Cross Country – News letter 1 of 2016

Good day all Cross Country Friends

We are busy getting everything in place to make sure 2016 will run smooth and the Cross Country Commission is ready for the first league.  As in the past I would like to bring a few things under your attention.  I want to ask you to get all the necessary administration requests in place.  Failure to do so will definetly affect the athlete negatively at the end of the day.

The fixture list, as it is currently, is available 2016 Cross Country fixtures – 17 March 2016 .  The programs have been included.  All the Ehlanzeni leagues will be morning leagues (Morning Program).  Please look out for the newsletters which will indicate which of the Nkangala and Gert Sibande leagues will take place in the morning and which will be in the afternoons (Afternoon Program).

Here are a few things all athletes need to know:

  1. All athletes must complete a registration form this year.  The form and a certified birth certificate or ID document must be submitted, on the latest, at the third league.   NB:  You will not be taken into consideration for the Mpumalanga team for the Interprovincial championships if we do not have your registration form and birth certificate/ID. (Click here for the form Registration Form)
  2. The Criteria 2016 is available.  Please read through it carefully and make sure you follow the rules.
  3. Make sure you conform to the criteria for selection if you want to be considered for selection into the Mpumalanga team.
  4. Athletes who are not take up in the Mpumalanga team for the Interprovincial championships, can use the Interprovincial championships as an extra league.  We can allow it this year since we will be hosting this event in Mpumalanga.
  5. Very important – Athletes in the age group 5 years to 29 years:  You must use the year in which you were born to determine which age group you will be participating in.  For athletes aged 30 years and older, you have to work on your age on race day.  If you are not sure, please ask.
  6. IMPORTANT WARNING:  Before the season starts we need to remind all athletes to run with their own numbers.  Do not use another athlete’s running number.  Unfortunately there were athletes who did not comply with this.  Penalty is suspension for a period to be determined by the Disciplinary Committee.  If you forgot or lost your pemantent license, it will be better to buy a temporary license number.

Yours in running



MARCH 2016 – Events

Date Race  Venue Contact person
02/3/16 Eskom Spur Night Race

Eskom Spur Raceflyer 2 March 2016

 Misty Creek Spur, Ben Fleur, Witbank Paul Bester – 082 966 7767 Eskom Spur  Raceflyer 2 March 2016 - 1
05/3/16 Uniwisp Fast 3-in-1  Mbombela Stadium Winnie Uys – 082 410 0170 Uniwisp 1
05/3/16 Buffalo Gorge Trail Run

Buffalo Gorge Flyer

 Buffalo Gorge Ryk Diepraam – 083 528 9586 Buffalo Gorge Series
05/3/16 AMPU & MUSSA Championship

5 March 2016 – Secunda – Program

 Secunda Stadium Estelle Opperman (AMPU) – 082 923 4876 & DP Badenhorst (MUSSA) – 083 256 9806 TRACK & FIELD:ALL athletes 15 years and older are welcome to participate.  High School athletes who did not go through to MUSSA, are welcome to come and participate.  AMPU is also selecting a team for the SA’s at this event.
09/3/16 Hoogenhout High School Race


 Hoogenhout High School, Bethal Bettie Longland – 083 321 4057 Hoogenhout1
12/3/16 PWC Kosmos 3-in-1  Lake Umuzi Waterfront, Secunda Race officer – 076 285 8581
16/3/16 Coaldust Night Race

Coaldust Night Race 2016

 Panorama Primary, Witbank Abie Smit – 082 341 0998 Coaldust Night Race
19/3/16 York Longtom Marathon  Sabie Odette van Staden – 083 678 3937
21/3/16 Goldi Standerton  Standerton Heidi vd Merwe – 072 391 0722
23/3/16 Elkana Night Race

Elkana Night Race 2016

 Alkana School, Witbank Abie Smit – 082 341 0998 Elkana night race


Once Results are available, it will be placed on the results page.

Please check regularly.

JANUARY 2016 – Events

The following races are scheduled for the rest of January:

Please go to Calender to obtain the contact details or download the available flyers, below.

20 January  – Klipfontein Night Race – Laerskool Klipfontein Glow run Flyer

23 January – Shanduka 5-in-1 (NOW GLENCORE 5-in-1)  Shanduka Flyer 2016 2

27 January – Van Wettens Night Race – Nedbank LVCC

27 January – Ferrochrome Night Race – Flyer Ferrochrome 2016

30 January – Volksrust 5-in-1  – Volksrust marathon (IMPORTANT:  PRE-ENTRY ONLY)

Klipfontein page 1 SHANDUKA 5 IN 1 -2016 A SHANDUKA 5 IN 1 - 2016 B FerrochromeVolksrust 2 Volksrust 1



Races for rest of October

     Please note that the following races are left for October:

     21 October 2015 – Kutting Mpumalanga- 4,9km & 10km

     24 October 2015 – The 4-in-1 Mbombela race – 2,5km/4,9km/10km/21,1km

     28 October 2015 – Koedoekop Night race – 4,9km & 10km – Middelburg

     31 October 2015 – Elkana Pay per kay – Emalahleni

     Visit our website for more details.  Or download the following flyers:











Mbombela 4-in-1 optimised

 KOEDOEKOP NIGHT RACE Compatibility Mode

Koedoekop optomised

Elkana Pay per Kay – 31 October

Elkana Pay per Kay

September 2015 Races

This gallery contains 1 photo.

