Cayman’s Olympic sprint hurdler Ronald Forbes has started his season in fine style at a meet in Jamaica.
“I ran a new season’s best and ended up making the B standard for the World Championships in Korea in August,” Forbes said. “Time was just off my personal best time. I ran a 13:60 seconds and my personal best time is 13:59 back in 2008.
“I went up against a race of world class hurdlers, including the Commonwealth Games champion, Andy Turner and the 2000 Olympic silver medallist, Terrence Trammell.
“So far for this season I’ve made some changes to my career. I have a new coach for track and field, Joey Scott and a new weights trainer, Monica Swasey. “I’m feeling stronger and faster than ever did before, so I’m excited about what the rest of the season has in store. I had to get myself back focused and do the best I can with the positive resources I have around me.
“Two years ago I was plagued by injury and really didn’t have a season at all. Last year though I was a semi-finalist in the World Indoor Championships and had a pretty decent indoor season.
“As soon as the outdoor season started I sustained an injury in practice and just never could get myself back together again to run competitively. The Commonwealth Games was the best of 2010 but I was not satisfied with my performances.
“Thank you to the general public for their constant words of encouragement, to my sponsors, my family and Cydonie Mothersill for always keeping me going on a positive route.”
“Cydonie also ran great on Saturday. Spoke to her before and after the race. She seems very excited also about the what the rest of the season has coming. Congratulations to the CARIFTA team who recently competed and their hard work and efforts.”