document : THABA ‘NCHU 450 CROSS COUNTRY RACE CANCELLED


THABA ‘NCHU 450 CROSS COUNTRY RACE CANCELLED
information supplied by: Cross Country Commission (Media) 16 October 2014

THABA ‘NCHU 450 CROSS COUNTRY RACE CANCELLED

The Thaba ‘Nchu 450, the seventh and penultimate round of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, has been cancelled.

The event was scheduled to be run in the Free State town, in the shadow of the Lesotho mountains, for the third year on October 24 and 25.

Richard Schilling CEO of SANORA, which is responsible for the day to day running of the championship said after the completion of the route for the race, a number of problems with landowners in the region had been encountered.

“Under the circumstances and in view of time restraints, SANORA felt there was no other alternative but to cancel the race.”

Schilling added that the decision to cancel the event had not been taken lightly. Donaldson Filtration Systems, the title sponsor of the series, and other stakeholders had been informed of the decision taken by SANORA.

“While we are disappointed, we fully respect and understand the position of landowners. SANORA has always been mindful and sensitive towards the requirements of landowners, and we have the utmost respect for our duty to protect private property and the local community.

The final event of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship will now be the Atlas Copco Gold 450 on the West Rand on November 28 & 29.



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