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Fun Run A Success

The heavy downpour failed to turn away participants in the Fiji National University- organised Fun Run yesterday. More than 70 runners from the university’s School of Education in Lautoka and
09 Nov 2014 16:08
Fun Run A Success

The heavy downpour failed to turn away participants in the Fiji National University- organised Fun Run yesterday.

More than 70 runners from the university’s School of Education in Lautoka and the Runners Club turned up for the event.

The acting head of school- Education, Hem Chand said the aim of the inaugural event was to revive fun run in Lautoka.

“We are trying to revive fun run in Lautoka after the last event hosted back in 1994,” he said.
The former national athlete, Chand says the reviving of this event will help identify long distance runners for national duties.

“There will be more Fun Run events in 2015,” Chand confirmed.
Chand thanked the vice chancellor Doctor Ganesh Chand for the green light and the Jet Runners Club of Nadi for technical support.

“FNU is the first university to have organised a Fun Run on such as big scale and has set the bench mark for other tertiary institutes to follow,” said Jet Runners Club president Abhinesh Kumar.

“This event has opened the doors to many long distance runners who are yet to be identified.”
Kumar says apart from the runners of the club, students of FNU Lautoka campus have the potential to represent Fiji.

Meanwhile, national rep, Ravnil Rinesh Kumar finished the 5.4 kilometre race track at a time of 17.59 minutes followed by Shiraz at a time of 19.09 minutes and Abhinesh Kumar with 25.50 minutes.

In the senior catgory, FNU lecturer Dr Nihal Dayawansa finished first while Naresh Chand and Narend Prasad finished in the second and third place respectively.

Other winners- Tertiary male: 1. Khem Kumar, 2.- Vilive Leba, 3. Vilimoni. Female- 1. Farheen Ahmed, 2.Kelsi Nawaqa, 3. Grace Ruth.
Secondary male: 1.Shivneel Sharam, 2.Shivaan, 3.Navneel.

Primary male: 1. Afraz, 2. Zaynal, 3. Ponijese. Female: 1. Adi Bale, 2. Vilimaina.

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