COMPETITORS in the Athletics Fiji organised weekly competition are still blaming grass tracks for their non-performance says Athletics Fiji coach Gabrielli Qoro.
Athletics Fiji began organising weekly competition from November last year to help athletes train and prepare for competition this year.
Qoro said athletes were coming to compete but if they don't perform well, they start blaming grass tracks.
"Athletes complain about not being able to train at the rubber tracks in the National Stadium," he said.
"They (athletes) say because of grass tracks, they are not able to deliver their best performance."
Qoro said athletes need to change their attitude and train even harder so that they are ready to compete on rubber tracks.
"I think athletes need to take training and competing on grass tracks as a challenge.
"If they change their attitude towards the positives, they will know that if they are fast on grass tracks, then they will be faster on rubber tracks."
He commended the coaches of the respective clubs in the competition for their efforts of training the athletes.
"The coaches of clubs like Olympus, Marist, Laucala, Veiuto and other clubs have done a great job preparing these athletes for competition.
"Another few weeks of training and competition and the high school athletes will be ready for their respective inter-house competitions," Qoro said.