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Magnolia Newsletter #49 (March2019)
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Upcoming events in March 2019
 

6 March 2019 RP Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
9 March 2019 Buco Bobbies 3-IN-1  21.1km, 10km and 5km
10 March 2019 Magnolia Club runs Starting 06h00, cost R15
13 March 2019 RP Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
16 March 2019 Wingate Om die Dorp Half Marathon
16 March 2019 Om-Die-Dam Ultra and Half Marathon
17 March 2019 Magnolia Club runs Starting 06h00, cost R15
20 March 2019 RP Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
23 March 2019 Green Mile 16, 8 and 4 Miles Road race

 
SAVE THE DATE 

Magnolia Long Run 28 April 2019





 

Magnolia Member of the Month

The Magnolia Committee decided to announce a Magnolian of the Month in order to introduce all the movers and shakers to the club, based on any form of service/contribution or achievement.

For the month of February 2019 we decided to award this to James McRwan.

James is a new member at Magnolia but no stranger to running. He is active in the community and jumped right into helping at our Intercare Classic Race on Friday and Saturday.

James seems ready for the year's challenges and is achieving great results weekly in his age category over a range of distances. Well done, good luck and welcome to Magnolia James.  

 

Club Tent


Look out for the bright blue club tent on:
  • 9 March 2019 Buco Bobbies 3-IN-1  21.1km, 10km and 5km
  • 16 March 2019 Om-Die-Dam Ultra and Half Marathon
  • 23 March 2019 Green Mile 16, 8 and 4 Miles Road race
     
The club tent will be at all Pretoria races on weekends unless specified otherwise. No club tent at races on Wednesdays. 

Cold drinks and snacks are provided by the club.

Beers R15   and Ciders for R20

(On races < 21.1km  Beers/Ciders R10)

Please contact Dirk Olivier 082 787 5097 should you have any queries regarding the club tent.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT 

For races longer than 21km where alcoholic beverages were served at no cost in the past this arrangement will be replaced by a new arrangement with immediate effect. In future our members will have to pay a basic cost of R 10 per alcoholic beverage consumed at raced exceeding 21km’s.
 
The arrangement for races of 21km or less where members paid market related prices for alcoholic drinks is not affected by the new arrangement. This new arrangement is purely introduced as a cost saving measure. All other refreshments and soft drinks at our club tents will continue to be available at no cost to our members visiting our tent.
 



RACE REPORT – RÖSSING SWAKOPMUND MARATHON

by Dieter Gloeck

 

The coastal town of Swakopmund in Namibia is a hidden gem, not only as a holiday destination, but if viewed from a runner’s perspective it presents one with a few interesting and somewhat astounding concepts which I would like share with my fellow runners.

 

I have, for the past three years run the Rössing Swakopmund Marathon and it keeps fascinating me. Here are some facts:

 

Swakopmund has a population of 45,000 and it presents four full marathons annually. Pretoria, with a population of 1,6 Million also only hosts four full marathons!

Imagine a town like Phuthaditjhaba, Vryburg or Kokstad (about the same population) hosting four full marathons!

 

The marathon online entry fees were N$ 80! (R1 = N$1). Entrants received a free T-shirt and a buff. Less than 100 runners participated in the 2019 Swakopmund Marathon (84 finishers).

 

Yet the prize money is astounding if compared to our South African races. The winner received N$10,000. The first Namibian runner received an additional N$20,000 bonus! So when a Zambian runner won, the local best was not left empty-handed. Category prizes are equally generous. If the record of 2:11 is broken, another N$1,000 is added. The winning times this year were: Men - 2:21; Ladies - 2:43.

 

I finished second Grandmaster and was presented with an envelope containing N$1,000. The third GM received N$500. Unfortunately, the age tag rule is not strictly enforced and few athletes wear an age tag. The first GM was just a few minutes ahead of me and if I had identified him at the 21km turnaround, a chase would have been worthwhile as each category winner received N$2,000.

 

The members of the town’s only running club (Swakopmund Striders) turned out in full force and were all allowed to participate in the event.

