Once again AGN will send the largest team to the SA XC champs filling out the allowed spots by ASA of 18 per category. Leading out their team will be defending SA Trail Champion Precious Mashele, with former training partners Kgosi Tsosane, Vuyisile Tshoba, Bafana Dube and Collen Maluadzi also in the 10km team. SA u/23 silver medallist in the 1500m Michael Pienaar will also make his SA debut in the 10km. Maluadzi and Tsosane to attempt double up in the senior 4km as well. Also in this 4km team is 1:47 800m runners Jabolane Ncamane and George Kusche.

The women’s 4km however includes break out 1500m star of 2016 Stella Marais as well as former World Youth 1500m athlete Lizerie Ferreira. They will be joined by the ever so present Murendwa Davhana. Other ladies to look out for in the senior women 10km will be multiple national student participant Thembi Baloyi as well as road running queen Kataza Shipalana. Adelaide van Aswegen also worth a mention, the oldest member in the AGN team competing in the age 90 category.

Most notebly on the u/17 side is defending SA Champ Dais Malebane who obliterated the field at AGN champs in the 6km. Their Junior 8km field will be led by 10 000m specialist Kwanele Mthembu whereas the junior ladies sends a strong team which includes the Amon sisters, Seema sisters as well as Tshegafatso from Prestige College and former SA medallist Carla Venter. As always the veteran Shadrack Hoff finds himself in the team to go and defend his SA title as well. Living legend Enoch Skosana also included in the team under the Men 40 category. Oldest member included in the mens team is 85-year-old Frans Grobler.

AGN will also send a very strong u/15 duo which includes the two 800m stars Lee-Anne Blake and Keletso Senosi, these two have proven to be quite a formidable force on the cross-country track as well.

A massive team with a lot of depth.  Not only giving the best of the best a chance, but also those striving to one day be the best. AGN will certainly be heard and seen come 10 September.