Happy New Year from Central Athletics

Central Athletics Programme for January 2020

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Dear Members,

On behalf of Central Athletics, we would like to wish all our members, their family and friends a very happy and prosperous New Year.

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome back all our existing members, our many new members and prospective new members after the holidays.

We will be resuming official training from the Vredenhof Clubhouse at Groote Schuur High School off Keurboom Road in Newlands from Tuesday 7 January 2020 at 18:30.

Please note that new 2020 licences are already available. Your 2019 licences are still valid until the end of January. Click here for more details: http://www.centralathletics.co.za/index.php/club-gear-and-apparel/

On Sunday 26 January Central Athletics will be hosting our Annual Awards and Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Groote Schuur High School at our Vredenhof Clubhouse at 15:30 off Keurboom Road in Newlands.

Besides celebrating the excellent performances and brilliant achievement of our runners, we will also be electing a new executive committee to take our club forward into the sixth year of our existence.

We urge all members who feel they can contribute to avail themselves for the various portfolios on the exco.  A copy of the club’s constitution and details of the different roles can be found here: http://www.centralathletics.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Constitution_of_Central_Athletics_Club.pdf

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Races and activities for the month of January 2020:

  1. The Beachcomber 15km Road Race hosted by Stragglers Athletic Club will be taking place on Saturday 4 January 2020 starting at Strandfontein Pavilion at 06:30. Entries for this race can be taken on the day on the morning of the race.
  2. On Sunday 5 January the club will be hosting an LSD starting at Constantia Virgin Active Parking Area at 06:30 – It will be a two-hour easy run. Runners of all abilities are welcome.
  3. The Hohenort 15km Road race will start at the Alphen Centre in Constantia Main Road at 06:00 on Saturday 11 January.
  4. The first in the series of six official Two Oceans Marathon Training Runs will take place on Sunday 12 January. The Run hosted by Bo-Kaap, Walmers and Langa AC will start at Green Point Track in Cape Town. There will be options of 14km and 24km for the half marathon and ultra-marathon runners respectively. The route will be in the direction of Camps Bay and Twelve Apostles.
  5. The first of the Super League Trail Series takes place on Tuesday 14 January at the Kirstenbosch Gardens hosted by Wild Runner. There will be options of 16km, 10km and 6km starting at 19:00.
  6. Saturday 18 January – Western Province Athletics (WPA) League 1 takes place at Green Point Stadium at 08:00. Contact WPA Office 021 418 3232 for more details.
  7. The Bay to Bay 30km and 15km Road race takes place on Sunday 19 January 2020 starting at 05:30 at Maiden’s Cove, Camps Bay.
  8. Friday 24 January 2020 WPA Multi-Events & Little Athletics at the Parow Track starting at 16:00 tel 021 418 3232 events@wpathletics.co.za
  9. Saturday 25 January 2020 – STBB Red Hill Marathon and 36km Classic at the Silberglades Sport Complex in Fish Hoek at 05:30 hosted by Fish Hoek AC contact: Marieta Stevens 073 470 4444 race@fishhoekac.com
  10. Sunday 26 January Central Athletics Annual Awards and AGM at Groote Schuur High School Vredenhof Clubhouse at 15:30.
  11. Wednesday 29 January – Curro Brackenfell 10km Challenge  Meridian Pinehurst, Uitzicht            starting at 18:40 hosted by Brackenfell AC    Contact Leon Visser on 072 222 6843 and email- letries@yahoo.com
  12. Saturday 1 February Spartan Harriers Firgrove Challenge with Discovery Vitality 21.1km starts at the Academy for Mathematics Science & Technology, Tokai at 06:00. Hosted bySpartan Harriers AC. Contactr Michael Adams 083 296 5953 email: adams@capetown.gov.za
  13. Sunday 2 February 2020- Trail Series Super League 2 – Lebanon Forest starting at 06:30 – distances 25km, 15km, 8km – Wild Runner – 072 438 3242; email info@wildrunner.co.za
  14. Sunday 2 February – Two Oceans Training Run 2 hosted by Ommiedraai AC, Old Mutual AC and Gugulethu AC from Rosmead Sports Complex. Distances 15km and 25km strating at 05:30 and 06:30.

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Unveiling of Title Sponsor and Official Launch of the Central Athletics 10km Challenge.

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Dear Members,

We have some exciting news to share!

