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Magnolia Newsletter #27              
        31 Aug 2016
Please note the newsletter will only be published every second week from now on. 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. Magnolian of the month
  3. Sunday runs
  4. Tuesday club social braai
  5. Club tent
  6. Magnolia Spring Run 2016...with a twist
  7. Business Challenge 2016
  8. Time trials & Tuesday runs
  9. Running vests and caps
  10. Birthdays
  11. Ethical road running 
  12. #RunClean Campaign
  13. AGN Matters
  14. Registration
  15. New members
  16. Race information
  17. Race results
  18. Thank you
  19. Race reports & photos
  20. News
Please be considerate and respectful when you contact the above-mentioned people or any other committee member.
We have a NEW website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are delighted to announce that the NEW Magnolia website is LIVE!!! All the necessary information will be posted on the website in order to have all the info at hand. Please visit, share, like and participate on the new website and become actively involved with the club.

Please go visit and send us some suggestions of what you would like to see on there. If you have any proposals please
send it to
1. Upcoming events
Date Time Event
Thur 1 Sept 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 3 Sept 14:00 Spar Women's race 5/10km
Sun 4 Sept 6:30 Magnolia Spring Run (+/-10km) See info below
Tues 6 Sept 18:30 Club social braai
Thur 8 Sept 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 10 Sept 6:00 Value Logistics Addicted to life 10/21km
Sun 11 Sept 6:30 Sunday club run hosted by Freddie du Plessis  (+/- 18km)
Thur 15 Sept 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 17 Sept 6:00 Andrew Greyling 5/10/21km (League race)
Sun 18 Sept 6:30 Sunday club run hosted by Danka & Pierre (+/- 20km)
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. If you have any suggestions for this achievement, please feel free to contact the club committee.

For the month of August 2016 we will award this to Sias Conradie for his dedicated membership over the past 10 years. Sias will be moving to Cape Town and he will be sorely missed in our running community. Sias was a very special active Magnolia member who hosted many Sunday runs and participated on all levels in club activities.
3. Sunday runs
NOTE: This Sunday 4 September will be our annual Spring Run.
4 September
Time: 6:30
Cost: R15 per runner to cover costs of drinks and snacks.

 Volunteers needed to host Sunday runs!!!!
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.
4. Tuesday club social braai
Now that the weather has changed, our club braais are back! 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 6 Sept 2016!!!
Time 18:30
Cash bar available
5. Clubtent
The next club tent will be at:
  • The Andrew Greyling Race on Saturday 17 September (at the clubhouse)
  • The Clover Irene Spring race on 24 September
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 R10. 

Please contact Dirk Olivier 082 787 5097 should you have any queries regarding the club tent.
6. Magnolia Spring Run 2016...with a twist

Magnolia will be hosting their annual Spring run on Sunday 4 September 2016.
Start: 6:30 
Distance: +-10 km. .
Place: Magnolia Clubhouse, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk.
Cost: R15

This year our Spring run will have an exciting new twist and will work as follows (don't worry... it will be explained by our club captain again on the morning of the run):

Runners will be asked to run in groups of two to four and work as a team to find the answers to three questions that they will be given. The answers to the questions will all be based on landmarks situated in the three parks located around the clubhouse (each park is approximately 1.7km from the club). The three parks include Jan Cilliers Park, Magnolia Dal and Niemeyer Square. 
Groups will start by receiving one of the questions which they will have to find the answer to at one of the parks. Then they will return to the clubhouse to hand in the answer and receive the next question. Once the group has answered all three the questions their names will be added to the lucky draw which will be presented along with drinks and snacks after the run. Dirk's bar will be open and there will be champagne for the more serious (drinkers) runners... Groups will have 1 hour and 30 minutes in which to find all three answers. 
Run-a-way sport has kindly come on board to sponsor a pair of running shoes to the winner of the lucky draw, so don't miss out!!!

Please wear something colourful and fun to celebrate Spring. Prizes will be given for the Springiest runners.

