Csir News 2010 No. 2 by sdsdfqw21


                                                                                                              No. 2
                                                                                                  17th January 2010

                                                  It’s great to be a member of a popular running club! We have
                                                  literally had a couple of dozen enquiries from people wishing to
                                                  join the CSIR Running Club. It is great testament to what we are
                                                  trying to achieve here. And to my knowledge, only two people will
                                                  not be renewing their membership. One due to being transferred
                                                  away from Pretoria and another simply because I saw him running
                                                  in another club’s colours at Dischem today!

                                                   I can confirm that the Nedbank Matha Series 21km scheduled for
                                                   the 23rd January 2009 is CANCELLED. But, give AGN their due,
                                                   they have arranged another event at very short notice, but it is a
little different than normal – a 5000m and 10000m track event for all runners and walkers at Pilditch stadium, with
no (yes, that’s right) no entry fee. The details are attached with the newsletter.

Some very sad news came to my attention yesterday. George Koetzen the well-known announcer at most Gauteng
races, including for the last 5 years at our very own CSIR 10km & 21km event, passed away of a heart attack while
out cycling on Saturday morning the 16th January 2010. You may remember that he had had a heart attack in
October last year and then had surgery to insert a stent in the arteries. He appeared to have made a complete
recovery and I even had a few words with him on Wednesday evening at the Berg-en-Dal night race in
Krugersdorp. He appeared to be hale and hearty. So, this came as a complete shock to me. Despite this, his
Powerade caravan was manned by his staff at the Dischem Half-Marathon today. I take my hat off to them, as it
couldn’t have been easy, but George would have wanted it. As he often said, “The show must go on”. Our
condolences go to his wife & family during this sad time.

Big, big news on our Time Trials and website. Look out for it below. So, the usual busy newsletter. Enjoy!

Yours in running,

Ken Swettenham
Tel: 082-444-3955
(011) 620-6618/9 office hours
Fax: (012) 804-3732 [all hours]

Time Trials: Every Tuesday 17:30. The Time Trials will start after the announcements from outside the Lapa near the
Tarantaal. We have 4km, 6km and 8km routes available. Please join us for a drink in the Tarantaal afterwards!

The committee has arranged that the LAST TUESDAY of every month will be designated a Special Time Trial
evening. In a nutshell, each and every finisher of the official Time Trial will receive a voucher for one free drink
in the Tarantaal (cooldrink, beer or single tot of spirits). In addition, braai fires will be lit (charcoal provided by
the club) and we, will on a monthly basis have an “informal” social evening. Please provide your own eats and
meat for the braai. It is a cash bar after you’ve had your one free drink. The terms and conditions of the free
drink voucher are: -

    1. You must be a paid-up member or social member of the CSIR Running Club.
                                                            Page 2

    2. You must start the Time Trial at the official starting time (17h30). The offer will not apply to people who
       wish to run at other times.
    3. And you must actually run the Time Trial! All distances of 4km, 6km and 8km qualify.

Simple. The first of these evenings will be the 26th January 2009. An e-mail reminder will go out that morning.
The committee will gauge the success of these evenings and may add other innovations if the support is good.
Please come along and run and chat with your fellow club mates.

Club Clothing: This topic is going to be discussed at committee level. Look out for developments in this area. Can I
speculate that we may get some new stuff this year? I hope so!

Membership: All queries regarding membership may be directed to Annette Boshoff. She can be contacted on 076 743
6994 or annetteb@realnet.co.za

Club Colours: Club colours are available from Run-a-way Sport (Glenfair Shopping Centre, Lynnwood). They can be
contacted on (012) 3613733 with any queries.

Website: The new website will be live very soon, hopefully even as early as next week. We will send an e-mail out
once we are aware that it is up and you may then have a look at it. It looks like the website address will remain
www.csirrunner.co.za for the time being. Chantelle Breytenbach is overseeing the development of a new website. This
will include many new features and it really looks as if it will be an exciting new initiative for the club. All ideas for the
new website can be e-mailed to Chantelle at chantelle@raniresorts.co.za

Other Interesting Websites:

Club Chairperson: Thabo Pooe. Contact him with any concerns, suggestions, complaints or compliments
regarding club affairs at tpooe@csir.co.za or 0829017447.

3. UPCOMING                   RACES
Sat 23 Jan Nedbank Matha Series.

This race has been replaced by a “Special Event” to be held at the Pilditch stadium. See the attachment sent with
this e-mail for all the details.

