National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) saw over 1,800 participants take part in its second annual run in the emirate of Fujairah, hosted under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. The event builds on the success of the inaugural event last year and saw a 73% increase in participation this year with runners competing in the 3km, 5km, 10km and 11km races.
The second edition of the run welcomed old and new faces including some of the UAE’s best runners. One of the highlights of this year’s race was the new 11km mountain trail route, which took place against Fujairah’s stunning mountain backdrop. The run also included a category for People of Determinations under four different groups.
Over 100 participants took part in this category completing with great zeal and determination. This is all down to the bank’s efforts in opening this event to everyone.
Top first prize winner results:
|11KM Trail Male||Mohammed Mira||00:36:52|
|11KM Trail Female||Emily Waugh||00:47:04|
|10KM Male||Anouar El Ghouz||00:29:45|
|10 KM Female||Alia Mohammed Saeed Mohammed||00:33:17|
|5KM Male||Ismail El Kharchi||00:15:45|
|5KM Female||Sumbella Khan||00:22:03|
|3KM Male||Dzmitry Slushko||00:14:16|
|3KM Female||Abdullah Latif||00:15:01|
Commenting on the race, Vince Cook, CEO of NBF said: “We are delighted with the continued success of the NBF Fujairah Run. It was great that we were able to accommodate runners of all capabilities and I am very proud that the race continues to grow in popularity year on year. By adding the 11km trail run this year, we’ve been able to attract the most adventurous runners, as this race is a first not just for Fujairah but for the whole of the UAE, as the first competitive run route to take place directly through a mountain range. However most rewarding of all was being able to see first-hand the inclusive spirit throughout, the tremendous achievements of those taking part and the chance to enjoy the exceptional sights of Fujairah in such great company. Congratulations to all the winners and participants that took part and completed the course.”
He also added, “I would particularly like to thank all our sponsors for their support in making this event happen, and joining us in contributing towards a healthier community. We look forward to many more Fujairah Runs in the coming years.”