NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends

IT’S A NEW YEAR!

Happy new year to you and best wishes for 2017.  May you have a wonderful year with many PBs and a great time on the road or trails.

NEW LOOK NEWSLETTER

The Management Committee has been looking at ways to modernise our club administration and decided to use the club website to send out the monthly Newsletter to subscribers.  Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.

ANNUAL PROGRAMME

The annual programme can be found on the Calendar page on this website and is updated on a regular basis so please check back to the programme every now and again.  The programme for 2017 will be up by mid January 2017.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE FOR 2017

The following Ovies were elected to the Management Committee for 2017:

Johan Kirsten:  Chairperson

Jeanne Prinsloo:  Vice Chairperson

Willie Engelbrecht:  Treasurer

Marius Murray:  Events Coordinator

The relevant page on our website will be updated with their contact details and duties shortly.

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017

Willie, our Treasurer, will be available to process applications for membership  once the new numbers for 2017 have been received.  The numbers are expected late in January and you will be notified once they have been received.  Willie will be available  from 16:30 – 17:25 on Wednesdays until registrations close.  Late registrations will be handled on an ad hoc basis and by special arrangement.

The process will be as follows:

Step 1:

If you are not yet registered, please register on the ASA website (www.asa.saclubs.co.za).

Step 2:

If you are already registered, kindly confirm that your personal details are 100% correct on the ASA website.  It is VERY important that you have selected Overkruin AC as your club.  Willie will not be able to activate your membership if you are not linked to our club!

NOTE:  If you are joining Overkruin AC as a new member from another club, please arrange with your previous club to “Transfer” you to Overkruin AC before you request membership of Overkruin AC.  Willie can unfortunately not assist you in this regard.

Step 3:

Pay your annual club registration fee (R390 for seniors, R320 for 65+ and juniors) into our bank account:

FNB Cheque account

Name of account:  Overkruin Atletiekklub

Account number:  6208 331 3248

Branch number:  251 037

Use “CF” and your initials and surname as reference please. (Example:  CF-WI Engelbrecht)

Very Important!  EFT only, since no cash payments will be accepted!

Step 4:

Print your proof of payment, and give it to Willie when you collect your 2017 ASA number from him.  NO ASA number will be handed out without a hard copy of your proof of payment.  Please also print, complete and sign a hard copy of your 2017 ASA registration form available on the News blog page on the Overkruin website and give it to Willie.  No ASA number will be issued without a hard copy of your proof of payment and registration form.

Step 5:

As a social club, we are dependent on every member’s participation and assistance in the following club activities:

1.  Budget Insurance Race scheduled for 18 March 2017

2.  AGN races – club tent setup – select your date

3.  Time trials (Wednesday at 17:30) – select your date for time keeping.

All club members are required to assist and serve the club at these events as part of their registration.

LEAGUE RACES

The following league races are scheduled for 2017:

14 January:  Ace Road Race

4 February:  McCarthy Toyota

11 March:  Pretoria Bobbies Wonderboom Junction 3 in 1

29 April:  City of Tshwane Marathon

6 May:  Jackie Mekler

24 June:  Riana van Niekerk Run and Walk for Bibles

22 July:  A4A Long walk/Run for Freedom

19 August:  Marcel Van’t Slot Memorial

9 September:  Addicted to Life

14 October:  SABS Jacaranda City Challenge

11 November:  Kolonnade Retail Park

Let’s make an effort to participate in the league races and see if we can finish 2017 at the top of the log!

HIGHLIGHTS PLANNED FOR 2017

  • HOSTING OF THE BUDGET INSURANCE RACE ON 18 MARCH 2017

Members are reminded of the race our club will be hosting on the 18th of March.  Please make yourself available to assist on the day by contacting Willie at 081 347 5353 or Johan at 083 324 5074.  We need everybody’s support to make a success of the race!

  • BUILDING OF A CLUB HOUSE

The Management Committee is currently negotiating with the School   Governing Body to build a club house where we can have our meetings and safely store club equipment, cool drinks etc.  We will keep you posted.

BIRTHDAYS IN JANUARY

Happy_birthdayHappy birthday to the following members:

Mari Pienaar 1 January

Hendrik Schoeman 11 January

Magda Vermaak  11 January

Leendert Zietsman  27 January

Rickus Fourie  28 January

Christine van den Berg  31 January

May you have lots of fun on your birthday and enjoy good health in the coming year.

RACE REPORTS

Please send us a short race report if you have done a race that you would like to share with members.

CLUB BRAAI

We will continue in 2017 with our monthly braai on the first Wednesday of the month after time trial.  The Club provides the fire. Please bring your family and enjoy the evening with your friends.  The club braai is ideal for sharing your training programme and running experiences with new and old runners.

TIME TRIALS

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.

RACES

Please click on the following links to obtain full up-to-date details of upcoming races:

www.runnersguide.co.za

www.entrytime.com

KNOW YOUR SPORT!

In this section we aim to share with you interesting articles and news on what is happening in this sport around the world.  Of course you have to take from it what works for you!

To kick start the year how about a brand new running programme? Check this out:

www.halhigdon.com

Happy running!

 

 

 

 

 

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