Aug 16, 2012 Sports
The Annual Inter-Service Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Athletics Sports, which was continually postponed over the past weeks, is set to be run off in two weeks at the Guyana Defence Force ground, Thomas Land.
The event which sees intense rivalry around the athletes from the Force will commence sometime this month end or early in September. This information was revealed by the Coach of the Guyana Defence Force athletic club, Robert Chisholm yesterday afternoon.
The Coach, who trains some of the top athletes in the region, disclosed to this publication that the first preparation on the ground for the upcoming track and field meet was done yesterday; this process would be the slashing of the field by lawn-mower.
He continued by saying that the inclement weather, which prevailed over the past weeks along with the crisis that flared-up in Guyana’s Mining Town, which is currently happening, contributed to the postponement of the sports, “Most of the athletes are in Linden,” the coach stated during the interview.
Chisholm added that after the grass on the entire ground has been slashed by the machine, the ground will undergo the second process, “After the first process is concluded which is the grass cutting, the other process will be to roll the ground to get that level surface.”
At the conclusion of the second phase, the final one will commence which is the marking of the ground.
The Coach went on by saying that the weather did not only affect ground preparation for the event but it also hindered the athletes training sessions.
The athletes who are getting ready for the Games, which will be as a trial also for the Joint Services Athletics Sports, were only able to do strength work in the gym during their training sessions.
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