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March 2018 Running Results

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

MARCH 2018 RESULTS

6 April 2018

 All results of our running members submitted online for March

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

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Event Date
Your First Name
Your Surname
Event Name
Event Type
Event Distance
Your Official Finish Time
3/3/2018 Brendin Scholtz Medihelp Sunrise Monster Road Running 32 2:55:28
3/3/2018 General Senyadiwa Medihelp sunrise monster Road Running 32 3:00:53
3/3/2018 Shayla Bailes Sunrise Monster Road Running 32 3:11:13
3/4/2018 Tiffany-Jade Smith Hot Legs Road Running 5 0:34:57
3/4/2018 Helena Oberholzer Vaal half marathon Road Running 21 1:38:07
3/4/2018 Marcus Crowther Vaal marathon Road Running 42 2:50:50
3/4/2018 Yunis Francis Hot Legs Run Road Running 32 2:58:10
3/4/2018 Heather Robertson Hot legs 32km Road Running 32 3:08:15
3/4/2018 Natalie Mills Hot Legs Road Running 32 3:40:00
3/10/2018 Clint Holing Highland Gate Trail Run Dullstroom Trail Running 17 2:29:27
3/11/2018 Mark Davis Edenvale Marathon Road Running 21 1:26:55
3/11/2018 Brendin Scholtz Pharmaton Edenvale Marathon Road Running 21 1:39:14
3/11/2018 Sean Mills Pharmaton Edenvale Marathon Road Running 21 1:53:00
3/11/2018 Chana Preston Pharmaton 21km Road Running 21 1:58:56
3/11/2018 Sherryl Cant Pharmaton 21km Road Running 21 2:09:54
3/11/2018 Blythe Tappin Pharmaton Edenvale Marathon Road Running 21 2:13:00
3/11/2018 Belinda Marais Pharmaton Edenvale Marathon Road Running 42 3:42:04
3/11/2018 Clyde Germond Edenvale Marathon Road Running 42 3:42:40
3/11/2018 Brian Malcomess Edenvale Marathon Road Running 42 3:54:36
3/11/2018 Johan Botes Edenvale marathon Road Running 42 4:27:36
3/11/2018 Natalie Mills Pharmaton Edenvale Marathon Road Running 42 4:27:58
3/11/2018 shirley allsworth pharmaton edenvale marathon Road Running 42 4:39:37
3/11/2018 Shirley Allsworth Pharmaton Edenvale marathon Road Running 42 4:39:37
3/11/2018 Randall Kan Pharmaton Edenvale Marathon 2018 Road Running 42 4:52:30
3/17/2018 Jan Vreken Om-die-Dam Road Running 50 4:19:19
3/17/2018 Kerryn Prowse Om die dam Road Running 50 4:28:19
3/17/2018 Sandra Case Om die Dam Road Running 50 4:49:58
3/17/2018 Roxanne Smith Om die Dam Road Running 50 4:52:29
3/17/2018 David Case Om Die Dam Road Running 50 5:57:46
3/17/2018 Glynis Mauldon Om die Dam Road Running 50 6:43:36
3/18/2018 Jana Rabe K-way Gallopers 15km Road Running 15 1:28:05
3/18/2018 George Gerber K-way Gallopers 15km Road Running 15 1:28:06
3/18/2018 Gerry Greyling Southern Trails Klipriviersberg Trail Run Trail Running 18 2:23:47
3/18/2018 Clint Holing Tornado Trail Run Trail Running 21 3:18:04
3/25/2018 Jana Rabe Run Zone 21km Road Running 21 2:14:08
3/25/2018 George Gerber Run Zone 21km Road Running 21 2:14:20
3/25/2018 Brad Nelson Klipriversberg Trail Run Trail Running 24 2:20:56
3/25/2018 Glynis Mauldon RunZone Joburg Challenge Road Running 21 2:35:39
3/25/2018 Brendin Scholtz Umgeni Water 32km Road Running 32 2:35:46
3/25/2018 Niesha Green RunZone 21km race Road Running 21 2:52:08
3/26/2018 Johan Botes Elkana Pay per Kay Road Running 42 5:47:36
3/31/2018 Beth Mandel Two Oceans Road Running 21 1:42:56
3/31/2018 Gerry Greyling Two Oceans Half 2018 Road Running 21 2:06:00
3/31/2018 Audrey Johnson Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon Road Running 21 2:06:03
3/31/2018 George Gerber Two Oceans 21km Road Running 21 2:20:26
3/31/2018 Mary Carman Two Oceans 21km Road Running 21 2:27:40
3/31/2018 Jana Rabe Two Oceans 21km Road Running 21 2:30:28
3/31/2018 Pieter Oberholzer Two Oceans half marathon Road Running 21 2:51:23
3/31/2018 Adrien Thoma Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Road Running 56 4:55:29
3/31/2018 Belinda Marais Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Road Running 56 4:56:11
3/31/2018 Helena Oberholzer Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Road Running 56 4:56:54
3/31/2018 Sandra Case Two Oceans Ultra Road Running 56 5:21:57
3/31/2018 Shayla Bailes Two Oceans Marathon Road Running 56 5:34:22
3/31/2018 Adrian Albrecht Old Mutual 2 Oceans Marathon Road Running 56 5:35:01
3/31/2018 Ian Benson Two Oceans Road Running 56 5:39:59
3/31/2018 Brad Nelson Two Oceans 56k Road Running 56 5:50:57
3/31/2018 CHANA-LEE PRESTON TWO OCEANS MARATHON Road Running 56 5:53:07
3/31/2018 Anthony Meyer 2 Oceans Ultra Marathon Road Running 56 5:54:58
3/31/2018 Mary-Lyn Raath OMTOM Road Running 56 5:57:56
3/31/2018 Anton Odendaal Two Oceans Road Running 56 5:59:07
3/31/2018 Natalie Mills Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Road Running 56 6:11:38
3/31/2018 David Case Two Oceans Road Running 56 6:17:16
3/31/2018 Shirley Allsworth Two Oceans ultra marathon Road Running 56 6:19:57
3/31/2018 Liza Odendaal Two Oceans Road Running 56 6:47:07
3/31/2018 Randall Kan Two Oceans Marathon Road Running 56 6:52:21

