Magnolia Newsletter #42(Nov2018)
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Upcoming events in November

10 November 2018 National Business Challenge Relay
11 November 2018 Magnolia Club runs Starting 06h00, cost R15
14 November 2018 Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00/17:30
17 November 2018 Tom Jenkins Challenge
17 November 2018 Magnolia Annual Awards evening and AGM
18 November 2018 Magnolia Club runs Starting 06h00, cost R15
21 November 2018 Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00/17:30
24 November 2018 Voortrekker Monument Half Marathon and 10km
25 November 2018 Magnolia Club runs Starting 06h00, cost R15
28 November 2018 Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00/17:30
Save the dates

9 December 2018 - Christmas Charity Run

The Annual General Meeting is open to all club members.

If you wish to attend,

Please RSVP by Wed 14 November 2018 

Meeting Agenda:

Magnolia Annual General Meeting 17 November 2018 @18:00-18:30
For those Magnolians who have a desire to give back to the club and who wants to add to the success of running this club, here is your opportunity!!

Committee Nomination Form:

Magnolia's help is needed

On Saturday 10 November it is the National Business Challenge relay where Sportsvendo requests Magnolia to assist with the organising of manpower on the day.

This event provides Magnolia with funds to ensure that membership fees stays reasonable. 

Please contact the following member who requires helpers for the day:
Colin Billau, who is doing the change- over and requires about six(6) helpers, 
Charl Crouse, who is doing the route and requires about fifteen(15)  Marshalls s, 
Ronald Lagerwall, who is doing the Finish and requires about eight(8) helpers. 

The venue is Rietondale park and the route is in this area.

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 October 2018 we decided to award this to Julie Reid. She has completed and came 12th in one of the toughest multi-day trail events in South-Africa, The KAEM 250km. (

The race takes place in the Kalahari desert over 7 days and contestants are required to be self-sufficient in all aspects except water and medical assistance. 

Further to being as tough as nails Julie completed the challenge on behalf of nature conservation and her charity The Rhino Orphanage.

Julie volunteered her time and advice to anyone curious about the event or her charity.


Club Tent

Look out for the new bright blue club tent on:
  • 10 November 2018 National Business Challenge Relay
  • 17 November 2018 Tom Jenkins Challenge
  • 24 November 2018 Voortrekker Monument 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 R15 and ciders for R20

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


Magnolia would like to update the honor rolls in the club house. If you received a permanent number in any race other than Comrades, in your Magnolia club colors, let us know at


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  or 
Colin 082 578 3935       


11 November 2018 @ 06:00
18 November 2018 @ 06:00
25 November 2018 @ 06:00

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.

First Tuesday Social Braai

Spring 2018 is on the way and we can start braaiing again.

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 4 December 2018!!!
Time 18:00
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.


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 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.



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Tuesday running group


Freddie du Plessis will host the running group again form September 2018.
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


Race Information

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


2018 Registration

The 2018 Registration Fees:
  • 1st Adult member: July - Dec R330
  • 2nd Adult (family): July - Dec R270
  • Senior (under 25): R220
  • Junior (under 18): R120
  • Great Grand Master (70+): R270
  • Above 80: Free
  • Social member/Friend of Magnolia - R230

Members can register online and pay EFT

See for more details.

2018 License Number Collection
Your 2018 ASA licence numbers can be collected at the club house on;
Tuesdays 17:30 – 18:30  
Sundays @ Club runs.

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 17:30-18:30.
  • Men's and ladies vests - R200
  • Cycling vests - R230
Visit the website to view our clothing range


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

Race Report 

Windsor Half Marathon 30 September 2018 , Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, England 


The Windsor half marathon has been on my list of runs to do ever since I first encountered people running a half marathon in Windsor Great Park by chance in autumn 2004. For me in 2004 a 10km run counted as a very long run and running a 21k race a distant dream. I was able to tick running the 2018 Windsor half marathon off my list on 30 September 2018, my first race as a veteran. Entering the race gave me some motivation to train and explore the trails around home. Within 3 km from home I am able to get into the Surrey Hills and a seemingly endless choice of trails to explore. I miss the Magnolia Sunday runs and all the friendly people, I think of you all running every Sunday morning.
Race day was bright and clear, the leaves on the trees changing into the autumn colours and a breeze to make sure we didn’t get too comfortable. The conditions were reminded me of a mid winter run in Pretoria. Conditions were perfect when compared to the race I had entered in March which was cancelled 2 hours before the start due to snow blanketing the entire route.  Races I have run in the UK start at either 9:00 or 10:00 and half marathons entry fees range between £25 and £40. Even if I could find a half marathon to run every weekend, I don’t think I would be able to afford to run them all. Runners in Gauteng really are spoilt for choice with the number of organised races. The water tables are exactly what they say, water in small bottles, no coke or sports drinks in the races I have run. The Scouts have manned at least one water point in every race I have run. The support along the race routes is good with people coming out and cheering you on and offering tubs of sweets to the runners.
I lined up together with about 4 500 other runners at the start. Windsor Castle behind us and ahead of us the Long Walk heading up to Snow Hill. The race takes place within the grounds of Windsor Great Park on tar roads. The Park is 2 020 acres and includes an area for red deer, a few polo fields, a lake and a small village. After heading up away from Windsor Castle you turn left onto the first lap which is about 6km long before you head out onto the longer second lap.
The start was typical and after 2km some space opened up around me and I could settle into a steady pace and start enjoying the scenery while running through the park, forests interspersed with green fields. The second half of the first lap had a few short hills leading to views over Windsor towards the Castle and the London skyline in the distance. The second lap took us past the polo fields, the only truly flat section of the undulating route, a massive expanse of mowed green fields to our left and then down towards the lake at Virginia Water. On through an area of the park the public don’t normally have access to. This section involved a bit of a climb and I did not look around much at this stage. Fairly soon we were coming back round to enjoy the views over Windsor for the last time before the downhill back towards Windsor Castle and the finish line. At the finish line, yet more water, no coke, a medal and a nice finishers t shirt. The race was very well organised and if anyone is in the UK at the end of September, I would recommend running the Windsor half marathon.


