Narib series a springboard for bigger events

The organiser of the Narib Annual Track and Field Golden Spikes Series, Ernst Narib, said tomorrow’s event is a springboard for upcoming competitions.

16 October 2020 | Sports

Limba Mupetami


The second instalment of the Narib Annual Track and Field Golden Spikes Series will return tomorrow at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

The series is expected to attract athletes from clubs in Rehoboth, Mariental, Otjiwarongo, Gobabis, Walvis Bay and Swakopmund who will use the event to measure their fitness levels and what they can work on.

Athletes to look out for are the likes of Beatrice Masilingi and Sandro Diergaardt as well as para-athletes Ananias Shikongo, Johannes Nambala, Petrus Kaluli and new kid on the block, Kinda Chris.

The first of three legs will take place tomorrow, with the venues for the following meets - set for 28 November and 12 December - still to be confirmed.

Gearing up

Organiser Ernst Narib said despite the fact that athletes have been training, they haven’t really gotten any action this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The series will be a great opportunity for the athletes to gear up for upcoming competitions, he said.

“Competitions such as the Athletics Namibia Grand Prix and the World Youth Games are coming up, so it will be a great platform to test fitness levels.”

He added that the series has International Amateur Athletic Federation recognition.

Great backing

Narib, who is also an athlete, said he has received a lot of assistance from Athletics Namibia’s president, Erwin Naimhwaka, was well as Solly Duiker from the National Schools Sports Association.

“Naimhwaka is highly vested in the series since day one and has also assisted with the electronic timing machines. So has Duiker and the chief sports administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission, Freddy Mwiya.”

The event will take place under strict Covid-19 regulations, with only 50 spectators allowed to enter the premises. The entry fee is N$10 for spectators and N$30 for athletes who still want to register before 09:00 tomorrow.

Refreshments will be available.

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