Pirates Running April Birthdays

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BIRTHDAYS

Wishing all our members well this month!

6 April 2018

Sunday 1 April
Maddie Brummer
Wednesday 4 April
Angelo Coppola
Thursday 5 April
General Senyadiwa
Friday 6 April
Jessica Holland
Tuesday 10 April
Shelagh Smith & Vicky Stark
Thursday
12 April
Max Gebhardt
Friday 13 April
Valerie Wiggett
Sunday
15 April
Randall Kan
Tuesday 17 April
Melissa Hofert
Wednesday 18 April
Luc Tellier
Thursday
19 April
Doug Dunbar
Saturday
21 April
Jimmy Styan & Dantzler Smith
Sunday
22 April
Konrad Kaiser
Sunday 29 April
Audrey Johnson

April Road Races

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF APRIL

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.

5 APRIL 2018

CENTRAL GAUTENG

ALL RACES
Sunday 8th April

Alan Robb 32 & 15km

The Alan Robb race is the traditional Germiston Callie race, now named after one of their famous runners (as one of the oldest Joburg clubs they have had a few Comrades legends run for them).  It is relatively quick although the runnersguide route description says the second half is tough which sees you running through the industrial areas close to Rand Airport.  Route goes through some of the older parts of Germiston for those that like Joburg history).  Online entries are closed but you can enter on the morning of the race.  Note the start time of 6:30 – most races will start at this time with sunrise being later.

Sunday 15th April  

Jackie Gibson Marathon & Alan Ferguson Half Marathon

This race taking place in and around Kibler Park is renowned for having a tough route that goes over the Klipriviersberg ridge. Another one of Joburg’s oldest club Harriers have moved this race around over the last few years. The start is at the Kibler Park Rec centre again which would indicate a clockwise route. The flyer mentions that it is pre-entries only which have closed. It does appear that you can still enter on Webtickets if needed.

Sunday 22nd April

Birchwood Half Marathon & 10km

The Birchwood Half is probably Joburg’s quickest 21km, run around the Boksburg suburbs close to the Airport.  Normal problem for Championchip races though is that it is already sold out. 

Friday 27th April

MiWayLife Cradle Humankind 32km, half marathon & 10km

Another race that is pre-entries only and by the time you are reading this, entries would have closed.  The route is a very scenic out and back (turn around the bin) for all distances.  The routes are quite lumpy as you go from valley to hill.  Generally an enjoyable race but the traffic can be a huge problem getting in do car pooling is suggested.

Sunday 29th April

Robor Scaffolding 50, Marathon, Half, 10 & 5km

The last marathon in Joburg before Comrades.  The Benoni Northerns route is pretty flat although the bits through Ebotse golf course always a challenge.  The most difficult aspect of this race is the fact that the split for the double lap (and triple lap for the 50km) is right at the finish – causing a lot of temptation to just stop instead of going out for another lap.  Pre-entries close on 22nd April but you can enter on the weekend of the race at the club.

GAUTENG NORTH

ALL RACES
Saturday 7th April

Ford 3-in-1

Information on this race is relatively scarce as it appears to be a newish race.  It starts from Ford’s sports fields in Silverton, hence the sponsorship.  You are able to enter on the morning of the race.

Sunday 8th April

Modern Athlete Irene Ultra Marathon

The Irene Ultra is designed to take advantage of an anomaly in the Comrades seeding brackets.  48km races have the same qualifying criteria as a 50km distance so you are therefore getting “2 free kms”.  The course is designed without any significant hills to ensure that runners can get their best possible time.  Finally as it is partnered by Championchip they provide mat-to-mat times to Comrades for seeding purposes.  Race is pre-entry only.

Saturday 21st April

PnP Sosh Morula Half Marathon & 10km

This race is run from Giant Stadium in Soshanguve.  Entries are available on the morning of the race.  Information is limited on the net so difficult to find a route description.   

Saturday 28th April

Tshwane Half Marathon & 10km

The Tshwane half is one of those races not affiliated to any club but rather hosted by the regional body (City 2 City used to be organized by CGA and AGN, now CGA don’t organise any races).  It is the second one in the month starting in the industrial area of Silverton which is relatively flat.  Entries are available on the morning of the race.

Tuesday 1st May

MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon

The Wally is the last official Comrades qualifier and the last marathon prior to Comrades.  Many runners use this as their final tune up race (or desperate qualifier) and as such it has been recorded as South Africa’s third biggest race.  The race is pre-entry only which close on the 15th April.  Please note the new venue of the Centurion rugby club which should make access a little easier.

REST OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLY BIG RACES

April sees the final marathons that can be used as Comrades qualifiers.  We have only focused on the big races which are predominantly marathon distance or further.

Saturday 7th April

Arthur Cresswell Memorial Ultra Marathon & Half

The Bergville to Ladysmith Ultra is one of the historic race dates on the calendar.  The 52km distance gives you slightly more qualifying time than the 50km races (Om Die Dam, Loskop & Benoni) so is a great one to improve seeding.  The point to point race starts in Bergville which is higher than Ladysmith so another net downhill race with the second half being predominantly downhill.  The ultra is pre-entry only which closed at the start of April.

Sunday 15th April

Durban City Marathon and Half

The Durban City Marathon is a favourite amongst some of the KZN runners due to it being almost dead flat.  For a hilly city they make sure that you don’t get anywhere close to the Berea ridge.  Race is pre-entry only although you can enter on race weekend at a premium, just not on the morning of the event.

Saturday 21st April

Forever Resorts Loskop Ultra Marathon

Loskop is these days one of the Big 4 Ultra marathons.  Run as a point to point from Middelburg to the Loskop Dam it is quick and a net downhill race.  Always a good race to use for seeding or qualifying due to the quick course.  The race is pre-entry only and this year Pirates have a bus taking a number of the runners through.

Saturday 21st April

Langebaan Country Estate Weskus Marathon, Half, 10 & Fun Run

The race is held within the West Coast National Park and the beauty of the race is that there are no cars on the route – runners have the whole roads to themselves.  The marathon is point to point.  Both marathon and half are pre-entries only with entries closing on 16 April 2018.

Saturday 28th April

Potato Pride Wilge Marathon, Half & 10km

The Potato Pride is one of the last marathons outside of Gauteng for those looking to qualify for Comrades (although same weekend as Benoni and Wally so only for those looking for something different).  The route does include quite a bit of offroad but as it is along the banks of the Wilge river it is flat and fast.  You can enter on the morning of the race.

Pirates 21K 2018 Results

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

Pirates 21K 2018 with Credo Results

Consolidated results for chip and manually timed finishers.

 All results of our running members submitted online. Remember to submit your results here. All results are updated here

February 2018 Running Results

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

FEBRUARY 2018 RESULTS

2 March 2018

 All results of our running members submitted online. Remember to submit your results here. All results are updated here

Your First Name
Your Surname
Event Name
Event Date
Event Type
Event Distance
Your Official Finish Time
Ian Benson Spartan Harriers Firgrove 21 02/03/2018 Road Running 21 01:40:25
Shirley Allsworth Sasol Marathon 02/03/2018 Road Running 42 04:28:00
Johan Botes Sasolburg Marathon 02/03/2018 Road Running 42 04:29:17
Brendin Scholtz Hennops Trail Run Challenge 02/04/2018 Trail Running 12 01:00:42
Clint Holing Bobbies Edenavle 02/04/2018 Road Running 10 01:03:36
Mark Davis Bobbies 02/04/2018 Road Running 21 01:38:10
Michelle Davis Bobbies 21 02/04/2018 Road Running 21 01:50:18
Gareth Hallett Bobbies 02/04/2018 Road Running 21 02:17:28
Clint Holing Klerksdorp half Marathon 02/10/2018 Road Running 21 02:12:45
Sandra Case Bronkhorspruit 02/10/2018 Road Running 32 03:03:00
David Case Bronkhorstspruit 32 02/10/2018 Road Running 32 03:27:53
Brendin Scholtz Pick n Pay Marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 21 01:36:35
Belinda Marais Pick n Pay Half Marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 21 01:49:09
Mary-Lyn Raath Pick n Pay 02/11/2018 Road Running 21 01:59:01
Matthew Smith Pick n Pay 02/11/2018 Road Running 21 01:59:15
Sherryl Cant Pick n Pay Half Marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 21 02:07:41
Shirley Allsworth Pick n Pay Marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 21 02:07:53
Niesha Green Pick n Pay half marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 21 02:53:37
Brian Malcomess Pick ‘n Pay Marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 42 03:26:57
Heather Robertson Pick n pay 02/11/2018 Road Running 42 04:09:51
Riedwaan Jabaar Pick n pay marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 42 04:14:00
Anthony Meyer Pick n Pay 02/11/2018 Road Running 42 04:31:00
Johan Botes Pick n Pay marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 42 04:31:39
Randall Kan Pick n Pay Marathon 02/11/2018 Road Running 42 04:39:12
PHYLLIS TEUBES SPAR LANTERN 10 RACE 2/14/2018 Road Running 10 00:57:59
Patrick Machakala Randburg Harriers Night Race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:36:05
Emmanuel Makhafola Randburg Harriers Valentines Night Race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:40:00
Brendin Scholtz Randburg Harriers Valentine's Night Race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:43:07
Thabang Mmolawa Randburg Harriers Night Race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:44:43
Ian Benson Randburg Harriers Valentines night race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:46:22
Sandra Case Randburg Harriers Night race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:50:00
Heather Robertson Randburg harriers valentines run 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:51:44
Calvin Tsholoba Randburg Harriers Valentines Night Race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:56:54
David Case Randburg Harriers Valentines Night Race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 00:57:13
Tiffany Smith Randburg Harriers Valentines Night Race 2/16/2018 Road Running 10 01:14:46
Fabian Byrne Bestmed Marathon 2/17/2018 Road Running 42 04:16:30
Johan Botes Tuks Bestmed 42 2/17/2018 Road Running 42 04:49:30
Helena Oberholzer Peninsula marathon 2/18/2018 Road Running 42 03:34:34
Adrien Thoma Buffs Marathon 2/18/2018 Road Running 42 03:35:28
Chana Preston Buffs Marathon 2/19/2018 Road Running 42 04:19:00
Fran Harrison Bestmed 2/20/2018 Road Running 42 04:18:00
Gerry Greyling Groot Gat 2/24/2018 Road Running 21 02:14:00
Brad Nelson Groot Gat 2/24/2018 Road Running 42 04:20:00
Mark Davis Township Marathon 2/24/2018 Road Running 42 03:15:55
Michelle Davis Township Marathon 2/24/2018 Road Running 42 03:39:50
Beth Mandel Milkwood Run 2/25/2018 Road Running 21 01:39:40
Struan Brown Deloitte Pretoria Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 21 02:04:12
Brendin Scholtz Maritzburg Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 03:33:57
Jan Vreken Deloitte Pretoria Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 03:40:47
Robyn Stewart Maritzburg Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 03:47:58
Belinda Marais Deloitte Pretoria Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 03:51:55
Roxi Smith Maritzburg Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 03:57:58
Clyde Germond Deliitte Pretoria Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 04:02:26
Clint Holing TrailAdventure Big Red Barn 2/25/2018 Trail Running 30 04:11:26
Sandra Case Deloitte 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 04:19:00
Adrian Albrecht Deloitte Pretoria Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 04:19:07
Mary-Lyn Raath Deloitte 42 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 04:24:23
David Case Deloitte Pretoria Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 04:47:22
Randall Kan Deloitte Pretoria Marathon 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 04:49:47
Johan Botes Deloitte Challenge 42 2/25/2018 Road Running 42 04:51:56

March Road Races

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF MARCH

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.

