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Magnolia Newsletter #16                         
       27 April 2016
Charl Crouse
082 900 1323                          

Club captain:
Dewald Muller

Newsletter editor: 
Melinda Smal

Noel Young

Magda Grobler

Carmen van Niekerk
  1. Upcoming events
  2. Comrades, supporter and kiddies shirts
  3. Comrades Goodie bags
  4. Registration
  5. Ethical road running 
  6. #RunClean Campaign
  7. AGN Matters
  8. Running vests
  9. Sunday runs
  10. Time trials & Tuesday runs
  11. Tuesday social club braai
  12. New members
  13. Birthdays
  14. Website
  15. Club tents
  16. Race information
  17. Race results
  18. Thank you
  19. Race reports & photos
  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 30 April 5:45 Solomon Mahlangu, Moretele Stadium 5/10/21km
Sun 1 May 6:30 Sunday run hosted by Ericka L'Abbe (+/-25km)
Mon 2 May 6:30/6:45/7:00 MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon 5/10/21/42km
Mon 2 May Deadline Submit all Comrades qualifying details
Sat 7 May  6:30 Jackie Meckler
Sun 8 May  6:30 Sunday run hosted by Nic Rowse (+/-20km)
Sat 14 May 6:45 The Love Run 5/10/21km (League Race)
Sun 15 May  6:30 Sunday run hosted by Esti deVries and Mia vd Linde (+/-20km)
Sat 21 May 7:00 Race of Hope (The Grove Mall) (5/10/21km)
Sun 22 May 6:30 Chairman's run and captain's braai
Sun 22 May 18:00 Comrades Church Service NG Valleisig
2. Comrades shirts,supporter shirts and kiddies shirts
Please note: Orders will only be placed once a proof of payment has been received

Comrades Runners shirt

Magnolia Comrades runners (including social members) can order their long sleeve shirts for R100 a shirt. (The club sponsors R150 per shirt). Find below a sizing chart to check your size and place your order with Carmen van Niekerk

Comrades Supporters Shirt
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 for R100 a shirt. If you are interested in buying a supporter shirt please send it along with your order for the Comrades shirt to Carmen van Niekerk.
View sizing chart below for sizes.

Magnolia Kiddies shirts
We also decided to make a kiddies shirt for all the Magnolia kiddies for any occasion. Those of you interested in buying a kiddies shirt can do so at R80 a shirt.
View the sizing chart below for sizes.
Place your order with Carmen van Niekerk
Size and amount ordered will need to be confirmed with payment.
You can 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 + Comshirt/Kidsshirt/Supshirt

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.
All orders for all shirts must be finalised before 29 April!!!!
Half chest refers to "underarm to underarm" measurement.
3. Comrades Goodie bags
We decided this year to spoil our Comrades runners with a goodie bag with some nice treats. If there are any members willing to assist with some sponsors for the goodie bag, you can contact Carmen van Niekerk or Melinda Smal.
We will accept anything from toffees to pens, as we want to fill up this goodie bag as much as possible.

We have some spot prizes up for grabs that we will give away at our Captains braai on 22 May.
These offers were sponsored by Goller&Kok Physiotherapy in Menlo Park.
The prizes include:
Five Comrades Rub Downs up for grabs!!!!
Stand a chance to get a sponsored 45 minute rub down for tired Comrades legs.
Offer valid for two weeks after Comrades only!!
4. 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: 
  • Registrations can still be done at the clubhouse on Tuesdays from 17:30 to 18:30 but no more registrations will be done at Run-A-Way Sport (only arranged number collections)
  • 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.
  • 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)
5. Ethical road running
  • The club encourages members to obey the ASA rules and not to pirate run or run with only one 2016 AGN license number. License numbers must be worn both front and back.
  • We also encourage runners/walkers to refrain from using headphones or other listening devices. In the event of an accident you won't be covered by the insurance taken out by AGN. 
  • We also encourage runners to wear royal blue/navy/black shorts and skirts that will match the club's running vests. This is not a written rule especially since royal blue is not an easy colour for running gear but as far as uniformity of the club is concerned, we would like to motivate club members to try stick to the club colours.
  • When substituting for races, members are encouraged to do their substitutions officially especially when an electronic timing system is used. If the race pamphlet prohibits substitutions they should refrain from doing so.
6. #RunClean Campaign
Running events, being it road running, trail running or triathlons have significantly increased in the size of its participants. The industry is booming and are catering for all. Modern Athlete embarked on a #RunClean campaign where runners are reminded and encouraged to stay clear from littering on the race routes. This is an admirable initiative, especially seeing that road races makes its way through almost every suburb. From an environmental legal point of view, should our runners not run clean, regulations may be put in place where water sachets would not be distributed on road races. Runners should then carry their own water, or drink out of cups. This would have a detrimental effect on race times as many runners need to “grab and go” to run good times.

