Magnolia Newsletter (#67)  (December 2019)
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Upcoming events in December 2019
          4 December 2019  Magnolia Quality Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
          7 December 2019  Skosana Road Race Street mile,5 km and 10km
          8 December 2019  Magnolia Christmas Charity Run @ CLUB HOUSE
          11 December 2019 Magnolia Quality Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
          14 December 2019 The Combat Run 5km, 6km, 10km, 12km and 21km
          15 December 2019 No Sunday club run for the rest of December
          16 December 2019 Pheli Run/Walk & Ride 5+10km run and 30km cycling
          31 December 2019 AGN Old Year's Run Walk 5km and 10km

Please note  
The Christmas Charity run was moved from the Faerie Glen Virgin Active Gym to the Magnolia club house in Brooklyn on account of the weather forecast.

In 2020 the club house will be open on Wednesdays and not on Tuesdays. More information to follow

Save the date
1 February 2020 Intercare Classic road race hosted by Magnolia

Thank You


Thank You to Glen and Bianca Frost and Lezel Erasmus for being our Sunday morning club run                                                                   heroes on 24 November 

Thank You Patrick Moonasar & Luke Walker for Hosting the last Sunday club run for December, ending on a high note.

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 November we want to recognise and congratulate Renate van Niekerk. She is a long standing member of the club and a familiar face at the Sunday runs and races. Renate recently surpassed her previous best in the marathon twice and was smiling all the way to a sub 3 hour 94.7 cycle race. You are a true inspiration. 



Dear Magnolia members and friends

It is nearly time for the annual Magnolia charity run on 8 December 2019!!

Unfortunately I cannot be there but Elzette Myburgh and Magda Grobler together with some other none running friends Caroline Williamson and Adele Visser will keep the tradition going The run takes place from the Magnolia club house in Middel Street Brooklyn  

It is an out-and-back of maximum 15km with a shorter option as well. Walkers start at 05:45 and runners start at 06:00. Come dressed looking festive!!!
Breakfast served at the club house afterwards 

Once again we are using this as a time to give to others and have selected OMGEE MAMMAS at the school Elzette teaches at in the Tierpoort area. They collect food to distribute to less fortunate children at the school and in the community
Any non- perishable food items as well as basic toiletries will be most welcome


2020 Magnolia Registration

The 2020 Registration Fees:
  • 1st Adult member: R500
  • 2nd Adult (family): R420
  • Students and under 25's: R270
  • Junior (under 18): R180
  • Great Grand Master (70+): R320
  • Above 80: Free
  • Social member/Friend of Magnolia R270


Online registrations open 9 December 2019

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.


Number Collection 2020


As soon as they are, we will notify you in the newsletter , Facebook, Instegram by mail and on the website

Numbers will be available on Wednesday's in 2020

On Saturday 1 February 2020 Magnolia Road Runners will be hosting the Intercare classic road race at the 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. 

We need your help at the start/finish, entries, terrain or as marshals. We will try to accommodate requests for specific placements as far as possible, but decisions might be trumped by the available positions in each area.  

If you have NOT made contact with Colin yet, please e-mail him urgently at  

Reserve your 2020 ASA License Number

Those members who are interested in keeping their numbers from 2019, are requested to mail Hannes Nel at before the END OF DECEMBER 2019.

There is no guarantee that we will get the same license numbers for 2020 as requested, especially for members who joined late in the year, as numbers issued by AGN later in the year might be additional numbers and do not fall within the numbers allocated for Magnolia.  This will specifically pertain to numbers consisting of 5 digits.


Club Tent

Look out for the bright blue club tent on:
  • 7 Desember 2019 - No club tent
  • 14 Desember 2019 The Combat Run 5km, 6km, 10km, 12km and 21km
  • 4 January 2020

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.


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.

Sunday Runs

The Magnolia Club run start at 06:00.

Please arrive a few minutes early to register for the run to start on time




12 January 2019 - Volunteers needed for vehicle assisted run

Magnolia Club house, 229 Middel Street

Distance             18km - 20km
Cost                    R20

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

Volunteers are needed for the vehicle support runs. Write your name on the board in the clubhouse or e-mail the club captain, if you want to give back to the community 


Magnolia Quality 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 ( You can slot in with any group)

For further information and instruction on how to join read about Race Pace coaching on our website.


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


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.



