Nomination Form for Spar Women’s Grand Prix, Jo’burg

Organisers of the annual SPAR Women’s Challenge 10km road race would like to inform clubs about the status of this event in 2021. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on mass participation events, it is not possible to stage our traditional mass participation SPAR Women’s Challenge race this year. We are delighted to inform runners that we will still be staging a SPAR GRAND PRIX race in Johannesburg on Sunday, 3 October 2021. This will again be part of the 6 race SPAR Grand Prix series.

The SPAR Women’s Grand Prix 10km Series, is well underway with the Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town events already taken place. We writing to you to invite runners from your club to participate in the Johannesburg leg of the SPAR Women’s Grand Prix 10km Series on 3 October 2021 at Marks Park, Johannesburg, starting at 07:00.

  • Under the COVID-19 restrictions, we are obviously limited to a very small number of runners participating and it is therefore only the Grand Prix of the SPAR Women’s Challenge which is taking place in the various cities and not the mass events as previously
  • You are welcome to nominate your top Women runners by completing the attached spreadsheet which you feel would be interested in receiving an invitation to participate on 3 October in the SPAR Women’s Grand Prix 10km Series
  • As a guideline, to determine which Women runners you should consider and approach for their interest, and nominate them, please consider the following time limits for the various age groups:

Open Category:

  • The runner should be able to finish the 10km race in 60 minutes

Junior Category:

  • The runner should be able to finish the 10km race in 50 minutes
  • 40 – 49: runner should be able to finish the 10km race in 50 minutes
  • 50 – 59: runner should be able to finish the 10km race in 60 minutes
  • 60 – 69: runner should be able to finish the 10km race in 70 minutes
  • 70+: runner should be able to finish the 10km race in 70 minutes

You are not restricted with the number of runners to be nominated, providing that they can finish the 10km race in the abovementioned times and that they have indicated keen interest to participate. For us to consider your nominations and then select runners to be invited we need you to complete the applicable information on the attached spreadsheet which detail we will use for the invitation process and forward to the runner an entry form. You as Club Management are welcome to handle the entries for your selected runners yourself, please advise if you so decide. Very important we need you to submit the attached list of nominations on or before Friday 17 September 2021. Please email to data@sportsvendo.co.za

Please note the attached spreadsheet provides 20 names. This does not imply that all 20 will be invited! The invitation process takes place over a broad spectrum of runners based on various criteria of which fastest times are only one criterion. SPAR Women’s Grand Prix and the Event Co-coordinators reserves all the rights for the invitation and selection process, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the invitation and selection process.

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics
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Update on O.R. Tambo Soncini Games 2021 – Athletics Program

As Central Gauteng Athletics announced in early August 2021 of once again partnering with the Department of Sports, Art, Culture and Recreation Gauteng to host the 2021 OR Tambo Soncini Social Cohesion Games.

The games are an initiative by the provincial government as in October 2016 a Memorandum of Understanding between the Gauteng Province (Premier David Makhura) and the Emilia-Romagna Region (President Stefano Bonaccini), was signed for economic, social and technological cooperation.

Due to government procurement difficulties experienced by Municipalities and Provincial governments who are funders of the program, we have been unfortunately forced to postpone regional games for Ekurhuleni and West Rand as well as the provincial games by at least two weeks. The area/regional Games will now be held as follows:

AREA GAMES SELECTION – EKURHULENI
AREA PROPOSED DATE & VENUE NUMBER OF ATHLETES TO BE SELECTED
EKURHULENI REGIONAL GAMES 06 OCTOBER 2021 – VENUE TBC

32 BOYS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

32 GIRLS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

EKURHULENI ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/Ekurhulenientries
CLOSING DATE 05 OCTOBER 2021

 

AREA GAMES SELECTION – WEST RAND
AREA PROPOSED DATE & VENUE NUMBER OF ATHLETES TO BE SELECTED
WEST RAND REGIONAL GAMES 07 OCTOBER 2021 – RUIMSIG STADIUM

32 BOYS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

32 GIRLS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

MOGALE CITY ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/mogalecityentries
RAND WEST CITY ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/randwestcity
MERAFONG ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/merafongentries
CLOSING DATE 06 OCTOBER 2021

 

O.R. TAMBO SONCINI PROVINCIAL GAMES
VENUE DATE NUMBER PER TEAM
GERMISTON STADIUM 23/24 OCTOBER 2021 – GERMISTON STADIUM

32 BOYS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

32 GIRLS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

 

Herewith, please find the attached events and standard programme for the area/regional games.

For any further information on the above, please contact our Development Department at 011 873 2726 or email siphiwes@centralgautengathletics.co.za

Kind regards,

CGA Development Department
Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA hosting a National Technical Official Course 2021

Central Gauteng Athletics Technical Committee will be hosting a 2021 National Technical Officiating course Level 1 and 2 in October 2021. This course is part of our annual capacity building programmes which is aimed at improving the performance and standard of officiating in the province.

The Technical Officials Course will be held as follows:

 – Technical Officials Course (ASA Level 1 and 2):

  • Date: 04 to 05 October 2021
  • Time: 09h00- 16h00 daily
  • Venue: Recreation Hall, Germiston Stadium

Herewith, please find the attached Technical Officials Course Registration form.

We would appreciate it if you can ensure that interested members of your club receive this information.

Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics
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Update of CGA Team for SA Cross Country Championships 2021

Central Gauteng Athletics announces the inclusion of the 8 to 13 years age category on the provincial team for the South Africa Cross Country Championships to be held on the 17 and 18 September 2021 at Hutchison Park in Amanzimtoti.

The additional age groups which are 8 to 13 years old will be competing on day 1 of the championships on 17 September 2021.

We are, therefore, requesting the additional age groups to attend the compulsory team meeting scheduled for Sunday, 12 September 2021 at Germiston Stadium at 10h00 to give final team arrangements.

We would appreciate it if clubs could advise the selected athletes accordingly and revert back to our office with vest and tracksuit sizes (only athletes that were not selected for CGA teams in the past 3 years will get clothing). We also request that athletes with their own travel and accommodation advise the office accordingly.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all additional selected athletes for the National Championships.

Herewith, please find the attached 2021 CGA Cross Country Team 8 to 13 age group and ASA Circular 36 for your attention.

We would appreciate it if you can share with athletes and coaches in your club.

Kind regards,

CGA Cross Country Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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Runners give their best at CGA 2021 Cross Country Championships

CGA Cross Country Championships - Kagiso 28 August 2021

10km Senior Men Race

Photo Credit: SMacPix

Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) proudly hosted its Provincial Cross Country Championships on Saturday, 28 August 2021 at Kagiso Sports Complex in Kagiso. This was in partnership with the Tsogo Sun Hotel and National Lotteries Commission. The 2021 CGA Cross Country Championships comes after hosting 5 successful leagues and Provincial Trials at the beginning of the year.

The championships started with the veterans and masters’ events setting the tone for the day running a distance of 8km which saw Mbongeni Ngxazozo of Rockies Athletics club being the first athlete to cross the finish line in a time of 25:39. Jessica Stuart of Run Zone Athletics Club took the first position in the veteran women category running a 4km race by clocking 15:21.

It was clear that there is a lot of talent in the Province when the development competitions commenced, which saw the young boys and girls in the under 8 events contesting over a 1km race. Mahlatse Maroga representing Caster Semenya’s club Masai Athletics Club claimed the first position on the podium by clocking 04:27. Matthew Strydom of Backtrack Athletics Club also dominated the boy’s category to claim his 3rd victory of the season in the time of 04:32.

One of the favourite events was the 10km senior men event that Nicholas Seoposengwe of Boxer Athletics Club claimed in the time of 30:13 to be crowned 2021 CGA Cross Country 10km Champion. At the post-event interview, Seoposengwe said he was very excited about his victory and concluded that he studied his competitors very well during the season.

The senior women 10km event was won by Cacisile Sosibo of Entsika Athletics Club who dominated the race from start to finish with an impressive performance of 36:48 bettering her 2nd victory of 40:53 at Alberton Dam. Sosibo proves to regain her form building up to the provincial championships and she expects to improve her personal best at the National Championships which will be held next month.

The championships were concluded with the 4km Senior Men and Women event which saw Ryan Mphahlele taking the title from Marko Bucarizza who dominated this event throughout the season. Bucarizza had no intention of surrendering his title but with about one lap to go Mphahlele set the pace higher and upping the race tempo significantly to finish in front in the time of 11:38 with Bucarizza finishing 9 Seconds later to claim the second position.

In the senior 4km women event, Cian Oldknow displayed greater performances this season all the way to the championships, with her 4th victory in a time of 13:56. “l really like to try and win a medal at the National Championships since l had a good season this year” said Oldknow during the post-event interview.

CGA Cross Country Chairperson Steven Khanyile firstly thanked Tsogo Sun Hotels and National Lotteries Commission for their support throughout the season. He confirmed that the province will be sending a strong team consisting of the top 6 from the provincial championships to the National championships. Athletes have come in numbers to confirm their readiness for the national championships. He concluded by thanking all the stakeholders that contributed to the success of the season which are sponsors, parents, coaches, CGA office staff, commission members, and last but not least, all athletes for your continued dedication and support for cross country in the province.

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 Durban on 18 September 2021.

Kind regards,

CGA Cross Country Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA 2021 Cross Country Championships Update

Central Gauteng Athletics will be hosting the 2021 Cross Country Provincial Championships on 28 August 2021 at Kagiso Sports Complex.

The Cross Country Commission over the last few days has been receiving requests from a number of athletes with regards to the criteria for athletes to participate in the provincial championships. We appreciate the inputs and the interest of our athletes in Cross Country and in particular this season. The commission has therefore resolved to relax the championships entry rules to allow athletes with at least 1 league this season to compete at the championships. However, selection into the provincial team of any athlete with less than 3 leagues will remain at the discretion of the commission and the selectors.

We would also like to thank all athletes that have been submitting their copies of birth certificate/Identity Documents through the office. On the entry portal/link under the Cross Country Champs list, you are able to check if your entry and ID copy has been received. If there is any query we will be happy to address it before the entries closed on Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at midnight and there will be No entries allowed after the closing date or on the day of the championships.

– Here is the entry link: https://cgacrosscountry.com

Medals and prize money at the provincial championships will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each event category.

Please also be informed that at the National Cross Country Championships this year, ASA will only be allowing 6 entries per category per province with an exception of sub-veteran, veteran, and master age category with only 4 entries allowed per province.

We would appreciate it if you can share this information with your respective athletes and coaches.

Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Kind regards,

CGA Cross Country Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
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