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June Road Races

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF JUNE

Information about the races has been obtained from the Runnersguide website and is up to date at the time of publication of the newsletter.  June is the quietest month in terms of road races on the calendar.

The newsletter has gone out pretty late so a lot of the races would have already passed but worth reading for future purposes.

18 JUNE 2018

CENTRAL GAUTENG

ALL RACES
Saturday 2nd June

MTN Half Marathon, 10km and 5km

The MTN race is one of the newer races on the calendar but still gets a large turnout from the non-Comrades runners. It is a tough route with the dreaded Golf Club Terrace (or Hyper hill) being included. The race is pre-entry only.

Saturday 16th June

Striders Youth Day Half Marathon

Information is pretty scarce online with no entry information or race flyers available. The race is scheduled to start at Kagiso Sports Complex at 7:00. There is a 5km in addition to the half marathon.

Sunday 24th June

21km Orlando Race Against Cancer

This race takes place at the Orlando Communal Hall which has hosted some great races over the years including the defunct Sandton to Soweto.  The 21km starts at 7am and there is also a 10km and a 5km.  It appears that pre-entries get a race pack which needs to be collected on the Saturday of the event.  You are however still able to enter on the race day – not sure if that means no race packs for those entries.

GAUTENG NORTH

ALL RACES
Saturday 16th June

Frenus Zietsman Run Against Drugs

It appears that this is a brand new event with various short distance options. The first 300 entries receive a t-shirt. The run takes place at the Brooklyn school and starts at 7:30am. You are able to enter on the morning of the event.

Saturday 23rd June

Riana van Niekerk Run for Bibles

The Run for Bibles race has a new venue for 2018 from the Lewende Woord church in Centurion. The first 200 entries receive a t-shirt and pre-entries close on the 17th June. You are able to enter on the morning of the event. There is a half marathon, 10km and 5km with the event starting at 7:30.

REST OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLY BIG RACES

All the marathons are finished around the country so this month’s races we mention are those that have substantial field sizes over the shorter distances – a very quiet month for races.

Sunday 10th June

Comrades Marathon

The largest race on the South African calendar with 22 000 runners participating by running the 90km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The 2018 edition is the down run. Comrades entries open in September each year and close when the entry cap has been reached.

May 2018 Running Results

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

MAY 2018 RESULTS

18 June 2018

 All results of our running members submitted online for May

Remember to submit your results here: piratesclub.co.za/submitRRFull results are updated herepiratesclub.co.za/viewRR2018

please note the results are not automatically updated from submission and may take a few days to appear

Event Date
Event Date
Your First Name
Your Surname
Event Name
Event Type
Event Distance
Your Official Finish Time
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 Katleho Monaheng Wally Hayward 10km Road Running 10 0:33:23
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 Jomo Mntungwa JM Busha Road Running 42 2:40:00
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 Adrien Thoma Wally Hayward Road Running 42 3:19:01
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 Brendin Scholtz MiWay Wally Hayward Road Running 42 3:36:50
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 EDWARD VAN ROOYEN WALLY HAYWARD Road Running 42 4:02:47
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 Heather Robertson Wally Hayward Road Running 42 4:13:57
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 Johan Botes Wally Hayward 42 Road Running 42 4:34:48
01 May 2018 1 May 2018 Johan Botes Wally Hayward 42 Road Running 42 4:34:48
06 May 2018 6 May 2018 Clint Holing Colgate 15km Road Running 15 1:34:08
06 May 2018 6 May 2018 Brendin Scholtz Wings for Life World Run Road Running 22.66 1:59:06
06 May 2018 6 May 2018 Helena Oberholzer Wings For Life World Run Road Running 26.07 2:12:12
06 May 2018 6 May 2018 Alyna Wyatt Colgate Road Running 32 3:12:37
06 May 2018 6 May 2018 Anthony Allen Colgate Road Running 32 3:13:21
06 May 2018 6 May 2018 Randall Kan Colgate Road Race 2018 Road Running 32 3:42:06
12 May 2018 12 May 2018 Chana-Lee Preston Jackie Meckler Road Running 25 2:17:41
12 May 2018 12 May 2018 Johan Botes Jackie Meckler Road Running 25 2:18:39
13 May 2018 13 May 2018 Beth Mandel Slave Route Road Running 10 0:47:13
19 May 2018 19 May 2018 Helena Oberholzer Oxpecker Trail Running 21 1:48:23
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Struan Brown RAC 10km Road Running 10 0:39:39
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Brendin Scholtz RAC 10km Road Running 10 0:43:13
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Kerryn Prowse Sweat shop RAC 10km Road Running 10 0:45:07
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Belinda Marais RAC 10km Road Running 10 0:45:39
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Ian Benson RAC 10KM Road Running 10 0:46:44
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Alyna Wyatt Rac 10 km Road Running 10 0:52:44
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Shirley Allsworth RAC 10km Road Running 10 0:55:43
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Heather Robertson RAC 10km Road Running 10 0:56:12
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Sherryl Cant RAC 10km Road Running 10 0:56:57
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Tiffany Smith RAC 10km Road Running 10 1:07:00
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Helena Oberholzer Oxpecker day 2 Trail Running 16 1:18:02
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 David Case RAC 10km Road Running 10 1:25:21
20 May 2018 20 May 2018 Johan Botes Beer Lover’s Marathon Road Running 42 5:19:23
27 May 2018 27 May 2018 Shelagh Smith HBF Run for a Reason Road Running 12 1:29:27
27 May 2018 27 May 2018 Clint Holing Kaia Manzi Trail Run Trail Running 21 2:33:35

