Cross Country News

CGA Cross Country season - Almost there

Time truly flies when you having fun with Central Gauteng Athletics hosted its second last league of the 2016 cross country season on Saturday, 16 July at Dorothy Nyembe park in Soweto.

Compliments on a great choice of venue is a common sentiment expressed by athletes on the day. A wonderful change from the previous venue the hosting club Take It Easy utilised in past years. Challenging course that represents a true meaning of what cross country stands for.

As we head towards the end of the season, the province is more adamant that this year’s provincials will be on fire. With the likes of Cornelia Joubert (Boxer AC) and Keneilwe Sesing (KPMG RC) being consistent in their performance and Namakwa Nkhasi who now runs for Nedbank RC giving the brothers a literal run for their money.

This week’s 10km event first 3 finishers;

Men

1. Namakwa Nkhasi Nedbank RC 30:48
2. Xolisa Tyali   Nedbank RC 31:49
3. Lucky Mohale Boxer AC 32:45

Women

1. Cornelia Joubert Boxer AC 36:47
2.   Keneilwe Sesing KPMG RC 38:39
3. Farida Zwane Cool Running 38:40

 

With just over 3 weeks to go to provincial championship which will be held on the 13 August 2016 at Boksburg Stadium and one more league due to take place on the 30 July 2016 at Alberton Dam, the cross country commission is confidently ready for the SA championship at the beginning of September in George.

Farida ZwaneKeneilwe SesingLucky MohaleNamakwe NkhasiXolisa Tyali

Sibusiso Nzima Final Preps for Olympics 2016

Welcoming men’s month with a bang at CGA’s 6th cross country league on Saturday 02 July 2016 in Westonaria Sports Complex. Not even the cold was strong enough to put athletes off towards working on their 2016 season goals.

Having done 2 leagues in a row and winning both of them, Sibusiso Nzima (Nedbank RC) is quite impressed on his performance and says he is ready for Rio Olympic Games.  He confirms this after he clocked 29:16 in the 10km event on Saturday. He is now going to take it easy to avoid injuries and the SA half marathon championships will serve as his last event of preparation before heading to Brazil for the Olympics next month. Based on his performance, he is confident that he will come back with a medal from Rio.
Samuel Mathabatha

Another star in the making, Samuel Mathabatha (23) of Rockies AC, CGA cross country 4km 2015 champion says he aims to defend his title this year and hopefully become 4km champion in this year’s SA championships in George. He finished first on Saturday, clocking 11:31 and says he enjoys cross country more than any other running discipline. Agreeing with Samuel on this is junior man Kabelo Seboko (17) from Lydiard AC who has been performing well this season as he finished first on Saturday clocking 24:15. His goals are to be CGA Junior champ and is confident this is possible seeing that he has had a great season thus far. A Veteran George Mooi of Gallopers AC won his category event and he is also excited about the upcoming CGA Championships in August with him aiming to be this year’s champ after a great season.

These are men of all age groups that represent the province with utmost pride. Salute to all CGA male athletes this men’s month for continuously flying the CGA flag high.

George MooiKabelo Seboko

Drawing Closer to the End of Cross Country Season

Central Gauteng Athletics well into the second half of the 2016 Cross Country season hosting League 6 on Saturday, 02 July 2016 at Westonaria Sports Complex. The programme will be commencing from 11h20 with the under 8 category.

We are anticipating a jam packed day with an expected turnout of more than 1200 athletes as the season draws closer to the end. All the athletes efforts are now posed at the provincial championships to be held on the 13 August 2016 in Boksburg Stadium. The qualifying criteria for athletes to secure a place in the provincial team for the South Africa championship in George, they will need to participate in at least four provincial leagues plus the championships to up their chances of being selected.

It is crunch time for athletes and the season is about to heat up.

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