As Magnolians, let us encourage each other to follow this initiative and set an example as a club that #runclean. Therefore, the next time you lace-up and chase that personal best, remember, #RunClean.
7. AGN Matters
1. AGN Courses
AGN will be offering two courses namely, a Coaches course and a Technical Officials course for walkers. Members who are interested are encouraged to do these courses. Dates will be confirmed. Please look on the website for details.

2. AGN League races
AGN requires all walkers/runners to please fill in their league race numbers correctly. For every field not entered on the race bib, a league point will be deducted. Make sure you fill in your name, surname, age, license number, gender and province (AGN). If you are unsure about these please, contact us for assistance. See example below.
8. Running vests and caps
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.
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.
9. Sunday runs
Please note that club runs will start at 6:30 from 1 May 2016
Date: 1 May 2016
Time: 6:30
Distance: +/-24km
Hosted by: Ericka L'Abbe
Cost: R15 per runner to cover costs of drinks and snacks.
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.
10. 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.
Please visit the Phobians website to view results
11. 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 3 May 2016!!!
Time 18:30
Cash bar available
12. 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.
13. Birthdays
From all of us at Magnolia we would like to wish the following members a very happy birthday:
Dirk Lourens 30 April
Ronald Lagerwall 01 May
Anton Swanepoel 01 May
Sunet Eybers 02 May
Odette Grotepass 02 May
Nompumelelo Hlela 03 May
Elizabeth Van der Merwe 03 May
Simon Mantswane 03 May
Gerda Cilliers 03 May
Yvonne Brenner 04 May
Marian East 04 May
14. 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. 
15. Clubtent
The next club tent will be at the Wally Hayward race on Monday 2 May. There will be no tent at the Solomon Mahlangu race.

