SHAMFA CUDJOE, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, intends to compete in the fourth annual Sea to Sea Marathon, which will take place this weekend in the sister isle Tobago.
This will be the third time that Cudjoe, who is also the Member of Parliament for Tobago West, will be participating in the event.In an interview last Friday, Cudjoe said, “I plan to participate in the Sea to Sea Marathon and I started training, but I do have a slight herniated disc so road running gives me a little problem.”
However, Cudjoe said, “I’m going to run that race though. I may not make (a) good time but it’s always my business to complete the race, rather than to win or look at placement this year because of my back problem. I’m going to enter. I don’t know if I’m going to do a pretty good time but I’ll be out there this year.”
Cudjoe made her debut at the UWI Half Marathon last October. In a subsequent interview, she said, “My focus is to promote good health, promote women in health and women fitness. That’s really my purpose for running.” The Sea to Sea Marathon will begin on Saturday with a 5k race, from the Esplanade in Scarborough, starting at 6 am, while a 10k race will begin at 6.30 am on the Claude Noel Highway in Bacolet.
On Sunday, from 5 am, the Half Marathon will get going at Goodwood and, simultaneously, the Marathon will begin at the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, overlooking Bloody Bay. Both the Half Marathon and the Marathon will end at the Marathon Village on Lambeau beach.