Daniel disappointed by the lack of response
June 8, 2007
Daniel disappointed by the lack of response


Despite the relatively poor response to the second annual Schools’ Walking Challenge, chief organiser Earl Daniel, will persevere and stage the third edition in 2008, but it may take the form of a relay.{{more}}

Daniel made this disclosure at the presentation ceremony of the 2007 version last week Thursday at Julian’s Food Bar located at the Cruise Ship Terminal.

An obviously disappointed but not despondent Daniel blamed the lack of response to the May 3 event on the tardiness and disinterest shown by some Physical Education teachers.

“It baffles me why there was a drastic drop this year, when P.E teachers were notified at a meeting and registration forms were handed out, only to be told that some principals were never informed of this happening”, Daniel said.

He said that last year just over 200 students from 20 schools participated as opposed to the 50 which came from five schools.

But determined to continue, Daniel said, “Most school sports involve activities and there is none for walking and I am using this form to reduce obesity and tackle other health related problems such as Diabetes”.

The walk took the students from the Victoria Park up Back Street through Cane Garden into Murray’s Village, Kingstown Park, Block 2000, and ended at the Kingstown Multi-Purpose Center (KMPC) located at Wilson Hill.

At its completion, Ezley Martin of the Kingstown Multi-Purpose Center finished ahead of the pack in the male segment, with Abiola Ash of the Girls’ High School docking in first for the females.

The KMPC was declared the overall male champion, with the Girls’ High School, the overall female winner.

The other participating schools were the Intermediate High, West St. George Secondary and the St. Vincent Grammar School.

Frank B Armstrong was the main sponsor of last month’s event providing the trophies to the winners, with Courts St. Vincent Limited, Sailor’s Cycle Centre and Mountain Top Spring Water chipping in with tokens to the students.