Workforce Kenya officers have moved to revive athletes’ morale at St Mark’s Kigari Lecturers Coaching School in Embu, the place they’re tenting, following the postponement of the sixth Africa Cross Nation Championship that had been scheduled to be held in Lome, Togo on March 7.
Head coach Francis Kamau and staff supervisor Kithinji Maragara spent a number of hours speaking to the athletes who have been demoralised after the occasion was postpone due to Covid-19 well being dangers.
“When you had anticipated to journey after which the journey is postponed, you might be positively affected. However we’re speaking to them in order that they do not suppose that the occasion has been cancelled, it has simply been postponed and can finally occur. When one joins Workforce Kenya, you may have handed by quite a lot of exams and are among the many finest,” mentioned Kamau.
The coach mentioned they’re assured that Kenya will lengthen her dominance in athletics by rising the very best in Africa.
The junior runners have been probably the most affected by the information, the staff official mentioned. Nevertheless, after a prolonged discuss they took the flip of occasions of their stride. Thereafter, the staff took half in gentle workout routines from 4pm to some minutes after 5pm.
World Half Marathon report holder Kibiwott Kandie mentioned the postponement had damaged the hearts of athletes on the camp, however they’ve agreed to maintain coaching till one other date for the competitors is introduced.
“When the report got here on Thursday night time, we thought it was a hoax. We have been heartbroken however afterward, we consoled ourselves as a result of we consider God has many plans. We had ready properly for the reason that climate is nice and the camp is okay. We’re prepared for no matter eventualities even when the competitors can be shifted to a different nation,” he mentioned.
Males’s staff captain Rogers Kwemoi mentioned they’ve overcome the preliminary heartbreak and are raring to go.
“We’ll proceed exercising until we’re informed that the occasion has been cancelled. Everyone seems to be in good situation and we is not going to surrender,” mentioned Kwemoi who trains at International Sport Communication camp in Kaptagat.
Kwemoi, Kandie and Sheila Chelagat have been allowed to attend the AK Observe and Subject Assembly at Nyayo Nationwide Stadium this weekend.