Not even cold and wet weather conditions can stop athletes from coming out in numbers to participate in the 3rdCGA Cross Country league which was held this past Saturday, 14 May 2016 at the Nike Sports Complex in Orange Farm. With a turnout of just over 800 athletes there to participate, it was a good day for the event.
Great performance by Andronica Mokgotla of Nedbank RC as she took first position again this week clocking 14:44 in 4km event after last week’s wins in Tembisa. At this momentum she might give her opponents in this event a run for their money all the way to the 2016 Provincial Championships later in the year. In an interview, she confirmed that she is looking forward to going down to the National championships which will be held in George and whatever comes after that will be a bonus and a blessing.
On the other hand, Jerome Andreas of UJ athletics club won 4km senior men clocking 11:12. This being his first league he says he is aiming to make provincial team to the national championships. Regardless of the weather condition he believes he did well and of course there is always room for improvement.
The passion displayed by athletes is amazing and gives great confidence to CGA that we will be sending a team of quality runners to the national championships in September. Not even extremely wet and slippery weather conditions could stop our runners from reaching the finish line.
CGA cross country league 4 will be held 11 June 2016 in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni hosted by Daveyton Hearts Athletics Club.