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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
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
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Meet new Pirate Henry Cock. 🏴‍☠️Henry is running an epic 133 consecutive half marathons in 133 days to attempt to break a Guinness World Records to raise funds for The South African Depression and Anxiety Group. Please help Henry reach his target by donating at www.backabuddy.co.za/mentally-aweh and you'll be helping countless other people. To become more mentally 'aweh' pop in at www.sadag.org Go Henry!🏃🏽‍♂️☠️

#pirateslife #mentallystrong #guinessworldrecord #mentallyaweh #piratesroadrunning #pb Energade
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
The sought-after Pirates 50 Home Run Series badge has only been handed to three people since its inception last year to get Pirates and friends back on the road after lockdown. With the help of Energade who keeps us hydrated you've got distances from 5km all the way to the elusive Pirates 42km to tick off to earn this coveted badge. It's never too late to start this rite of passage. Join us every Thursday at 5.30pm (Winter time) and Sundays at 7am (Winter time) where we run some of the routes to help you tick them off your list. Non-members welcome. Check out all the routes and the process to submit them here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fY8N8d1VEpVlZsQWf3PckVJgOR1f7pFW/view and come and grab your free Energade after the run.
#clubruns #pirateslife #homerunseries
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
Not sure where to do your #virtualcomrades ... join us along with Rand Athletic Club (RAC) Randburg Harriers and Wanderers Athletics Club to do a circular route on 13 June of just over 22km with pit stops at every club in our #4clubcomrades
🏴‍☠️Run it twice to do 45km or keep going all the way to 90km.
🏴‍☠️Start at your club of choice at any time to ensure no crowds and adherence to lockdown regulations.
🏴‍☠️No entry fee to clubs but if you want a medal and t-shirt enter at www.comrades.com
🏴‍☠️ Check out the route here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/52903768
🏴‍☠️Please support our charity of choice Rise Against Hunger if you enter Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge or if you don't enter please consider donating at https://rahafrica.org/campaigns/rah-donations/?fbclid=IwAR0QF0FCvz7-N5D87km2Cx9J7b81w3bAAS847K_KlKTQAf5oLHmdINL1oto🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️
Pirates Road Running Club
Pirates Road Running Club
We'd like to introduce you to a few members of our Development Squad. Your donation for #reverserun goes towards helping them develop their running talent. Join us on 22 or 23 May by going to entrytickets.net/reverserun and help make these runners shine.
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#whichistougher
#overthemountainbackwards
#developingrunningtalent
#pirateslife
#runningmakesadifference
Pirates Road Running Club