2 MARCH 2018

CENTRAL GAUTENG

ALL RACES
Sunday 4th March

Hot Legs 32, 15 & 5km

This is a new race on the calendar run under the banner of Born 2 Run. It starts at St Stithians and the 32km is a loop around the far northern suburbs of Joburg. The area that it runs through is hilly and so it promises to be a relatively tough course. Online entries only.

Sunday 11th March

Pharmaton Edenvale Marathon

Rand Road Warriors have had a sponsor change so many people would be familiar with this race as the Sarens marathon over the last few years. Traditionally a very quick route through the suburbs of Edenvale, Edenglen and Sebenza. It is a Championchip race which would mean that it sells out very quickly however you are able to pick up late entries at the venue on the race weekend.

Sunday 18th March

K-Way Gallopers 15 & 5km Run/Walk

The Gallopers 15km has been described as the ideal route for a PB. There isn’t a huge amount of information currently online besides the fact that entries are on Championchip and the race takes place in Leondale in Germiston.

Sunday 25th March

Run Zone Joburg Challenge

Another new race on the calendar. This time it is the Run Zone one that is being held in Berario, just North of Pirates. There are distance options of 21km, 10km and 5km and entries are available on Entrytime. Late entries are also available at the venue. With it being a new race it is a bit difficult to assess the course – it does mention suburbs of Fairland, Weltevreden Park and Montgomery Park but with Montgomery Park being on the other side of Northcliff that would indicate that there could be at least one large hill?

Friday 30th March >> Sunday 1st April

Randburg Harriers Easter 100

Technically not a race but generally an event well supported by the Pirates runners not travelling to Cape Town to do 2 Oceans. The Easter 100 is exactly that, 100km over the Easter weekend with the distance being split up over 3 days. Runners don’t have to run each and every day and are able to pick their distances. Runners are also able to start their run at a time that suits them (within reason as there are dedicated water points along the route).

GAUTENG NORTH

ALL RACES
Saturday 3rd March

Medihelp Sunrise Monster and Baby Monster

The name of this race is most apt as the route is a proper monster taking into account some of the toughest hills in Pretoria. Follow the green monster footprints as you run up and over Klapperkop into Waterkloof. Entries are available on the morning of the race which starts at sunrise.

Saturday 10th March

Buco Bobbies 3-in-1

The Buco Bobbies race makes Saturday morning racers wonder what is going on in Pretoria. For the third week in a row they give you a route that takes you over a number of the Pretoria hills. It starts and finishes at Wonderboom Junction which is North of the Pretoria ridge, you will need to travel slightly earlier to take into account the additional distance. Entries are available at the start of the race.

Saturday 17th March

Budget Kolonnade 3-in-1

You have to ask what it is with Pretoria races and starting at shopping centres.. Another weekend and another shopping centre, this time the Kolonnade Shopping Centre. After a number of tough weekends sanity returns to Pretoria with a slightly easier course. As with most Pretoria races entries are available on the morning of the race.

Saturday 24th March

Denel Half Marathon & 10km

This race is run from the Denel Irene Campus and as such it runs through large parts of Irene and Centurion. The race’s biggest drawcard are its medals with the medals being made by Denel and representing their products (read weapons). All finishers receive silver medals. Online entries are on Entrytime and as with most GN races entries are available at the start.

REST OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLY BIG RACES

March sees the continuation of big races. Plenty of marathons and thus we have focused only on the bigger marathons again.

Saturday 3rd March

Surrender Hill Marathon, Half and 10km

This is a fantastic race with it providing you a great excuse to have a weekend in Clarens. The marathon race is run from Clarens over Surrender Hill (hence the name) before turning around and coming back again. A very tough route but incredible scenery. Entries are obtainable in Clarens on the weekend.

