Thrupps-Linksfield Route 1

 

The Route Story

One of the favourite Jeppe routes in the 10km morning run catalogue. Just a simple route starting from Jeppe Quondam down the infamous “Heartbreak Hill” proceeding up through St Andrew’s/Senderwood with a water stop at the Thrupps Mini-Centre (Caltex garage) at the corner of Civin & Club. After topping up the tank we take a hard right into Linksfield taking advantage of a nice downhill stretch before the slow poison up past Edenvale High. A quick water stop if necessary at the Sasol garage before returning via 1st Avenue and Boeing Rd East to Jeppe Quondam.

 

Directions

  • Starting from Jeppe Quondam, take a right at the gate into Boeing Rd East.
  • Proceed down “Heartbreak Hill” taking a left under the bridge, followed by an immediate right into Civin Dr.
  • Continue on Civin Dr and take a right into St Francis Rd
  • Proceed all the way to bottom of the road, taking a left into St Christopher Rd followed by an immediate right into Willow Cr.
  • Continue along Willow Cr until you take the first left to loop around back to Willow Cr.
  • Taking Willow Cr back to St Christopher Rd turn right and follow the road to the traffic light on Civin Dr.
  • Take a right into Civin Dr and continue to the Thrupps Mini-Centre for a water stop.
  • Once the tank is filled continue on Civin Dr and take a right into Linksfield Dr.
  • Proceed along Linksfield Rd all the way to the Sasol garage on the corner of Linksfield Rd and 1st Avenue, top up the tank if you want before turning right into 1st Avenue.
  • Take 1st Avenue all the way to Boeing Rd East where you take another right.
  • Continue all the way home to Jeppe Quondam to complete the route.

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JLC2021 – Route 1 – Thrupps Linksfield Route

Aunty Beryl KoM3 Route

The Route Story

This legendary Jeppe route was borne out of the need for a slightly longer weekly run for those members training for Comrades. Our club coach devised this punishing route to typically be run on Wednesday mornings, at an earlier than usual start time in the dead of winter!!

The most punishing section of this route takes runners up Beryl Street at the back of Linksfield Ridge through Cyrildene, before climbing up the Ski Slope to the top of Yellow Brick Road, hence the route has been affectionately named “Aunty Beryl” and has easily become a inclusive route for the King of the Mountains Challenge.

Directions

  • Starting from Jeppe Quondam, take a right at the gate into Boeing Rd East.
  • Proceed down “Heartbreak Hill” taking a left under the bridge, followed by an immediate left into Boeing Rd West passing Gillooly’s Farm
  • As you reach Morninghill turn right into Batten Rd all the way to the T-junction
  • Take a left into Munday Ave
  • At the T-junction take a quick right into River Rd followed by a quick left into Vernon Rd.
  • Follow the road around back towards the highway then take a right into Ernest Oppenheimer Ave
  • Carry on passing the China Mall and turn right at the traffic lights into Marcia St
  • Proceed carefully along Marcia St and take a right into Hans Pirow Rd
  • Continue all the way passed Morninghill Country Club
  • as the road bends to the left at the bottom into Beryl St, get ready to climb!
  • Carry on climbing along Beryl St all the way over the top and through the security boom.
  • At the fork keep right into Aster Rd up the steep ‘Ski Slope’ keep going as the road changes to Grace Rd
  • At the T-junction turn right into Adrianna St, keep climbing and take the left fork in the road into Hannaben St
  • The next right takes you into The Ridge Rd carry on and keep left at the fork to the top of “Yellow Brick Road”
  • Follow over the top and down the switchbacks into Kallenbach Dr.
  • At the bottom of Kallenbach Dr turn right into Kloof St and right again into Tregoning St
  • Relax a bit as you stride all the way down to King David Linksfield, then turn left into Bedford St.
  • Take a Right into Club St and take another water break at the Engen garage.
  • Continue along Club St until you can turn right into Shakespeare Ave
  • After proceeding around the left bend in the road it becomes Chaucer Ave take the next right into St Andrews Ave
  • Carry on towards St Andrews school and take a left into Clarke Ave
  • As you wind down the road it becomes Bedford Rd continue along until you reach Civin Dr where you take a right, back towards the club.
  • Carry on along Civin Dr until you can take a left under the bridge with an immediate right into Boeing Rd East
  • Climb up Heartbreak Hill and finish the route at Jeppe Quondam

