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News Letter 6 – 2015

News Letter 6 – 2015

3rd of May 2015

Good day all Cross Country friends.

We had three good leagues with a lot of good results. As we had again it through a past long weekend there were still a lot of runners who will make this year a serious cross country year. We had at Hockey Farm 257 athletes and at Ngungunyane a total of 76 athletes. The total athletes who take part at the league in Piet Retief were 76 athletes.
Unfortunately, there were a lot of winter sport items that took part in the long weekend as well as people who was on a well-deserved long weekend rest but we will see the old faces as well as our new people from now on.
I want to ask everyone to look at the following remarks as this can have an influence on your end results:

The stickers must be complete with all the information, no space must leave open. If you make use of a permanent number or a temporary number you must fill in the numbers. All athletes 13 years and older must have a number. If they are not a member of a club, they must get a temporary number that is available at the league for R25 a number. This number is only valid for one league.

Do not make use of a number of another runner. If you are caught, you and the runner whose number you use will be disqualified for a minimum of 2 years, it is not worth it.

Athletes must run in their age groups. There were a lot of incidents where athletes run in the wrong group.

A lot of athletes did not understand the grouping of the ages correct:

Age categories are determined according to the IAAF rules. There are basically two sets of rules, one applicable to juniors and one applicable to seniors and masters. The difference is that a junior’s age is determined on the 31st of December and seniors/masters on the day of the event. So whether your 12th birthday is on the 1st of January or 31 December, you must compete in the boys or girls 12 year age category. For seniors and masters it is your age on your birthday. If you turn 45 on the day of the competition you participate in the 45 – 49 age category. If your birthday is the day before

I ask the organisers to make sure we start on time. Make sure you are familiar with the program and times of the events. Also make sure you run in the correct event.

I want to encourage all athletes to join a club. There will be a team competition during the Mpumalanga Championships where clubs will compete in the different age groups. A total of 4 athletes per age group per club will compete for the three positions.

Make sure you write clearly on the stickers. There was a lot of information that was not clear and it can happen that the wrong information is available.

The third league will take place on the 9th of May 2015 and the venues will be:

Ngangala- Delmas Country Lodge, Delmas (Morning Program)

Gert Sibande- Secunda Stadium, Secunda (Morning Program).

Ehlanzeni- No league.

The fourth league will take place on the 16th of May 2015 and the venues are:

Nkangala- Rooies Atletiekklub. HTS Cricket clubhouse, across Middelburg Primary school. (Afternoon Program)

Gert Sibande- Oosterland High School, Secunda (Afternoon Program)

Ehlanzeni- White River (Morning Program).

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.

I want to highlight again, the selection for the Mpumalanga team for the Interprovincial Championships will take place at the 16th of May 2015 at the three different areas. More detail will be available on next week end newsletter.

The contact details for each area are as follow:

Ngangala: Mari- 0832332677

Gert Sibande: Michael- 0823360662

Ehlanzeni: Boikie- 0829771665

You are welcome to contact me anytime at 0836308729.

Take note, the flu virus is travel through South Africa, let’s make sure we keep health and fit for the cross country.

Yours in athletics

THEUNS LUUS
CHAIRMAN: CROSS COUNTRY COMMISSION
083 630 8729

News Letter 5 – 2015

News Letter 5 – 2015.

27th April 2015.

 

Good day all Cross Country friends.

  

I want to ask each athlete to complete the document attached and hand it in with your birth certificate or ID document to update our information list.  You can hand it in at the leagues.

I want to mention that there is a possibility of a league in Ehlanzeni on the 9th of May 2015.  I will forward this information later this coming week as soon as I get confirmation.

All athletes 13 years and older must attach their ASA number at the front and the back of their vest.  This will be monitored very strictly at the leagues and athletes will be disqualifying if they do not conform to the rule. 

The second league will take place on the 2nd of May 2015 and the venues will be:

Ngangala- Hockey Farm (Morning Program)

Gert Sibande- Wittenberg Schule, Piet Retief (Morning Program). You are welcome to contact Michael for direction.

