Nedbank LVCC Calendar

Friday, 28 February 2014

What's happening this weekend.

Friday 28 February

Magnolia Night Trail Series

Time: 18h30-20h30
Starting pointCasterbridge, White River
Organisers: Ilanga Trails
Distance: 4km & 8km
Enquiries:Contact : Clive Smart 082 894 0432 /

Saturday 1 March

PWC Fast 3-in-1 Race

Time: 06:00 
Starting point: Sabie/Lydenburg Road
Organisers: Nelspruit Marathon Club
Distance: 10km / 21km / 42km
Winnie 082 410 0170 / 074 887 2291 or Arthur 083 228 9534

For more info have a look at the following post: 

Halls parkrun

Time: 08:00
Meeting point: Halls Gateway
Route: Halls farm, out and back
Distance: 5km 

*For more info visit

Time Trial Results - 2014-02-27

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Please visit our page on Clubtrials for all Nedbank Running Club MPU - LVCC time trial results and statistics.

Friday, 21 February 2014

LVCC Cricket Club Golf Day

What's happening this weekend.

Saturday 22 February

Club long run

Time: 05:00
Meeting point: Orchards Shopping Centre
Route:  Out and back on Croc Valley road. Short but tough route, lower mileage as its weekend before PWC  
Distance: 18km, more if you loop back a few times.
*There will be a support vehicle available. Minimum of R5 donation for our driver please.

The Grove Superspar Ladies Race

Time: 06:00
Starting point: The Grove Shopping Centre 
Organisers: Legogote Villagers
Distance: 5km / 10km
Contact: Amanda Wessels 0845836945 / Jurgen Halbich 0832900678

Halls parkrun

Time: 08:00
Meeting point: Halls Gateway
Route: Halls farm, out and back
Distance: 5km 

*For more info visit

Time Trial Results - 2014-02-20

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Please visit our page on Clubtrials for all Nedbank Running Club MPU - LVCC time trial results and statistics.

Well done on your new PBs Elsa and Coral, welcome Theune and thank you to our timekeeper, Helen.

Time trials are run on Thursdays at 17h30 from the LVCC club house in Aurora Street. A 5km or 8km route is run through the quiet neighbourhood of Steiltes, Nelspruit. Time keepers and cold water are provided for.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Longtom Ultra & Half Marathon Press Release

2014 Longtom Marathon cancelled

EMBARGO                                                                                                                                                                         7 February 2014

The 2014 Longtom Ultra and Half Marathons have been officially cancelled due to financial and logistical constraints.

Contracting of a major corporate title sponsor for the 2014 event has been postponed to the 2015 budgetary year. 
The constraints of the current economic climate have also impacted heavily on the business community of the greater
Thaba Chweu area cutting heavily into secondary sponsorships for the planned 2014 event.  

The race organisers and the Longtom Marathon Trust sincerely apologises for any inconveniences caused to the loyal
supporters of the Longtom Marathon. 

Please direct all enquiries for pre entry refunds or any other assistance in writing to: or contact us
on the following contact numbers: 

012 346 2400 (Race office)      082 557 9604 (Loma)      071 605 1507 (Griselda)      
071 605 1506 (Christelle)

Friday, 14 February 2014

What's happening this weekend.

Saturday 15 February

Club long run

Time: 05:00
Meeting point: Halls Gateway
Route:  Halls around stadium - bypass rd - out on Sabie rd & return same route back.  
Distance: 25km long run as prep for PWC Marathon.  Extra 5km group starting at 04:30 to get a 30+ km run.
*There will be a support vehicle available. Minimum of R5 donation for our driver please.

Mopani RWFL Love On The Run

Time: 06:00
Starting point: Ilanga Mall
Organisers: Run/Walk For Life
Distance: 5
Contact: Tracey Cresswell 0726004119 /

Ilanga Trail Series - Misty Mountain

Time: 07:30
Starting point: Misty Mountain Country Lodge
Organisers: Ilanga Trails
Distance: 6,12 or 20km

Contact: Clive Smart 082 894 0432 /

Halls parkrun

Time: 08:00
Meeting point: Halls Gateway
Route: Halls farm, out and back
Distance: 5km 

*For more info visit

Time Trial Results - 2014-02-13

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Monday, 10 February 2014

Upcoming Event - Ilanga Trail Series Misty Mountain

Ilanga Trail Series - Misty Mountain

Date: 15 February   07h30-13h00
Venue: Misty Mountain, Mpumalanga
Contact: Clive Smart - 082 894-0432
Event Website: Yes - Click Here
Enter Online: Yes - Click Here
The Misty Mountain Trails, maintained by the owners, take one into dense natural vegetation in the kloofs and along the escarpment edge, presenting spectacular views of the Lowveld below. The average elevation is 1700m. The property is a National Heritage site and the indigenous forests are magical, and the streams refreshing. The hospitality of the staff is old world and the food will break anyone's diet.