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. 
16. Race Information
17. 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. 
Loskop 50km 2016-04-16 (corrected)        
Overall Race# Name Surname Gender Cat Time
10 4157 JUDAS NTULI male veteran 3:08:00
175 6386 ANDRIES NIENABER male senior 3:55:56
187 5218 JACO WILKINSON male senior 3:57:08
225 5741 CONRAD WATT male senior 4:02:01
436 4309 MIRILENE SWANEPOEL female senior 4:23:36
536 5413 JANNIE GROBLER male master 4:30:09
562 6257 STEFAN SWART male senior 4:31:40
587 7289 GERT PELSER male master 4:33:51
623 563 ELIZE UYS female master 4:35:37
695 4609 KARIN BOEGMAN female veteran 4:40:27
749 6658 VANESSA FOURIE female veteran 4:42:55
811 6783 LOUIS VAN ANTWERP male master 4:45:45
820 5220 NAOMI WILKINSON female senior 4:45:59
855 6652 JEANNY-LEE MATTHEE female senior 4:47:43
871 5465 MELINDA SMAL female senior 4:48:04
1057 5997 LYNETTE BADENHORST female veteran 4:56:39
1058 5079 DANKA ERASMUS female senior 4:56:41
1090 6112 RENATE VAN NIEKERK female master 4:57:02
1141 6280 DIRK VAN ROOY male senior 4:58:40
1152 4638 ETIENNE JORDAAN male senior 4:59:05
1155 4766 CHARL DE BEER male senior 4:59:13
1162 6646 SIAS CONRADIE male master 4:59:24
1215 4562 ADELE COETZEE female veteran 5:02:43
1216 6829 BEATE VON TEICHMAN female veteran 5:02:43
1254 4012 ANTONIE BAM male senior 5:04:37
1273 5489 HENDA LOOTS female veteran 5:05:36
1528 5158 ANNALIE DU PREEZ female veteran 5:18:05
1569 7206 EUGENE LOMBARD male master 5:20:23
1578 6051 DIHAN PIETERSE male senior 5:20:40
1661 5253 TANIA SHAWE female master 5:24:49
1744 4982 JULIANA MUNNIK female veteran 5:27:32
1745 6611 WEAN MARAIS male veteran 5:27:43
1771 5006 PETER PURCHASE male veteran 5:28:20
1772 6147 DEVANAND MOONASAR male veteran 5:28:20
1805 5426 DEWALD MULLER male senior 5:29:30
1806 5547 STEFAN MULLER male senior 5:29:30
1921 4476 ETIENNE SENEKAL male veteran 5:34:20
1928 932 CHARL CROUSE male master 5:34:42
2007 5521 LIZL VAN HEERDEN female veteran 5:38:14
2075 5745 JANEANE POTGIETER female senior 5:41:36
2127 5289 ERICKA NOELLE L'ABBE female veteran 5:43:08
2163 5895 ANINE SCHUTTE female senior 5:44:25
2196 6217 LOUIS J VAN WYNGAARD male veteran 5:45:54
2198 6492 JEANNE-MARI GAULDIE female senior 5:45:55
2328 5654 TOBIE REYNEKE male veteran 5:51:21
2432 5791 ESTI VAN WYK DE VRIES female senior 5:54:14
2473 6765 7011095170080 ABEL male veteran 5:55:03
2550 4615 MARNO VAN DER MEULEN male grand-master 5:57:57
2605 5945 ALBIE LOMBARD male master 6:00:40
2694 6584 NELKA CILLIERS female senior 6:05:44
2898 6948 JOHANN EBERSOHN male veteran 6:20:30
2917 6709 IAN POTGIETER male senior 6:22:31
2918 6195 GERHARD VANSTADEN male senior 6:22:32
2966 1333 WANDA LENNOX female master 6:26:59
Pick N Pay Soshanguve (AGN) 21km race - 2016-04-16      
5 club finishers          
Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
30 L Seroka M 30 Magnolia 1:35:09
42 S Sibanyoni M 27 Magnolia 1:40:47
49 L Begemann M 43 Magnolia 1:43:07
131 A M,ahomed M 62 Magnolia 2:06:28
192 C Jordaan F 47 Magnolia 2:20:21
18. Thank you
  • Thank you to each runner and walker who took part in our 14th Magnolia long run. There were 542 runners at the Magnolia long run and we contribute the success of this run to each person throwing in their weight and willingness to help.
  • Thank you to Charl and each Magnolia Committee member for all their hard work at the Magnolia Long run on 24 April.
  • Thank you to Eliz-mari Vermeulen, Carmen van Niekerk, Henda Loots, Charlotte Muller, Julie Niemand Munnik, Mia van der Linde, Jeanne-Mari Gauldi, Esti de Vries, Ina Lagerwall, Tania Reid and Lynette Badenhorst for helping out at the entries.
  • Thank you to Overkruin, Irene and Run-A-Way sport for their amazing water points. You treated us with an amazing food festival and drinks.
  • Thank you to Magda Grobler for her water point and her helpers: Jan & Jeanette Labuschagne, Kobie Jooste, Juanita and AC.
  • Thank you to Glen Frost for manning another water point with Bianca Frost, Kobus Shawe, Tinus Marais, Conrad, Perla, Omo, Luke, Rachel and Sarah.
  • A big thank you to everyone helping out at the long run and dedicating your morning to serve the runners. Thank you to Dave Wallace, Herbert Zemann, Isaac Masango for helping at the clubhouse with the setup and the route.
  • Thank you to Dirk Olivier for manning the bar.
  • Thank you to Ronald Lagerwall for being the photographer.
19. Race reports and photos
Please send us some Magnolia related pictures and any inspiring personal race reports for the photo corner.
A special word from Douw Prinsloo and Steve O'Brien
20. News
All entrants must comply with the Comrades Marathon qualifying criteria. If you do not supply qualifying details with your entry, you must submit your club name, license number and qualifying details by no later than 2 May 2016. This can be done either by email or contacting the CMA office. Qualifying details will not be accepted at registration. Failure to meet the qualifying criteria will result in your entry being rejected. No seeding upgrades will be accepted after2 May 2016 and particularly at registration. Therefore, please note that you will not be able to participate and your details will be removed from our database, which means that you will not receive a goodie bag or runners t-shirt. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL REFUNDS BE MADE.
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.
For more info on Dirk's Buzz, visit our website
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event takes place on the 17th and 18th of September 2016 and consists of 2 Trail Runs (22km & 12km), a Fun Run (4.2km), a PEACE Run (10km) and a City Marathon (42.2km). The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon strives to be Africa’s ICONIC City Marathon, a City marathon that in time will take its rightful place as one of the worlds “must run” City Marathons.

Magnolia can enter as a club and the first 4500 marathon on-line entries received along with ALL CLUB GROUP ENTRIES (marathon only) received prior to 31st July 2016 will receive a FREE MOBII CHIP to the value of R110, courtesy of SANLAM.

For more info visit

All those interested to enter can contact Noel Young.

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