Comrades 2018 Final Instructions
We would like to wish all our Comrades runners all the best for the big race on Sunday 10 June 2018.
Magnolia has 127 runners on the starting list for Comrades this year!!!
This post serves to provide our runners and supporters with some useful information for Comrades 2018.
We know that there is nothing like your first Comrades and we want to be of full support to all our novice runners. Please contact us for advice, support on the route and any other questions or assistance you might need.
Support on the route
Magnolia will have a club tent/supporters point at about 30 km to go in the race at the entrance of Gillits Station. Family and other supporters are welcome to join us on the day at this point (See map below). For clear indications of where this will be, you can speak to Tinus Marais or Ronald Lagerwall.
Some of the items that will be available at this point for Magnolia club members:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Marmite and/or Biltong bite-size sandwiches
- Creme Soda
- Lemon water (same as last year)
Club tent at the finish
The Magnolia Club Tent will be situated on stand PG22 Just follow the natural flow of athletes out of the stadium and proceed straight. You will find it on the left, approximately 100 meters after exiting the stadium.
Inside the stadium on the grand stand, Magnolia Club has 50 seats reserved in block 120 as indicated on the map below. It is a great place to spectate the finish and see your runner come in.
The Stadium rules dictated that Magnolia will only be able to provide refreshments to their club members at the tent.
NO FOOD, NO SOFT DRINKS & NO ALCOHOL MAY BE BOUGHT INTO THE LICENSED STADIUM &
PEOPLES PARK VILLAGE. IF FOUND, ALL ALCOHOL, SOFT DRINKS AND FOOD WILL BE REMOVED
BY SECURITY. THERE WILL BE PUBLIC BARS & FOOD VENDING KIOSKS AVAILABLE IN AND
AROUND THE STADIUM DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY.
We would like to thank everyone who is involved in making Comrades possible for our members. From the shirts, goodie bags, help en-route, the tent at the finish, supporters and family. We hope all our runners would have an incredible day on the road and that it will be your most memorable Comrades ever.
Magnolians, we will be waiting for you at the finish line!!!!
Magnolia Supporter Spot
The Magnolia supporter spot at approximately 60km into the race will be manned by comrades veterans with expert motivation and lemon water.
The tent will be after the Winston Park Caltex, opposite the Gillits Station entrance and before the waterpont.
Club Tent Layout
All runners will be led out of the stadium towards the Peoples Park.
People’s Park Layout
The Magnolia Club Tent will be situated on stand Just follow the natural flow of athletes out of the stadium and proceed straight. You will find it on the left, approximately 100 meters after exiting the stadium.
Supporter Stadium Seats
Magnolia Club has 50 seats reserved in block 120 as indicated on the map. It is a great place to spectate the finish.
For all the road closures and times:
Route to Finish
For family, friends and supporters making their way into Durban from out on the Comrades route to meet up with their runner please use the following recommended route so as to avoid any potential delays in the city due to the way that the runners will be entering the city prescient:
- Take the N3 towards Durban and at the E B Cloete Interchange (otherwise known as Spaghetti Junction) take the N2 north towards Umhlanga/King Shaka Airport.
- Take the Umgeni Road (Exit 170) Interchange flyover and proceed along Umgeni Road, passing Makro on your right-hand side.
- After 4km turn left into Smiso Nkwanyana Road and then right into Masabalala Yengwa Avenue.
- From here various advertised parking options will be available for you to use.
As the N3 highway from Durban into Pietermaritzburg at the Market Road Off-Ramp area will be reduced down to one lane from 3 am (to allow for fence construction as the race will be run on this section of the highway) there is definitely going to be congestion and a bottleneck effect happening here as athletes make their way to the start. We strongly recommend and warn you that in order to avoid any unnecessary stress of getting caught in this congestion that you leave Durban 45 minutes earlier than you were originally anticipating to in order to pass through this reduced lane area on your way to the start with minimal disruption or stress.
PLEASE heed or advise on this alert and leave Durban EARLIER than originally planned. Note that the start of the race will NOT be delayed for late arrivers.
