Mbombela Stadium

The Home of Nelspruit Marathon Club
 

Club Information

Club Colors 

Our club colors are old gold and royal blue.  The running vests are royal blue and the shorts / skirts are old gold.  Please Note ONLY official NMC “skipants” are to be worn .  The colors/clothes are available at the club house and will be loaded onto the site shortly.

 

Nelspruit Marathon Club registered 

Please ensure that we have your e-mail address so that we can keep you informed of happenings in the club, by the means of a newsletter.  Emails will be send via the Secretary of the Club, Sonja van der Schyff. 

 

Worker  teams

 You will be part of a worker team.  Please get involved with that team and work together with your team captain.  These teams participate against each other during the year and work on Races and Pre- or post races. 

Races 

Kaapsehoop and Uniwisp 3 in 1

 

Monthly Braai’s

On the last Thursday of the month the club will host a monthly braai whereby the club provides the Pap and Sheba. You only have to bring cutlery, Meat and your Family.

 

Camp weekend

The yearly camp weekend is with the Loskop Race where the Club make s a bulk booking for the Club.  The distances available to run is 50/21km and we camp from the Friday to the Sunday.The Saturday evening is a club braai . Sunday Morning starts off with the Sherry Run! All buy a T-shirt and we walk to the dam wall.  The rest is self explanatory “Sherry Run”.  Your captain will also advice you on this.


Comrades Breakfast & Price giving

This will be communicated to you via e-mail.

 

Year end Function

This will be communicated to you via e-mail.

 

Time Trials:

There are 2 official time trials (4km and 8km) during the week:

Tuesday and Thursday—17:45 during summer and 17:30 during winter times

There are time keepers in the evenings, but it is each athlete’s responsibility to see that his/her time is recorded.  Only the timekeepers and Snoepie workers can run before time trail.  Although we have a reasonably safe route, be careful and try to run in single file.  REFLECTOR belts must be worn from APRIL till the end of September. A trophy will be awarded to the athlete who runs the most 4km and 8km time trials.  Only one 4km and one 8km time trial a week will count.

 

Walkers 

Walkers are welcome and we will arrange with walkers to start earlier.


Medals will be awarded to athletes who ran the following amount of time trials:

GOLD:  to all with 40+ TT

                              SILVER:  to all with 30+ TT                               

4km + 8km BRONZE:  to all with 20+ TT

 

DUTIES OF LEAGUE TEAMS:

It is required that each team member work at least on one Marathon and one Short Race at least twice a year.  Your captain will Communicate this with you.

 

PLEASE BE AVAILABLE WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO WORK .


 

Club Championships

Club Championships will be held annually over the following distances on races decided by the executive committee:

10 km / 21 km / 42.2 km and 50 km

 10km Power of Love Feb 2016

 21km Halls July 2016

 42km Uniwisp March 2016

 50km Loskop Ulta April 2016

 

We participate in  the following categories: 

Men and Woman:

Seniors (40+/50+/60+)

Boys and Girls

Juniors:  (o/20)

Please ensure that your age tags are visible on your running vests during these championships

 

LEAGUE YEAR RUNS FROM:

                                                      

1 SEPTEMBER TO 31 AUGUST