We would hereby like to invite all Central Members including their families, friends and runners from other clubs to the:

Unveiling of our Title Sponsor and Official Launch of this year’s Central Athletics 10km Challenge.

WHERE: Newlands Cricket Stadium, Gate 23, 146 Campground Road, Newlands

WHEN: Thursday, 1 March 2018

TIME: 18:00

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RUNNING OF NEW 10KM RACE ROUTE: 18:30

Besides the unveiling our Official Title Sponsor for the Central Athletics 10km Challenge for 2018, PowerAde will also be having an Activation, where free PowerAde will be distributed to all members who attend the launch and Thursday Nights’ Training Session.
We will also be running the exciting new revised 10km route starting at Newlands Cricket Stadium starting at 18:30 on Thursday.

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We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who participated and supported both the Cango Half and Full marathons, as well as the Old Mutual 10km on Saturday.

The weather conditions were particularly conducive to fast times in Oudtshoorn and many enjoyed PBs for breakfast once again.

Well done everyone on all their achievements.

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Please find attached this week’s race flyers and programme for the week below:

Monday 26th February : Rest – Optional gym, strengthening, and conditioning.

Tuesday 27th February:

Option 1: Training at Newlands Cricket Stadium – Starting at 06:30, Hilly Run, hill repeats. Runners of all abilities will be catered for.
Beginners Group: Farieda Williams
Pace Group: to 8 mins per km – Nizaam Isaacs, Saiedien Milward and Zulfah Sulaiman
Pace Group: 06:00 min to 06:30 mins per km – Anwar Luckan and Faldie Raciet
Pace Group: 05:00 to 05:30 minutes per km – Weshaam Keraan, Shameel Davids, Shafiq Sydow
Pace Group: 04:30 to 05:00 minutes per km – Yousseff Kanouni, Seraj Toefy

Option 2: False Bay Nature Reserve -parking at the entrance starting at 18:15 – Beginners Group – Contact Shanaaz Petersen on Cell: 0722852609; Intermediate: Razaan Kamaldien: 0826748480; Advanced: Roli Murovhi: 0781343025
Option 3: Mandela Park Stadium, Khayelitsha at 17: 30 with coach Maxwell Godloza cell: 0604575145 – Runners of all abilities are welcome.
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Wednesday 28th February:

Optional gym, strengthening, and conditioning
Optional: Mandela Park Stadium, Khayelitsha at 17: 30 with coach Maxwell Godloza cell: 0604575145 – Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Thursday 1st March :

POWERADE will be having an activation station from 18h00 till the end of training. We will be using this session as a our race launch on the evening with some media present.
Please feel to bring along all your friends and your family as well members of other clubs as we will be doing our exciting new official 10km race route for 2018.
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Friday 2nd March:

Rest – Optional gym, strengthening, and conditioning.
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Saturday 3rd March :

Option 1: 5km Park Run – click here for more info http://www.parkrun.co.za/events/ (optional for beginners)
Option 2 : Century City 10km Express

Sunday 4th March :

Option 1 : Tygerberg 30km Run (Flyer attached)
Option 2: There will be a group running Ou Kaapse Weg, Chapmans Peak and Constantia, contact Gesant Ryklief
Rest – Optional gym, strengthening, and conditioning.
Regards
Team Central

Central 10km Rooute Map 2018
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Central Athletics License and Registration for 2018

Dear Members

Please be advised that 2018 Licenses are now available for purchase.

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Your current (2017) license is still valid up until 31st January 2018, thereafter your 2018 license needs to be visible at the next race you participate in.

Please see the following breakdown of fees for 2018:

Rates for 2018 Membership Fee WPA License Fee Total
Main Member R200 R140 R340
Junior member R20 R30 R50

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Family discount  
2nd Member R180
3rd / 4th or more members R150 each

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The process for ordering your WPA license is as follows:

Step 1 : Make an EFT payment into Central Athletics bank account, Reference : Name Surname + Lic & Reg

Step 2 : Print the POP that was emailed to Central Athletics upon making the payment

Step 3 : Bring along your POP as proof of payment and a number will be assigned to you for 2018

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Club banking details:

Central Athletics, Nedbank, Cheque Account number 1071809725, branch code 198765. Reference = Name Surname + Reg/Lic.

Email proof of payment to centralathleticsclub@gmail.com

Please note that cash payments can also be arranged, but EFT is preferred.

