NEWS BLOG

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2018

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Trust that the worst of winter is over and that we can all start training regularly shortly! Please note that this Newsletter contains important information on resolutions taken by the Management Committee at their meeting on 19 July 2018. BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST! Overkruin Atletiekklub is 20 years old…

NEWSLETTER MAY 2018

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends April was a good month for our club with many doing the Loskop half marathon and ultra marathon with huge success!  The weather was perfect and the vibe in the tent great! But before we leave March and April finally behind us, here are a few more…

NEWSLETTER JUNE / JULY 2018

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Please note:  This Newsletter covers our club activities for June and July as I will be out of the country in July and will therefore not be able to do a newsletter.  Johan will communicate with you per sms if new information that you should be aware of comes…

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018

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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: …

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…

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends I trust you have by now planned the races that you would like to do in 2018 and are looking forward to many miles on the road.  February is going to be a busy month with our race around the corner and many things that still need to be…

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Happy new year to you and best wishes for 2018.  The year ahead  promises to be an exciting year for our club with our 20 year celebrations and inauguration of our new club house. NEWSLETTER The Newsletter will still be published once a month as in the past.  We…

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends The year-end function has come and gone and what an evening! Thank you to all who attended and those who assisted with the preparations.  A special thank you to Johan, Elza and Stephanie who helped with the decorations and a big thank you to Leon for all the hard…

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017

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  Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Thank you to those of you who attended the Annual General Meeting on the 25th last month.  I think you will agree that we had some valuable inputs for the way forward for our club.  The draft minutes will be distributed for corrections to those who attended before…

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017

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  Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Thank you to those of you who attended our very successful spring braai.  Also a big thank you to those who helped with the arrangements.  Our club depends on members like you! MONTHLY CLUB BRAAI Our October club braai will be held on 4 October.   We will…

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Spring is in the air and we are looking forward to an exciting summer running season. This Newsletter contains important information re safety on the road, ASA rules and our race next year. MONTHLY CLUB BRAAI Our regular monthly club braai will continue from September with the  September braai…

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends The start of August tells us that time is fast running out for those extra minutes in bed before we have to get up for a six o'clock race.  Zwartkops is always a cold race so we went prepared this year with enough Old Brown sherry to make sure…

NEWSLETTER JULY 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends We are back from our trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana hence the late edition of the newsletter this month.  Cas and I ran the Vic falls 21km which was an amazing experience - see the pictures at the end of the newsletter. COMRADES Congratulations to the following members who…

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017

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  Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Comrades is around the corner on the 4th and many of us are looking forward to spend the day in front of the TV following our running heroes.  We have 8 runners participating in Comrades this year: Jaco van Wyk (12051) Fanie Naude (25112) Magda Vermaak (36608) Samuel…

NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends With Two Oceans behind us our long distance runners can now look forward to Comrades 2017 on the 4th May.  But let's first share with you the results of our Two Oceans runners: 56km Willie Engelbrecht  05:54:50 Stephanie Marais  05:15:34 Dirk Pelser  06:43:58 Jaco Truter  06:28:10 Rocky v Staden…

NEWSLETTER APRIL 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends Our race was once again a huge success and this is no April fool joke!!! I think it is true to say that the spirit of the Ovies is seldom more visible than when we host our race.  Thanks to a huge effort from the race committee, all who…

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends March is an important month for our club as we will be hosting our third club race on the 18th!  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…

NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2017

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Dear Ovies, fellow runners and friends It's already the second month of 2017 and hopefully you are all by now in a training routine and having fun!  The legendary Sir Roger Bannister once said:  "We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves....The more…

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…