MAY 2019

CHAIRMAN’S CHATTER

Greetings to all our exceptional Panorunners!

It’s been a while since our last Newsletter in February, and much has happened since then.

Firstly, you may have noticed that there has been a switch of roles on the Committee from what was voted on at the AGM in February. Aggie and Nicola have switched portfolios, and Aggie is now the Club Secretary and Nicola has taken over as Club Treasurer. This was brought up at the Committee meeting in March and approved by the Committee.

Secondly, with summer now just a distant memory, much of our training now takes place before sunrise or after sunset, making your safety on the road a primary concern. When out running in dark conditions please ensure that you always make yourself VISIBLE to other road users. Wear bright colours, reflective belts and/or bibs, headlamps, etc. When running by yourself, or in groups, please ensure that you ALWAYS run facing oncoming traffic. Don’t assume that other road users can see you. Pay attention to your surroundings. Do not run with headphones! Not only will you not be able to be aware of your surroundings, you also make yourself a potential victim of a criminal act.

Thirdly, with a third of the year already gone, I can publish the LEADERBOARD of the Club Challenge (see below in this edition). In future Newsletters we will also show the race results on a monthly basis so you can see how other Club members are doing as well as keep a track of your times.

To all our exceptional Panorunners, stay healthy, stay warm, stay safe!

Happy Running!

Alwin

 

Key dates to remember:

25th May 2019: The traditional Pre-Comrades Pasta party (all members are welcome!) See below!!

1st June 2019: Pre-Comrades breakfast run at Caltex Garage (Doreen Road)

9th June 2019: Comrades Marathon

6th July 2019: Comrades “Aches and Pains Party” and Comrades Prize Giving

17th August 2019: Clearwater 5km Fun Run and 10KM Road Race! We will be needing all Club members to help.


Our Club members have been out on the roads training hard in preparation for 2 of the most iconic road races in South Africa, namely the Two Oceans marathon and upcoming Comrades Marathon.


 

Two Oceans 2019

The Committee would like to congratulate our exceptional Panorunners on their fine performances at the Two Oceans marathon in April. We had 11 members who participated in both the half marathon and ultramarathon. Our ultramarathoners were thrown a nasty curveball a few hours before their race with a route change up Ou Kaapse Weg, which included a 7km uphill climb, and much harder than the Chapman’s Drive route! Well done on successfully completing that grueling run.

A special mention must go to one of our new members, Retha Grobler, who clocked the fastest half marathon time in the Club this year of 1h38:42! Well done Retha!!

Results:

 

Comrades 2019

There are less than 3 weeks to go to the start of 94th running of the Comrades Marathon on the 9th June 2019.

Here is the list of the brave Panorunners who have answered the extraordinary and life changing challenge that is the Comrades Marathon. I think this is the first time in a while that we have had so many runners that have qualified for the C seeding group! Some very serious athletes have done some very serious training and put in some impressive times!

Setumo, Austin, Xana, Andre, Joelene and Mark will all be going for their Back-to-Back Medals, while our very own Iron-Man, Hannes, will be running for that very prestigious GREEN NUMBER! Good luck to all of you!

 

Please help us in wishing our Comrades runners a successful run and join us at the traditional Panorama Pre-Comrades Pasta Party on the 25th May 2019. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!!

Goody bags will be handed out to our Comrades runners. There will be lots of cool lucky draws and prizes for the whole family! You will also have a chance to predict the finishing times of our Comrades runners at R5 a time. You can predict as many times as you want. The winner with the closest to the finishing time will win the jackpot!!

Please come and join us and have a good time with your Panorama family!

There are still tables available (we have booked out the whole restaurant) and there is still time for you to RSVP to Marna. Please come and join us!!! Please note there will be a cash bar.