Ehlanzeni- Bushbuckridge (Morning Program).

 The third league will take place on the 9th of May 2015 and the venues are:

Nkangala- Delmas Country Lodge, Delmas (Morning Program)

Gert Sibande- Sasol Athletic club, Secunda (Morning Program)

Ehlanzeni- To be announced.

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.

 I want to highlight again, the selection for the Mpumalanga team for the Interprovincial Championships will take place at the 16th of May 2015 at the three different areas.  More detail will be available on the next newsletter.

 The contact details for each area are as follow:

Ngangala: Mari- 0832332677

Gert Sibande: Michael- 0823360662

Ehlanzeni: Boikie-  0829771665

You are welcome to contact me anytime at 0836308729.

I hope all of you will keep fit and healthy for all the leagues and make sure you conform to the minimum requirement to qualify to participate in the Mpumalanga Championships in August.  I will attach these rules again in the next newsletter.

Yours in athletics

 

THEUNS LUUS

CHAIRMAN:  CROSS COUNTRY COMMISSION

083 630 8729

News Letter 4 – 2015

News Letter 4 – 2015

20th April 2015

Good day all Cross Country friends.

The ice is broken and the first leagues of the season are completed.  The league at High school Lydenburg went well and there were no issues from the league at Secunda.  Well done to everyone who put in extra effort to make the cross country special to the athletes.

It was the first year at High school Lydenburg and the feedback from Karen and Boikie was very positive.

The results at both leagues will be attached to this email.

I want to emphasise that all athletes must hand in a certified birth or identity document as this is compulsory when you are selected later this year to the Mpumalanga team for the Interprovincial Championships as well as the SA Championships.

The second league will take place on the 2nd of May 2015 and the venues will be:

Ngangala- Hockey Farm (Morning Program)

Gert Sibande- Wittenberg Schule, Piet Retief (Morning Program).

Ehlanzeni- Bushbuckridge (Morning Program).

The third league will take place on the 9th of May 2015 and the venues are:

Nkangala- Delmas Country Lodge, Delmas (Morning Program)

Gert Sibande- Sasol Athletic club, Secunda  (Morning Program)

Ehlanzeni- No league.

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.

The contact details for each area are as follows:

Ngangala:        Mari- 0832332677

Gert Sibande:  Michael- 0823360662

Ehlanzeni:        Boikie-  0829771665

You are welcome to contact me anytime at 0836308729.

I hope all of you will keep fit and healthy for all the leagues.

Yours in athletics

THEUNS LUUS

CHAIRMAN:  CROSS COUNTRY COMMISSION

083 630 8729

News Letter 2 – 2015

News Letter 2 – 2015

March 2015
Good day all Cross Country friends

We are move now closer to the start of the season and it is clear that everyone look forward to a great 2015 season.

Firstly I want to encourage all athletes to join a club. This will make it cheaper for athletes who is 13 years and older who need to buy a number but most important is it gives you identity. The only way to get a race number is by joining an affiliated club. There should be a club in your region and if you can’t find a club close to you, please contact the office who will be willing to help you.

The first league will start on the 18th of April 2015 and the venues will be:

Ngangala- No league

Gert Sebandi- No league

Ehlanzeni- Lydenburg High School (Morning Program). This will be a development league.

The second league in Nkangala is currently pending. It is a planned development league but we are still trying to finalise a venue. I will inform you on newsletter 3.

The third league will take place on the 2nd of May 2015 and the venues are:

Nkangala- Hockey Farm: Emalahleni (Witbank) (Morning Program)

Gert Sebandi- Piet Retief , (Morning Program)

Ehlanzeni- Great East, Bushbuck Ridge, (Morning Program)

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.

The contact details for each area are as follow:

Ngangala: Mari- 0832332677

Gert Sebandi: Michael- 0823360662

Ehlanzeni: Boikie- 0829771665

You are welcome to contact me anytime at 0836308729.