Sat 30 Jan George Claassen 10km & 21km & 5km fun run
Race Organisers: Pretoria Marathon Club
Venue: Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Cnr Atterbury Rd & Lois Ave, Menlyn
Entry Fee: R40 for 21km / R30 for 10km / R20 for 5km
Start Time: 05h30 for 21km Walk / 06h00 for 21km Run / 06h10 for 10km Run / 06h20 for 10km Walk / 06h30 for
Cut-off Time: 09h00 for all events.
Pre-entries: Online at www.entrytime.com and www.saactive.com. Also at Runaway Sport, Running Inn, The Sweat
Shop and Menlyn Shopping Centre Information Kiosk until 27th January 2010.

February 2010

Sat 06 Feb McCarthy Toyota 10km / 21km
Race Organisers: Magnolia Road Runners
Venue: Rietondale Park
Entry Fee: R40 for 21km / R30 for 10km
Entry Fee Age 60+: R25 for 21km / R20 for 10km
Start Time: 06h00 for 21km / 06h15 for 10km
Cut-off Time: 3 hours for 21km / 2 hours for 10km
Pre-entries at: Until 1st February 2010 at various McCarthy Toyota dealers or online at www.enteronline.co.za
The 21km race is a pre-entry event only. No entries for 21km will be taken on race day.
T-shirts to first 1500 21km pre-entries and 500 10km pre-entries. Road Running League Race.
                                                     Page 3

Wed 10 Feb 10km Lantern Night Race including a 5km fun run.
Race Organisers: Irene Road Runners
Venue: Irene Campus ARC, Centurion
Entry Fee: R30 for 10km / R20 for 5km
Entry Fee Age 70+: Free
Start Time: 18h30
Cut-off Time: Not specified
Pre-entries at: Online at www.enteronline.co.za or www.sa-active.com. Sweat Shop / Runaway Sport / Running Inn
or at the following Spars: Centurion / Monument / Montana / Lyttelton / Queenswood.

Sat 13 Feb Bronkhorstspruit 32km / 10km.
Race Organisers: Bronkhorstspruit Athletic Club
Venue: Hoerskool Erasmus, Bronkhorstspruit
Entry Fee: R50 for 32km / R25 for 10km
Start Time: 06h00 for 32km / 06h15 for 10km
Cut-off Time: 4-and-a-half hours
Pre-entries at: Until 11th February 2010 at Runaway Sport or online at www.enteronline.co.za

Sat 27 Feb Deloitte Pretoria Marathon 42km / 21km / 10km
Race Organisers: Phobians
Venue: PHSOB Club, Hofmeyr Park, cnr Kings Highway & Queens Crescent, Lynnwood.
Entry Fee: R60 for 42km / R40 for 21km / R30 for 10km
Entry Fee Age 60+: R30 for 42km / R20 for 21km / R15 for 10km
Start Time: 06h00 for 42km & 21km / 06h15 for 10km
Cut-off Time: 5 hours
Pre-entries at: Until 22nd February 2010 at Runaway Sport / Running Inn / Sweatshop, Irene and
First 3000 pre-entries will receive a free T-shirt

March 2010

Sat 06 Mar Akasia 3-in-1 10km / 21km / 42km and 5km fun run
Race Organisers: Akasia Athletic Club
Venue: Wonderpark Shopping Centre
Pre-Entry Fees: R55 for 42km / R40 for 21km / R30 for 10km / R20 for 5km
Entry Fees on Race Day: R60 for 42km / R45 for 21km / R35 for 10km / R20 for 5km
Entry Fees Age 60+: R40 for 42km / R30 for 21km / R20 for 10km & 5km
Free entry for all events for participants aged 70+
Start Time: 06h00 for 42km & 21km / 06h10 for 10km / 06h15 for 5km
Cut-off Time: 5 hours
Pre-entries at: Run-a-way Sport / Running Inn / Sportsmans Warehouse, Montana Crossing / The Sweat Shop or
online at www.enteronline.co.za or www.saactive.com.
AGN Road Running 42.2km Championships