If there is no POP, unfortunately, the license will not be issued until this is presented.

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Collection of numbers:

Please collect numbers 30min prior training on either a Tuesday or Thursday. If the member is unable to collect at training, please arrange for collection with Nurjehan 082 3047764

Unfortunately, no licenses will be issued to members on any race day.

We thank you in advance and wish you all successful 2018.

Kind regards

From the Central Team

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Central Athletics Graduation and programme for the week

Dear members

Congratulations to all the Central Beginners in successfully completing their 12-week program!

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It was indeed a great achievement for our beginners to graduate to their first 10km race at yesterday’s Ommiedraai Race in Kenilworth. Thank you to all the coaches who selflessly gave of their time in assisting these new members in reaching their goals.

Well done and congratulations to all members who took part in both the 5km & 10km race on Sunday.

Thank you to everyone for the support, for the wonderful treats at the gazebo and for once again maintaining the true CENTRAL FAMILY SPIRIT.

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The beginners will now work towards their new goal of finishing their first 15 km at the Stragglers Beachcomber 15km on 2 December 2017.

We will be launching a new 12-week Beginners Programme next week with the graduation Race being the RCS Gugs Reconciliation race on 16 December 2017. 

Watch this space for more details on this exciting new venture.

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Program for the week ending Sunday 29 Oct 2017

Monday 23 October: Rest – Optional gym, strengthening and conditioning

Tuesday 24 October: Training at Newlands Cricket stadium starting at 06:30 , 8km hilly run

Wednesday 25 October: Optional gym, strengthening and conditioning

Thursday 26 October: Training at Newlands Cricket stadium starting at 06:30 –  8km  to 10 km tempo run

Friday 27 October: Rest – Optional gym, strengthening and conditioning

Saturday 28 October: Elsies River Athletic Club 10km League race, starts at 6:45

This is the final WPA League race for the year and we would like to encourage all our members to support this race.

Sunday 29 October: Chappies Challenge

Half-marathon 21km  starts at 06:30 and 10km starts at  07:15 – Hout Bay AC- Hout Bay (Start – Beach & Finish – Kronendal Primary School) –

Contact Richard Sutton on cell: 082 643 6186 or email: info@chappieschallenge.co.za and www.chappieschallenge.co.zaElsies River 15km 2017

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Central Athletics Programme for the week ending 4 September

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Monday 29 August: Rest – Optional gym Strengthening and Conditioning.

Tuesday 30 August: 8 km (hilly run, hill repeats) 8 km from Newlands Cricket Stadium at 18:30 – Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
Optional – 04:30 morning run from Sniper Security in Kromboom Road Rondebosch

Wednesday 31 August: Optional – 12 km easy at 6:00 min/km –start time – 04:30 from Sniper Security in Kromboom Road Rondebosch

Thursday 1 September: 8 km (speed, track, fartlek, tempo) from Newlands Cricket Stadium at 18:30 – Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Optional – 04:30 morning run from Sniper Security in Kromboom Road Rondebosch

Friday 2 September:
Rest – Optional gym Strengthening and Conditioning.

Saturday 3 September:

Option 1 Rondebosch Common Parkrun takes place every Saturday at 8:00am – Other Parkruns nearby Constantia Greenbelt (6.6km), Century City (8.4km), Greenpoint (9km), Bellville (15.7km), Big Bay (18.7km), Fish Hoek (19.5km), Durbanville (21.8km)

Option 2 – Medihelp Tekkie Challenge 10km organised by Cape Multi Sport- Kuilsrivier – Jan Kriel School Kuilsriver – Start 07:30. Contact Susan De Wet at susandw@mweb.co.za or cell 082 785 7770

Option 3 – Riebeek-Kasteel Half Marathon & 10 km (Boland Race) – Riebeek-Kasteel Church Hall Distance: 21km; 10km; 5km – Starting Time: 21km = 07:30; 10km = 08:00; 5km Fun Run = 08:15 Contact Anneke Mouton cell: 082-4953234

Sunday 4 September: ARD 3 Vlei 10 km
Fairmount High School, Klip Rd, Gassy Park – start at 07:00 Contact Secretary 072 122 4002 or email: secretary.ardac@gmail.com

Central Athletics breakfast 10:00 to 12:00 after ARD Prize Giving at home of our Chairperson Adnaan Mohamed – 4 Tahir Close off Fayker Road opp SPCA in Grassy Park.

