[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana’s domination in Rugby regionally over the past years was as a result of being a fit unit; this was echoed on Wednesday afternoon in the national park when the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) held it first Beep Test for the national men squad for the NACRA sevens in Mexico.
Fitness instructor, Barrington Brown described the test as fair since most of the fifteen player tested on Wednesday failed to pass the 11 mark.
Leading the test was Patrick King (14.4) while Rickford Cummings and Joseph Rahaman did 13.2 below what was expected.
The three top finishers were awarded with medals compliments of Titan table tennis club. According to Brown, another test will be held in two weeks’ time and he will be looking for a 14 mark from the players.
He said a similar exercise is expected to be done on the overseas players when they join the camp in two weeks’ time.
The beep exercise was witnessed by officials of the GRFU and Patron, Kit Nascimento who reminded the players of the seriousness of the championship ahead and charged the players to up their game in preparation for the tournament.
The national team will depart for Mexico on November 27 on a quest to secure their seventh NACRA 7’s championship. The two-day tournament will be held on December 3-4 in Mexico .
Editor’s Note: The beep test is a multistage 20 meter shuttle run test for aerobic fitness. It is employed by many international sporting teams as an accurate test of cardiovascular fitness, one of the more important components of total fitness).