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Road Running Races December



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.  December is traditionally a very quiet month in terms of road races.

12 December 2018



Races Missed:  World Aids Day Half Marathon; Orlando Half

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 16th December [/su_heading]

Wobblers and Wigglers The Hat Race

The last event on the CGA calendar is our very own Wobblers and Wigglers or these days more commonly known as the Hat Race. This event has a long and rich history – the 2018 edition will be the 34th hosting of the event. Probably best known for the water point that serves beer. Read more about the history of the event in the newsletter.


[su_heading size=”16″]Monday 31st December [/su_heading]

Cid to Cid Old Years Race

Another traditional fixture on the calendar. The Old Years Race is paired with the New Years Race as Pretoria host 2 races in 2 days. There are 5km and 10km options. The route is relatively flat which is not a common occurrence in Pretoria. Race starts at Rietondale Park at 5pm.



Races Missed: Aspen Pharmacare PE City Marathon

Road Running Birthdays


Road Running Birthdays

Pirates Club, Greenside

December 2018


Sunday, 2 December 2018
Roschen de Villiers
Emmaniel Monyoras Makhafola
Monday, 3 December 2018
Sue Seddon
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Marco Paschkewitz
Brendin Scholtz
Friday, 7 December 2018
Edwin Smith
Monday, 10 December 2018
Geoffrey Hunt
Bruna Jacobs
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Gerry Greyling
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Jente Marit Althuis
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Mpiti Matsoso
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Pieter Du Plessis
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Schalk Liebenberg
Friday, 21 December 2018
Caron Lawrence
Gareth Whittaker
Brett Kaye
Saturday, 22 December 2018
Phyllis Teubes
Monday, 24 December 2018
Chris Browne
Jack Makganyoha
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Jason van der Linde
Debbie Mills
Saturday, 29 December 2018
Michael Green

Cricket Results 22 November 2018

Cricket Results
Gideon Richter, Pirates Club, Greenside
22 November 2018
[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 1st XI vs JCC[/su_heading] Pirates Club | 18 November 2018 Pirates win by six wickets
JCC 157 all out 40.1 overs
P. Naidoo 37 (63)
C. Freeman 2/17
J. Streak 2/17
Pirates 158/3 29 overs M. Hardy 70 (84) no C. Freeman 41 (48) A. Zia 2/35
Round 5 of the GCL 50 over competition pitted the Pirates juggernaut against JCC. Pirates captain Chris Freeman again won the toss and elected to bowl, the JCC captain stated at the toss that he would have batted first anyway. Pirates did not have their best day in the field with simple chances going a begging throughout the JCC innings. Though through disciplined bowling Pirates were able to create enough chances. The unluckiest of the bowlers who could easily have bagged a 5 for was Tyrone Edwards, a talented and passionate young off spinner. With wickets falling at regular intervals JCC never dominated during their innings and were bowled out for 157 in the 41st over. The pitch seemed to be a little harder to bat on than the initial assessment at the toss. When Pirates lost their third wicket in the 10th over with the team’s leading run scorer Gideon Richter being adjudged LBW of the bowling of M. Asvat and the score on 47/3 it was game on. The ensuing partnership was a joy to watch as the Captain and Vice-Captain settled and dominated the tiring JCC attack. The pair of Chris Freeman and Matt Hardy added 101 runs before the captain holed out at long off trying to finish the game before the approaching weather could halt proceedings. Matt Hardy finished the game with a flowing and brutal pull shot to rapturous applause from his team mates. Matt Hardy walked away with the man of the match performance and with another impressive all-round performance from Chris Freeman who now stands as Pirates’ leading run scorer and in the top ten wicket takers in the league. Pirates currently sit 4th on the league table but, with a game or two in hand over the teams ahead of them, the 6 point lead held by Randburg CC at the top looks in threat. Roshnee CC has the enviable task of standing in front of the Pirates steam roller when they visit the Rat Cage next week Sunday.
[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 2nd XI vs Randburg[/su_heading]Pirates Club Randburg won by 163 Runs
Randburg won the toss on another hot day in Africa and chose to bat. An improved bowling and fielding performance compared to the previous weeks meant that the game was in the balance at the drinks break. As the temperature began to rise the Pirates Boys started to wilt and some lack-lustre fielding reared it’s ugly head again. Pirates eventually bowled Randburg out for 279. The Pirates openers got off to a promising start with regular boundaries. Some poor shots meant that wickets kept falling and the innings fell apart like a paper house in a tornado. Only Kaidan giving any resistance at the end to make sure Pirates passed the 100 mark.
Another loss for the pres side in a tough season so far. Next up is Wanderers away with Pirates desperately needing a win to get their season going.
[su_heading size=”27″]Other Results[/su_heading]Pirates 3rd team – Bye

Bowls League update

Steve Delany, Pirates Club, Greenside
15 November 2018

League kicked in again at the end of  October running until March.

