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Magnolia Newsletter #29              
        28 Sept 2016
Please note the newsletter will only be published every second week. 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. Business Challenge 1 October 2016
  4. Sunday runs
  5. Tuesday club social braai
  6. Club tent
  7. Magnolia Awards Evening/AGM
  8. Save the date - Saturday 12 November
  9. Tuesday runs
  10. Thursday Time Trials
  11. Running clothes
  12. Birthdays
  13. Registration
  14. New members
  15. Race information
  16. Race results
  17. Thank you
  18. Race reports & photos
  19. News
Please be considerate and respectful when you contact the above-mentioned people or any other committee member.
We have a NEW website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 29 Sept 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 1 Oct 6:00 National Business Challenge (Volunteers needed!!!!!!)
Sun 2 Oct 6:00 Sunday club run hosted by Noel & Melinda  (+/- 22km)
Tue 4 Oct 18:30 Club social braai (see below for more details)
Thur 6 Oct 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Fri 7 Oct 19:00 Wild dog night race - Pretoria Zoo 5/10km 
Sat 8 Oct 6:00 Chamberlain Capital Classic 5/10/21km
Sun 9 Oct 6:00 Sunday club run hosted by Leslie  (+/- 22km)
Thur 13 Oct 17:30 Time trial at Phobians
Sat 15 Oct 5:45 SABS Jacaranda City Challenge 5/10/21/42km
Sun 16 Oct 6:00 Sunday club run hosted by Dewald (+/- 22km)
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.

For the month of September 2016 we will award this to Etienne Jordaan. Etienne is a new member of Magnolia and has been very active in the running community. Etienne has recruited quite a number of new members for Magnolia and is a very energetic and motivated runner who always assists other fellow runners. He continuously promotes the club through social media.

We invite all Magnolians of the month to join us for the club braai on the first Tuesday of the month to celebrate this achievement. You are welcome to bring all you friends and family.
3. Business Challenge 1 October 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 Colin Billau  if you are interested in helping out.
4. Sunday runs
Date: 2 October 2016
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/-20-22km
Hosted by: Melinda & Noel

Date: 9 October 2016
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/- 20-22km
Hosted by: Leslie Linstrom

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 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.
5. 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 4 October 2016!!!
Time 18:30
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.
6. Clubtent
The next club tent will be at:
  • The Chamberlain Capital Classic Race on Saturday 8 October
  • The SABS Jacaranda City Challenge race on Saturday 15 October
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.
7. Magnolia Awards Evening/AGM
Your 2015/16 race achievements required
It is that time of the year when we need to start finalising your race achievements for the year. All race times between 1 Oct 2015 and 30th Sept 2016 will be eligible for our 2016 merit awards.

Have you run /walked any races and their results are not published on Race Results website, i.e.
Championship chip, Race Time, Pro Time, SA-Active, etc.?  
We also require races where you participated in National / Track / Cross Country events.

Please forward your race details to Noel Young by no
later than 10 Oct.

As a result we are in urgent need of 7 new trophies and any donated trophies will be much appreciated. 
8. Save the date -  Saturday 12 November
The Magnolia Awards/AGM function will be held on Saturday 12 November. Please save the date and join us for the function. More information to follow.
Please RSVP to for catering purposes before 7 November. You are welcome to bring your friends and family.
9. 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. 
Join us for a beer afterwards at 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.
10. Thursday Time Trials
Magnolia has joined 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 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.
Please visit the Phobians website to view results
11. Running clothes
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.
12. Birthdays
From all of us at Magnolia we would like to wish the following members a very happy birthday:
Jake Mojalefa 28 Sep
Sarie Eksteen 28 Sep
Mick Grewar 30 Sep
Linda Venn 30 Sep
Annika Germishuizen 01 Oct
Richard Breytenbach 02 Oct
Dirk Van Rooy 02 Oct
Elliot Mnisi 03 Oct
Kincaid Kotze 04 Oct
Liza Labuschagne 05 Oct
Anwer Mahomed 06 Oct
James Phillips 06 Oct
Zelda Shawe 06 Oct
Theresa Nagel 07 Oct
Claire Cornelissen 09 Oct
Elias Raphulu 09 Oct
Elaine Reyneke 09 Oct
Markus van Rensburg 09 Oct
Mandla Mahlangu 12 Oct
Gerhardt Smuts 12 Oct
13. Registration for 2016
New Magnolia registration procedure with effect from 4 April 2016
Please visit the website for the registration procedure:

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.
14. New members
We would like to welcome recently joined new Magnolia members (and social members) 