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JLC2021 – KoM 3 – Aunty Beryl Route

Big Fred Kom4 Route

The Route Story

An Oldie but a Goodie!!! This legendary Jeppe route was one of the original Jeppe Comrades training routes, with is sloooow poison climb along Friedland Avenue from Bruma Lake up to Athlone Girls High, before turning right and continuing to climb to the top of Yellow Brick road.

Many Comrades novices in Jeppe have spent hours along this route listening to the war stories and Comrades advice of our older, more experienced club members. Making this route the final King of the Mountains challenge route!

Directions

  • Starting from Jeppe Quondam, take a left at the gate into Boeing Rd East.
  • Take a left at the traffic lights into Marais Rd passing the Italian Club.
  • Just before the traffic circle take another left through the security gate/boom on Fairway Ave. into Essexwold.
  • Continue along Fairway Ave. and take a left into Penhurst Ave. all the way through the security boom to exit Essexwold.
  • Take a right under the bridge and a left into Boeing Rd West passing Gillooly’s Farm
  • As you reach Morninghill turn left over the Van Der Linde Rd bridge then right into Concorde Rd
  • Another quick left into Arbroth St and right into Viscount Rd, continue to Eastgate.
  • At Eastgate proceed over the traffic lights and up the spiral ramp (in front of you) to the roof parking
  • Cut right, across the Eastgate roof parking between the Virgin Active and the Shopping Entrances, carry on all the way to the far wall.
  • Take the far left boom gate exit down the ramp from the roof parking and proceed to the Shell Garage for a water stop.
  • Once the tank is full leave the Shell Garage towards Park Meadows Shopping Centre and turn right into Nicol Rd
  • Carefully cross the road and pass the Nissan Dealership, turning left at the traffic lights into Allum Rd
  • Again cross over carefully and pass the Honda Dealership then turn right into York Rd
  • Take a left into Royal Oak St, and a right into Northumberland Rd
  • Next right into Queen St, take your time to relax on the slight downhill section, get ready to climb!
  • After you carefully cross Albertina Sisulu continue on up Queen St, once you cross Marcia St the road becomes Friedland Ave, carry on climbing.
  • As the road winds uphill you can have a well deserved water stop at the Caltex garage before continuing towards Athlone Girls High
  • At the school you turn right into Adrianna St, keep climbing and take the left fork in the road into Hannaben St
  • The next right takes you into The Ridge Rd carry on and keep left at the fork to the top of “Yellow Brick Road”
  • Follow over the top and down the switchbacks into Kallenbach Dr.
  • At the bottom of Kallenbach Dr turn right into Kloof St and right again into Tregoning St
  • Relax a bit as you stride all the way down to King David Linksfield, then turn left into Bedford St.
  • Take a Right into Club St and take another water break at the Engen garage.
  • Continue along Club St until you can turn right into Shakespeare Ave
  • After proceeding around the left bend in the road it becomes Chaucer Ave carry on to the traffic lights on Civin Dr
  • Cross over the traffic lights into St Christopher Rd and continue around the back of the complexes until you can turn right into St Francis Rd
  • Climb St Francis Rd back to Civin Dr and take a left.
  • Carry on along Civin Dr until you can take a left under the bridge with an immediate right into Boeing Rd East
  • Climb up Heartbreak Hill and finish the route at Jeppe Quondam

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JLC2021 – Kom 4 – Big Fred Route