Central Gauteng Athletics Cross Country 2nd league powered by Tsogo Sun Hotels and National Lotteries Commission was hosted in windy conditions with the immense number of athletes coming through to build up their performances this past Saturday, 05 June 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.
After all, participants adhered to the strict COVID-19 safety protocols, the first event commenced with boys and girls under 8 events, which saw the youngsters Matthew Strydom display exciting performance in a 1km distance. Strydom proved his talent by beating his competitors in a time of 04:15, while Mahlase Moroga in the under 8 girls finishes 6 seconds ahead of Strydom clocking 04:09 in the girl’s event.
In the 3km boys and girls under 12 events, Tyran Brooks and Anaamika Maharaj accelerated away in the final kilometre of the race despite a destructive windy to finish comfortably in the time of 10:17 and 13:54 respectively. With another exciting performance from frontrunners Elvis Mokhonoana, Gladwin Mzazi and Marko Bucarizza met on the day to tackle the tough hills of Boksburg course in a 4km senior men race. After the leading group settled into a rhythm in the first lap, Mokhonoana started to wind up, beating Mzazi by a mere 6 seconds clocking 11:46. Buccariza finished in the bronze position in the time of 11:56.
Kabelo Seboko triumphed over a distance of 10km senior men to maintain a successive victory in 30:30 bettering his previous time of 33:19. A warhorse performance by Ntshindiso Mphakathi who claim the second position in the time of 30:46. Mphakathi finished 3rd at the Nedbank 50km Road Race at 2:42:56 in Gqeberha two weeks ago. Seboko’s victory boosted his confidence leading to the remaining 3 leagues of the season. “I really enjoyed the race though it was tough and full of hills I took the race as a build-up towards provincial championships,” said Seboko at the post-event interview.
NB: CGA Cross Country commission met after the last league at Boksburg and resolved that for CGA to ensure COVID-19 compliance, the responsibility of collecting stickers must be given to clubs. Clubs are requested to appoint a cross country coordinator responsible for collecting club stickers between 10h00 and 11h00 on the day of the event for all the club athletes. Stickers will be prepared per club with the coordinator collecting and signing for all the stickers. This will enable the CGA team to concentrate on ensuring COVID-19 compliance are adhered to at all times. We, therefore, plead for the support of all clubs for the success of CGA’s Cross Country season. The name of the Cross Country club coordinator, together with their contact number must be sent to email@example.com.
You can watch the league at: CGA CROSS COUNTRY – LEAGUE 2 LIVE STREAM (5 JUNE 2021) | www.BackTrack.co.za
Please also visit the link for photos and category results: CGA Cross Country
The above link will also be used to enter the next league on 19 June 2021 at Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm. Entries will open on 9 June 2021 and close on 15 June 2021.
Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact our office.
Looking forward to seeing you on 19 June 2021 at Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm.