Road running is the sport of running on a measured course over an established road (as opposed to track and cross country running).
These events normally range from distances of 5 kilometers to longer distances such as half marathons and marathons, and they may involve large numbers of runners or wheelchair entrants. Road running is part of group of road events known as "road races".
Road running may offer those involved a range of challenges and interests such as dealing with hills, sharp bends, varied surfaces, inclement weather, and involvement in a large group. Aerobic fitness, or the ability of the body to use oxygen, is important to help complete the long distance. Anaerobic fitness, the body's ability to respond when there isn't enough oxygen for the muscle, is helpful when encountering hills and providing energy for a sprint at the finish.
The impact of running on roads puts more stress on the feet, knees and lower back than running on dirt or grass. It can compensate by providing a consistent, level surface.
To enable unlicensed athletes to compete in approved races, and also to cater for licensed athletes, who leave their licence numbers and/or club colours at home, temporary licences may be issued subject to the following conditions: Temporary licences are only valid for the race for which issued. Organisers must provide the necessary administration and facilities to enter temporary licensed athlete separately. The Provincial Athletic body in whose area the race will be held must charge an additional fee, for temporary licenses. Athletes with temporary licences may not display any advertising on their running clothes during the race. No temporary licence will be issued to a suspended athlete without the approval of ASA Holders of temporary licences will only be eligible for prizes in the open category.
It is the mission of Central Gauteng Athletics to promote athletics in every corner of the Province through mass participation and in doing so to investigate in the most rural areas in order to uncover the talent, which might have been overlooked or ignored in the past, and to be accessible to all sport loving people.
CGA is a unified and financially sound professionally administered provincial organisation with a single purpose: ‘to make a positive difference in the lives of our athletics family’
Thank you for your interest in Central Gauteng Athletics and welcome to our new website.
Whether you join us for club runs to stay fit, join the club or just want to stay in touch for running, we’re always glad to assist fellow running enthusiasts wherever we can.
CGA provides an ideal home and development forum for road runners,cross country and track & field, whatever their pace and ability. We support and encourage each other and build a healthy competitive sportsmanship.
You’d be most welcome to join us!