Marathon legend joins runners’ relay in Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 September 2015

Fauja Singh with other runners at the Sikh peace relay event.

Fauja Singh with other runners at the Sikh peace relay event.


Runners got pumped up for a relay run as they were joined by a marathon legend.

Fauja Singh, 104, joined participants at the ninth Sikhs in the City (SITC) relay marathon, held on a 2k “triangle” around Beal High School, Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge.

Fauja, who ran six laps himself, presented winners with medals and prizes, including Adidas baseball caps, donated by organisers SITC, and plastic water bottles, donated by Healthwatch Redbridge.

Seven Kings gurdwara Singh Sabha London East kept runners and supporters well supplied with pakoras and SITC running club members donated fruits, water and energy drinks, to keep the runners hydrated.

Organiser Harmander Singh said: “It was really good. There was a really good mix of people. It was multicultural – there was young and old – and it was appreciated for being a friendly event although everyone was very competitive!

“We want to thank everyone for their generosity and the volunteer marshals and timekeepers in particular.”

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