Athletics Hours Journey To Upper West - Live Updates

Athletics Hour’s Journey To Upper West – Live Updates


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Athletics Hour has embarked on a journey in search of the root of, Why most of our long distances runners are from the Northern sector of Ghana?

In search of these, we will cover the length and breadth of the Upper West Region, Wa as the capital, a district called Nandom were most of the long distance athletes are discovered and groomed.

We will also cover the Maaron Initiative project which will soon be launched in Nandom and the way forward.

On Tuesday, 16th August 2022, I journeyed 16 hours 58 minutes 45 seconds from Greater Accra Region, Accra, to Upper West Region, Wa.

The journey from Accra started exactly 18:10pm at Circle O.A Old Bus Station. There were three mid way stops – Enyinam “Midway point” – Kumasi “O.A. Bus Terminal” – Wa “O.A. Bus Terminal. We reached Wa around 7:14am the next morning.

We then continue the journey to Nandom and alighted exactly 11:14am local time on Wednesday, 17th August 2022.

Athletics Hour’s Journey To Upper West – Live Updates


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Day 1. Wednesday, 17th August

Check on our official social media handles for the day 1 full episodes and updates.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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