Magnolia Newsletter #8  12 April 2017
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Upcoming events, Club tentRace informationSunday runs, Race Pace Coaching, Taper TalkTuesday running groupsTuesday club braaiDirk's Buzz, Cryo Recovery TherapyMagnolia Long Run2017 RegistrationRunning clothes, Comrades shirts, Comrades Goodie bagsASA Race number ruleASA detailsSocial media, Boot camp, BiokineticistPilates cross training, Trips and ToursThank you, Race reports & photosContact us

Upcoming events

12 Apr - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30
15 Apr - Two Oceans Ultra Marathon
16 Apr - NO Sunday run
17 Apr - Lynn Ridge Mall Family day 21/10/5km 7:00
18 Apr - Registration at club 17:00-19:00
19 Apr - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30
22 Apr - Loskop marathon 6:00
23 Apr - Sunday run 6:00 hosted by Stefan and Charlotte
27 Apr - Magnolia long run (15/30/45km)
1 May - Wally Hayward

Club tent

The next club tent will be at:
  • Lynnridge Mall race on 17 April
  • Loskop Ultra marathon 22 April
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 R12 and ciders for R15

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

Race Information

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

Sunday runs

Date:  16 April 2017 

Date:  23 April 2017 
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/-25km 
Start: Magnolia club house, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk
Hosted by: Stefan and Charlotte

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.

Volunteers needed for Sunday club runs. Please put your name on the board in the club house or contact our club captains.

Race Pace 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 2017.
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.

Taper talk

Our couch, Clinton Hunter, from Race Pace coaching will be giving a talk to all our Magnolia members about how to tackle the subject of tapering.
When: 3 May 2017
Where: Magnolia Clubhouse 
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Cost: Free

Tuesday running groups

Rudolf van Wyk and Freddie du Plessis will host a running group every Tuesday from 17:15 from the club. Those interested in joining can meet them at the club house on Tuesdays. The route will vary between 8 and 10km. For more info contact Rudolf van Wyk.

Tuesday club 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 2 May 2017!!!
Time 18:00
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.

Dirk's Buzz

To find out more about Dirk's Comrades bus and accommodation you can contact Dirk Olivier on 082 787 5097 or email


Cryo Recovery Therapy

Altie Clark from Cryo Recovery is offering Magnolia members packages for Cryo Recovery Therapy at 15% discount.

For more information visit or contact Altie at 083 299 1356

Visit her at 881 Old Farm Road, Farm Office Park, Faerie Glen, Pretoria.
The first session is FREE!!!


Magnolia Long Run

The 15th Magnolia Long Run caters for all types of runners, either fast or slow to provide the flexibility of allowing the runner to determine their own distance. The route is a 15km loop that goes no further than 3km from the club at any time.

Thursday 27 April 2017 (Public holiday)

Time: 6:00
Place: Magnolia Clubhouse, 229 Middel street
Distance and cost:
15km - R50
30km - R70
45km - R90

Waterpoints will be hosted by Magnolia, Irene, Overkruin, Run-A-Way sport,  PVM and Natural Runner.
More information to follow. Book this date now!!!   
RocoMamas Brooklyn, next to the club, will give all runners 10% discount on their bill the day of the long run. You have to present your wristband to receive discount. Discount valid from 9:00-12:00 AM.


2017 Registration 

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

Registrations can only be done at the clubhouse on Tuesdays from 17:00 - 19:00
This year we also have the option of online registrations. Visit
Visit the website to download forms and procedures for registration

Magnolia members can take their 2017 license number to Run-A-Way sport and get 10% discount on a pair of shoes. 

Race reports and photos

Please send us your race stories and photos. We will upload it on the website.

Congratulations to the four masters who took the first four places at the Marakele half marathon over the weekend: 
Tinus Marais - 1st
Ronald Lagerwall - 2nd
Freddie du Plessis - 3rd
Ryk Visser - 4th


Running clothes

Running vests are sold at the club on Tuesdays from 17:00-19:00.
We have decided to release Run-A-Way sport from the burden of selling our Magnolia vests due to various reasons.

The new stock of running vests has arrived and will be at the club from next Tuesday 18 April.

Please contact Carmen van Niekerk should you have any queries regarding the clothing.
Visit the website to view our clothing range

Comrades shirts

Magnolia Comrades runners (including social members) can order their long sleeve shirts for R200 a shirt. You can also order supporter shirts. Follow the link to see sizes and what it will look like.

If you would like to place an order you can contact Carmen Muller (


You can pay via EFT to the following:
Magnolia Road Runners
Standard Bank
Acc No 012 187 429

Branch code 012 345
Reference: Your name + shirt

Please make sure to email your proof of payment to Carmen Muller at

Comrades Goodie bags

Last year the Comrades goodie bags were filled with amazing stuff received from our generous sponsors.
This year we would like to give another awesome goodie bag to our runners and thus we ask for your help to get that goodie bag full.

We welcome anything! Please contact Melinda Smal at should you be interested in donating anything for the goodie bag. You are also welcome to include your business branding on the goods.

We will need the items by Friday 19 May 2017.

ASA Race number rule

Please be aware of the following VERY IMPORTANT notice!!!

On the ASA License (both permanent and temporary) the provincial logo and the sponsor logo will be positioned at the top of the license with the number directly below. In races where race numbers will be used, the number will be positioned at the top of the license while the race sponsor and other related information as positioned below the number. 
Failure to do so will lead to disqualification. Please help your fellow runners to get this rule right.

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.

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.

Social media

Please visit us on
Join our Strava group
Join our Facebook page and stay up to date with the latest news and events.
You can also subscribe or unsubscribe to our newsletter.

Boot camp

With the road to Two Oceans and Comrades we want to assist our runners in all training disciplines. For those who host running groups and are willing to support more of our solo runners, please send us your details and what area you are running in, so we can add it to our newsletter.
There is a bootcamp session in Brooklyn on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 16:30 and 18:00. The trainer will assist with strength training for runners.
For more details please email Dewald at


Tarryn Dettmer is offering her services to all Magnolia Members. She will give sports massages every Tuesday at the club and Wednesdays at the coaching sessions. She chargers R150 for a 30 minute massage. If you would like to book a massage with her please contact her on 079 997 9083. 

Pilates cross training

Dorette Kasselman is a BASI trained pilates instructor offering her services to the Magnolia club members to strengthen their core.

She invites Magnolia members to book a free individual session with her.

She offers a group class for endurance athletes (limited space) starting on 5 April at 18:00 at Body Intellect - Mooikloof.

For more info contact Dorette on 082 642 4507

Trips and Tours

Loskop Marathon bus transport.
Bus transport available from PnP Hypermarket, Faerie Glen to Loskop Marathon, Middelburg.
Bus leaves at 03:00 on 22 April comes back after the race.
Cost: R1000 pp.
Contact Willie Hall 082 375 6174 or for more info.

Thank you

Thank you to Dirk Olivier for doing the club tent at the Irene Ultra marathon and the Ford 3-in-1 race. We really appreciate all the effort you put into providing our members with a club tent at all the races.

Thank you to Leslie Linstrom, Julie and Francios Joubert for doing the club run on 2 and 9 April respectively.

Contact us

Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323      

Club captain: Dewald Muller

Newsletter editor: Melinda Smal

Website: Noel Young


Clothing: Carmen van Niekerk

Social matters: Julie Munnik
Our mailing address is:

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