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Central Athletics Programme for the Week 25 April to 2 May 2016

Programme for the Week 25 April to 2 May 2016

Monday 25 April : Rest and Recovery

Tuesday 26 April :

Morning run : starting at Sniper in Kromboom Road at 04:30 sharp.Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Evening run : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Wednesday 27 April : Nantes

Freedom to Run/Walk: 5km Fun Run & 10km road race

Start Times : – 07:15am(5km), 7:00am(10km)
Cost: – R20(5km), R40(10km) Licensed only
Entries accepted on Tuesday 26 April between 17:00 and 20:00, and on the morning of the race from 05:15                                                            The race start/finish and registration are all at the Vangate Sports Complex, next to Vangate Mall.

 

 

 

Thursday 28 April:

Morning run : starting at Sniper in Kromboom Road at 04:30 sharp.Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Evening run : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Friday 29 April: Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Saturday 30 April :Cross Country

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Start Times : – between 11:00 and 15:30 with various starts for all categories and distances, perfect opportunity for kids to make that start with athletics and for adults to get into a some off road running. Distances vary from 1km to 10km in a looped course.
Starting at Pollsmoor Prison Tokai. 

Optional – Starting at 8am – 5km Park Run at Rondebosch Common, Green Point Park, Constantia Green belt and many other venues. Please visit the website http://www.parkrun.co.za  to register and for more info.

 

 

Sunday 1 May :

LSD TBC

Monday 2 May :

UCT : 10km Memorial Run UCT

Start Times : – 7:00am(10km)
Cost: – R40(10km) Licensed
Entries accepted on the day from 05:00. The race starts are at Middle Campus UCT

Safari : 5km fun Run, 10km Run/Walk, 21.1km run

Start Times : – 09:00am(5km), 9:30am(10km), 07:10 (21.1km)
This is a Pre-Entry Only race,  The race starts are : 5km & 10km at General Hertzog Boulevard and the 21.1 km at Willem Basson boulevard

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Central Athletics Programme for the Week 18 April to 24 April 2016

Dear Members,

Well done to all who participated in the respective Leapfrog 21.1km and Spar Ladies 10km Challenge.13000219_10154183721618487_7356044452302553807_n

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Find below the program this week :

Monday 18 April : Rest and Recovery

Tuesday 19 April : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Wednesday 20 April : – Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Option 2 : Time Trial, starting PROMPTLY at 6:00pm at Rondebosch Common. There are 2 options, the 2,5km and 5km trial. You must however register to receive a number in order to record your time. So please try and arrive 10min earlier. This will be additional training/conditioning in order to improve your race times.

Thursday 21 April: Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.

Friday 22 April: Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Saturday 23 April :

Weskus Marathon: 5km Fun Run, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km road race

Start Times : – 08:30(5km), 7:30am(10km), 7:15am(21.1km) and 7:00(42.2km)
Cost: – R20(5km), R40(10km), R70(21.1km) and R135(42.2km) Licensed only
Late Entries are only accepted on race day for the 5km and 10km runs at Langebaan Country Estate, all distances start from the LCE, except for the Marathon runners, which start from Tzaarsbank (buses to transport runners to marathon start on race day)

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Optional – Starting at 8am – 5km Park Run at Rondebosch Common, Green Point Park, Constantia Green belt and many other venues. Please visit the website http://www.parkrun.co.za  to register and for more info.

Sunday 17 April:

LSD TBC

 

Central Athletics Programme for the Week

Dear Runners,

Well done to all who participated in the various races/runs over the weekend.

Please note that this weeks Thursday training session has moved to the Rose Garden at UCT Middle Campus, as the stadium might be out of bounds. In addition if you haven’t renewed your 2016 license, you can do so now as we received additional licenses last week.

Happy running week ahead!

Central Athletics Programme for the Week

 

Monday 8 February: Rest and Recovery

Tuesday 9 February: Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.

Wednesday 10 February: – (Option 1 – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Option 2 : Time Trial, starting PROMPTLY at 6:00pm at Rondebosch Common. There are 2 options, the 2,5km and 5km trial. You must however register to receive a number in order to record your time. So please try and arrive 10min earlier. This will be additional training/conditioning in order to improve your race times.