Saturday 3rd March

Saturday 3rd March

We’ve included this race on the list because of the interesting nature of the course. You run through the big 5 Marakele game reserve. Numbers are always very limited so best to plan a year in advance for this one.

Saturday 3rd March

Uniwisp Fast 5-in-1 Race

For fans of Kaapsehoop this is one for you, as it can be viewed of the cousin of that race. The Fast 5-in-1 starts well above Nelspruit on the Sabie/Lydenberg Road and you bomb down over 42km to finish in the Mbombela stadium. Where it differs from Kaapsehoop is that there are no bumps at the end, fewer steep downhills but more consistent profile. Buses are available from the finish to take you to the start and entries are available before the race and on the Friday

Sunday 4th March

CapeGate Vaal Marathon

Maybe affected this year with the earlier timing of Easter (and thus earlier cutoff of qualifiers for Oceans) this still remains a race for those in Gauteng that wish to do a fast flat marathon. Some runners prefer flat races and swear by this one, others prefer a few downhills and avoid this one like the plague. It is run through Vereeniging and the marathon is a double lapper. Online entries have closed but you can get on the race weekend.

Saturday 10th March

PWC Kosmos 3-in-1

This Secunda race is one of the few remaining traditional 3-in-1 races. Like other races with the description they have 3 distances but the difference is that all 3 distances start at different times to allow the runners to run a 42, followed by a 21, followed by a 10km. The races are all around the Lake Umuzi area in Secunda and thus relatively flat. All the events that include the marathon are pre-entry only. For the other distances you will be able to enter on the day (seeing as those distances don’t start at the crack of dawn).

Saturday 17th March

Old Mutual Om Die Dam Ultra, Half Marathon & 10km

Om Die Dam is one of the big 4 Ultras of South Africa (probably sits in third behind Comrades and Oceans and just ahead of Loskop). 50km’s of toughness. This year sees a change in the route as they have reversed the direction to get a better resemblance to this year’s Comrades down run. It does mean that Sarkies is now fortunately towards the beginning of the race although does place some tough hills towards the end. It may also indicate that they will be switching direction each year if they wish to replicate the sensations of the Comrades routes (which do switch each year). The race is now Championchip and similar to all their other events sold out in record time. 10km entries are available on race weekend.

Saturday 31st March

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

South Africa’s second largest marathon and by far and away the biggest half marathon in the country. The race is so big that it warrants its own section in this month’s newsletter so refer to the body of the newsletter for more information.

Pirates Running March Birthday

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

BIRTHDAYS

Wishing all our members well this month!

2 March 2018

Saturday 3 March
Eva Hancox

Monday 5 March
Franck Deroche

Wednesday 7 March
Beniamino Pellegrini

Saturday
10 March

Alison van den Berg

Stephen Miller

Monday 12 March

Warren Bewsher

Marcus Crowther 

George Gerber 

Beth Mandel

Tuesday 13 February
Sarah van Olst

Saturday
17 March
Anton Odendaal

Monday 19 March
Adrian Steven

Tuesday 20 March
Grant Abrahams

Friday 23 March
Wayne Tucker

Saturday 24 March
Arran Brown

Sunday 25 March
Anthony Meyer

Monday 26 March
Rupert Nanni

Thursday 29 March
Mary-Lyn Raath

Saturday 31 March

Marc van Olst

Katrien Haegeman

Pirates Running February Birthdays

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

BIRTHDAYS

Wishing all our members well this month!

2 FEBRUARY 2018

Tuesday
6 February
Raudzinyana Mabuda
Thursday
8 February
Maria Mazibuko
Friday
9 February
Xavier Leroy
Saturday
10 February
Colin Mitchley
Monday
12 February
Duncan Irvine
Thursday
15 February
Robyn de Kock
Saturday
17 February
Roeleen van den Heever
Sunday
18 February
Damian Lincesso
John Stark
Monday
19 February
Michael Creighton
Ruth Smith
Tuesday
20 February
Marihanda Trudgeon
Thursday
22 February
Heather Robertson
Saturday
24 February
Damian Lincesso
Nicholas Koning
Sunday
25 February
Luke Choate
Lize Richmond
Monday
26 February
Mickie Jacobs
Helena Oberholzer
Andre Vos

January 2018 road running results

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

JANUARY 2018 RESULTS

2 February 2018

 All results of our running members submitted online. Remember to submit your results here. All results are updated here