See the Criteria, the programs as well as the fixtures for 2015. Please make sure you are reading the criteria well and that there will be no misunderstanding at the championships when we select the team for the SA

Championships

It will be great to see all the old as well as the new faces. Make sure you prepare well and make sure we keep ourselves away from any sickness.

Yours in athletics

THEUNS LUUS
CHAIRMAN: CROSS COUNTRY COMMISSION
083 630 8729

News Letter 3 – 2015

News Letter 3/2015

11th April 2015

Good day all Cross Country friends

NEWS LETTER 3/2015

We are now at the end of the school holiday and I hope everyone who took a couple of days rest, is ready for the 2015 cross country season that will officially start now. Take note, the league at Secunda Stadium is added to league 1 in Gert Sibande.

The first league will start on the 18th of April 2015 and the venues will be:

Ngangala- No league

Gert Sibande- Secunda Stadium, Secunda (Morning Program).

Ehlanzeni- Lydenburg High School (Morning Program). This will be a development league.
The second league will take place on the 2nd of May 2015 and the venues are:

Nkangala- Hockey Farm: Emalahleni (Witbank) (Morning Program)

Gert Sibande- Piet Retief , (Morning Program)

Ehlanzeni- Great East, Bushbuck Ridge, (Morning Program)

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.

The contact details for each area are as follow:

Ngangala: Mari- 0832332677

Gert Sibande: Michael- 0823360662

Ehlanzeni: Boikie- 0829771665

You are welcome to contact me anytime at 0836308729.

Please take note of the following changes from the previous letter:

Fixture list which is corrected for 2015.

League 1 at Gert Sibande – Secunda Stadium.

I want to ask every athlete to prepare a certified document of their birth certificate, ID card or ID Book. Make sure there is an original photo on your copied document and that the police stamp is over the photo on the document. ( Example attached ).

No athlete will be selected for the Interprovincial team without a certified document.

I understand there is the Loskop Marathon this coming Saturday but for the athletes who is not running the Loskop Marathon or half marathon, please support the first leagues of 2015.

Yours in athletics

THEUNS LUUS

CHAIRMAN: CROSS COUNTRY COMMISSION
083 630 8729

News Letter 8 – 2015

News Letter 8 – 2015

18th of May 2015

Good day all Cross Country friends

A successful event took place in all three areas and we could select a strong team for the Interprovincial Championships that will take place at Merensky High School at Tzaneen.

Thank you very much for each athlete and supporter who let it took place in good spirit. It was great to see from above how all the athletes really tried their best to run on the track. For those who run for their first time, welcome to the competition where you can compete against other athletes and yourself.

I had a few requests from people to know what happen if you are not select to the team.

Please, the team was selected for this specific event at Merensky High School and after this we will start again to prepare for the Mpumalanga Championships in August. The most important thing to remember is to make sure you reach the minimum criteria of 4 leagues to ensure you can take part in the Mpumalanga Championships.

I want to ask every athlete to make sure they are preparing themselves for the event of 6 June 2015. The competition will be strong and as we did over the last three years, we can end up in the first three on the podium.

I forgot to add the telephone number of Mpumalanga Embroideries on the form to order your running attire. There will be no track suites available. If you do not want to order any running attire, you are welcome to use your club or school running attire.

You only have time until Thursday, 21 May 2015 to order your attire from Mpumalanga Embroideries and it is for your own cost. Their telephone number is 013-2826686.

Also, each athlete who was selected for the team received an acknowledgement form that was supposed to be handed in last Saturday at the event. Transport will only be available if it was indicate so.

The next league will take place on the 23rd of May 2015 and the venues will be:

Nkangala- Cambridge, Hockey Farm (Morning Program)

Gert Sibande- Ligbron High School, Ermelo (Morning Program).

Ehlanzeni- Mbombela Stadium at Hall’s Sports Ground (Afternoon Program). Tiaan is available on 082 731 3734.