Monica Coetzee, Willem Coetzee

Please remember to provide us with all your correct details and information.
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. 
Magnolia results for the Value Logistics Addicted To Life (AGN) 21km race - 2016-09-10
8 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
90 E Uys F 50 Magnolia 01:55:21
91 D Gloeck M 60 Magnolia 01:55:22
95 D Unknown   40 Magnolia 01:55:35
135 J Schoombie M 30 Magnolia 01:59:53
134 E Jordaan M 30 Magnolia 01:59:53
155 B Frost F 30 Magnolia 02:02:51
392 T Reyneke M 40 Magnolia 02:29:43
443 J Bonnet M 40 Magnolia 02:38:03
Magnolia results for the Value Logistics Addicted To Life (AGN) 10km race - 2016-09-10
7 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
43 S Kgole M 30 Magnolia 00:52:26
91 C Jordaan F 40 Magnolia 00:59:41
148 T Pienaar M 60 Magnolia 01:04:40
169 M Hanekom F 20 Magnolia 01:06:21
286 R Jordaan M 40 Magnolia 01:15:45
401 S Blignaut F 40 Magnolia 01:26:58
533 S Moodley M 70 Magnolia 01:56:22
Magnolia results for the Discovery Jacaranda Spring Walk (Pta) 15km race - 2016-09-10
4 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
4 D Mark(runner) M 31 Magnolia 01:18:55
82 J Mostert F 46 Magnolia 01:56:08
574 M Mortimer F 41 Magnolia 02:36:41
745 F Du Plessis M 58 Magnolia 02:51:40
Magnolia results for the Lester Mills Tuks Night (AGN) 10km race - 2016-09-14
19 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
16 N Young M 32 Magnolia 00:39:17
45 S Muller M 30 Magnolia 00:42:45
59 C Janisch M 49 Magnolia 00:44:40
60 G Janisch F 18 Magnolia 00:44:52
66 M Smal F 33 Magnolia 00:45:11
100 D Mark M 31 Magnolia 00:47:46
149 D Gloeck M 60 Magnolia 00:51:17
156 E Kratz M 31 Magnolia 00:52:11
193 F Iturralde M 27 Magnolia 00:54:42
198 A Mahomed M 63 Magnolia 00:55:07
234 T Mbhlangu M 34 Magnolia 00:56:30
261 C Jordaan F 47 Magnolia 00:57:26
262 B Van Teichman F 47 Magnolia 00:57:27
332 E Reyneke F 44 Magnolia 01:01:16
333 T Reyneke M 44 Magnolia 01:01:17
359 T Pienaar M 65 Magnolia 01:03:17
434 M Smit F 39 Magnolia 01:08:20
478 L Willems F 48 Magnolia 01:12:17
501 E Du Toit F 49 Magnolia 01:15:21
Magnolia results for the Andrew Greyling (AGN) 21km race - 2016-09-17
30 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
23 R Titus M 32 Magnolia 01:26:54
116 L Begemann M 43 Magnolia 01:42:23
136 I Masango M 35 Magnolia 01:44:59
139 P Hundermark M 38 Magnolia 01:45:10
213 H Moen M 26 Magnolia 01:51:02
229   Ronald F 55 Magnolia 01:52:03
243 C Aucoin F 28 Magnolia 01:53:44
245 D Moonasar M 46 Magnolia 01:53:45
266 R V Niekerk F 55 Magnolia 01:55:13
294 J Gauldie F 35 Magnolia 01:56:31
311 M Marais F 47 Magnolia 01:57:17
312 T Marais M 51 Magnolia 01:57:19
324 L Lindstrom M 56 Magnolia 01:57:41
351 L Wittstock M 32 Magnolia 01:59:18
379 F Du Plessis M 58 Magnolia 02:00:26
387 C De Beer M 34 Magnolia 02:00:44
501 P Thomas M 41 Magnolia 02:06:28
636 W Louw M 32 Magnolia 02:13:57
637 C Macdougal M 45 Magnolia 02:13:58
699 A Mahomed M 63 Magnolia 02:17:16
742 M Chindine F 44 Magnolia 02:18:49
751 J Wiehahn M 48 Magnolia 02:19:29
769 L Stevenson F 40 Magnolia 02:20:48
822 T Pienaar M 65 Magnolia 02:23:04
843 E Labbe F 40 Magnolia 02:24:28
892 C Smith F 43 Magnolia 02:28:55
919 M V Rensburg M 18 Magnolia 02:30:32
924 E Reyneke F 44 Magnolia 02:30:53
979 J Bonnet M 44 Magnolia 02:35:57
1063 E Robinson F 61 Magnolia 02:50:30
Magnolia results for the Andrew Greyling (AGN) 10km race - 2016-09-17
16 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
89 J Nel M 31 Magnolia 00:47:44
110 L Nel M 28 Magnolia 00:49:00
151 I Lagerwall F 54 Magnolia 00:51:14
419 C Jordaan F 47 Magnolia 01:00:31
436 C Crouse M 56 Magnolia 01:00:50
468 J Radel F 35 Magnolia 01:01:44
510 F Iturralde M 27 Magnolia 01:02:44
675 P Thomson M 54 Magnolia 01:07:14
737 M Mcrtryr F 40 Magnolia 01:08:34
738 J Theron M 60 Magnolia 01:08:44
878 G Kruger M 34 Magnolia 01:12:09
1011 M Grobler F 50 Magnolia 01:17:19
1016 E Oosthuizen F 52 Magnolia 01:17:32
1026 L Willemse F 48 Magnolia 01:17:58
1056 E Du Toit F 49 Magnolia 01:19:04
1326 E Mason F 60 Magnolia 01:34:59
Magnolia results for the Sasfin Gerald Fox (CGA) 21km race - 2016-09-18
1 club finishers
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
1335 T Pienaar M 65 Magnolia 02:29:09
17. Thank you
  • Thank you to Dirk Olivier for doing the clubtent at the Clover Irene Spring run. 
  • Thank you to Danka and Pierre for doing the Sunday run on 18 September. 
18. Race reports and photos
Please send us some Magnolia related pictures and any inspiring personal race reports for the photo corner.
If you are active on Strava, join the Magnolia Road Runners group.
Strava is a great application to keep track of your times, kilometers and other nifty statistics.
19. News
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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