NB!!! For catering purposes, we need an indication of how many runners to expect. So please RSVP to

7. Business Challenge 2016
Business Challenge 2016 – 1 October 2016

Magnolia is again assisting Sportsvendo in hosting the annual Business Challenge Relay on 1 October at Rietondale Park. And we require Magnolians as helpers/route marshalls on the day!
Magnolia members have been treated with the club tent/trailer at most races and our Comrades runners were handed an excellent goodie bag. Magnolia members now have the opportunity to give back to the club by helping out at this event. The proceeds received from Sportsvendo will be used to keep membership fees down, maintaining the clubhouse, as well as the cost to have the club tent/trailer at races, thus benefiting you as a member of Magnolia.

Please volunteer as a route marshal or helper at the changeover point to help make this a successful event. This day is a lot of fun and an opportunity to meet new faces.

Please send an email to if you are interested in helping out.
8. Time trials and Tuesday runs
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. 
Anyone is welcome to join. Please contact Rudolf van Wyk (082 054 8586) or Glen Frost (084 240 7576) if you are interested.

Thursday time trials
Magnolia will be joining 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 20 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).

Please note that the time trial times will not change for winter so you are encouraged to wear reflective clothing for visibility.
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
9. Running vests and caps
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.
10. Birthdays
From all of us at Magnolia we would like to wish the following members a very happy birthday:
Ryno Meyer 25 Aug
Estelle Lourens 26 Aug
Steven Vienings 26 Aug
Theuns Coetzee 27 Aug
Willie Du Plessis 29 Aug
Andries Nienaber 29 Aug
Alissa  Terblanche 29 Aug
Fanie Louw 30 Aug
Charles Kok 31 Aug
Ina Lagerwall 02 Sep
Tom Weavind 02 Sep
Jean Henning 03 Sep
James Logan 04 Sep
Faustina Boatneng Aidoo 04 Sep
Nadine Engelbrecht 05 Sep
Paul Hundermark 05 Sep
Nicolaas Labuschagne 05 Sep
Odette Coiner 06 Sep
Damian Paterson 06 Sep
Hendrik Moen 07 Sep
Marichen Mortimer 07 Sep
Mia de Kock 08 Sep
Elize Uys 09 Sep
Wean Marais 11 Sep
Jean Fryer 11 Sep
Marilyn de Freitas 12 Sep
Tjarda Pretorius 12 Sep
Luke Wittstock 12 Sep
Nicholas Rowse 13 Sep
Johannes Schoombie 14 Sep
André-Jacques Meyer 14 Sep
11. Ethical road running
  • The club encourages members to obey the ASA rules and not to pirate run or run with only one 2016 AGN license number. License numbers must be worn both front and back.
  • We also encourage runners/walkers to refrain from using headphones or other listening devices. In the event of an accident you won't be covered by the insurance taken out by AGN. 
  • We also encourage runners to wear royal blue/navy/black shorts and skirts that will match the club's running vests. This is not a written rule especially since royal blue is not an easy colour for running gear but as far as uniformity of the club is concerned, we would like to motivate club members to try stick to the club colours.
  • When substituting for races, members are encouraged to do their substitutions officially especially when an electronic timing system is used. If the race pamphlet prohibits substitutions they should refrain from doing so.
12. #RunClean Campaign
Running events, being it road running, trail running or triathlons have significantly increased in the size of its participants. The industry is booming and are catering for all. Modern Athlete embarked on a #RunClean campaign where runners are reminded and encouraged to stay clear from littering on the race routes. This is an admirable initiative, especially seeing that road races makes its way through almost every suburb. From an environmental legal point of view, should our runners not run clean, regulations may be put in place where water sachets would not be distributed on road races. Runners should then carry their own water, or drink out of cups. This would have a detrimental effect on race times as many runners need to “grab and go” to run good times.