SECUNDA MARATHON CLUBPlease take note of the following races for September:

05 September                   ALZU (Flyer attached)

05 September                   Om-die-dammetjies (CANCELLED)

09 September                   Eskom Nite 4,9km & 10km (CANCELLED)

12 September                   SA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

16 September                   Nashua Kanonkop 4,9km & 10km

19 September                   Sabie Shufflers 2-in-1 (CANCELLED)

23 September                   SATS Night Race (Glow Run)

26 September                   Boulders

30 September                   Maximed Night race

Browse our News page for details of all upcoming races published on our website.

Also attached you will find the flyer for the Embalenhle Butchery and Simunye Service Station 3-in-1.

Have a wonderfull September.

Download these following Document:

Embalenhle Butchery and Simunye Service Station 3 in 1 race flyer 10 October 2015

Embalenhle Butchery and Simunye Service Station 3 in 1 race flyer 10 October 2015







Important information to all Ampu licenced club Members

If an AMPU licenced club member want to be considered for the 2016 SA 42.2 team

they need to participate at the Kaapsehoop 42.2km 7 November 2015

The qualifying times are as follows:


Seniors      2:30

40+             2:40

50+             2:50


Seniors      3:05

40+             3:15

50+             3:25


Comrades 2016  

Attention all Chairman of each Mpumalanga affiliated Club

Mpumalanga Athletics is going to sponsor a bus to Comrades 2016.

Only affiliated AMPU athletes who are entered for the Comrades 2016 is welcome to get on that bus.

Comrades entries opens on the 1 September 2015 and close on the 30 November 2015

Please complete the Control list attached and send the names to

A payment of R20 must be done by each athlete . The  list of names  and proof of payment must be send to us.

Reference for payment : C-surname and name

Bankdetails : Athletics Mpumalanga , NEDBANK branch code : 198765

                        Account number : 1594032289

DEADLINE is  the 1 December 2015. No considerations after this date will be done.

 Please do not send late reqeust, we need to finalised the size of the bus in advance.

Please explain to the runners, the sleeping arrangement is in the YMCA COMMUNITY HALL .


It is important that the person is entered for the 2016 Comrades

Please download the following document

Comrades bus 2016

Last Arrangements for SA’s

Good morning all Cross Country athletes, coaches  and parents.

Attached hereto is the final team list as submitted to ASA today.

Please take note of some final arrangements:

Unfortunately we have not received the R30 registration fee of all athletes as requested.  Athletes who have not paid the R30 registration fee yet, is indicated with the “N”. These athletes will have to pay their registration fee at the gate and get a wristband to gain entry.

If you paid your R30 but there is a “N” next to your name, please send your receipt number or proof of payment.

If you need transportation, please ensure that you return your acceptance form, indicating the town where you are located.  Final arrangements and pick up points will be sent through as soon as busses have been finalised.  SEND YOUR ACCEPTANCE FORM AND INDEMNITY FORM THROUGH TO THE OFFICE AT THE LATEST FRIDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2015,  12:00.  NO FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE CUTT-OFF TIME SO PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU SEND YOUR FORMS BEFORE THIS COMING FRIDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER AT 12:00.

Please ensure that you are at the stadium at least an hour before your event.

Due to strict access control, all athletes need to obtain their access bands at the entry for athletes (will be indicated).   Athletes who have not paid the R30 yet will be referred to the entry gate where they need to pay the R30 first.  Make sure that you put on your wristband and keep it on, important for access.

Spectators need to pay and enter at the main entrance.

Please report to the AMPU Gazebo where you will be able to get your numbers and Track suit.  Remember that you will need to report to the Control Room about 30 minutes prior to the event starting.

Remember that food will be sold throughout the day.

Athletes who entered as individuals must run in their school or club colours.

Please ensure that you arrive long ahead of time since it is a timeous process to get access, get your license number and clothes and through the Control Room.

Please do not be late for your event, there is NO MAKE UP EVENT IF YOU DID NOT SHOW UP FOR YOUR EVENT.  Ensure that you know what time your event is starting.

Enjoy the day and give it your best!!

Yours in Cross Country


Download the Following Documents:


Mpumalanga Team (3)

Indemnity forms



National Lotteries