Magnolia Newsletter #3  1 Feb 2017
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Upcoming events, And the winner is2017 RegistrationRace informationSunday runs,  ASA details, ASA Race number ruleRace Pace CoachingClub tentTuesday club braai, Magnolia Long RunRunning clothes, Social media, Boot campThank you, Contact us, Race reports & photos, Dirk's Buzz

Upcoming events

15 Feb - Coaching session 16:30, 17:00&17:30
15 Feb - Spar Lantern 5/10km
18 Feb - Bestmed Tuks race 6:00
19 Feb - Sunday club run 6:00
21 Feb - Registrations at club 17:00 - 18:00 (due to Committee meeting)
22 Feb - Coaching session 16:30,17:00&17:30
26 Feb - Deloitte Pretoria Marathon
26 Feb - NO Sunday run
28 Feb - Registrations at club 17:00-19:00

And the winner is....

The Magnolia member who won the lucky draw prize (a pair of Asics from Run-A-Away sports) is Isaac Mboyane.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the 147 Magnolia members, friends and families who helped out on race day at the Bidvest McCarthy Toyota race on 4 February. A BIG thanks to Hank Bezuidenhout, our race organiser, and his race committee who contributed to the success of the 34th Bidvest McCarthy Toyota race.

Go watch the video of our race on

2017 Registration 

We have received the 2017 ASA licenses. 
Registration fees for 2017 remains the same:
1st Adult member     -  R400
2nd Adult (family)     -  R350
Junior (under 18)      -  R100
Senior (under 25)     -   R200
Great Grand Master(70+) - R250
Social member/ Friends of Magnolia    -  R200

Please note reserved numbers will only be kept until the end of February 2017.

Registrations can only be done at the clubhouse on Tuesdays from 17:00 - 19:00
This year we also have the option of online registrations. Visit
Visit the website to download forms and procedures for registration

Magnolia members can take their 2017 license number to Run-A-Way sport and get 10% discount on a pair of shoes. 


Race Information

You can also download the following NEW running mobile application for free

Sunday runs

Date:  19 February 2017 
Time: 6:00
Distance: 24km 
Start: Magnolia club house, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk
Hosted by: Tinus and Freddie

NO Sunday run on 26 February due to Deloitte race.

Date:  5 March 2017 
Time: 6:00
Distance: +/-20km 
Start: Magnolia club house, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk
Hosted by: Volunteer needed

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 for Sunday club runs. Please put your name on the board in the club house or contact our club captains.

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.

Please help us smooth out the registration process for 2017 by making sure all your details are correct and that you are in fact registered.

ASA Race number rule

Please be aware of the following VERY IMPORTANT notice!!!

On the ASA License (both permanent and temporary) the provincial logo and the sponsor logo will be positioned at the top of the license with the number directly below. In races where race numbers will be used, the number will be positioned at the top of the license while the race sponsor and other related information as positioned below the number. 
Failure to do so will lead to disqualification. Please help your fellow runners to get this rule right.

Dirk's Buzz

To find out more about Dirk's Comrades bus and accommodation you can contact Dirk Olivier on 082 787 5097 or email


Race reports and photos

Please send us your race stories and photos. We will upload it on the website.


Race Pace 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 in 2017.
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 or 17:30 ( You can slot in with any group)

On Wed 22 Feb we will be doing hill training. We suggest that everyone parks at the clubhouse from where we will be running to Sir Herbert Baker street. Alternatively you can also go park your car at the bottom of Sir Herbert Baker street.

For further information and instruction on how to join read about Race Pace coaching on our website.

Club tent

The next club tent will be at:
  • The Bestmed Tuks Race on 18 February
  • The Deloitte Pretoria Race on 26 February
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Beer/ciders will be available at no cost at races with a distance of 32km and more, otherwise beer will be sold for R12 and ciders for R15

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

Tuesday club 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 7 March 2017!!!
Time 18:00
Cash bar available
Bring your own cutlery.

Magnolia Long Run

The Magnolia Long Run will take place on Thursday 27 April 2017 (Public holiday)

Time: 6:00
Place: Magnolia Clubhouse, 229 Middel street
Distance and cost:
15km - R50
30km - R70
45km - R90

More information to follow. Book this date now!!!   

Running clothes

Running vests are sold at the club on Tuesdays from 17:00-19:00.
Limited stock available at Run-A-Way sport.

Running vest stock is running low as we are eagerly awaiting a new batch to arrive middle March. We apologise for the delay due to long processing times at the factory. The arrival of stock will be announced in the newsletter.

Please note orders for Comrades shirts (runners only) will commence in April. This will work on a strict payment with order policy.
Please contact Carmen van Niekerk should you have any queries regarding the clothing.
Visit the website to view our clothing range

Social media

Please visit us on
Join our Strava group
Join our Facebook page and stay up to date with the latest news and events.
You can also subscribe or unsubscribe to our newsletter.

Boot camp

With the road to Two Oceans and Comrades we want to assist our runners in all training disciplines. For those who host running groups and are willing to support more of our solo runners, please send us your details and what area you are running in, so we can add it to our newsletter.
There is a bootcamp session in Brooklyn on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 16:30 and 18:00. The trainer will assist with strength training for runners.
For more details please email Dewald at

Thank you

Thank you to Dirk and Gerrit for doing the club tent at the McCarthy race and the Bronkhorstspruit race.

Thank you to Dewald, Dave and Herbert for doing the Helpers race on 5 February.
Thank you to Rudolf van Wyk for doing the Sunday run on 12 February.

Once again, thank you to each and every Magnolia member, friend or family who helped out at the McCarthy race on Saturday 4 February.

Contact us

Chairman: Charl Crouse
082 900 1323      

Club captain: Dewald Muller

Newsletter editor: Melinda Smal

Website: Noel Young


Clothing: Carmen van Niekerk

Social matters: Julie Munnik
Our mailing address is:

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