As Magnolians, let us encourage each other to follow this initiative and set an example as a club that #runclean. Therefore, the next time you lace-up and chase that personal best, remember, #RunClean.
13. AGN Matters
1. AGN League races
AGN requires all walkers/runners to please fill in their league race numbers correctly. For every field not entered on the race bib, a league point will be deducted. Make sure you fill in your name, surname, age, license number, gender and province (AGN). If you are unsure about these please, contact us for assistance. See example below.
14. Registration for 2016
New Magnolia registration procedure with effect from 4 April 2016
In an attempt to reduce the amount of cash we have to deal with during the registration period and to streamline our administrative processes, the club committee has decided to change the registration process from 4 April 2016.
Registrations will now be done as follows: 
  • Registrations can still be done at the clubhouse on Tuesdays from 17:30 to 18:30 but no more registrations will be done at Run-A-Way Sport (only arranged number collections)
  • New and existing members can download the application form from the website (, complete it and e-mail it to the registrar, Magda Grobler at, together with proof of payment – either EFT or bank deposit slip.
  • The application form should be marked to indicate where the member wishes to collect the license number:  the club house or Run-A-Way Sport.
  • The registrar will print these documents, complete the invoice book, and allocate a license number to the member, or obtain the reserved number requested by the member, if applicable.
  • Once or twice a week (depending on the time of year) the invoice together with the license number will be delivered to Run-A-Way Sport and the members will be notified when ready for collection from the shop.
  • Members who prefer to collect license numbers from the club house on a Tuesday can still do so.  The same process can be followed as mentioned above in order to reduce the waiting time, especially during the first month of registration.
  • Should members not have access to the Internet to download the membership form or to do an EFT payment, they are welcome to come to the club house on a Tuesday afternoon between 17:00 and 18:30 for registration. The current procedure for club registrations will not change.
  • Alternative arrangements will be made when members notify the registrar at least 3 days in advance.
We would like to invite members who are still uncertain about the new procedures to contact any of the committee members or reply to the club e-mail address with queries.
  • No registration will be accepted without payment at the club or at the shop.  Should you prefer to pay via EFT (this is also our preferred method of receiving your payment), you have to provide a hard copy of proof of payment – no cell phone notifications on the day will be accepted.
  • To make an EFT payment, please use the banking details below:
          Standard Bank - Acc No 012 187 429
          Branch code 012 345
          Account name:  Magnolia Road Runners
NB: Please remember to use your name as reference when doing an EFT payment!!           
  • Please check the ASA website in case any of your personal details have changed and make the necessary changes.  The club administrator will then ensure that your license number is completed online once you have registered at the club or the shop.
  • Click here for procedures for Magnolia registration.
  • Click here for procedures for ASA registration.
  • 2016 ASA licensing form.
  • ASA Licensing Registration System for 2016
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.
Membership fees for 2016
Please note the following discounted membership fees will be in effect from 1 July 2016 until the end of the year.
1st Adult member
2nd Adult (family)
Senior (under 25)
Junior (under 18)
Great Grand Master (70+)
Social member (no AGN race number)/ Friends of Magnolia (Belong to another club)
15. New members
We would like to welcome recently joined new Magnolia members (and social members) 

