Stella Socials

Illovo Christmas Run

By: Gina Hinchliffe

Without a doubt, Stella deserved  recognition for its Spirit on this annual voyage around Westville.

Just look at that team spirit altogether.


Whilst some were carting the booze trolley, others were panting to keep up. With Alistair at the helm, the day was cut out for us.  It was great team work with all the volunteers who offered to pull and push the booze cart. Compulsory regrouping allowed for some well deserved refreshments replenishment.

Little did we know  of the hidden talent at Stella. Craig George performing a tremendous MC job with his newly found music box. What a find Craig !!!

Then we had the super energised Nana, who not only did a brilliant job  relieving Craig  and encouraging our own green Leprechauns but also offered  sprinting  sessions up the gruelling hills to the other booze busses.

After years and years of not having done this race, it was clear that Stella have still got that Spirit and even more special was to introduce Kayla to the Stella Spirit on this race. Now she knows why we carted her around in her jogger so many years ago. The last time Kayla did this  race was in 2005.

Gina and Kayla

The Smartinis win the Stella Quiz Night!

By: Amanda Botes

Stella Athletic Club hosted a quiz and burger night on Friday 29 September by quiz masters Dave Wright and Hylton Forge. If you weren’t there you missed out! Music, Sport, Geography and History were all covered, including a music session where teams had to guess the song titles of Elton John songs. Who knew “Honky Cat” was an actual name of a song? 🙂 Anyway, a lot of fun was had by all, and the results of the evening were:

  1. The Smartinis (Louise, Derek, Jess, and Ian’s Team)
  2. The Sex Pistols (Dave, Tracey, Sandy and Sean’s Team)
  3. DJ Stag (Dawn, Julie, Aldine, and Grant’s Team)
  4. Juluka (Kevin, Tawanda, Nana, Tozamile, David, Alex and Cindy’s Team)

The top five teams all won prizes. We would like to thank all the sponsors of the evening including Glenwood Spar, Spoonful Eatery, Durban Runner, Louise, and Dawn.

All the pictures from the evening were captured by Shannon Hucklesby and can be found on the Stella Athletic Facebook Page. The next upcoming social event will be a Halloween Party on the 27 October. You don’t want to miss it! Start getting your outfits ready!