Cross Country News

CGA Running a 2nd Cross Country League in Dobsonville

The Cross Country 2019 Season powered by MTN Foundation maintained the standard following the successful first league event held at Sam Ntuli, as the second league proceed over this past Saturday 11 May 2019, at Dobsonville Communal Hall in Soweto.

The event was well supported by athletes who are determined to showcase greater performance for the season. The evidence was witnessed with the first race of the day for the under 8 category, boys and girls. Ntando Ngwenya from Harambe Athletics Club, the host club took advantage of home ground and finished first in the time of 00:04:29. The girls under 9 years category were won by a very promising Brooks Tyron of Marais Viljoen Athletics Club in the time of 00:08:36. The first league winner of the under 13 Girls event defended her 1st position that is Dieketseng Motsoeneng from Runzone Athletics Club.

One of the awaited events of the day was the junior men 8km race which was dominated and won by Caleb Beukes of Boxer Athletics Club in the of 28:43. Farita Zwane’s exceptional performance in the 4km race was one of the highlight events of the day, the Thembisa Athletics Club based athlete finished in the time of 00:40:45 to win the Senior Women 4km race.

The last event which is the Senior 10km race has been labelled as the most challenging event at our leagues with huge competitive athletes. At this league, it was no different however the athletes' comment was that the course was very exciting. The event was won by Xolisa Tyali of from Nedbank Athletics Club in the time of 00:34:14. After an exciting and competitive between him and Namakoe Nkhasi of Nedbank A.C who settled for the second position.

In an interview with Steven Khanyile the chairperson of Cross Country he said the performance is really encouraging that this year we will have a very strong provincial team for the National Championships”. Athletes are required to run any 4 out of 8 league events plus the CGA Championships in order to be considered for selection.

Ulinda Athletics Club will host the next CGA Cross Country league at Kwathema Sports Complex on the 18 May 2019.


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CGA Kicks off the 2019 Cross Country Season

Central Gauteng Athletics held the Cross Country League powered by MTN Foundation at Sam Ntuli Stadium in Thokoza, over this past Saturday, 4 May 2019.

We witnessed great support by both athletes and spectators with over 2000 people gathered at the event to witness great performances of 976 athletes that took part in this initial seasons’ league.

The event started with the under 8 boys and girls who run a distance of 1km loop. Neo Nhliyani and Sihawa Mlambo from Simunye Global Athletics Club dominated and won their respective races in the age category 8 and 9 years old. “I am happy about the performance as it was the first league and my plan is to maintain the performance throughout the season, said Neo Nhliyani in the post-event interview.

CGA Selection criteria states that an athlete must run any 4 out of 8 league events plus the CGA Championships to be considered for selection to represent the Province at the National Championships. The championships will be held over two days for the first time in Pretoria on the 7 and 8 September 2019.

The under 13 girls’ event was dominated by Dieketseng Motsoeneng from Run Zone Athletics Club who won gold in the distance of 3km.

James Mgcina of SAPS Athletics Club in the veteran 8km race and dominated the last 2 laps till the finish line in the time of 23.45 to claim victory.

One of the highlight events was the senior men 4km race, this year it started with Kabelo Melamu of Murry and Roberts Athletics Club winning the race in the time of 11.02. The last event of the day which is the 10km was won by Lesetja Papo of Tsakani Athletics Club.

The next CGA Cross Country league event will be held at Dobsonville Communal Hall in Soweto on the 11 May 2019.

Looking forward to seeing you and let's fill up Dobsonville.


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CGA Kicks off the 2019 Cross Country Season

Central Gauteng Athletics commence the MTN Foundation Cross Country Season which will be taking place with the first league at Sam Ntuli Stadium, Thokoza. The first event of the 2019 Cross Country Session kicks off on the 4th of May 2019 at 11:20 starting with the Sub Juniors running 1km.

The Cross Country Season is compiled with 8 leagues that are taking place in different falling under CGA demarcation namely; City of Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, and the West Rand. All the leagues cater a variety of age groups, youngsters as from as 8 to the oldest athlete being over 75. The qualifying athletes will be representing the province at the championships which will be held at Kagiso Sports Complex on 17 August 2019.

An Athlete is required to run any 4 out of 8 league events plus the CGA Championships to be considered for selection to represent CGA at the SA Championships.

EVENT INFORMATION:

  • Date: Saturday 04 May 2019
  • Venue: Sam Ntuli Stadium
  • Time: Opening sessions will start at 11:20 Sub Juniors. Closing session will start at 14:50 Seniors.
  • Entry Fee: R15.00
  • Tickets Available at the Event
  • Events: Sub Juniors, Boys & Girls under 11,12,16,17, & 19; Veterans, Masters.

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