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Magnolia Newsletter #12                           
       23 March 2016
Please note there will be no newsletter next week Wednesday 30 March.
Charl Crouse
082 900 1323                          

Club captain:
Dewald Muller

Newsletter editor: 
Melinda Smal

Noel Young

Magda Grobler

Carmen van Niekerk
  1. Upcoming events
  2. Registration 
  3. Running vests
  4. Comrades shirts and supporter shirts
  5. Sunday runs
  6. Easter weekend Klapperkop sessions
  7. Time trials & Tuesday runs
  8. Tuesday social club braai
  9. Magnolia Long Run
  10. New members
  11. Birthdays
  12. Website
  13. Club tents
  14. Loskop weekend
  15. Race information
  16. Race results
  17. Thank you
  18. Race reports & photos
  19. Did you know
  20. News
Please be considerate and respectful when you contact the above-mentioned people or any other committee member.
1. Upcoming events
Date Time Event
Sat 26 March 05:30 Pta Bobbies W/Boom Junction 3 in 1
Sun 27 March - NO SUNDAY RUN
Mon 28 March 07:00 Lynnridge Mall Family Day Run/Walk 6km/11.2km/22.6km
Sat 2 April 06:00 Denel Road Race 21/10/5km
Sun 3 April 06:00 Sunday run hosted by Jaco and Nadine (25km)
Sat 9 April 06:00 Ford 3 in 1 21/10/5km
Sun 10 April 06:00 Sunday run hosted by Piet Visser (25km)
Good luck to all Magnolia members taking part in the 2016 Two Oceans Races this weekend. We hope you all have an enjoyable and memorable race.
2. 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: 
  • 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.

Current registration procedure 
  • Registrations can either be done at the clubhouse on Tuesdays from 17:30 to 18:30 OR at Run-A-Way Sport in Lynnwood (012 – 361 3733). 
  • 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
1st Adult member
2nd Adult (family)
Junior (under 18)
Senior (under 25)
Great Grand Master (70+)
Social member (no AGN race number)/ Friends of Magnolia (Belong to another club)
3. Running vests
Running vests are available at the club. We will be ordering new stock soon and will let you know when it arrives. 
Running vest (male and female) - R190
Cyclist vest with zip - R230

Please contact
Carmen van Niekerk should you have any queries regarding the clothing.
VERY IMPORTANT!! Please make sure that you wear both your 2016 AGN license numbers on the front and back of your vest. Runners who do not adhere to this rule will be disqualified from races. Also refrain from using earphones as this is also against ASA rules.
4. Comrades shirts and supporter shirts
A special Magnolia Comrades long sleeve shirt will be provided to all our Comrades runners. In order for us to start with the design and orders we would like people to give us an indication of whether they would like a Comrades shirt or not. You can place your order with Carmen van Niekerk

We are also going to make Comrades supporters shirts for your supporters next to the road on the big day which you will be able to buy. If you are interested in buying a supporter shirt please send it along with your order for the Comrades shirt to Carmen van Niekerk.

In your e-mail state your name, Comrades shirt (yes/no), supporter shirt (amount).

This in not a final order and merely an initiative to give us an indication of interest. Further details and information regarding the shirts will be given in due course.
5. Sunday runs
Please note there will be no Sunday club run this Sunday 27 March due to the Easter Weekend.
The next Sunday club run will be hosted on Sunday 3 April hosted by Jaco and Nadine Engelbrecht. 
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 Rudolf.vanWyk@aecom (082 054 8586) if you are interested in doing a Sunday run.
6. Easter weekend Klapperkop Sessions
All those runners who will not be doing Two Oceans and are interested in doing a training session over the long weekend can contact our club captain Dewald Muller on 071 528 9614. Tentative arrangements will be a 6:00 start on Friday and Saturday from the club house (to secure safe parking) to do a Klapperkop training session but will be confirmed closer to the time on Facebook. Contact Dewald should you wish to join this group.
7. 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.

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).

For the time trial calendar please visit the following link:
Please contact Rudolf van Wyk should you have any further queries.

