NEWSLETTER MARCH 2018

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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!

RACE 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.

WEBSITE

Please note that credit must go to Norman Johnson for the new slider photos on our website.

COMRADES 

Please note that the club will not make any arrangement for accommodation for Comrades 2018.

LEAGUE RACES

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

TRACK-SPEED SESSIONS

You are invited to meet our chairperson  Johan every  Monday at 18:00 on the rugby field of the school for a speed session.

CLUB STATISTICS

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

Happy_birthdayWe 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

CLUB BRAAI

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.

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.

RUNNING CLOTHES

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.

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Happy running!

 

Jeanne