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Potential in beach running

Arin Kumar
Monday, February 10, 2014

THE president of the Jet Runners Club of Nadi says there is a lot of potential in beach running in the country.

They organised Fiji's first ever beach race at the Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi last Saturday where about 50 runners participated.

He said the response was overwhelming and a sign that the interest was there.

"We need to capitalise on this interest and organise more races like this," Kumar said.

"We had some very positive feedback from the participants and we would like to have more beaches races."

He said since beach running was quite big internationally, they could bring an international event to the country.

"The more races we have, the more participants we are likely to draw and who knows, maybe we can even host some runners from overseas.

"We could even have an international event here and since they have world championship in beach running, we could either host that one day or host a qualifier to the world championships."

Results: Open male (4KM): Ravnil Kumar 10.57m, Shiraz Ali clocked (15.54m), Sanil Kumar (18.57s); Secondary female (2KM): Alani Vua (10.09m) Tupou Dilagi; Secondary male: Vinit Kumar (7.38m), Waisea Naiti (8.21m), Shivneel Sharma (8.32m), Sharpit Singh (8.33m); Primary (female) (1KM): Ekta Verma (6.11m), Riya Kumar (7.20m), and Shreya Kumar (8.10m); Primary (male): Mohammed Alfraz (5.07m) and Shivnesh Kumar (5.80m); Veteran female: Padmini Lal (12.09m); Over 45 male (2KM): Parshottam Lal (8.53m) and Rakesh Kumar (12.09m); Over 35 (4KM) Viliame (15.34m), Bimlesh Kumar (16.16m) and Vanish Kumar (18.20m).








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