Kicking off the day with some thrilling performances from Gladwin Mzazi, Desmond Mokgobu, and Precious Mashele in the long-distance of 21km Senior Men which was combined with the veteran race. The race was stunningly fast from the gun start, which saw Mzazi taking the lead in 1 kilometre followed by Mokgobu who ran toe to toe with Mashele for the whole race. In the last 7km, Mokgobu took the lead to pass Mzazi along with Mashele, however, Mashele fought to finish the race in a photo-finish style with Mokgobo crossing the finish line in 01:04:38 to claim the gold medal. Mashele secured the second position in 01:04:39 while Mzazi claimed the silver medal in the time of 01:05:35.
“Today’s race was meant to help me to prepare to qualify for Tokyo Olympics Marathon”, said Mokgobu.
A South African long-distance runner, Lebo Phalula who competed in the Women’s Marathon event at the 2016 Olympics Games was confident to triumph over CGA Half Marathon after winning the 5,000m Women’s race at the CGA Track and Field Championships held in Boksburg last month. Lebo dominated the CGA 21km women’s race to earn the gold medal in a time of 01:16:32. In a post-race interview, she indicated that she really enjoyed the race as she is also preparing for the National Championships where she will be running the 5,000m event on the 15 to 17 April 2021 in Pretoria.
The highlight of the 10km race was the senior men event which saw Kabelo Seboko sprinted away onto the final bend finishing straight to win the race in the time of 30:35:00. Kabelo Melamo settled for the silver medal and missing the provincial title by 19 seconds clocking 30:54:00.
In the 10km Senior Women race, Cacisile Sosibo concluded the championships with some additional buzz of excitement when she paced up the race tempo to claim the first prize in the time of 36:57:00. Nicole van der Merwe attempted to close a gap in the last 2km to finish second with the brilliant time of 37:10:00.
“We are so pleased to put this event together since we have not given athletes an opportunity to compete and qualify for the National Championships in the distance of 10km and Half Marathon. It is important to encourage clubs that it is possible to host road races for our runners during this era of COVID-19,” said CGA Road Running chairperson Colleen McNally.
The respective provincial 10km and Half Marathon teams will be announced in due time, and a special thanks to the media, coaches, and all athletes that took part in this well-organized race.
Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field will be hosting the Provincial Championships on 27 March 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.
Following remarkable 5 leagues hosted since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, has displayed exceptional performance from athletes. The championships are expected to be very exciting as athletes are in good shape to compete and seek qualification for the national championships which are scheduled to take place on the 7 to 10 April 2021 in Paarl.
One of the rising stars, Lythe Pillay who ran an outstanding time 21:17 in 200m at CGA 2nd Track and Field Meeting will face off with Moss Mvuyo with 21:65 this season.
The highlight of the day will be the battle of long-distance runners between Demond Mokgobu, Mzazi Gladwin, Ryan Mphahlele, and Simon Sibeko challenging a distance of 5,000m senior men event. In 5,000m senior women, all eyes will be stared at Gene Coetzee with a curiosity to maintain her title over the Phalula twins, following her victory in the previous season at CGA provincial championships clocking a time of 17:17.09.
In the field event, this time Jason van Rooyen of UJ will be eager to take on the victory against his teammate Kyle Blignaut in the senior men’s shot put. Blignaut, who dominated throughout the CGA leagues against his training partner, including his winning of last week ASA Athletix Invitational Meeting with a heave distance of 20.85m. The athletes will be aiming to qualify for the Olympic Games later this year.
The battle of UJ training partners between Johnson Cheswell and Divan Manuel continues this weekend, this comes after Cheswell won a Long Jump Senior Men at Athletix Invitational Meeting hosted by Athletic South Africa on Tuesday. This time Manuel aims to improve his personal best of 8.02m which landed him in the second position against his rival Cheswell who leapt to 8.14m.
CGA 2019 Award winner Dane Roets will be showing off her fine talent in the U19 junior women discus event as she makes a return on the field for the first time this season.
Due to no spectators being allowed at the stadium, the track meet will be streamed live. CGA CHAMPIONSHIPS -27TH MARCH 2021 – PAY PER STREAM – BackTrack Sports
Herewith, please find the attached final 2021 Provincial Championships programme and starting sheet.
Looking forward to seeing you at the championships.
Central Gauteng Athletics will be hosting the Half Marathon and 10km Provincial Championships on 11 April 2021 at Germiston Stadium. The Championships are aimed at giving an opportunity to our elite athletes to compete and also to prepare for the National Championships, with the SA Half Marathon scheduled for the 1 May 2021 and the SA 10km Championships in July 2021. The Provincial Championships will be used to select the respective provincial teams.
The two race distances will run at different times following COVID-19 protocols and regulations to ensure that all athletes and officials are safe.
Starting times are as follows:
21km Women – 06h45
21km Men – 06h30
10km Women – 08h15
10km Men – 08h00
Entries for 21km is R120 and R80 for the 10km. Athletes are reminded to bring their 2020 permanent licenses as there will be no temporary licenses allowed on the day. Entries can be done through the following link CGA Provincial Half Marathon & 10km Championships 2021, or at CGA Offices in Germiston Stadium. Entries will close on Tuesday 6th April 2021 or when the capacity of 500 athletes has been reached.
|CGA Provincial Qualifying Times – 21KM|
|CGA Provincial Qualifying Times – 10KM|
|Men||38 mins.||35 mins.||60 mins.||60 mins.|
|Women||48 mins.||45 mins.||60 mins.||60 mins.|
As part of motivating our elite runners’, Provincial medals and prize money will be awarded to the top 3 finishers (Gold, Silver, and Bronze). Only CGA-registered athletes will qualify for medal and prize money.
