Magnolia Newsletter #38 (Sep2018)
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Upcoming events in September

15 September Brooklyn Half Marathon 10km & 5km
16 September Magnolia Club runs
19 September Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00/17:30
23 September Magnolia Club runs
24 September Bopelong 10km & 5km
26 September Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00/17:30
29 September Clover Irene Spring race
30 September Magnolia Club runs


Club Tent

Look out for the new bright blue club tent on:
  • 15 September Brooklyn Half Marathon 10km & 5km   
  • 29 September Clover Irene Spring race
NOTE: The tent for the Brooklyn race will be at the club house 

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

Sunday Magnolia Slow Club Run
The club will be offering a second club run on Sundays for all those who feel they are a little slow for the current group but are looking for group support.
Reminder, our slow run is open to all runners from all clubs and please note change in start time for this coming weekend.
Sunday will be hosted by Colin and if more details are required please contact
Janeen            082 415 4753                  
Colin                082 578 3935

Next Club Runs

From 9 September the club run for the normal group will resume with vehicle support every 3km's 

Sunday 16 September  2018 - Normal group 06:00
Sunday 16 September  2018 - Slower group 06:00

Sunday 23 September  2018 - Normal group 06:00
Sunday 23 September  2018 - Slower group 06:00

Sunday 30 September  2018 - Normal group 06:00
Sunday 30 September  2018 - Slower group 06:00

Start: Magnolia Club houses, 229 Middel Street

Distance  Normal Group.  15km
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 2 October 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

Thank You

 The Magnolia Spring Run was a great success and we would like to thank Jeanne-Mari Gauldie and the committee as well as Melinda en Ronald for their special contributions

Our greatest appreciation to Clint Hunter for his time in presenting an informative talk on running posture for free

Spring has sprung  and our first  car-assisted club run after the winter recession was hosted by Ronal Lagerwall on Sunday run 9 September 2018. Thank you for the example Ronald. 

                (Be like Ronald... volunteer to host a club run... see the white board in the clubhouse)


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)


Magnolia results for the PVR Glow In The Dark Night (AGN) 10km race - 2018-08-29
17 club finishers

Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
3 S Koch M 25 00:37:04
5   Dihan M 25 00:37:32
11 A Meyer M 25 00:39:47
12 C Watt M 31 00:39:48
14 P Du Preez M 33 00:42:02
23 L Lionel M 38 00:44:29
25 M Koch F 25 00:44:39
91 E Coetzee F 46 00:52:40
99 A Mahomed M 65 00:53:29
133 L Erasms F 52 00:56:05
151 J Rodel F 37 00:57:24
162 J Munik F 51 00:58:35
232 T Pienaar M 67 01:06:09
236 C Van Der Walt F 32 01:06:52
241 R Green F 31 01:07:54
317 W Swart F 48 01:31:46
318 B Vermeulen M 57 01:31:48

Magnolia results for the Spirit Of Flight (AGN) 10km race - 2018-09-01
25 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
24 D Matthee M 23 00:37:12
30 G Henning M 44 00:37:43
35 A Wooding M 33 00:38:41
47 D Shelver M 18 00:39:35
61 A Kruger F 35 00:40:57
69 L Begemann M 45 00:41:47
88 M Koch F 25 00:43:34
89 S Koch M 25 00:43:35
107 J Schoombie M 33 00:44:38
109 L Rankin M 28 00:44:41
205 L Van Heerden F 47 00:49:11
297 K Niemand M 52 00:52:40
348 S Vienings M 46 00:54:54
386 J Radel F 37 00:56:00
457 A Mahomed M 65 00:58:00
473 P Thomson M 56 00:58:42
476 R Wilson   48 00:58:48
518 C Crouse M 58 00:59:53
575 C Curle M 34 01:02:45
586 E Uys F 53 01:03:09
728 Z Ndhlovu M 37 01:09:27
792 J Bonnet M 46 01:13:40
971 W Mare M 35 01:35:51
979 H Zemann M 48 01:37:51
980 A Zemann M 87 01:37:52


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