We’re going Mexican tomorrow but first we would love to see you all here this evening as we celebrate the long service of our bar, house and ground staff. The Springboks play Wales in their final game of the European tour at 19:00.  Adiós

Friday 25th November: Club Night — final Club Draw and Long Service Awards. events
Friday 16th December: 32nd Annual Wobblers and Wigglers Hat Race. events


Saturday 26th November: 
Tequila & Mexican Food Festival
Live Entertainment:
12:00 – 13:00 ☀ Gunshot Blue
13:00 – 14:00 ☀ Justin Serrao
14:00 – 15:00 ☀ Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses
15:00 – 16:00 ☀ Matthew Mole
16:00 – 17:00 ☀ Francois van Coke
17:00 – 18:00 ☀ Shortstraw


Paid-up Club Members will be allocated complimentary tickets on a first-come first-serve basis from the bar or from the office on Saturday morning.
Anyone exiting the clubhouse via the deck and towards fields will need to wear a festival armband.


Club Members will need to display a Pirates Club car sticker or membership card at the Braeside Rd entrance. All non-member parking will be in the park.

Jozi Food Market

will continue as normal but there will be no access to the front lawns or deck area.



Beniamino Pellegrini pulled off a stunning feat with his top ten finish in the 100km SkyRun this past weekend in a time of 15:21:07! Only a handful have ever completed the event in under 16 hours in its 20 year history and less so achieving Comrades silver in the same year. Other Pirates who did us proud include Jan Vreken claiming the coveted 24 hour medal (22:00:18). Louis-John  Ferreira (27:50:11) and Bradley Nelson (28:16:54) both finished comfortably within the 30 hour cut-off while Jack Davis pulled off an epic 13th position on the 65km course in a time of 12:09:29.

Congrats too to our 94.7 cyclists! Rodney Matthews – 02:52:52 | Jason Smith – 02:52:52 | Brian Malcomees – 02:53:25 | Ian Benson – 02:53:57 | Clive Main – 02:57:05 | Marc Corker – 03:02:04 | Paul Vlaming – 03:17:03 | Peter Botha – 03:24:40 | Shirley Buchholtz – 04:59:47 | Matthew Smith – 06:30:00 and
Best of luck to all runners taking part in the Tough One this Sunday!

4Play Challenge

An annual tradition between Pirates, Kudus, Wanderers and Old Eds running club the 4Play Challenge usually starts with a run between 5–8km, and then the clubs get down to all sorts of fun and games.  The host club comes up with newly invented games to bring out the best of silliness in the teams.  The whole idea is to cheat as much as possible, and no matter who gets the most points, this is always rigged by the judges so that the home team wins! This is followed by a bring-and-braai and club members stick around and do some socialising with each other, and with their families, who also participate.


‘Who Am I’ Riddle

Pirates Road Running Chair, Hennie Booysen, was the only Pirate to correctly guess the three athletes in Almanac Riddle. winning R300 loaded onto his membership card!


Two Day December Clinic 

Date: 8th & 9th December

Place: Pirates Tennis Club

Time: 9:00am-11:30am

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All our Saturday League sides lost last weekend. Sadly we’re near the bottom of our respective leagues but with a little bit of good fortune things should change.

Only one of our Wednesday league teams was in action this week but they came up against a strong Old Parks combination that showed no mercy.

Our barman, David Ndlovu, will be receiving a long service award at the Main Club tomorrow evening . David is highly regarded by all who come into contact with him and we congratulate him on this achievement . Some of us have known David for almost thirty years which takes us back to the days of The Bulls & Bears restaurant in the old Stock Exchange building in the Johannesburg CBD.

Dave Price is in the Netcare Clinton hospital in Alberton having his knees fixed up again. For those of you who know him there’s no doubt that he’ll appreciate a visit will.