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Race Information

  You can also download the following running mobile application for free


Chairman: Charl Crouse
Vice-Chairman: Tinus Marais
Secretary : Magda Grobler

Club Captain: Gert Henning
Vice-Club Captain: Freddie du Plessis
Website and statistician: Noel Young
Clothing: Odette Coiner
Social events: Estelle Jansen van Vuuren
Social Media and Advertising : Werner Burger

Clubhouse maintenance : Gert Henning
Newsletter editor: Hannes Nel


                                           Contact Us

Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323      

Vice Chairman: Tinus Marais

Club Captain : Gert Henning

Vice-Club Captain: Freddie du Plessis

Newsletter editor: Hannes Nel

Website and statistician: Noel Young


Clothing: Odette Coiner

Social matters: Estelle Janen van Vuuren

Social Media : Werner Burger


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

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

Monument (AGN) 5km race - 2019-11-23
                                                           2 club finishers

Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
96 D Olivier M 57 Magnolia 00:49:32
171   Arne M 73 Magnolia 01:05:04

Voortrekker Monument (AGN) 10km race - 2019-11-23
8 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
22 L Beggmann M 46 Magnolia 00:49:14
136 C Crouse M 59 Magnolia 01:03:55
313 G Heath M 56 Magnolia 01:15:06
349 A Rinke F 30 Magnolia 01:17:46
479 T Theresa F 22 Magnolia 01:27:26
491 S Blignaut F 52 Magnolia 01:28:41
510 G Van Zyl M 70 Magnolia 01:31:11
511 B Lundie M 59 Magnolia 01:31:16

 Voortrekker Monument (AGN) 21km race - 2019-11-23
9 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
12 J Mcewan M 52 Magnolia 01:45:11
40 B Van Vuuren M 57 Magnolia 02:00:09
119 E Uys F 55 Magnolia 02:21:52
176 M Randall M 39 Magnolia 02:33:10
191 C Pretorius F 45 Magnolia 02:35:47
192 M Pretorius M 45 Magnolia 02:35:48
202 J Van Der Merwe M 51 Magnolia 02:38:20
219 M Oosthuizen M 44 Magnolia 02:42:06
276 S Jacobs M 75 Magnolia 03:06:09

Run For Bibles (AGN) 42km race - 2019-11-30
10 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
29 S Swart M 34 Magnolia 03:27:26
48 J Mcewan M 52 Magnolia 03:37:17
113 L Wissink M 47 Magnolia 04:01:30
120 J Grobler M 60 Magnolia 04:03:45
122 E King F 34 Magnolia 04:04:24
155 M King M 42 Magnolia 04:13:26
229 M Pretorius M 45 Magnolia 04:28:25
474 A Buys M 44 Magnolia 05:09:19
501 J Reid F 40 Magnolia 05:14:51
551 T Reyneke M 47 Magnolia 05:25:55


                                         Run For Bibles (AGN) 21km race - 2019-11-30
                                                                   19 club finishers

Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
20 L Rankin M 29 01:36:59
112 C Van Der Westhuizen F 35 01:54:25
234 J Schoombie M 35 02:05:42
235 P Kruger M 51 02:05:43
253 R Lagerwall   58 02:07:14
263 F Van Dyk M 53 02:08:58
267 O Coiner F 47 02:09:14
268 F Groenewald   40 02:09:18
291 M Atkins F 50 02:11:00
357 W Burger   49 02:16:12
474 A Mahomed M 66 02:22:42
576 C Pretorius F 45 02:31:37
581 H Hepkema M 73 02:31:44
588 C Jordaan F 51 02:33:10
794 G Mathibela   15 02:59:18
803 S Blignaut F 52 03:03:17
810 S Jacobs M 75 03:04:46
850 G Kgaladi F 59 03:19:28
860 R Mathibela   57 03:24:17
Run For Bibles (AGN) 10km race - 2019-11-30
9 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
8 R Titus M 35 Magnolia 00:37:39
23 H Nel M 45 Magnolia 00:43:41
130 K Theron F 28 Magnolia 00:57:51
216 W Focaraccio F 37 Magnolia 01:03:34
315 G Heath M 56 Magnolia 01:09:11
598 W Swart F 49 Magnolia 01:26:32
610 R Anikie   57 Magnolia 01:27:28
642 C Billau M 62 Magnolia 01:29:42
645 K Niemand M 54 Magnolia 01:29:44


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