6 April 2021

We are pleased to present the April edition of the Magnolia newsletter. Make sure you read through all the articles, as we communicate some exciting news and developments.

Enjoy the read!

In this edition
  1. Introducing the 10km Club Challenge
  2. Breaking News - RacePace Coaching
  3. Magnolian of the Month - February and March
  4. Sunday Club Runs - Time Change
  5. Social Braai
  6. In Memoriam
  7. Club Information
Magnolia members and their families and friends are invited to join the 10 km Club Challenge starting on Saturday, 17 April at 7:00.
The Magnolia Quality Coaching Sessions with Clinton Hunter from RacePace Coaching is continuing this year and Clinton has added another time slot for you to join!

When: Wednesdays
Where: Harlequins Cricket Field (where the Sunrise Monster Race finishes)
Time: 16:30/17:00 (you can slot in with any group)

When: Tuesdays
Where: The grass athletics track at LC de ViIlliers Sports Grounds (where the Bestmed TUKS race takes place)
Time: 6:00 (bright and early in the morning)
For further information and instructions on how to join read about RacePace Coaching on our website,
These coaching sessions are for old, young, slow and fast.

The group training sessions can be attended free of charge by all our paid-up members and members from other clubs that joined Magnolia as social members.
The vehicle assisted Sunday Club Runs are back!

Time: Please note - from 11 April the runs will start at 6:30
Distance: Anything between 12 and 15 km
Cost: R20

The Club will provide water and Energade, please bring your own bottle / cup, as we will not make use of the numbered cup system for Covid hygiene reasons.

We need volunteers to host the Sunday runs. If you can help, please contact Gert Henning on 076 119 2939
The next social braai will be on Wednesday, 7 Arpil, 18:00 at the club house. Bring your meat, salads, snacks and friends. We provide the fires. Cash bar will be available.

See you there!
February - Andries Msiza

Our Magnolian of the Month for February is Andries Msiza. Andries is the friendly face you usually see in the club house parking area when you arrive for a Sunday run or any other club activity. He makes sure our cars are safe and will even clean it for you if you ask him. During the time when there were no Sunday runs due to Covid, Andries was always willing to open the club house for those who wanted to do a run from the club.

These are just some of the many things Andries does at the club, and he is always willing to help with a smile! Thanks so much Andries, you're a star!!
March - Peter Purchase

All runners are crazy, but some are a little crazier than others. One of them is our Magnolian of the Month for March – Peter Purchase.
In March Peter completed the Race to Cradock, a 583 km mountain bike race… however, he RAN it. Same route as the bikes, 8 300 m elevation and 8 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes later, Peter claimed his body was shattered and his soul restored!
Well done Peter!! This is an amazing achievement!

Rest in Peace Phillip du Toit

We were sad to learn of the passing of Phillip du Toit, a well-known and beloved member of the Pretoria running community.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Phillip's family and friends!

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  1. Registration and fees
  2. Clothing
  3. Club contact information
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  5. Join us on Strava
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