Mtunzini Athletic Club   

HOW TO JOIN THE MTUNZINI ATHLETIC CLUB

Print the membership form,
complete it and return to:

Mtunzini Athletic Club
PO Box 307
Mtunzini
3867

Fax:
086 239 0416
Tel:
084 814 4551
email:
zeldaf@telkomsa.net

Website:
www.mtunziniac.co.za


THE CLUB FINDS
A HOME
Mtunzini Athletic Club clubhouse
The 'clubhouse' was initially the Chairman’s residence, but as membership increased, the search for a ‘home’ began in earnest. After pursuing a number of options the opportunity of leasing two rooms at the Town Hall presented itself, and without hesitation the Club signed a contract for what has finally become the official club- house of the Mtunzini Athletic Club.
The rooms were in serious need of renovation, and a generous grant from the Lotto Distribution Fund has helped to transform the rooms into a home that allows members to display their memorabilia and to meet regularly for meetings and unofficial get-togethers.
Mtunzini Athletic Club logo
The Mtunzini Athletic Club was formed in 2005 by an enthusiastic bunch of ‘village runners’ who wanted to unite a group of non-descript athletes from various clubs and promote the little town which meant so much to them all.
Their running apparel in the vibrant colours of apple green and navy blue, portraying the logo of the Albizia adianthifolia (Flat Crown Tree), soon became the envy of surrounding clubs.


The premier event on the calendar of the Mtunzini Athletic Club is the popular 16-km Bush Challenge through the pristine Siyaya Coastal Park.
The 2015 Bush Challenge took places over a beautiful long weekend in August.
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A NEW CLUB WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Prior to the registration of the Mtunzini Athletic Club as an official club, Mtunzini runners organised a 64km-long training run (8x8km laps around the village) for Comrades hopefuls. All friends and family were asked to support the runners by joining in at any stage to either run, walk, or cycle at least one of the eight laps with them. This meant that the runners doing the full distance would never be alone.

Using this format, they subsequently registered this as an official race with KZN Athletics and The Mannix Monster, sponsored by Mazda, was born. Sadly though, after organising this race successfully for three years, they have been forced to cancel this event as an official race due to the change of date of the Comrades Marathon.

August 2008 saw the inaugural hosting of the 16km Mtunzini Bush Run/Walk, sponsored by aQuellé. This is a unique bush experience which incorporates a mix of indigenous dune forest, beach and off-road. We are now very proud to have Seacom as our main sponsor for this event. aQuellé continues to support our event.  The Mtunzini Bush Run/Walk has now grown and has developed into a major Zululand race, and is very sought after – visit our race page for more details.

Club Runs
Runners meet at the corner of Siyayi and Valley Drive:
Weekdays Tuesdays-Thursdays: 05h00 for a distance of 8-9kms.
Weekend runs from Club 05:00 in Summer, 06:00 in Winter.  Contact Delia 083 647 8267
Saturdays: 06h00 for a distance of 10km.
Sundays: 05h00 for a longer distance of 20+ kms, depending on the time of year.

Time Trials
Weekly 4 or 8 km time trails are held every Thursdays at 17h30 starting from the Club House at the Town Hall.
For further information contact Lorna Rautenbach
at 082 533 3231 or 035 340 1592.

 

CONTACT DETAILS
Runners:

Paul Mannix: 082 571 6559. Email: paulm@ritchieauto.co.za
Zelda Flook: 084 814 4551. Email: zeldaf@telkomsa.net
Cycling shirts:
Capella Lifestyle Cycles : 035 340 1795
Cyclists:
Dee Ayliffe: 082 767 5017

Mountain
Bike
Affiliation
An exciting event in July 2008 was the affiliation of a MTB section to the Mtunzini Athletic Club. Mtunzini cyclists are fortunate in having kilometres of gravel road and track on their doorstep. The village has seen eleven editions of the popular Mtunzini Classic which has formed the first event of the Zululand Big 5 series for the last three years. It was timeous therefore, with mountain biking firmly, but informally, established in the village, that the cyclists were given a formal home, with the attractive prospect of an Mtunzini identity at events.

To apply for annual SA Riders Licence

Mountain biking through Twinstreams

• Cyclists meet at the corner of Siyaya and Valley Drive every Saturday morning at 06h00 for a distance of about 30kms. A slower cycle is usually done on a Wednesday afternoon – hosted by Robyn Lombard.
Robyn is also willing to take beginners on a Thursday afternoon if enough interest is shown.

MTUNZINI ATHLETIC CLUB: Making the most of The Great Outdoors

The Mtunzini Cycle ClassicThe Mannix MonsterMtunzini Athletic Club social get-togetherA run with a view


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