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Official SITC T-shirts (Protected Logo - permission required to reproduce) NOW AVAILABLE @£5.00 each (plus £5 for UK postage and packing) sizes available are Medium, Large and Extra Large (some shrinkage after hot wash possible)

Orders by email to > info@sikhsinthecity.org

Please make cheques payable to ‘SIKHS IN ENGLAND’ and post to:

SITC, c/o 47 Wellesley Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 4JX

SITC T-Shirts (shown above) will be worn all over the world by club members during their trips abroad and in SITC organised races in the UK until stocks last

New batch of 300 expected to be ordered by end of May 2014 - due to increase in costs, new supporters will be asked for £150 each to have their contributions acknowledged on the back as shown

(Current Supporter Policy -Supporters (shown above) will each receive three T-shirts for free, one of each size)

An additional T-Shirt design shown below was approved at the AGM meeting on the 13th Jan 2012, members of the public had also voted for their favourite design

 

 

                                                                                            

Up Coming Events >

 

Planned races for 2014 >

16 February - Hong Kong Marathon
23 February – Hampton Court Half Marathon
9 March – Roding Valley Half Marathon
23 March – Brentwood Half Marathon
23 March – Richmond Half Marathon
30 March - SITC Spring 10k, Half & Marathon
6 April - 10K – Tessa Sanderson
6 April – Manchester Marathon
13 April – London Marathon
20 April – Boston Marathon
11 May - Halstead Marathon
25 May –Edinburgh Marathon
31 May – Luxembourg Marathon
8 June – Southend Half Marathon
22 June – Hitchin Half Marathon
29 June -SITC Midsummer 10k, Half & Marathon
24 August - SITC Autumn 10k, Half & Marathon
7 September – Great North Run
28 September - Ealing Half Marathon
5 October – Bournemouth Marathon
19 October –Toronto Waterfront Marathon
2 November - SITC 10k, Half & Marathon Remembrance Run
7 December – SITC Team Marathon
21 December - Dawn to Dusk Ultra Marathon (plus 10k, Half & Marathon)


The following dates of planned SITC races for 2014 will be held at the ususal venue of Fauja Singhs Training ground Roding Lane South (see Contact page for map)


30  March - SITC Spring 10k, Half & Marathon

29 June - SITC Midsummer 10k, Half & Marathon

24 August - SITC Autumn 10k, Half & Marathon

2 November - SITC Remembrance Run 10k, Half & Marathon

7 December - SITC Team Marathon

21 December - SITC Dawn to Dusk Ultra Marathon (plus 10k, Half & Marathon)

 

the following charges will apply for 10k (£10 for adults, £5 children), Half & Full £15, all races are free for paid members of SITC.


31 May LUXEMBOURG InterFaith Marathon

The Interfaith Marathon in Luxembourg will be held on 31 May (Full Marathon, Half and Interfaith Relay) the cost of this trip will be £125 (includes transport, eurotunnel charges, food and accomodation for the weekend) excludes race entry (to be done by yourselves) here is the link >

 

http://www.ing-night-marathon.lu/en/Registration.html

 

please respond via email by 31 January 2014 if you intend to go and pay in full by 14 Febuary 2014. We need to confirm numbers to book a minibus so if there are no responders by end of Jan, no minbus will be booked, after which you will have to make your own arrangements.





Just gone…….




London Marathon 2014  - SITC Team results



Satwinder Singh                   4 h 27 m 42 s        (new PB)

Gurjit (Gary) Singh              4 h 30 m 08 s        (new PB)

Sukhjinder Singh                 4 h 57 m 06 s        (new PB)

Harmander Singh                5 h 32 m 27 s        (as guide runner for Louise Simpson)

Bharat Tailor                       6 h 20 m 31 s        (first London marathon)

Narinder Singh Kalha         6 h 43 m 14 s        (first London marathon - aged 74)




Saturday 21st December 2013 - Sikhs In The City Dawn to Dusk Ultra, Marathon and 22km Race


Congratulations to Nathan Montague (RANK 1) for completing 96.672 km,  an amazing result !

