A traditional Comrades Aches and Pains party is held every year at Dick and Vreni’s house in Craighall Park. “Usually, everyone whose surname starts with A-N brings salads and N-Z brings desserts,” says Dick. The club hosts a breakfast for members after specific races and every year on New Years morning, between 300 and 400 people get together to run a 12km/15km route from the RAC clubhouse.
“Our founding members were good athletes as well as nice people. This has, in turn, attracted great people to the club and I believe that this is RAC’s greatest asset. A club will always flourish if it has the magic of a couple of hundred like-minded people as members. One has only to visit the club on Tuesday evenings and be part of the social after the time trial to know this is true.”