Mokgobu and Phalula Conquers the CGA 2021 Half Marathon Championships

Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the CGA 2021 Half Marathon and 10km Provincial Championships on Sunday, 11 April 2021 at Germiston Stadium. The two race distance 21km and 10km ran at different times following COVID-19 protocols and regulations to ensure all athletes and officials are safe on the day.

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.

Mokgobu and Phalula Conquers the CGA 2021 Half Marathon Championships

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CGA set to host 2021 Half Marathon and 10km 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.

Qualifying Times:

CGA Provincial Qualifying Times – 21KM
JuniorSenior40+50+
MenN/A01h1501h2501h18
WomenN/A01h4501h5502h00
CGA Provincial Qualifying Times – 10KM
JuniorSenior40+50+
Men38 mins.35 mins.60 mins.60 mins.
Women48 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
JuniorSenior40+50+
1stN/A3,0001,0001,000
2ndN/A1,500750750
3rdN/A500300300

CGA Provincial Prize Money – 10KM

Equal Prize Money for Men & Women
JuniorSenior40+50+
1st1,0002,0001,0001,000
2nd7501,000750750
3rd250500250250

 

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

 

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics Road Running Commission:
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2020 CGA Open Meetings and Capacity Programme Calendar

2020 CGA Open Meetings and Capacity programmes calendar, we are planning to strengthen and implement this calendar for 2020. The purpose of the calendar is to ensure that there is communication and engagement between members and the respective commissions and committees and most importantly our members are capacitated to deliver excellence.

A reminder of February and March 2020 Capacity and Open Meeting Programmes:

1. CGA Road Running Fixture and Open Meeting

  • Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
  • Time: 09h00
  • Venue: Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium

Please also find the attached 2021 Road Race Application forms. Clubs that are planning to host a road race in 2021 are reminded to submit their road race applications before the 21 February 2020.

2. CGA Team Management Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020
  • Time: 10h00
  • Venue: Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium

The purpose of the workshop is to equip CGA officials on the roles and responsibilities of being a team manager for the province so that teams are professionally and effectively managed. The workshop is solely opened to Commission Members, affiliated CGA Technical Officials and CGA Affiliated Coaches. The workshop is compulsory as only managers who attended the workshop will be eligible to be selected as 2020 Team Managers for provincial teams.

3. CGA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
  • Time: 09h00
  • Venue: Germiston Recreation Hall, Germiston Stadium

Please submit notices of motions to be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting together with the names of delegates who will be attending the meeting on behalf of your club before 14th of February 2020.

Herewith please find the attached updated 2020 Open Meetings and Capacity Building Programmes Calendar and 2021 Road Race Request Application.

We would appreciate if you can ensure that the relevant club representative receives this information.

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

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
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Zet Sinqe Series sets streets of Kagiso alight

The first of the two Zet Sinqe Series events were hosted in near perfect conditions on Sunday 25 August outside the Kagiso Sports complex. After the 5km fun run, it was down to the real reason why the Zithulele Sinqe Foundation in conjunction with Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the event, the Street Mile for age groups U13 right through to U19.

There were some impressive performances in particular in the U13 boys and girls where Temoso Modisamongwe and Khentsoni Mthombo ran 5:17 and 5:46 respectively.

“We are delighted by some of the results and the excitement from the youngsters,” said CGA General Manager, Mandla Radebe. “This is what we want to see.”

A total of around 100 youngsters raced in the various age categories in what was another coup, full road closure for a street mile.

“This is what my father wanted to see and do, this is why we started the Zithulele Sinqe Foundation,” enthused Zintle Sinqe with the broadest smile on her face. “We know we have lots of work to do, but the cornerstone has been laid and we are really excited about what has happened today.”

The final race of the day, the U19 Men had the supporters jumping up and down as it became a race to the line which in the end was won, just, by Ntokozo Sibiya, edging Prince Meabela by 2 seconds, 4:36 to 4:38.

The Zithulele Sinqe Foundation has as its vision and objective the identifying and nurturing of young athletic talent with a long term view to not only develop athletic talent but also to assist in the furthering of the education of this young talent. To this end, the Foundation and CGA are making contact with schools who have athletics bursaries on offer and asking that they send their scouts to the races so that the talent could hopefully find a home to nurture both the athletic and the academic side of the youngsters.

The next event is at Orange Farm on Saturday 12 October.

Results
U13 Girls:

  1. Khentsomi Mthombo 05:46
  2. Kitso Gaorekwe 06:05
  3. Sibonga Dlamini 06:17
  4. Kuketso Dlikilili 06:26
  5. Ofentse Mashau 06:27

U13 Boys:

  1. Temoso Modisamongwe 05:17
  2. Lesego Thapane 05:28
  3. Njabulo Hlatshwayo 05:34
  4. Paballo Mmatle 05:50
  5. Xolani Zwane 05:59

U15 Girls:

  1. Palesa Lelimo 05:26
  2. Phemelo Matshaba 05:55
  3. Khanysile Seleka 06:20
  4. Rethabile Tjale 06:33
  5. Ntombizodwa Gabuza 06:44

U15 Boys:

  1. Retsepile Fanisa 04:52
  2. Thabiso Sefatsa 05:33
  3. Amandla Mogwara 06:32

U17 Girls:

  1. Felicia Ndou 06:29
  2. Paulinah Mokaba 06:46
  3. Maleboya Matshaba 08:01

U17 Boys:

  1. Sibusiso Sthole 04:52
  2. Sipho Mabulane 04:55
  3. Otlotlageng Motselo 04:58
  4. Sego Nxumalo 05:10
  5. Kabelo Hlalane 05:12

U19 Girls:

  1. Ntombenhle Seabi 05:36
  2. Lebogang Ramele 05:38
  3. Dilight Ncube 05:41

U19 Boys:

  1. Ntokozo Sibiya 04:36
  2. Prince Meabela 04:38
  3. Muzi Sikude 04:48

This press release issued by Central Gauteng Athletics on behalf of the Zithulele Sinqe Foundation and CGA.

For further information on the Foundation, please contact Zintle Mokoka on 063 158 0969 or Siyabulela Sinqe on 076 216 1569.

Central Gauteng Athletics:
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The Zithulele Sinqe Foundation will be hosting its first Zet Sinqe Series Run, in partnership with Central Gauteng Athletics

Central Gauteng Athletics has partnered with Zithulele Sinqe Foundation to host a 2 series Development races on the 25 August and 12 October 2019 respectively. The series will be in honour of the late Zithulele Sinqe who was our former CGA Cross Country vice-chairperson, a dedicated development coach with IAAF Level 2 Coach qualification.

The late Sinqe has achieved great times as an athlete and was amongst the best in the middle and long-distance running this country has ever produced. 
Zet Sinqe Series Runs will consist of 5km which is open to all age categories and the 1.6km Street Mile catering for under 13, 15, 17 and 19-year-olds.

There will be 2 races hosted in the series for 2019 which will be held as follows:

  • Series 1 – Kagiso Sports Complex in Kagiso, 25 August 2019
  • Series 2 – Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm, 12 October 2019

Herewith, please find the attached flyer for further information. We hope to see you at the races!

For any further information on the above, please contact the Development Officer at 011 873 2726, siphiwes@centralgautengathletics.co.za, or alternatively email enquiries@sinqe.co.za

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