Those interviewed said that they found the installations in great shape and were very appreciative of the friendly local atmosphere. Amongst the athletes were Joanne Cuddihy, a 400 metre runner, and Irish Champion. Michelle Carey, also from Ireland was practising for the 400 x 400 relay. Both gained entry into the London Olympics by qualifying in the recent European Athletics Championship in Helsinki.
From Perth in Australia, Lynday Peakin was shaping up also for the 400 x 400 relay. From Britain, Faye Harding y Elaine O’Neill, although not classified for London, were practising for other championships to take place later in the season.
José Alberto Tomé, the Nerja council member for sport, was most enthusiastic that top athletes should choose Nerja for training and went on to say that all of those present were vey pleased with the standard of the grounds.
The Nerja Athletic Association is one of the most successful athletic clubs in Spain with continuous and ongoing success at national and International level.