CS&TC, Verman Bedessee Foundation to host Race Walking Competition

… action set for June 27

Verman Bedessee Foundation President Verman Bedessee

Race walkers will resume the intense battle for honours when the Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club (CS&TC) in association with the Verman Bedessee Foundation USA, stage a 10k Race Walk in commemoration of the late outstanding Guyanese Journalist and Editor of the then Daily Argosy Newspaper, Clarence D Kirton MS on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
The event will commence at 07:00h around D’Urban Park; trophies, medals and lucrative prizes will be up for grabs. Interested participants are asked to be at the starting line at 06:00h to allow for a prompt start.
Race walking in Guyana has begun to attract international attention and the Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club, which is noted for the promotion of the sport in the country, has teamed up with the Verman Bedessee Foundation based in USA to further promote and develop the sport across the country. This is being done with the goal of Guyana winning an Olympic medal in race walking.
According to the Coordinator of the club, Jennifer Major, race walking is gaining popularity with all ages and in all 10 administrative regions as a competitive and leisure pursuit. The club is happy with the attention and involvement of the Verman Bedessee Foundation and noted this programme will help to push the sport to international standards.
Given the current situation where social distancing must be practised, Major believes that it is a great time to get involved in race walking, for it is great for people of all ages and fitness levels. Verman Bedessee Foundation President Verman Bedessee said he was committed to the development of race walking and other sports in Guyana and planned to assist in arranging international race-walking events in the country. He is also hopeful of promoting training sessions and providing financial assistance for its development.
Race walking is an event contested at all levels, from youth athletes on to the Olympic Games.