Chapman's Peak trail run

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Chapman's Peak trail run

Is set in the mountain above Hout Bay and goes steeply up the gravel road, before reaching the single trail on the contour path.

The Chapman's Peak trail run is more or less parallel to Chapman's Peak drive but high above.The Chapman's Peak trail run is dipping in and out of wooded ravines with steep climbs, bush to bash through, technical rocky paths and some natural obstacles like rock scrambles to test your footing. The view of Hout Bay is unforgettable. Our way back to Hout Bay will be on the famous Chapman's Peak drive which is part of the route of the world’s most beautiful marathon race, the “Two Oceans marathon The Chapman's Peak run is slightly exposed in places and has everything to test you! With its outstanding views, beautiful fynbos and the accompanying sound of crashing surf, this is one of the most rewarding trail run on the peninsula.


Chapman's Peak Trail Run getting geared

Sturdy trail running shoes and breathable socks, natural fibres such as mohair or wool. For the legs a lightweight and quick drying tights or shorts. For the upper body inner layer, lightweight, quick-drying, breathable long or short sleeved. Second layer with thermal long-sleeved base layer for cold or wet conditions. Outer layer, lightweight, windproof, water resistant breathable, insulated jacket. For head wear, quick drying peak caps or buff. For eyewear, quality Polarized lenses, which can adjust as light conditions change. Hydration pack with a stable body fit and ventilated back.

Yoga and Trail Run

Yoga and running lie on opposite ends of the exercise spectrum but they actually combine strength and flexibility.

Pacing for various distances

5 - 10km Judging pace for short races up to 10km is the trickiest. You are running at a high intensity, leaving little margin for error. The most common mistake is to start too fast and then running out of gas! This also happen if you have not done a proper warm-up before the race. If you discover that you seem to find your second wind after the first kilometres, it is a sign that you haven't done a proper warm-up. Golden rule the shorter the race the longer the warm-up. 10-21km Races over these distances have fast starts, especially since on trails it is important to try and get a good position before hitting the single track. Knowing that the pace will slow down once everyone reaches narrow paths. Less competitive runners should start more on the safe mode as they can still work their way past slower runners. Often single track poses challenges for good pacing and you don't want to be stuck behind slower runners.

Strength and flexibility

If your body is off-balance it can often lead to repetitive strain injuries. Tight muscles tend to get tighter and compensating weak muscles weaker. Yoga can work specifically at balancing strength in the muscles that support and stabilize the skeleton system.

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  • Hout Bay
  • Chapman’s Peak contour path
  • Gravel single track
  • Blackburn ravine – indigenous vegetation
Trail run Chapman's Peak

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Clear sky
  • Clear sky
  • Temperature: 9 °C
  • Wind: Variable, 5.6 km/h
  • Pressure: 1023 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 76 %
  • Visibility: 10 km
Reported on:
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 05:00
Tour Code: 
Running Trail Tour
Hiking Tour
Run Duration: 
9.5 km
A mixed of boardwalks and single track to the top of the mountain and the Silvermine Nature Reserve.
Run in the cool morning
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