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Top Runners Gear For Nadi Event

Top Runners Gear For Nadi Event
Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana with the Jet Runners Club members last year. Photo: JRC
January 06
13:39 2017


Top runners will be competing in tomorrow’s five kilometres race hosted by the Jet Runners Club in Nadi.

This includes national long distance champion Avikash Lal, Shivneel Singh, Ashneel Nand, Ravneel Kumar, former national rep Bimlesh Kumar who was a silver and bronze medallist in the Oceania events.

JRC president Abishek Kumar said they expect 50 runners to compete with some women taking part.

“We starting the season early to test the fitness level for our athletes so we can help them prepare for upcoming events such as Oceania Games and Mini Pacific Games inVanuatu,” he said.

“This year we organise competition to help kids be involved because running is backbone of every sport.

“The registration will start at 6.30am and race starts at 7.30am. The race will begin from Carreras Road and will go towards Malawai Housing and turn back to finish at Carreras,”he said.

The club has also hosted 7 runs last year (2016) to major at Native Village in Rakiraki and at Ra High School.

Kumar said runners did wonders when Fiji won one gold, two silver and a bronze in the Melanesian Games in Suva last year.

He added so far they have won gold, seven silver and two bronze medals for Fiji during regional meetings.

“We are the only club in Fiji that organises road races, cross country track, fun run, mountain and beach running in Fiji.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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