Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends
March is an important month for our club as we will be hosting our fourth club race on the 17th! I hope you are all as excited as we are and looking forward to helping on the day!
The race committee is urgently looking for people to assist as marshals on race day. PLEASE call Johan our race director and add your name to the list of helpers. Johan’s number is 083 324 5074.
Please note that credit must go to Norman Johnson for the new slider photos on our website.
Please note that the club will not make any arrangement for accommodation for Comrades 2018.
24 March: Denel
21 April: Morula
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
You are invited to meet our chairperson Johan every Monday at 18:00 on the rugby field of the school for a speed session.
Leon provided lots of interesting club statistics so please go to Ovies Top 10 – 2018 (1) to check it out!
The statistics cover the top 10 times over the 10km, 21km and 42km for the prize giving period 1 November to end of February. It also shows the top 10 races and distance for the period.
Please let Leon know per email if any results or information is missing.
Baie dankie, Leon!
BIRTHDAYS IN MARCH
We have quite a few birthdays this month! Happy birthday to the following members:
1 March: Elza Diedericks
1 March: Tersia van Loggerenberg
2 March: Ruan van Staden
3 March: Susan McLeod
6 March: Gisela Coetzee
10 March: Anderson Mhnanga
20 March: Marietjie vd Westhuizen
21 March: Johann Hoffmann
25 March: Marlene Breytenbach
29 March: Johan Kirsten
31 March: Shaleen Horak
First of all thank you very much to Marietjie and Sandi for the really nice salads you made for our February braai and Johan for the pap and sous. It was a lovely evening with Paul Durand (012-348 5245) and Gretha Botha (082 897 2163) sharing their expertise with us. Please contact Paul for your physio needs and Gretha if you are interested in the BOM IV injection. And thank you to Ronell and Elza for providing flowers for the table and Ronell also for organising the lucky draw.
The braai in March will be on the 7th after time trial. You are welcome to bring your meat, drinks, friends and family to braai with your running buddies. Coals will be provided.
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.
Ronell will be available at the time trials to assist you but please arrange with her beforehand to meet her at the club. Visit the website to view our clothing range. The prices and Ronell’s contact details are also on our website.
DUTY ROSTER FOR TIME TRIALS
You are kindly reminded to check the Annual Programme for the slots allocated to you.
TIME TRIAL ROUTES
For the new members, here is some information on our time trial routes should you wish to try them out on your own:
The routes start at the club. Turn right when you leave the main gate of the parking area. Follow the triangular arrows to the point where the 5km turns off. From this point the 8km route continues with the fork tail arrows.