Congratulations and special thank you to Gary Donald (wheelchair athlete) and Louise Simpson (blind athlete)

Thank you to all athletes who took part on a rainy and windy day - well done to you all


Thanks to the following who supported the Dawn To Dusk event on 21 December 2013, namely:


Baljit Singh (Cromwell Food & Wine)

Bansal Building (London) Limited

Capital Plumbing & Heating Merchants

Dhol Academy

Dr A.P Singh (Vancouver)

Dr Kewal Singh (Consultant)

Frontrunner Lincoln

Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha (Karamsar) UK

Jackoatbar - Energy bars

Kulvinder Singh Jabble (Drinks Cash & Carry)

Majors Builders Merchants Ltd

Narinder Singh Sawhney

Narinder Singh Kalha

Pritpal Singh Daheley

P+S Chemist

Punjab Rstaurant (Convent Garden)

Shinde A1 Ltd (SHINDEA1@HOTMAIL.COM)

Sikh Women's Alliance

Sikhs In England

Sporting Equals

Tesco Community Programme

UK Sikh Healthcare Chaplaincy Group


And not forgetting the volunteers that included, Jaquie Grieve, Shamin Ali, Gorbax Kaur, Gurpreet Kar, Dalip, Anupe Singh, Arjan and Balraj Singh Lotay with Nirmal Singh as the Race Director. Our two distinguished guests the Mayor of Redbridge and Fauja Singh


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Results (electronic chip timing from identisports) >

Rank

VIB Num

Athlete

Age

Gender

Laps

Time

Distance (km)

Best Lap

Lap No.

