Updated: February 25, 2016


South Africa’s domestic track and field season will include four Nite Series meetings around the country, Athletics SA has confirmed.
The new series would be added to the elite events already listed in the 2016 calendar, the federation revealed on Wednesday, which included the SA Senior Championships in Stellenbosch in April and the SA Open Championships in Bloemfontein in May.
The new series would open with the first leg in Pretoria on March 8. This would be followed by meetings in Cape Town on March 22 and Port Elizabeth on April 19.
The fourth and final leg, which would host only relay events, was scheduled to be held on May 24 but a venue had not been confirmed.
The federation hoped to hold the relay meeting in Durban, and though there were issues with the re-laid Kings Park track, ASA president Aleck Skhosana said they were still eager for the coastal venue to host the competition.
“The Durban track is terrible at the moment but the municipality and bureaucrats are working around the clock to fix it,” he said.
The track needed to be ready to host the African Championships at the end of June.
“We cannot hold the African Championships elsewhere at that time of year. In Bloemfontein or Pretoria it will be too cold,” Skhosana said.
“They are well aware of that, and we’re in discussions with them about the progress of the track.”