Your First Name
Your Surname
Event Name
Event Date
Event Type
Event Distance
Your Official Finish Time
Johan Botes Botanical Gardens New Year's Fun Run 1/1/2018 Road Running 11.5 1:09:05
Johan Botes A4A Road Safety Run/Walk 1/6/2018 Road Running 21 2:04:04
General Senyadiwa Kudus 1/7/2018 Road Running 15 1:11:57
Clint Holing Varsity Kudus – Johannesburg 1/7/2018 Road Running 15 1:42:57
Edward Van Rooyen ACE BESTMED 1/13/2018 Road Running 21 1:53:51
Struan Brown Dischem 21 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:34:34
Brendin Scholtz Dischem 21 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:40:42
Marc Van Olst Dischem 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:41:00
General Senyadiwa Dischem 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:43:46
Colin Mitchley Dischem 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:44:26
Adrien Thoma Dischem 21 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:46:12
Helena Oberholzer Dischem 21 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:47:29
Belinda Marais Dischem Half Marathon 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:49:22
Sandra Case Dischem 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 1:53:00
Johan Botes Dischem 21 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 2:00:36
Fran Harrison Dischem 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 2:03:14
Mary-Lyn Raath Dischem 21km 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 2:10:00
David Case Dischem 21 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 2:18:02
Clint Holing AdventureTrail – Reitvlei Zoo Farm 1/14/2018 Trail Running 15 2:19:37
Liza Odendaal Dischem 21 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 2:23:17
Niesha Green Dischem 1/14/2018 Road Running 21 2:55:11
Russell Smith President Hyper 15 1/17/2018 Road Running 15 1:19:07
Clint Holing TrailAdventure: Smuts – Irene 1/21/2018 Trail Running 21 2:47:01
Mark Davis Striders Springs 32 1/21/2018 Road Running 32 2:52:00
Michelle Davis Striders (Garbie) 32 1/21/2018 Road Running 32 2:53:00
Johan Botes Garbie 32 1/21/2018 Road Running 32 3:07:00
Chana Preston Springs Striders 1/21/2018 Road Running 32 3:11:05
Struan Brown Ottosdal Draf ‘n Trap 1/27/2018 Road Running 21 1:53:02
Gerry Greyling Ottosdal 1/27/2018 Road Running 21 2:09:00
Adrien Thoma Akasia Marathon 1/27/2018 Road Running 42 3:46:38
Sandra Case Ottosdale 1/27/2018 Road Running 42 3:52:00
Mark Raubenheimer Redhill Marathon 1/27/2018 Road Running 42 4:06:00
David Case Ottosdal Draf en Trap 1/27/2018 Road Running 42 4:38:38
Liza Odendaal Ottosdal Night race 1/27/2018 Road Running 42 4:44:42
Clint Holing Trail Adventure The Barn 15 1/28/2018 Trail Running 15 1:47:11
Niesha Green Johnson Crane 1/28/2018 Road Running 21 2:47:12
Kieron Futter Johnson Crane 1/28/2018 Road Running 42 3:29:38
Marc Van Olst Johnson crane 1/28/2018 Road Running 42 3:41:00
General Senyadiwa Jonson Crane Hire Marathon 1/28/2018 Road Running 42 3:41:38
Helena Oberholzer Johnson Crane marathon 1/28/2018 Road Running 42 3:46:42
Yunis Francis Johnson’s Crane Marathon 1/28/2018 Road Running 42 3:50:46
Johan Botes Johnson Crane Marathon and Half 1/28/2018 Road Running 42 4:19:51
Bradley Hugo Johnson Crane marathon 1/28/2018 Road Running 42 4:35:01

February Road Running Races

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

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.

2 FEBRUARY 2018

CENTRAL GAUTENG

ALL RACES
Sunday 4th February

Modern Athlete Bobbies Half Marathon & 10km

This is the fourth year where the Bobbies race is being run from Greenstone Shopping Centre.  The route is described by the organisers as being considered as a fast course. The race is run through the suburbs of Edenvale, Illiondale and Greenstone which would indicate a more undulating route.  Entries are available on the morning of the race.

Wednesday 7th February

Timbercity KHOSA Night Race

It is a little difficult to find a flyer for this race but it appears that it will be unchanged from prior years.  That will mean a 7pm start for a 15km route through the very hilly Noordheuwel.  Entries are available at the start and parking is generally readily available near the KHOSA sports club. 