1

54

Nathan Montague

33

Male

48

07:56:05,6

96.672

00:09:22,3

27

2

14

Colin Jones

48

Male

39

07:57:32,9

78.546

00:09:40,7

3

3


43


Paul Lewis

48

Male

34

06:41:06,6

68.476

00:10:35,1

2

4

20

Shona Bendix

47

Female

30

07:38:02,8

60.420

00:11:51,6

1

5

23

Sacha Ackland

39

Female

28

07:45:28,1

56.392

00:12:55,1

3

6

6

Brett Horton

40

Male

28

07:56:41,5

56.392

00:12:16,1

2

7

56

Sukhjinder Singh

54

Male

26

07:14:12,6

52.364

00:11:36,7

1

8

36

Gary Donald

58

Male

26

07:15:39,5

52.364

00:09:16,3

2

9

53

Richie Harrison

44

Male

25

05:27:13,2

50.350

00:11:37,4

1

10

57

Monique Doig

38

Female

25

05:29:14,7

50.350

00:10:36,7

1

11

52

David Smith

39

Male

25

05:56:08,6

50.350

00:11:01,3

2

12

13

Ghanaya Singh Talewar

43

Male

25

06:07:13,5

50.350

00:11:16,7

1

13

1

Harmander Singh

54

Male

25

07:33:04,3

50.350

00:14:03,8

1

14

24

Louise Simpson

29

Female

25

07:33:04,5

50.350

00:14:04,1

1

15

21

Asad Muzammal

45

Male

25

08:02:40,9

50.350

00:14:31,3

3

16

30

Derek Ivena

51

Male

21

03:23:44,2

42.294

00:09:12,3

3

17

61

Jason Haskey-Jones

43

Male

21

03:28:57,9

42.294

00:09:11,3

2

18

10

Jeremy Isaac

40

Male

21

03:46:52,6

42.294

00:10:12,0

12

19

47

Keith Luxon

46

Male

21

03:54:35,6

42.294

00:10:41,0

1

20

27

Ellan Iaquaniello

41

Female

21

04:15:46,0

42.294

00:10:37,7

2

21

38

Russell Dobbs

38

Male

21

04:19:37,3

42.294

00:10:17,6

2

22

19

Sandeep Kaur Matharu

29

Female

21

04:28:21,1

42.294

00:10:00,3

5

23

33

Manjit Singh

39

Male

21

04:31:57,3

42.294

00:09:45,2

2

24

3

Elaine Battson

47

Female

21

04:55:49,3

42.294

00:13:03,2

3

25

55

Emine Ismail de Sanchez

48

Female

21

04:57:17,6

42.294

00:12:38,0

5

26

28

Satwinder Singh Ruprai

52

Male

21

05:08:30,2

42.294

00:11:05,4

1

27

26

Narinder Singh Kalha

74

Male

21

07:05:32,2

42.294

00:16:37,4

1

28

35

Lakvinder Singh

56

Male

21

07:52:49,5

42.294

00:13:43,3

1

29

34

Phillip Minns

43

Male

17

02:55:49,8

34.238

00:09:45,6

4

30

40

Danial Herron

31

Male

17

03:50:33,1

34.238

00:11:24,3

6

31

51

Tracey Staples

33

Female

13

03:11:30,5

26.182

00:11:37,2

1

32

4

Darrin Percy

48

Male

13

03:27:31,4

26.182

00:13:06,1

3

33

58

Major Iqbal Singh

51

Male

12

04:00:14,8

24.168

00:16:15,4

1

34

45

Dervish Bartlett

43

Male

11

01:40:56,9

22.154

00:08:10,9

11

35

60

Richard Wright

35

Male

11

01:41:05,6

22.154

00:08:48,8

3

36

59

Jason Primm

44

Male

11

02:00:04,6

22.154

00:09:59,3

4

37

22

Anupe Singh Dhanday

30

Male

11

02:01:36,7

22.154

00:10:44,4

6

38

49

Nicole Young

31

Female

11

02:05:46,4

22.154

00:10:44,0

2

39

8

Natalie Felix

34

Female

11

02:09:08,1

22.154

00:11:21,6

9

40

29

Antony Leckerman

50

Male

11

02:09:28,3

22.154

00:10:26,5

1

41

17

Rahana Islam

38

Female

11

02:09:47,8

22.154

00:11:02,5

2

42

46

Derek James

70

Male

11

02:11:45,1

22.154

00:11:25,6

1

43

7

Timi Selon Veerasamy

62

Female

11

02:24:49,7

22.154

00:12:19,3

4

44

9

Sharon Robinson

44

Female

11

02:24:49,7

22.154

00:12:19,2

4

45

25

Kanwaljit Singh

50

Male

11

02:37:14,7

22.154

00:12:20,6

2

46

42

Rajpal Singh Padam

36

Male

11

02:43:04,3

22.154

00:12:23,9

4

47

37

Gurpreet (Gee) Sagoo

34

Male

11

02:43:05,1

22.154

00:13:24,3

2

48

15

Raj Shinhmar

41

Female

11

03:08:55,3

22.154

00:13:24,5

2

49

32

Jaswinder Kaur Flora

46

Female

11

03:44:03,4

22.154

00:16:04,8

1

50

31

Parminder Kaur Degun

50

Female

11

03:59:41,3

22.154

00:17:48,3

1

51

16

Michelle Murphy

49

Female

7

02:10:22,9

14.098

00:13:56,7

1

52

74

Amritpal Singh

Junior

Male

5

00:52:34,7

10.07

00:09:48,7

3

53

83

Manraj Singh

 

Male

5

00:54:40,5

10.07

00:10:00,7

2

54

77

Daljit Singh

Junior

Male

5

00:56:36,9

10.07

00:10:47,9

3

55

76

John Power

Junior

Male

5

00:57:50,4

10.07

00:10:52,5

2

56

85

Grajan Singh

 

Male

5

01:02:56,2

10.07

00:10:00,3

2

57

93

Sukhvir Singh

 

Male

5

01:06:30,6

10.07

00:12:22,8

3

58

79

Vennissa Amin

46

Female

5

01:11:24,0

10.07

00:12:57,7

4

59

81

Julia Ridley

50

Female

5

01:14:49,2

10.07

00:14:07,0

3

60

78

Arjan Singh Lotay

 

Male

5

01:20:25,6

10.07

00:15:09,9

4

61

96

Aurna Pai

 

Female

5

01:22:08,6

10.07

00:14:16,9

3

62

80

Baldev Singh

 

Male

5

01:34:27,8

10.07

00:14:22,8

2

63

89

Gursharan Kaur

 

Female

5

01:44:15,4

10.07

00:18:27,1

5

64

70

Amrik Singh Bajwa

 

