More than 1200 runners make IInd Edition of Jammu Half Marathon a grand success

Marathoners participating in IInd Edition of Jammu Half Marathon at Jammu on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Marathoners participating in IInd Edition of Jammu Half Marathon at Jammu on Sunday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 11: More than 1200 runners from Jammu and all over the country made IInd Edition of Jammu Half Marathon a grand success.
The Marathoners including men, women and children, seasoned and amateur assembled at the University at 5:00 am, which was half an hour before the gathering time.
They were grouped as per race their category around 5:30 am, followed by an entertaining Zumba session.
The marathon was flagged off at sharp 6.30 am by Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Planning, Manoj Dhar Vice Chancellor Jammu University along with the core group of Jammu Athletes Club.
The runners were tapped with the tracking chips on the bib and the result of the timings was sent to their respective registered mobiles after finishing the race in the registered category.
The Half-Marathon started from University of Jammu, and back via Balidan Stambh, Batra Hospital and Sidhra Flyover.
IG Jammu Mukesh Singh, DC Jammu Sushma Chauhan, SSP Jammu Tajinder Singh, SSP Shailendra Mishra, MD JK SIDCO Ravinder Kumar and SP Jammu South Vinay Sharma took part in the marathon.
Felicitation ceremony was held after the completion of Marathon and was attended by top dignitaries including Navin K Choudhary, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce and Tourism Department, Mukesh Singh, IG Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, DC Jammu, Tajinder Singh, SSP Jammu, Shailendra Mishra, IPS, Ravinder Kumar, MD JK SIDCO, Vinay Sharma SP Jammu South, CA RK Gupta, Ankur Mahajan from AM Hyundai, Rakesh Gupta from Jammu Pharmaceutical Distributors Association and Daud Iqbal Baba Director Directorate of Sports and Physical Education University of Jammu. The winners of marathon, pacers and ambassadors were encouraged and facilitated by the present dignitaries.
The said event was very well organized and much appreciated by one and all.
The hard work and dedication of Jammu Athletes Club towards the goal of engaging the people in sports and spreading the message of “Say No To Drugs And Yes To Sports and Clean India” showed great results.
The core group of Jammu Athletes Club which included Gaurav Gupta, Vikram Gupta, Vasu Gupta, Prince Khajuria, Akshun Gupta, Rajinder Gupta, Jai Sharma, Prabhat Singh, Rajesh Padha, Nushi Jamwal, Ajmer Singh, Sham Suri, Surinder Choudhary Kanav Padha and Jagdish Sharma and core support team including Utkarsh Suri and Kritika Raghav Khajuria were elated to see the excitement and encouragement among the runners and vowed to continue with such events in the future.
The core group appreciated the role of administration particularly J&K Police in smoothly managing the mega event.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Ist Edition of the Jammu Half Marathon (JHM) was a great success with the participation of the runners from across the country and abroad. JHM (Ist Edition), which was held on November 12 last year, was ranked All India Number 10 by MRR Ranking.