Running Schools

Schools Summary

K-Way Jeppe Athletics supports the individual goals of our runners. The club is divided into ‘schools’ of varying speed and abilities. Each school is captained by a member of the club. Members can select whichever school they feel supports their needs for a particualar session.

All running Schools train Tuesdays to Fridays at 05h00 according to the Coach’s structured program with quality sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesdays are recovery runs or a longer run (15km plus) during our Comrades build up. Friday runs are easy runs.

Saturday runs start at 06h00 from August to May and 07h00 in June and July – distances are 15 to 20km with post run refreshments and club fellowship in our Barry Holland Room.

Sunday longer runs will always be advertised separately for ALL schools and these will start at 06h00 for runs up to 3 hours and 05h00 for runs above 3 hours.

Club Coach: Derick Marcisz

K-Way Jeppe is very proud to say that we have our very own Coach, Derick Marcisz, who gives us training programmes to follow regardless of the distance of the race or your goal.

Derick incorporates quality and recovery runs or walks.

Comrades Training Schedule

League Game – Away

Saturday Sept 31 @ 1pm

Win: 1 – 0

League Game – Home

Saturday Oct 02 @ 1pm

Loss: 1 – 2

League Game – Away

Saturday Oct 08 @ 1pm

Tie: 3 – 3

TOURNAMENT

Saturday Oct 14 – 15

Club Training Schedule

TUE 17 MAR
Florence Hill repeats – 4-6 repeats, warm up via Riley/Townsend & cool down jog straight back to club = 9-10km total run. The Hills should be run at a controlled pace concentrating on form. Alternative option of easy 10km run starting on the same route (Theo Jackson).
WED 18 MAR
04h20 – Beryl 16km for Lemming and B School with A School starting at 04h15 for 20km.
05h00 – 10km easy run for non-Comrades runners.
THU 19 MAR
10km easy recovery run Captains choices.
FRI 20 MAR
Rest
SAT 21 MAR
06h00 – Coaches route 10/13/15/18km options – Pat and Andy will provide post run refreshments as usual.
SUN 22 MAR
Long run 3 hours – Captains to communicate time/route. Long run can also be done on Saturday.

Important Information

Wear bright clothes

So that you are clearly visible, preferably a luminous Jeppe (or any other) reflector vest. Listen out for the cyclists & motorists, we all share the same road & can work to avoid unfortunate mishaps. If anyone would like to purchase a Jeppe reflection vest (recommended), please contact Kim Pain.

A School

Team Captain: Gary Smith

Organises, regulates and controls all of the A School running activities and training, liaises with the Coach to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Vice Captain: Andrea Masia

Backup and assists Captain with the smooth running of the school.

Training Days:
Tuesday to Friday: 5:00am
Saturday: 6:00am
Sundays: As per training programme

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 4–5min/km

This school is suitable for runners with Comrades times/goals between 7h00-8h30 and a marathon time of around 3h10/15.

Lemmings

Team Captain: Neil Miller

Organises, regulates and controls all of the Lemmings School running activities and training, liaising with the Coach to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Vice Captain: Jimmy Matthews

Backup and assists Captain with the smooth running of the school.

Training Days:
Tuesday to Friday: 5:00am
Saturday: 6:00am
Sundays: As per training programme

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 5–6min/km

Why the name “Lemmings”?!? this comes from the mid 90’s when many A School runners were not keeping up with the faster guys but were too fast for the B School runners and so the “Lemmings” or Middle School was born based on the legend of the “Lemmings” running off cliffs! (Chasing the A’s).

This school is suitable for runners with Comrades times/goals 8h30-10h00 and a marathon time of around 3h20-4h00.

B School

Team Captain: Eugene Maritz

Organises, regulates and controls all of the B School running activities and training, liaising with the Coach to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Vice Captain: Mike King

Backup and assists Captain with the smooth running of the school.

Training Days:
Tuesday to Friday: 5:00am
Saturday: 6:00am
Sundays: As per training programme

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 6-7min/km

The tradition of the B School is to always turn around at the “drinks” point to go back and “fetch” any slower runners – no runner gets left behind!

This School is suitable for runners with Comrades times/goals 10h00-12h00 and a marathon time of around 4h00-5h00..

Dirt Trackers Trail School

Team Captain: JD Mostert

Organises, regulates and controls all of the Dirt Trackers Trail School running activities and training, to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Training Days:
Tuesday to Friday: 5:00am
Saturday: 6:00am
Sundays: As per training programme

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 6-7min/km

The Dirt Trackers is a new school focused specifically on training for trail running. They are known to enjoy a social get together after the weekend trail session.

Fledglings

Team Captain: Desiree Gaddie

Organises, regulates and controls all of the Fledglings School running activities and training, liaising with the Coach to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Vice Captain: Morris Mensky

Backup and assists Captain with the smooth running of the school.

Training Days:
Tuesday to Thursday: 5:00am
Saturday: 6:00am
Sundays: Only if arranged with Captain

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 7–8min/km

The main function of the Fledgings Captain is to take a runner who has never run or is very unfit and needs a running school to run with to get to the place of being able to run 8–10km’s comfortably. This runner may start with only being able to run between 2–3km’s. Once able to run 8–10km’s the runner would be moved up to either the Social School or B School, dependant on goals.

Social School

Team Captain: Sean du Toit

Organises, regulates and controls all of the Social School running activities and training.

Training Days:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:10am
Thursday &Saturday: As per Captain’s arrangement

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 7–8min/km

This is a group that meets to simply enjoy a run together without following a structured program. As this is the Social School the Captain only liaises with the Coach when and if required for races which the Social School may want to train for.to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Hatchlings

Team Captain: Derick Marcisz

Organises, regulates and controls all of the Hatchlings School running activities and training, to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Training Days:
Tuesday to Thursday: 5:00am
Saturday: 6:00am

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 7–8min/km

This is the ideal school for total beginners to running.

Walkers

Team Captain: Debbie Marcisz

Organises, regulates and controls all of the Walking School’s walking activities and training, liaises with the Coach to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

Vice Captain: Andy Michalaro

Backup and assists Captain with the smooth running of the school.

Training Days:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 5:00am
Saturday: No Walk
Sundays: As per Captain’s Email which is sent out weekly

The school runs from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Training Pace: Between 9-10min/km

Triathlon & Cycling Section

Section Team Captain: Alan Carrington

Organises, regulates and controls all of the Section’s activities and training, liaises with the Coach to ensure the training program is in keeping with the goals of the section.

For More Info

Triathlon Training Days:

Run: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays (long run)
Cycling: Wednesdays & Fridays indoors & Sundays outdoors
Swim: twice during the week & Saturdays open water in the afternoons.

The school runs & cycles from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Cycling Training Days:

Cycling: During the week indoors & on weekends outdoors as per WhatsApp Group arrangements

The school cycles from the Jeppe Quondam Car Park

Want to Join The Club?

We have multiple running schools, covering a vaste range of speeds, abilities, disciplines and fitness, which facilitates new members fitting in wherever they feel comfortable and progressing from there. We look forward to you contacting us, and joining our club.