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2 The official newsletter of Yellowwood Park A. C. Go To In this edition……. Words from the Chair Club Captain’s Comment Capital K Club Swim Running Matters with Megz Time Trials with Kalman Westville Christmas Challenge Time Trial League 2009 Winners Happy Birthdays The Last Post….RIP Peter Kemp The Yellowwood Warbler December 2009 Visit our website the editor View 2009 time trial and race results Complaints Dept Chairman’s

3 Festive greetings to all. The end of another busy year is upon us and I hope everyone is relaxed and in the Christmas spirit. For me the year has flown past again but from the club's point of view it has been a successful one. Numbers in the club have increased and 2010 should be a bumper year with 32 members entered into Comrades. There have been numerous highlights this year- Ashtonvale, the Sani marathon weekend, our race were greats events and of course the “I will walk for Kristi " campaign has kicked off in a way that no one thought possible. We are well on our way to achieving our target amount of R we have over twenty two thousand rand banked or pledged already. Thank you to all that have given so generously- the Christmas spirit is really upon us. For those of you that pledged your training and support I will be sending out a reminder in January just to keep you all on track. It just remains for me to wish everyone a very blessed Christmas and an exciting 2010 See you on the road Stephen Words From The Chair

4 Club Captain’s Comment A lot has been achieved this year by this great and crazy club of ours, with many highlights throughout the year, thanks to our dynamic committee chaired by our very own Steve. All kudos to Fred for once again putting on a world-class show with The BMG Stainbank Cup, and to Dave for our awesome sponsorship. That is normally the culmination of our year and we can wind down and really kick off the silly season with a bang at Westville. However, this year has seen the birth, and subsequent phenomenal growth, of something that to me is truly unique in my almost 20 years of running. Our association with Kristi, and the unbelievable response we’ve had in such a short space of time has been incredibly special, and a testimony to all that is good in mankind. I am truly blessed! Thanks to all concerned. I wish you all a peaceful Christmas of loving and sharing with your family and friends, and a New Year of health and success in all avenues of your life. Mike “Yellowwood Park Athletic Club – Making Running A Team Sport”

5 The 1km Swimmers 22 Nov 2009

6 The 500m Swimmers

7 KEEP RUNNING THIS CHRISTMAS Maintaining a regular running schedule is hard enough, but throw in some parties, food preparation, out-of-town guests, and other holiday craziness, and it may seem near impossible to find time for runs. Here are some tips to help you keep running this festive season. Schedule your runs Your calendar gets more packed during the holiday season but you should try to make running a priority (especially since Comrades is just around the corner). Take a look at your week and write down when you think you’ll be able to squeeze in a run just like you would your appointments, If you have runs scheduled, you’ll be more likely to get them done. Enjoy summer This is the perfect time of the year for morning runs. If you know you won’t be able to fit in your run in the evening, set your alarm clock an hour earlier. You’ll enjoy your function more knowing that you’ve had your run for the day. Be prepared for a home workout Create a home workout for those days you can’t get to a gym. You don’t need fancy equipment for simple push ups, crunches, lunges, squats, etc… Redefine your workout Be flexible with your runs. Remember a 20 minute run is better than no run at all, so don’t skip the run because you won’t have time to run what you had originally planned. Even doing a short run will help you maintain your running habit during the holidays.

8 Run a holiday race Having an upcoming race will help keep you motivated and continue running. Get the family to join you so you can have some holiday fun together. (Westville Christmas Challenge – 13 Dec) Don’t sweat a missed run Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t have time for a run. Just because you missed a run, don’t use it as an excuse to throw in the towel for the rest of the holiday season. Get right back on your programme, forget about the missed run and move on. With love, Megan xoxo

9 Top Times for 2009 PBs set in November / December km 2.5km Cassandra Porritt 13:45 4 Nov Nov Jan 2010Garth Hancock 13 Jan 2010 Kalman Porritt 20 Jan 2010 Sandra Conway 27 Jan 2010 The Lesters 3 Feb 2010 Steve Conway 10 Feb 2010Megan Anticevich 6 Jan 2010Garth Hancock 13 Jan 2010 Kalman Porritt 20 Jan 2010 Sandra Conway 27 Jan 2010 The Lesters 3 Feb 2010 Steve Conway 10 Feb 2010Megan Anticevich Timetrials Duty Roster 4km Run Eugene Ncube 14:08 Jenny Sutton 17:01 Thula Ngcobo 14:28 Shelly Kelly 19:21 Shane Lester 14:39 Sandra Conway 20:44 8km Run Eugene Ncube 29:41 Jenny Sutton 34:46 Shane Lester 31:02 Sandra Conway 42:33 Mike Sutton 31:37 Shelly Kelly 42:50

10 For those of you who have not seen the new Yellowwood Park A. C. website yet, type in from your browser. You should see a screen with a heading of Yellowwood Park Athletics Club in yellow on a black background. If not, try pressing Control-F5 and type the web address again.www.ywpac.co.za Anyone who has pictures, articles, notices etc which they want on the website can Kalman at By the end of February, members who are interested will be able to login on the web and publish their own It is also our intention to publish unofficial race times within a day or two after each race. If there is someone at our tent who is writing times down after the race, please give them your time. Alternatively, the name and date of the race together with your race time to Many thanks to Phil who is hosting this site for us free of charge.

11 Westville Christmas Challenge – Walking For Kristi Thanks Steve!!!

12 Time Trial League Winners Pos.NamePoints 1MEGAN ANTICEVICH57 2SANDRA CONWAY51 3JENNY SUTTON50 4SHANE LESTER48 5GARTH HANCOCK47 6MIKE SUTTON (ineligible)45 7GARY LESTER44 8KALMAN PORRITT38 9PHIL GILCHRIST37 10HEATHER CONWAY36 11WILLIE BOTHMA33 12FRED SCHOON27 13GLENN LE ROUX27 14DALE FORD23 15EUGENE NCUBE20 16MARTIN BIRTWHISTLE19 17STEVE CONWAY18 MIKE THACKRAY16 19ANGELA FORD16 20MIKE SMITH15 Congratulations to our prize- winners and to all those who used time trial to enhance their performances during the year. Next year we will have a new, improved league ably administered by Kalman and his trusty computer programme. Details will be published in the new year.

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14 Peter Kemp R.I.P.


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