When were we established?
Athletics Club Eersterust was established 1 August 1991 by a few school teachers namely:
- Mr P.J Japhta
- Mr Vikkie Julius
- Mr Roderick Leyds
- Mr James Cornwall
- the Late Mr Russel Veldman
- Mr Stan Geldenhuys
- and Mr Jet Moses was asked in to manage the Road Running leg of the Club.
The name ACE was the brainchild of the late Mr Veldman
Our 1st Race humbly started In September of 1993 being only a 15km Race with no Sponsor just using the little club funds we had to being judged in the 2014 September Issue of Runners World as one of best organized top 20 Half Marathons in the country.
More about or founding members…
- The first registered member of the Club was Mr Glynn Speckman
- Our First runner to Run the Comrades in ACE colors was Mr Jet Moses, also being the first Club Captain and later became the Chairman of the club for a number of years. He is also now an honorary member of the club.
Achievements of our members range from running the London Marathon, running on some remote Island in the middle of nowhere to The 160 km Washie Miler including Marathons throughout the length and breadth of country flying the ACE colors high wherever they go.
A few ultramarathons has certain criteria to obtain a permanent number, for example when you have completed a certain amount of races etc..
Comrades green numbers:
- The criteria for inclusion in the Comrades Marathon Green Number Club Roll of Honour is:
- 3 wins or 5 golds or 10 plus medals
- The names recorded in this roll are of runners who have earned their Comrades Marathon number in perpetuity, members of an exclusive band of individuals who have experienced a special relationship with this great race.
- The concept of Green Numbers was first introduced in the 1972, but it was applied retrospectively so that the names listed herein do in fact constitute a complete list of individuals who have met the criteria.
- ACE proudly brags with quite a few in our midst.
Other Ultra Marathon permanent numbers
- ACE also proudly brags with a few Om die dam; Two Oceans; Kosmos 3-in-1 ultramarathon permanent numbers