Central Gauteng Athletics congratulate all athletes selected to represent the province at the Sub Youth Track and Field Athletics Inter-Provincial Championships to be held on the 23 November 2013 in Potchefstroom. The team meeting will be held on Sunday, 17 November 2013 at CGA office Germist [ ... ]Read More
The Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field commission had finalised their planning of the long awaited season. The pre-season of Track and Field will be starting on the 21 September 2013 at Germiston Stadium. The pre-season events will be mainly for the sub youth to prepare for the [ ... ]Read More
The CGA Cross Country Commission would like to congratulate all athletes that are selected to represent the province at the South Africa Cross Country Championships 2013. The team meeting will be held on Sunday 8 September 2013 at CGA office, Germiston Stadium at 14h00 to give final team arrangem [ ... ]Read More
Central Gauteng Athletics and KwaTsaduza Athletics club hosted one of the well attended Pick n Pay Junior Road Series race. The event with 2,5km and 5km took place at the Bulithando Park in KwaThema Ekurhuleni on Saturday the 24 August 2013. The event started at its normal [ ... ]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.