Magnolia Newsletter #11 24 May 2017
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Upcoming events, CongratulationsComrades Aches and PainsClub tentSunday runs, Race Pace CoachingTuesday running groupsCryo Recovery TherapyRunning clothes, 2017 RegistrationRace informationASA Race number ruleASA detailsSocial media, Boot camp, BiokineticistThank you, Race reports & photos, Contact us

Upcoming events

7 Jun - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30
10 Jun - Frenus Zietsman Race against drugs 5/10km 7:30
11 Jun - No Sunday run
13 Jun - Registration at club 17:00-18:00
14 Jun - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30 
18 Jun - No Sunday run
20 Jun - Comrades Aches and Pains 18:30
21 Jun - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30 
24 Jun - Glenfair Race for Friendship


Congratulations to all our members who took part in the 2017 Comrades Marathon. We are extremely proud of all of you.
You can be proud of yourselves, whether you had a good or a bad day on the road.
View the results here: 

Also a big THANK YOU to everyone who looked after the runners on race day. A special thanks to Charl Crouse, Ronald Lagerwall, Dave Wallace, Tinus Marais, Freddie du Plessis and Dirk Olivier for taking the club tents down to Pietermaritzburg and looking after everyone. A word of thanks to all the supporters and family members who also helped out on the day.

Comrades Aches and Pains

We are inviting all our members (including social member and friends of Magnolia) and their families to join us for the Comrades after party where we will celebrate everyone's success and pain of the big day. We want to use this event as a drive to collect blanckets for the Pediatric Oncology Ward at Steve Biko Hospital, called the Lemon Tree Kids. (Pep has blankets for R39)

Date: 20 June 2017
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Where: Magnolia clubhouse
There will be some sherry and soup and Dirk's bar will be open.

Come share your war story.

Please RSVP before 15 June 2017 to let us know if you and your familiy will be joining us.
RSVP here

Club tent

The next club tent will be at:
  • Frenus Zietsman Race against drugs on Saterday 10 June
  • Glenfair Race for Friendship on Saturday 24 June
  • Riana van Niekerk Run on Saturday 1 July 
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Beer/ciders will be available at no cost at races with a distance of 32km and more, otherwise beer will be sold for R12 and ciders for R15

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

Sunday runs


Date:  25 June 2017 
Time: 6:30 Tap run
Distance: +/-12km 
Start: Magnolia club house, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk
No car support. We will be running between petrol stations for refreshments.

Date:  2 July 2017 
Time: 6:30 Tap run
Distance: +/-12km 
Start: Magnolia club house, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk
No car support. We will be running between petrol stations for refreshments.

Cost: R15 per runner to cover costs of drink.
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.

Race Pace 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 in 2017.
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.


Tarryn Dettmer is offering her services to all Magnolia Members. She will give sports massages every Tuesday at the club and Wednesdays at the coaching sessions. She chargers R150 for a 30 minute massage. If you would like to book a massage with her please contact her on 079 997 9083. 

She will also be available on Sunday 28 May between the Chairman's run and Captain's braai. So book your session with her for this day.

Tuesday running groups

Rudolf van Wyk and Freddie du Plessis will host a running group every Tuesday from 17:15 from the club. Those interested in joining can meet them at the club house on Tuesdays. The route will vary between 8 and 10km. For more info contact Rudolf van Wyk.

Cryo Recovery Therapy

Altie Clark from Cryo Recovery is offering Magnolia members packages for Cryo Recovery Therapy at 15% discount.

For more information visit or contact Altie at 083 299 1356

Visit her at 881 Old Farm Road, Farm Office Park, Faerie Glen, Pretoria.
The first session is FREE!!!


Race reports and photos

Please send us your race stories and photos. We will upload it on the website.


2017 Registration 

Registration fees for 2017 remains the same:
1st Adult member     -  R400
2nd Adult (family)     -  R350
Junior (under 18)      -  R100
Senior (under 25)     -   R200
Great Grand Master (70+) - R250
Social member/ Friends of Magnolia    -  R200

Registrations can only be done at the clubhouse on Tuesdays from 17:00 - 19:00
This year we also have the option of online registrations. Visit
Visit the website to download forms and procedures for registration

Magnolia members can take their 2017 license number to Run-A-Way sport and get 10% discount on a pair of shoes. 

Running clothes

Running vests are sold at the club on Tuesdays from 17:00-19:00.
We have decided to release Run-A-Way sport from the burden of selling our Magnolia vests due to various reasons.

The new stock of running vests has arrived and is available at the club.

Please contact Carmen van Niekerk should you have any queries regarding the clothing.
Visit the website to view our clothing range

Race Information

You can also download the following NEW running mobile application for free

ASA Race number rule

Please be aware of the following VERY IMPORTANT notice!!!

On the ASA License (both permanent and temporary) the provincial logo and the sponsor logo will be positioned at the top of the license with the number directly below. In races where race numbers will be used, the number will be positioned at the top of the license while the race sponsor and other related information as positioned below the number. 
Failure to do so will lead to disqualification. Please help your fellow runners to get this rule right.

ASA Details

ALL MAGNOLIA MEMBERS are required to go check their details on the ASA website under the following link:

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.

Please help us smooth out the registration process for 2017 by making sure all your details are correct and that you are in fact registered.

Social media

Please visit us on
Join our Strava group
Join our Facebook page and stay up to date with the latest news and events.
You can also subscribe or unsubscribe to our newsletter.

Boot camp

We want to assist our runners in all training disciplines. For those who host running groups and are willing to support more of our solo runners, please send us your details and what area you are running in, so we can add it to our newsletter.
There is a bootcamp session in Brooklyn on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 16:30 and 18:00. The trainer will assist with strength training for runners.
For more details please email Dewald at

Thank you

Thank you to Dave and Herbert for doing the Chariman's run on 28 May. Thanks to Ronald and Herbert for taking the photos at the Union building.

Thanks to our Chairman, Charl Crouse, and all the committee members for the hard work at the Captain's braai. The kiddies mini-Comrades was a lot of fun and the event was well attended. Thanks to Janeen de Klerk for the Comrades cake which was once again a huge success.

A BIG thank you to each and every member who contributed to the goodie bags. The following people made a massive contribution: Steven Vienings, Douw Prinsloo, Mynhardt Oosthuizen from Oasis, Dieter Gloeck, Imelda and Fanie Louw, Henda Loots, Piet Visser, Mirilene Swanepoel.

Thanks to Carmen Muller for all her hard work with the stunning Comrades shirts and the lunch box coolers for the goodie bags.

Thank you to Piet Visser for making the fudge for the Comrades club tents.

Thank you to Charl Crouse for looking after our runners who need financial assistance and transport to get to Comrades.

Thanks to each and every person who had a part in the Comrades arrangements. A lot of effort is put into this and we are extremely grateful for all the assistance.

Contact us

Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323      

Club captain: Dewald Muller

Newsletter editor: Melinda Smal

Website: Noel Young


Clothing: Carmen van Niekerk

Social matters: Julie Munnik
Our mailing address is:

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