Team selectors are Peter Kamffer, John Batwell and Terry ‘Arsene Wenger’ Dennis. Good luck to them in sifting through our array of talent and producing the goods!

Things are off to a good start with Pirates A Mixed team top of the log with three wins from three, ably captained by Louise Gagiano.

Our other teams aren’t coming out of the blocks quite so quickly but the only way is up!


Cricket Results November 2018


Cricket Results

Gideon Richter, Pirates Club, Greenside

15 November 2018

[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 1st XI vs ABSA VUT[/su_heading]

Isak Steyl Stadium | 11 November 2018

Pirates win by seven wickets

With another dominant performance the Pirates 1st team goes 3 from 3 to start their season. Pirates captain Chris Freeman won the toss and without hesitation choose to send the struggling ABSA VUT team in to bat, who are yet to record a win this season.

Chris Freeman got the team running with 2 wickets in the second over of the innings. Things got progressively worse for the home team. The only batters to achieve double figures were F Nieman (26) and Z Van Aswegen (27). VUT were eventually bundled out for 79 in the 24th over.

Pirates made light work of the small chase and won by 7 wickets, with Chris Freeman top scoring with 25 n/o. combined with remarkable bowling figures of 3/15 in 5 overs he richly deserved the man of the match reward. The next test for the Pirates Juggernaut will be a home fixture against JCC where they will hope to keep their 100% season going and take the winning momentum into tougher fixtures to come.

[su_heading size=”27″]Pirates 2nd XI vs UJ[/su_heading]

Orban Oval

UJ won by 10 wickets

Batting first on a pitch that resembled a newly laid Swiss highway, pirates lost their first wicket early. A good partnership followed between Nick Liedtke (43) and Douglas Gird (101), some lusty blows meant the run rate remained high and the score predictor hovered around the 360 mark.

After feeling the spinner had bowled enough, Nick came charging down the wicket to try hit him out the attack but missed it and was on his way back to the pavilion. Douglas continued on his way hitting the ball to all parts of the ground, UJ wanting to see Gird bat some more decided that catching him when he hit the ball in the air was not an effective strategy.

Wickets continued to fall at the other end. Gird reached his century to rapturous applause from teammates and the 3 other spectators who thought watching club cricket would be a good way to spend a Sunday. The men of Pirates eventually limped to a below par score of 244.

After the lunch break pirates took to the field looking to defend their measly target. Unfortunately for the pirates bowlers they forgot how to bowl one side of the wicket and UJ gladly accepted the bowlers generosity and fielders inability to take catches. Sensing pirates near depression the 2 UJ opening batters knocked the runs off in 28 overs and let the pirates players get home early. A valiant effort in the field by Peter Butcher was in vain, as his near marathon distance efforts still saw the ball end up over the boundary.

Another tough week for the 2nd team see them languishing at the foot of the table after 6 games. Their only points of the season coming from 2 abandoned games. Another tough test awaits against Randburg this weekend, will the team gather on Saturday to do a rain dance hoping to get some more points on the board or will they lift their game and get a win they so desperately need? Only time will tell.

[su_heading size=”27″]Other Results[/su_heading]

Pirates 3rd team vs Riverlea CC 

Riverlea won by 114 runs.


Road Races November 2018



Information about the races has been obtained from the Runnersguide website and is up to date at the time of publication of the newsletter.  The racing calendar definitely sees a slow down as we approach the end of the calendar.  The month starts with a big bang of marathons before petering out with gaps on some weekends.

7 November 2018



Races Missed: Soweto marathon

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 11th November [/su_heading]

Alberton Half Marathon & 10km

The Alberton half is probably the flattest 21km in Joburg as the town is off the hilly rand. The race starts at 6am in the morning from the Alberton Rugby Club, which is where the athletics club also based. The route can be exposed but with the early start one would be done very early.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 25th November[/su_heading]

RAC City Lodge Tough One 32km

The RAC Tough One is a traditional race on the Pirates calendar and as such it will have a gazebo and a breakfast. The route is a testing one with a long slog up gradual gradients (read slow poison) from the right turn off Witkoppen around 14km. This is one of the 21 bucket list races to do in the 2nd half of the year.



Races Missed: Tshwane Oppie Bol Disability Awareness

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 17th November[/su_heading]

Tom Jenkins Challenge Run/Walk

There is a half marathon and a 10km at this race. The race is run through the historic suburbs of Pretoria and starts and finishes on the lawns of the Union Buildings. Make no mistake this is a very difficult race with a brutal climb up the dreaded Tom Jenkins Drive above the Union Buildings. This is one of the 21 bucket list races to do in the 2nd half of the year.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 24th November [/su_heading]

Voortrekker Monument Half and 10km

This is a brand new race on the calendar so route information is a little scarce. What is guaranteed is that the route will be very tough. Those that are familiar with the Vasbyt race know that the Voortrekker monument sits on top of a hill and no matter how they craft the route there will be a brutal climb in it somewhere.



Races Missed: Kaapsehoop Marathon

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 10th November [/su_heading]

Spar Bela-Bela Marathon

The Bela-Bela marathon is the biggest race in Limpopo in the entire year. Definitely a race of two halves with a pan flat first 21km followed by a very hilly 2nd half.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 10th November[/su_heading]

The Winelands Marathon

The Winelands Marathon is a race between Stellenbosch and Somerset West and back again. For those that are familiar with the winelands you will know that the area is not flat with the R44 between the two towns including a lot of little valleys. Look out for the turn up the gravel Stellenrust road to really deliver a cheap shot.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 17th November[/su_heading]

Medihelp Cherry Race

The Cherry race is part of the Ficksburg Cherry Festival. It can definitely be defined as a mountain race with the high point on the Imperani Mountain being roughly halfway along the course. It has been called Free State’s biggest race with all the visitors at the cherry festival. This is one of the 21 bucket list races to do in the 2nd half of the year.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 24th November [/su_heading]

Sani Stagger

There is quite a contingent of Pirates runners who are going to do this race. One of those events where if you blink you would have missed the entry window (even marathon entries closed within a day). The Sani Stagger is a brutal marathon with 21km up the Sani Pass to the summit before turning around and running back down again. Well over 1000m of elevation within 10km. This is one of the 21 bucket list races to do in the 2nd half of the year.

