CGA is very excited to announce the 2013 will see the introduction of a “pilot” RACE WALKING LEAGUE. The aim of this initiative is to encourage more walkers to attend races, thus growing the sport and to find and develop new talent for the province. To this end, 2013 is to be used [ ... ]Read More
With only less than a week to go before the start of the Cross Country season, athletes are looking forward to the season. The 2013 Central Gauteng Athletics Cross Country season will kick start this coming Saturday 11 May 2013 at Delta Park in Randburg. After a very successful 2012 cross [ ... ]Read More
Central Gauteng Athletics 21 km champs will be incorporated in the SA Kwai Challenge 21/10/5km at Randburg Sports Complex this weekend of the 12 May 2013. The 21km race will be starting at 06h00. CGA Road Running commission is looking at selecting the best team to represent the province at th [ ... ]Read More
Central Gauteng Athletics and Pick n Pay are back with the 2013 Junior Road Running Series. From the 2012 series, the numbers and the results were outstanding with an average of 1700 kids per event taking on the streets on the 2,5 km and 5km. The 2013 series is expected to gain the momentum s [ ... ]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.