The Harry Jerome Indoor Games celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday with a record number of entries at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
Six hundred athletes of all ages took part in the day-long event that was co-hosted by the Achilles International Track and Field Society and Richmond’s own Kajaks Track and Field Club. The Games are overseen by meet directors Kim Young and Vincent Doyle, along with legendary BC Sports Hall of Famers Diane and Dr. Doug Clement.
It was their vision to launch the Games, a year after the Oval was converted from a long speed skating track to a multi-purpose world class facility that includes a 200-metre five lane track and a 110 metre sprint track.
“(Richmond Mayor) Malcolm Brodie was instrumental in getting this track in here. He was supportive of the opportunity with the conversion of the facility. We worked hard with him and council to get it approved. It has worked out so amazingly well,” said Doug. …