Male

5

01:46:00,8

10.07

00:16:51,0

3

65

71

Dhaya Kaur Talewar

Junior

Female

5

01:48:26,8

10.07

00:18:51,7

2

66

90

Jaspreet Kaur

 

Female

5

01:48:26,8

10.07

00:19:17,5

1

67

94

Daljit Kaur

 

Female

5

02:00:53,4

10.07

00:22:10,6

2

68

82

? UNKOWN ATHLETE

 

Female

5

02:08:45,0

10.07

00:24:02,1

3

69

72

Simran Kaur Talewar

 

Female

5

02:10:56,2

10.07

00:22:58,4

2

70

88

Prabjeet Kaur

 

Female

5

02:10:57,3

10.07

00:22:57,6

2

71

73

Kulvinder Kaur

 

Female

5

02:10:58,2

10.07

00:24:01,3

4

72

87

Aklesh Pai

 

 

5

02:11:14,2

10.07

00:24:01,4

4

73

91

Paviter Singh

Junior

Male

4

00:53:16,2

8.056

00:12:56,2

2

 

Best lap: 45  Dervish Bartlett - 00:08:10,9



24 November 2013 – SITC Team Marathon

 
Teams of three to completed 21 laps of our (2014m) measured course between them after starting together – top three placings determined by fastest combined time for 21 laps were:

1.    Manjit Singh, Kanwaljit Singh, Amritpal Singh - 1 hour 19 minutes and 43 seconds

2.    Baldev Singh, Jaswinder Kaur, Narinder Singh, Parminder Kaur - 1 hour 48 minutes and 25 seconds (mainly walkers).

3.    Satwinder Singh, Michelle Murphy, Sukhjinder Singh (pulled out after two laps) - 1 hour 57 minutes and 21 seconds.

 


3 November 2013 – SITC Remembrance Run
 
10km                                        h:m:s
Amritpal Singh                       0:50:35           Junior
Rajpal Singh Padam            1:01:33           Recovering from injury
Harmander Singh                 1:03:11           Pacing Raj Kaur Shinhmar  - extreme left in picture
Raj Kaur Shinhmar               1:03:11           Female - extreme right in picture
Baljit Singh                             1:04:25           Junior
Baldev Singh                          1:29:17           63 year old
 
Half marathon plus (22km)
Sandeep Kaur                       1:53:38            Female  - carrying bottle in right hand - next to Raj Shinhmar
Ghanaya Singh Talewar      2:09:54           
Gurpreet Singh Sagoo         2:12:38
Udesh Kumar                        2:20:53           First Timer
Kanwaljit Singh Gill              2:34:00
Michelle Murphy                    2:55:06          
Naringh Singh Kalha           3:10:55           First half marathon - aged 74 (in SITC Tshirt, number 46)
 


20 October 2013 - Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

SITC had 7 runners in Toronto

Amritpal Singh ran 23 minutes and 51 seconds for 5km.

Baldev Singh a 63 year old was injured but still managed to do the half in under 2 hours 2 minutes.

Kanwaljit Singh followed Harmander every step until 19km and then did the half in 2 hour 7 minutes.

Anupe Singh Dhanday did his first marathon in 5 hours 5 minutes

Nirmal Singh finished in 5 hours 36 minutes

Le Luong (Chair of SITC Canada) 5 hours 49 minutes

Harmander did it in 4 hours 29 minutes and 52 seconds - his fastest since before his injury in 2006.

 

6 October 2013 – Bournemouth Marathon

Sandeep Kaur Matharu      4:24:28

Ghanaya Talewar                4:32:49

Rajpal Padam                      4:40:04

Harmander Singh                4:47:50

Satwinder Singh Rupra       5:11:20

Jaspreet Kaur Lall                5:52:57

Manpreet Kaur Sahemey    6:05:00

 

Half Marathon

Sandy Jobanputra                2:35:00

Shilpa Sunderji                     2:35:00

Raj Shinhmar                        2:35:00

 

