The second meeting in the 2014 track & field spring series was held on Friday evening at Kingspark in Durban. The event was well attended and showed the interest in athletics in KZN. There were some very good performances with the boys 15 javelin the pick of the results. Jarryd Lombard threw a 61.29m to take the win, closely followed by Brendon Skinner with an equally impressive 59.35m in second place. We will definitely keep an eye on these two athletes as the new season gains momentum.
The next spring series event is scheduled for the 19th of September at Kingspark in Durban
Please note that the 2014 KZNA Primary Youth League only starts on Saturday the 6th of September at Kingspark in Durban. There are queries about a league scheduled for Saturday 23 August, but the only event happening on the 23rd is the KZNA cross-country champs.
The calendar of events, league rules, program and entry forms will be published on the website within the next few days. Schools and clubs are reminded that the primary youth league will only cater for age groups 7 – 13 years old. The 14/15 year old age group now forms part of the sub-youth (14/15), youth (16/17) & junior (18/19) league which runs from January to April. This change was ratified by Athletics South Africa in 2013.
For any enquiries about the primary youth league, please contact the KZNA office on 031 312 9374
The 2014 European track & field championship is currently underway in Zurich, Switzerland. The past few days have produced some scintillating athletics to watch for any athletics fan and supporter. There were many highlights thus far, but being women’s month we have selected three events of outstanding championship racing for you to enjoy.
Daphne Schippers from the Netherlands ran the fastest 200m in the world in 2014 during the 200m final for women. CLICK HERE to watch the 200m final.
Joe Pavey won the women 10 000m final. The amazing fact is that this women is 40 years old. CLICK HERE to watch Joe holding on to become the oldest athlete to win a gold medal at the European championship
Sifan Hassan won the 1500m medal outpacing Haregawi in a brilliant race all the way to the finish. CLICK HERE to watch Hassan coming from the back to win the 1500m race.
The second event in the 2014 KZNA spring series will be taking place on Friday evening the 23rd of August at Kingspark starting at 17H30. The first event was well supported by athletes and coaches. Although out of season it is a good tester for athletes to gauge progress and where they are before summer athletics start.
CLICK HERE to download the entry form
The first track & field spring series event was held at Kingspark on Friday the 8th of August. Although an off-season event, it was well supported by our athletes and KZNA would like to thank all the athletes, coaches, parents and teachers that support our events. The next spring series event is scheduled to take place on Friday the 22nd of August at Kingspark.