allowed.
  • Entry fee includes compulsory equipment that must be carried at all times during the race(27km).
  • No need to wear Club Clothing
  • Only the event race number will be worn on the front of the vest that contain tear off strips
  • Immediate disqualification if a runner:
  •      – tampers with route markings
  •      – is caught littering
  •      – damages the trail or any vegetation
  •       – disobey marshals
  • Minimum age for entering is 14 for the 9km, 15 for the 15 km and 18 for the 27 km
  • Parking at Quinta da Monanha
  • Medical, Rescue,  Marshall’s, and organizers decisions is final.
  • Race packs must be collected from Fechters, Main street Knysna on Saturday, 09 July 2016. Runners will NOT be allowed to run if race packs are not collected on Saturday. Registration open from 9am -4pm
  • Closing date for entries is  soon as entry cap have been reached for each race.
  • Positive proof of ID must be shown in order to collect your race pack.
  • Start chutes close at 08:15 sharp on Race day for compulsory race briefing.    Arrivals after this time will not be allowed to start.
  • The runner arriving before you at a technical section determines the pace.   Do not hassle or crowd a runner while an obstacle is being negotiated.
  • The trail is designed with ample overtaking opportunities before and after obstacles.    Do not “race” the technical sections.
  • Remain in the order of arriving at obstacles as some queuing will be needed at certain obstacles.
  • Waterpoints will have refreshments. All refreshments must be enjoyed at the table and no cups may be removed from the points or be carried onto the route.   Runners are adviced to carry backpacks with water.
  • No on the day entries.
  • No Smoking or carrying of lighters anywhere from you leave the start point
  • Spectators are requested to remain at the Start/ Finish area.
  • Your race pack will contain the final race rules and race instructions.
  • Start and finish venue is at Quinta da Montanha, Bibbeys hoek, Rheenendal.  Parking marshals will assist with parking. .
  • Cutoff time for the 9 km is 2h30min. Prize giving 10:30am
  • Cutoff time for the 15 km is 3hrs30min. Prize giving 11:30am
  • Cutoff time for the 27 km is 5hrs30min. Prize giving 13:30pm
  • Big lucky draw is at 14:00 .  You must be present to be in contention for Lucky draw prizes.
  • First 3 spots on races will earn prize money for men and women. Winners must be present at prize giving to receive their money.
  • Gold medals to all finishers on the 27 km Trail within the cut off time
  • Silver medals to all finishers on the 15km within the cut off time
  • Bronze medals to all finishers on the 9 km within the cut off time

For further details contact:

Mihan Roos on 0825376167 or email to houtkappertrailrun@gmail.com

 

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