Selected upcoming Races in other Provinces (Confirmation has been received that these races are on or off, as
the case may be!) Races marked in blue indicate that I have a flyer for them, if you would like to have a flyer,
please e-mail me!
CGA – 20 January 2010 – Kempton Park 15km Nite Race.
WPA – 20th January 2010 – KFC Brakenfell 5km / 10km
OFS – 23rd January 2010 – Mielie Marathon.
WPA – 23 January 2010 – Cape Storm Red Hill Marathon 5km / 32km / 42km
WPA – 23rd January 2010 – Race Walk Grand Prix 5km / 10km / 20km
CGA – 24th January 2010 – Bobbies 25km & 10km.
CNW- 30th January 2010 – Ottosdal Nite Race 42km / 21km / 10km / 5km
CGA – 31st January 2010 – Johnson Crane 42km / 21km
CGA – 3rd February 2010 – McCarthy Volkswagen Night Race 4km / 15km.
OFS – 6th February 2010 – Sasol Marathon & 21km.
CGA – 7th February 2010 – Springs Striders 32km / 15km
MPL – 13th February 2010 – Escom 21km / 42km **** CANCELLED ****
CGA – 14th February 2010 – Pick ‘n Pay Marathon 21km / 42km
CGA – 21st January 2010 – Pirates 21km.
WPA – 21st February 2010 – Peninsula Marathon & 21km.
MPL – 27th February 2010 – Matla Black Gold 5km / 10km /21km / 42km **** CANCELLED ****
CGA – 28th February 2010 – Township Marathon 42km / 15km / 5km
                                                        Page 4

KZN – 28th February 2010 – Postnet Marathon
KZN – 6th March 2010 – Battlefields 50k, 42km, 21km, 10km & 5km
WPA – 6 March 2010 – Seeff Weskus 42km / 21km / 5km
CGA – 7 March 2010 – Remaz 42km & 21km.
AVT – 7th March 2010 – Vaal Marathon 21km / 42km
MPL – 13th March 2010 – Kosmos 3-in-1. *** Recommended ***
NWN – 20th March 2010 – Om-die-Dam 5km / 10km / 21km / 50km. **** Pre-entry Only ****
WPA – 3rd April 2010 – Two Oceans 21km / 56km (*** Highly Recommended ***)
MPL – 17 April 2010 – Loskop Challenge 21km / 50km **** Pre-entry Only ****
KZN – 30 May 2010 – Comrades Marathon.

I’ve only given full details of AGN races here. I do have information on races in other provinces. Please e-mail me
at kenjohn@iafrica.com should you require any information on races in other areas. If I don’t have it – I will get it for

Overseas Races
Interested in doing a race overseas? See the list below for dates of some of the most popular overseas
marathons (and some other events) in 2010: -

28 February - Kilimanjaro Marathon, Tanzania
28 February – Seychelles Marathon
14 March - Cape Argus Pick n'  Pay Cycle Tour, Cape Town, South Africa
21 March - Rome Marathon, Italy
03 April - Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Cape Town, South Africa
11 April - Paris Marathon, France
18 April - Vienna Marathon, Austria
19 April - Boston Marathon, USA
25 April - Virgin London Marathon, England
20 June – Mauritius Marathon

4. CSIR 10/21km                ROAD RACE
Medals are still available for our race, if anybody is still looking for one. You are also entitled to a
medal if you ran the Helpers Run and would like to receive one. Please contact Henk Breytenbach on
hbreyton@csir.co.za if you would like a medal or know of someone who is still awaiting theirs.

18th of September 2010 is the date of our race next year. Please mark it in your 2010 diaries now. We
will need your help on the day. It is a call to arms for all club members!

                CSIR results for the Temba Sunrise (AGN) 10Km race - 2009-12-05
                                        1 club finishers
                        Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
                        46             A       Te Reh       M     60     Csir 01:03:10

               Csir results for the Pretoria Bobbies (AGN) 21Km race - 2010-01-09
                                         11 club finishers
                       Position Initials       Surname        Sex Age Club Finish Time
                       95          R         Visser           M     49     Csir 1:46:06
                       283         K         Rautenbach F           44     Csir 2:01:14
                       284         J         Rautenbach M           42     Csir 2:01:21
                       367         E         Mogwanye         M     34     Csir 2:07:29
                       384         P         Visser           M     50     Csir 2:08:14
                       390         W         Turner           M     40     Csir 2:08:23
                       463          P      Moolman          M            Csir 2:13:36
                       522          P      Schiller         M      63    Csir 2:19:34
                       559          R      Nell             F      44    Csir 2:24:07
                       560          K      Swettenham M            47    Csir 2:24:15
                       566          A      Te Reh           M      60    Csir 2:24:58

