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Central Gauteng Athletics is halfway through the 2023 Cross Country Season

Cross Country

Central Gauteng Athletics successfully hosted its 3rd Cross Country Cross Country league on the 3 June 2023 at Dobsonville Community hall in collaboration with Harambe AC. The league was greatly supported with over 1400 athletes.

One of the events we witnessed great competition was the senior men 2km event where Boikanyo Mothlamme of UJ dominated the race to secure the 1st position in the time 06:26. Considering that it was his 1st league of the season he did exceptionally well. In a post event interview, Mothlamme highlighted that this wasn’t an easy one but he looks forward to other leagues as he builds momentum towards the Provincial Championships and ultimately qualifying for National Championships. The second position in the same event went to his team mate Nicholas Whittaker clocking 06:36 and in 3rd position was Jason Vermeulen of Varsity Kudus with the finish time of 06:44.

The senior women 2km event was won by Fina Dube of Boxer Athletics club clocking 08:09. We saw the Ramatladi twins in Waterfall colours claim the second and third positions, clocking 08:24 and 08:28 respectively.

Provincial development ages categories did not disappoint as well as we saw in the boys Under 14 category, Tyran Brooks of Boxer continue his dominance since the 1st league of 2023 CGA Cross Country Season. This past weekend Brooks put yet again another showstopper as he ran the 4km Dobsonville course to finish 1st in the time 13:58. The athlete definitely poses signs of great fitness and dedication to what he does on the athletics field. Finishing in the 2nd position was Siyanda Malone of Tembisa in the time 14:42 who was also defending his position from the 2nd league. The 3rd position was Cyril Moremi of Murray and Roberts in the time 15:03.

All eyes were on the 10km open men and women race which is classified as the main event and literally the last event of the day. With more than 50 athletes on the starting line taking off to battle it out, Nkosinathi Sibiya of UJ dominating the senior men race with a very relaxed pace finishing 1st in the time of 33:29. In the 2nd place, Simphiwe Thobela of Waterfall City secured his position clocking 34:34 and the 3rd place in the time 35:02 was Mzwakhe Mashaba of Boxer. The women race title was also up for grabs as the previous winners were out at the National Half Marathon Championships representing the province. We saw Sisanda Dumisa of UJ clocking 30:03 to secure the gold position and in the colours of Rockies, Farida Zwane took the silver position in the time 40:26. The close off the podium position was the 2023 National Junior 5000m champion Ntokozo Gumede in the time 41:38.

The CGA Cross Country commission chairperson Val Brentano showed great gratitude for all the increasing support for cross country. She also thanked the athletes for registering on time so that we can ensure that results are out on time.  

Action photos are available on our official photographer website Supreme Athletics, see the below link:

2023 CGA Cross Country League 3

Cross Country
Dobsonville Communal Hall

Harambe AC