TAKE NOTE, THE VENUE FOR LEAGUE 6 AT NKANGALA WHICH IS PRESENT BY CAMBRIDGE ACADEMY WILL TAKE PLACE AT HOCKEY FARM AND NOT AT CAMBRIDGE ACADEMY.

There is so far no league planned for the weekend of 29th of May 2015. The next event will then be the Interprovincial Championships that will take place on the 6th of June. All athletes of 30 years and older please make sure you use your age tags on the front and back of your running vest. More information will follow in the next newsletter.

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.

News Letter 11 – 2015

16th of June 2015

Good day all Cross Country friends

NEWS LETTER 11 /2015

The next league will take place on 20 June 2015 at the three different areas and the events will be as follows:

Nkangala- Machadodorp Primary Sportsground, Machadodorp (Morning Program). The physical address is Kerkst 1, Machadodorp.

Gert Sibande-Embanlenhle, Secunda (Morning Program).

Ehlanzeni- Baberton High School (Morning Program).

There will be a break during the school holiday and the first leagues in July will be forward two weeks before the next leagues dates that will take place on 18 July 2015.

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.

I ask every week to complete your sticker in full. There were a lot of stickers with missing information and the information was very unclear. It makes it very difficult when we complete the results. I will ask again to athletes of 13 years and older to add the permanent number or temporary license number on your sticker.

The contact details for each area are as follow:

Ngangala: Mari- 0832332677

Gert Sibande: Michael- 0823360662

Ehlanzeni: Boikie- 0829771665

You are welcome to contact me anytime at 0836308729.

To all of you, remember to qualify to participate in the Mpumalanga Championships, a minimum of 4 leagues are needed to take part on 15 August 2015. No excuses will accepted as there is enough leagues available to make up the minimum criteria of 4 leagues. Remember for those who participated in the Interprovincial championships, it will not count as one of the leagues.

Yours in athletics

THEUNS LUUS
CHAIRMAN: CROSS COUNTRY COMMISSION

083 630 8729

News Letter 10 – 2015

News Letter 10/2015

11th of June 2015

Good day all Cross Country friends

I attach the results of the Inter Provincial Cross Country event that took place at Merensky High School in Tzaneen on 6 June 2015. We would like to thank you for your support, despite the travelling and the early morning cold but at least we can say it turn out as a summer day. Each athlete enjoyed the day and I am very proud on each one of you who really done their best. To those who won a medal, congratulations to each of you. We would also like to thank Limpopo province and by name Phillip and his team for the wonderful event.

There were in total 1 375 athletes who took part:

Limpopo 530

Athletics Gauteng North

Mpumalanga 276

North West North 66

Vaal Triangle 8

We will take a break this coming weekend and I hope each of you will make use of the rest period.

The next league will take place on 20 June 2015 at the three different areas and the events will be as follows:

Nkangala- Machadodorp Primary Sportsground, Machadodorp (Morning Program). The physical address is Kerkst 1, Machadodorp.

Gert Sibande-Embanlenhle, Secunda (Morning Program).

Ehlanzeni- Gateway Christian School (Morning Program).

Take note, the entry fee for 2015 will be R20 and the temporarily licence for the athletes 13 years and older who is not member of an affiliated club is R25.
I ask every week to complete your sticker in full. There were a lot of stickers with missing information and the information was very unclear. It makes it very difficult when we complete the results. I will ask again to athletes of 13 years and older to add the permanent number or temporary license number on your sticker.

The contact details for each area are as follows:

Ngangala: Mari- 0832332677

Gert Sibande: Michael- 0823360662

Ehlanzeni: Boikie- 0829771665

You are welcome to contact me anytime at 083 630 8729.

To all of you, remember to qualify to participate in the Mpumalanga Championships, a minimum of 4 leagues are needed to take part on 15 August 2015. No excuses will accepted as there is enough leagues available to make up the minimum criteria of 4 leagues. Remember for those who participated in the Interprovincial championships, it will not count as one of the leagues.

Yours in athletics

THEUNS LUUS

CHAIRMAN: CROSS COUNTRY COMMISSION
083 630 8729

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