 

The route is basically 21km out North running parallel to the coast towards Hentiesbaai on a tar road. After 21km there is a turnaround. Elevation is not the challenge as this course is as flat as can be. The humidity, temperature (start at 07:00) and the South-Wester which picked up just as we were about to turn and then blew in our faces - are some of the factors runners had to contend with.

 

At the waterpoints (every 3km) runners received a 300ml plastic bottle of water. Sachets are out, as the wind would blow them into the desert. An additional cost for the race organisers, but very environmentally aware. Coke was also offered. The road was patrolled by traffic officers in cars. But early on a Saturday there were not many cars travelling up North along the coast.

 

But the biggest attraction for me in this marathon, is the “loneliness factor”. Imagine 84 runners spread out over that distance. Some have a buddy to run with, but most runners get the opportunity to really experience the loneliness of the long-distance runner. At about 28km I could not see a runner behind me and the one ahead of me was a small speckle about 400 meters ahead.

 

The start is still quite “busy” as there is also a half marathon (turnaround after 10km) and a 10km (turnaround after 5km) with a total of 500 runners. But after about an hour they have all turned and its just the 80 or so marathoners left. It then happens that you greet every runner on the other side of the road…

 

The same afternoon, the final results were e-mailed to each participant.

 

In summary, the Swakopmund Marathon is certainly a unique experience and a welcome change to our big races which are expensive, traffic noisy and crowded.

 




 

Sunday Runs

Magnolia has TWO group runs on Sundays.

We have the normal group catering for the majority of runners. There is also a second group for all those who feel they are a little slow or inexperienced for the normal group but are looking for group support.
 
For more information on the slower group, please contact
Janeen 082 415 4753 Janeen@icon.co.za  or 
Colin 082 578 3935 cbillau@ford.com       


NEXT CLUB RUN DATES

* 10 March 2019 (No volunteer to do the car support yet, please contact Freddie/Gert if you can present the run - dplessfb@gmail.com (083 347 5040) / gerthenning@yahoo.com)
* 17 March 2019
* 24 March 2019

Start: Magnolia Club house, 229 Middel Street

Distance  Normal Group.  +20km
Distance: Slow Group 10-15km
Cost: Normal Group : R15 per runner 
Cost: Slow Group : R10 per runner 


ALL RUNNERS WELCOME!! The Sunday runs are not just for Magnolia members but for the whole running community.

Volunteers needed for Sunday club runs. Please put your name on the board in the club house or contact our club captains.
 


 

RacePace Coaching


Speed work is the core of what drives improvement in our running. So Magnolia has joined forces with Clinton Hunter from RacePace Coaching to provide group coaching sessions to all Magnolia members who are interested in improving their running .
These coaching sessions are for old, young, slow and fast.
The professional coaching sessions will be paid for by the club, so it will be free of charge to our members.

When: Wednesdays
Where: Harlequins Cricket Field (Where the Sunrise monster race finishes)
Time: 16:30/17:00/17:30 ( You can slot in with any group)


For further information and instruction on how to join read about Race Pace coaching on our website.
http://magnoliaroadrunners.co.za/2017-coaching-for-magnolia-members/


 

 

Tuesday running group

 

Freddie du Plessis will host the running group.
The run starts from the club and at 17:00. Those interested in joining can meet them at the club house on Tuesdays. The route will vary between 8 and 10km.

Contact Freddy du Plessis dplessfb@gmail.com




 

Running Clothes


Running vests are sold at the club house on Tuesdays from 17:30-18:30.
  • Men's and ladies vests - R220
  • Cycling vests - R220
Visit the website to view our clothing range http://magnoliaroadrunners.co.za/club-clothing/

 

2019 Magnolia Registration

The 2019 Registration Fees:
  • 1st Adult member: R470
  • 2nd Adult (family): R400
  • Senior (under 25): R250
  • Junior (under 18): R140
  • Great Grand Master (70+): R300
  • Above 80: Free
  • Social member/Friend of Magnolia R250

 

                Online registrations are open

Members can register online (preferred method) and pay EFT (preferred) and then when license numbers are ready you'll just need to bring your registration print-out and proof of payment upon collection of your license number.