Sunday 11th February

Pick n Pay Marathon & Half Marathon

The Pick n Pay marathon is probably Joburg’s biggest marathon but one that is very difficult to get in to. Entries are sold out for the race. The route is quite a testing route through Edenvale and Bedfordview with parts of the course being very challenging if the weather is hot.

Friday 16th February

Randburg Harriers 10km Valentine’s Nite

The Randburg Race is one that occurs right on our door step. A big race with a big field does sometimes cause logistics problems when trying to find parking. There is more information on this race later in this month’s newsletter as we are encouraging Pirates runners to participate in it.

Sunday 18th February

Pirates Half Marathon

Our very own race and thus it fittingly receives its own section in this month’s newsletter. A reminder though that Pirates members cannot run in the race as everyone is required to help to ensure a successful event.

Sunday 25th February

Gift of the Givers Township Marathon, Half & 10km

The Township marathon takes place between Eldorado Park and Lenasia. The route is for the most part flat but does have some challenging hills, especially towards the end where you have to take on Heartbreakers Hill. Entries are available on the day of the race. This is the last chance to qualify for runners participating in the Two Oceans ultra as you need to submit your qualifying times by the end of the month.

GAUTENG NORTH

ALL RACES
Saturday 3rd February

Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon & 10km

The McCarthy Toyota half is generally the quickest out of all of Pretoria’s half marathons. Normally the race organisers in that part of the world like to take you over a ridge or up a hill but the Rietondale area that the race takes place in is relatively flat. The 21km is pre-entry only.

Saturday 10th February

Bronkhorstspruit 32 & 10km

This race is relatively flat and fast. There are 3 major hills on the 32km but none of them are too long. Runners traditionally have a well-earned refreshment at the famous die Stoep. The race starts at 6am and you can get entries before the start.

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 17th February

Bestmed Tuks Marathon, Half & 10km

Tuks are celebrating 100 years by including a marathon in their event for the first time. Assume it will be a double lapper of their existing 21km route. The route runs through leafy Pretoria in its most historic suburbs. Entries are available on the morning of the race but would you really want to do it when it clashes with the Pirates Half?

Sunday 25th February

Deloitte Pretoria Marathon, Half & 10km

Pretoria’s biggest marathon and probably the best one in the whole of Gauteng. Each lap includes the testing Waterkloof Ridge as you go up to Fort Klapperkop but fortunately from that point it just gets easier. Entries are not available on the morning of the race but you can enter on Entrytime until the 11th Feb or at the venue on the Friday and Saturday. T-shirt limit of 5 000 already reached would indicate a big field. This is the last chance to qualify for runners participating in the Two Oceans ultra as you need to submit your qualifying times by the end of the month.

REST OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLY BIG RACES

February is Marathon Month in the rest of South Africa so we have taken the liberty of only focusing on marathons, and the biggest of those.

Saturday 3rd February

Sasol Marathon, Half & 10km

The Sasol marathon is generally accepted to a very flat and quick marathon. The only problem is that with a lack of hills it also lacks any scenery – through the residential, industrial and commercial precincts of Sasolburg. Entries are available on the morning of the event.

Sunday 11th February

NOSA Hillcrest Marathon

The Hillcrest marathon is an ideal race for those that wish to start getting a feel of the Comrades area. The race is tough as the area is anything but flat. Entries are done via Championchip and it is a pre-entry race only.

Sunday 18th February

Cape Peninsula Marathon & Half

Billed as South Africa’s quickest marathon the Peninsula Marathon is unique in that it is a point-to-point race with the start at the Cape Town stadium and ending in Simon’s Town. You run for a long time on the Two Oceans ultra route. The race is pre-entry only. The big issue with the race is the conflict with the Pirates Half…

Saturday 24th February

Pirates Groot Gat Marathon, Half & 10km

The Groot Gat Marathon is our mother club’s biggest race. Last year we revived a tradition of going to do their race and thus there is a section dedicated to it in this month’s newsletter

Sunday 25th February

Witness Medihelp Maritzburg City Marathon, Half & 10km

They say a third of all Comrades entrants supply the Maritzburg marathon as their qualifier. That could indicate one of two things – either the course is very quick or alternatively it is Natal’s biggest marathon. I suspect the latter. This is a pre-entry race only with pre-entries closing on the 4th February. This is the last chance to qualify for runners participating in the Two Oceans ultra as you need to submit your qualifying times by the end of the month.