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St Kitts and Nevis train for the London 2012 Olympic Games at Watford Leisure Centre Woodside
2:00pm Saturday 7th July 2012 in Sport
Track athletes from St Kitts and Nevis have begun their preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games with training at Watford Leisure Centre Woodside.
Five competitors commenced their training on Monday and will be joined by three further three athletes on July 10.
The athletes will continue to use the athletics arena throughout July and August in readiness and acclimatisation for their games in London.
They will train work the guidance of Keith Heyliger, team leader and Chef de Mission of the side, and their Head Coach, Lonzo Wilkinson.
The Caribbean team were welcomed by Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and John Fuller, Hertfordshire Ambassador for the 2012 Games.
Heyliger said: "We are grateful for the support of Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners, the Council and Everyone Active throughout this process and hopefully we can achieve some good results at the Games by using the fantastic facilities at Watford for the final conditioning training."
The elite athletes’ programmes have been timetabled to minimise disruption to the general public’s access to the athletics track.
"With medallists from the World, and Commonwealth Games including multi-medallist Kim Collins this team has real prospects in London 2012 and it is our privilege to be hosting them here in Hertfordshire", added John Fuller from Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners.