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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

PIRATES 21K | Sunday 16th February 2020

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

DRAKENSBERG TRAINING CAMP | Friday 20- Sunday 22 March 2020
A new Pirates Road Running event since 2018. Enjoy a weekend of training on rural roads in the scenic Drakensberg.

Contact chair@piratesroadrunning.co.za

REVERSE RUN (PIRATES21) | Sunday 24 May 2020
The infamous Pirates21k in reverse! Answer the much-debated question yourself- which route is tougher?

More details closer to the time.

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

COOLIDEAS 10KM & 5KM FUN RUN | Sunday 12 July 2020
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 27 September 2020
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|16 December
An almost 8km route with our famous beer stop. Remember to wear your hat!

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

Brian Malcomess

VICE-CHAIR

Jana Rabe

TREASURER

Caylee Welsford

SECRETARY

Gerry Greyling

CLUB CAPTAIN

Edwin Smith

RACE DIRECTOR

Mary Carman

SOCIAL

Gareth Hallett

RACES

Riedwaan Jabaar

COMMERCIAL & SPONSORSHIP

Rupert Smith

TECHNICAL & ASSETS

David Case

Warren Lawlor & Jack Davis

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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
What a fantastic show from the elite runners out on the course this morning! 2021 has been a bit different to last year, but grateful that we are able to keep moving and stay healthy!

Well done to everyone who completed #joburgstoughest21 with a specific shout out to Medshield Member and Ambassador Bongmusa Mthembu on a brilliant run today!

#OVERTHEMOUNTAIN #GetAMoveOn #joburgstoughest21 #MedshieldSA #MedshieldMovement #Pirates21k
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Congrats to @bongmusamthembu who finished today’s Pirates 21k Special Edition in 1 hour 14min!
Despite the roads not being closed and a few traffic obstacles he showed he’s class!

#OVERTHEMOUNTAIN #Pirates21k #GetAMoveOn #joburgstoughest21

#MedshieldSA #MedshieldMovement #Pirates21k
#bongmusamthembu #running
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
At the half way mark @bongmusamthembu and Patrick Machakela are pushing each other hard, running side by side at an incredible pace!
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club is with Admire Muzopambwa.
Incredible morning at the Pirates 21k Special Edition so far this morning! All the race feels out here today.

#pirates21 #overthemountain #medshieldsa #joburgstoughest21
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Good luck to all runners taking part in the Pirates 21k Special Edition today!

Keep a look out for updates on Bong’musa taking part today!

'The Champ', The 'Terminator', Medshield Ambassador and Member, Bongmusa Mthembu is all set to go #OVERTHEMOUNTAIN in his first ever #Pirates21k race this Saturday!

#MedshieldSA #MedshieldMovement #Pirates21k #joburgstoughest21
#bongmusamthembu #running 🏃‍♂️
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Join us for a virtual heart shaped 5km run/walk in memory of Nathan Bewsher and to raise awareness around organ donation.
To join the run click here: https://entrytickets.net/nathan
To find information on organ donation click here: https://www.odf.org.za/
Pirates Road Running Club Organ Donor Foundation of SA
Pirates Road Running Club
Adrian and Emma-Jean Music
Join us for a virtual heart shaped 5km run/walk in memory of Nathan Bewsher and to raise awareness around organ donation. To join the run click here: https://entrytickets.net/nathan To find information on organ donation click here: https://www.odf.org.za/ Pirates Road Running Club Organ Donor Foundation of SA