Track & Field News

2016 CGA Track and Field Season, Back on Track

Central Gauteng Athletics has a good start to the year by hosting the first track and field meeting of the 2016 season on Saturday, 09 January 2016 at the Germiston stadium. A great day filled with athlete’s challenging themselves and working towards the SA championships in April.

Opening up the day with a competitive 3000m event which saw senior woman Cornelia Joubert (Nedbank RC) finishing first in 10:06 and Siphiwe Tefo (Bedfordview CC) for the senior men bit finishing in 8:38. They both say they are good and ready for the 2016 season and have put much effort in training to improve their performances. Cornelia says she is working towards being selected for the Olympics in Rio and still aims to improve on her personal best in the long distance run. Coming back from an injury, Siphiwe says he has been working hard on getting back to the game. He is impressed by his performance on the 3000m and is now comfortable to go back to his main focus which is 1500m and hopefully qualify in it for the SA championships.

On the field we saw exceptional performances with the long jump men which was between junior man Johnson Cheswell (Alberton AC) 7:45 showing of his skills and how hard work pays off and Senior man Dylan Cotter (UJ) 7:52 who was in it for a lead.

With the level of performance expected to excel as the season progresses, it promises to be an interesting one. Central Gauteng Athletics is confident that this year promises great results all round.

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MIMS Drugs in Sport ebook

Calling all athletes…

You now have free access to the MIMS Drugs in Sport ebook. Aimed at South African athletes and sports enthusiasts, this vital reference source tells you which medicines (prescription and over-the-counter) and natural supplements are prohibited and permitted in competitive sport.

Under WADA’s strict liability policy, athletes are responsible for any substance found in their body, regardless of how it got there. Yet, irrespective of their status and ability, all sportspeople should acquaint themselves with the dangers of doping in sport – in the spirit of fair play and for their own health and wellbeing.

MIMS Drugs in Sport lists medicines and supplements (colour-coded for easy reference) available in South Africa, and contains explanatory information and anti-doping guidelines relevant to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s stipulations for competitive sport.

Click on www.bdlive.co.za/mims  to view or download the MIMS Drugs in Sport ebook (click on the link at the end of the article)mims2

 

CGA Sub Youth Provincial Championships

Central Gauteng Athletics Sub-Youth Provincial championships will be hosted this Saturday, 14 November 2015 from 9:00am, Germiston stadium. This is in preparation for the Inter-Provincial championships next weekend 21 November 2015, which will also be hosted by Central Gauteng Athletics. The event is open to the public with hopes to revive the spirit of athletics in the midst athletes and athletics loving communities. Entry fee R20.00, attached is the programme of the day

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