Club Challenge

With 4 months of races that have taken place, I am able to publish the Leaderboard of the Panorama Club Challenge of 2019:

Men - 10km, 15km and 21,1km    Men - 32km, 42,2km, and ultras     
RunnerCategoryPointsRacesRunnerCategoryPointsRaces
BothaGawieSenior4004NanjeeSimangeleSenior4955
BoerssenMartinSenior3003SibambatoKenosiSenior2903
PotgieterDe WetSenior3003BothaGawieSenior1001
SibambatoKenosiSenior2953KnipeWarrenSenior1001
MathebulaSizweSenior1001MehtaRupinSenior1001
MkoniNyikoSenior1001PenyaniHlamalaneSenior1001
SmithQuintonSenior1001Van Der MeulenGysbertSenior1001
Van SchoorAlistairSenior1001CloeteXanaSenior1001
NanjeeSimangeleSenior951PotgieterDe WetSenior951
CloeteXanaSenior00BoerssenMartinSenior00
GovindJeeteshSenior00GovindJeeteshSenior00
KnipeWarrenSenior00MathebulaSizweSenior00
MehtaRupinSenior00MkoniNyikoSenior00
NtombelaSthembisoSenior00NtombelaSthembisoSenior00
PenyaniHlamalaneSenior00SmithQuintonSenior00
TalatalaViwoSenior00TalatalaViwoSenior00
Van SchoorJasonSenior00Van SchoorAlistairSenior00
Van Der MeulenGysbertSenior00Van SchoorJasonSenior00
Van der WesthuyzenJacquesVeteran3003MohapiSetumoVeteran5956
JohnstoneMarkVeteran1952HenekeAndreVeteran480,35
MohapiSetumoVeteran1001VenterCobusVeteran380,34
MoodleyDesiganVeteran1001PhiriMosesVeteran2002
ScorgieLyntonVeteran1001JohnstoneMarkVeteran1952
HenekeAndreVeteran1001MkeleGangathaVeteran171,42
DlaminiAustinVeteran00DlaminiAustinVeteran1001
MalekaJohannesVeteran00SelekeStephenVeteran951
MkeleGangathaVeteran00MalekaJohannesVeteran00
PhiriMosesVeteran00MoodleyDesiganVeteran00
SelekeStephenVeteran00ScorgieLyntonVeteran00
VenterCobusVeteran00Van der WesthuyzenJacquesVeteran00
GillYuriMaster5005HempelAlwinMaster4004
OosthuizenGysMaster2002Morrison-YoungAndrewMaster1001
BotesHannesMaster00BotesHannesMaster951
HempelAlwinMaster00GillYuriMaster00
KhozaAlfredMaster00KhozaAlfredMaster00
Morrison-YoungAndrewMaster00OosthuizenGysVeteran00
MolenaarPeterGM2002BreuerPeterGM00
BreuerPeterGM00MolenaarPeterGM00
NeethlingEdwardGM00NeethlingEdwardGM00
RothwellCavanGM00RothwellCavanGM00
WiumHennieGM00WiumHennieGM00

