Congratulations to Nedbank Running Club Athletes of the Soweto Club that have been included to represent their province in SA 21km Championships
It is with great pleasure to announce that 10 Nedbank Soweto Running Club athletes have been selected to represent CGA at the SA 21km Championships to be held in Port Elizabeth on the 25 July 2015.
The athletes are:
Africa Mailola (Nedbank AGN)
Mapaseka Makhanya (Nedbank AGN)
Abram Khumalo of the Nedbank Running Club Soweto will also be participating in the Championships, representing the Nedbank Running Club
Nedbank Green Dream Team athlete, Mthandazo Qhina, showing great form
Mthandazo Qhina Showing great form so early after his disappointing Comrades Marathon by repeating his win of last year in the Dave Spence Memorial 10km in a time of 30min 31sec on Youth Day, then going on to win the Avbob Eersterivier 15km on Saturday in a fast time of 45:27. Mthandazo Qhina is preparing for the Cape Town Marathon on 20 September 2015.
Nedbank Development Running Club Soweto’s Liza Kellerman in SA Team to World Youth Champs
It is with great pleasure to announce that one of the Nedbank Running Club Soweto Development athletes has made the final team to represent South Africa in the up and coming World Youth Champs in Cali-Colombia.
The 16 year old Liza Kellerman was a gold medalist in the recent African Youth Champs in
Mauritius in the 800m. She will run in the same discipline in Colombia. She is coached by Hein Mare who also coaches our Nedbank Green Dream Team athlete Cornelia Joubert in Randfontein.
CROSS-COUNTRY DISTANCES NOW 10 KM
Both senior men and women will in future run 10 km at the World Cross-country Championships. This was one of the rule changes approved at the recent IAAF Council meeting.
The distances "should be approximately" 10 km, the IAAF said in a statement. Distances for the junior men and women will remain at 8 km and 6 km repectively. In the past the distances for the seniors were 12 km and 8 km respectively.
While the world body said dthe rule change will take effect on 1 November, the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Cross-country Commission has decided that it should be implemented with immediate effect. Thus it will apply at the SA Championships on 12 September, and provinces have been requested to implement the new rule at their league meetings and provincial championships, said Pieter de Jager, Technical Manager of ASA.
Report by: Riël Hauman
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