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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

2019

PIRATES 21K | Sunday 17th 2018

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

DRAKENSBERG TRAINING CAMP | Thursday 21- Sunday 24 March 2019

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 12 May 2019

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

More details will be confirmed closer to the time.

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

PIRATES 10k | Sunday 28 July 2019

Our oldest race on the calendar although the route has changed over the years. Recognised as a fairly fast course on both the road running and race walking calendar through the leafy suburbs of Greenside and Parkview.

More details to be confirmed closer to the time.

PIRATES 2 PIRATES | Sunday 29 September 2019

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| Monday 16th December 2019

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 

2018/2019

Geoff Davies

PRESIDENT

Brian Malcomess

VICE-CHAIR

Jana Rabe

TREASURER

Sandra Case

SECRETARY

admin@piratesroadrunning.co.za

Struan Brown

CLUB CAPTAIN

Pam Backwell

CLUB CAPTAIN

Greg Cleeve-Edwards

Gareth Hallett

Natalie Mills

General Senyadiwa

Edwin Smith

Matthew Smith

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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 Club3 days ago
Here’s your prize money for #JoburgsToughest21!

Date: Sunday 17 February 2019
Time: 06h00
Venue: Pirates Club, Greenside, JHB

Enter here: entrytickets.net/pirates21
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Pirates Road Running Club4 days ago
Pirates 21km - Joburg's Toughest 21

Trust us when we say it's worth every effort to get to the top of #NorthcliffHill (also known as K*khuis Twee)!

#JoburgsToughest21 has moved to pre-entries only. Remember to enter online before 08 February 2019, or at one of the below retails stores:

- The Sweat Shop, Dunkeld Centre, 011 325 2567/8
- The Sweat Shop, Broadacres Centre, 011 465 9180
- The Sweat Shop, Bedfordview, 011 450 2421
- Randburg Runner, Manlam Court, Linden, 011 888 9644

Enter online here: https://entrytickets.net/pirates21
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Pirates Road Running Club added 2 new photos.5 days ago
Tuesday Time Trial (8km and 5km)

**High visibility or reflective clothing required**

Start: 17h45
Venue: Pirates Bowls Club (Link Road)

To all new members and newcomers, please familiarise yourself with the 8km and 5km routes. There will be PRRC members there to help you along the way.
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Pirates Road Running Club5 days ago
Can anyone tell us where along #JoburgsToughest21 this is?

Tag a friend and encourage them to find this point along the route on race day. Did someone say the first male and female to this point get a fancy title and win R1000?

Pirates 21km - Joburg's Toughest 21
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Time: 06h00
Venue: Pirates Club, Greenside, JHB

Enter here: https://entrytickets.net/pirates21

*NB - to qualify for King and Queen of the Mountain, runners must finish the race in the top 10 positions.
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Pirates Road Running Club6 days ago
Is he posing, or is he calling a taxi to get up our infamous 1st Avenue climb (only 3km in)?

Don’t forget to enter #JoburgsToughest21! It's a great fitness tester or challenge to take on.

Pirates 21km - Joburg's Toughest 21
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Time: 06h00
Venue: Pirates Club, Greenside, JHB

Enter here: https://entrytickets.net/pirates21
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club1 week ago
Sunday 13 January Club Run: SABC (21km, 18km or 15km)

Depart: 07h00
Venue: Pirates Club main parking