Central Gauteng Athletics Cross Country season started on a high note on the 7 May 2014 in the first Cross Country league hosted by RAC at Delta Park. CGA congratulates RAC on the job well done in hosting the league and to all the athletes that supported, thank you. The next leag [ ... ]Read More
We would like to congratulate all athletes from your club who are selected to represent the province at the South Africa Sub Youth, Youth, Junior, Under 23 Championships to be held from the 3 to 5 April 2014 in Stellenbosch. The team meeting will be held on Monday 24 March 2014 at Germiston Stadi [ ... ]Read More
Central Gauteng Athletics, will be hosting the provincial Track and Field championships on the 15 of March 2014 at Germiston Stadium in preparation for the National championships in April 2014. The commission has decided to host all the categories jointly at the province championships.Read More
Central Gauteng Athletics was proud to partner with Ekurhuleni Municipality in the invitation to be part of the profligate Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay which commenced from the 10th-13thFebruary 2014. The Queens Baton made its way to South Africa for the second time and this whole initiat [ ... ]Read More
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.