Srinagar, Dec 27: The Jammu and Kashmir Sky Running Association (JKSRA), a constituent of Foreshore Athletes under aegis of Sky Running Association of India Sunday organised 3rd National Sky Running Championship at Harwan.
The run started at 11:AM in the morning and culminated at 1:15 PM afternoon.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Syed Haneef Balki flagged off the run in presence of SHO Harwan R.P Singh.
A total of 173 athletes from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi including Athletes from valleys prominent clubs, States, Associations, Foreshore Athletes, Jammu and Kashmir Mountaineering and Adventure Club, Hussaini Spots Club Jammu and Kashmir Adventure Sports Club, JK Mountain Biking Association participated in Sub junior, junior, senior and in veteran age categories wherein participants covered 10-20 km distance from Harwan to Astanmarg and back to Harwan.
Gulbudin Hikmatyar got the first, Mohammad Ashaf and Muzamil Hussain Mir achieved the second and third positions in Senior category respectively.
Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat finished first in above 35 years age group while as Faheem Ali got first place in above 50 years category and Mahesh Mehra of Rajasthan got first in Para Catagory. Qursheed Ahmad got first place in above 40 years Category.
In Veteran's women category Mehvish got first place while as Anjum Verma And Sarita achieved the second and third place respectively.
In boys under- 14 category Adnan Bashir got first place while in girls under -14 category Nabeela Khan got first place.
On the velidectory cermony Secretary Sky Running Association of India Kuldeep Patil was Chief Guest and who also awarded certificates and medals to the winners.
While speaking on the occasion Patel appreciated the efforts of organisers and vowed for the full support for Sky Running as Adventure Sport and ensured on conducting similar events at Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Yousmarg soon.
He said valley’s athletes are second to none and every time they proved their metal at domestic as well as at international level.
"Hats off to participants for making it to the venue to attend the toughest considered running event in chilling cold," he said.
Syed Tahir (JKHMC), Tahir Ahmad Athletic Coach ,Yawar Zaib,( TAAK) Haji Ashiq (YN) Abarar, Mudasir Ahmad and Ghulam Nabi (Foreshore Athletes) like prominent figures of valley were also present on the occasion.
Earlier Secretary JKSRA,Bashir Ahmad
extended gratitude to Chief Guests and sponsors for their support.
On the occasion Prisident JKSRA Dr. Anwar Hussain Nagoo enlightened the guests with the previous achievements and future plans of the association.
The event was sponsored by Pham, Expo Lehangas, Yemberzal Nursery, Shaking Hands Tour & travels, While Golbal, Sameer sofy Corner, Fortune Holidays, Explosure