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2 The official newsletter of Yellowwood Park A. C. Go To In this edition……. Words from the Chair Club Captains Comment The Saltin Diet Running Matters with Megz Time Trials with Kalman Cross Country Dinner Dance Marathon Training Two Oceans featuring Garys 20 th Happy Birthdays Phils Beer Tasting Evening The Last Word…. The Yellowwood Warbler February 2010 Visit our website the editor View 2009 time trial and race results Kalman Chairmans for Dance Tickets 12

3 Good day all. I trust everyone had a pleasant Easter and enjoyed the time off work. To those using the break to do their ultra marathon training for comrades I hope the run went well. I travelled with a few Yellowwood park members to the Two Oceans and it was good to see such a high number of our runners taking part in the big race. Congrats to all the managed to finish this awesome but difficult race and a special well done to our resident ballie Gary Lester on finishing his 20th-amazing achievement Gary!! There are a few popular races coming up so watch the info sent out by our club captain Mike Sutton. An important date to remember is the club's long run from PMB city hall to Hillcrest on the 25th April. We still need to have numbers for catering purposes so let myself or Mike know if you intend running. There will be seconding provided and transport available. After the run we will meet back at the Lambert lounge and have a braai on the deck. The tickets for our annual dance are now available and can be picked up on Wednesdays at time trial. Give Megan or Heather a call for more info. Remember this event also brings to an end the fundraising for Kristi so lets not forget our pledges. As already mentioned in previous correspondence Kristi will make the trip down from JHB for the function so we aim to make the dance a special and memorable one-don't miss out!! Invite friends and family and help make the night one to remember. On Sunday the 9th may main club has challenged the runners to a game of cricket -both the men and women. I will be contacting you soon for your participation. To even things out we will also be staging a run against the main club-hopefully before the cricket so as to tire them out! We will have a braai afterwards to end off what should be a fun day. Speaking of fun Phil's beer tasting month end proved highly successful and I can assure Thursday morning proved to be a little difficult. Now its the ladies turn and April month end will be for the wine drinkers and we have a few of these in our club! All these events are part of the fundraising for Kristi so PLEASE get involved. Time is ticking away and comrades is almost upon us. We will have a few more discussions and pre events before the big day so watch this space. Words From The Chair See you on the road Stephen

4 Club Captains Comment Yellowwood Park Athletic Club – Making Running A Team Sport Happy days! Yes, what a jol Two Oceans was, and all just part of the whirlwind ride at the club at the moment! Between races, cross country, training runs, month-ends, socials, the Kristi Campaign, etc we really are on a roll! My heartfelt thanks to all who continue giving so selflessly to make us the most dynamic club around. A particularly big Thank You to our new events coordinators Megz and Heather for making a huge impact on proceedings. Speaking of Two Oceans, I must again congratulate my other best mate Gary on a most significant milestone in becoming the first YWP runner to complete 20 voyages at this most awesome event. I think hes the reason we still get such a good turnout there every year! Nice one Ballie, what next? Even closer to home, one of the more significant achievements of late came from my beautiful wife Jenny at the recent SA Triathlon Champs in Germiston where she grabbed a bronze medal in the category. Well done kiddo – thats just reward for all the sacrifice! Jen had previously been in sublime form at the Midlands Ultra Triathlon, winning her category again, and more significantly finishing 5 th overall just behind the elite athletes! To all those who missed the beer tasting – man you lost out on a really good hangover! Phil, youre the man! That was brilliant! Definitely worthy of at least an annual spot on the calendar! My hardcore cross country team really do us proud and I thank you all for keeping us at the forefront of this marvellous discipline. Ive made far more friends from other clubs through cross country than road running – it really is one big happy (but competitive I promise) family. Come along and join us folks – its a lot more real than sweating in front of the TV hoping The Sharks dont have another off day (although we have been known to give the odd pass if you actually go to the game!)! Dont forget the Lester/Sutton wine tasting at month-end. Weve got a few tricks up our sleeves and promise to give the Gilchrists a run for their money. If I dont see you on the road, Ill see you in the reserve! Cheers Mike

5 YWP A.C. Comrades Club Races 2010 DATENAME OF EVENT DISTANCE 18-AprDick King 21,1km run 21,1km run 16-MaySavages 50th Golden Jubilee 21km run 30-MayCOMRADES MARATHON 89 Km Run R.I.P. Links Pillay – On 10 March we bade a fond farewell to Links who passed away tragically at the Verulam marathon whilst trying to qualify for Comrades. Our deepest condolences to his family, and heartfelt thanks to all who attended. LONG TRAINING RUN Sunday 25 April from Pmburg to Hillcrest Leaving Pelican Service Station in YWP at 5.00am. Transport available and seconding en route. Cost R20. Please let Steve or Mike know if you intend doing it. Dont forget the braai (and post-mortems) at the club afterwards. Claire Horner (Kingsley) winner, Helen Buley 2 nd, Rianna de Lange 3 rd, Corrine Berg 4 th and Jenny 5 th at the prize- giving of the Midlands Ultra triathlon