                 Csir results for the Pretoria Bobbies (AGN) 10Km race - 2010-01-09
                                            4 club finishers
                           Position Initials Surname Sex Age Club Finish Time
                           65       M       Marais          F      30    Csir 0:47:46
                           244      H       Rautenbach M           44    Csir 1:03:05
                           375      A       Oosthuizen M           57    Csir 1:12:30
                           628      A       Schiller        F      63    Csir 1:43:45

6. PERSONAL                     RACE REPORTS / NEWS
For those of you on Facebook, there is a group simply called “CSIR Running Club”. I post updates of club
events and happenings on the group and encourage all members to join this group. We have 42 members on
the group, including a number of non-CSIR running club people who are interested in what we are doing here.
This is a great way of keeping in touch and I encourage all members to add me as a Friend and to add each
other as Friends, so we can all keep in touch with each other. If you are not a member of Facebook, then join
at www.facebook.com. If you are a member, then join the group on the link

AGN League

Thank you for the large numbers of club members who turned up for the first league race of the year. We
had a good turnout and it was great catching up with some people we hadn’t seen in a while. Well Done!
My personal thanks go to Henk Breytenbach who organised the drinks and trailer and put up the gazebo,
thus saving me a lot of work!

Remaining Running and Walking, League and Championship Races - 2010

             Event                Date                  League                    Championships
                                           Running League       Walking League   Running   Walking
 George Claasen                  30-Jan                         10 & 21 Km                  21 Km
 Mccarthy Toyota                 06-Feb    10 & 21 Km
 Deloitte                        27-Feb                         10; 21 & 42 Km              42 Km
 Akasia 3 In 1                   06-Mar                                           42 Km
 Right To Run                    20-Mar    10 & 21 Km
 Denel                           27-Mar                         10 & 21 Km
 Solomon Mahlangu                10-Apr    10 Km                10 Km
 Jackie Meckler                  08-May    10 & 25 Km
 Muller Potgieter                22-May                         15 Km
 Race 4 Faith                    12-Jun    10 & 15 Km                            10 Km
 Heroes Of Attridgeville         26-Jun                         10 & 21 Km
 Harlequin Challenge              03-Jul   10 Km
 Aminostim                        10-Jul                        15 Km
 Marcel Vt Slot                 14-Aug                          15 Km
 Spirit Of Flight               04-Sep                          10 Km                             10 Km
 Csir                           18-Sep      10 & 21 Km
 Capital Classic                09-Oct      10 & 21 Km
 Hunters Challenge              30-Oct                          10 & 21 Km
 Agape                          06-Nov      10; 21 & 32 Km
 Andrew Greyling                20-Nov                          10 & 21 Km
Please note that the club Gazebo with eats & drinks for free for all members will be at Running League Races

Comrades 2010 (just 132 days to go to Comrades 2010!)

Entries for 2010

If you haven’t heard as yet, the CMA will be reopening entries on 30 January 2010 and have made 2,000 spots
available. Please take careful note that entries will only be accepted at Mr Price stores countrywide, No Fax, Postal
or Online entries will be accepted. This will be done on a first come first serve basis, and entries will close as soon
as 2,000 entries have been received.

This was not an easy decision for the CMA to make, but after careful consideration and deliberation between, the
CMA Board, Management and Stakeholders alike, it was decided that an additional 2,000 entrants will be accepted.
Should you or anyone you know of, missed the previous entry phases but still wish to enter the 2010 race, 30
January 2010 will be the last opportunity for entries.

Qualifying period for 2010 will be as follows: 24 May 2009 to 26 April 2010.

Runners who finished the 2009 Comrades Marathon can use their finishing time as a qualifier for 2010. As in 2009,
runners will be able to enter before they qualify. This means while all entries will have to meet the entry criteria
above, runners will still be allowed to qualify in official qualifying races up until the month of April 2010, with the

26th April 2010 as the final cut-off date. Upon qualification, runners simply need to submit the time and details of
the qualifying race through to the CMA office. Upon receiving the qualifying information the runner’s entry will be

Licenses for 2010 (for South African athletes only)

With the new opening and closing dates of entries for Comrades 2010, athletes will not be in possession of their
2010 licenses by the time of entry, however athletes will still have to comply with the rule that they must be
licensed through an officially registered athletics club affiliated to Athletics South Africa in order to run the 2010
Comrades Marathon. As with the new qualifying criteria, you will be able to enter for Comrades 2010 before
having received your 2010 license. You will however have to submit your club name and license number to the
CMA before or by the 26th April. Failure to submit these details will result in your entry being rejected. Please
note that the CMA will verify your license details with your club.

