Select Page
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.

FACEBOOK

Follow our Facebook page for all our latest updates.

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
THANK YOU to everyone who has been running responsibly in the Cool Ideas Virtual 10k: Joburg's Coolest and Fastest 10k. Don't forget this coming weekend is your LAST CHANCE to collect your awesome race shirt from Pirates Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside, Saturday or Sunday between 7.30am and 10am. And remember to log your results and check out the leaderboard at www.pirates10k.co.za
.
.
#winterrunning #virtualevent #pirateslife #goodvibes #smashtheroute #fastest10k #myfirst10k
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Want to stay fit and join a club to keep you motivated? 🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♀️🏴‍☠️ Pirates Road Running has been helping improve our members' fitness during lockdown through responsible running and ensuring the community spirit amongst our runners live on. Join now at our special Mid-Year rate for just R850 to stay fit, improve your running and make life-long friends. For more click this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGYzql-LZ-h16sS5hc5tthJpvG8J21-qO9bsVLuPSSHjVq8g/viewform You'll never look back!
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
It was a proud day yesterday ☠💪when Pirates Road Running Chair Natalie Mills and Mentally Aweh brainchild Henry Cock (right) handed over a cheque for R200 000 to Fatima Seedat and Tracy Feinstein (left) from The South African Depression and Anxiety Group. The money raised by our recent Circle Run will go towards a satellite office to assist the people of Ivory Park. A huge thank you to all our runners, donors and organisers with a special mention to Melanie Sher whose team 'Your Pace or Mine' raised a total of over R50 000 and in the process won a holiday for 10 people to Buffalo Brooke Lodge. 🥇
.
Thanks also to Catherine McAlinden Coralee Barnes Helena Oberholzer Robin Shear Claudia Richard Jomo Mntungwa Samantha Victoria Vosloo Harrison Bianca Jade Brower and Bradley Lyle Nelson
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Our Cool Ideas Virtual 10k: Joburg's Coolest and Fastest 10k was designed to ensure the safety of our runners. So you choose whether you want to run your own route or our super-fast route when it suits you. Enter at entrytickets.net/pirates10k to #runsafely during the month of July and stay active while you stay away from gatherings. 💪🥇Just a few spots left so hurry! If you've already entered keep an eye on your inbox with all the information.
.
Manoni Running Club Cool Ideas Service Provider #routestoconquer #smashtheroute #runyourownrace #challenge #pirateslife
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Dare a buddy to run their #first10k or #best10k this July in the Cool Ideas Virtual 10k: Joburg's Coolest and Fastest 10k. Just hit the SHARE button below the image and make sure they enter at entrytickets.net/pirates10k The safety of our running community is important to us so you choose which Saturday or Sunday to run between 3 and 25 July. If you've already entered you will be receiving an email next week with all the info to #smashtheroute ☠☠
.
.
Manoni Running Club #routestoconquer #ChallengeAccepted #challenge #winterchallenge #winterrunning #pirateslife
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Enter today at entrytickets.net/pirates10k to avoid disappointment. These Cool Ideas Virtual 10k: Joburg's Coolest and Fastest 10k shirts are free with every entry until stocks last and will give you serious bragging rights for staying off the couch this winter🥇🥶
.
Cool Ideas Service Provider Manoni Running Club #PB #smashedtheroute #routestoconquer #winterrunning #winterchallenge #pirateslife