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2017 City 2 City Marathon Cancelled

It is with great regret that Central Gauteng Athletics has to announce that the Gauteng’s City 2 City Marathon, due to take place 24 September 2017, has been cancelled.

Our efforts over the past few months to secure a sponsor have not been successful. A lack of sponsorship means that Central Gauteng Athletics has no choice but to cancel this prestigious race.

In an effort to bring back this prestigious race, we urge all corporates and corporate clubs to assist Central Gauteng Athletics in this regard. If you would like to assist us, please contact our General Manager- Mandla Radebe onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CGA Hosts yet another successful Awards Ceremony

Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the prestigious Annual Gala Dinner on the 26 November 2016 at Gold Reef City Casino. The awards were in honour of the provincial Technical Officials, Coaches, administrators and athletes that participated at various South African Championships and represented South Africa internationally.

The President of Central Gauteng Athletics, James Moloi, during the opening and welcome address acknowledged the contribution and role played by, government, corporate sponsors and the media in growing athletics. He further wished all the nominees good luck as they have worked very hard during this Olympic year.

The occasion was attended and supported by the MMC of Community Development in the City of Joburg, Honorable Clr. Nonhlanhla Sifumba and the president of Athletics South Africa, Mr. Aleck Skhosana. Both the above dignitaries delivered a touching message to the athletes and the guest present at the function. The ASA president confirmed that CGA is one of the ASA provincial member that has been consistent in delivering a huge number of athletes for the ASA teams. MMC, CLr. Sifumba offered her keynote address which was mainly covering the support of the city to sports structures and she confirmed that the City has placed the sports facilities shortage on top of the priority list.

Athletes and the year and category winners are as following:

CATEGORY WINNERS  

MOST PROMISING JUNIOR MALE 2016

Name

Surname

Derrick

Mokaleng

 

MOST PROMISING JUNIOR FEMALE 2016

Name Surname

Armoure

Le Roux

 

JUNIOR MALE ATHLETE OF 2016

Name Surname

Kabelo

Melamu

 

JUNIOR FEMALE ATHLETE of 2016

Name Surname

Simonay

Weitsz

 

SENIOR FEMALE ATHLETE OF 2016

Name Surname

Alyssa

Conley

 

SENIOR MALE ATHLETE OF 2016

Name Surname

Lebogang

Shange

 

Presidential Life Time Awards 2016

Name Surname

Joe

Morris

Cecily

Rootenberg

 

Technical Officials 2016

Name Surname

Mehlo

Hlabangane

Bruce

Mpela

Magdeline

Mphafi

 

CGA Staff of the Year 2016

Name Surname

Sarah

Molete

 

CGA Development Coach of the Year 2016

Name Surname

Elvis

Khoza

 

Coach of the year 2016

Name Surname

Emmarie

Fouche

The highlight of the day was the most prestigious awards of the day which were the Presidential Lifetime Awards and Senior Athlete of the Year. These categories painted a very touching picture of individual dedication to the sport of athletics, one of the Presidential Life Time recipient was Cecily Rootenberg, a 91 year’s old lady that is not just participating in race walking but breaking her age category records in the distance of 10km race walking event.

Lebogang Shange has successfully defended his Senior Athlete of the year award as he was the 2015 athlete of the year with Alyssa Conley crown the Female Athlete of the year 2016. Her 2016 performances were outstanding coming from a long injury. In an interview, she thanked everyone that supported her during the period when she was injured.     

CGA Would like to congratulate all the medal recipients at the 2016 CGA Awards.

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Old Mutual Soweto Marathon Incorporates CGA Marathon Championships 2016

Central Gauteng Athletics has sanctioned the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon race due to take place on the 6th of November 2016 to incorporate this year’s CGA Marathon (42km) Championship. Following the iconic venue for this years, the race is set to be one of a great provincial marathon race for the year.

The race will be used to select a team that will represent the province at the National Marathon Championship which will be held in February 2017. We are hoping to see this year’s overall Old Mutual Soweto Marathon title going to a local runners and even better if an athlete from Central Gauteng Athletics wins the race. In the CGA championship title we are hoping to see a number of elite athletes battling it out. The reigning champions Ntsindiso Mphakathi of Nedbank RC clocked the time of 02:21,22 and Mapaseka Makhanya who now runs for Olifantsfontein AC finishing in the time of 03:05,03 last year to be crowned provincial champs.

This year’s qualifying times for Marathon selection are as follows:  

Qualifying times:

42km Qualifying times:

MEN:  Senior- 2h22;  Veteran - 2h30; Master- 2h50;  Grand Master- 3h20 
WOMEN: Senior- 3h00; Veteran- 3h20; Master- 3h30; Grand Master- 3h55

The entries for the race will be closing on Monday 5 September 2016, and CGA would like to urge all athletes to be a part of this race. 
To enter online please click on this link: http://bit.ly/2aURRGK.

 

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