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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

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[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 2nd June [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 16th June [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 24th June[/su_heading]

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.

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[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 16th June [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 23rd June [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 10th June [/su_heading]

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

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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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GXxdguIPwSPu-jnoWkXG44GPuVIV1Wa2tbzrIi7DIw4/edit?usp=sharing

Comrades Supporter Maps

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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

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BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to all our May-borns!

7 May 2018

[su_box title=”Thursday 3 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Brendon Easthorpe[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Wednesday 9 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Jorge Camarate[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Thursday 10 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Grant High[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Monday 14 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Mary Carman[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Friday 18 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”] Deidre Smith[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Sunday 20 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Glynis Mauldon[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Tuesday 22 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]JP Grobler[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Friday 25 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Gregg Cheetham[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Sunday 27 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Nico de Jager[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Wednesday 30 May” box_color=”#c30c1c” title_color=”#ffffff”]Yunis Francis[/su_box]

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

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[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 6th May [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 20th May[/su_heading]

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.

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[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 5th May [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 6th May[/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Wednesday 14th February [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 12th May [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 19th May  [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 26th May [/su_heading]

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.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 20th May  [/su_heading]

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.