6 Kindly submitted by Martin Pellow- Jarman and endorsed by Comrades stalwarts Mike Thackray, Jan, Gerard and Sarel van der Merwe Kilian as well as Comrades legend Rob Edouard-Betsy Donner! Hierdie diet is sleg!!! Eish, so far, so good!!! Nous ons weer maats!!! Click to open

7 Getting FIT with FITT There is a lot of buzz being generated around 2010, whether its to complete Comrades or even other goals, road running has seen a dramatic increase in participants since the beginning of the year. We have also seen some injuries cropping up and have had to deal with a tragic loss because of the too much too soon syndrome. The FITT principle is a great way of monitoring your exercise programme. The acronym FITT outlines the key components of a balanced exercise regime. F = Frequency How often are you taking part in this activity a week? I = Intensity The amount of effort invested into the training T= Type What kind of exercise are you doing? Cardio or resistance training, time trial or recovery, flat or hills… T= Time How long are you exercising for? It is important to remember as one principle increases the others should decrease. For example, if you decide to increase your frequency, you would have to decrease the number of high intensity workouts in order to remain injury free. Your body needs time to adapt and recover. Training hard and fast for long periods of time does not make you strong, it makes you injured! Watch this space for more in depth explanations on each principle

8 PBs set in March 2010 : Timetrial Duty Roster : Check for timetrial results and ladders, and for duty rosters under Members Stuffwww.ywpac.co.za 14 Apr 2010 Heather Conway 21 Apr 2010 Mike Sutton 28 Apr 2010 Kalman Porritt 5 May May 2010 Garth Hancock 12 May 2010 Sandra Conway 19 May 2010 The Lesters 26 May 2010 Steve Conway DistanceRunnerDateTime 4km Run Zakhele Mehmbu 3 Mar Mar :12 13:12 Lloyd Shabalala 3 Mar Mar :07 19:07 Sharon Gilchrist 3 Mar Mar :52 22:52 Janine Schmidt 17 Mar :59 22:59 Dave Pittaway 17 Mar :33 23:33 8km Run Lloyd Shabalala 17 Mar :16 40:16 Megan Anticevich 24 Mar :30 47:30 Dave Pittaway 24 Mar :24 49:24

9 Date Name and Venue Contact 24 Apr League 4 – Collegians in Pmb Les Burnard May 8 May League 5 – UKZN Athletics Track Clyde Kinoch Jun League 6 – Stainbank Nature Reserve Mike Sutton Jul League 7 – Gelofte School Lisette Mundell Aug League 8 - Hilton Harriers (KZNA Champs) Jeff Speed Ladies 8km Jenny Sutton 34:55 Men 8km Mike Sutton 31:10 Tim Dubery 31:29 Martin Birtwhistle 33:10 Gary Lester 36:15 Men 12km Garth Hancock 53:55 Hutchinson Park, Amanzimtoti Cross Country 2010 Fixtures Ladies 4km (30 runners) 4. Jenny Sutton 4. Jenny Sutton18:42 Men 8km (42 runners) 8. Tim Dubery 8. Tim Dubery32: Mike Sutton 32: Gary Lester 37: Kalman Porritt 38:00 Men 12km (19 runners) 16. Shane Lester 49: Garth Hancock 55:09 Lahee Park, Pinetown

10 Yellowwood Park Athletic Club Annual Dinner Dance (Incorporating Comrades Prize Giving and the Kristi I Will Walk Campaign) Date: 5 June 2010 Venue: Woodlands Primary School Time: 18h00 for 18h30 Dress: Formal (All guests are requested to wear Black and White) Cost: R100 per person Dinner will be served Cash Bar available Variety of live entertainment Please purchase your tickets from Heather or Megan before 5 May 2010

11 Marathon Training An article kindly submitted by Gary Lester, a veteran (Master now!) of over 50 standard marathons and 41 Ultras (13 Comrades, 8 Bergvilles, 20 Two Oceans!), so he should know good advice when he sees it. Thanks Ballie, please keep the articles rolling in. Click to open Two Oceans Results Garys 20 th Two Oceans We had a nice contingent of runners this year and by all accounts everyone had a great time down in Cape Town and thoroughly enjoyed their events, all run in pretty much ideal conditions. Hearty congratulations to Gary on becoming the first YWP runner to complete 20 arduous Two Oceans! Click to open

