Magnolia Newsletter #01 January 2018
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Upcoming events, Club tent2018 RegistrationASA detailsRunning clothesSunday runsRace Volunteers, Tuesday running groups, Race Pace Coaching, Thank youComrades 2018 Medal Bus, Race informationSocial media, Thank youRace reports & photos, Contact us

Upcoming events

10 January       Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00/17:30
13 January       Athletic Club Eersterust 21.1km and 10km
14 January       Club run - Ina Lagerwall +-20km
17 January       Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00/17:30
17 January       Owl Night Run/Walk - Irene Golf Club
20 January       PwC George Claassen 21.1km and 10km
21 January       Club run - Stephan and Miché +-20km

Club tent

The next club tent will be at:
  • 13 January       Athletic Club Eersterust Half marathon and 10km
  • 20 January       PwC George Claassen Half Marathon and 10km
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.

2018 Registration 

We will only receive the AGN licenses later in 2018. Look out for the announcements of when registrations will start.

The 2018 Registration Fees:
  • 1st Adult member: R430
  • 2nd Adult (family): R370
  • Senior (under 25): R220
  • Junior (under 18): R120
  • Great Grand Master (70+): R270
  • Above 80: Free
  • Social member/Friend of Magnolia - R230

Online registrations are open


Members can register online (preferred method) and pay EFT (preferred) from Wednesday 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 for more details.

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:

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.

Running clothes

Running vests are sold at the club house on Tuesdays from 17:00-19:00.
  • Men's and ladies vests - R200
  • Cycling vests - R230
Visit the website to view our clothing range

Sunday runs

Date:  14 January 2018 Club Run
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/-20km 
Start: Magnolia Club houses, 229 Middel Street
Hosted by: Ina Lagerwall
R15 per runner to cover costs of drink.

Date: 21 January 2018 Club Run 
Time: 6:00 
Distance: +/-20km 
Start: Magnolia Club houses, 229 Middel Street
Hosted by: Stephan and Miché
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.

Thank you

To club captains Freddie and Tinus for hosting our first club run for the year. Further thanks to each and every runner who supported the run.

Race reports and photos

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


Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Race - Volunteers 

On 3 February 2017 Magnolia Road Runners, together with Bidvest McCarthy Toyota, will be hosting the 35th race at Rietondale Park.

We urge members not to take part in the race but to rather volunteer to help us on the day with the race. 

This takes up a lot of manpower and we kindly request to send your name and contact details to the following if you are willing to assist.
Click here to help as marshall
Click here to help at parking
Click here to help at entries
Click here to help at the finish
Click here for other assitance

Tuesday running groups

Rudolf van Wyk and Freddie du Plessis will host a running group every Tuesday from 17:00 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.

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 2018.
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.

Comrades 2018 Magnolia Medal Bus

Would you like to be part of a unique “bus and running experience” for the 2018 Comrades Marathon? The idea is to get as many Magnolia members as possible with a Green number to run together from start to finish. To make the bus unique we will run with a banner indicating the total number of medals in the “bus”.  Name for the banner is still be determined but it will be something like, “Magnolia 150 Comrades Medal Bus”.
To accommodate all runners, our objective is to finish around 11 ½ hours. This might be a difficult decision for the faster runners as you would have to substitute your Bill Rowan/Bronze medal for an 11 ½ finish. As far as we are aware, it has never been attempted before to get a larger number of green numbers to finish together. This will mean that you will be part of something unique. You will be running and completing the Comrades with friends, all with a common goal to finish as a group. Some of our members have stopped running long distances but still would like to be part of this unique “bus” and are tempted to run again next year.
Our aim is to get as many medals as possible and would like to get 150+ medals.
To be part of this bus, you must:

  • Have a green number (completed 10 Comrades marathons or more)
  • Start in the E block.
  • Be a Magnolia member and run in Magnolia club colours on the day.
  • Start and end with the “bus”.
If you would like to be part of this unique bus please send an e-mail to Kenny at with the following information (this will also indicate if this initiative is viable):
  • Name and surname
  • Number of Comrades medals
  • Cellphone number


Race Information

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

Social media

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Contact us

Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323      

Club Captain: Tinus Marais

Vice-Club Captain: Freddie du Plessis

Newsletter editor: Hannes Nel

Website and statistician: Noel Young


Clothing: Jeanne-Mari Gauldie

Social matters: Jeanne-Mari Gauldie
Our mailing address is:

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