Oct Members List

Abrahams, Grant Road Running
Adebayo, Bashiru Tennis
Alan, Uzzell Social
Albrecht, Adrian Road Running
Albrecht, Jessica Road Running
Alexander,Rob Road Running
Allen, Anthony Road Running
Allsworth, Shirley Anne Road Running
Anderson,Clayton Road Running
Antonites, Alan Social
Arter, Neville Life Member
Atkinson, Bruce Tennis
Ayres, Neil Bowls
Bachelor, Kyle Hockey
Bachelor, Vaughan Hockey
Backwell,Pam Road Running
Bailes, Shayla Road Running
Baker, Simon Squash
Baleson, Gary Social
Banfield, Douglas Life Member
Barker,James Road Running
Barker,Robyn Road Running
Barnes, Chris Road Running
Barnes, Coralee Road Running
Barnes, Sally Road Running
Barry, Cavan Squash
Bartlett, Graeme Squash
Bartlett, Jamie Social
Bartman, John Social
Bashe, Khanya Social
Batchelor, John Social
Batwell,John Bowls
Benn,Roger Social
Benson, Ian Running – 5 yrs 2015-2019
Benson,Leigh Anne Road Running
Berry, Malcolm Tennis
Bester,Ferdie Tennis
Betton,Georgina Road Running
Beyers,Hector Tennis
Bhagwandin,Adhil Tennis
Bilse, Tegan Squash / Hockey
Binnie, Michael Social
Blanckenberg, Steve Life Member
Booysen, Hennie Road Running
Borland, Ken Social
Bormann,Reinald Tennis
Bormann,Zani Tennis
Bosse,Bryce Road Running
Botes, Johan Road Running
Bothma,Jacques Tennis
Bracher,Paul Tennis
Braham, Steve Social
Brett, Kaye Road Running
Brink, George Social
Brink,Helen Social
Brink,Mike Tennis
Brooks, AJ Social
Broomfield,Gavin Social
Brown, Alan Hockey
Brown, Arran Road Running
Brown, Kingsley Cricket
Brown, Stuart Road Running
Brown,Paula Road Running
Browne, Cheryl Road Running
Browne, Christopher Road Running
Brubacher, M Running
Brummall, Samantha Hockey
Brummer, Maddi Road Running
Buchholtz, Shirley Road Running
Burke,Paul Bowls
Busshau, Patrick Social
Butcher,Nigel Baseball
Byrne, Fabian Road Running
Camarate, Jorge Road Running
Cameron,Christa Tennis
Cant, Stewart Road Running
Cant,Sherryl Road Running
Cantrell,John Road Running
Capela,Michael Road Running
Capozza,Peter Tennis
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Card, Cliff Squash
Carlton,Steve Social
Carman,Mary Road Running
Carr, Alex Tennis
Carter, Helen Hockey
Case, David John Running – 5 yrs 2015-2019
Case, Sandra Running – 5 yrs 2015-2019
Chauvet,George Tennis
Cheetham,Gregg Road Running
Clark, Irene Bowls
Cleeve-Edwards, Gregory Road Running
Clingman, Elaine Life Member
Clyde,Germond Road Running
Cochrane, Johann Hockey
Coetzer,Bradley Bowls
Coppola, Angelo Road Running
Crawley,Peter Road Running
Creighton, Michael Road Running
Cropley, Kate Tennis
Cross, Paul Bowls
Crowther,Servaas Marcus Road Running
Crozier,Brett Squash
Crwys-Williams, Geraint Road Running
Cunningham, Sean Hockey
Cutler, Stuart Road Running
Cvetkovie, Nanad Tennis
Dacre, Andrew Hockey
Davies,Chris Tennis
Davis, Mark Road Running
Davis, Michelle Road Running
de Jager, Nico Road Running
De Klerk,Riko Social
De Kock, Robin Road Running
de la Motte,Pierre Tennis
De La Rey, Anne Hockey
De La Rey, Danielle Hockey
De Necker, Gustav Bowls
De Souza, Stacey Hockey
De Villiers, Roschen Road Running
Dedekind, Micha Hockey
Del Carme, Liam Social
Delaney, Ilona Bowls
Delaney, Steve Bowls
Dennis, Terry Bowls
Dennison, Lesley Road Running
Densem,Rob Road Running
Denyer, Ron Squash
Dittrich,Denise Tennis
Dodgen, Morne Hockey
Dowding, Dave Social
Du Plessis, Jandre Hockey
Du Plessis, Pieter Road Running
Du Plessis,Andre Tennis
du Preez, Jaques Hockey
Du Preez, Tristen Cricket
du Preez,Peter Bowls
du Trevou,Joss Tennis
Duggan,Sean Social
Duigan,Linda Tennis
Dunbar, James Douglas Road Running
Dutton, Jane Tennis
Easthorpe,Brandon Road Running
Easthorpe,Darrell Road Running
Ebden, Craig Road Running
Edgar, Douglas Social
Eliason,Mark Road Running
Elliot, Natalie Tennis
Elliot,Paul Social
Elliott, Finn Tennis
Elstob,Peter Social
Engelbrecht, Gawie Bowls
Erasmus, Anna Maree Squash
Erasmus,Lourens Tennis
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Fabris,Roberto Tennis
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Foxton, Steve Social
Francis, Yunis Road Running
Fraser, Graham Bowls
Fraser,Jim Social
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Friedman,Adriaan Road Running
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G, Gleeson Bowls
Gadney, David Social
Gardner, Dave Life Member
Gavin,Coutts Bowls
Gebhardt, M Road Running
Gell,Thomas Tennis
Georgeson, Alastair Social
Giddy,Julia Road Running
Gill, Simon Hockey
Gillard, Trevor Tennis
Gillett, Giles Tennis
