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PIRATES CLUB

RUNNING

ABOUT PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

Since 1977 — For All Runners, be they quick or slow.

Pirates Road Running welcomes all runners and athletes. Founded in 1977 as a section of Pirates Club we are a well-established and social club of runners of all abilities. The club boasts a proud Comrades tradition and a wealth of running experience available to any runner looking to reach their goal; be it their first half marathon, marathon or ultra; with weekly time trials and club runs. We also count an active walkers group, cyclists and avid trail runners among our members. Pirates hosts two races and three event club runs on the annual running calendar
Interested in joining Pirates Running? Members of Pirates Club do not pay any additional fees to join the Running Section. Please complete the Pirates Club membership application at piratesclub.co.za/join and we will be in touch once your Pirates Club membership is finalised.

OUR RACES AND EVENTS

2020

REVERSE RUN (PIRATES21) | Sunday 23 May 2021

The infamous Pirates21k in reverse! Answer the much-debated question yourself- which route is tougher?

https://entrytickets.net/reverserun

*THIS IS A CLUB RUN AND NOT AN OFFICIAL RACE*

COOLIDEAS 10KM Road Race | Sunday 11 July 2021

Our oldest race on the calendar although the route has changed over the years. Welcoming both Cool Ideas as sponsor and Manoni Running Club as co-host. Recognised as a fairly fast course on both the road running and race walking calendar through the leafy suburbs of Greenside and Parkview.

Entries to open in June

PIRATES 2 PIRATES | Sunday 26 September 2021

One of our most popular training runs between Pirates Club Greenside and Orlando Stadium Soweto, home of the Orlandio Pirates. Every year the start and finish alternate. More details will be confirmed closer to the time.

*THIS IS A CLUB RUN AND NOT AN OFFICIAL RACE*

WOBBLERS AND WIGGLERS HAT RACE| Thursday 16 December 2021

An almost 8km route with our famous beer stop. Remember to wear your hat!

PIRATES 21K | February 2021

Joburg’s Toughest 21!
More details and entries at pirates21.co.za

DRAKENSBERG TRAINING CAMP | Friday 19- Sunday 21 March 2021

A new Pirates Road Running event since 2018. Enjoy a weekend of training on rural roads in the scenic Drakensberg.

*For members only*

Contact chair@piratesroadrunning.co.za

TIME TRIALS

An excellent discipline every week where you realise your improving time and fitness. Afterwards, you are welcome to use the showers and join us for a drink in the bar — it’s a sociable time to get to know other runners.

EVERY TUESDAY
start at 17:45
Start at Bowls Bar Parking
Cruden Bay Road

8km and 5km routes

THURSDAY CLUB RUNS

A team of runners usually who go out at 5:45pm on Thursday evenings and do anything from 10-21km’s. This becomes more formal from end-January when Comrades training begins in earnest. You are welcome to join for a shorter run and turn back when you need to. We recommend that you arrange/coordinate with someone to turn back with you though.

EVERY THURSDAY
start at 17:45
Start from Clubhouse Parking
25 Braeside Road

Distances from 10km

SUNDAY CLUB RUNS

On Sunday mornings at 7am we have a club run from the main Pirates car park – we all head out together and after approx 2km the group often splits into a longer (often faster) group and a shorter (slightly slower) group. The distances vary but are never shorter than 10km. Closer to Comrades, the longer (faster) group usually runs a 21km route every week.

SUNDAYS
excluding race days
start at 07:00
Start from Clubhouse Parking
25 Braeside Road

Distances from 10km

RUNNING COMMITTEE 

2019/2020

Geoff Davies

PRESIDENT

Natalie Mills

CHAIR

Gerry Greyling

VICE-CHAIR

Jana Rabe

TREASURER

Mary Carman

SECRETARY

Tracy Heinrich

CLUB CAPTAIN

Club Runs

Francesca Parrini

CLUB CAPTAIN

Time Trials

Edwin Smith

RACE DIRECTOR

Reidwaan Jabaar

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Mark Tait

Social

Struan Brown

Social

Brian Malcomess

ADVISORY

LATEST NEWS

Upcoming events, race reports and running stories.

Road Running Races December

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF 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....

Road Running Birthdays

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING 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...

Road Races November 2018

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 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...

Road Races September 2018

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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...

Road Running Results June 2018

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING JUNE 2018 RESULTS 10 July 2018  All results of our running members submitted online for March Remember to submit your results here: piratesclub.co.za/submitRR | Full results are updated here: piratesclub.co.za/viewRR2018 please note the results...