See http://magnolia.membershipboss.com/ 


                             Number Collection

Tuesdays at the clubhouse from 17:30 to 18:30 and Sundays after the club run

Please bring your email-printout and proof of payment to receive your AGN number.
No number will be given without these documents.

 

ASA Details


ALL MAGNOLIA MEMBERS are required to go check their details on the ASA website under the following link: https://asa.saclubs.co.za/register

We still have numerous Magnolia members who have not registered or arranged their transfers from other clubs. We created profiles for some of those members who have not done so. These members can either use their name or ID number as password to log in.

 
First Tuesday Social Braai

Every first Tuesday of the month Magnolia hosts a very informal social club braai. You are welcome to bring your meat, snacks, friends and the rest of the family for a braai. We provide the fires. Everyone is welcome!!
Our next braai is on 2 April 2019!!!
Time 18:00
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.

 

 

Social Media

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Join our Facebook page and stay up to date with the latest news and events.

You can also subscribe or unsubscribe to our newsletter.

 

Race Information

  You can also download the following NEW running mobile application for free www.runsa.co.za

 

Contact Us



Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323
crouse-fam@netactive.co.za      

Club Captain: Tinus Marais
Tinus.Marais@gijima.com

Vice-Club Captain: Freddie du Plessis
dplessfb@gmail.com

Newsletter editor: Hannes Nel
hannes.nel.mail@gmail.com

Website and statistician: Noel Young
website@magnoliaroadrunners.co.za

Registrations: 
magnoliaroadrunners@gmail.com

Clothing: Odette Coiner
ocoiner@gmail.com

Social matters: Jeanne-Mari Gauldie
jgauldie@anchorcapital.co.za



 
Thank You


Thank You Steven Vienings for the Club Run hosted on 3 March 2019
 

Magnolia running statistics are held for races thru-out the year to award the runners that excel in different distances and age groups.

If you ran a race that was not published on Raceresults and you would like the result to be counted, please send the details to either of the club captains..

(The races where Magnolia was represented in numbers like Comrades, Oceans, Om-die-dam and Loskop were counted)


                      Deloitte Pretoria Walk (AGN) 10km race - 2019-02-24
                                                      1 club finishers

Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
103 A Zemann M 37 01:47:05
 
Deloitte Pretoria (AGN) 10km race - 2019-02-24
28 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
27 J Ntuli M 47 00:36:51
92 K Van Zyl M   00:45:54
139 K Van Zyl F   00:49:23
201 T Schoeman F 25 00:52:33
225 W Van Zyl M 45 00:53:50
326 J Steyn M 26 00:57:10
371 S Van Der Merwe F 48 00:58:14
496 P Terblanche M 32 01:01:16
505 J Theron F 46 01:01:27
686 J De Waal M 32 01:04:59
693 E Bam F 42 01:05:08
708 R Nienaber     01:05:24
742 G Mathibela   16 01:06:20
779 M Wessels F   01:06:57
942 L Van Eeden   43 01:09:57
1022 G Heath M 55 01:11:16
1083 J Wessels     01:12:08
1205 A Du Plessis F 41 01:14:07
1248 J Britz M 30 01:14:52
1491 E Robinson F 63 01:19:34
1658 Z Black F 51 01:22:37
2062 L Nel F 45 01:30:08
2138 D Titus F 36 01:32:06
2239 M Breedt     01:34:45
2408 S Roodt M 51 01:39:58
2491 I Louw F 60 01:43:08
2492 F Louw M 66 01:43:08
2582 H Zemann M 49 01:47:01
 
