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Athletes inspired by Khotso Mokoena at the 5th CGA Cross Country League

Central Gauteng Athletics proudly hosted a very successful 2019 Cross Country league powered by MTN Foundation, past Saturday, 22 July 2019 at Delta Park in Randburg.
Delta Park has over the years as one of the province best league venues and it did not disappoint with its trademark of being the toughest cross country course in the province. The course was prepared by the hosting club RAC Vreni Welch with a lot of experience behind her.

The day’s programme commenced with the under 8 event competing in the 1km race where Sihle Nyezi of Simunye Global Athletics Club defended his title clocking 00:04:26. In a post-event interview, he thanked his teams mates giving him a fighting spirit to push forward. Simunye Global Athletic Club continuing to dominate and winning in other categories including the under 10, 2km and 4km Boys under 15 & 14 events. Another great performance was by Oratile Mashigo of Palmridge Athletics Club taking the first position for the 3rd time this season in the time of 00:14:56 on the 4km Boys under 13.

The Olympic Games silver medallist and Colgate brand ambassador Khotso Mokoena joined the province at the 5th Cross Country league with activation by Colgate South Africa. The activation was initiated by the Olympian in giving back to his sport of athletics especially the runners. On the day Colgate had free dental screening, giving away free toothbrushes and Colgate gift vouchers. In an interview, Khotso said that ‘Athletics plays a huge role in keeping communities healthy and it was a perfect match that Colgate SA partner with the province as its main objective is to keep the mount free of bacteria and healthier’. The partnership will continue till the end of the season with the Provincial Championships plans for a big activation.

UJ Athletics Club represented by Tamsanqa Khonco concluded the day with the victory in the so-called main event which is the Senior 10km race in the time of 00:33:31. This is his first appearance at the cross country this season and the selectors are hoping that he maintains his performance till the National Championships later this year. In the women category, Farita Zwane of Tembisa Athletics Club took her 2nd league victory of the season in the Senior Women 10km event clocking the time of 00:40:48. After finishing her race she was congratulated by a group of young ladies for an inspirational win.

The next league event will be held at Simunye Sports Complex in Westonaria hosted by Baobab Athletics Club on the 06 July 2019. We hope to see you there. 

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CGA 2019 Cross Country League Resumes on the 22 June 2019

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.


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CGA marks the middle of the 2019 Cross Country season in Orange Farm

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.

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