CGA Provincial Prize Money – 21KM
|Equal Prize Money for Men & Women|
CGA Provincial Prize Money – 10KM
|Equal Prize Money for Men & Women|
Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact our office.
With athletes from all over the country entered the event intending to better previous performances of CGA Track and Field leagues during this season of the Olympic year. CGA Track and Field commission confirmed that all the rules and regulations set out by ASA and Government were strictly adhered to at the competition venue.
The day opened with the glowing rising star Lythe Pillay with a good run out claiming his 2nd victory in the 400m Senior Men event. Pillay puts on an exceptional show to set his new personal best time of 0:45.53, following the first CGA Track and Field league where he achieved the time of 0:45.74 to qualify for the World Juniors Championships. South Africa’s 4x100m Olympic Games relay athlete, said was motivated to meet his fellow teammates during their first training session on Saturday, 20 February at the Tuks Athletics Stadium in preparation for the Olympic Games.
The shot put event was the toughest and straining event of the day when Kyle Blignaut took on his teammate Jason Van Rooyen of UJ and Heugene Murray of Benoni Northerns Athletics Club. However, Blignaut dominated the senior men to secure the first position at a distance of 20.50m. Van Rooyen showed good strength and the eager to claim the first position but a heave of 20:21m placed him in the second position with Murray securing the third position in the distance of 12.07m.
“We are happy that CGA is hosting the competition”, said Blignaut as they are trying to compete as much as possible to get back in shape as they are building up to the National Championships and qualifying for the Olympic Games later on this year.
Mine de Klerk (18) of Flammingo Athletics Club based in Welkom set a new record in the U19 Discuss event, in her second victory appearance at CGA first Track and Field league this season. De Klerk set a new record with a throw of 35.32m. She broke a record set by Simone du Toit in February 2006 of 35.07m. We are glad that we have provided a platform for athletes to compete and better their performances. We will ensure that all the protocols for the record recognition are submitted to ASA so that the record stands, said Maggie Dicks at the post-event interview.
Back on track, runners with different level of experience conclude the day in a 3,000m senior men event. Among the starting line-up, we had the 2019 Comrade Marathon winner Edward Mothibi who displayed a stable performance to secure the 7th position in the time of 08:25.75. Ryan Mphahlele took the race by storm when he accelerated from the leading group in the second lap to finish first in the time of 08:16.64. Simon Sibeko proved to be competitive throughout the race when he settled for second place for the 3rd time consecutively this season by clocking 08:25.75.
CGA General Manager, Mandla Radebe said that the athletes are very excited to compete and this is one of the major duties of the province, which is to create a platform for athletes to compete. This will also assist athletes in preparing and also qualify for International Competitions and Olympic Games. “Our next big event would be the provincial championships which would be held over two days on 26 and 27 of March. We are looking at making sure that the best athletes qualify and represent the province at the National Championships.”
Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field will be hosting the 3rd league this season on 13 March 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.
This league meeting is set to be very exciting as athletes performance peak heading up to Provincial Championships scheduled for the 26 and 27 March 2021 and ultimately qualifying for National Championships which are set for early next month.
The event will be a pre-entries only, athletes and coaches can enter using this link:
Registrations (Athletes): https://tinyurl.com/13march2021athleteregistration
Registrations (Coaches): https://tinyurl.com/13marchcoachesregistration
As we comply with COVID-19 regulations, coaches will also be required to register on the above link, however, only affiliated coaches will be allowed access to the stadium. Entries for coaches and athletes’ registration will be closed on 9 March 2021 at 16h00 or as the participants limit has been reached.
No spectators will be allowed at the stadium. The entry fee for athletes is R20, and no temporary licenses will be sold for this event.
The event will be following strict safety protocols as per ASA and Government COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the below General Information and regulations to be adhered to at the competition venue:
- NO MASK. NO ENTRY
- SANITIZE YOUR HANDS AT ALL TIMES
- KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 2m AT ALL TIMES
- ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TWO VALID 2020 ASA LICENSE NUMBER- NO TEMPORARY LICENSES WILL BE ON SALE
- NO SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT
- COVID-19 HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE COMPLETED BY ATHLETES, TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AND REGISTERED COACHES BEFORE ENTERING THE STADIUM (SEE THE ATTACHED FORM)
- ONLY PRE-ENTRIES, NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY OF COMPETITION, ENTRY FEE IS R20 PER ATHLETE
- ONLY PRE-REGISTERED AND AFFILIATED ASA/CGA COACHES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE STADIUM
- NO COACH WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE COMPETITION AREA
- ATHLETES TO REPORT ONE HOUR BEFORE THEIR EVENT TO THE OUTSIDE CALLROOM (REGISTRATION TABLE)
- NO FOOD/ TUCKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE STADIUM – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS
- WARM-UP AREA WILL BE ON LONG JUMP AND POLE VAULT RUN-UP AT THE BACK OF THE TRACK
- FIELD ATHLETES MUST MAKE SURE THE IMPLEMENT ARE SANITIZED BEFORE EACH ATTEMPT
- ONLY 4 ATTEMPTS FOR ALL FIELD EVENTS AND HIGH JUMP AS PER THE RULES
- ALL SPRINT EVENTS ONLY 4 ATHLETES PER HEAT WILL BE ALLOWED
- ALL MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES ONLY 10 ATHLETES PER HEAT
- ATHLETES CAN ONLY REMOVE THE MASK WHEN COMPETING AND PUT BACK AS SOON AS HE/SHE IS FINISHED WITH THE ATTEMPT OR RACE
We would appreciate it if you can share this information with your respective athletes and coaches.
Herewith, please find the attached Programme for the Track and Field League to be held on 13 March 2021.