Magnolia Newsletter (#77)  (November 2020)
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Upcoming Events 

November 2020
15 Magnolia Club runs starting 06h00 -  Club House
18 Annual General Meeting - Magnolia Club house @ 18:30 for 19:00
18 Magnolia Quality Coaching - Harlequins 16:30/17:00
22 Magnolia Club runs starting 06h00 -  Club House
25 Magnolia Quality Coaching - Harlequins 16:30/17:00
29 Magnolia Club runs starting 06h00 -  Club House

December 2020
3  Magnolia Quality Coaching - Harlequins 16:30/17:00
6  Magnolia Christmas charity run from the club house @ 07:00

Please note  
In 2020 the club house will be open on Wednesdays 17:30 - 18:30 and not on Tuesdays. 
Wednesday's Magnolia Quality Coaching is free to Magnolia members.

Gert, Tinus, Freddie, Werner and Leon Matthee, for your exceptional efforts to help our members running at the Sunday runs.



Wat gehou sal word / To be held

Datum /Date:
Wednesday/Woensdag 18 November 2020
Tyd / Time: 18:30 vir/for  19:00
Please note / Neem asseblief kennis
* The event will be an AGM only and Covid-19 protocol will be upheld
   Die geleentheid is 'n AJV alleenlik en Covid-19 protokol sal gehandhaaf word.
*  Coffee and biscuits will be served and Dirk's cash bar will be open
    Koffie en koekies sal bedien word en Dirk se kontant kroeg sal oop wees.

* No prizes will be awarded.
  Geen prystoekenning sal gedoen word nie

*  Long service awards will be announced in the newsletter and social media
   Langdiens toekennigs sal in die nuusbrief en sosiale media aangekondig

Sakelys / Agenda

1. Bevestiging van wettigheid van die 2020, 40ste Algemene Jaarvergadering   
    Confirmation of the legality of the 2020, 40th Annual General Meeting

2. Verwelkoming, gebed, teken van teenwoordigheidsregister en verskonings 
    Welcome, prayer, signing of attendance register and apologies

3. Notule van die 2019 Algemene Jaarvergadering
    Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting

4. Sake voortspruitend 
    Matters arising

5. Finansiële verslag van Tesourier 
    Financial report from Treasurer

6. Konstitusie en Reëls
    Constitution and Rules

7. Voorsitter se verslag 
    Chairman's report

8. Bespreking van Voorsitter se verslag 
    Discussion of Chairman's report

9. Verkiesing van ampsdraers 
    Election of office bearers

10. Afsluiting van vergadering
      Conclusion of meeting

Ons moedig klub lede aan om die geleentheid by te woon ter insae tot die klub se interne werking en die verkiesing van volgende jaar se komitee lede

We encourage club members to attend the meeting for insights to the club's inner working and to elect the coming years committee


I, ______________________________ nominate ___________________________
to the position of _____________________________________________________
on the Magnolia Road Runners Management Committee for 2020/2021

I, __________________________ second the nomination of __________________
to the position of _____________________________________________________
on the Magnolia Road Runners Management Committee for 2020/2021.

I, ____________________________________ accept the nomination to the position
of ____________________________________ on the Magnolia Road Runners
Management Committee for 2020/2021.


_________________________________ ___________________________
NOMINATOR                                               SECONDED


1. Chairman
2. Vice Chairman
3. Club Captain
4. Vice Club Captain
5. Additional Member
6. Additional Member
7. Additional Member
8. Additional Member

The following positions are nominated by the new in-coming committee
• Secretary (Management Committee nominated)
• Treasurer (Management Committee nominated)
• Newsletter Editor (Management Committee nominated)
• Race Director (Management Committee nominated)
• Club Statistician (Management Committee nominated).

Sunday Runs

Magnolia Club Runs

Magnolia Club house, 229 Middel Street 

15 November at 06:00
22 November at 06:00

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

The format is tap runs of approximately 15km. 
Runners can choose to run the course in one of two groups, a faster or slower group.
Runners must bring their own water and supplements. The groups will also stop at garage shops.

No club run fees on unsupported runs. Please bring R5 for the car guard.

Coffee and tea will be available at the club house.



First Wednesday Social Braai

Every first Wednesday 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 2 December 2020!!!

Time 18:00
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.

Magnolia Christmas Charity Run 

It is nearly time for the annual Magnolia charity run on 6 December 2020!!

The run takes place from the Magnolia club house this year

It is an out-and-back of 10km. Walkers are welcome to start at 06:45 and runners start at 07:00.

Come dressed looking festive!!!

Breakfast snacks served at the club 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 long as basic toiletries will be most welcome


Information request

Please send us your lock-down running accomplishments.
Did you run a race in your yard? Ran a special virtual race? Completed Comrades full distance or started hitting the trails?

We want to celebrate with you!!


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.

SUB 3h00 Marathon club

Magnolia is busy compiling a list of members that have broken 3 hours on a marathon.

Please send the details of your sub 3 hour marathons  (Race / Year / Time) to Club Captain Gert Henning

2020 Magnolia Registration

The 2020 Registration Fees from July to December :
  • 1st Adult member: R340
  • 2nd Adult (family): R340
  • 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 are open

Members can register online (preferred method) and pay EFT (preferred).

Numbers can be collected at the club house on Wednesdays. Just bring your registration print-out and proof of payment when collecting your number.



Running Clothes

Running vests are sold at the club house on Wednesdays 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.



Social Media

Please visit us on
Join our Strava group
Join our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram 

You can also subscribe or unsubscribe to our newsletter.


Race Information

  You can also download the following running mobile application for free


                                 Contact Us

Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323      

Club Secretary : Magda Grobler
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


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