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South Africa’s top athletics provinces will be eyeing the R100┬á000 first prize up for grabs for the winning province in the two-leg new edition Yellow Pages Interprovincial Series 2011, which starts at the Germiston stadium near Johannesburg on Saturday.

By the time that the second leg of the new series has been completed at the Bellville stadium in the Western Cape on 16 April, there is no doubt that SA’ athletics fans will have been treated to a feast of top class athletics action.

With new 400 metres hurdles record-holder LJ van Zyl having his hand firmly on the R200 000 Yellow Pages Pot of Gold incentive for national senior records set during Yellow Pages sponsored events in the 2011 track and field season, the interprovincial meetings will produce the perfect platform at which other athletes will be striving to join Van Zyl in the sharing of the cash.

With each provincial team to comprise of 10 male and 10 female athletes, the IAAF Scoring Tables  (outdoor 2008 edition) will be used to calculate the points at the Yellow Pages Interprovincial Series 2011.

ÔÇ£Following an IAAF world championship A standard qualifying throw in the javelin by Robert Oosthuizen at the opening Yellow Pages Series in Potchefstroom, a national senior best by LJ van Zyl in the 400m hurdles in Tshwane and a sub-four minute mile win by Ruben Ramolefi in the third Yellow Pages Series meeting in Bellville, there is no doubt that the athletes are really coming to the party to create action-packed Yellow Pages athletics for the fans,ÔÇØ said Lionel Smith, GM: Marketing of Trudon (publishers of Yellow Pages).

ÔÇ£As a sponsor, we are delighted to be a part of the two-leg Yellow Pages Interprovincial Series 2011, which will allow our athletics stars to strive for glory in the colours of their respective provinces and we look forward to witnessing which province will be looked at as the No 1 athletics province in SA.ÔÇØ

Tickets for the Yellow Pages Interprovincial Series will be R20 and they can be purchased at the stadium gates which open at 11am. The first 700 fans to enter the venues will each receive a complimentary Yellow Pages sporty hat.

Yellow Pages Interprovincial Series action apart, other events on the calendar this season include the Yellow Pages SA Junior and Youth Championships in Germiston on Saturday, 2 April and Sunday, 3 April, the Yellow Pages SA Senior Championships in Durban on Saturday, 9 April 9 and Sunday, 10 April and the Yellow Pages SA Students Championships  in Stellenbosch on Friday, 29 April and Saturday, 30 April.


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