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Magnolia Newsletter #34       
        7 Dec 2016
From all of us at Magnolia, we would like to wish all our friends, members and their families a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic 2017.
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. Magnolian of the month
  3. Registration for 2017
  4. Please check your details on ASA
  5. Sunday runs
  6. Tuesday club social braai
  7. Lawley street Christmas light walk
  8. Magnolia Christmas Charity Run
  9. Race Pace Coaching 2017
  10. Clubtent
  11. Help at the McCarthy Toyota Race
  12. Running clothes
  13. Birthdays
  14. New members
  15. Race information
  16. Race results
  17. Thank you
  18. Race reports & photos
  19. News
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1. Upcoming events
Date Time Event
Tue 6 Dec  18:00 Club social braai 
Sun 11 Dec 6:00 Magnolia Christmas Charity Run from Faerie Glen Virgin Active
Tue 13 Dec 18:00 Lawley street night walk
Sat 16 Dec  6:00 BB Silverton Nissan Live Running 2/12.5/25km
Sun 17 Dec 6:00 The Wonderful Half Marathon and 10km
Sat 31 Dec 17:00 Cid to Cid Old Year's Race Rietondale park
Mon 2 Jan  7:00 New Years 11km Botanical Gardens
Sun 8 Jan 6:00 Captains Run hosted by Dewald Muller
2. Magnolian 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 2016 we will award this to Eldene Mason. Eldene has been actively involved in assisting Mzanjiwa Chindime on her road to qualifying for Two Oceans and Comrades. Magnolia want to recognise Eldene's efforts in this regard.
For the month of December 2016 we will award this to Peter Purchase who won the Cederberg Traverse race and who did the Skyrun in 25 hours. 
We invite all Magnolians of the month to join us for the club braai on the first Tuesday of the month to celebrate this achievement. You are welcome to bring all you friends and family. The next club braai will be on Tuesday 10 January 2017.
3. Registration for 2017
2017 ASA licenses will only be available from 19 January 2017

Please visit the website for the registration procedure:

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
4. Please check your details on ASA
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.

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.
5. Sunday runs
11 December 2016 Magnolia Christmas run
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/-15km (Please wear something to match the Christmas theme)
Start: Faerie Glen Virgin Active Gym
Hosted by: Janeen

The next Sunday run will only be in 2017 when we host the Captains run on 8 January 2017.
Details to follow in the next newsletter

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.
6. 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 on 10 January 2017!!!
Time 18:00
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.
7. Lawley Street Christmas light walk
On Tuesday 13 December we will again be taking our annual stroll up to Lawley Street to view the Christmas lights and return to the club house. We will start at 18:15 from the club house. All members and their families are welcome. Distance is about 7 km.  Please bring something reflective or wear a white top so that you are visible at night. We will have a water point at the start of Lawley street with some snacks and lucky packets for the kids.
8. Magnolia Christmas Charity Run
Magnolia Christmas Charity Run 

When: Sunday 11 December 2016
Time: 6:00
Place: Faerie Glen Virgin Active (Boardwalk)
Distance: 15km
Breakfast on the lawn afterwards

Please wear something to match the Christmas theme.

We are also using this run to collect some items of need for the pediatric oncology ward in Steve Biko through Lemon Tree Kids. They are in need of the following items:
  • Small peanut butter
  • Small baked beans
  • Tinned fish (Pilchards)
  • Packets of rice/samp/mielie rice
  • Packets of beans/soya
  • Small aqueous cream
  • Small toothpaste and brush.
If you wish to donate toys/books please feel free to do so.
9. Race Pace Coaching 2017
Race Pace Coaching Training in 2017

Speed work is the core of what drives improvement in our running. This has been proven again and again. So Magnolia will be joining 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.

These sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. More info to follow when the first date of coaching will be and where it will take place.

These sessions will start in January 2017 (start date to be finalised) and finish at the end of May 2017, and depending on the turnout will be reassessed in April 2017.

In addition to the free group sessions, all Club members also have the option to employ RacePace as their running coach in their personal capacity at a discounted monthly fee of R 350.00.

For further information and instruction on how to join read about Race Pace coaching on our website.
10. Clubtent
The next club tent will be at:
  • The ACE Bestmed 10/21km on 14 January 2017
  • The PwC George Claassen Race on 21 January 2017
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.
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.
11. Help at the McCarthy Toyota race
The 34th Magnolia McCarthyToyota Race is on the 4th of February 2016
We urge Magnolia members not to take part in the race and to assist on the day as we need lots of hands and help wherever possible.
This is the one opportunity where members get the opportunity to give back to the club.

Those members helping out would be put into a draw for a pair of running shoes.

Please send an email if you are willing to assist.
Click here to help with marshalling
Click here to help with parking
Click here to help with entries
Click here to help at the finish
Click here for other assistance
12. Running clothes
The new stock of running vests have arrived and are available at the club and at Run-A-Way sport
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.
13. Birthdays
From all of us at Magnolia we would like to wish the following members a very happy birthday:
Glen Frost 07 Dec
Karin Klue 07 Dec
Carien Grimes 08 Dec
Karla Grobler 08 Dec
Pieter de Lange 09 Dec
Tshepiso Thiba 09 Dec
Veredith Van Dijk 09 Dec
Bettie du Toit 09 Dec
Ericka Labbe 10 Dec
Warren Janisch 11 Dec
Sam Mawela 11 Dec
Noel Young 11 Dec
Sariza Swart 11 Dec
Janine Blom 12 Dec
Gerhard Booyse 12 Dec
Henda Loots 12 Dec
Mattie Theron 13 Dec
Bryan van Niekerk 14 Dec
Jakobus Griessel 15 Dec
Eugene Lombard 16 Dec
Sanel Theron 17 Dec
Salome Meiring 17 Dec
Pieter Venter 18 Dec
Andile Hlela 19 Dec
Kathleen  Cillie 20 Dec
Janine Schall-Emden 20 Dec
Jacques Nel 23 Dec
Karin Boegman 24 Dec
Pia Thomas 24 Dec
Prudence Mathumbu 24 Dec
Nickey Erasmus 25 Dec
Dave Wallace 27 Dec
Cheryl Aitken 28 Dec
Gerda-Mari Smit 28 Dec
Malcolm Maclarty 29 Dec
Jan Steenekamp 30 Dec
Ronell van Wyk 30 Dec
Louis van Antwerp 31 Dec
Johan Wiehahn 02 Jan
Randal Titus 05 Jan
14. New members
We would like to welcome recently joined new Magnolia members (and social members) 