Gleeson, Bronwyn Bowls
Goldswain, Ken Tennis
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Guy, Greg Bowls / Social
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Hamman, Lloyd Hockey
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Hansell, Scott Road Running
Hanson, Lloyde Stephen Squash 5 yrs
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Hardy, Matthew Cricket
Harris, Tim Squash
Harris,Kevin Cricket
Harrison, Brett Cricket
Harrison, Frances Road Running
Harvey, Ria Bowls
Harvey, Sherri Road Running
Harvey,Lee Road Running
Hayton, Stephen Social
Hendricks, Donavan Tennis
Hendricks, Jo-Anne Tennis
Hendrickse,Charles Road Running
Henning,Lex Social
High, Martie Road Running
Hildyard, Lance Squash
Hofert,Melissa Road Running
Hogarth, Roger Social
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Holmes,Kim Road Running
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Hugo, Bradley Road Running
Human, Catrina Road Running
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Hume, Ian Social
Hunt, Benjamin John Squash
Irvine,Duncan Road Running
Jabaar, Riedwaan Road Running
Jacobs,Bruna Road Running
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Johnstone, Daniel Hockey – 5yrs
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Kahts, Jessica Tennis
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Kamffer,Peter Bowls
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Kleinhans,Melanie Tennis
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Krige, Johann Hockey
Kroon, Bob Bowls
Kruger, Gerrit Social
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Lawrence,Caron Road Running
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Leask, Brian Road Running
Lee, Clover – Ann Road Running
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Lewis,Randall Social
Liebenberg,Christa Tennis
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Mark,Caroline Tennis
Mark,Stephen Tennis
Marshall, Michael Road Running
Martin, David Hockey
Mather, Warren Bowls
Matsoso, Mpiti Road Running
Matthews, Rodney Road Running
Matthews, Rodney Road Running
Mauldon,Glyins Road Running
Mazhar, Ahmad Road Running
Mc Callum, Kevin Social
Mc Donald, Mia Hockey
McArdle, James Social
McKowen, Michael Hockey
McNabb, Ashley Social
McTaggart, Cordelia Hockey
Meyer, Stuart Road Running
Meyer,Anthony Road Running
Middleton, Mark Cricket
Mike, Tucker Social
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Miller, Stephen Road Running
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Mills, Geoff Road Running
Mills,Natalie Road Running
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Moodie, Alistair Hockey
Morris, Wayne Social
Mtake,Taurai Tennis
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Mumford,Peter Social
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Munro, Jean Life Member
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Nelson, Bradley Staff
Newman, Colin Social
Newsome, Rob Tennis
Neyt, Gaby Hockey
Nkosi, Mlungisi Cricket
Nkosi, Reginald Road Running
Norton, L Social
Nyarkoh, Edward Hockey
O’Connor,Denis Bowls
O’Flaherty,Caroline Tennis
Odendaal, Anton Road Running
Odendaal, Liza Road Running
Opperman, Dennis Social
Osborne, Milton Tennis
Paddey, Greg Hockey
Panyeko,Pumezo Squash
Papageorgiou, George Social
Parr, Matthew Cricket
Paschkewitz, Marco Road Running
Patz, Edunne Tennis
Pellegrini, Benaimino Road Running
Pellegrini, Franco Road Running
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Pettit,Sean Social
Petzer,Nicole Staff
Pienaar,Barto Squash
Pieter, Oberholzer Road Running
Polley,Nick Tennis
Poole,Rory Social
Potgieter,Willem Tennis
Poultney, Dave Social
Poultney,Rose Tennis
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Prentice,Greg Road Running
Preston, Chana-Lee Road Running
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Raal, Nick Hockey
Raath, Mary-Lyn Road Running
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Ramlakan, Alistair Road Running
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Rex, Grant Road Running
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Rickauer, Jorg Bowls
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Robertson, Heather Hockey
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Schwartz, Mike Social
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Zeegers, Julian Road Running
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Road Races October 2018



