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A COMMUNITY RUNNING CLUB

Linden Runner is a road running, trail running and athletic club based in Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa

We realised a need amongst fellow runners for a central and safe point to run from in our neighbourhood and heeded that call after consulting Linden Bowling Club in 3rd Street.

We are based at the Linden Bowling Club Sports grounds, have access to toilet facilities as well as their famous bar and outside patio area where you can watch the majestic sunset and have a clear view of Northcliff tower.

We have been a fully operational and registered athletic club since 2018.  Our members have access to the clubhouse and safe parking, an ASA license, a Club Card/Keyring for membership discount at partner outlets and access to our hospitality gazebo at the finish line of all major road running races. Linden Runner kit can also be purchased from our online shop. View our 2021 membership rates and sign up.

We are an intimate, focussed and friendly running club. We include stairs, hills, fartlek, tempo, track and time trial, endurance and slow runs in our weekly programmes. We do not believe that running in masses on the same routes  are the best way to improve your running. Instead, we constantly change our routes, carve new paths through Melville koppies trails and align our training with the goals of our members.

We host early morning club training runs for our members on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings, and our formal Club Time Trial of 3/5/8km take place every Wednesday evening from 17:45 pm in summer and 17:30pm in winter. We also offer weekend long runs avg. 15-21km on Saturdays and Sundays from the club or designated points in our area.

As a dedicated youth development running club, we offer invaluable guidance to students, scholars and novice runners in the sport of road, trail, track and cross country running. Family running is the foundation and inspiration behind our Club’s existence. Our weekly Time Trials are a family affair and we encourage even the smaller kids to run our perimeter route inside the club grounds or a 3km with their parens. Linden Runner boasts a membership base well mixed with top Ironman, triathlon, trail running, Comrades and long distance, shorth distance and podium high school and masters track athletes. We welcome the novice runners who wish to better themselves and become more experienced runners.

We urge our road running club members to set 2 goal races for the year (summer & winter) and train, with our assistance and group support, to achieve these specific goals. 2020 offered some unique challenges for our runners, but we safely participated in the virtual Comrades Run, and a few smaller races. The club organized and hosted our very own #JACARUN2020, and 14 #koppiestrailruns to date. We are the preferred registered Athletic club for Junior track and field athletes at Linden Hoërskool and primary schools in our area.

Please email us if you have any questions.

OUR CLUB ETHOS

MEET OUR CLUB CAPTAINS

Estie Van Heerden
Estie Van HeerdenChairman
Thewie van Heerden
Thewie van HeerdenVice Chairman
Lizie Dlamini
Lizie DlaminiCaptain: Impi's development runners
Harry Gardner
Harry Gardner Captain: Morning Runs
Dané van der Linde
Dané van der Linde Captain: Student Track & Field

OUR SPONSORS

Tinfish Creative Solutions is a Digital Marketing Agency in Linden. Tinfish handles all our marketing, event collateral, printed signage and flags, web management and digital content for the club. 

MoiFin Financial Services is powerful financial auditing firm in Honeydew. They sponsor their services to Linden Runner for the second year running and ensure that our NPO status are kept in tact, and our taxes and audits are up to date. 

OUR CLUB KIT

We are very proud of our luminous green club vests and we are easy to spot at races. Our kit has been custom manufactured from high quality fabric and a cut which would fit the average runner comfortably. Our ladies vests are cut differently than our mens vests. We also offer extra length vests for some of our taller gentlemen. Make sure you fit your shirt when you collect your kit.

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME

Since Linden Runners is a community running club, we support local. As members we support our partners, most of whom are club members and fellow running enthusiasts. All you have to do to quality for partnership discount, is to produce your Linden Runner membership card when you ask for the bill or do final payment. 

The Whippet Coffee

The Whippet Coffee has been fuelling our local runners since 2012, and have been a driving force of local community support through partnership actions and neighbourhood care. In 2021 they will partner with us again for weekend post run hospitality and a warm cup of coffee after winter runs. 

The Wippet Coffee offer 10% discount on all on orders from Linden Runner members between 06:30 – 09:00, daily. (remember you MUST show your 2021 tag).

Christine Myburg is a Registered Biokineticist practicing in Parktown North. She has worked with numerous sports teams including the Surrey Cricket Team, the Scotland, Fiji and South African Sevens teams. Whilst living in the UK she worked for the Ministry of Defence Rehabilitation hospital where all she assisted injured soldiers with recovery and rehabilitation. She is a multiple full Ironman and marathon finisher, and a morning captain at Linden Runner.

Christine Myburg Biokinetics will offer all Linden Runners a  10% discount on your consultation fee when you show the 2021 member tag. 

Dr. Michelle Weyers is a healthcare practitioner, specialising as a General and Sports Medicine Practitioner. She has multiple Ironman, cycling, road running and trail running titles behind her name. She is an experienced athlete and team condition advisor to all Linden Runners ahead of our largest races. Her practice is located at Jan Cilliers Laerskool in Parkwood.

To book and appointment simply click here, schedule a time, and receive 10% discount on your consultation fee when you show the 2021 member tag. 

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Long, slow running will NOT enhance you!

What is your running goal? Linder Runner offer various training platforms for members, to suit runners and walkers of all abilities. Chat to one of our captains and find out how we can help you achieve your fitness goals in 2021.

TALK TO US

“I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.”

RONALD ROOK • QUOTE OF THE MONTH

ON THE RUN