Cayman’s sports boss expects track and field athletes in the Eastern Districts to benefit from a new public-use track at Bodden Town Primary School.
Sports Minister Hon. Osbourne Bodden spoke with Cayman 27 on 27 April about the importance of the new track, which he says also will serve as safer way for people to exercise.
Mr. Bodden says it’s important for competitive athletes to train on a hard surface versus grass and the new track should give them an advantage when larger meets come around.
“It will take away, to me, some of the shock and awe of going to Truman Bodden (Sports Complex) from running on grass,” he said. “That’s basically what they’ve had to do in the past. Now they can practice on something that’s harder. It doesn’t have a proper track matting on top of it yet — we’ll work towards that — but for now they’ll be able to visualise themselves on proper lanes. You’re not twisting ankles and dropping into holes or tripping over tree roots anymore.”
It should serve its purpose on a competitive level as Bodden Town plays host to several meets during the domestic athletics season.