Information about the races has been obtained from the Runnersguide website and is up to date at the time of publication of the newsletter. October has some interesting races before a few massive ones in November.
5 October 2018


[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 7th October [/su_heading]

Spar Women’s 10km Joburg

The Joburg event of the Spar Women’s series is a 10km from Marks Park around Greenside, Emmarentia and Parkview. It uses many of the same roads as some of our training runs so not quite as flat and fast as advertised. The race includes on the day entries from the venue.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 14th October [/su_heading]

5km Fun Walk 4 Champs

The Fun Walk 4 Champs is an event hosted by our Pirates 2 Pirates partners – the Greater Motlana Branch of the Orlando Pirates Supporters Club.  It is a fund raising event to raise funds for the Vukani Learning Centre.  It is an event that we encourage Pirates to support.  It is based at the Moletsane Sports Complex near Jabulani Mall.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 14th October[/su_heading]

Burger & Co 15km

The Burger & Co is the old Sportsmans Warehouse 15km and has been moved back to the Boksburg stadium.  The route includes many of the same parts as the Colgate race in May and as in Boksburg it is flat and fast.  Interestingly enough this race doesn’t hand out medals with finishers all getting a buff.  Entries are available at the venue before the race.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 21st October[/su_heading]

Diepkloof Half Marathon & 10km

The Diepkloof Half is a tough race using some of the hills found on the Soweto Marathon route.  The race entry includes a t-shirt to the first 1000 entrants.  Entries are available on the morning of the race.

[su_heading size=”16″]Wednesday 31st October [/su_heading]

Rowlin National Brokers 15, 10 & 5km

This is another Benoni Northerns race and one of the few remaining night races left. Being in Benoni it will be pancake flat. They always try make it a festive race so it is termed a “Glow Run”? Entries are available at the start.


[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 6th October [/su_heading]

Chamberlain Capital Classic Half Marathon

The Chamberlain Capital Classic is another race hosted by Phobians and is just one of the large PTA races in October. The route is quite a tough route with the half marathon being a double lapper of the 10km. Entries are available on the morning of the race.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 13th October [/su_heading]

SABS Jacaranda City Challenge

The Jacaranda City Challenge is Pretoria’s big marathon in the second half of the year. The marathon and the half are pre-entry only which close on the 5th October. The race has moved venue down the road to the Pretoria Rugby Club. The route is flatter compared to other Pretoria races with the route all being within the bowl of Pretoria – no worries about Waterkloof Ridge.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 20th October [/su_heading]

CSIR Half Marathon

The CSIR race is run from the CSIR campus just to the side of the N1. The race has a challenging part to it as it runs to the top of the koppie that is part of the CSIR campus. Entries are available on race day at the venue.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 27th October [/su_heading]

CSIR Irene Farm Race

The final race in the Irene series and probably the most interesting one as the route takes you around the Irene Diary Farm and the Irene Golf Course – there is a stretch through the farm where you run through a barn whilst played to by a boereorkes.  Entries are available on the morning of the race.


[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 13th October [/su_heading]

Voet van Afrika

This year is the 40th edition of Voet.  This is a very tough marathon as portions of it are on trail straight over the mountain above Napier before heading back to Bredasdorp.  The race has a special character with many of the Cape Town clubs using it for their out of town race.  The race is pre-entry only which is sold out.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 14th October [/su_heading]

Outsurance 94.5KFM Gun Run

The Gun Run is one of the bigger half marathons in the country, rivalled only by the Two Oceans Half.  The course is flat and fast with only one slight hill to even worry about.  The race is pre-entry only with entries closing on the 4th October.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 20th October[/su_heading]

Harrismith Mountain Race

The mountain race is described as tough, tough, tough….  The race is one of the oldest races in South Africa and definitely the oldest trail race as it has been held since 1922.  The race climbs up and down the Platberg above Harrismith with the route being 7km up and 7km down (one “flat” km on the top of the mountain).  Entries are available on race day which starts at 9:30 (historically a late start to allow runners to get there from Gauteng and Natal).

Road Races September 2018



Information about the races has been obtained from the Runnersguide website and is up to date at the time of publication of the newsletter.  Some big races in September but the lateness of this newsletter means that we have skipped the first ten days.

12 September 2018



Races Missed: Adrienne Hersch Half Marathon & 10km Challenge
Fred Morrison Half Marathon & 10km

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 16th September [/su_heading]

Rockies Gerald Fox Memorial Half Marathon & 10km

The Rockies race is the last of the four races in the Vitality Series. These races are all pre-entry only and already sold out. It has however become apparent that entries do become available if you are interested in running. The route is tough mentally as there are lots of turns, with the entire route being squeezed in between Bolton, Oxford and Jan Smuts roads. The 21km is a double lapper with the race starting at 7am outside the Joburg Zoo. The race is part of the internal Old Goats v Young Kids competition.

