National champs are moved to 20/21 march ,the next yelow pages are 24th of march..So that gives everybody 2 days to travel from durban for next meeting .Two days doesn,t make sence seing that most of the athletes have rounds and the sprinters most of them will have heats etc in the 100 200 and relays..So in general i think the meeting on the 24th will be bellow standard due to tired athletes competing and tarveling over a period of 3 days.. Can,t this meet be moved..I,m sure the sponsor and the public would love to see some good results and not below par results due to tired athletes.
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Keep track of 2010
- Updated: January 20, 2010
The updated South African athletics calendar for 2010 has been released and features a total of six Yellow Pages Series meetings as well as the national junior and senior championships.
In addition the season will include the USSA SA Student Championships in Potchefstroom.
This year will see three of the meetings taking place before the Yellow Pages SA Senior Track and Field Championships in Durban and three afterwards.
The series starts on 19 February in Port Elizabeth, with the second meeting in Durban on 26 February, and the third in Potchefstroom on 4 March.
In a change from previous formats, some of the track and field meetings will take place mid-week; the first in Potchefstroom on Tuesday, 4 March. The Yellow Pages SA Senior Championships follow on 19 & 20 March.
The last three Yellow Pages Series meetings will be held on Wednesday, 24 March at the University of Johannesburg (UJ); Tuesday, 30 March in Stellenbosch and on Tuesday, 6 April in Tshwane.
The revised calendar for 2010
Yellow Pages Series — 2010
February 19: Yellow Pages I, Port Elizabeth
February 26: Yellow Pages II, Durban
March 4: Yellow Pages III, Potchestroom
Mar 19-20: Yellow Pages national senior championships, Durban
March 24: Yellow Pages IV, Johannesburg
March 30: Yellow Pages V, Stellenbosch
April 6: Yellow Pages Final, Tshwane
Other important dates on the calendar
Jan 30: ASA cross-country trials, Potchefstroom
February 12-13: Provincial senior track and field championships
March 12/13/14: Provincial youth/under-23 track and field championships
March 12/14: IAAF world indoor championships, Doha, Qatar
March 25/26/27: SA schools championships, Sasolburg
Mar 28: IAAF World Cross-country championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland
April 9-10: Yellow Pages SA youth/junior/under-23 championships, Johannesburg
April 16-17: SA students championship, Potchefstroom
May 15-16: IAAF World Race Walking Cup, Chihuahua, Mexico
June 20-25: IAAF World Junior Championships, Moncton, Canada
July 24: ASA Half-marathon Championships, Port Elizabeth
July 28-Aug 8: 17th CAA Africa Senior Track and Field Championships, Nairobi, Kenya
August 14-26: First Youth Olympics, Singapore
August 21: ASA 10km championships, Stellenbosch
September 11: SA Cross-country championships, Tshwane
September 26: Cape Town Marathon and SA Marathon championships
October 3-4: 19th Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, India
October 16: 19th IAAF World half-marathon championships, Nanning China
November 07: Soweto Marathon, Soweto
I agree with "student Says"...the majority of SA athletes are students, scheduling races on Friday was initially a problem but now you add mid-week fixtures where is the reasoning in that? We might well have had only three yellow pages meets than SA's, I forsee problems after SA's because of the hectic first semester schedule for athletes at academic institutions...the last three meets might be a flop...
I have a problem with the fixtures. FIrstly, as students, we have lectures during the week. That will make it impossible for us participate. Honestly, I will only participate up to the SA Champs. After that, I cant because my academic commitments.
Thanks for adding the Race-Walking World Cup. 17th CAA AFRICA Seniors is as follows: July 28 - Aug 8 NAIROBI, KENYA 17th CAA Africa Senior Track and Field Championships