12 JAYSON MAHLINZA 8MARCH1971 SHANE LESTER 9MARCH1988 MAJOJI MALUNGISA 13MARCH1974 PHIL GILCHRIST 18MARCH1964 JENNIFER SUTTON 21MARCH1967 LLOYD SHABALALA 25MARCH1978 BRAD HAYNES 27MARCH1959 STEPHEN CONWAY 4APRIL1962 WARREN LESTER 7APRIL years Apologies to the newer members for no archive pics yet. Mike

13 Phils Beer Tasting Evening Mike asked me to comment on the beer tasting evening. Well as a first effort, I think it went off quite well, with the exception of Martin who had stomach problems from eating too many curry sandwiches ( nothing to do with the beer!) Where do I start? I was pretty apprehensive going into this, as I have not done anything like it in the past. My skills in setting up social evenings are not that honed. We had a meeting on the Thursday before with Steve, Heather, Sandra, Fred, Sharon and myself. Heather and Megan were going to do the decorating for the evening, and the music was sorted thanks to Warrens trusty laptop. Steve mentioned that the Main club and the running club would sponsor some beer. As this was a fundraising event for Kristi, all contributions would be put to good use. Sharrie and I went beer shopping at Makro. That was VERY exciting. I felt like a kid at Christmas, and selected a couple of beers that people would not normally drink. ( either because of price or taste). Setting up the evening was pretty smooth, and I had great help from Nadine, who had no prior warning, but just jumped in and made a big contribution to the success of the evening. After reviewing the beer tasting categories, I see that I erred in telling you all about the empty glass factor. It seems that to have a ring of froth around the glass when the beer is finished, is more desirable than having a clean glass. It wouldnt have made any difference to the outcome of the competition I dont think, but I thought I must correct it here before we get too good at these beer tastings and are invited to something more prestigious. I wouldnt want anyone to embarrass themselves because of misinformation on my part. Quoted from Empty Glass Factor (5) - A trace of the ring in the glass (+) A very clean glass (-) The best beers leave a nice ring of foamwww.chiff.com/beer/ In the that I sent around, I neglected to mention thanks to Megan and Heather for the decorations and balloons (click), and Warren for the music (click). As usual, it is the little things in the background that contribute to the success and feel of the evening and was really appreciated. Thanks also to Fred for the use of his glasses. Regards Phil Gilchrist Pacer Computers

14 Phils Beer Tasting Evening Mike asked me to comment on the beer tasting evening. Well as a first effort, I think it went off quite well, with the exception of Martin who had stomach problems from eating too many curry sandwiches J ( nothing to do with the beer!) Where do I start? I was pretty apprehensive going into this, as I have not done anything like it in the past. My skills in setting up social evenings are not that honed. We had a meeting on the Thursday before with Steve, Heather, Sandra, Fred, Sharon and myself. Heather and Megan were going to do the decorating for the evening, and the music was sorted thanks to Warrens trusty laptop. Steve mentioned that the Main club and the running club would sponsor some beer. As this was a fundraising event for Kristi, all contributions would be put to good use. Sharrie and I went beer shopping at Makro. That was VERY exciting. I felt like a kid at Christmas, and selected a couple of beers that people would not normally drink. ( either because of price or taste). Setting up the evening was pretty smooth, and I had great help from Nadine, who had no prior warning, but just jumped in and made a big contribution to the success of the evening. After reviewing the beer tasting categories, I see that I erred in telling you all about the empty glass factor. It seems that to have a ring of froth around the glass when the beer is finished, is more desirable than having a clean glass. It wouldnt have made any difference to the outcome of the competition I dont think, but I thought I must correct it here before we get too good at these beer tastings and are invited to something more prestigious. I wouldnt want anyone to embarrass themselves because of misinformation on my part. Quoted from Empty Glass Factor (5) - A trace of the ring in the glass (+) A very clean glass (-) The best beers leave a nice ring of foamwww.chiff.com/beer/ In the that I sent around, I neglected to mention thanks to Megan and Heather for the decorations and balloons, and Warren for the music. As usual, it is the little things in the background that contribute to the success and feel of the evening and was really appreciated. Thanks also to Fred for the use of his glasses. Regards Phil Gilchrist Pacer Computers The girls enjoyed the evening too! Sharons raffle was very popular – well done Nadine! Malarkey was the order of the day! Jen didnt think we had a clue! The Master Brewer kept things running/pouring smoothly! Hmmm, a fine pale ale, Dale?

15 Dear Friends Merv and I had a wonderful wedding on the 27th Feb. We had lovely weather (with a slight rain shower after the service - apparently good luck!). Hope to be able to celebrate with you all the next time we are home. All my love Mrs Gordon-Hughes! During the days of compulsory military service one man came to symbolise the archetypical brave young man keeping our loved ones sleeping safe at night, and now for the first time we are able to reveal the true identity of that uber- hero! Yes, here he is folks, its…… The Last Word….

16 The newsletter wouldnt be the same without something from Grandfather. Thanks Barry.


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