CROSS COUNTRY NEWS
Central Gauteng Athletes has hosted 4 successful Cross Country Leagues which were Sam Ntuli Stadium, Dobsonville, Kwathema Sports Complex and the most recent one being at Chris Hani Sports Complex, Orange Farm. The next league event will be held Delta Park hosted by RAC Athletics Club on the 22 June 2019.
Athletes must run any 4 out of 8 league events plus the CGA Championships to be considered for selection to represent CGA at the SA Championship. The Central Gauteng Athletics Championships will be held on 17 August 2019 at Kagiso Sports Complex.
Steven Khanyile, chairperson of Cross Country in an interview indicated that “the performance is really encouraging this year as we are looking at sending a very strong provincial team for the National Championships on 8 September 2019”.
With four more leagues remaining to complete this season, we are expecting to see action-filled events from now going forth.
Central Gauteng Athletics in association with MTN Foundation goes the 4th round of 2019 Cross Country league held at Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm last weekend, 01 June 2019 Saturday.
The league opened with a moment of silence just before the first event by CGA President, Mr James Moloi in memory of the late Steven Jacobs. The late Jacobs was a provincial Technical Official who recently passed away.
Defending champ maintained his victory in the under 10 boys category running a distance of 2km. Tyran Brooks from Marais Viljoen Athletics Club finishes the race in a time of 00:07:02. In an interview, he indicated that he is ready for the National Championships later this year.
In the 3km Girls 11 event, Chemene Mente of Fitness for Africa (FFA) also defended her title to finish line in 00:12:16. Kimberley Swanepoel from Hoerskool Randburg claimed her victory after winning the 1st league competing in the Girls 15 category in the time of 00:14:00. Kagiso Striders also outshines in the 6km Boys under 17 event with an impressive win of Gontse Lekaba clocking 00:20:02.
One of the main events has to be the Senior Men 4km event which saw Marko Bularizza of Born 2run finishing in an impressive time of 00:11:23.
An IAAF and National event of Senior Men and Women 10km have been proven to be very competitive this year with Ntshindiso Mphakathi of Hollywood claiming his second consecutive victory of the season in the time of 00:31:32. In an interview after the race, Ntshindiso said his goal is to maintain his standard of performance throughout the season.
With the season halfway, the chairperson of Cross Country Steven Khanyile reminded athletes that at least 4 out of 8 leagues plus the CGA Championships are required for an athlete to be considered for selection to represent the Province at the National Championships late in the year.
The next league event will be held at Delta Park in Randburg, hosted by RAC on the 22 June 2019. Looking forward to seeing you there.
The CGA 3rd Cross Country league powered by MTN Foundation was welcomed by Ulinda Athletic Club at Kwathema Sports Complex, Springs last weekend, Saturday 18 May 2019.
This league event was filled with an immense number of athletes coming through to better there’re performances compare to the past two initial leagues. We had also experienced a lot of support from the community of Kwathema who came in numbers to support the league.
The day was kicked off with the 1km event for the athletes under the age of 8 which saw Sihle Nyezi from Simunye Global Athletics Club coming out victorious in a time line of 00:04:16. Dieketseng Motsoeneng from Runzone Athletics Club and Itumeleng Seboa from Colossus Athletics Club dominated 3km race in the 13 and 11 age category respectively. Dieketseng maintained her number one spot from the start of the season and this time finishing in the time of 00:11:34. In an interview with Itumeleng Seboa, he indicated that he was upset about his performance during the second league but he was happy to reclaim his number one spot at this 3rd league.
2018 National Champion Reaglehile representing Nedbank Running Club won the boys under 14 category with an exceptional performance from start to finish. When interviewed he said that today’s victory confirms that he is ready to defend the title at the national championships.
Antonia Brown from Jansen Athletics Club based in Kempton Park running his 2nd league outshines his fellow competitors in a second lap, in the 6km race, Boys under 17 to settle race in a time of 00:57:38.
Hollywood Athletics Club claimed their first victory in the Senior Men 10km race by Ntshindiso Phakathi stepping to the finish line in a time of 00:29:52. The club is promising to boost development in the province and we are expecting more great results in the future leagues.
Steven Khanyile, chairperson of Cross Country in an interview indicated that “the performance is really encouraging this year as we are looking at sending a very strong provincial team for the National Championships later in the year”. Athletes are required to run any 4 out of 8 league events plus the CGA Championships in order to be considered for selection.
The next league event will be held at Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm hosted by Simunye Athletics Club on the 1 June 2019. We hope to see you there.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.