Please remember to provide us with all your correct details and information.
15. Race Information
16. 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 Tom Jenkins Walk (AGN) 10km race - 2016-11-19
1 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
72 S Blignaut F 49 Magnolia 01:53:10
Magnolia results for the Tom Jenkins (AGN) 10km race - 2016-11-19
21 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
330 M Sheahan M 24 Magnolia 00:56:36
381 M Wijnands M 49 Magnolia 00:58:18
384 V Nel F 59 Magnolia 00:58:24
469 G Olivier M 15 Magnolia 01:00:47
569 K Cillie F 53 Magnolia 01:03:27
570 L Stevenson F 40 Magnolia 01:03:28
590 J Wiehahn M 48 Magnolia 01:04:04
757 C Jordaan F 47 Magnolia 01:05:56
993 C Crouse M 56 Magnolia 01:10:43
1003 P Thomson M 54 Magnolia 01:10:50
1056 G Heath M 53 Magnolia 01:11:47
1133 R Heath F 17 Magnolia 01:12:37
1288 F Louw M 64 Magnolia 01:15:44
1389 J Mashapa M 66 Magnolia 01:16:37
1501 E Appelgryn M   Magnolia 01:18:50
1710 L Willems F 48 Magnolia 01:23:53
1781 D Olivier M 54 Magnolia 01:25:37
2240 E Mason F 60 Magnolia 01:36:53
2325 S Du Plessis F 51 Magnolia 01:38:17
2615 S Moodley M 73 Magnolia 01:51:43
2748 M Jansen F   Magnolia 01:59:28
Magnolia results for the Tom Jenkins (AGN) 21km race - 2016-11-19
39 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
38 J Mojalefa M 28 Magnolia 01:29:38
107 P Pelsee M 57 Magnolia 01:39:52
137 N Pabst F 41 Magnolia 01:43:55
153 E Jordaan M 32 Magnolia 01:45:36
154 J Schoombie M 32 Magnolia 01:45:37
163 S Swart M 36 Magnolia 01:46:29
164 I Masango M 36 Magnolia 01:46:31
170 J Nel M 31 Magnolia 01:47:04
182 R Oellermann M 33 Magnolia 01:48:16
183 C Janisch M 49 Magnolia 01:48:18
187 R Van Wyk M 45 Magnolia 01:48:24
200 C De Beer M 34 Magnolia 01:49:07
203 J Minter M 39 Magnolia 01:49:12
213 P Theron M 50 Magnolia 01:49:40
244 N Rowes M 44 Magnolia 01:51:40
389 I Mbuyane M 62 Magnolia 01:59:03
406 T Marais M 51 Magnolia 02:00:04
422 D Gloeck M 60 Magnolia 02:00:32
450 M Theron F 50 Magnolia 02:01:13
451 R Siebert F 45 Magnolia 02:01:15
488 D Moonasar M 46 Magnolia 02:02:51
533 M Marais F 47 Magnolia 02:05:10
575 J Gauldie F 35 Magnolia 02:06:55
641 C Magdougall M 45 Magnolia 02:09:10
642 W Louw M 32 Magnolia 02:09:10
710 R Mohaffey M 31 Magnolia 02:12:45
762 A Coetzee F 45 Magnolia 02:14:46
763 N Erasmus M 50 Magnolia 02:14:47
815 H Moen M 46 Magnolia 02:16:31
816 E Reyneke F 45 Magnolia 02:16:34
822 T Reyneke M 44 Magnolia 02:16:47
934 M Chindime F 44 Magnolia 02:21:29
964 M Hanekom F 27 Magnolia 02:22:26
1000 T Pienaar M 65 Magnolia 02:23:47
1088 G Egan M 29 Magnolia 02:28:30
1296 V Malufunhlo F 24 Magnolia 02:39:20
1302 T Thiba M 34 Magnolia 02:39:27
1329 A Mohamed M 63 Magnolia 02:42:41
1360 J Bennet M 44 Magnolia 02:47:49
Magnolia results for the Alberton (CGA) 21km race - 2016-11-20
2 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
495 T Pienaar M 65 Magnolia 02:29:36
556 T Reyneke M 44 Magnolia 02:45:42
Magnolia results for the Muller Potgieter (AGN) 10km race - 2016-11-26
15 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
51 P Myburg M   Magnolia 00:49:03
78 E Coetzee F   Magnolia 00:51:50
79 P Du Plessis M   Magnolia 00:52:02
88 D Gloeck M 60 Magnolia 00:52:59
149 G Olivier M   Magnolia 00:57:10
224 T Pienaar M   Magnolia 01:02:21
274 N Shelver M   Magnolia 01:05:29
300 M Chindime F   Magnolia 01:07:13
340 F Louw M   Magnolia 01:10:05
388 L Willems F   Magnolia 01:13:23
492 D Olivier M   Magnolia 01:23:58
499 S Blignaut F   Magnolia 01:24:58
554 S Du Plessis F   Magnolia 01:33:39
564 E Mason F   Magnolia 01:35:18
580 I Louw F   Magnolia 01:40:18
Magnolia results for the Muller Potgieter (AGN) 21km race - 2016-11-26
10 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
96 W Louw M   Magnolia 01:56:28
97 C Macdougall     Magnolia 01:56:38
118 T Marais M   Magnolia 01:59:44
129 T Nagel F   Magnolia 02:02:26
181 J Blom F 39 Magnolia 02:10:48
184 G Egan M   Magnolia 02:11:26
191 T Reyneke M   Magnolia 02:13:30
192 E Reyneke F   Magnolia 02:13:30
224 W Coortzen M   Magnolia 02:19:15
303 E Herbs F   Magnolia 02:33:27
17. Thank you
  • Thank you to Dirk Olivier for doing the clubtent at the Muller Potgieter, RAC Tough One race and the Wollies race. 
  • Thank you to Jeanne-Mari and Adele for doing the Sunday run on 4 December. 
18. Race reports and photos
Please send us some Magnolia related pictures and any inspiring personal race reports for the photo corner.