Thursday 11 February : Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Rose Garden Parking,  UCT Middle Campus, Parking area at Subway below M3.

Friday 12 February: Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Saturday 13 February: Optional – Starting at 8am – 5km Park Run at Rondebosch Common, Green Point Park, Constantia Green belt and many other venues. Please visit the website http://www.parkrun.co.za to register and for more info.

Option 2 : Club LSD, details to be confirmed.

Sunday 14 February: Tygerberg 30KM (League Race)

Starting time: : 06:00 Tygerberg 30KM

Cost : Lic R80 / UnLic R115

Pre-entries accepted day before race (13 Feb) from 12:00 to 17:00 or

on race day (14 Feb) from 04:30 to 06:00

Starting from : Parow Athletic Track, De Grendel Rd, Parow North.

 

Littering on road running events #RunClean

Running has gained astounding popularity over the last few years. What was once thought of as a sport only for the fast, fit and trim, has turned out to be the ideal sport of choice for all shapes and sizes. Many who used to watch the Comrades Ultra Marathon on television for decades for entertainment only, are today running it and becoming local heroes and an inspiration to many. And why not? All you need are a pair of running shoes.

Running events, being it road running, trail running or triathlons have significantly increased in the size of its participants. The industry is booming and are catering for all. Take the Two Oceans Half Marathon for example, within hours, all its entries were taken. Furthermore, qualifying times, and cut-off times for many races have increased to cater for the general population. In Cape Town, you have the luxury of choosing between no less than two road running events and one trail running event the same weekend. There is therefore something for everyone if you are willing to lace-up and go.

With running comes perspiration and the obvious thirst. Road race organisers and event managers therefore have to ensure that there are enough refreshment stations on the route, especially for longer events held in summer, where many partake in ultra-events, marathons, and half marathons. This is where the issue of litter inevitably comes to play. It is all well that you have a well-stocked refreshment station, and waste bins in its vicinity, but if runners collect the sachets and dump it along the route, making its way to drains and streams, not only are they polluting the environment, which can cause serious irreversible damage, but at the same time, the actions of a few brings about a negative image of organised road running events. What has now become the trend in organised trail running, is that either you run with your own hydration pack, or you drink out of cups at the various refreshment stations.

Modern Athlete embarked on a #RunClean campaign where runners are reminded and encouraged to stay clear from littering on the race routes. This is an admirable initiative, especially seeing that at least in Cape Town, road races makes its way through almost every suburb. From an environmental legal point of view, should our runners not run clean, regulations may be put in place where water sachets would not be distributed on road races. Runners should then carry their own water, or drink out of cups. This would have a detrimental effect on race times as many runners need to “grab and go” to run good times. Therefore, the next time you lace-up and chase that personal best, remember, #RunClean. See you on the road.

 

Muhammad Abduroaf

(Western Province Athletic – Disciplinary Committee Chairperson)

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Programme for the week | Monday 9 November to Sunday 15 November

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Dear Runners

Central Athletics Programme for the week (Monday 9 November to Sunday 15 November 2015)

 

Monday 9 November – Rest and Recovery

Tuesday 10 November: Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.

Wednesday 11 November: Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

IMPORT NOTICE:

GENERAL ENTRIES FOR THE TWO OCEANS 21KM (2016) OPENS AT 10:00am ONLINE at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za PLEASE CREATE/ UPDATE YOUR PROFILE ON THE WEBSITE PRIOR TO THE TIME.

Thursday 12 November: Starting PROMPTLY at 6:30pm at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.

Friday 13 November: Rest and Recovery (Optional – Gym strengthening and conditioning)

Saturday 14 November:

Option for Beginners (8am) – 5km Park Run at Rondebosch Common, Green Point Park, Constantia Green belt and many other venues. Please visit the website www.parkrun.co.za to register and for more info.

Vital Winelands Run (Comrades Qualifier)

Start timesWinelands flyer

42.2km – 05:30

21.1km – 05:50

10km – 06:00

5km – 06:35

 

Eikestad Primary School, Stellenbosch. This is a pre-entry event , only 5km fun run entries allowed on the day (R15 entry for licensed and unlicensed runners)

Sunday 15 November:

NO LSD in light of Winelands race. Please be reminded that a General Meeting of Central Athletics will be held on Sunday 15 November 2015 at 15:00 at Newlands Cricket Stadium, 146 Camp Ground Road, Newlands.