The list of CSIR Running Club entrants for the 2010 Comrades Marathon will be updated in this newsletter
after the next entry window has closed.

                                                                                  !          "#

!  "
 # "
                                                         Page 7

             !                                   !                    $                   %       $

                                                                          !    & $ '(                              '
                              $!         $       ! *                           !      $

                          $                                  +                $

Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 56km

Entries for 2010 open 1 November 2009.
Date of Race - Easter Saturday, 3 April 2010
Closing Date for Entries - Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Website : http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/

Note that entries will close as soon as 10 000 entries have been received, even if this is before closing date. NO
LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED (where have we heard that before? Ed). Runners cannot enter if they have
not yet qualified. Postal entries must reach the TOM Office no later than 3 March 2010. There are currently 2 entry
counters on the website to monitor number of entries. One is below the entry table, while you need to scroll down
to      2010     to     find     the    2nd    one.   http://portal.twooceansmarathon.org.za/?q=node/56/       and

The race office is excited to announce that runners will be able to downgrade, upgrade, substitute or do seeding
changes but that this will only be permitted during the week of 4 to 10 March 2010 and cost implications plus other
conditions will be applicable.
Minimum age for participation - Runners must be 20 on the day of the race to be eligible to run

Licences 2010

The 2010 Licences are available at the AGN offices.

There will be a slight delay in getting the 2010 licences to the club. The reason for this is that we have had a change
in the Treasurer position on the committee for 2010 and we need to change signing powers at the bank in order to
write out a cheque. The licences have to be paid for by the club upfront to AGN.

The final fee structure for 2010 will be decided at the Committee meeting due to take place on the 12th January
2010. We anticipate that we will be able to start selling licences from our Time Trial on the 19th January


James da Silva / Paulo Peres

You will be pleased to hear than James & Paulo are none the worse for wear after their motor accident on their way
to the Pretoria Police Half-Marathon. They both made appearances at the ACE League race this past weekend.

Race Reports
Dischem 21km by Ken Swettenham

        $             !                                                                       !

%      !    ,           (                        $                                      !              $       -
                 !                               .                             / -      0

1      0         3
                 22                          !                                                        & $
                              !              %                                                !
                                                                        Page 8

                                                                                                                  ! $
    (               4         $                                                                  $                      (       1
                $                                                                            $
    $5                                  %                   !                    6

                $               "( $            7                                                         !            $
                                7                                                    4           ! $                            $
                                $                           $
 " 8 8# " 8                                             4       $

9                                   ,               4                                ! $              (                     (
 "*     +       $.          :                                   7

            +                                               $             5
                                                                        " "'                                            "5"
7                                           $                                                                      ;      ;

             ! 0                !               .       !                   $            $                !
$       ;     !                         $                           $                                              !
            9            $

<       <       $9       7#                         7
$       7#                                                                               2       27                             !
    $                $

                !       =       $                                                                             $

9           1       0       $               $           %#          &       %#           !                                  1
                                    )                               6

Photo of the Week!

        Our erstwhile Chairman, Thabo Pooe, finishing the Kudu’s 15km with Lieve Greuns of Fit2000 CGA.
                                                       Page 9

7. FUTURE           EVENTS
Please keep the following club events in mind when sorting out your personal diaries: -

26th January 2010 – Our first “Special Time Trial” and Braai Night.
6th February 2010 – The next League Race. McCarthy 10km & 21km. Drinks & Eats provided.

Please look out for our annual “Meet & Greet” opening year function to be held in February. Date and format to be
advised to you within the next two weeks.

8. JOKE        OF THE WEEK
My thanks go to Peter Darroll of RAC, a regular reader and contributor to this newsletter for this week’s “dodgy”
joke! But it is running related, I guess.

I received a few contributions this week for “Joke of the Week” and will feature them in future newsletters.

                                                                              !                                "
                    #                                 !$        "                          %   &
       ! $                                                                 !
                                                                          ! '
                                                                                  )**              +


          !                                   $                                   !

                                                           ,         $

 -            "                           .

To top