The Social Side

Westville Athletic Club
Westville Athletic Club1 day ago
This #TrailTailTuesday showcases a trail for a cause. Our #WestvilleRockies🐊 (and their pups) supported the Kloof and Highway SPCA for a morning trail run at Fig Tree Farm. It was fun for the whole family!

Thanks to the organisers and sponsor, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, for a “paw”some morning out 🐾
Westville Athletic Club
Westville Athletic Club3 days ago
There were a number of races that took place this weekend, and as always, the Westville Flag was flying high.

First off, at the 𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝’𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐲 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝟐𝟏𝐤𝐦 held yesterday, 𝑴𝒊𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒆𝒍 𝑵𝒅𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒖 placed 1𝘴𝘵 in the 𝟓𝟎-𝟓𝟗 age category. With an awesome time of 𝟎𝟏:𝟐𝟎:𝟒𝟗.

Some of our athletes took to the track and field yesterday at the KZN Athletics 𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒈𝒖𝒆 6 at Kings Park. We had the following results:

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩 𝙒𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙢𝙖𝙣 ~ 1𝙨𝙩 [50-55 𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙮] ~ 𝙇𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙨 5𝙠𝙢 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠
𝙂𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙖 ~ 1𝙨𝙩 [80-85 𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙮] ~ 𝙇𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙨 5𝙠𝙢 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠
𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙚 𝙑𝙤𝙨𝙡𝙤𝙤 ~ 1𝙨𝙩 [60-65 𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙤𝙧𝙮] ~ 𝙈𝙚𝙣𝙨 5𝙠𝙢 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠

𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 ~ 𝟐𝐧𝐝 [𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎] ~ 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝐦
𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐢𝐧 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 ~ 𝟏𝐬𝐭 [𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎] ~ 𝐆𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐉𝐮𝐦𝐩

This morning our members continued to do us proud at the 𝑺𝒂𝒎𝒂 10𝒌𝒎 with 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒉 𝑪𝒐𝒙 placing 1𝙨𝙩 𝙇𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙚𝙧 and 3𝙧𝙙 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙡, and 𝑮𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝑻𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒂 who was 8𝙩𝙝 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙡.

Last but not least, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 to 𝑴𝒊𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒆𝒍 𝑵𝒅𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒖 for placing 2𝙣𝙙 in the 𝟓𝟎-𝟓𝟗 age category at the 𝑴𝒇𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑨𝒓𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝑳𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒂 𝑯𝒂𝒍𝒇 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒏 this morning. Two podium finishes for the weekend!

Well done Westville! 👏🏼
Westville Athletic Club
Westville Athletic Club5 days ago
Join us for a very special time trial on Tuesday, 20 February - our annual #CaptainsRun and members braai.

This is the perfect opportunity for new members to meet the Westville captains, as well as their fellow club mates, and a great way to experience the famous #WestvilleSpirit.

We also have Comrades Gold Medalist, Emma Rautenbach, from Emmagine You coming to talk to us about the physical and mental aspects of running, as well as to promote her Nutr8Deli International supplements. Emma will be giving out samples before TT and will do a short talk after TT.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
Westville Athletic Club
Westville Athletic Club6 days ago
Westville Athletic Club
With 3 weeks to go until your favourite night of the year, we have some exciting news... Introducing the Parlauf 2024 School Championships!

The Parlauf event is hosted annually and is seen as the traditional start to the KZNA Cross Country Season. Year after year we have seen the standard of competition increase, especially within the teams competing for their schools. This year, for the first time we are introducing a schools focused championship within the Parlauf event, based on an algorithm that considers levels of participation (i.e. number of runners per school) and speed, where we will award a school a floating trophy for the 2024 year.

This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to showcase their cross country talent in a competitive and exciting arena outside of the traditional school leagues.

Now, to answer some of the burning questions you might have:

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐟?

Parlauf is a Cross Country Team event – a short course, 2- person relay event. The course is 1km in distance. Children under 13 run 1km each. Children ages 13-19 run 2 x 1km (alternating each lap with their partner). We have had children as young as 5 years old participating, all the way up to Matric (competing in their respective age categories).

𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐟?

This event is great fun for children and adults alike. As it is a relay event, it is unlike any other Cross Country fixture on the calendar. As Parlauf is part of the KZN Athletics Cross Country League, it exposes children to a new league of Cross Country racing and an alternative avenue to represent the sport at provincial level.

𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐟?

Keep an eye on our socials as we start to release more information about our race village and all the other awesome features that make Parlauf such a popular event on the cross country calendar.

Clifton School
Kloof Senior Primary School
Kloof High School
St Mary's DSG, Kloof
Thomas More College
Glenwood High School
Westville Boys' High School
Westville Girls' High School
Durban Girls' College
Northwood School
Maris Stella School
Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School
Maritzburg College
Epworth School
St Charles College
Hilton College
Michaelhouse
Durban High School
Northwood Boys High
Hillcrest High School, KZN, South Africa
Winston Park Primary School
Hillcrest Primary School
Westville Athletic Club
Westville Athletic Club6 days ago
Love was in the air at our annual Valentines Time Trial and Club Champs Awards evening.

Thank you everyone who dressed to impress and then stayed to celebrate the achievements of their club mates.

A special shout out to adidas for organising a very successful demo run, which gave our members the chance to test out the latest range.

Thank you to Under Armour and PUMA for the wonderful prizes that were awarded to the category winners.
Westville Athletic Club
Westville Athletic Club1 week ago
It was a busy weekend of running and swimming for our Westville members. Well done to all our runners-turned-swimmers who braved the Midmar Mile over the weekend.

Special mention goes to Wayne Simmons, who not only collected his 𝙈𝙞𝙙𝙢𝙖𝙧 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙉𝙪𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 this year, but also placed 𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥 in the 𝑷𝑶𝑷𝑬 𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑰𝑺 𝑩𝑰𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑳𝑶𝑵 (combined Midmar & Comrades time)!

Westville girl power not to be underestimated, congratulations also go to Melissa Martinson who was 1𝙨𝙩 𝙁𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙡 and Meghan King who was 6𝙩𝙝 𝙁𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙡 in the 𝑷𝑶𝑷𝑬 𝑬𝑳𝑳𝑰𝑺 𝑩𝑰𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑳𝑶𝑵.

Last but not least, an amazing effort by the Uys family (Alison Herbst Uys Sean Uys and Daniel) who swam the 𝑴𝒊𝒅𝒎𝒂𝒓 8-𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒆 and raised a whopping R30,000 for the Chad le Clos Foundation! Well done Team Uys