Time-to-Run
  



FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion > South Africa > Pre-event
Home Forums Downloads Blogs
   
Time-to-Run on FacebookFollow TimetoRun on Twitter Running InformationUSA RunningRunning South AfricaRunning New ZealandRunning UKRunning CanadaRunning IrelandDeutsch LaufzeitRunning DenmarkSverige LöpningRunning FinlandTel Aviv Marathon Running Australia Running KenyaRunning EuropeRunning MaltaRunning NamibiaDonate for Training Advice

Exciting hurdles showcase set for Pretoria


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20-04-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
TheEd
TheEd
 
TheEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
SA Exciting hurdles showcase set for Pretoria

Yellow Pages III will take place in Pretoria tonight (20 April) at the ABSA Tuks Stadium and with the right conditions some good performances could be on the cards for athletes looking for the A-qualifying standard. LJ van Zyl, the first athlete to have qualified for the Olympics, did it on 5 April at this exact venue and tonight others to compete could walk the same path.

Amongst the women Wenda Theron has come very close, but has not yet dipped under the 55.50sec Olympic Qualifying A-standard required in the 400m hurdles. Lehann Fourie could very well run the qualifying time but his participation in the 110m hurdles is subject to a doctor’s visit due to a minor injury niggle.

Wenda Theron once again narrowly missed the qualifying time (55.50sec) in Port Elizabeth in the women’s 400m hurdles as she clocked a personal best time of 55.79sec. Yellow Pages III will be another opportunity for Theron to dip under the A-standard time. She started the season with 57.74sec in Germiston (25 February) and have since improved her time at almost every following meeting.

The new SA Champion in the 110m hurdles, Junior Mkhatini will line-up in in Pretoria. Mkhatini became the first black athlete in South African history to win the 110m hurdles for men at the SA Senior Championships in Port Elizabeth on 14 April and is now ranked amongst the top senior athletes with 13.96sec. Lehann Fourie who is struggling with a minor muscle injury and missed the SA Senior Championships, has run a faster time (13.31sec) at the Florida Relays in Gainesville on 6 April with the assistance of a strong backwind (3.0m/sec).

Should Fourie line-up in the 110m hurdles tonight it could be a very exciting race, especially since Fourie is very capable of dipping under the 14sec mark and Mkhathini can produce in a competitive environment against each other. Fourie requires a 13.52sec clocking to achieve the Olympic Qualifying A-standard time. ”If I don’t run on Friday in Pretoria there are still a lot of good races left oversees for me,” said Fourie on Thursday.

Other athletes to run in this event are Antonio Alkana (WPA) with a best time this season of 14.04sec. Other Tuks athletes in the race are Werner Pretorius (best 14.11sec, Pretoria 17 March), Kobus Moolman (14.13sec, Germiston 31 March), Muntingh Hamman (14.21, PE 14 April) and Tshepo Lefete (14.59sec, PE, 14 April).

Neither LJ van Zyl nor Cornel Fredericks will compete in Pretoria in the 400m hurdles as both athletes have secured their spots in the team to compete at the Olympic Games in London later this year. This will leave the race open for Le Roux Hamman and Shaun van Wyk to claim victory, both running in front of their home crowd. The 20 year-old Hamman ran a personal best of 50.99sec in Germiston on 31 March when he won the u23 400m hurdles title. He also won the silver medal at the SA Championships.

The two times SA Champion in the women’s 100m hurdles Claudia Viljoen (Tuks) is the strongest athlete in the field with her best this season the 13.67sec clocked in Port Elizabeth on 14 April. Kyla Gilbert (CGA) will most likely be Viljoen’s strongest competition as her best this season is 13.81sec run in Germiston on 25 February. Teammate Erika Kleynhans and Maryke Brits from Boland will run along with Steffi van Wyk from Namibia.

Yellow Pages III will take place at the ABSA Tuks Stadium starting at 17:00 with the last event taking place at 21:05. Tickets are selling at R25 for adults and R15 for children via itickets.co.za. Tickets will also be available at the gate or telephonically on (086 1000 291).
TheEd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back  Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion > South Africa > Pre-event


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

»

» Recent Threads
coming off base phase/when to up the...
13-11-2012 09:21 AM
Last post by TheEd
18-04-2014 11:03 AM
390 Replies, 34,181 Views
In between programmes
04-04-2014 01:57 PM
by keith_w
Last post by TheEd
18-04-2014 10:59 AM
16 Replies, 358 Views
going for sub 40
22-05-2013 03:46 PM
by gjoko
Last post by TheEd
17-04-2014 04:54 PM
149 Replies, 14,983 Views
Started sub 45 for the first time
24-10-2013 01:30 PM
Last post by virtual runner
17-04-2014 03:51 PM
154 Replies, 11,666 Views
Improving 10k with regular training
04-02-2009 07:01 PM
by MMS
Last post by TheEd
17-04-2014 02:44 PM
765 Replies, 145,453 Views
Sub 17 min 5km race
17-04-2014 01:59 PM
by mark
Last post by TheEd
17-04-2014 02:43 PM
1 Replies, 83 Views
» Recent Blogs
Steve Jones Record
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
0 Replies, 162 Views
Rolling all the eggs into one basket
19-01-2014 02:43 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
19-01-2014 02:43 PM
0 Replies, 403 Views
Breaks, Plans and ABnating
15-11-2013 08:51 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
15-11-2013 08:51 PM
0 Replies, 849 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2008 - 2014 Time-to-Run All Rights Reserved