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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

2021

PIRATES 2 PIRATES | Sunday 3 October 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

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

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

HOMERUN SERIES

Run and log 50 of Pirates’ training runs and routes from 5km to 42km during a Thursday or Sunday Club Run or in your own time to earn the 50 Home Run Series Badge!

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

Whether you’re an Old Goat, Young Kid*, Racing Snake or Gently Paced, don’t forget to submit any official race results over the past year.

 

RUNNING COMMITTEE 

2020/2021

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

Reidwaan Jabaar

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Mark Tait

SOCIAL

Brian Malcomess

ADVISORY

Struan Brown

SOCIAL

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
It's that time of year when we run from Pirates 2 Pirates Orlando to Greenside. Join our training run on 3 October by entering at www.entrytickets.net/pirates2pirates (14km or 22km) and get this awesome cotton tee for only 90 bucks!
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#piratesmerch Orlando Pirates Supporters #pirates2pirates #runningsafe
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Time trials are back every Tuesday. 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏾💨👟Whether you're aiming for that PB, want to do speed work or simply want to get fit and do a 5k without falling over, come join the Pirates Time Trial. Non-members welcome. Please bring a light if you have one and wear reflective clothing. See you at the Bowls side at Pirates Club in Greenside at 5.45pm every Tuesday.
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
So proud of this guy Pirates member Henry Cock running 133 consecutive half marathons for The South African Depression and Anxiety Group. Henry has now done 37 runs and raised over R600k. Pirates members are with him all the way running 21kms every day back home in support of Henry and his cause. Because that's how we roll 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️. To donate please go to https://www.backabuddy.co.za/mentally-aweh #runhenryrun #pirateslife #guinnessworldrecords #depressionawareness #mentalhealthawareness
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Everyone's favourite training run is back! Pirates to Pirates 🏴‍☠️from Orlando Stadium to Greenside is on 3 October. Enter at entrytickets.net/pirates2pirates While we usually alternate direction, we're running it in the same direction as last year to ensure safe socialising at the finish. As a fundraising initiative, proceeds this year will go towards helping our mother club recover from the effects lockdown had on staff and infrastructure.
🏴‍☠️ We ask for a minimum donation of R80 to enter. It includes two refreshment stations and the guaranteed great Pirates 'gees'.
🏴‍☠️You can also buy a one-way bus ticket for R70 to the start from Greenside to Orlando, or you can get yourself to the start.
🏴‍☠️Choose your optional cool commemorative cotton t-shirt for only R90
🏴‍☠️For those who want to braai at the finish we'll get the fires ready and food will be available from our famous kitchen.
As a fundraising initiative, all proceeds this year will go towards helping our club recover from the effects lockdown had on staff and infrastructure.

#pirateslife #pirates2pirates #runningsafe #trainingrun
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Looking for a run tonight? 🏴‍☠️Join us today and every Thursday at 5.30pm (Winter time) at the main parking lot at 25 Braeside Road, Greenside. Today we'll be doing a gentle 12km run through Emmarentia and Parkview before meeting back up at the club. Non-members welcome! Have a look at the route or load it onto your watch here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/42605123 See you there!
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
And the lucky 🏆💰🏴‍☠️prize winners are ... Thanks to you our Cool Ideas Virtual 10k: Joburg's Coolest and Fastest 10k was a huge success. Watch the video to see who won the lucky draw prizes of R3000 each for one lucky novice and one lucky runner who smashed their PB, and a Pirates membership for the final draw of all the runners who entered their times. Thanks Cool Ideas Service Provider for sponsoring the prizes and for being such a cool partner in this awesome event. All prize winners will be contacted. Remember to check out the results at www.pirates10k.co.za
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Manoni Running Club #winterrunning #smashyourpb #virtualevent
Pirates Road Running Club