Deloitte Pretoria (AGN) 21km race - 2019-02-24
53 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
43 L Grimes F 25 01:31:38
180 M Koch F 26 01:47:41
184 A Penaar M 23 01:47:54
190 D Joubert M 28 01:48:09
192 M Pretorius   44 01:48:14
223 N Rowse M 46 01:51:10
243 R Van Niekerk F 57 01:52:10
287 N Stone F 36 01:54:03
293 A Wagenaar M 31 01:54:16
437 N Rothgerber F 40 02:00:02
460 D Theron M 48 02:00:40
533 G Wagenaar M 56 02:02:55
568 R Siebert F 47 02:04:19
650 S Venter F 35 02:06:38
950 L Walker M 53 02:14:00
966 G Kgaladi F 58 02:14:21
975 G Booyse M 56 02:14:45
1003 M Deutschmann F 42 02:15:07
1070 A Bam M 40 02:16:27
1084 A Vorster F 46 02:16:54
1115 K Mabunda M 44 02:17:42
1132 W Burger M 48 02:17:57
1290 G Smuts M   02:21:21
1372 C Jordaan F 50 02:23:18
1422 P Thomson M 56 02:24:07
1432 J Labuschagne M   02:24:14
1450 M Smith F 34 02:24:34
1452 G Wolter M 48 02:24:34
1491 C Pretorius F 44 02:25:08
1529 P Visser M 62 02:26:07
1530 B Von Teichman F 50 02:26:17
1538 A Mahomed M 65 02:26:24
1564 J Van Zyl F 35 02:26:50
1565 B Britz F 30 02:26:50
1583 Y J Van Rensburg F 58 02:27:11
1602 C Crouse M   02:27:22
1617 A Sedlacer F   02:27:38
1629 N Meiring F   02:27:48
1872 V Leas F 34 02:32:56
1928 T Van Der Bijl M 41 02:33:50
1939 L Engelbrecht F 42 02:34:00
1976 S Schroeder F 50 02:34:48
1992 L Mack Innon M 47 02:35:27
2024 U Van Der Westhuizen     02:35:50
2025 C Van Der Westhuizen F 35 02:35:51
2097 R Green F 32 02:37:22
2146 T Pienaar M 67 02:38:26
2740 C Macdonald     02:56:24
3144 M Tau F 36 03:17:39
3151 R Mampa F 55 03:18:18
3156 S Blignaut F 51 03:19:20
3216 M Mbuelua   40 03:24:40
3242 R Mathibela   56 03:26:39
           
 
 
Deloitte Pretoria Marathon (AGN) 42km race - 2019-02-24
47 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
18   Randal M 35 02:52:42
36   Innocent M 34 03:00:37
63 J Ledwaba M 35 03:08:06
64 A Nienaber M 33 03:08:20
75   Conrad M 31 03:12:01
107 A Meyer M 26 03:17:20
126 J Wilkinson M 40 03:20:06
159 J Mc Ewan M 52 03:25:49
189 G Henning M 45 03:28:10
199 S Masango M 49 03:29:49
203 S Koch M 25 03:30:16
212 P Du Preez M 34 03:30:45
254 S Sibanyoni M 30 03:36:03
284 A Kruger F 36 03:38:46
296 C Smith   37 03:39:39
379 J Grobler M   03:47:07
387 L Begemann M 46 03:47:44
397 L Rankin M 28 03:48:14
396 E Jansen M 31 03:48:14
481 L Wissink M 46 03:53:35
525 N Wilkinson F 40 03:56:04
654 M Mathetha M 35 04:01:51
677 N Pabst F 43 04:03:26
752 A Du Preez     04:08:18
756 M Louw M 38 04:08:46
765 J Nel     04:09:37
768 B Frost F 36 04:09:46
814 T De Villiers F 29 04:11:52
874 J Barnard F 38 04:15:20
882 K Erasmus M 50 04:15:40
885 I Masango M 38 04:15:46
956 C Buys M 43 04:19:07
1242 L Erasmus F 52 04:31:59
1252 D Gloeck M 63 04:32:19
1307 K Van Staden M 61 04:34:44
1401 D Moonasar M 48 04:37:48
1458 E King F 33 04:40:21
1559 A Williams M   04:44:44
1600 D Van Rooy M 37 04:46:09
1670 P Du Plessis M 29 04:48:36
1689 R Burton M 52 04:49:13
1930 R Wilson     04:58:41
1947 H Bennemeer M 30 04:59:37
2100 S Mabena     05:08:24
2228 J Pienaar M 40 05:13:56
2323 C Van Rooyen M 42 05:19:49
2647 I Mbugane M 64 05:31:00
 