8km runners 10/03/2016
Place Name Club    Bib No       Gender    Total Time

8km walkers 10/03/2016
Results not final

4km runners 10/03/2016
Place Name Club    Bib No       Gender    Total Time
3 JAN HUGO      PHOBIANS 101 M 26:24
4km walkers 10/03/2016
Results not final
Please visit the Phobians website to view results
8. Tuesdays social club braai
Every first Tuesday of the month Magnolia hosts a very informal social club braai. You are welcome to bring your meat and snacks and the rest of the family for a braai. We provide the fires. Everyone is welcome!!
Our next braai is 5 April 2016!!!
Time 18:30
Cash bar available
9. Magnolia Long Run
MAGNOLIA will be hosting our 14th long run on 24 April 2016 through the shaded and quiet streets of Brooklyn and Groenkloof. To cater for all types of runners, either fast or slow and to provide the flexibility of allowing the runner to determine their own distance, the route is a 15 km loop that goes no further than 3 km from the club at any time.

Our Long Run offers you the following:
  • Determine your own distance from 15 to 45. The nature of the course will allow for incomplete laps.
  • Ideally placed 5 weeks before Comrades.
  • 5 fixed water points on route stocked with Coke, Powerade/Energade, water and snacks.
  • There will also be a sweep vehicle to identify the last runner or to provide aid to anybody wanting a lift back to the club.
  • Drop off warm or wet clothing at the clubhouse after the first lap.
  • Collect your own special drink from your car as the run progresses.
  • Run on quiet shaded streets with very little traffic.
  • No big hills and relatively flat.
  • Shower facilities will be available afterwards.
  • Parking and guards – but parking still at your own risk
  • Remember this is an organised long training run and is not a race. No medals will be issued.
Cost per person, as this is a non-sponsored event: Magnolia buys the drinks for all 5 points as well as snacks for 2 water points, arrange car guards, and gives an amount to each of the 3 helping clubs/sport store to cover some of their (snacks) costs of the day.

3 laps, 45 km – R 80
2 laps, 30 km – R 60
lap, 15 km – R 40 (Walkers welcome)

Start 6:00 from the Magnolia Clubhouse, c/o Middel & Dey streets, the white building next to Mimmos/ Crawdaddies/Shell Petrol garage. 2 Blocks from the Brooklyn Circle/Shopping Centre. GPS co-ordinates: S25 46.321 E28 13.816
10. New members
We would like to welcome all the new members (including social members) who joined Magnolia in 2016.

Please remember to provide us with all your correct details and information.
11. Birthdays
From all of us at Magnolia we would like to wish the following members a very happy birthday:
Natasha Louw 25 Mar
Rudolf van Wyk 26 Mar
Wayne Katzin 28 Mar
Deon Verster 28 Mar
Clifford Sibanyoni 29 Mar
Antonie Bam 30 Mar
Jeanne-Mari Gauldie 30 Mar
Maria Theron 30 Mar
Jaco Engelbrecht 31 Mar
Marinda Marais 31 Mar
Theo Pienaar 02 Apr
Karen Luderitz 03 Apr
Mzanjiwa Chindime 04 Apr
Tinus Marais 04 Apr
Gerhard Wolmarans 06 Apr
Ian Fyshe 06 Apr
12. Website
Please go have a look at our Magnolia website 
Please send us some suggestions of what you would like to see on there. If you have any proposals please
send it to

lso remember to visit our Facebook Page and share your Magnolia moments here with the rest of the group. 
13. Clubtent
The next club tent will be at the Pta Bobbies W/Boom Junction race on Saturday 26 March and at the Lynnridge Mall Family Day Run/Walk on Monday 28 March 2016. 

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

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. 
14. Loskop weekend
Magnolia has made a reservation for 1 stand (8 people) at Loskop. There are still openings for 6 people to camp.
The cost for the weekend is R360 per person, irrespective of whether you stay 1 or 2 nights.

