Summer track league comes to an end
The summer youth track league came to an end in the background last week just as the Chief Minister officially opened the Lathbury Sports Complex which had already been in use since last Autumn.
The opening for use of the facilities in late 2022 has heralded a new era for youth track events with the GAAA having organised a Winter, Spring and Summer track league. Gibraltar’s youth athletes now looking ahead to the coming weeks when school sports days return in earnest with the interschool relays among the many events which will once again grace our tracks.
The use of Lathbury Sports Complex for school sports days by some of the schools allowing once again for a full athletics programme to be organised.
The GAAA’s latest summer track league has already provided a backdrop from which athletes will be prepared for competition.
The GAAA also looking ahead at its scheduled programme which will see its Open Championships taking place as from June 26.
The GAAA Open Championship will be open for ages 16+ with Monday opening with the Long Jump, Shot Putt and 10000m
On Thursday 19th the Championship continues with a 100m invitational under 16 race followed by the 200m, 800m, 5000m high jumps and 100m events.
A 400m sprint names the Charlie Flower Annual Challenge race will also take place. The event named in honour of the late Charlie Flower, former coach of the Calpeans.
The same evening spectators will also be able to enjoy a 3000m steeplechase, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay with the evening coming to an end with a medal ceremony.
The open championship takes palce just days ahead of the Island Games athletics team heading to Guernesy. With the competition likely to see those selected to represent Gibraltar using it as one of their preparation races to challenge themselves in a competitive environment before arriving in Guernsey.
It will also be a chance for Gibraltar’s athletics enthusiasts to see our top local athletes in action in the recently inaugurated athletics facilities. The new home of athletics in Gibraltar.