A day on the Forest Run route

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I spent yesterday on the Forest Run 16km route to show Celliers the protea forest and the trig beacon – he has never been up here before. Even though I know the area like the back of my hand, there were parts that I totally did not recognise because of all of the vegetation growth – so different to this time last year when it was sweltering and dry. We will have loads of grass cutting to do come early May, to get these trails run-ready.

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Celliers at the trig beacon.

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The Vredefort Dome is a meteorite impact site so the geology out here is amazing. We found this interesting rock. This section is not on the Forest Run route – we were exploring some other tracks.

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Last year, there was a track straight through here. We’ll have loads of grass cutting to do ahead of this year’s Forest Run on 20 May 2017.

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What a win! We saw a number of open protea flowers in the ‘protea forest’. Online it says they flower October to January but it looked like there were still loads of flowers just waiting to open over the next week or two. That would be really wonderful to see.

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Green and lush out on the Forest Run route. This is one of three steep downhills on the 16km route. Walk, take care and enjoy the view. Fortunately, it is short.

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Lisa’s new ‘watermelon’ AR Mini Gaiters. AR Gaiters website for the available prints and colours. We encourage you to go wild with cool prints. Once you’ve worn AR Mini Gaiters, your life will never be the same. Transform your runs, sock longevity, reduce blister risk and foot comfort on trails and dirt roads.

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