Sport
X-Country organisers have very ‘fine plans’
Publish Date: Jan 30, 2014
X-Country organisers have very ‘fine plans’
UAF secretary Beatrice Ayikoru
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By James Bakama 

National cross-country 

WITH the scorching January temperatures in mind, organisers of the national cross-country are doing everything to ensure Saturday’s event ends early. 

The first leg will be flagged off at 8am in the lakeside town of Jinja. 

“We expect the final race to have ended by 12.30pm,” said UAF secretary Beatrice Ayikoru. 

Temperature has a significant impact on the performance of athletes. High temperature can cause various heat illnesses such as heat cramps and heat stroke, while very low temperatures may lead to hypothermia 

“We want registration completed by Friday so that the following day is strictly for competition,” explained Uganda Athletics Federation president Domenic Otuchet yesterday. 

As the entries pour in, UAF has also dispatched a team to Jinja to ensure completion of the course in time. 

“Our technical team has already got to the Jinja golf course to make sure everything is in place,” stressed Otuchet. 

The course, with two kilometre laps, borders the source of the Nile. Competition will be in the junior and senior events both in the men and women categories. 

There is also a 2km event for juniors under 15 years. Senior men run 12km while their juniors run 8km. Senior women compete in 8km while the female juniors go for 6km. 

The only thing that may affect the numbers in Jinja, could be the National Half Marathon Championship the following week in Mbale. 

It’s from here that Uganda’s team for the World Cross-country in Copenhagen in March will be chosen. 

By yesterday, big clubs like Elgon, Alpha, Police and Arua had finalised registration.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Byekwaso for Mr. Natural Universe
Uganda’s best Ivan Byekwaso is confident and ready to prove to the world that there is talent in Uganda as he prepares for his first appearance at Mr. Natural Universe Bodybuilding Competition starting September 5 in Texas, US....
Adipo named Vice Chairman Referees Commitee
Former FIFA referee Catherine Adipo isthe new vice chairman of the FUFA Referees standing committee (FRSC). Adipo replaces George Kabwemukya...
Stars to watch out for at Pearl of Africa Rally
These are the drivers who stand out from the crowd in this weekend’s V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally. They not only have some of the best machines, but their skills at the wheel also stand out....
Uganda’s candle burns out
Any hopes of Uganda’s getting more than one medal at the IAAF World Championships were blown away on Thursday after the remaining man standing Ronald Musagala failed to advance to the semifinal of the men’s 1500m....
SC Villa joining the Cancer Run
As the D-Day for the fourth edition of the Rotary Cancer Run edges closer, one of Uganda’s most successful clubs, SC Villa, have registered to take part in the Centenary Bank and Pepsi-sponsored-Run whose purpose is to raise funds to put up a blood bank facility at Mengo....
Egypt withdraw from All-Africa Games
Egypt have withdrawn from the 2015 All-Africa Games tournament in Congo Brazzaville during September, the African Football Confederation (CAF) confirmed Thursday....
Do you support KCCA'S move to ban campaign posters from the city?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter