Magnolia Newsletter # 16 02 August 2017
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Upcoming events, Magnolian of the month, BlanketsClub tentSunday runs, Race Pace Coaching, Dawn to Dusk , Magnolia 100 Marathon ClubTuesday running groups, Massage therapistCryo Recovery TherapyRunning clothes, 2017 RegistrationRace informationASA Race number ruleASA detailsSocial media, Boot camp, BiokineticistThank you, Race reports & photos, Contact us

Upcoming events

2 Aug - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30
5 Aug - Spar Women's 10km 14:00
6 Aug - Sunday tap run 6:30
8 Aug - Registration at club 17:00-18:00
9 Aug - NO Coaching session on public holiday
9 Aug - Castle Walk 5/10km 6:45
12 Aug - Makro Wierie Road race - 5/10/21km 6:30
13 Aug - Sunday tap run 6:30
15 Aug - Registration at club 17:00-18:00
16 Aug - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30
19 Aug - Romans Pizza 15km Race 6:45
20 Aug - Sunday tap run 6:30
22 Aug - Registration at club 17:00-18:00
23 Aug - Coaching session 16:30/17:00/17:30
26 Aug - Dawn to Dusk
27 Aug - Sunday tap run 6:30

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 August we decided to award this to Sipho Masilela. Sipho is one of our new members and we soon realised that he is a very talented runner. As a novice he ran a 6:59:20 on his very first Comrades this year. Congratulations on this major achievement, we hope to see your name a lot more in the top lists of races.

Blankets for the Lemon Tree kids

On the evening of our Comrades Aches and Pains function we asked for blanket donations for the Lemon Tree Kids of the Steve Biko Paediatric Oncology Unit. The club members managed to donate 40 blankets. Just a thank you note from Judy:

Dear Magnolia
Thanks so much for the blankets!!
The faces when we gave each their own was priceless!!
Thanks so much for your continued support
Judy Schoeman
Chief Dietician: Paediatric Oncology Unit / Baby Feeding Unit
Department of Paediatrics
Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Oncology Complex 4th floor / Level 8
South Africa


Club tent

The next club tent will be at:
  • There will be NO club tent at the Spar Ladies race on Sat 5 August
  • Castle Walk race on Wednesday 9 Aug
  • The Wierie Road race on 12 Aug
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

Sunday runs

Date:  6 August 2017 
Time: 6:30 Tap run
Distance: +/-15km 
Start: Magnolia club house, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk
No car support. We will be running between petrol stations for refreshments.

Date:  13 August 2017 
Time: 6:30 Tap run
Distance: +/-15km 
Start: Magnolia club house, 229 Middel street, New Muckleneuk
No car support. We will be running between petrol stations for refreshments.

Cost: R15 per runner to cover costs of drink.
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.

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.
These coaching sessions are for old, young, slow and fast.
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: 16:30/17:00/17:30 ( You can slot in with any group)

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

Dawn to Dusk 26 August

We would like to inform all our members who will be taking part in the Dawn to Dusk Circuit Race on 26 August that we will be taking the Magnolia Club Tent to Gerrit Maritz High School, Pretoria North. Members are welcome to come to the tent for support and to leave your tog bags, chairs, sleeping bags and refreshments there. We will take a gas braai as well.  Please feel free to join us and invite your supporters to come to the tent.  

Magnolia 100 Marathon Club

There have been inquiries regarding recognition to Magnolia members who have successfully completed 100 Marathons or Ultra Marathons. All eligible names will be displayed on an honorary board at the Club house.

To qualify for this selective club at Magnolia please provide a spreadsheet or copy of your Log Book of all marathons and ultra-marathons you have completed, including the race date, name of the race and finishing time. For example 40 ultra-marathons and 60 marathons will be recognized as the 100 races. Please forward the details to Ronald Lagerwall ( for consideration and indicate the year in which you have completed your 100th marathon as well.

The board will be updated after 7 July.

Tuesday running groups

Rudolf van Wyk and Freddie du Plessis will host a running group every Tuesday from 17:00 from the club. Those interested in joining can meet them at the club house on Tuesdays. The route will vary between 8 and 10km. For more info contact Rudolf van Wyk.

Massage Therapist

I will be opening a massage therapy practice specifically for runners from 29 July. Sessions last 50 to 60 minutes and include an assessment to determine your goals and concerns.
The rate for Magnolia members is R250 per session.

I am available for sessions on Mondays to Fridays starting at 6:00 am till 19:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Opening specials will run from August till September. Whatsapp or call me at 0836619351 for bookings.

Johan Schoombie


Tarryn Dettmer is offering her services to all Magnolia Members. She will give sports massages every Tuesday at the club and Wednesdays at the coaching sessions.

She chargers R150 for a 30 minute massage. If you would like to book a massage with her please contact her on 079 997 9083. 

2017 Registration 

Discounted registration fees valid from July 2017 :
1st Adult member     -  R300
2nd Adult (family)     -  R275
Junior (under 18)      -  R100
Senior (under 25)     -   R200
Great Grand Master (70+) - R250
Social member/ Friends of Magnolia  -  R100

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

Running clothes

Running vests are sold at the club on Tuesdays from 17:00-19:00.

Please contact Carmen van Niekerk should you have any queries regarding the clothing.
Visit the website to view our clothing range

Race Information

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

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.

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.

Social media

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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.

Cryo Recovery Therapy

Altie Clark from Cryo Recovery is offering Magnolia members packages for Cryo Recovery Therapy at 15% discount.

For more information visit or contact Altie at 083 299 1356

Visit her at 881 Old Farm Road, Farm Office Park, Faerie Glen, Pretoria.
The first session is FREE!!!


Boot camp

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 Olivier for doing the club tent at the Eco Boulevard race and the Zwartkop Lapa race. We are not always aware of the challenges Dirk faces to get the club tent at the venue for us. And despite this he still does it even if it means only 5 runners come to the club tent.

Thanks to Noel Young and Justin Straut for the Keto Nutrition talk on 25 July. It was well attended and well received by various members from various clubs. To view the presentation you can access it on our website via the following link. Thanks to the committee members who assisted with the function.

Race reports and photos

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


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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