On Wednesday last, the President of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG); Aubrey Hutson, shared with Kaieteur Sport, his proposal to have at least three track and field meets by August month-end, once the green-light is given by the local authorities that still have the country in a partial lockdown amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Hutson had explained that he believed the news of this will be well received by the athletes because they and club officials alike have been continuously enquiring about a new schedule of competition and many athletes have been self-training.
In an invited comment with this publication, head coach of the Running Braves athletics club (RBAC); Julian Edmonds, shared with Kaieteur Sport that Hutson’s plan to have three track meets by August month-end is very practical and once athletes have been self-training, it will take about four to six weeks to of specific work to be competition ready.
Edmonds posited that, “All around the world athletes have reverted to training in parks but we can’t because our national park has been closed.”
When quizzed on whether athletes stand a higher chance of being injured, he noted that that would be unlikely but slower times should be expected from the track athletes. More so, with gyms closed throughout, athletes like sprinters who depend on weights to get explosive power would be affected the more than the middle and long-distance athletes.
The touted track meets are the National Senior Championship (August 8-9), National Youth & Junior Championship (TBA) and a Road Race on either July 19 or 26, all subject to approval by local authorities. (Calvin Chapman)
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