Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends
Our race has once again generated lots of excitement! The Race Committee would like to express its gratitude towards each member who assisted in whatever way to make a success of the race. Here is an extract from a race report that appeared in the Agape Newsletter:
“Water points: The best water points as I have experienced in a long time…..simply because of the spirit of the Overkruin pupils …their enthusiasm and friendliness just made the race….I would come back next year just for that”. (sic)
A big thank you to all who served on the Race Committee. Thank you for making yourself available to serve our club and the running community. Johan, a special thank you to you for working exceptionally hard this year to make the race happen.
Also a big thank you to our sponsors and staff of the Kolonnade Centre.
Last year we promised that we would use all extra money to build our club house. SO… watch this space for news about the building of our club house!
BIRTHDAYS IN APRIL
Happy birthday to the following members:
11 April Johan Roodt
13 April Michelle Pienaar
14 April Henning Strauss
18 April Stanley Mangena
24 April Wessel van Tonder
26 April Rocky van Staden
30 April Francois Rossouw
30 April Jaco van Wyk
May you have a wonderful day with family and friends!
Due to circumstances the monthly club braai has been postponed to 11 April 2018. Bring your family and enjoy the evening with your running friends.
Members as well as visiting members are welcome to meet on Wednesdays at 17:30 at the Club for a 5km or 8km time trial.
Congratulations to our members who finished the Two Oceans Ultra and half marathon respectively!
Ultra marathon results:
|Rocky van Staden||05:22:13|
|Vicky van Staden||06:53:42|
|Eugene van Vuuren||06:00:25|
Half marathon results:
|Marietjie van der Westhuizen||02:26:07|
|Ruan van Staden||01:39:35|
Details of all races are provided in the Annual Programme which is available on our website on the Calendar page.
AGN race calendar for 2018 is available at http://www.agn.co.za/joomla/index.php/road-running:home/road-running-fixtures
All AGN results are available at www.raceresults.co.za
You can also download the following app for free www.runsa.co.za
21 April: Morula Sun
19 May: Race of Hope
30 June: Riana van Niekerk
7 July: Ice Breaker
25 August: Solomon Mahlangu
29 September: Clover Irene
20 October: CSIR
17 November: Tom Jenkins
MAGNOLIA LONG RUN
Date: 27 April
Venue: Magnolia Clubhouse
229 Middel Street
Registration from 05:00 and start at 06:00
Determine your own distance (15km to 45km). The nature of the course will allow for incomplete laps.
5 fixed water points on route stocked with Coke, Powerade/Energade, water and snacks.
Run on quiet shaded streets with very little traffic, no big hills and relatively flat.
It is a long standing tradition to assist the Magnolia Road Runners in hosting this long run for Comrades (and other) runners. The event is open to runners from all clubs. Leon is looking for members to help at the Overkruin water point. Please contact Leon if you can help on the day: 072 390 9775 or email@example.com.
You are invited to meet our chairperson Johan every Monday at 18:00 on the rugby field of the school for a speed session.
LET’S SEE WHAT STEPHANIE AND LEON WERE UP TO RECENTLY!
Adventure race by Leon Marais
After all the excitement of the Budget Kolonnade race which our club presented on 17 March, Stephanie and I decided to take on a different challenge. We entered for the Kinetic Events adventure race at Avianto, Muldersdrift. the race format is teams of two who complete an unmarked course of approximately 25km with the aid of a map. You have to visit different checkpoints by foot, kayak and mountain bike.
We entered as a mixed team along with about 100 other teams. The first leg was a 1.5km running leg with four checkpoints. It was a mad scramble as people were fighting for a good position while trying to figure out how the maps work. This was followed by a 15km mountain bike leg with 28 checkpoints. Unfortunately my navigational skills left much to be desired and we got very lost in search of the first few checkpoints. Eventually we managed to master the art of riding your mountain bike on a technical course while reading a map.
After the mountain bike leg there was a short obstacle course which had to be dealt with. We managed to finish 14th out of the mixed teams and 26th overall in a time of 2:31. The sprint adventure races usually last between 2 and 3 hours and are lots of fun.
Kinetic events are hosting a further 3 adventure races later in the year. you can get more information at: http://kinetic-events.co.za/Events/Kinetic-Adventure