29 September 2013 -Ealing Half Marathon

Pavan Singh                         1:41:54

Sandeep Kaur                      1:45:26 

Harmit Singh Randhawa    1:50:37 

Ghanaya Talewar                 1:51:30

Baldev Singh                        1:54:58 

Satwinder Singh Rupra      1:56:52 

Rajpal Padam                      2:00:03 

Gurmail Singh                      2:00:24 

Harmander Singh                2:05:33

Jaspreet Kaur Lall               2:25:38

Raj Shinhmar                       2:31:14

Manpreet Sahemey             3:05:46

 

15 September 2013 - Great North Run

Makhan Singh                      2:01:39

Harmander Singh                2:05:19

Charanjit Singh                    2:11:36

Harbhag Singh                     3:32:56

Nachhatar Kaur Singh        3:32:57

 

8 September 2013 – Run to the Beat Half Marathon

Ghanaya Talewar               2:01:26

Rajpal Padam                    2:06:16

Harmander Singh              2:07:59

Jaspret Kaur Lall                2:23:39

Dharmesh Tailor                2:24:02

Vijay Tailor                           2:39:42

Manpreet Kaur Sahemey 2:47:44

 

20 July 2013 - Stephen Paull’s Track Marathon

Baldev Singh                          4:27:36

Harmander Singh                 5:34:05

 

23 June 2013 – SITC Midsummer Races

Marathon

Monique Doig                       3 hours 54 mins 57 secs

Baldev Singh Boparai         4 hours 08 mins 30 secs


Half Marathon (22km)

Manjit Singh                        1 hour 41 mins 11 secs

Satvinder Singh                  1 hour 51 mins 03 secs

Harmander Singh              2 hours 19 mins 30 secs  - Pulled out of full marathon

                               

10 km

Gee Sagoo                              0 hour 56 mins 08 secs

Jaspreet Kaur Lall                 1 hour 08 mins 03 secs

Manjit Kaur Boparai              1 hour 08 mins 09 secs

Manpreet Kaur Sahemey     1 hour 10 mins 27 secs

Bharat Tailor                           1 hour 14 mins 04 secs

Vijay Tailor                               1 hour 14 mins 00 secs

Daya Tailor                              1 hour 31 mins 09 secs

 

8 June 2013 – Luxembourg Marathon

Marathon

Ghanaya Talewar                 4:38:47

Timi Veerasamy                   4:59:24

Jaspreet Kaur Lall               5:13:49

Harmander Singh                5:13:50

 

Half Marathon

Manjit Singh                          2:04:01

Michelle Murphy                   2:15:16

Sandy Jobanputra               2:29:41

Harminder Singh                 2:42:47

 

26 May 2013 – Edinburgh Marathon

 

Hari Singh                             4:12:41

Ghanaya Talewar                 4:41:17

Harmander Singh                5:48:29

Lakvinder Singh                   5:50:29

Makhan Singh                       6:02:56

Nirmal Singh Lotay              6:21:19

 

5 May 2013 – Sikhs In The City races

Marathon

Runner                                          Finishing time (h:m:s)

Ghanaya Singh Talewar                    4:48:25

Harmander Singh                               5:22:36

Nirmal Singh Lotay                             1:22:19 (see below)

 

22km

Runner                                          Finishing time (h:m:s)

David Bell                                             1:41:48

Monique Doig                                      1:49:55

Satwinder Singh                                 2:02:35

Baldev Singh                                       2:03:39

Michelle Murphy                                  2:27:41

 

10km

Runner                                           Finishing time (h:m:s)

Dharmesh Tailor                                  0:58:25

Lakvinder Singh                                   1:05:30

Sandy Jobanputra                               1:09:07

Sukhjinder Singh                                 1:15:45

Manjit Singh                                          1:18:46

Nirmal Singh                                         1:22:19

Major Iqbal Singh                                 1:25:43

Many thanks to Kamal Kaur Palray, Balraj Singh Lotay and Rabbi Larry for their excellent contribution in volunteering \ns managing the races.

Thanks also to Major Iqbal Singh for his generous donation of refreshments and Ghanaya Singh for collecting, setting up and transporting all technical equipment for the races and officially starting the marathon on time (at 7:00am)

 

21 April – Virgin London Marathon

Gee Sagoo, Jaspreet Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, Raj Padam and Harmander Singh completed the London Marathon

Our prayers go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, Sikhs In The City runners will be wearing black arm bands in the London Marathon to show our support for Boston.