Comrades Supporter Maps

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

COMRADES SUPPORTERS MAPS

Our advice on getting to the start and our Supporter Spots along the route.
25 MAY 2018
Click the map to view the other directions

Pirates Running May Birthdays

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to all our May-borns!

7 May 2018

Thursday 3 May
Brendon Easthorpe
Wednesday 9 May
Jorge Camarate
Thursday 10 May
Grant High
Monday 14 May
Mary Carman
Friday 18 May
Deidre Smith
Sunday 20 May
Glynis Mauldon
Tuesday 22 May
JP Grobler
Friday 25 May
Gregg Cheetham
Sunday 27 May
Nico de Jager
Wednesday 30 May
Yunis Francis

May Road Races

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF MAY

Information about the races has been obtained from the Runners guide website and is up to date at the time of publication of the newsletter.
7 MAY 2018

CENTRAL GAUTENG

ALL RACES
Sunday 6th May

Colgate 32, 15 & 6km

The Colgate race is a staple on the calendar, especially in tapering down to Comrades.  With Comrades a little earlier this year it does change things somewhat.  Colgate is always sold out in advance with the goodie bag being one of the best.  Pre-entries are already closed.  The 32km is a double lapper and the route is relatively quick and flat although the little hills can feel challenging at times.

Sunday 20th May

RAC Sweatshop / Asics 10km

The RAC 10km is a big one on the Pirates calendar due to the large Pirates bus.  There is more information in this newsletter but essentially it is the one opportunity where we show colours en masse.  Bring a whistle, a drum, a tambourine or a vuvuzela and make a large amount of noise as we run the last kilometre together.  Entries are available at Sweatshop, on Entrytime or on the weekend of the race.

GAUTENG NORTH

ALL RACES
Saturday 5th May

Love Run Half Marathon, 10 & 5km

The Love Run race starts at the Hatfield Church in Waterkloof Glen.  The route is described as moderate to testing, which would be an apt description for any race in that part of Pretoria taking in the East part of Waterkloof Ridge (part of the dreaded hills on Sunrise Monster and Deloittes).  Similar to most races in Pretoria you are able to enter on the morning of the race which starts at 7am.

Sunday 6th May

Wings for Life World Run

The Wings for Life is a charity race with no pre-determined direction.  You set off from the start 30mins ahead of a car that then proceeds to drive at a standard pace of 4min/km or 15km/h.  When the car overtakes you your race is done.  The race is run around the world at the same time hence the late start of 1pm.  The world record is 88.4km before being caught.  Pre-entries only which are already closed.

Wednesday 14th February

My Spar Irene Lantern 10 & 5km Night Race

One of the many races hosted by Irene during the year. The Night Race is their flattest and shortest one. The unique characteristic of this race is that the entire route is lit by lanterns. Similar to most night races you are able to get entries before the start.

Saturday 12th May

Jackie Mekler 25km & 10km

The Jackie Mekler race is a very quick race around the Voortrekkerhoogte military base. The route is generally flat to undulating with a few climbs and a number of lengthy downhills. Entries are available on the morning of the race. The 25km is a double lapper of the 10km with an additional section in the middle of the lap.

Saturday 19th May 

Race of Hope Grove Mall Half Marathon

This race is organized by the Run/Walk for Life of Pretoria and starts at the Grove Shopping Centre in Equestria. Information on the internet is scarce with regards to the route but we would expect based on the part of Pretoria it is in that it could be relatively flat, being out in the East. Entries are on Entrytime and available on race day.

Saturday 26th May

Superspar Hercules Skosana Legend 10 & 5km

Another race organized by the Run/Walk for Life of Pretoria and very similar information  available to the Grove Mall one.  This one starts at the Superspar on Moot Street.  Information on the internet is scarce with regards to the route but we would expect based on the part of Pretoria it could be hilly or flat depending which direction they head.  Entries are on Entrytime and available on race day.

REST OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLY BIG RACES

All the marathons are finished around the country so this month’s races we mention are those that have substantial field sizes over the shorter distances – a very quiet month for races.

Sunday 20th May 

FNB CT12 ONERUN

FNB hold a short distance race in each major metro during the year.  May sees the Cape Town leg of it.  The race is 12km long from Milnerton into the city bowl and is a pan flat course through the harbour.  Entries are still available at this stage.  The Joburg leg of the series takes place at the end of September.