Those who are interested please contact Dirk Olivier 082 787 5097 to book your spot.
15. Race Information
16. 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. 
Tzaneen Aida Tuffy 4 In 1 (LIMA) 21km race - 2016-03-05    
2 club finishers          
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
35 M Marais F 46 Magnolia 02:06:15
36 T Marais M 50 Magnolia 02:06:18
Old Mutual Om Die Dam (NWN) 10Km race - 2016-03-12    
6 club finishers          
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
255   Wijnands M 49 Magnolia 00:57:06
257 G Olivier M 15 Magnolia 00:57:15
993 J Masha M 66 Magnolia 01:14:20
1337 M Mokgohloa F   Magnolia 01:23:02
1714 D Olivier M 53 Magnolia 01:33:31
2018 I Louw F 57 Magnolia 01:42:26
Sarens Edenvale 21 km (Edenvale - 13/03/2016)      
Place Race No Name Time Club  
1 4KKDCVW Theo Pienaar 02:26:42 MAGNOLIA 
2 2RKD13V Tobie Reyneke 03:11:20 MAGNOLIA 
Sarens Edenvale Marathon (Edenvale - 13/03/2016)       
Place Race No Name Time Club  
1 925 Dieter Gloeck 04:07:29 MAGNOLIA
2 959 Carin Hoffman 04:29:12 MAGNOLIA
3 1302 Patrick Thomas 04:42:29 MAGNOLIA
4 898 Janeen De Klerk 05:16:35 MAGNOLIA
17. Thank you
  • Thank you to Dirk and Gerrit Olivier for the club tent at the Budget race on Saturday 19 March and at the Right to Run race on Monday 21 March. 
  • Thank you to Noel and Melinda for doing the Sunday run on 20 March. There were 56 runners.
18. Race reports and photos
Please send us some Magnolia related pictures and any inspiring personal race reports for the photo corner.
Well done to Judas Ntuli - 2nd male overall at Longtom ultra 55km!!!
19. Did you know???
In 1989 Magnolia had 214 Comrades finishers of which 1 was a gold medal and 19 silver.

Please feel free to share any Magnolia memories from "back-in-the-day" with us.
20. News
Loskop 50km entry wanted

Anyone with a Loskop 50km entry who is not able to run anymore can contact Sonette Nell 0822695584

Lift needed for Two Oceans
One of our fellow runners are in need of a lift for Two Oceans. He has accommodation but can't afford transport. We are reaching out to our fellow runners for assistance with a possible lift opportunity.
If you are able to provide a lift opportunity, please contact Silas on 071 285 2422.
For more info on Dirk's Buzz, visit our website
Willie Hall Sport Tours 2016

Comrades Marathon Bus Tour
27th May to 30th May 2016

* * *
Price R2 300 pp. sharing
Price includes: Return bus trip, 3 nights' accommodation, and one meal voucher, transport to start of Comrades Marathon and return to flats after the finish. Visit Comrades House, Pietermaritzburg and Durban Expo to register
** Departure: Atterbury Retail Park, Pretoria via Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park**
* * *

2016 Comrades Marathon Bus Tour Long weekend
26th to 30th May 2016

* * *
Price R2 600 pp. sharing
Price includes: Return bus trip, 4 nights' accommodation, and one meal voucher, transport to start of Comrades Marathon and return to flats after the finish. Visit Comrades House, Pietermaritzburg and Durban Expo to register. Price excludes: Friday’s sightseeing in Durban, boat cruise, Marine World & Moses Mabhiba Stadium.
** Departure: Atterbury Retail Park, Pretoria via Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park **
* * *

2016 Loskop Marathon Bus Trip Only 50 km race
16th April 2016

* * *
Price R600 pp.
Price includes: Return bus trip, drop athletes at start in Middelburg and take supporters to finish at Loskop Dam. Return to Pretoria.
** Departure from Atterbury Pick n Pay Hypermarket, Pretoria **
* * *

2016 Long Tom Marathon Bus Trip
18th March 2016

* * *
Price R1 700 pp.
Price includes: Return bus trip, registration in Sabie, 1 night accommodation with dinner & Breakfast, drop athletes at start in Sabie Dam. Return to Pretoria.
** Departure from Atterbury Retail Park, Pretoria via Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park **
* * *

2016 Arthur Creswell Marathon Trip
8th to 9th April 2016

* * *
Price R1000 pp sharing
Price includes: Return bus trip, Friday accommodation near Bergville & supper, drop athletes at start in Bergville and go to finish at Ladysmith. Return to Pretoria.
** Departure: Atterbury Retail Park, Pretoria via Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park **

Do not delay your booking. Contact Willie Hall today. Cell phone number: 082 375 6174: E-mail: We also host a variety other holiday bus tours and sport tours

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