Our Comrades Runners
|23107||C||Aj Meyer||M OPN|
|46779||D||Albert Williams||M OPN|
|26531||G||Amelia Crause||F OPN|
|39030||C||Andre Kok||M MAS|
|35825||A||Andries Nienaber||M OPN|
|18638||G||Annelize Hietbrink||F VET|
|47596||F||Antonie Bam||M VET|
|22999||F||Beate Von Teichman||F VET|
|7132||F||Berne Du Toit||F OPN|
|48401||C||Bianca Frost||F OPN|
|48657||G||Carin Hoffman||F MAS|
|20047||H||Carin Jordaan||F VET|
|39189||F||Carl Anschutz||M MAS|
|8355||H||Carl-James Van Rooyen||M VET|
|16542||E||Charl Crouse||M MAS|
|37358||G||Clinton Mac Dougall||M VET|
|17361||A||Conrad Watt||M OPN|
|24778||G||Corinne Van Der Westhuizen||F OPN|
|11700||H||Cornelia Pretorius||F VET|
|56122||F||Daniel Mokobane||M MAS|
|21300||F||David Chamberlain||M VET|
|43629||D||Devanand Moonasar||M VET|
|14398||D||Dieter Gloeck||M GMA|
|34663||C||Dihan Matthee||M OPN|
|34145||D||Elizabeth Myburg||F OPN|
|33832||E||Elize Uys||F MAS|
|58164||F||Elizna Bam||F VET|
|57913||D||Elsmarie Jansen Van Rensburg||F OPN|
|6057||D||Erwin Kratz||M OPN|
|16415||D||Estelle Jansen Van Vuuren||F VET|
|25668||F||Esti Kemp||F OPN|
|48527||H||Franco Groenewald||M OPN|
|35035||H||Frans Van Dyk||M MAS|
|54851||H||Gerhard Van Staden||M OPN|
|42484||C||Gert Henning||M VET|
|12218||G||Graham Egan||M OPN|
|46009||D||Greig Pringle||M VET|
|44884||D||Hannes Nel||M VET|
|13309||G||Hechter Hansen||M OPN|
|18346||C||Henda Loots||F VET|
|15342||D||Hendrik Van Jaarsveld||M VET|
|30584||F||Henry Townsend||M OPN|
|22433||C||Hermanus Pienaar||M OPN|
|17253||G||Ian Potgieter||M OPN|
|41188||D||Ina Lagerwall||F MAS|
|40820||D||Ina Lombard||F MAS|
|20991||A||Innocent Mavesere||M OPN|
|32771||F||Isaac Masango||M OPN|
|16149||H||Jac Marais||M OPN|
|28322||B||Jaco Wilkinson||M OPN|
|36169||C||Jake Mojalefa||M OPN|
|13335||C||Jan Hendrik Labuschagne||M VET|
|29041||C||Jan Vermaak||M MAS|
|32453||E||Janeen Mary De Klerk||F MAS|
|7998||D||Jannie Grobler||M MAS|
|23647||E||Japie Jansen Van Rensburg||M MAS|
|24333||F||Jeanne-Mari Gauldie||F OPN|
|10794||D||Jeanny-Lee Matthee||F OPN|
|11121||D||Johan Schoombie||M OPN|
|20865||A||Johannes Ledwaba||M OPN|
|22185||G||John-Charles Stay||M OPN|
|39300||F||Joubert Krige||M OPN|
|53729||A||Judas Ntuli||M VET|
|16818||F||Julie Reid||F OPN|
|10374||D||Justin Frewen||M VET|
|56692||G||Kalichi Mabunda||M VET|
|21770||E||Kennith Erasmus||M MAS|
|23558||E||Kobie Jooste||F MAS|
|9919||D||Kobus Van Staden||M GMA|
|35252||F||Lennard Van Wyk||M VET|
|32957||D||Leon Matthee||M MAS|
|15731||D||Lezel Erasmus||F MAS|
|10517||B||Lindt De La Port||M OPN|
|21027||F||Lindy Steenkamp||F OPN|
|7767||D||Lionel Rankin||M OPN|
|25595||D||Lizl Van Heerden||F VET|
|55981||C||Louis Begemann||M VET|
|38856||E||Louis Dey||M MAS|
|48806||F||Louis Van Wyngaard||M MAS|
|14297||G||Luke Walker||M MAS|
|16026||F||Marcel Crause||M VET|
|11481||D||Marius Pretorius||M VET|
|20234||H||Marius Van Wyk||M VET|
|54706||D||Mark King||M VET|
|30903||C||Melinda Smal||F OPN|
|50079||F||Mia Van Der Linde||F OPN|
|26211||G||Michelle Jackson||F VET|
|54009||D||Mirilene Swanepoel||F VET|
|5887||C||Mthokozisi Mthembu||M OPN|
|14337||H||Mynhardt Oosthuizen||M VET|
|55691||D||Naomi Wilkinson||F VET|
|5459||F||Nic Shelver||M MAS|
|24922||B||Noel Young||M OPN|
|27970||H||Patrick Thomas||M VET|
|34550||C||Pierre Du Preez||M OPN|
|57567||H||Piet Visser||M GMA|
|20739||H||Quintilla Stegmann||F OPN|
|47469||C||Rainer Oellermann||M OPN|
|14035||A||Randal Titus||M OPN|
|45393||E||Renate Van Niekerk||F MAS|
|17163||F||Rene Siebert||F VET|
|8225||C||Retha-Mari Green||F OPN|
|24788||H||Riaan Van Der Westhuizen||M VET|
|17568||F||Roland Wilson||M VET|
|12657||H||Ross Mahaffey||M OPN|
|18871||D||Rudolf Van Wyk||M VET|
|47550||C||Ryno Meyer||M OPN|
|10208||H||Samson Mabena||M OPN|
|37097||A||Sipho Masilela||M OPN|
|48410||D||Sonette Nell||F VET|
|28921||B||Speelman Maritshana Masango||M VET|
|26787||C||Stefan Muller||M OPN|
|19144||B||Stéfan Swart||M OPN|
|7294||D||Susan Rossouw||F VET|
|13802||E||Tania Shawe||F MAS|
|14430||H||Tilane Prinsloo||F OPN|
|24880||D||Titus Nkosi||M VET|
|47900||D||Tobie Reyneke||M VET|
|44043||H||Tracy Smit||F VET|
|12828||D||Vanessa Fourie||F VET|
|39920||D||Werner Lewies||M OPN|
|57357||H||Werner Louw||M OPN|
|10643||D||Willem Mare||M OPN|
|53784||F||Wynand Coertzen||M MAS|
|19533||E||Yvonne Jansen Van Rensburg||F MAS|
|14080||H||Zaan (johannes Andries) Smit||M OPN|