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Magnolia Newsletter #30             
        12 Oct 2016
Please note the newsletter will only be published every second week. We encourage members to visit the website where all relevant and important information will be published.
Charl Crouse
082 900 1323

Club captain:
Dewald Muller

Newsletter editor: 
Melinda Smal

Noel Young

Magda Grobler

Carmen van Niekerk

Social matters:
Julie Munnik
  1. Upcoming events
  2. Sunday runs
  3. Tuesday club social braai
  4. Club tent
  5. Save the date - Saturday 12 November
  6. Tuesday runs
  7. Thursday Time Trials
  8. Running clothes
  9. Birthdays
  10. Registration
  11. New members
  12. Race information
  13. Race results
  14. Thank you
  15. Race reports & photos
  16. News
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1. Upcoming events
Date Time Event
Thur 13 Oct 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 15 Oct 5:45 SABS Jacaranda City Challenge 5/10/21/42km
Sun 16 Oct 6:00 Sunday club run hosted by Dewald & Carmen (+/-20- 22km)
Thur 20 Oct 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 22 Oct 6:00 CSIR Half Marathon/10/5km
Sun 23 Oct 6:00 Sunday club run hosted by Ronald & Ina (+/- 20-22km)
Thur 27 Oct 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 29 Oct 6:00 King Price Irene Farm Race (21/10/5km) (League race)
Sun 30 Oct 6:00 Sunday club run hosted by  (+/- 20-22km)
2. Sunday runs
Date: 16 October 2016
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/-20-22km
Hosted by: Dewald & Carmen

Date: 23 October 2016
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/- 20-22km
Hosted by: Ronald & Ina

Cost: R15 per runner to cover costs of drinks and snacks.
ALL RUNNERS WELCOME!! The Sunday runs are not just for Magnolia members but for the whole running community.

The Sunday runs form a significant part of the success of the club. We kindly invite you to assist us again by presenting a Sunday run.  The club provides all the refreshments and will also provide a route. Volunteers can contact our club captain Dewald Muller (071 528 9614) or Rudolf van Wyk (082 054 8586) if you are interested in doing a Sunday run.
3. Tuesday club 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 1 November 2016!!!
Time 18:30
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.
4. Clubtent
The next club tent will be at:
  • The SABS Jacaranda City Challenge race on Saturday 15 October
  • The CSIR 21/10/5km on Saturday 22 October
The club tent will be at all Pretoria races on weekends unless specified otherwise. There will not be a club tent at races on Wednesdays. 
All members are invited once again to make use of the gazebo at the races. The gazebo is there for all members to enjoy. Dirk Olivier is our dedicated “gazebo man” and have been appointed to support us at most races. Cold drinks and snacks are provided by the club. Beer/ciders will be available at no cost at races with a distance of 32km and more, otherwise beer/ciders will be sold for R15. 

Please contact Dirk Olivier 082 787 5097 should you have any queries regarding the club tent.
5. Save the date -  Saturday 12 November
The Magnolia Awards/AGM function will be held on Saturday 12 November. Please save the date and join us for the function. More information to follow.
Please RSVP to for catering purposes before 7 November. You are welcome to bring your friends and family.
6. Tuesday runs
Every Tuesday there will be a running group at the club doing a training run. It could vary from hill training, stairs or Fort Klapperkop, depending on the crowd.
We will be starting at 17:00 from the club house. 
Join us for a beer afterwards at the club house.
Anyone is welcome to join. Please contact Rudolf van Wyk (082 054 8586) or Glen Frost (084 240 7576) if you are interested.
7. Thursday Time Trials
Magnolia has joined forces with the Phobians time trial on Thursdays.
Due to the traffic around our club, time trials have become dangerous and thus Phobians have welcomed us to their time trials. There is a 4km and 8km route.
Their time trials work on a time chip system and the club will buy chips for those members who are interested.
We encourage all members from Magnolia to join us on a Thursdays at 17:30 at Pretoria High School Old Boys Club (378 Queens Crecent, Lynnwood).

For the time trial calendar please visit the following link:
Please contact Rudolf van Wyk should you have any further queries.
Please visit the Phobians website to view results
8. Running clothes
The new stock of running vests have arrived and are available at the club.
Running vest (male and female) - R190
Cyclist vest with zip - R230

Please contact
Carmen van Niekerk should you have any queries regarding the clothing.
Magnolia members are welcome to buy these Magnolia caps at R100 per cap. The caps have arrived and are available at the club house and limited stock will be available at the club tent during races.The clubhouse is open on Tuesdays from 17:00.

You can also pay via EFT to the following:
Standard Bank - Acc No 012 187 429
Branch code 012 345
Account name:  Magnolia Road Runners
Reference: Your name + Magnolia cap

Please make sure to email your proof of payment to Carmen van Niekerk at
Please note no collection can be done without proof of payment.
9. Birthdays
From all of us at Magnolia we would like to wish the following members a very happy birthday:
Mandla Mahlangu 12 Oct
Gerhardt Smuts 12 Oct
Wilma Louw 14 Oct
Bernette Bergenthuin 15 Oct
Allard van Dijk 17 Oct
Mariama-Fousiata Abudulai-Gyimah 18 Oct
Stephen  Birkholtz 18 Oct
Mike Lewington 19 Oct
Larissa Pillay 20 Oct
Kalichi Mabunda 22 Oct
Karel Niemand 23 Oct
Heidi Jonker 23 Oct
Dlamaga Rose Mathibela 24 Oct
10. Registration for 2016
New Magnolia registration procedure with effect from 4 April 2016
Please visit the website for the registration procedure:

If you are considering changing clubs, the club administrator will have to transfer you on the ASA website. Please contact Magda Grobler, Melinda Smal or Noel Young to do the transfer for you.
11. New members
We would like to welcome recently joined new Magnolia members (and social members) 

Johan Scheepers, Blair Scheepers

Please remember to provide us with all your correct details and information.
12. Race Information
13. Race results
Contact Colin Billau or Noel Young if you ran a race outside Pretoria and send them the race results or URL to the results. 
Magnolia results for the Clover Irene Spring Walk (AGN) 10km race - 2016-09-24
1 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
40 S Blignaut F 49 Magnolia 01:25:12
Magnolia results for the Clover Irene Spring Walk (AGN) 21km race - 2016-09-24
2 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
7 T Reyneke M   Magnolia 02:24:02
20 S Jacobs M 72 Magnolia 02:55:55
Magnolia results for the Clover Irene Spring (AGN) 10km race - 2016-09-24
18 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
57 I Fyshe M 59 Magnolia 00:44:16
70 D Shelver M 17 Magnolia 00:45:36
208 J Radel   35 Magnolia 00:54:48
249 F Du Plessis M 58 Magnolia 00:56:25
312 C Crouse M 56 Magnolia 00:58:42
377 C Wild F 47 Magnolia 01:00:12
456 M Fourie     Magnolia 01:01:58
588 M Hanekom F 27 Magnolia 01:05:01
596 B Frost F 34 Magnolia 01:05:11
645 V Visser F 42 Magnolia 01:05:56
759 M Smit F   Magnolia 01:07:54
884 L Richter F 40 Magnolia 01:09:43
924 R Van Wyk F 43 Magnolia 01:10:38
994 L Willemse F 48 Magnolia 01:12:27
1110 E Du Toit F 47 Magnolia 01:15:51
1172 F Louw M   Magnolia 01:18:14
1589 E Mason F 60 Magnolia 01:39:36
1636 S Moodley     Magnolia 01:45:39
Magnolia results for the Clover Irene Spring (AGN) 21km race - 2016-09-24
32 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
47 R Titus M   Magnolia 01:26:29
199 R Lagerwall M 55 Magnolia 01:42:13
219 E Jordaan M 32 Magnolia 01:43:03
265 L Begemann M 43 Magnolia 01:45:06
289 I Lagerwall F 54 Magnolia 01:46:55
290 A Kok M 55 Magnolia 01:46:55
321 J Nel M 31 Magnolia 01:48:32
325 E Kratz M 31 Magnolia 01:48:35
336 E Uys F 52 Magnolia 01:49:21
400 D Mark M 31 Magnolia 01:51:51
402 L Wittstock M 32 Magnolia 01:51:52
404 D Moonasar   46 Magnolia 01:51:55
405 J Gauldie F   Magnolia 01:51:56
406 M Marais F 47 Magnolia 01:52:04
536 R Siebert F 45 Magnolia 01:56:15
692 W Louw M 32 Magnolia 02:01:18
693 C Macdougall   45 Magnolia 02:01:19
898 C Jordaan F 47 Magnolia 02:07:33
943 N Meiring F 24 Magnolia 02:08:47
953 T Marais M 51 Magnolia 02:09:01
1013 M Chindime F 44 Magnolia 02:10:49
1108 D Abel M 45 Magnolia 02:13:47
1141 N Helver M   Magnolia 02:14:33
1325 A Mahomed M 63 Magnolia 02:19:59
1348   Ericka F 40 Magnolia 02:20:52
1372 M Boekhuizen F 42 Magnolia 02:22:05
1414 C Smith F   Magnolia 02:24:05
1546 T Pienaar M 65 Magnolia 02:29:18
1568 J Bonnet M 44 Magnolia 02:30:02
1644 J Olivier F   Magnolia 02:34:46
1645 C Hofman F   Magnolia 02:35:09
1680 O Coiner F   Magnolia 02:37:41
14. Thank you
  • Thank you to Dirk Olivier for doing the clubtent at the Chamberlains Capital Classic. 
  • Thank you to Noel, Melinda and Leslie Linström and his family for doing the Sunday runs on 2& 9 October. 
  • Thanks to all the Magnolia members who helped out at the Business Challenge Relay on 1 October. 
15. Race reports and photos
Please send us some Magnolia related pictures and any inspiring personal race reports for the photo corner.
Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Business Challenge Relay. Here are a few pictures of the day.
16. News
Magnolia would like to wish Peter Purchase good luck for the Cederberg Traverse 100 mile this weekend.
See the route profile below.
Please take note that the entry process for the 2017 OMTOM half marathon has changed to a ballot process. Read here for more

If you have any runners doing the Marathon in Kaapsehoop - Nelspruit Mpumulanga on 4/5 November and they are still looking for accommodation then they can contact me.

I have dorm style accommodation available, I can take 12 people on 12 single beds.
Rates R 240.00 pp per night. But if you book all the beds for both nights under the club I will give them to you at R 200 pp, per night.
I have 3 sections. So I can take male and female.
1 section has 6 beds, the other 2 sections 3 beds each.

I have cooking facilities available. But we just don't provide cutlery.
But everybody is welcome to bring everything they would like to eat and drink.
We are located at the edge of the village. It is very quiet and peaceful here
Please advice ASAP if you have any runners interested.

I have the following at my venue:
- sleep section
- social / event section
- cooking facilities
- outside seating areas
- garden

Please let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Kind regards
0765208891 ph or whatsapp
Alternatively email me on
Kaapsehoop away weekend 5-7 November 2016

Those members interested in joining a group of Magnolia members for a short stay in Lower Sabi rest camp after the Kaapsehoop Marathon, are welcome to join. No formal group arrangements are made and each member is responsible for his own booking through Sanparks at
Please make sure to do this early as there are limited space available.

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