July Road Races

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF JULY 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. . July sees the restart of the running calendar in the second half of the...

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...

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/submitRR | Full results are updated here: piratesclub.co.za/viewRR2018 please note the results are...

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

Picaroon

Aargh! We've unfortunately had to indefinitely postpone this event.

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Pirates Road Running Club

Pirates Road Running Club (PRRC ), based in Greenside, takes pride in having the reputation of being the most social Johannesburg-based running club. PRRC caters for all ages and different levels of fitness. From social walkers to short/middle distance runners, to half-marathon, marathon and ultra-marathon runners. Come along and join in: Tuesday Time Trial - 17h45 Pirates Bowls Club (8km or 5km) Thursday Club Run - 17h45 Main Club Parking (10-15km) Sunday Club Run - 07h00 Main Club Parking (10-21km)
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Join us for Tuesday Time Trial at the Bowls Side from 5-7pm tonight to try on some shoes from PUMA and for a chance to win a pair of their shoes if you enter the draw after the run. Time Trial 5km or 8km starts at 5.45pm and stay for the draw and to collect your free Energade after the run! See you there! ☠️
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Just 2 days left to order your technical tee for just 150 ronds as part of your #reverserun bragging rights going #overthemountainbackwards. You can still enter after that but will unfortunately not be able to order a t-shirt. Go to entrytickets.net/reverserun to take part in this special 21km club run on either 22 or 23 May and select your 'I did it in reverse' shirt as an option. All donations and proceeds go to our development fund. See you there!
#pirateslife #Pirates21K #runningforgood #runsafe
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Quick, grab nine of your running friends to form a relay team of 10 for the most fun you can have on a Saturday in June. 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏾Your team will be running circles around the Pirates Club Rugby field from 5am to 11pm on 5 June to help raise funds for Henry Cock's Mentally ‘Aweh’ campaign for The South African Depression and Anxiety Group. The winning team will get an awesome trip away at Buffalo Brooke Game Lodge worth R40000!
Here’s how it works:
🏴‍☠️ Get your team of 10 together and enter it here: https://forms.gle/euLjU6gE2anhfJ7j8
🏴‍☠️ Entry fee is R150 per team member and includes free Energade, meal voucher and live music.
🏴‍☠️ Each team will then need to raise their own backers per kilometre. Your backers decide the amount per kilometre. Work on an average of 150-160km over 16 hours.
🏴‍☠️ Once all teams are registered we’ll send out a fundraising link.
🏴‍☠️ Run starts 1 hour after curfew ends and ends 1 hour before curfew starts, for example, from 5 to 11 in lockdown level 1.
🏴‍☠️ All 10 runners per team have to take part and rotate. You decide who runs how far.
🏴‍☠️ The winning team is not the team who runs the furthest, but the one whose total distance multiplied by the money raised per kay brings in the most money for SADAG.
🏴‍☠️ You can set up your team station anywhere on the field and support your runners along the way.
🏴‍☠️ We’ll have DJs and live music acts, plenty of food and drink for sale, a space to braai and some fires to keep the legs warm.

So dress up your team, bring your gees, your gazebo, your picnic blankets and your sense of humour. Numbers are limited so enter soon. Enter here: https://forms.gle/euLjU6gE2anhfJ7j8
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
This weekend we covered road and trail. There's something for everyone at Pirates. 🏴‍☠️ Sign up for our weekly training runs newsletter to find out more about our club runs happening on Thursdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 7pm. We also organise trail runs on some Saturdays so make sure you're in the know. Sign up at https://facebook.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=be77237ef46c94559a449011b&id=9cca80ff17
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Thanks to you we raised just over R30 000 in our annual Wobblers and Wigglers Charity Run, also known as the #hatrun Pirates Road Running Chairlady Natalie Mills handed over the cheque to Marang House and visited this awesome facility who looks after children suffering from chronic illnesses associated with renal failure, diabetes or other serious conditions. Seen here with Natalie are some of the children of the facility and centre matron Salome Parkies. To find out more about Marang House visit www.maranghouse.org
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#runningforgood #pirateslife #wobblersandwigglers #charityrun
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Few people have run the #reverserun and the #Pirates21K more often than long-time Pirate Ian Benson. So to find out which is easier, see what he has to say. Remember to enter to join us for this epic club run on 22 or 23 May by going to entrytickets.net/reverserun

#youdecide #pirateslife #joburgstoughestinreverse
Pirates Road Running Club