Adelheid Davis

Please remember to provide us with all your correct details and information.
16. Race Information
17. 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 Makro Wierie Walk (AGN) 21km race - 2016-08-13
1 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
21 T Reyneke M 44 Magnolia 02:29:11
Magnolia results for the Makro Wierie Walk (AGN) 10km race - 2016-08-13
1 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
60 S Blignaut F 49 Magnolia 01:27:06
Magnolia results for the Makro Wierie (AGN) 10km race - 2016-08-13
7 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
115 M Louw M 35 Magnolia 00:48:28
211 M Sheahan M 24 Magnolia 00:53:05
246 D Mark M 31 Magnolia 00:54:21
465 J Radel F 35 Magnolia 01:01:53
476 B Frost F 34 Magnolia 01:02:12
854 J Bonnet M 44 Magnolia 01:13:42
1167 E Mason F 60 Magnolia 01:30:02
Magnolia results for the Makro Wierie (AGN) 21km race - 2016-08-13
17 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
40 A Kruger F 33 Magnolia 01:30:09
229 D Erasmus F 29 Magnolia 01:52:53
257 D Gloeck M 60 Magnolia 01:54:07
283 R Mohaffey M 30 Magnolia 01:55:13
316 A Kok M 55 Magnolia 01:56:24
360 L Linstrom M 56 Magnolia 01:58:20
373 D Moonasar   46 Magnolia 01:58:58
405 J Schoombie M 31 Magnolia 02:00:57
511 A Coetzee F   Magnolia 02:07:19
512 N Erasmus F 52 Magnolia 02:07:20
535 M Barkhuizen F 42 Magnolia 02:08:46
539 M Chindime F 44 Magnolia 02:09:01
697 A Mahomed M 63 Magnolia 02:16:55
722 T Pienaar M 65 Magnolia 02:18:39
791 C Smith F 43 Magnolia 02:23:32
817 T Sanel F 34 Magnolia 02:25:12
1014 M Jleingeld F 31 Magnolia 02:59:56
Magnolia results for the Exxaro Mogol Lephalale (LIMA) 42km race - 2016-08-13
1 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
37 E Uyz F 51 Magnolia 03:58:31
Magnolia results for the Ocean Basket Marcel Vt Slot Walk (AGN) 15km race - 2016-08-20
1 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
68 S Blignaut F 49 Magnolia 02:10:05
Magnolia results for the Ocean Basket Marcel Vt Slot Mem (AGN) 15km race - 2016-08-20
45 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
98 P Theron M 49 Magnolia 01:07:26
115 P Hundermark M 37 Magnolia 01:08:48
172 D Erasmus   29 Magnolia 01:13:21
182 R Lagerwall   55 Magnolia 01:13:38
189 H Moeng   46 Magnolia 01:13:58
212 N Young   32 Magnolia 01:15:04
214 N Pabst F 40 Magnolia 01:15:14
217 S Muller M 30 Magnolia 01:15:18
222 M Theron F 50 Magnolia 01:15:43
228 E Uys F 51 Magnolia 01:16:13
233 J Cilliers M 60 Magnolia 01:16:26
274 D Gloeck   60 Magnolia 01:18:35
290 I Lagerwall F 53 Magnolia 01:19:34
298 M Smal F 33 Magnolia 01:19:50
475 S Vienings   43 Magnolia 01:26:19
484 R Mahaffey   30 Magnolia 01:26:29
494 C Macdougall   49 Magnolia 01:26:55
495 W Louw   32 Magnolia 01:26:56
558 C De Beer   34 Magnolia 01:28:25
578 A Claassen   56 Magnolia 01:29:02
590 N Erasmus   52 Magnolia 01:29:20
614 C Jordaan   47 Magnolia 01:30:10
627 B Frost   34 Magnolia 01:30:31
628 C Frost   33 Magnolia 01:30:32
686 I Mbwane   64 Magnolia 01:32:30
707 E Jordaan   32 Magnolia 01:33:12
708 J Schoombie   31 Magnolia 01:33:12
725 R Swart   52 Magnolia 01:33:45
745 S Le Roux   34 Magnolia 01:34:24
769   Mahomed   63 Magnolia 01:34:59
776 D Abel   45 Magnolia 01:35:23
793 S Labuschagne     Magnolia 01:35:47
794 J Labuschagne   45 Magnolia 01:35:50
822 T Pienaar   45 Magnolia 01:36:33
860 E Reyneke   44 Magnolia 01:37:36
911 K Cillie   53 Magnolia 01:39:07
935 L Stevenson   40 Magnolia 01:39:47
1098 S Pienaar   38 Magnolia 01:44:41
1101 N Wilkinson   58 Magnolia 01:44:42
1102 C Naude   41 Magnolia 01:44:42
1114 J Bonnet     Magnolia 01:45:00
1184 J Olivier F 54 Magnolia 01:47:56
1189 J De Klerk F 56 Magnolia 01:47:58
1295 L Robinson   61 Magnolia 01:52:34
1405 E Oosthuizen   52 Magnolia 01:57:40
18. Thank you
  • Thank you to Dirk for doing the club tent at the Marcel van't Slot race and the Spirit of Flight Race.
  • Thank you to Charl Crouse for doing the Sunday run on Sunday 28 August. 
19. Race reports and photos
Please send us some Magnolia related pictures and any inspiring personal race reports for the photo corner.
Carmen and Dewald Muller sharing a picture of some of the Magnolia Members who attended their wedding.
Congratulations to Susan Blignaut who came third in the walkers category at the Marcel van't Slot race.
Some of the Magnolia Members who dressed up for the 80s theme at the Marcel van't Slot race
20. News
Substitutions for Cape Town Marathon wanted!!

If there is anyone with a Cape Town Marathon Entry that will no longer be running, could you please contact Kathy Cillie on She needs 2 entries.
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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