[su_heading size=”16″]Monday 24th September[/su_heading]

FNB Joburg 10km CITYRUN

The FNB race is Joburg’s biggest 10km race. The event is pre-entry only which have already closed. The course is a loop around town starting at FNB Bank City before heading up to the Civic Centre, across Nelson Mandela Bridge and ending at the Mary Fitzgerald Square. Information is scarce on the website but should be accessible to those that have entered.



Races Missed:
Spirit of Flight 10km
Muller Potgieter Half Marathon & 10km

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 15th September[/su_heading]

Brooklyn Half Marathon

The Brooklyn Half Marathon is run from the Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria. The route is flat and fast with the half marathon being a double lapper. Pre-entries are already closed however like most Pretoria races you are able to enter on the morning of the race. Race starts at 6:00.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 29th September[/su_heading]

Clover Irene Spring Race

This is one of Pretoria’s bigger races and the second of the three Irene races. Entries are available on Enteronline and close on the 23rd September. Entries are available on the morning at the start at the Irene Village Mall. The half marathon and the 10km start at 6:00.



A month that has become very quiet with the move of the Legends Ultra to October and the cancellation of the Karoo Ultra.

Races Missed: • Mont-Aux-Sources 50km Challenge Keystone Milling Rustenburg Mountain Race • Vaal River City Marathon

[su_heading size=”16″]Friday 21st September[/su_heading]

Karkloof 100 Miler

We have been punting this race quite extensively because of the involvement of Pirates members Jack and Michelle in the organization of this race through their Trail Lab company.  Read elsewhere in the Newsletter and visit the Karkloof website Entries are closed for the event.

[su_heading size=”16″]Saturday 22nd September[/su_heading]

Boulders 25km & 10km

The Boulders race is a point to point race into Kaapmuiden from the N4, one of South Africa’s eastern most points. The route is hilly. The race starts at 6am and buses are available to the start at 5am. Online entries close on the 14th September however you are able to enter on the morning of the race.

[su_heading size=”16″]Sunday 23rd September[/su_heading]

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon & 10km

The Cape Town marathon is Africa’s only gold status marathon – in order to have this status it needs to include various things including a flat and fast course and it certainly delivers on that. The only real inclines on the marathon route are the humps over railway lines. The race is pre-entry only and they are already closed.

Road Running Results June 2018



10 July 2018

 All results of our running members submitted online for March

Remember to submit your results here: results are updated

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

Event Date
Your First Name
Your Surname
Event Name
Event Type
Event Distance
Your Official Finish Time
02 June 2018 Tiffany Smith Discovery 947 Rhythm Run Road Running 9 00:53:00
02 June 2018 Helena Oberholzer MTN 21km Road Running 21 01:44:38
02 June 2018 Shirley Allsworth MTN 21km Road Running 21 02:03:10
02 June 2018 Niesha Green MTN 21km Road Running 21 02:49:17
10 June 2018 Adrien Thoma Comrades Marathon 2018 Road Running 90 08:25:32
10 June 2018 Struan Brown Comrades Marathon Road Running 90.184 08:49:47
10 June 2018 Clayton Anderson Comrades 2018 Road Running 91 09:01:03
10 June 2018 Sandra Case Comrades Road Running 90 09:34:50
10 June 2018 Heather Robertson Comrades Road Running 91 09:50:50
10 June 2018 Chana-Lee Preston Comrades Marathon Road Running 90 09:51:27
10 June 2018 Brendin Scholtz Comrades Road Running 90 09:57:14
10 June 2018 Bradley Nelson Comrades Marathon Road Running 90 10:36:23
10 June 2018 Natalie Mills Comrades Marathon Road Running 91.2 10:37:30
10 June 2018 Johan Botes Comrades Marathon Road Running 90.18 10:39:58
10 June 2018 David Case Comrades Road Running 90 11:39:13
17 June 2018 Clint Holing Gauteng Winter Trail Series 1 of 4 Trail Running 12.79 01:36:44
23 June 2018 Clint Holing RvN Half Marathon Road Running 21 02:13:33
24 June 2018 Clint Holing Hennops Trail Run Trail Running 12.8 01:59:17