Accommodation Special at Misty Mountain

Please visit the Misty Mountain website for details of their Valentines Trail Runner specials!
Up to 30% off your accommodation bill!


Runners must carry at least 1.5lt water. There will be ONE aid station with water and nutrition on the route.
Minimum age on race day: 18 years old.
Cost: R120.00


Runners should carry at least 1.0lt. There will be ONE aid station with water and nutrition on the route.
Minimum age on race day: 16 years old.
Cost: R80.00


Minimum age on race day: 10 years old.
Cost: R50.00


Saturday 15th February 2014
06h15 - 07h30 Registrations at Start - Misty Mountain Resort
07h15 - 20km & 12km Trail Briefing
07h30 - 20km & 12km Trail Run starts
07h40 - 6km Trail Briefing
07h45 - 6km Trail Run starts
11h30 Prize Giving

General Information

Registration starts at 06h15 and the races start from 07h30 on Saturday 15th February.
Prize giving is to be held at 11h30 at the start / finish area. Medals to all finishers.
There is food and beverage available on the venue, please support our hosts, Misty Mountain they have really come to the party and we would love to return to the venue in the future.

Contact Info

Ilanga Trail Series - Clive Smart
Cell: 082 894 0432
Web Site:

Friday, 7 February 2014

What's happening this weekend.

Saturday 6 February

Club long run

Time: 05:00
Meeting point: Virgin Active Gym
Route: Behind showgrounds - Sabie road out and back - service road - N4 Ilanga Mall back to Virgin.
Distance: 25km or more if you loop back at water stops.
*There will be a support vehicle available. Minimum of R5 donation for our driver please.

Halls parkrun

Time: 08:00
Meeting point: Halls Gateway
Route: Halls farm, out and back
Distance: 5km 
*For more info visit

Time Trial Results - 2014-02-06

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Congrats on your new PBs, Eddie, Lucky, Elsa & Justyna!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Upcoming Event - Loskop Ultra & Wild Challenge

Please note that its a pre-entry only event. Get your entries in before 1 March 2014!

Click here to download your entry form.

Running In Circles Newsletter - 2014/02


We have had a busy start to our year with our first race done and dusted! Lots of updates to get to you so:

1. Van Wettens 10th Nite Race was a huge success with close on 800 participants. Firstly a huge thanks to Van Wettens who truly came on board and partnered with us to make the race the success it was. Secondly to everyone who helped we couldn't have done it without you and are grateful for your time, flexibility and just giving back to the club and running. Not even the weather affected us too much.

2. We have taken the decision to try and host our monthly social time trials – which will become the responsibility of the social portfolio to organise from March 2014. Our first one we will host in conjunction with the AGM. The plan being to run time trial at 5.30pm go through the pub and grab a drink and wors roll and then attend the AGM re hydrated and fueled!

3. Remember our running section AGM date is set for Thursday the 6th of February 2014 at 18:30. Again I would like to remind you all that this is possibly the most important meeting that you will attend for the year most especially if you want to contribute to the club and its future. Please diarise so long. You are welcome to send your points for discussion to the committee so that we can add these to the agenda. You are also welcome to nominate someone to the 2014 committee. Please note that overdue nominations are still welcome.

4. Membership is going slowly but surely. I would like to remind all of you that there are NO forms! Simply follow the process! If you battle please EFT you money and Helen will assist you to get a number and go online. PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY AS 2013 licenses are no longer valid.

5. Kit (old stock clearance) and numbers not collected at time trial will be available for collection at the Mpumalanga Running Store (lower level of the Steiltes Shopping Centre) from next week Tuesday. This will be a huge help to us and I’m sure helpful to those who can’t make TT. The old kit is available at cost price and well worth adapting in the interim waiting for the new kit.

6. New Nike kit. An order form will be sent out to each 2014 member to order a vest and shorts. We will only order this for you if payment is made according to details on the order form. When this arrives it will also be available for collection at Mpumalanga Running Store. There will be no samples so best thing to do is to pop to sportsman’s warehouse and get an idea of your “Nike” size by the vests and shorts they have there. Just don’t get confused with European/US sizes!

7. Please take time to stay in touch with what’s happening on the calendar on our blog. We post race entries and updates all the time

See you on the road!


Kaptein's Corner

Phew January is gone already and we are getting into the swing of things as far as running in concerned. It’s great to see the numbers increasing on our Saturday runs and even at Time Trial, Let’s keep this up. February is always a wet month and we must get used to running in the rain, at least its summer so it isn’t cold rain so we have no excuses not to join the runs, especially those training for Comrades as there are ONLY 4 MONTHS LEFT TILL COMRADES !!!

Just some reminders, Loskop marathon weekend 11-13 April those who want to join the club camping must please send me their details, name & contact details & amount of people to book for. To  as soon as possible please. Also reminder that Loskop Ultra & Wild Run is PRE-ENTRY ONLY and ENTRIES CLOSE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2014 !!! NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED !!! So please get your entries in.

This month we will be increasing the distance of the Saturday runs to around 25km as we prepare for Assegaai & PWC marathons, we will also be starting with some earlier loops at 4H30 on some runs for those who would like an extra +-5km to increase their mileage, check the calendar for details.
As our Saturday run distances increase over next few months we will still cater for all our runners, those who want to do a little less please make use of the bakkie on duty to hitch a ride up the road. 

Those training for Comrades or any other race are encouraged to loop back at the water stops as this is a perfect way to get extra distance in and it keeps the group together. With the recent attacks of runners & cyclists on the road we cant afford to have the group spread out over a long distance so let’s please stick together for our own safety, besides its more social that way.

Have a Fit & Fabulous February!!!


Membership 2014


Dear Runner,

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to the Nedbank LVCC Running Club in Nelspruit – a club to facilitate your personal running goals and training.. After 18years of successful and celebrated running LVCC running section joined, in 2008, the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) and has since experienced exceptional growth in its individual membership. The Nedbank Running Club has established ten clubs and two development clubs across the country.   Our club is managed by an elected committee but is only as strong as its member’s contributions.

The clubs provides a selection of training options that include a morning group calendar, time trails and motivational support to their running community.  We as a club hold:
-          Time Trial every week (Thursdays) at Lowveld Country Club *
-          Social events (stay tuned to our blog site) **
-          4 club races a year which are all solely reliant on member assistance***

Everyone is welcome to join all activities – it’s not exclusively held for the faster athletes! We are actively developing our junior and development athlete programs. 

* Time Trails are held at Lowveld Country Club, Aurora St, Steiltes, Nelspruit on Thursdays 17.30
***As per Nedbank Runners Guide 2014

Fees: Joining and registration (ASA License included)   R 550-00 (Nedbank employees gets R50-00 discount). Out of town members R350-00 (Areas in excess of 100km from Nelspruit)

Membership procedure:

2. Go to admin then member register
3. Go to Nedbank Mpumalanga then click next
4. Complete all details
5. Secondly complete or ASA form making sure all your details are correct or go to
6. Thirdly complete membership commitment form for 2014. Click here to download.
7. Pay R550 to Nedbank LVCC Running Club, Nedbank, Acc. 1468128027, Branch code 146805 (Nelspruit)
8. Email ASA & commitment form and proof of payment to or fax to 0865659058

Numbers will ONLY be allocated on receipt of all details. Membership and licenses will only be dealt with at time trial on Thursday or via correspondence with our out of town members.  Those seeking assistance please contact us or attend time trial for assistance.


To make our club the success everyone needs it to be we hve several needs. Please be so kind as to indicate up front what you would be able to assist with or considering sponsoring for us this year.

When we were a smaller club it used to be that no members got to run races because it was all hands on deck. With our size club we should however all be able to help at two races and run two races so to make this possible please sign up!

I am able to help
Saturday training run
Every Saturday
Vehicles to second runners/ drivers

Van Wettens Nite Race
Volunteers to manage race

Bateleur Memorial Race
Volunteers to manage race

Comrades Goodie Bags
Volunteers to source sponsors and co-ordinate

Comrades Club Points
Volunteers to be at either 30 or 60kms on comrades route to provide seconding support

Halls Race
Volunteers to manage race

Om die Dammetjie
Volunteers to manage race

Ehlanzeni Tourism Race
Volunteers to manage race

Social Functions

Volunteers to co-ordinate/set up/decorate


Volunteers to mentor/coach either virtually or in the flesh!

NAME :__________________________________________________________________________________________________

CONTACT NUMBER:______________________________________________________________________________________

In the event I am unavailable to fulfill my commitment I shall find a suitable replacement and inform the club.


For all our February training please visit our blog sync 

your phones and keep visiting our page.