Ladies - 10km, 15km and 21,1km    Ladies - 32km, 42,2km, and ultras     
RunnerCategoryPointsRacesRunnerCategoryPointsRaces
GroblerRethaSenior5005HempelJessicaSenior3954
ShortDerrynSenior1952MareeMichelleSenior1001
BosagaSilungile (Slu)Senior1001MoodleyPriyankaSenior951
HempelJessicaSenior1001BosagaSilungile (Slu)Senior00
MoodleyPriyankaSenior1001GroblerRethaSenior00
NemusomboriTendamudzinuSenior1001MkeleVuyisekaSenior00
Van Der WaltMarietjieSenior1001MofokengMaggieSenior00
Van SchoorRoslynSenior951MufamadiDesireeSenior00
MareeMichelleSenior00MullerTarynSenior00
MkeleVuyisekaSenior00NemusomboriTendamudzinuSenior00
MofokengMaggieSenior00SetumoModipadiSenior00
MufamadiDesireeSenior00ShortDerrynSenior00
MullerTarynSenior00SibekoMbaliSenior00
SetumoModipadiSenior00Van Der WaltMarietjieSenior00
SibekoMbaliSenior00Van SchoorRoslynSenior00
GroblerMarnaVeteran1001MoodleyJoeleneVeteran3003
RamogaleMankyVeteran1001RamogaleMankyVeteran2903
GoldhawkAgnieszkaVeteran00GoldhawkAgnieszkaVeteran00
KelbrickLaraVeteran00GroblerMarnaVeteran00
MoodleyJoeleneVeteran00KelbrickLaraVeteran00
ScorgieNicolaVeteran00ScorgieNicolaVeteran00
GillLouiseMaster5005HempelSharonMaster2002
MashishiGloriaMaster3003Van SchoorJacquelineMaster2002
RaathAnitaMaster3003CaseyTrudyMaster00
HempelSharonMaster1102GillLouiseMaster00
OosthuizenElizeMaster1001MashishiGloriaMaster00
CaseyTrudyMaster951OosthuizenElizeMaster00
RothwellJacquiMaster00RaathAnitaMaster00
Van SchoorJacquelineMaster00RothwellJacquiMaster00
RoweSusanneGM3003LiebenbergMiemieGM00
LiebenbergMiemieGM1001RoweSusanneGM00

 

The purpose of the Challenge is to encourage member participation and competition in races.

The Club Challenge works as follows:

Men and Women compete separately in age categories of Senior (20-39), Veteran (40-49), Master (50-59), and Grand Master (60+). So instead of competing against the whole Club, you will compete against other members of the same gender and age category.

  • If you compete in a race, you will be awarded points as follows:
  • 1st in your category = 100 points
  • 2nd in your category = 95 points (i.e. 5% less than 100)
  • 3rd in your category = 90.25 points (i.e. 5% less than 95)
  • 4th in your category = 85.74 points (i.e. 5% less than 90.25) etc.
  • You must run in your PANORAMA COLOURS and enter as a PANORAMA RUNNER; otherwise we will be unable to track your participation in the events.
  • Points will be awarded in 2 separate distance categories:
  • 10km, 15km, 21.1km races
  • 2km, 42.2km and ultra-marathon races (excluding the Comrades marathon)
  • The Club Challenge standings will be published in the Monthly Newsletter.

STRAVA

 https://www.strava.com/clubs/panorama-runners-235251

Follow Panorama members on Strava on the above link.  If you are not on Strava, add yourself, we would like to put more members here.

The idea is also for to make it easier for Alwin to pick up your race times and time trial times for club challenges.

CLUB KIT

The club now stocks these in both the short leggings and the knee length leggings and are unisex.

Cost:  R250 short leggings

R350 long leggings

When you do payment, please use your surname as reference IE:  SURNAME/LEGGINGS

The same goes for club kit:  reference: SURNAME/KIT

The Club also has a limited selection of long sleeve Panorama running tops. Please contact Aggie for more information

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2019

 The club will be looking for volunteers to help with the following:

  • Time Trials time keeping
  • Club Gazebo day’s
  • Club run mobile water points at various club runs

Contact Xana Cloete to put your name forward to help with any of the above

 

Club Training Times

Refer to WhatsApp groups for early morning training runs

EARLY MORNING TRAINING SESSIONS

Monday – Recovery runs from Papachinos – Contact Marna

Tuesday to Friday 05:00 – Refer to website & WhatsApp group

EVERY Saturday club runs:

Caltex Garage – Corner Doreen & Hendrik Potgieter – 05h30 and 06:00

 Sunday club runs – refer to the Thursday message on sent out on a Thursday morning on the WhatsApp group.

 

Running Tip of the Month

Don’t aim for a PB every time you run

To eventually run faster, but you need to run slower too – regularly.  Easy runs are a surprisingly effective way to build your fitness.  And although it is tempting to drop the slower/easier runs from your training schedule, they are very important for healing and for being able to run more often, as well as for balancing out the faster and more intense sessions.