Rhodes University Athletics Club
Winter training times
Winter is coming and it is getting darker earlier, from Wednesday 8 May, the meeting time for the road runs and track training will be at 4.50pm for 5pm.
Up and coming
There is a Trail run coming up on the 25th May..."the STUTT STUMBLE."
WHERE: Eaglesridge Hotel in Stutterheim
TIME: 9:00am for the 15km run, and 9:15am for the the 5km walk.
ENTRY FEE R60 for 15km , and R20 for 5km
REGISTRATION Registration at the Start at Eaglesridge Hotel
For more information contact Brett on 082 875 6026 or email email@example.com
It is PE’s first Muck Run.. Go and check it out on www.muckrun.co.za
Entries are now open and are restricted to just 500 people. It claims to be the ultimate fun run where all racers get to bring out the kid again.. it is a fun course over rugged terrain, featuring water hazards, steep inclines,lotsa mud and several military-style obstacles testing ones toughness, stamina, strength, mental grit, and teamwork!
Date: 2nd June Sunday
Venue: BushPig Adventures
Entries: R150 before 31 May and R200 on Race day.
This is the link which gives instructions for Online Entries:
We are currently in our 104th year, making us the oldest Rhodes Sporting club. We participate in road running, track and field, cross country, triathlon, and duathlon. We cater for both SOCIAL and COMPETITIVE runners, in all aspects of athletics. We host many charity events with our main charities being CANSA and the SPCA. We host many social functions for our members such as cheese and wines, dinners and braais. We are affiliated with Athletics South Africa (ASA) and therefore our athletes may obtain licenses for races around the country. Our competitive athletes and runners compete in Eastern Cape races with a few tours around the country such a USSA and the Two Oceans Marathon.
Message to new members and first years
Road running training and running sessions start at the club house. We meet at 5pm to start at 5:15pm. Valuables can be locked away in the clubhouse. Sports drinks are provided after sessions. Track and field athletes meet at the track at 5pm for warm-up and session starts at 5:30pm. Sessions in road running and track will both finish in time for residences supper. Road running and track is lead by experienced runners and committee members.
The club house is situated at the top end of African street next to sports admin and the track (prospect Field).
Membership for new staff and students for wanting to join the club can be done at Sports Admin.
Members taking part in races attended by the club will receive transport to race and R20 subsistence for away fixtures unless otherwise stated.
Members wanting to compete in road running, cross country, and track and field will need to obtain a license, permanent or temporary. Permanent licenses which will last the year can be obtained from Jestine in sports admin, please take with student card and R80. Otherwise temporary licenses, which will only last one race, can be obtained at every race at a fee of R25.
The club race kit is the Rhodes University Athletics Club race vests and black shorts. Vests can be bought before and after club runs for R100.