LNS Hotwheelz – Race for the kids 2016

 

We from London Nagarathar Sangam (LNS) have been participating in Race for the kids 5k charity run for a few years now and this year’s edition happened today (15/05/2016) at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Below are the highlights

Before the start

Weather: Largely dry day with some sunny spells, feeling pleasant in the sunshine with light winds – perfect for a 5k run.

Team: LNS Hotwheelz team went in with its largest ever representation of twenty two registered participants which was augmented by on the day participants. When the team assembled for the start we were 30, doubling in size from 2015. Included thirteen children and seventeen adults – aged from 26 months to 50 plus years.

Performance:

Fastest runner – Kanishka Senthilnathan beat his personal best and team best to finish at 21 mins – fantastic performance – Kudos

Fastest adult runner – Vijay Narayanan beat his personal best and finished the run in 27 mins – another adorable performance

Fastest lady runner: Shivagami Muthiah having participated for the first time, finished the run in 33 mins.

Fastest first time runner – Ganesh Kumar, after not having run for 20 years finished the run in 33 mins – commendable performance

Three ladies who need to be mentioned for running/walking 5 kilometers with young children – Sindu Sendhil, Uma Valliappan and Lakshmi Thirunavukkarasu, – Hats off to you

Foreign runner: Nice to see Ramesh Ramanthan from the UAE (IBCN 2017 fame) finish the run and receive the medal. Sets a precedence for the coming years 🙂

I was able to maintain my last years timing of 33 mins. I can go on adding all the runners but for a lengthy blog, will stop it here.

Funds:

Raised – £ 439 so far

Highest individual fund raiser – Senthil Thiagarajan annan at £157

Highest family funds raised – Laks and Lakshmi at £ 144

Congratulations to all finishers (every participant) and thanks to sponsors and cheer leaders. This run serves multiple objectives – Motivates people to run (Sethu started going to Gym after last years run and finished today at 38 mins), a great day out for the entire family (with goodies and medals), raise funds for a great cause and networking opportunity, among others.

All in all a great day – Lets go next year with an even stronger team (as Sethu says double in size every year ie sixty 2017) – Already looking forward to next year.

Team Picture

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