Runners on the starting line beside an empty velodrome. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)
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The 2019 schools’ track and field season started on Friday with concerns expressed over seating arrangements for fans at the National Stadium.
Spectators attending the Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary School’s inter-house championships were disappointed when they were forced to sit on the opposite side of the finish line.
Concerned parents and family members told THE NATION they had become accustomed to and preferred the vantage point on the Randolph Field Velodrome in front of the stands on the western side of the facility because they were better able to see their children and cheer them on as they crossed the finish line.
“We are only getting to see them as they pass by but we are all the way out here and they are finishing all on the other side. We aren’t happy at all about this,” relayed one parent who requested anonymity. (RG)
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