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CGA hosted the 2019 Cross Country Championships in Kagiso

Central Gauteng Athletics held the 2019 Cross Country Provincial Championships powered by MTN Foundation over this past Saturday, on the 17 August 2019 at Kagiso Sports Complex.

The Championships witnessed great support by both athletes and spectators on the day with a turnout of more than 1500 athletes taking part in provincial championships.

The day commenced with sub-veteran and veteran men setting the tone for the day running a distance of 8km. Vincent Seng of Bedfordview Athletics Club claimed the first victory of the day in time of 00:26:04. In the women veteran category, Tebogo Mokgosinyane of Nedbank Athletics Club took the first position running the 4km race clocking 00:15:28. She celebrated her 6th victory in cross country this season.

Lodirile Athletics Club dominated in the girls under 10 category seeing Ayanda Njodi winning her race in the time of 00:07:46. One of the highlight and more competitive event in cross country is the 10km senior race, Precious Mashele of Olifantsfontein Athletics Club claimed the victory clocking 00:30:35. He is looking forward to being selected to defend his national title at the national championships at the beginning of next month.

Farida Zwane of Tembisa Athletics Club celebrated the Women’s Month in style following her exceptional performance in the 10km Senior Women race to finish in the time of 00:37:28. His marked the 4th win this season for Zwane and we will be expecting the same performance at the national championships.

The championships were concluded with the 4km senior event, which to some extent is regarded as the crowd puller because of the pace the athletes' performance at the race. Nicole van der Merwe of UJ Athletics Club and Maxime Chaameton of Olifantsfontein Athletics Club dominated their respective races and clocking 00:14:31 and 00:11:28 respectively.

At a post-event interview, CGA Cross Country Chairperson Steven Khanyile firstly thanked MTN Foundation for the support throughout the season which he marks it as one of the very successful seasons. He confirmed that the province will be sending a strong team which consist of top six athletes to represent the province at the 2019 Cross Country National Championships. He concluded by thanking all the stakeholders that contributed to the success of the season.

Over the years CGA has performed exceptionally well at the National Championships and yet again the preparations at the Provincials Championships is a clear indication of expected great performances anticipated at the National Championships which will be held at Uitsig High School in Pretoria on the 7th September 2019.

The Team announcement will be done should with a team meeting scheduled for the 25 August 2019.

Atiso Molefe
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CGA Cross Country Championships 2019 Heading to Kagiso Sports Complex

Central Gauteng Athletics will be hosting the 2019 Cross Country Provincial Championships powered by MTN Foundation on the 17 August 2019 at Kagiso Sports Complex in Kagiso. Cross Country commission is looking forward to closing the season at the provincial championships after a very successful season of cross country.

The province will be using the provincial championships to select the CGA team that will be representing the province at the National Championships. We are confident that our athletes will be ready for the South Africa Championships which will take place at Uitsig High School in Pretoria on the 7th September 2019.

The commission will be introducing a 2km race for the junior and senior category in preparation for the National Championships 2km event for the same categories.

Incentives in form of prize money will be awarded to athletes that have participated in 4 leagues events in the 2019 CGA Cross Country season and as closed championships only to CGA athletes.

Cross Country athletes are edged to submit Birth Certificates or ID copies not later than Thursday 15 August 2019. Submission can be done at the CGA office.

Atiso Molefe
PR and Communications
Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
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XCountry Championships 2019 Kagiso Sports Complex

SA Olympic Athletes and CGA Cross County Commission closed the season of 2019 Cross Country leagues in Tembisa

Central Gauteng Athletics held the last leg of 2019 Cross Country season powered by MTN Foundation over this past Saturday 27 July 2019 at Multi-Purpose Community Centre in Tembisa.

The Cross Country commission is looking forward to the provincial championships after a very successful season of cross country coming to an end with the joint efforts of Olympic Games silver medallist Khotso Mokoena and Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya. Giving back to the sport of athletics, they both Motivated athletes towards the provincial championships.

Having hosted the CGA’s 8th league event which commenced with the category of under 8 boys and girls who ran a distance of 1 km, we witnessed Bheki Nkosi of Tembisa Athletics Club taking home ground advantage in the finish line of 00:04:04.

In the 3km Girls event, Lebo Nkanyane of Palmridge Athletics club fired the event by attacking fellow competitor on the way to the finish line clocking in a time of 00:11:45.

One of the interesting events was Veteran men and Master men, where we witnessed an outstanding performance by James Mgcina of SAPS, claiming his 4th title in the event of 8km Veteran men. He victoriously ended the race clocking 00:28:04.

“l would like to give a message to the upcoming athletes that they need to keep running and believe in their talent that they have. Through Faith they can achieve greater miles, even go to Olympic games and become world champions.” Said Olympic silver medallist Khotso Mokoena.

The senior 10km race was our last event which it has been labelled as the most challenging event at our leagues with the most competitive athletes, such as Ntshindiso Mphakhathi of Hollywood Athletics Club. MR Mphakhathi an IAAF Men’s Road Running, claimed his 3rd victory of the season clocking 00:31:49. Tembisa Athletics Club once again capitalised on home ground advantage in the event of 10km senior women race represented by Khutso Moketla claiming her first victory in a time of 00:42:08.

Steven Khanyile, chairperson of the cross country indicated that “it is the last league event and moving onwards it’s a matter of polishing up in preparation of the CGA Championships which will take place on the 17 August 2019 at Kagiso Sports Complex”. 17 August 2019 we will be selecting CGA team that will represent the province at SA Championship in Pretoria on the 7th September 2019.

 

Atiso Molefe
PR and Communications
Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Twitter: @CG_Athletics
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