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/rbnews/10358640.Sikh_Marathon_runners_to_wear_black_armbands_for_Boston_victims/

 

14 April – Tessa Sanderson 10km/Half Marathon

Several members of Team SITC completed the Half and 10k distances, results will be posted on the Results tab

24 March Brentwood Half Marathon

Satwinder Singh and Harmander Singh completed the race, their results will be posted on the Results tab

3 March – Roding Valley Half Marathon

Manjit Singh ran 1 hour 33 mins.

Satwinder Singh ran 2 hours 1 min.

Harry Singh ran 2 hour 2 mins.

Ghanaya Singh ran 2 hours 7 mins.

Harmander Singh ran 2 hours 7 mins.

Gary Singh ran 2 hours 11 mins.

Lakvinder Singh ran 2 hours 15 mins.

Jaspreet Kaur ran 2 hours 25 mins.

Manpreet Kaur ran 2 hours 26 mins.

Gurmit Kaur ran 3 hours 9 mins.

 

3 March – Silverstone Half Marathon

Gurpreet (Gee) Sagoo ran 1 hour 53 mins.

Dharmesh Tailor ran 1 hour 58 mins.

Raj Padam ran 2 hours 4 mins.

Vijay Tailor ran 2 hours 11 mins.

Bharat Tailor ran 2 hours 40 mins.

 

24 February – Hong Kong Marathon

Fauja Singh ran his last competitive race – 10km in 1 hour 32 minutes (clock time) before retiring.

Nachhatar Kaur-Singh (Mami Ji), Raj Shinhmar and Michelle Murphy ran the half marathon in 3 hours 32 mins, 2 hours 28 mins and 2 hours 11 minutes respectively.

Nirmal Singh, Lakvinder Singh and Harmander Singh completed the full marathon in 6 hours 1 min, 5 hours 22 mins and 4 hours 53 mins respectively.

 

3 February – Watford Marathon

Three members of SITC completed the race – results shown on appropriate tab.

 

4-6 January – SITC Akhand Marathon

Members of SITC ran in a relay format for 48 hours and completed a total of 511 miles.

 

WANTED -Female runners and Corporate Sponsorship

SITC has represented the UK in races across the globe, including Luxembourg, Lisbon, Lahore, Edinburgh, Paris, Amsterdam, Mauritius, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Toronto Waterfront and Frankfurt.

 

SITC already has male and female runners from Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh faiths but is keen to have more runners from other faiths -particularly female runners who are able to travel abroad with the team.

 

SITC has an inter-faith women's relay team which is in need of more Muslim members - the standard required is under 70 minutes for 10km or under two and half hours for a half marathon - minimum age is 18.

 

Corporate Sponsorship

SITC is seeking corporate sponsorship -we are looking for about £9,000/year in total. This could be made up of £2,000 each for the Annual Sikh Relay Marathon Race and the Akhand Marathon, £1,000 each for the three quarterly 10km/half and full marathons. Exclusive sponsorship of up to 500 club T-shirts are also offered at £2,000 to individual sponsors

 

Planned 2013 races : (SITC races start at 8:30am unless stated otherwise)

 

4-6 January – SITC Akhand Marathon

3 February – Watford Marathon

24 February – Hong Kong Marathon

3 March – Roding Valley Half Marathon

24 March -  Brentwood Half Marathon

14 April – Tessa Sanderson 10km/Half Marathon

21 April – Virgin London Marathon

5 May – SITC Spring 10km/Half & Full Marathon

26 May – Edinburgh Marathon

8 June – Luxembourg Marathon

23 June – Midsummer 10km, Half & Full Marathon

20 July - Stephen Paull Track Marathon

25 August – SITC 10km, Half & Full Marathon

8 September - Run to the Beat Half Marathon

15 September – Great North Run

29 September – Ealing Half Marathon

6 October - Bournemouth Full/Half Marathon

6 October – Glasgow Half Marathon

20 October – ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

3 November – Remembrance  Run 10km/Half & Full Marathon

24 November – SITC Team Marathon

21 December – Dawn to Dusk Ultrathon