To raise the awareness of sports and healthy lifestyle, Community Life in conjunction with WEP 2018 hosted a 5k and 8k Fun Run for the community members. The run and the warm-up led by the Saudi Olympic runner - Abdullah Aljoud gathered more than 250 active runners and supporters.
Runners for both 5k and 8k categories across three age groups (0-12 years, 13-16 years, 17 years and older) got together at the Harbor Sports Field to enjoy a fun sports activity and fresh Saudi winter breeze.
We all know that running is a perfect cardio workout for all age groups. It is also one of the most popular sports activities among KAUST community members, who were able to demonstrate great results at this year's Fun Run!
Paul O'Callaghan had the best result in 5k category (18:32) and was awarded first place in his age group.
|5K CATEGORY||PLACE||WINNERS (MALE)||WINNERS (FEMALE)|
|1st||Youssef Abed||Mila Kriek|
|||2nd||Manaf Shareef||Chitrakshi Singh|
|||3rd||Adel Sougrat||029 – Chimwemwe de Ryckel|
|1st||Mohamed Abed||0128 – Chelsea Lai|
|||2nd||Benjamin Powell||0126 – Zaira Aquino|
|||3rd||Muhmoud Younis||0129 – Manel Eddaoudi|
|1st||Paul O'Callaghan||0305 – Kimberly Cribbs|
|||2nd||John Gittings||0345 – Sabine Vahrenkamp|
|||3rd||Slim Abed||0520 – Neila Steele|
In 8k category Michael Wooster posted the fastest time (32:57) and was granted first place along with Eva Pump (37:45), who took first prize in the same age group for the ladies. Our special thanks go to Aliya Al Uariachi (46:23), who was the only participant for this long 8k distance run in "13-16 years" age group and was awarded a well-deserved 1st place.
|8k CATEGORY||PLACE||WINNERS (MALE)||WINNERS (FEMALE)|
|1st|| ||Aliya Al Uariachi|
|||2nd|| || |
|||3rd|| || |
|1st||0405 – Michael Wooster||0515 – Eva Pump|
|||2nd||0403 – Mitch Maclarn||0512 – Francesca De Domenico|
|||3rd||0285 – Ahmad Delwah||0511 – Deanna Lacoste|
It was great to see so many community members supporting this event. Let's keep training... and you could enter KAUST's first sprint triathlon on March 10... more details coming soon.