Magnolia Newsletter (#66)  (November 2019)
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Upcoming events in November/December 2019
23 November Voortrekker Monument 5km, 10km and 21km
24 November 2019 Magnolia Club runs starting 06h00
27 November 2019 Magnolia Quality Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
30 November 2019 Run for Bibles 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km
1 December 2019 Magnolia Club runs starting 06h00
3 December 2019 First Tuesday of the month Social Braai
4 December 2019 Magnolia Quality Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
7 December 2019 Skosana Road Race Street mile,5 km and 10km
8 December 2019 Magnolia Christmas Charity Run
11 December 2019 Magnolia Quality Coaching @ Harlequins 16:30/17:00
14 December 2019 The Combat Run 5km, 6km, 10km, 12km and 21km
16 December 2019 Pheli Run/Walk & Ride 5+10km run and 30km cycling
Thank You


Thank you to Gert Henning, our new club Captain and Estelle Jansen van Vuuren, a new committee member, for hosting the club run on 10 November 2019

Thank you to the 80's squad for a colourful club run hosted on 17 November 2019
(Johan, Melinda, Noel, Chrizelda and Riaan) 

Dear Magnolia members and friends

It is nearly time for the annual Magnolia charity run on 8 December 2019!!

Unfortunately I cannot be there but Elzette Myburgh and Magda Grobler together with some other none running friends Caroline Williamson and Adele Visser will keep the tradition going The run takes place from the Faerie Glen Virgin Active Gym in 2 Haymeadow Crescent, The Boardwalk Lakeside, Pretoria.

It is an out-and-back of maximum 15km with a shorter option as well. Walkers start at 05:45 and runners start at 06:00. Come dressed looking festive!!!
Breakfast served on the lawn afterwards. Park at the gym grounds (there are security guards). We are just waiting permission from Virgin Active to use their facilities – you will need your gym card or ID for easy access.

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

First Tuesday 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 3 December 2019!!!

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


2020 Magnolia Registration

A newsletter will be published with the 2020 registration process, fees and number collection, as soon as the AGN licensing information is available 


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.


Club Tent

Look out for the bright blue club tent on:
  • 23 November Voortrekker Monument 5km, 10km and 21km
  • 30 November 2019 Run for Bibles 5km, 10km, 21km and 42km
  • 7 Desember 2019 Skosana Road Race Street mile,5 km and 10km
  • 14 Desember 2019 The Combat Run 5km, 6km, 10km, 12km and 21km
  • 16 Desember 2019 Pheli Run/Walk & Ride 5+10km run and 30km cycling

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.

Beers R15   and Ciders for R20

(On races < 21.1km  Beers/Ciders R10)

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


For races longer than 21km where alcoholic beverages were served at no cost in the past this arrangement will be replaced by a new arrangement with immediate effect. In future our members will have to pay a basic cost of R 10 per alcoholic beverage consumed at raced exceeding 21km’s.
The arrangement for races of 21km or less where members paid market related prices for alcoholic drinks is not affected by the new arrangement. This new arrangement is purely introduced as a cost saving measure. All other refreshments and soft drinks at our club tents will continue to be available at no cost to our members visiting our tent.

Sunday Runs

The Magnolia Club run start at 06:00.

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


24 November 2019
1 December 2019
8 December 2019 - NO CLUB RUN. See Christmas run in upcoming events

Magnolia Club house, 229 Middel Street

Distance             18km - 20km
Cost                    R20

ALL RUNNERS WELCOME!! The Sunday runs are not just for Magnolia members but for the whole running community.

Volunteers are needed for the vehicle support runs. Write your name on the board in the clubhouse, if you want to give back to the community 

Running Clothes

Running vests are sold at the club house on Tuesdays 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.



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Race Information

  You can also download the following running mobile application for free


Contact Us

Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323      

Club Captain: Gert Henning 

Vice-Club Captain: Freddie du Plessis

Newsletter editor: Hannes Nel

Website and statistician: Noel Young


To be announced in next newsletter

Social matters:
To be announced in next newsletter


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

(The races where Magnolia was represented in numbers like Comrades, Oceans, Om-die-dam and Loskop were counted)

               Faranani Summer Challenge (AGN) 10km race - 2019-11-09

                                             7 club finishers

Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
130 K Niemand M 54 00:58:49
165 F Van Dyk M 74 01:01:36
214 E Van Der Merwe F 53 01:05:09
234 D Gloeck   63 01:06:13
302 Z Blad F 52 01:10:44
402 E Robinson F 64 01:19:11
461 B Vermeulen M 58 01:26:17
Faranani Summer Challenge (AGN) 21km race - 2019-11-09
12 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Finish Time
86 N Stone F 34 01:52:34
102 T Fourie F 27 01:57:01
112 V Sidler F 37 01:57:53
170 N Shelver M 54 02:07:21
198 W Burger M 49 02:11:32
201 A Mahomed M 66 02:11:46
257   Unknown M 47 02:21:34
259 J Black M 53 02:22:09
279 C Billau M 62 02:26:10
352 T Pienaar M 68 02:39:48
388 I Redelinghuys F 52 03:02:53
392 S Jacobs M 75 03:06:21


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