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THE SMALL CLUB WIH THE BIG HEART
THE SMALL CLUB WIH THE BIG HEART
THE SMALL CLUB WIH THE BIG HEART

OUR CLUB

Club News Letter

Club Notices

Upcoming Events

2018-04-28

Sudwala Caves The Race of the Screaming Monster 21, 10 & 5k Enter at the event

2018-07-14

Mozma's Trading Half Marathon & 10 KM 21, 10 & 5k

2018-010-06

Build It Graskop God's Window Half Marathon, 10 & 5k

Time trials

Held every Thursday at 5:30 pm. From the Running club. 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k out and back route on tar. Times are recorded. The Route alternates every week, but both routes have hills. Attendance is a good way to stay in touch with club events, also find out about local races and form lift clubs to races.

Saturday runs

Every Saturday when there is no Race in our area. 5:30am start in Summer, 7:00am during Winter. Distances vary from 10Ks to 35ks. These are LSD runs on tar and forest trails. Longer distances build up towards Comrades at end of May. Attendance is a good way to meet and find training partners also there is so much running knowledge to be gleaned from experienced runners.

Social events

Walk/Run from Spur every Monday 5:30pm, social in Spur after.

New year champagne run 1st Jan
Comrades breakfast late May
Comrades Aches 'n pains party late June
Noon to Moon team cycle November
Club AGM late November
Pub Rrun Dec

Club History

Legogote Villagers was started in 1984. At the time the nearest club was in Nelspruit. Mike Harty, Tim Attwell the Methodist minister, and Okkie Rottcher got together and formed the nucleus of a club specifically for White River. Okkie was not even a regular runner at that time. Mike Harty did all the initial spadework in the beginning. Tim Attwell was the first Chairman.

The new club grew very quickly, obviously filling a need in the area and also attracting runners from the Nelspruit club who were resident in White River. This caused a bit of friction between the two clubs initially. Even today runners switch alliances between the two clubs frequently as the two towns are only 20 kilometres apart and many people live in one town and work in the other. They join the club that is more convenient for them.

Legogote Villagers first organised Race was the 1984 Pine Lake Sun 21K. In the early years there were far fewer races in this area and the Pine Lake race became very popular, attracting up to 500 entrants from all over the lowveld and as far as Johannesburg. The area is scenic today still, and some runners bought Time Share at the Pine Lake resort just to be able to run every year.

The first time trials were started at a Sports Shop owned by a member, close to where Midco is today.

The Club Today

The present Clubhouse at the Rugby Club was built in 1995. It had been a dream of Okkie Rottcher and he motivated and brought it to realisation while he was chairman. Many club members contributed funds by buying a brick for R250. Okkie himself supervised sub-contractors and volunteers to complete to project. The club is known for well organised races. A major factor is the support hardware, tables, signs, support poles for banners, cash boxes, pen holders, all made by Jurgen Halbich, race organiser for many years and past Chairman. Another unique feature of our race organisation is the colour coded entry slips we use, making it easy for the Officials to identify all the categories and the lady runners. This innovation was first used in 1997 by André Vianello, our current chairman.

Over the years many famous athletes have travelled to the Lowveld to take part in our races. Some by special invitation. The names include Sonja Laxton, Wally Hayward, Jackie Mekler, Allan Robb, Arnold Geerts, Bruce Fordyce, Nic Bester, and many more. Jackie Mekler officiated at the new clubhouse opening ceremony as well.

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EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sudwala Caves The Race of the Screaming Monster


Date:

28 April 2018

Contact:

Mike Suumerfield - Cell: 081 355 3026

Entries:

Enter at the Event

Summary

  • Start at Sudwala Lodge 25.3699ºS 30.6998ºE
  • First 120 Pre-entries for the 21km race receive T-shirts.

Entry Fees

  • 21.1Km - Pre-entries only - R100.00
  • 10km - R60.00
  • Eco Fun Run approx. 4.6k - R30.00

Routes

The 21k involves a climb to the top of the pass and into the Sudwala Caves. It is mountain goat heaven. Just when you think you must be at the top, you go even further up, and when you run out of road, there’s still a little bit more steep climbing up to the cave itself. An amazing treat waits for you at the top, though, as you get to run inside the Sudwala cave, entering the awe-inspiring space, which is millions of years old, at an altitude of around 200m. Accommodation is available at the finish venue, but hurry, as places run out fast.