 
Medihelp Sunrise Monster (AGN) 32km race - 2019-03-02
53 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
20 J Ledwaba M 36 02:16:29
22 R Titus M 35 02:17:21
46 B Roux M   02:29:11
52 S Koch M 25 02:30:00
70 J Mcewan M   02:32:42
83 G Henning M 45 02:35:15
85 C Smith M 37 02:35:16
92 H Nel M 44 02:36:32
96 L De La Port M 37 02:37:44
147 S Swart M   02:44:50
243 A Wagenaar M 31 02:54:53
304 L Rankin M 28 02:58:25
349 L Wissink M 46 03:00:50
352 J Nel M 34 03:00:59
419 G Chisham M 46 03:04:39
422 E King F 33 03:04:56
436 A Pienaar M 23 03:05:55
519 C Riley M 50 03:11:09
576 R Van Niekerk F 57 03:14:09
582 V Fourie F 49 03:14:15
622 J Swartz F 30 03:16:41
714 G Wagenaar M 56 03:20:48
720 Z Muller F 26 03:21:15
740 N Freitas F 24 03:22:02
757 S Venter F   03:22:44
771 S Posert M 48 03:23:16
796 D Moonasar M 49 03:24:13
815 B Jansen Van Vuuren M   03:25:00
818 D Gloeck M 63 03:25:06
972 R Burton   52 03:30:52
1035 D Van Rooy M 37 03:33:23
1042 J Marais M 38 03:33:26
1044 E Jordaan M 21 03:33:41
1136 I Roux F 39 03:37:31
1150 P Oosthuizen M   03:38:01
1191 L Walker M   03:39:22
1192 A Buys M 43 03:39:22
1284 J Van Zyl F 35 03:44:06
1285 P Du Plessis M   03:44:14
1288 K Theron F 27 03:44:23
1395 T Shawe F 54 03:49:07
1434 W Louw   35 03:50:36
1443 K Jooste F 58 03:51:05
1481 J De Welzim M   03:52:50
1522 R Green F   03:54:38
1554 C Pretorius F 45 03:56:50
1668 A Rinke F 30 04:03:00
1724 G Klein M   04:06:34
1760 S Van Staden F   04:10:18
1777 J Reid F   04:12:23
1787 P Visser   62 04:12:48
1788 B Van Teichman F 40 04:12:48
1916 T Pienaar M 67 04:27:53


           Medihelp Sunrise Half Monster (AGN) 21km race - 2019-03-02
                                         16 club finishers

Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
34 G Kempff M 41 01:47:18
36 L Begemann M 46 01:48:38
65 N Pabst F 43 01:55:23
131 B Frost F   02:05:32
266 E Uys F 54 02:17:29
270 N Rowse M 46 02:18:00
273 A Mahomed M 65 02:18:17
370 G Wolter M 48 02:25:25
374 A Southey     02:25:49
495 E Jansen Van Vuuren F 47 02:36:04
704 J Bonnet M 46 02:55:56
779 M Tau F   03:05:21
785 S Jacobs M 74 03:06:15
839 A Alovodula     03:15:26
857 R Mathibela F 56 03:19:58
859 W Kautiziw   73 03:22:01
 
 
Medihelp Sunrise Mini Monster (AGN) 10km race - 2019-03-02
22 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
81 K Van Zyl F   00:52:30
94 M Van Niekerk M 67 00:53:51
110 G Plint M 45 00:55:24
114 J Steyn M 26 00:55:57
207 G Booyse M 56 01:01:17
210 L Hattingh F 35 01:01:33
264 J Theron F 46 01:04:18
285 A Sedlaeek F 38 01:05:03
295 G Mathibela   15 01:05:18
329 M Michelle F   01:06:18
573 E Van Der Merwe F 52 01:12:29
644 A Mare F 32 01:14:19
646 W Mare M 33 01:14:20
648 L Van Eeden F 43 01:14:20
697 B Xulu M 27 01:15:33
827   Odette M 46 01:18:22
1145 E Robinson F 63 01:24:56
1468 B Vermeulen M 58 01:32:32
1505 R Mampa F 56 01:33:22
1610 S Blignaut F 51 01:35:54
1949 D Titus   36 01:49:20
2096 M M F 64 02:01:40

     

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