Paul Hundermark

Thank You

Thank You Lindt and Christo for the Halloween club run 

Thank You Dave and Rene Siebert for their contribution to get the club trailer and tent to the Kaapsehoop marathon. 


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)

                                  CSI Irene Walk (AGN) 21km race - 2018-10-27
                                                       2 club finishers

Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
7 T Reyneke M 46 02:34:14
13 S Jacobs M 74 02:54:17
CSI Irene (AGN) 10km race - 2018-10-27
14 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
9 D Shelver M 19 00:38:15
20 A Kruger F 35 00:41:40
55 J Schoombie M   00:49:44
68 J Nkosi M 29 00:52:06
80 E Coetzee F 47 00:53:35
97 E Jansen Van Vuuren F 47 00:54:43
193 A Bezuidenhout F   01:00:16
280 C Crouse M 58 01:04:03
296 A Vorster F 45 01:04:39
354 C Van Der Walt F 32 01:06:38
421 H Marais M 61 01:08:35
436 G Heath M 55 01:09:02
710 L Willemse F 50 01:21:16
770 J Mostert F 48 01:24:51
 CSI Irene (AGN) 21km race - 2018-10-27
19 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
7 R Titus M   01:23:34
8 A Wooding M 33 01:24:39
11 J Ledwaba M 35 01:26:00
39 H Van Niekerk F 32 01:35:39
44 L Rankin M 28 01:36:22
95 L Begemann M 45 01:44:47
114 I Ffaller M 48 01:48:20
136 J Nelson M 33 01:50:03
244 K Niemand   53 01:55:43
245 D Gloeck M 62 01:55:44
273 G Adriaanse M 59 01:57:24
410 J Adriaanse F 58 02:04:32
423 L Erasmus F 52 02:05:19
765 A Mahomed M 65 02:20:53
778 J Labuschachne     02:21:14
859 R Green F 31 02:26:04
862 C Pretorius F 44 02:26:33
872 C Jordaan F 49 02:27:23
1077 O Coiner F 46 02:41:11

The Kaapsehoop results were compiled from the Protime website.
Regrettably results without a club, were omitted. 
Complete results for all distances on :

  Kaapsehoop 21.1km Results    
Place Name Gender Total Time
51 MICHé VAN ZYL F 1:36:11
120 TINUS MARAIS M 1:43:16
704 ELIZE UYS F 2:12:20
1229 JAMES BLACK M 2:35:09
1344 JAN WESSELS M 2:40:44
1345 MARTHIE WESSELS F 2:40:44
1470 MAGDA GROBLER F 2:49:18
1582 SUSAN BLIGNAUT F 3:00:49
  Kaapsehoop 42.2km Results    
Place Name Gender Total Time
46 STEPHAN KOCH M 2:51:44
108 STEFAN SWART M 3:07:20
123 NOEL YOUNG M 3:09:07
142 LINDT DE LA PORT M 3:10:43
282 LIONEL RANKIN M 3:25:43
318 LOUIS BEGEMANN M 3:28:15
358 NICOLA PABST F 3:30:36
379 MELINDA SMAL F 3:32:28
400 MARCEL CRAUSE M 3:34:24
462 ERWIN KRATZ M 3:36:58
467 HANNES NEL M 3:37:18
596 BIANCA FROST F 3:43:54
699 ELSMARIE KING F 3:48:14
747 NELIA STONE F 3:50:24
766 LIZL VAN HEERDEN F 3:50:59
774 MARK KING M 3:51:08
807 DIETER GLOECK M 3:52:14
822 SUSAN ROSSOUW F 3:52:42
1354 RENE SIEBERT F 4:11:59
1503 LINDY STEENKAMP F 4:16:56
1514 JONAS TAU M 4:17:22
1720 AMELIA CRAUSE F 4:22:39
2063 LOUIS DEY M 4:32:26
2316 JOHN MINTER M 4:39:45
2400 ANTON BUYS M 4:41:52
2799 LINDSAY SHELVER F 4:53:30
2880 GERT VAN WYK M 4:57:11
2986 COLETTE CURLE F 5:03:16
2995 TOBIE REYNEKE M 5:03:59
3050 RETHA-MARI GREEN F 5:08:29


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