Peter Purchase – Race report inaugural Cederberg 100miler 2016:

The aches and pains of the ADDO 100 miler were hardly gone when a rumour started doing the rounds about another 100-mile trail run for 2016. And so, we soon found out that the Cederberg Traverse organisers were planning an inaugural Cederberg 100 miler in October. And rumour had it that the cut-off would be somewhere between 48 and 54hours. So, I just had to enter this to redeem my disappointment at ADDO. I had to pull out at 150km and almost 32hrs with a calf muscle that had been in excruciating pain from the 110k mark and swollen horribly. Anyway, we set up the customary Whatsapp group for those interested in the Cederberg 100miler and started chatting. A 48-54hr cut-off! If I recall correctly my first comment was “48-54hrs – Trevor must either be very generous or sadistic”. This after the ADDO cut-off was 37hrs. Anything more seemed very generous but when the race eventually came it was abundantly clear why.

I decided there and then that I would put a lot more training and effort into my preparation for the Cederberg 100 miler. I don’t want an injury to scupper this one. I wondered how many entries there would be, how tough the course would be. Judging by ADDO I reckoned there would be 30 to 40 entries. An so the months went by and the training intensified. And thanks to Coach Neville some serious training in August and September with a few 60k and 40k back to back solo runs, a Skyrun training camp, a few 160km training weeks – new territory for me and double what I would do for Comrades. If this training does not pull me through nothing will.
To read the full report:

19. News
Chiropractic services for Athletes.
Chiropractic is a physical medical discipline that uses Orthopedic and Neuro-muscular assessment techniques and then gentle Spinal Manipulative Therapy coupled with soft tissue therapies like Kinesiotape, Stretching and various other muscle techniques - all with the express purpose of improving mechanical function of the spinal column, all other joints in the body and all surrounding soft tissue structures.
Many athletes have used Chiropractic for years in conjunction to other medical practitioners to prevent injuries and treat those niggles that arise along the way.
Feel free to give our office a call or send me an email with your query and we can get to the bottom of it.
Dr. Jacques Bezuidenhout
Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
@ Health Medical Center
258B Jean Avenue
Dear Runner
CarTrip is a company that offers an internet-based platform that allows drivers and passengers to easily arrange lifts together. We encourage you to visit their website and find out more about this exciting new service. It provides a much-needed facility for runners to arrange lifts or offer lifts to various running events.
Almost 70% of people that enter events drive to the venue on their own so it makes sense that our participants share their vehicles with other participants coming to the event.
The benefits of sharing rides to the event include:
 You are able to meet fellow participants who share your passion for running.
 If you are a driver you can recoup some or all of your petrol costs by offering a lift.
 If you need a lift it will cost a fraction of the cost of travelling there with your own car.
 Ladies can get lifts with lady drivers only if they prefer.
 More parking and less congestion at the event as there will be fewer cars.
 With fewer cars on the road, it helps our environment by reducing CO2 emissions.

So if you’re travelling alone to any of the running events or if you’re looking for a lift to an event then go to You will see a dropdown tab with all the events listed, just select your event and enter your ride details. You can also email them with details of an event if it is not listed. We do suggest that you read through their FAQ’s should you have any questions on how it works and we look forward to our members embracing this opportunity presented by CarTrip.

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