Funeral Notice of the Late Val Wilkinson

From: “Rand Athletic club”

Funeral Notice of the Late Val WilkinsonDear Members

It is with sadness that I share the news to you all of the passing away of
The Late Val Wilkinson.

Val has organised the Zoo Lake Saturday Time Trial since the very early 80’s

Val has been the secretary of Rockies Running Club for the same period.

Val has been a Ref at races in the Province and Comrades for many years.
She has served you the runner continuously.

The funeral service will be held on
Date: Monday, 4 August 2014
Time: 14h00
Venue: Bedford Chapel, 4 Bradford Road, Bedfordview

Rest in Peace Val. Your marathon is done.

With our fondest love.

Dick & Vreni & All the RACers who have benefitted from having Val involved in Road Running.


In memory of Val, this Saturday 2nd August, Geoff Lee is organizing a 5km memorial run on the Rockies 5km Time trial route. The start will be at 7:30 from the Parking area outside Moyo at the Zoo Lake.

Please wear black in memory of Val.



Braamfontein Spruit & Delta Park Clean-up – 20 July

Hi Bombers

Here are a couple of great opportunities for you to do good with 67 minutes of Community Service for Mandela’s birthday:

1. This coming Saturday, 20th July at 08h00, the Bryanston Community is arranging a clean-up of the Spruit, starting at the Belgrave low-level bridge that goes from Bryanston to River Club. This is where the 5 km Bombers Time-trial starts from. .The Spruit is well used by trail runners and cyclists and by helping to clean up the Spruit, you will be helping to make it a bit more pleasurable to use – and safer too!! You can find out more details from here on

2. Also on Saturday 20th July at 09h00, the Blairgowrie Community Association is arranging a clean-up of the Bird Sanctuary at Delta Park. The Bird Park is right in the centre of Delta Park, next to the start of the 5km Delta Park Run (which starts at 08h00 on a Saturday, so you can still get your run in and come and help). Runners will also pass the Bird Sanctuary on almost every RAC Club Run. You can find out more details here on

Both the Spruit and Delta Park are valuable resources to us living in Joburg, so I’d suggest you really try to help at one of these initiatives. It is also a great way to teach your kids the importance of ‘giving back’.

Have an awesome week.



Sylvia’s birthday run – Wed 21st March

Hello Everyone,

We are running from the church (BMC) at 6:15 on the 21st March (Thursday) and run for around 90 min. After this, we will walk across the road to have a cup of coffee at Junipas with Sylvia, who celebrates her 30th.

Hope you can make the run, if not, just come for coffee/breakfast.

If you want to run a little less, Terry, MJ and Sue Naude will be starting a little later and running around 8km.

Please sms Sylvia on 0828440523 if you can make it, so she can book a table.

Kind regards, Gill

Happy 40th Birthday Doug

Dear Doug,

Here to a special person celebrating the BIG 40 today:

So you’ve got a few
Gray hairs
Who cares?
You’re noticing the
First lines
It’s fine!
Don’t sweat the small stuff
There’s nothing to fear
Now you are 40
Let’s raise a BIG cheer!

Kind regards

All the BB Runners

Bombers Xmas Run – Sunday 2nd December

From Leigh:

The end of the year is upon us already and Xmas is only 4 weeks away!

Before we all leave for various corners of the country to celebrate the holidays please join me for a Xmas breakfast run from my “new, old house”!

We will start at 6am and run for an hour to an hour and a half.

Afterwards we can have some breakfast and some juice or champers! Bring along a little something to eat or (if you are coming let me know what so we don’t have a hundred muffins!!).

I hope to see you there. My address is 6 Cadogan Rd, Bryanston (opposite Pine Forest Nursery School in Cadogan Rd), off Ebury Avenue.

See you on the road!


Lianne’s Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge

From Lianne:

Dear Friends

I have entered the 94.7 cycle race this year with the aim of cycling it to raise money for a very worthy cause – the orphange Hotel Hope. This cycling thing has been a real test of having to do something very much out of my comfort zone!!! Please read my attached letter and help me in meeting my target for this charity!!! Please pass this on to your family and friends and see this as your Christmas Gift to a little child in need.

18 more sleeps!!!! – what a scary thought and for those of you who are also cycling… good luck and keep well away from me one race day I am liable to knock you off!!!

Love Lianne


Hello my special running friends

From Elaine in Perth:

Hello All,

Its been two sleeps and two days and if I was truly honest, I would say two sleeps and two days to long.

What a shock and don’t get me wrong. I know that this move was my idea, me pushing my family, but believe me when the reality faces you in the face, it is not pleasant. Have to be strong as I don’t have any tears left in this body – so it’s a case of put on a brave face and move forward.

Had a good flight, apartment is on the 11th floor of a building in the main street of Perth. It is comfy and one has a side view of the Swan River. Derrick started his new job on Monday and is enjoying it. Liam and I have done the free bus rides up and down the main road of Perth, to do some shopping at the local Woollies (not nearly in the SA version’s league). Have taken the train to my friend who lives North of Perth. Both the bus and the train experiences were very pleasant, on time, clean and well maintained. Life here in Perth is very expensive, from buying groceries to have a quick cup of coffee.

The family and I are still not quite in the Perth time zone – watching the free to air tv offerings until 1am and then not able to wake up before 7H30. So needless to say have not been out for a run or cycle. Need to get my A into G.

I miss you guys so much – actually I miss everything back in JHB. Enjoy