The 10k is avery fast flat route, come and test your speed on this scenic route.

Awards

Medals to all finishers.

T-shirts to first 120 pre-entries who enter the 21km race only.

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RESULTS & LADDERS

RESULTS

2017 BuildIt God's Window 21.1km & 10km

Download the 21.1Km Category Winners here

Download the 21.1Km Results here

Download the 10Km Category Winners here

Download the 10Km Results here

Link to great photos of the event here

2017 Mozma 21.1km & 10km

Download the 21.1Km Category Winners here

Download the 21.1Km Results here

Download the 10Km Category Winners here

Download the 10Km Results here

Link to great photos of the event here

2017 Screaming Monster 21.1km & 10km

Download the 21.1Km Category Winners here

Download the 21.1Km Results here

Download the 10Km Category Winners here

Download the 10Km Results here

2016 Mozma 21.1km & 10km

Download the category winners here

Download the 21.1Km Results here

Download the 10Km Results here

 

LADDERS

5km White River parkrun
as at 2017-09-02
1 Sean VAN WYK M - JM11-14 22:24
2 Grant BOSMAN M - VM50-54 22:32
3 Philip RADFORD M - VM45-49 23:40
4 Charmaine ADENDORFF F - VW45-49 27:28
5 Jonathan TOMBS M - VM50-54 27:29
6 Edward HALL M - VM50-54 27:31
7 Clive SMART M - VM60-64 28:11
8 Albert Nyanyeng SEGAGE M - VM60-64 28:53
9 Mike SUMMERFIELD M - VM55-59 30:59
10 Andre VIANELLO M - VM70-74 34:25
11 Thapelo Simon NHLAPO M - VM45-49 35:41
12 Marilyn JORDAAN F - VW40-44 35:48
13 Belinda BOSMAN F - VW55-59 35:57
14 Sbongakonke MAVUNDLA F - SW30-34 37:23
15 Thutego SEBOTSANE F - SW25-29 37:27
16 Stephanie TOMBS F - VW50-54 37:39
17 Janine BETHWAITE F - VW50-54 38:41
18 Trish OLIVIER F - VW50-54 38:42
19 Deborah TURNER F - VW50-54 45:09
20 Pulane NHLAPO F - VW40-44 49:22
21 David GEAR M - VM65-69 50:37
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TIPS & TRICKS

Running Calculator

Instructions:
Select the distance you have a time for from the drop-down list below,
then enter the time in the format hh:mm:ss (e.g. enter 00:30:00 for 30 minutes),
once all input is valid then 'Calculate' button will be enabled, click it.

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CONTACTS

Club Contact Details

  Name Cell #
Chairman André Vianello 084 516 8374
Race organiser Ashley Betteridge 081 305 3575
Club Captain Dave Gear 082 570 1913
Social Steph Tombs 084 394 9919

Postal address

White River Running Club
PO Box 3350
White River
1240

Email address

info@legogotevillagers.co.za

Bank Account

Legogote Villagers
First National Bank, White River
Account no: 54280035064
Branch code: 270552

Directions

The Club is situated at the White River Rugby Club grounds.

From The Main road through White River coming from Nelspruit side, turn left into Danie Joubert street at traffic lights at NTT Toyota. Follow The road for approx two Kilometers , passing two sets of traffic lights, to the Rugby grounds on your right. Look out for the signboards as you approach.

GPS: 25,18'57 S and 31,00'18 E

Directions

The Club is situated at the White River Rugby Club grounds.

From The Main road through White River coming from Nelspruit side, turn left into Danie Joubert street at traffic lights at NTT Toyota. Follow The road for approx two Kilometers , passing two sets of traffic lights, to the Rugby grounds on your right. Look out for the signboards as you approach.

GPS: 25,18'57 S and 31,00'18 E

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