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Club to introduce mountain, beach running

Arin Kumar
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

THE Jet Runners Club of Nadi is planning to introduce mountain and beach running in the country this year.

The club has held quite a number of long distance races and successfully revived cross country running since its inception in 2012.

Club president Abinesh Kumar said they have seen the quality of athletes that were competing in their events and believes they needed a new challenge.

"The runners here are now used to running long distances on the road or tracks," the former national long distance runner said.

"They also tried cross country running and they enjoyed it because it was a challenge for them and not just a simple race.

"Well now I have seen how the popularity of mountain running and beach running is increase overseas, I would like to try it here."

He said there where international competitions involving mountain and beach running and believed Fiji could produce champion runners in the two disciplines. "We have good quality young runners would could become regional and maybe even international champions.

"We will never know if we don't try so we might as well give it a shot and learn from the experience."

Meanwhile, the club will also increase the number of competitions they host.

"We used to have one race in two months last year but this year, we are planning to host one or maybe even two races in a month.

"This is to push the athletes to improve in every race. We are trying to breed champions and not quitters so the athletes that can handle running regularly will become champions."








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