[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Athletics Association of Guyana will on Sunday (January 26) open their season in the ancient county with their cross country race in New Amsterdam.
The event which will be coordinated by the New Amsterdam United Conquerors Athletics Club will serve as a rust duster for all distance athletes in the road racing circle.
The six (6) mile journey which will circle the perimeters of New Amsterdam will move off from the Esplanade Park at 15:00 hrs.
Speaking to the media Vice President of the club Buster Wright stated that the athletes will head into Garrison Road between the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) and the New Amsterdam Hospital , through to the back of Tucber Park into High Dam turn right on Vryheid Public Road, left up the Republic Road(back dam), through 60 Stanleytown into Strand (Water Street) back to the Esplanade Park for the finish.
There will be categories for seniors and juniors for both male and female athletes. The juniors will however not run the full course; they instead of turning up Republic Road will cut across Philadelphia Street (High Bridge) into Strand to end at Esplanade Park.
Cleveland Thomas is the defending champion.